Basima Tewfik


Basima Tewfik


Basima Tewfik (pronounced bah-see-ma too-fik) is an Assistant Professor of Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Broadly speaking, she researches the psychological experience of top talent in the workplace and its consequences as well as intra- and intergroup conflict and conflict management. Her dissertation, entitled “Impostor thoughts as a double-edged sword: Theoretical conceptualization, construct measurement, and relationships with work-related outcomes” was named the winner of the 2018 INFORMS Dissertation Proposal Competition.

Prior to her graduate studies, Basima worked as a management consultant at Booz & Company, engaging with national as well as global clients across a wide range of industries including financial services, healthcare, education, and aerospace and defense. She received her PhD in management (Organizational Behavior) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her AB, summa cum laude, in psychology with a secondary degree in economics from Harvard University.



"The Help-Decliner's Dilemma: How to Decline Requests for Help at Work Without Hurting One's Image."

Basima A. Tewfik, Timothy Kundro, and Philip Tetlock. August 2018.

"A New Look at Conflict Management in Work Groups."

Carton, Andrew M. and Basima A. Tewfik. Organization Science Vol. 27, No. 5 (2016): 1125-1141.

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