Deshani Ganegoda

Associate Professor of Management

Deshani Ganegoda is an Associate Professor of Management at Melbourne Business School.

Deshani Ganegoda joined Melbourne Business School in 2017 and is currently an Associate Professor of Management. After completing her PhD in 2012 at the University of Central Florida, Deshani joined the faculty of Australian National University’s Research School of Management. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School and the School of Arts and Sciences in 2015.

Deshani’s research centres on the general topics of behavioural ethics, organisational justice, negotiation, and workplace deviance. Her research has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Human Resource Management, Human Relations, and Personnel Review. She has presented over 20 refereed conference papers and published five non-refereed book chapters.

Deshani is also a founding member of Pelham Associates. Pelham Associates is an independent consulting firm through which a number of MBS faculty channel their private consulting activities.

Most Notable Research

Ma, C., Ganegoda, D.B., Chen, Z.X., Jiang, X., Dong, C. (forthcoming). The effects of perceived overqualification on career distress and career planning: The mediating role of career planning and the moderating role of leader humility. Human Resource Management. [ABDC ranking: A*, FT50]

Ganegoda, D. B., & Bordia, P. (2019). I can be happy for you, but not all the time: A contingency model of envy and positive empathy in the workplace. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104, 776-795 [ABDC ranking: A*, FT50]

Ganegoda, D.B., Latham, G.P., & Folger, R. (2016). The effect of a consciously set and a primed goal on fair behavior. Human Resource Management, 55, 765-943 [ABDC ranking: A*, FT50]

Ganegoda, D.B. & Folger, R. (2015). Framing effects in justice perceptions: Prospect theory and counterfactuals. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 126, 27-36. [ABDC ranking: A*, FT50]

Folger, R., Ganegoda, D.B., Rice, D., Taylor, R., & Wo, X. (2013). Bounded autonomy and behavioral ethics: Deonance and reactance as competing motives. Human Relations, 66, 905-924. (Special Issue on “Organizational Justice and Behavioral Ethics”). [ABDC ranking: A*, FT50]

Welsh, E. T., Ganegoda, D. B., Arvey, R. D., Wiley, J., & Budd, J. W. (2012). Definitely smoke, but is there fire? A study of executive compensation and employee attitudes. Personnel Review, 41, 260-282. [ABDC ranking: A]

Wang, C. S., Sivanathan, N., Narayanan, J., Ganegoda, D. B., Bauer, M., Bodenhausen, G.V., Murnighan, K. (2011). Cool it off: Delay reduces ultimatum rejections. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 116, 46-54. [ABDC ranking: A*, FT50]