UCL School of Management

Blaine Landis

Lecturer (assistant professor)
Office location
Level 38, 1 Canada Square
Rm NE5


Blaine Landis is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior.

His research takes a psychological approach to understanding social networks in organizations.

His published research identifies the personality characteristics linked with advantageous network positions in the workplace, as well as the network positions most closely related to job performance and career success. His review of personality and social network research in organizations discusses the major work in this area.

As a personality psychologist, he explores personality differences in how people change their spending patterns in response to low income.

In ongoing work, he focuses on how networks change over time, how people misperceive their relationships to others at work, and the consequences of misperceived relationships.

He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on organizational behavior. He has previously taught organizational behavior at the University of Cambridge.

Dr Landis holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the University of Cambridge. His work has appeared in Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Psychological ScienceAcademy of Management Annals, and Journal of Organizational Behavior



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Selected publications
Landis, B., Fisher, C., & Menges, J. (2022). How Employees React to Unsolicited and Solicited Advice in the Workplace: Implications for Using Advice, Learning, and Performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 107 (3), 408-424. doi:10.1037/apl0000876 [link]
Byron, K., & Landis, B. D. (2019). Relational Misperceptions in the Workplace: New Frontiers and Challenges. Organization Science. doi:10.1287/orsc.2019.1285 [link]
Landis, B., Kilduff, M., Menges, J., & Kilduff, G. J. (2018). The Paradox of Agency: Feeling Powerful Reduces Brokerage Opportunity Recognition yet Increases Willingness to Broker. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103 (8), 929-938. doi:10.1037/apl0000299 [link]
Tasselli, S., Kilduff, M., & Landis, B. (2018). Personality Change: Implications for Organizational Behavior. Academy of Management Annals. doi:10.5465/annals.2016.0008 [link]
Landis, B., & Gladstone, J. J. (2017). Personality, Income, and Compensatory Consumption: Low-Income Extraverts Spend More on Status. Psychological Science, 28, 1518-1520. doi:10.1177/0956797617714811 [link]
Landis, B. D. (2015). Personality and Social Networks in Organizations: A Review and Future Directions. Journal of Organizational Behavior.
Fang, R., Landis, B., Zhang, Z., Anderson, M. H., Shaw, J. D., & Kilduff, M. J. (2015). Integrating Personality and Social Networks: A Meta-Analysis of Personality, Network Position, and Work Outcomes in Organizations. Organization Science, 26 (4), 1243-1260. doi:10.1287/orsc.2015.0972 [link]