Associate Professor Mulyadi Robin

BBus(Management), BBus(Hons)(Management), PhD(Leadership)

Associate Dean Teaching and Learning

Research and teaching specialties

Servant Leadership, Abusive Supervision, Employee Engagement, Workplace Deviant Behaviours, International Students, Large Scale Survey, Quantitative Research.


Mulyadi is an experienced academic who has previously held academic appointments at the Centre for Workplace Leadership (The University of Melbourne), Monash University, and Alphacrucis College. He served as the Bachelor of Commerce Course Coordinator (Management Studies) and Monash College Course Coordinator at Monash University, and was Program Director for the flagship Master of Leadership Program at Alphacrucis College.

Mulyadi’s research examines the impacts of servant leadership on follower and organisational outcomes, and he is particularly interested in the unintended outcomes of good practices. His research interests also include commitment to change, high performance work systems, research in higher education, and abusive supervision. Mulyadi’s works has been published in outlets such as The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Personnel Review, and The Conversation among others.

A highly awarded researcher and educator, Mulyadi was awarded the 2013 Greenleaf Scholar by the Greenleaf Centre for Servant Leadership, was the highly commended winner for the 2014 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award, and received a grant from the Monash Business School to examine key drivers of success among international students. Mulyadi was nominated as the best lecturer by the Monash Postgraduate Association in 2016, received the 2016 Teacher Innovation and Impact Award from the Monash Education Academy, and the 2017 Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence at the Monash Business School.

Mulyadi serves on a number of Boards, and has consulted for a number of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Publications and Presentations

Eva, N., Robin, M., Sendjaya, S., van Dierendonck, D., and Liden, R.C. (2019). Servant leadership: A systematic review and call for future research: The Leadership Quarterly, 30(1). 111-132

Robin, M., & Sendjaya, S. (2019). Looking Back to Look Forward: Lessons for Leadership Development. In S. Sendjaya (Ed.), Leading for High Performance in Asia: Contemporary Research and Evidence-Based Practices (pp. 159-184). Singapore: Springer Singapore.

Feng, C., Robin, M., Fan, L. & Huang, X. (2019). Commitment to change: Structure clarification and its effects on change-related behaviors in the Chinese Context. Personnel Review. ahead-of-print.

Sendjaya, S., Eva, N., Robin, M., Sugianto, L., Butarbutar, I. & Hartel, C. (2019). Leading others to go beyond the call of duty: A dyadic study of servant leadership and psychological ethical climate. Personnel Review. ahead-of-print.

Sendjaya, S., Eva, N., Butarbutar, I., Robin, M. and Castles, S. (2019). SLBS-6: Validation of A Short Form of the Servant Leadership Behavior Scale. Journal of Business Ethics, 156 (4), 941-956

Sendjaya, S, Eva, N., Robin, M., Sugianto, L., and Butarbutar. (2019). Exploring the ethical mechanism of servant leadership in affecting citizenship behavior. Paper presented at the 2019 Asia Academy of Management Conference, Bali, Indonesia.

Fogarty, S.G. & Robin, M. (2019). Leadership, Trust, Value-Congruence, and Volunteer Motivation Within the Not-for-Profit Sector. Paper presented at the 21st Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference, Vancouver.

Eva, N., Sendjaya, S., Prajogo, D., Cavanagh, A. and Robin, M. (2018). Creating strategic fit: Aligning servant leadership with organizational structure and strategy. Personnel Review, 47 (1), 166-186

Robin, M., Feng, C., Fan, L., & Huang, X. (2018). Development and validation of the vocational commitment to change scale. Paper presented at the 2018 LEAD in Asia Conference, Bali, Indonesia

Robin, M. (2017) Social Inclusion and International Students. Paper presented at the 2017 Tertiary Education Research in New Zealand (TERNZ) Conference, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Sendjaya, S., Robin, M., Eva, N. (2017). Developing holistic leaders in the toxic content using the servant leadership approach. Paper presented at the 19th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference, Brussels.

Eva, N., Sendjaya, S., Herbert, K., and Robin, M. (2017) An Examination of the Light and Dark Antecedents of Servant Leadership. Academy of Management Proceedings. 2017 (1), 12823

Robin M. and Sendjaya, S. (2016) Minimizing Workplace Deviance and Engaging Employees through Servant Leadership: An Australian perspective. Paper presented at the 2016 LEAD in Asia Conference, Bali, Indonesia

Gahan, P., Robin, M., Butarbutar, I., Evans, M., and Harley, B. (2015) If HPWPs are good for performance, why don’t more firms use them? Academy of Management Proceedings. 2015 (1), 16159

Sendjaya, S., Butar, I., Eva., N.M., and Robin, M. (2015) Development and Validation of the Short Servant Leadership Behavior Scale (SLBS-6) Paper presented at the 29th ANZAM Conference 2015, New Zealand. (Best Paper Award)

Robin, M., van Wanrooy, B., Harley, B., and Gahan, P. (2014) High Performance Manufacturing Workplaces Review of Research, Melbourne: Centre for Workplace Leadership, The University of Melbourne.

Orazi, D., Good, L., Robin, M., van Wanrooy, B., Butar, I.B., Olsen, J.O., Gahan, P. (2014) Workplace Leadership: A Review of Prior Research. Melbourne: Centre for Workplace Leadership, The University of Melbourne.

Robin, M. (2014). Developing a Servant Leadership Research Agenda. Paper presented at the 24th Annual Servant Leadership Conference, Greenleaf Centre for Servant Leadership, Atlanta.

Robin, M. & Sendjaya, S. (2012). Developing holistic leaders: re-examining leadership development programs. Paper presented at the 26th ANZAM Conference 2012, Perth

Robin, M. & Sendjaya, S. (2012). Leadership Behaviors, Employee Engagement, and Workplace Behaviors: A multi-level perspective. Paper presented at the 2nd Global Servant Leadership Roundtable, Melbourne, Australia

Robin, M. & Sendjaya, S. (2011). Servant Leadership Development: A content analysis of leadership development literature from 1994-2009. Paper presented at the 13th Annual International Leadership Association Global Conference, London