Dr Robert Zinko

Senior Lecturer

Newcastle Business School

Career Summary

Biography

Research Expertise
My research focuses on personal reputation and other, related social persuasion constructs.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Business Administration), Florida State University
  • Master of Business Administration, University of North Carolina - Greensbro - USA

Keywords

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Personal Reputation

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (20 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Zinko R, Rubin M, 'Personal reputation and the organization', Journal of Management and Organization, (2015)
DOI 10.1017/jmo.2014.76
2015 Zinko R, Rubin M, 'Personal reputation and the organization', JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATION, 21 217-236 (2015)
DOI 10.1017/jmo.2014.76
Co-authors Mark Rubin
2015 Zinko R, Rubin M, 'Personal reputation and the organization', Journal of Management and Organization, (2015)

Drawing from fields such as marketing psychology, strategy, social psychology, and organizational behavior, the present examination explores the individual and organizational base... [more]

Drawing from fields such as marketing psychology, strategy, social psychology, and organizational behavior, the present examination explores the individual and organizational bases for personal reputation; specifically, how different bases interact with one another to produce an individual¿s reputation within organizations. It is proposed that individuals use personal reputations to satisfy their need for positive self-esteem as well as to secure their sense of belonging in organizations. Furthermore, reputation allows individuals to obtain rewards such as autonomy, power, and career success and the opportunity to signal key information to audiences. Likewise, organizations utilize personal reputations to predict their members¿ behaviors, market those who are a part of the organization to others, build their own corporate reputations, and signal information to consumers and competitors. To further this understanding of personal reputation an examination is presented as to how organizations serve as an essential context within which individuals realize their personal reputations and regulate their behavior.

DOI 10.1017/jmo.2014.76
2013 Zinko R, 'A continued examination of the inverse relationship between political skill and strain reactions: Exploring reputation as a mediating factor', Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43 1750-1759 (2013) [C1]

The positive correlation between political skill and the reduction of the effects of stressors (i.e., strain reaction) in the workplace is well documented. This paper furthers the... [more]

The positive correlation between political skill and the reduction of the effects of stressors (i.e., strain reaction) in the workplace is well documented. This paper furthers the examination of this correlation by examining the impact of reputation as a mediator. It is posited that individuals possessing political skill are likely to build positive reputations, which, in turn, aid in the reduction of perceived stressors in the workplace. It is hypothesized that it is one's reputation rather than one's social ability (i.e., political skill) that affects an individual's response to stressors. One hundred and eighty-one professionals were surveyed. Both their political skill and also stress levels were examined, as well as the perceptions held by their coworkers of their reputations. Results demonstrated a mediating effect of reputation between political skill and strain reactions. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

DOI 10.1111/jasp.12114
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
2013 Furner CP, McDowell W, Zinko RA, 'Media Selection and the Imposter Phenomenon: A Multinational Investigation', Communications of the International Information Management Association (CIIMA), 13 17-34 (2013) [C1]
2012 Zinko RA, Gentry WA, Hall A, Grant GL, 'Reputational change among managers', Journal of Managerial Issues, 24 9-26 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2
2012 Zinko R, Ferris GR, Humphrey SE, Meyer CJ, Aime F, 'Personal reputation in organizations: Two-study constructive replication and extension of antecedents and consequences', Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 85 156-180 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.2044-8325.2010.02017.x
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 10
2012 Zinko RA, Furner CP, Herdman A, Wikhamn W, Grant G, Brees J, 'Gossip: A vehicle for the development of personal reputation in organizations', Journal of Organizational Moral Psychology, 2 1-16 (2012) [C1]
2010 Zinko RA, 'Making the in-group: the application of political skill to LMX by new employees in reputation development', The Journal of Global Business Management, 213-220 (2010) [C1]
2010 Chang L, Furner CP, Zinko RA, 'A study of negotiations within the ethnic Chinese community between Taiwan and Hong Kong.', Management Research and Practice, 2 329-343 (2010) [C1]
2009 Hall AT, Zinko R, Perryman A, Ferris G, 'Organizational citizenship behavior and reputation: Mediators in the relationships between accountability and job performance and satisfaction', Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 15 381-392 (2009) [C1]

Holding people answerable for their actions captures the essence of accountability, which is one of the most fundamental constructs in the organizational sciences and, unfortunate... [more]

Holding people answerable for their actions captures the essence of accountability, which is one of the most fundamental constructs in the organizational sciences and, unfortunately, one about which little is known. This study formulated and tested a model that sought to explicate the intermediate linkages between accountability and job performance and satisfaction. Specifically, the hypothesized model suggests that accountability affects organizational citizenship behavior, which in turn influences job performance and satisfaction through personal reputation. Three alternative models were also examined, but the hypothesized model demonstrated the best fit to the data. Strengths and limitations of the study, directions for future research, and implications for practice are discussed. © 2009 Baker College.

DOI 10.1177/1548051809331504
Citations Scopus - 14
2009 Laird MD, Perryman AA, Hochwarter WA, Ferris GR, Zinko R, 'The Moderating Effects of Personal Reputation on Accountability-Strain Relationships', JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 14 70-83 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1037/a0012567
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 11
2007 Zinko R, Ferris GR, Blass FR, Laird MD, 'Toward a Theory of Reputation in Organizations', Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, 26 163-204 (2007)

In everyday life, as well as in work organizations, we engage in frequent and quite comfortable discourse about the nature of reputations, and wealso see personal reputation used ... [more]

In everyday life, as well as in work organizations, we engage in frequent and quite comfortable discourse about the nature of reputations, and wealso see personal reputation used as a basis for important human resources decisions (e.g., promotions, terminations, etc.). Unfortunately, despite its recognized importance, there has been very little theory and research on personal reputation in organizations published in the organizational sciences. The present paper attempts to address this need by proposing a conceptualization of personal reputation in organizations. In this conceptualization, reputation is presented as an agreed upon, collective perception by others, and involves behavior calibration derived from social comparisons with referent others that results in a deviation from the behavioral norms in one's environment, as observed and evaluated by others. Implications of this conceptualization are discussed, as are directions for future research. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/S0742-7301(07)26004-9
Citations Scopus - 27
2007 Ferris GR, Zinko R, Brouer RL, Buckley MR, Harvey MG, 'Strategic bullying as a supplementary, balanced perspective on destructive leadership', LEADERSHIP QUARTERLY, 18 195-206 (2007)
DOI 10.1016/j.leaqua.2007.03.004
Citations Scopus - 56Web of Science - 44
2007 Ferris GR, Perrewé PL, Ranft AL, Zinko R, Stoner JS, Brouer RL, Laird MD, 'Human resources reputation and effectiveness', Human Resource Management Review, 17 117-130 (2007)

The Human Resources (HR) function in organizations has had a long and well-documented history, during which it has evolved through a number of distinct stages from a mere record-k... [more]

The Human Resources (HR) function in organizations has had a long and well-documented history, during which it has evolved through a number of distinct stages from a mere record-keeping function to one of strategic importance and bottom-line impact. Implicit in such characterizations is the reputation of HR as well as its effectiveness, and the focus of this paper is to review the status of theory and research on HR reputation and effectiveness, and recommend directions for future work. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1016/j.hrmr.2007.03.003
Citations Scopus - 19
2007 Harvey MG, Buckly MR, Ferris GR, Heames JT, Zinko RA, Brouer RL, Ferris GR, 'A bully as the archetypal destructive leader.', Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 117-129 (2007)
2007 Liu Y, Ferris GR, Zinko R, Perrewe PL, Weitz B, Xu J, 'Dispositional antecedents and outcomes of political skill in organizations: A four-study investigation with convergence', JOURNAL OF VOCATIONAL BEHAVIOR, 71 146-165 (2007)
DOI 10.1016/j.jvb.2007.04.003
Citations Scopus - 59Web of Science - 54
2007 Hochwarter WA, Ferris GR, Zinko R, Arnell B, James M, 'Reputation as a moderator of political behavior-work outcomes relationships: A two-study investigation with convergent results', JOURNAL OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, 92 567-576 (2007)
DOI 10.1037/0021-9010.92.2.567
Citations Scopus - 50Web of Science - 46
2006 Ranft AL, Zinko R, Ferris GR, Buckley MR, 'Marketing the image of management: The costs and benefits of CEO reputation', ORGANIZATIONAL DYNAMICS, 35 279-290 (2006)
DOI 10.1016/j.orgdyn.2006.05.003
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 17
2005 Perrewe PL, Zellars KL, Rossi AM, Ferris GR, Kacmar CJ, Liu Y, et al., 'Political skill: An antidote in the role overload-strain relationship', JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 10 239-250 (2005)
DOI 10.1037/1076-8998.10.3.239
Citations Scopus - 48Web of Science - 42
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Conference (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Furner CP, Zinko RA, Zhu Z, McDowell W, Dalton A, 'Online Word-Of-Mouth and Mobile Product Reviews: An Experimental Investigation of the Mediating Role of Mobile Self Efficacy', THIRTEENTH WUHAN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON E-BUSINESS, 2014, Wuhan, PEOPLES R CHINA (2014) [E1]
2013 Zinko RA, Hall AT, 'Negative Reputation: An overview', Academy of Management, Orlando, Florida (2013) [E3]

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2007 Zinko RA, Antecedents and consequences of personal reputation in organizations, Florida State University (2007)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $5,000

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20131 grants / $5,000

Exploring the different dimensions of personal reputation$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Robert Zinko
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300950
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 The influence of religious diversity in the workplace.
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
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Dr Robert Zinko

Position

Senior Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details

Email robert.zinko@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 8727

Office

Room SRS 146
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