David Zweig


David Zweig

David Zweig

Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and HR Management, Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough


Email:   david.zweig@utoronto.ca

Phone:  416-287-5613

Website: Rotman School of Management



David Zweig is Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and HR Management and past Chair and Graduate Chair of the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He holds a cross-appointment to the Organizational Behaviour and HR Management area at Rotman. He has taught Administrative Theory (MGT1362) successfully in the MMPA Program since 2008.  

David has received many research grants (2001-present) from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) as well as a Connaught grant (2001-2003) to study topics such as employee deviance, specifically examining knowledge hiding and knowledge theft in organizations, employee cynicism, and the impact of employee surveillance. His research has been published in top-tier management journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Personnel Psychology and has received widespread international media attention in outlets including the National Post, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Report on Business Magazine, New York Times, London Times and Washington Post.



Ph.D., University of Waterloo
MASc, University of Waterloo
BA, University of Waterloo



Teaches courses in in Organizational Behavior, Recruitment and Selection, and Leadership.

Research interests include Examines Organizational Monitoring Practices, Knowledge Hiding in Organizations, the Use of Structured Interviews in Selection, Organizational Cynicism, and Knowledge Theft.



   •   We’re in this together: A dyadic approach to organizational cynicism, leader-                      member exchange, and performance
Scott, K.A., & Zweig, D                                                                                                                  Human Relations, 2021                                

   •   Knowledge Theft in Organizations
Zweig, D. & Damp, A.                                                                                                                    Proceedings of the Eighty-First Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 2021

   •   The cynical subordinate: Exploring organizational cynicism, LMX, and loyalty
Scott, K.A., & Zweig, D.                                                                                                                   Personnel Review, Issue 49(8), 2020, pp. 1731-1748

   •   Understanding and Mitigating Cynicism in the Workplace
Scott, K.A., & Zweig, D.                                                                                                                  Journal of Managerial Psychology, Issue 31(2), 2016, pp. 552-569

   •   Hidden Consequences: Anticipated and unanticipated reactions to knowledge                   hiding in organizations
Connelly, C., Zweig, D.                                                                                                                    European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Issue 24(3), 2015, pp. 479-489



   •   Beyond Knowledge Sharing: Withholding Knowledge at Work
Webster, J., Brown, G., Zweig, D., Connelly, C., Brodt, S., & Simkin, S.                                      Emerald, JAI Press, 2008

   •   Making the decision to monitor in the workplace: Cybernetic models and the                       illusion of control
Zweig, D. & Webster, J, & Scott, K.                                                                                                      The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Decision Making, Oxford University Press, 2008

   •   Beyond Privacy and Fairness Concerns: Examining Psychological Boundary                      Violations as a Consequence of Electronic Performance Monitoring
Zweig, D., edited by John Weckert                                                                                                 Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace: Controversies and Solutions, Idea Group Pub, 2005




Best Paper Award - Knowledge Theft in Organizations, Annual Conference of the                        Academy of Management


Wynne and Beryl Plumptre Research Award, Department of Management, University of             Toronto Scarborough


Best Paper Award - Knowledge Hiding in Organizations, Journal of Organizational                      Behavior


SSHRC Insight Grant - Co-PI, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Waterloo

   2018 - 2022, 2007 - 2010, 2003

SSHRC Insight Grant - PI, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/ MEMBERSHIPS                                            

     2018 - 2020

Graduate Chair - Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough

     2011 - 2020

Chair - Department of Management, University of Toronto Scarborough