Dr Muchiri is an expert in positive organisational behaviour, specialising in positive leadership styles and behaviours and how these relate to individual, team and organisational outcomes.
Michael’s research is primarily on positive organisational behaviour, and his work has been published in among other journals, the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. Michael employs quantitative research methods to understand how leadership processes impact individual, team and organisational outcomes. Michael's research has been presented at the Academy of Management-US, the British Academy of Management, ANZAM, and Australian Psychological Society Conferences.
- Leadership processes (authentic, ethical, servant, transformational leader behaviours)
- Organisational behaviour (thriving, citizenship behaviours, workplace conflict, performance)
- Workplace safety
- PhD in Management (University of New England, Australia),
- MSc in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia)
- B Ed (Kenyatta University, Kenya)
Michael has consulted for the City of Melbourne Council (Victoria, Australia), the State of Queensland (Department of Local Government, Planning, Sport and Recreation), South Africa's National Research Foundation (NRF), and the World Bank.
- Editorial Advisory Board of Leadership & Organization Development Journal.
- Ad hoc reviewer for: Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory; Personnel Review; and, The Leadership Quarterly; Human Resource Management, and International Journal of Human Resource Management
- Member, American Psychological Association
- Member, Academy of Management (US)
- Member, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
- 2016 Top Reviewer Award, Public and Not-for-profit (PNP) Division of Academy of Management Annual meeting
- 2014 Top Reviewer Award, Public and Not-for-profit (PNP) Division of Academy of Management Annual meeting
- 2013 Top Reviewer Award, Public and Not-for-profit (PNP) Division of Academy of Management Annual meeting
- Shahid, S.,Muchiri, M.,Walumbwa, F. (2021). Mapping the antecedents and consequences of thriving at work: A review and proposed research agenda In: International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 29, 78 - 103
- Samad, A.,Muchiri, M.,Shahid, S. (2021). (In Press) Investigating leadership and employee well-being in higher education In: Personnel Review, , 1 - 20
- Muchiri, M.,McMurray, A.,Nkhoma, M.,Pham, H. (2020). Mapping Antecedents of Innovative Work Behavior: A Conceptual Review In: The Journal of Developing Areas, 54, 33 - 40
- Barua, B.,Muchiri, M.,Muenjohn, N.,Burgess, K. (2019). A Model Exploring Relationships Between Positive Leadership, Meditation, Flow and Task Performance In: Journal of Developing Areas, 53, 229 - 238
- Muchiri, M.,McMurray, A.,Nkhoma, M.,Pham, H. (2019). How Transformational and Empowering Leader Behaviors Enhance Workplace Safety: A Review and Research Agenda In: The Journal of Developing Areas, 53, 257 - 265
- Muchiri, M.,Shahid, S.,Ayoko, O. (2019). And now for something completely different: Reframing social processes of leadership theory using positive organisational behaviour In: Journal of Management and Organization, 25, 370 - 373
- Walumbwa, F.,Muchiri, M.,Misati, E.,Wu, C.,Meiliani, M. (2018). Inspired to perform: A multilevel investigation of antecedents and consequences of thriving at work In: Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39, 249 - 261
- Pham, T.,McMurray, A.,Muenjohn, N.,Muchiri, M. (2018). Job engagement in higher education In: Personnel Review, 47, 951 - 967
- Shahid, S.,Muchiri, M. (2018). Positivity at the workplace: Conceptualising the relationships between authentic leadership, psychological capital, organisational virtuousness, thriving and job performance In: International Journal of Organizational Analysis, , 1 - 30
- Lu, J.,Huang, X.,Muchiri, M. (2017). Political risk and Chinese outward foreign direct investment to Africa: the role of foreign aid In: Africa Journal of Management, 3, 82 - 98
1 PhD Current Supervisions2 PhD Completions
- Business Literacy and Entrepreneurial Skills Training for African Australian Small Businesses in Shepparton. Funded by: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions - Competitive from (2019 to 2020)
- Empowering African Australian Women through Financial Literacy Development. Funded by: City Of Melbourne - Competitive from (2018 to 2018)
- Empowering African Australian Women through Leadership Development. Funded by: City of Melbourne - Contract from (2016 to 2017)
- Empowering African Australian Women to Develop Values, Vision, Mission, Strategy, Goals and Objectives. Funded by: City Of Melbourne - Competitive from (2016 to 2016)
- Finding Common Ground: Exploring Inter-group Dynamics to Enhance Empowerment for African Australian Women. Funded by: City of Melbourne - Contract from (2016 to 2017)