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Soo Min Toh

Soo Min Toh

Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour & HR Management, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga

Degrees:

PhD, Texas A&M University
BBS, Nanyang Technological University

Bio

Soo Min Toh is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the University of Toronto Mississauga, with a cross-appointment to the Organizational Behaviour and HR Management area at Rotman.  Soo Min’s research program focuses on understanding knowledge transfer between groups, expatriate management and the workplace experiences immigrant professionals. Her research has been published in premier academic and practitioner journals in the disciplines of management and psychology, such as the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Psychological Science. She is also on the editorial board of the Journal of World Business.

Other Info

Email: soomin.toh@utoronto.ca

Academic Positions

  • 2017-2020

    Director, Institute for Management & Innovation, University of Toronto

  • 2014

    Visiting Professor, University of Goettingen

  • 2013-2016

    Associate Chair, Department of Management, UTM,

  • 2011-present

    Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour, University of Toronto

  • 2003-2011

    Asst Professor of Organizational Behaviour, University of Toronto

Selected Publications - Papers

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • The perspective of host country nationals in socializing expatriates: The importance of foreign-local relations

    With DeNisi, A. S., & Leonardelli, G.

    In C. Wanberg (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Socialization. New York: Oxford University Press.

    2011

  • Building Expatriate-Host Country National Relationships: The Effects of Human Resources Practices, International Strategy, and Mode of Entry.

    DeNisi, A. S., Toh, S. M., & Connelly, B.

    In Morley, M. J., Heraty, N., & Collings, D. (Eds.), International HRM and International Assignments. Palgrave Macmillan Publishers

    2006

Recent Presentations

  • A Model of Subsidiary Manager Communication with HQ

    Sarabi, A., & Toh, S. M.

    European Academy of Management

    2016

  • Social Categorization Improves Intergroup Helping: A Behavioral Field Experiment

    Leonardelli, G. & Toh, S. M.

    Academy of Management

    2016

  • The White Leader Prototype in China?

    Hu, J., Leonardelli, G., & Toh, S. M.

    Academy of Management

    2016

  • Foreigners welcome? Discrimination and turnover of self-initiated expatriates in Asia

    Froese, F., Hildisch, K., & Toh, S. M.

    AIB, EURAM

    2015

    Pages: - Awarded Palgrave Macmillan-Association of Japanese Business Studies (AJBS) Best Paper Award (2015) - International Management Strategic Interest Group Best Paper Award, EURAM2015 - Best Paper Award at the Expatriate Management Track, EURAM2015

  • Host country national's voluntary knowledge sharing with expatriates and its motivating factors

    Yamao, S., Yoshikawa, T., Choi, D. J., Toh, S. M.

    AIB

    2014

  • Antecedents of host country nationals helping expatriates.

    Wang, C. H. & Toh, S. M.

    Poster accepted for presentation at the 26th Annual Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists (SIOP) Conference, Chicago, IL.

    2011

  • Perceiving expatriates as foreign and fair treatment encourages information sharing

    Toh, S. M. & Leonardelli, G.

    Academy of International Business (AIB), Nagoya, Japan

    2011

  • Examining the influence of supervisor social undermining on the career boundary crossings of immigrant newcomers

    Toh, S. M., Yanar, B., Gunz, H.

    Paper presented at the 26th European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium “Waves of Globalization: Repetition and Difference in Organizing over Time and Space,” Lisbon, Portugal.

    2010

  • Social categorization and fair treatment by authorities build intergroup cooperation and dual identities

    Leonardelli, G. J., & Toh, S. M.

    Presented as part of a symposium on multiple identities at the Society for Experimental Social Psychology conference, Minneapolis, MN.

    2010

  • Career-damaging relationships in the workplace: How new immigrants cope with social undermining

    Toh, S. M. & Gunz, H.

    Paper presented at the 25th European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium “Passion for Creativity and Innovation,” Barcelona, Spain.

    2009

  • New immigrants’ reactions to social undermining in the workplace: A cross-cultural perspective

    Toh, S. M. & Gunz, H.

    Poster presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL

    2009

  • Achieving Mutual Cooperation in Cross-National Work Relationships

    Toh, S. M. & Srinivas, E. S.

    Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists (SIOP), San Francisco, CA.

    2008

  • Starting Over: Overcoming Workplace Social Undermining of Immigrant Newcomers

    Toh, S. M. & Gunz, H.

    In M. B. Lazarova & J-L. Cerdin (chairs), The New Global Nomads: Examining Diverse Forms of International Mobility. Symposium to be conducted at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA

    2008

  • Choosing Your Partner Well: Helping Immigrants Enhance their Employability

    Toh, S. M. & Gunz, H.

    Paper presented at European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium “Beyond Waltz – Dances of Individuals and Organization,” Vienna, Austria

    2007

  • Avoiding the Parent Trap: Dynamic Identities and Sub-Coalitions in International Joint Venture Top Management Groups

    Toh, S. M. & Yu, T. Y.

    Paper presented at the Academy of International Business, Beijing

    2006

  • Emotion regulation and the adjustment of expatriates

    Côté, S., Srinivas, E. S., & Toh, S. M.

    In E. Richard & J. C. Wallace (chairs), New directions in emotional labor research. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX

    2006

Research and Teaching Interests

Research: Leadership, cross-cultural management, women leaders, intergroup helping, knowledge exchange, workplace abuse and the careers of new immigrants, and high performance human resource systems.

Teaching: International management, Cross-cultural OB, HRM, OB, and Organizational Theory & Design

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • European Group for Organizational Studies

  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists

  • Academy of Management

  • Association for Psychological Science

Academic / Professional Service

  • 2015-2017

    Chair - International Affairs, Society for I/O Psychology (SIOP)

  • 2013-2014

    Editorial Board Member, International Affairs Committee White Paper Series, Society for I/O Psychology (SIOP)

  • 2010-present

    Editorial Board Member, Journal of World Business

  • 2011-Present

    Principal Reviewer for the Journal of Applied Psychology,

  • 2011

    Ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Management,

  • 2010

    Ad hoc reviewer for Academy of Management Journal,

  • 2007-Present

    Ad hoc reviewer for International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management ,

  • 2007-Present

    Ad hoc reviewer for International Journal of Human Resource Management ,

  • 2007-Present

    Ad hoc reviewer for Applied Psychology: An International Review ,

  • 2007-Present

    Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Organizational Behavior ,

  • 2007

    Chair of Interactive Paper Sessions, Academy of Management

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