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Lucas Monzani

Assistant Professor, Organizational Behaviour

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  • Leadership
  • Organizational Commitment
  • Organizational Identification
  • Work Motivation
  • Occupational Health
  • Individual Performance
  • Social Loafing
  • Workplace Bullying

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Research Publications

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Dr. Monzani is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at Ivey Business School (Western University). Previously, he was a lecturer in Leadership at the Graduate School of Management of Plymouth University (United Kingdom). Also, he is an associate researcher at both the Institute for Organizational Development and Quality of Work Life of the University of Valencia (Spain) and the and Center for Leadership and Behavior in Organizations at Goethe University (Frankfurt, Germany). Dr. Monzani completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership at the Ivey Business School of Western Ontario University (Canada). He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology of Human Resources by the University of Valencia and is an Erasmus Mundus Master in Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology.

His research interest lies within advanced concepts in organizational behavior, such as exemplary leadership, commitment to lead, and other topics bridging neuropsychology with Organizational behavior. Whenever possible, Lucas Monzani combines his research activities with his professional practice as an executive consultant. He has extensive experience in wide array of topics of corporate life, such as leadership potential assessment & development, executive coaching, advanced recruitment & selection techniques, virtual team-building. As a consultant, Dr. Monzani contributed to several leadership development projects within the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) of the United Nations.


  • BUS 3311 – Leading People and Organization
  • 9085-IEL – MSc Ivey Essentials: Leadership course
  • EL3-9459-2-SATS International Study Trip South America (ROL)

Programs Taught

  • HBA
  • MBA
  • MSc


  • Ph.D. in Psychology of Human Resources. University of Valencia (Magna Cum Laude)
  • Master Erasmus Mundus in Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology. Joint diploma from the Universidad de Valencia(Spain) and Alma Mater Studiorum di Bologna (Italy)
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Recent Refereed Articles

  • EspĂ­-Lopez, G.; Monzani, L.; Zurriaga, R., (Forthcoming), "The beneficial effects of therapeutic craniofacial massage on Quality of Life, mental heath, and menopausal symptoms: a randomized controlled clinical trial", Complementary Therapies in Medicine.
  • EspĂ­-Lopez, G. V.; Monzani, L.; Zurriaga, R.; Dugailly, P-M.; Vicente-Herrero, T.; Andersen, L. L., 2020, "Cross-cultural Adaptation of the Body Satisfaction and Global Self Perception Questionnaire for Subjects with Non-specific Musculoskeletal Disorders", Indian Journal of Science and Technology, February 13(7): 817 - 831.
  • Monzani, L.; Kozusznik, M. W.; Ripoll, P.; Van Dick, R.; PeirĂł, J. M., 2019, "Coping in the final frontier: An intervention to reduce spaceflight-induced stress", Psychologica, September 62(1): 55 - 77.
  • Monzani, L.; Knoll, M.; Giesnner, S.; van Dick, R.; PeirĂł, J. M., 2019, "Between a rock and a hard place: Direct and combined effects of authentic leadership, organizational identification, and team prototypicality on Managerial voice", Spanish Journal of Psychology, March 21(eX): 1 - 20.
  • van Dick, R.; Lemoine, J.; Steffens, N.; Kerschreiter, R.; Akfirat, S. A.; Avanzi, L.; Dumont, K.; Epitropaki, O.; Fransen, K.; Giessner, S., et al., 2018, "Identity leadership going global: Results from an international validation study of the Identity Leadership Inventory", Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, December 91(4): 697 - 728.
  • Monzani, L.; Zurriaga, R.; EspĂ­-LĂłpez, G. V., 2018, "Anxiety and the severity of Tension-Type Headache mediate the relation between headache presenteeism and workers’ productivity", PLoS One, July 13: 1 - 16.
  • Crossan, M. M.; Byrne, A.; Seijts, G. H.; Reno, M.; Monzani, L.; Gandz, J., 2017, "Toward a Framework of Leader Character in Organizations", Journal of Management Studies, November 54(7): 986 - 1018.
  • Escartin, J.; Monzani, L.; Leong, F.; Rodriguez-Carballeir, A., 2017, "A reduced form of the Workplace Bullying Scale - the EAPA-T-R: A useful instrument for daily diary and experience sampling studies", Work and Stress, January 31(1): 42 - 62.
  • Espi-Lopez, G. V.; Lopez Bueno, L.; Vincente Herrero, M. T.; Martinez Arnau, F. M.; Monzani, L., 2016, "Efficacy of manual therapy treatment for tension-type headache in anxiety and depressive disorders. A randomized controlled clinical trial", International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, December 22: 11 - 20.
  • Espi-Lopez, G. V.; Zurriaga, R.; Monzani, L., 2016, "The effect of manipulation plus massage therapy versus massage therapy alone in people with tension-type headache. A randomized controlled clinical trial", European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, October 52(5): 606 - 617.
  • Monzani, L.; Braun, S.; Van Dick, R., 2016, "The moderator role of organizational identification in the relation between authentic leadership and followers’ silence intentions", German Journal of Human Resource Management: Zeitschrift fuer Personalforschung, August 30: 3 - 4.
  • Monzani, L.; Zurriaga, R.; Espi-Lopez, G. V.; Andersen, L. L., 2016, "Manual Therapy for Tension-type Headache related to Quality of Work Life and Work Presenteeism: A secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial", Complementary Therapies in Medicine, April 25: 86 - 91.
  • Buunk, A. P.; Zurriaga, R.; Gonzales-Navarro, P.; Monzani, L., 2016, "Attractive Rivals May Undermine Career Advancement Expectations and Enhance Jealousy. An Experimental Study", European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, March 25(6): 790 - 803.
  • Monzani, L.; Ripoll, P.; Peiro, J. M., 2015, "Winning the hearts and minds of followers: The interactive effects of follower’s emotional competencies and goal setting types on trust in leadership", Revista Latinoamericana de PsicologĂ­a, February 47(1): 1 - 15.
  • Monzani, L.; Ripoll, P.; Peiro, J. M., 2014, "The moderator role of followers’ personality traits in the relation between leadership styles, two types of task performance and work result satisfaction", European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, September 24(3): 444 - 461.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Work in Progress

  • Monzani L., Seijts, G. H., Crossan M. The network structure of leader character, organizational commitment and subjective well-being. Submitted to Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Monzani L., Crossan M. (2016). Towards a model of Commitment to lead. Target journal: Leadership Quarterly.
  • Monzani L., Mateu G., Martínez, J., Hernandez Bark, A. S. (2017). Paying the cost to be the boss? Two laboratory studies exploring role incongruence theory in female entrepreneurship. Target journal: Leadership Quarterly.
  • Monzani, L, Ripoll, P., Lira, E., Peiró, J. M. How can early millennials managers use information technologies to motivate late millennials? A comparison of three goal-setting types and two leadership styles in an experimental setting. Submitted to: Academy of Management Journal
  • Monzani, L., McAlpine, C., Olivera, F.; “Alexa gets a job: Digital leadership as the nexus between social, technical, and digital systems” Submitted to: Frontiers in Psychology; Special Issue on the Topic: “The Challenge of Leading People in the Digital Transformation.”
  • Le Ber, M., Monzani, L., Crossan, M. M. (2020), Developing Leader character and gender: Do Gender and Context Matter? Target journal: Academy of Management Learning and Education
  • Sturm, R. E., Monzani, L., White, R. (2020), The development of character-infused judgment in strategic leaders Target journal: Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Honours & Awards

  • Grant: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Insight Grant - CAD $152,012 "Developing and Embedding Leader Character in Organizations for Sustained Excellence” Crossan, M. M (PI); Monzani L.; Nguyen, B., Seijts G. H.
  • Grant: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Explore Grant - CAD $6,988 "Career empowerment and leadership: Maintaining sustainable careers in light of the COVID-19 pandemic" Grabarski, M.; Monzani L.; Roberson, J., Konrad, A. (PI)
  • Grant: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Connections Grant - 611-2018-0287 – CAD $ 23,000 “Regenerative Enterprise in Fragile Ecosystems” Branzei, O (PI); Paredo, A. M.; Muñoz, P.; ; Monzani, L; Dorado-Banaloche, S.
  • Grant: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Research Grant - CAD $64,928. “Towards a framework of Commitment to lead: Exploring individual, team and organizational outcomes”. Monzani L., (PI); Crossan, M. M.
  • Grant: CPA-Ivey Centre for Accounting & the Public Interest. Multidisciplinary project – CAD $ 19,450. “Corporate Governance and Managerial Opportunism: The Moderating Effect of Leader Character”. Monzani L., Huo, K., Sooy M.
  • Award: Western University, New International Research Network Award (NOA – NIRN) - CAD $5000 "The physiological correlates of leader character, and its influence on power and economic behavior." Role: Principal Investigator
  • Grant: European Commission under Marie SkĹ‚odowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) scheme ( Horizon 2020 project - € RUC-APS - "Enhancing and implementing knowledge based ICT solutions within high risk and uncertain conditions for agriculture production systems (RUC-APS)", funded by European Commission under Marie Curie RISE scheme - Role: Co-investigator (Early Career)
  • Grant: Brescia University College - Western University (#09 – 2016) Research Grant - CAD $1136 “Leader character and gender: Does a women’s university make a difference?” Project Directors: Marlene Janzen Le Ber, Monzani, L.
  • Grant: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Partnership Development Grant -CAD $199,995 “Partnering to prevent workplace bullying using international and integrative perspectives” Project Director: Harlos, K. (Project Director) Co-investigators: * Axelrod, L., Burr, C., Hogh A. (CL), Josephson, W., Knoll M., Lee, R., Lewis, D., Monzani, L., O`Farrell, G., Peter, T., Taylor C. * Alphabetical order. (CL) = Collaborator
  • Grant: Spanish ministry of science and innovation (ECD/3628/2011) Joint research grant IDOCAL and CLBO, at Goethe University Frankfurt - € 3,900 “Authentic leadership, Prototypicality, and Organizational Identification” Project Directors: Monzani, L.; van Dick, R. Role: Project Coordinator, first author.
  • Grant: Generalitat Valenciana (GVPROMETEO2012-048) Funding for excellent research groups - € 2,100 “Negative emotions at the workplace” Project coordinators: Zurriaga R., Gonzales-Navarro P., Buunk, A. H Role & tasks: Experimental design, software development, and data collection.
  • Grant: Universidad de Valencia – (UV-BC-10-067) Beca pre-doctoral de colaboración en IDOCAL & UMIVALE, mutua de riesgo valenciana - € 1,800 “Work Absenteeism in Spain – 2009” Role & tasks: Analyses of secondary data, Report writing.
  • Grant: European Union scholarship Official EU master program - € 42,000 Erasmus Mundus Master on Work, Organizational and Personnel Psychology (EM-WOP): Universidad de Valencia, Alma Master Studiorum di Bologna, Universidad de Barcelona, Universidad de Coimbra and Paris V (Rene Descartes).
  • Award: Best Paper Award - I Premio de Investigación Caballé-Gomar (€ 1,000) Espí-López GV, Zurriaga-Llorens R, Monzani L, Falla D. (2016), The effect of manipulation plus massage therapy versus massage therapy alone in people with tension-type headache. A randomized controlled clinical trial. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 52, 606-17
  • Award: Best Paper Award – Fundación Konrad Monzani L., Ripoll P., Peiró J. M. (2015), Winning the hearts and minds of followers: The interactive effects of follower’s emotional competencies and goal setting types on trust in leadership. Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología, 47, 1-21.
  • Award: Best Space station design award (Role: Team leader and human factors expert) European Space Agency –Space Station Design Workshop (SSDW 2208) Finalist Proposal: Group dynamics in microgravity (role: Experimental design, proposal development). European Space Agency – Student contest


  • Freelance consultant in Leadership and Executive Management: Executive assessment and coaching at Sourisseaux Partners Corporate Psychologists (Germany)
  • Senior administrative development and training at the Department of Peacekeeping Operations / Field support of the United Nations