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Kevin Lowe

Kevin Lowe

Professor in Leadership

Rm 4048
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 8627 5158


Kevin B. Lowe is Professor in Leadership in the Business School at the University of Sydney. A recognized leader in the field of leadership, Kevin is on ten editorial boards including The Leadership Quarterly (Associate Editor), Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Leadership, Journal of World Business, and Group and Organization Management.

His research has garnered a number of awards including twice winning the Best Paper of the Year Award from The Leadership Quarterly, the Article of the Decade Award from the Journal of International Business Studies, and the Decennial Influential Article Award from The Leadership Quarterly. In 2017 he received an Emerald Citation of Excellence, recognizing articles of high impact over the most recent three years (2014-2016), for his review and extension of the field of followership.

An enthusiastic teacher Kevin received the Board of Governors Teaching Excellence Award recognizing teaching excellence across the seventeen campus University of North Carolina system and was nominated for a CASE U.S. Professor of the Year Award. He regularly speaks to faculty and doctoral student audiences on the topic of teaching excellence.

Professor Lowe serves on the Board of Directors of the International Leadership Association, the Southern Management Association and the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management. He serves on the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, is a Fellow of the Centre for Leadership Studies at Lancaster University (UK), and a Fellow of the Southern Management Association.


Journal Article

Buttner E, and Lowe K (2017). The relationship between perceived pay equity, productivity, and organizational commitment for US professionals of color Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 36 (1), 73-89 . [More Information]


Journal Article

Buttner E, and Lowe K (2015). Racial awareness: Effects on justice perceptions and trust in management in the USA Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, 34 (1), 2-20 . [More Information]


Journal Article

Uhl-Bien M, Riggio R, Lowe K, and Carsten M (2014). Followership theory: A review and research agenda The Leadership Quarterly, 25 (1), 83-104 . [More Information]


Journal Article

Schilpzand M, Martins L, Kirkman B, Lowe K, and Chen Z (2013). The relationship between organizational justice and organizational citizenship behaviour: The role of cultural value orientations Management and Organization Review, 9 (2), 345-374 . [More Information]


Journal Article

Buttner E, Lowe K, and Billings-Harris L (2012). An Empirical Test of Diversity Climate Dimensionality and Relative Effects on Employee of Color Outcomes Journal of Business Ethics, 110 (3), 247-258 . [More Information]

Williams E, Pillai R, Deptula B, and Lowe K (2012). The effects of crisis, cynicism about change, and value congruence on perceptions of authentic leadership and attributed charisma in the 2008 presidential election The Leadership Quarterly, 23 (3), 324-341 . [More Information]

Bullough A, Kroeck K, Newburry W, Kundu S, and Lowe K (2012). Women's political leadership participation around the world: An institutional analysis The Leadership Quarterly, 23 (3), 398-411 . [More Information]