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David Waldman

Professor
Management

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Office:BA 352B
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PO BOX 874006
Tempe, AZ 85287-4006

Phone: 480-965-5690
Fax: 480-965-8314
Email: waldman@asu.edu
David Waldman

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Academic Positions
Arizona State University: Full Professor, 1998-present, Associate Professor 1995-1997; Concordia University: Associate Professor, 1991-1994; SUNY-Binghamton: Assistant, Associate Professor, 1982-1991

Research and Career Interests
My research focuses on leadership processes at individual, team, and organizational levels of analysis. At these various levels, my research deals with singular leaders (e.g., CEOs), as well as more plural forms of leadership (e.g., shared leadership in teams). Currently, I focus on three streams of research in the leadership area. First, I do work connecting effective leadership behavior/characteristics with neuroscience theory and methodology. Second, I do research on the topic of responsible leadership. This interest lies at the intersection of leadership, ethics, and corporate social responsibility. Third, my work includes global and cross-cultural issues in leadership.  In addition, I have interests in the area of university-industry technology transfer, and especially how factors like leadership, organizational justice, and multiple identities come into play.

My ultimate goal is to establish a center or institute on neuroscience applications to organizational and management issues, or alternatively, integrate such applications within an existing center or institute 

Honors, External Activities, and Impact
• Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the American Psychological Association

• Member of the editorial review boards for the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and The Leadership Quarterly

• Recent mentions in the Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303725404579461722158151180 (or Google “WSJ Inner Workings”); and Inc. Magazine (http://www.inc.com/magazine/201306/eric-markowitz/brain-leadership-inside.html)

• TED-style talk delivered in May 2014 at the meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu (http://youtu.be/aZuEr_JoyYk).

• Approximately 16,300 cites on Google Scholar

Representative Articles

Waldman, D. A., Wang, D., Hannah, S. T., & Balthazard, P. A. in press. A neurological and ideological perspective of ethical leadership. Academy of Management Journal.

Waldman, D. A., & Bowen, D. E. in press. Learning to be a paradox-savvy leader. Academy of Management Perspectives.

Waldman, D. A., Wang, D., & Fenters, V. W. 2016. The added value of neuroscience methods in organizational research. Organizational Research Methods. DOI: 10.1177/1094428116642013. http://orm.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/1094428116642013v1.pdf?ijkey=pCxxUseJzEjTb0A&keytype=finite

Ou, A. Y., Waldman, D. A., & Peterson, S. 2015. Do humble CEOs matter? An examination of CEO humility and firm outcomes. Journal of Management, http://jom.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/0149206315604187v1.pdf?ijkey=8gIqRROg8yCZn7E&keytype=finite

Waldman, D. A., Carter, M., & Hom, P. 2015. A multilevel investigation of leadership and turnover behavior. Journal of Management, 41: 1724-1744. doi: 10.1177/0149206312460679.

Owens, B. P., Wallace, A. S., & Waldman, D. A. 2015. Leader narcissism and follower outcomes: The counterbalancing effect of leader humility. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100: 1203-1213. doi: 10.1037/a0038698.

Zhang, Y., Waldman, D. A., Han, Y., & Li, X. 2015. Paradoxical leader behaviors in people management: Antecedents and consequences. Academy of Management Journal, 58: 538-566. DOI: 10.5465/amj.2012.0995. Winner of the best paper in organizational behavior for 2015, awarded by the Organizational Behavior division of the Academy of Management.

Waldman, D. A., & Balven, R. 2014. Responsible leadership: Theoretical issues and research directions. Academy of Management Perspectives, 28: 224-234, DOI:10.5465/amp.2014.0016.

Berson, Y., Da’as, R., & Waldman, D. A. 2014. How do leaders and their teams bring about organizational learning and outcomes? Personnel Psychology, DOI: 10.1111/peps.12071.

Ou, A. Y., Tsui, A. S., Kinicki, A. J., Waldman, D. A., Xiao, Z., & Song, L. J. 2014. Humble chief executive officers’ connections to top management team integration and middle managers’ responses. Administrative Science Quarterly, 59: 34-72. DOI 10.1177/0001839213520131
http://asq.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/0001839213520131v1

Wang, D., Waldman, D. A., & Zhang, Z. 2014. A meta-analysis of shared leadership and team effectiveness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99: 181-198, DOI: 10.1037/a0034531.

Morgeson, F. P., Aguinis, H., Waldman, D. A., & Siegel, D. S. 2013. Extending corporate social responsibility research to the human resource management and organizational behavior domains: A look to the future. Personnel Psychology, 66: 805-824.

Hannah, S. T., Balthazard, P. A., Waldman, D. A., Jennings, P., & Thatcher, R. 2013. The psychological and neurological bases of leader self-complexity and effects on adaptive decision-making. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98: 393-411.

Varella, P., Javidan, M., & Waldman, D. A.  2012.  A model of instrumental networks: The roles of socialized charismatic leadership and group behavior. Organization Science, 23: 582-595.

Balthazard, P., Waldman, D. A., Thatcher, R. W., & Hannah, S. T. 2012. Differentiating transformational and non-transformational leaders on the basis of neurological imaging. The Leadership Quarterly, 23: 244-258. (Best paper award for The Leadership Quarterly in 2012)

Waldman, D. A., Balthazard, P. A., & Peterson, S. 2011. Social cognitive neuroscience and leadership. The Leadership Quarterly, 22: 1092–1106.

Waldman, D. A., Balthazard, P. A., & Peterson, S. 2011. The neuroscience of leadership: Can we revolutionize the way that leaders are identified and developed? Academy of Management Perspectives, 25(1): 60-74.


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MGT 792 - Research
Independent study in which a student, under the supervision of a faculty member, conducts research that is expected to lead to a specific project such as a dissertation, report, or publication. Assignments might include data collection, experimental work, data analysis, or preparation of a manuscript.

MGT 799 - Dissertation
Supervised research focused on preparation of dissertation, including literature review, research, data collection and analysis, and writing.

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