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Carroll School of Management

Management and Organization

The Management and Organization Department includes faculty who study the human component of organizations and focus on how to effectively manage and develop strategy for all types of organizations.  Most managers recognize that leadership, communication, organization design, organization change, and other aspects of organizational and strategic studies are critical competencies for success. The Management and Organization Department offers undergraduate concentrations in Human Resources and Leadership, MBA concentrations in Leadership and Management, and a PhD in Organization Studies.

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Noteworthy Accomplishments:

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MICHAEL PRATT ARTICLE PUBLISHED

Professor Michael Pratt’s article, What Clients Don't Get about My Profession: A Model of Perceived Role-Based Image Discrepancies, published in the Academy of Management  Journal, explores how roles  (with respect to professions) represent an important, underexplored source of image.

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SPENCER HARRISON RECEIVES AWARD

Professor Spencer Harrison’s paper with Blake Ashforth and Kevin Corley, Identification in organizations: An examination of four fundamental questions (2008),  in the Journal of Management, has won the 2013 JOM Scholarly Impact Award. Award criteria included:

- Number of citations (both with and without self-citations)

- The breadth and quality of the papers/journals citing each paper

- Total downloads

- Perceived quality and potential for continued impact

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CANDACE JONES RECEIVES FUNDING FOR STUDY

Professor Candace Jones (with Eva Boxenbaum, (Copenhagen Business School & Ecole des Mine, Paris), Renate Meyer (University of Vienna) and Silviya Svejenova Velikova (Copenhagen Business School)) received 4,466,160 DKK (~$797,529 USD) for their study "The Impact of Material Artifacts and Visual Representations on the Institutionalization of Innovations" by the Danish Council for Independent Research through the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education during 2013-2016.

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JEAN BARTUNEK PUBLICATION

Professor Jean Bartunek's paper, Academic-practitioner collaboration and knowledge sharing, published in the Encyclopedia of Management Theory, examines how management science researchers and academics might more fruitfully collaborate with actual managers. 

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JUDY CLAIR LEADS DIVERSITY FORUM

Carroll School of Management Associate Professor Judith Clair, who specializes in organizational behavior and managing identities at work, led off the Voices of Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Forum on December 4, 2012 with a talk titled “The Value of Diversity Leadership in American Higher Education.” A panel discussion followed, in which Vice President of Planning and Assessment Kelli Armstrong, Graduate School of Social Work Dean Alberto Godenzi, Center for Work and Family Executive Director Brad Harrington, Associate Professor of History Martin Summers, and Director of Dining Services Helen Wechsler considered concerns supervisors face as they manage and develop Boston College’s multi-racial, multi-ethnic workforce.

SPOTLIGHT ON Teaching: New course offering

MGMT2119

Professor Phil Fragasso

Fall 2014

An innovative, interactive course for students who want to effectively manage how they communicate individually and in a group in their everyday work life. Self-branding is how people both hear you and perceive you and makes you a powerful job candidate and improves your performance. This course helps you understand what is unique about you and how to practice skills that make you a powerful communicator in both written and verbal formats.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

M&O Research Series

Andrew Neslon

University of Orgeon

October 15, 2014

NEW MINOR IN MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

The Management and Organization Department is offering the first Carroll School minor for students in the College of Arts and Sciences and Lynch School of Education. The new minor in Management and Leadership enhances student's knowledge of and develops thier leadership skills by focusing on the behavioral side of management.  It is designed for students interested in pursuing management careers or students who expect to hold managerial roles in various types of organizations.