Francis J. Yammarino
SUNY Distinguished Professor of Management and
Director of the Center for Leadership Studies
Multi-Level Issues in Evolutionary Theory and Organizational Behavior/Leadership
November 17th, 2014
Academic A G008, Binghamton University
5:10 PM to 6:15 PM (Doors open at 5:00 PM)
This presentation focuses on multi-level issues (i.e., those related to multiple levels of analysis in theory building and testing) and explores them from evolutionary theory (ET) and organizational behavior and leadership (OBL) perspectives. Simply put, organizational behavior is the scientific study of human beings and their behavior in work organizations; and leadership is the leader-follower interaction process within this context. Through alignment and illustration, multi-level ET notions are used in the presentation to inform multi-level issues in OBL. Examples and lessons learned from ET for several exemplars in OBL, and the implications for future multi-level theory building and testing in OBL, are presented.
Francis J. Yammarino, Ph.D., is SUNY Distinguished Professor of Management and Director of the Center for Leadership Studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in Organizational Behavior (Management) with minors in Social Psychology and Educational Psychology-Statistics. He has extensive experience in basic and applied research in the areas of leadership and multi-level issues. He is former Editor of both the Leadership Quarterly and Research in Multi-Level Issues, and has served on the editorial review boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organizational Research Methods, Personnel Psychology, Group & Organization Management, and Journal of Leadership & Organization Studies. Dr. Yammarino is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Division 14 of the American Psychological Association), the Association for Psychological Sciences (American Psychological Society), and the Society for Organizational Behavior. His research has been funded by various public and private organizations including the National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Army Research Institute, and Office of Naval Research. He has served as a consultant to numerous organizations including IBM, TRW, Medtronic, Lockheed Martin, the United Way, and the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, and Department of Education. In 2010, Dr. Yammarino received the Eminent (Distinguished) Leadership Scholar Award from the Academy of Management Network of Leadership Scholars and the Leadership Quarterly for outstanding career contributions to the study of leadership
Reading will be posted to the EvoS blackboard group. Anyone with a Binghamton University email address can request to be added to the blackboard group by emailing EvoS[at]binghamton[dot]edu.
Video will be posted following the talk.