Wisconsin School of Business

Ramon (Ray) Aldag

Professor - Management & Human Resources
Glen A. Skillrud Family Chair in Business

Ramon “Ray” J. Aldag is a professor in the Management and Human Resources department of the Wisconsin School of Business. He holds the Glen A. Skillrud Family Chair in Business.

With the knowledge gained from more than 45 years of experience in teaching and conducting research on decision making, entrepreneurship, leadership, organizational behavior and culture, change, stress and coping, group decision processes, task design, computerized decision aids, and motivation, Aldag has co-authored nine books and published more than 85 journal articles and book chapters.

Aldag has worked as an engineer in the aerospace industry, consulted with organizations from a wide variety of industries, and served as president of the National Academy of Management, as well as dean of its prestigious Fellows Group.

He holds a Ph.D. in management from Michigan State University.
 

Selected Accepted Journal Articles


Aldag, R. (2016). Groupthink: Ten Questions (and Some Surprising Answers). The Psychologist

Selected Published Journal Articles


Aldag, R. (2013). No CPR for CSR: A Call to Abandon Search for the "Holy Grail". Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice (6), 372-376.
Aldag, R. (2013). Groupthink. Encyclopedia of Management Theory, Eric Kessler (Ed.) (1), 328-332.
Aldag, R. (2013). Bounded Rationality and Satisficing (Behavioral Decision Making Model). Encyclopedia of Management Theory, Eric Kessler (Ed.) (1), 80-85.
Aldag, R. (2012). Bump It With a Trumpet: On the Value of Our Research to Managment Education. Academy of Management Journal (11), 285-292. doi: 10.5465/amle.2012.0087.
Aldag, R. (2012). Behavioral Decision Making: Implications for Leadership and Organizations. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies (19), 133-141. doi: 10.1177/1548051812442745.
Aldag, R. & McLain, D. (2009). Complexity and Familiarity with Computer Assistance When Making Ill-Structured Business Decisions. International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making (8), 407-426. doi: 10.1142/S0219622009003491.
Aldag, R. (2008). Review of A. Bartunek, M. A. Hinsdale, & J. F. Keenan (Eds.), Church Ethics and Its Organizational Context: Learning from the Sex Abuse Scandal in the Catholic Church. Administrative Science Quarterly
Aldag, R. (2008). Monkey Wrenching. Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy (1), 311.
Aldag, R. (2008). Toxic Waste. The Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (5), 2080-2084.
Aldag, R. (2008). Chaebol. The Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (1), 274-275.
Aldag, R. (2008). Supererogation. The Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (4), 2025-2027.
Aldag, R. (2008). Open-Book Management. The Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (4), 1541-1543.
Aldag, R. & Kuzuhara, L. (2005). Mastering Management Skills.: Mastering Management Skills Hi
Baker, T. & Aldag, R. & Blair, E. (2004). Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 23rd Edition. , 689 ? 703.
Aldag, R. (2004). Review of A. Cohen, Multiple Commitments in the Workplace: An Integrative Approach. Administrative Science Quarterly (9), 315-318.
Aldag, R. & Fuller, S. (2004). Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology. (2), 143-151.
Baker, T. & Aldag, R. & Blair, E. (2004). Gender and Entrepreneurial Opportunity Evaluation. Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research (23), 689-703.
Aldag, R. & Kuzuhara, L. (2002). Organizational Behavior and Management: An Integrated Skills Approach.
Zellmer-Bruhn, M. & Gibson, C. & Aldag, R. (2001). Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate. , 21-52.
Fuller, S. & Aldag, R. (2001). Groups at Work: Advances in Theory and Research. (2001), 3-24.
Aldag, R. & Sherony, K. (2001). A spoonful of sugar: Some thoughts on "Fun at Work.". Current Issues in Management
Mills, B. & Aldag, R. (1999). Exploring the relationships between object relations/reality testing functioning, coping styles, and somatic tension. Journal of Business and Psychology, 5-24. doi: 10.1023/A:1022944600019.
Castaneda, M. & Kolenko, T. & Aldag, R. (1999). Self-management perceptions and practices: A structural equations analysis. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 101-120. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1099-1379(199901)20:1<101::AID-JOB883>3.0.CO;2-Z.
Fuller, S. & Aldag, R. (1998). Organizational Tonypandy: Lessons from 25 years of the groupthink phenomenon. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 163-184. doi: 10.1006/obhd.1998.2760.
Aldag, R. (1997). Moving sofas and exhuming woodchucks: On relevance, impact, and the following of fads. Journal of Management Inquiry, 8-16. doi: 10.1177/105649269761003.
Dunham, R. & Aldag, R. & Brief, A. (1977). Dimensionality of task design as measured by the Job Diagnostic Survey. Academy of Management Journal (20), 209-223. doi: 10.2307/255395.

Practitioner-Oriented Publications


Aldag, R. & Joseph, H. (2000). Leadership and Vision.

Presentations


Academy of Management Annual Meeting ( 2015 ) Sustaining the Seas: Former Academy of Management Presidents Speak from the Heart and Soul about Global Sustainability

56th Annual Conference ( 2013 ) Why Do We Believe This Stuff, and Why Can't We Stop? On Woodchucks, a Full Baldwin, Fan Death, and Groupthink"

2011 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management ( 2011 ) Emotions -- Discussant

2011 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management ( 2011 ) Identity and Behavior -- Discussant

2011 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management ( 2011 ) The Role of Feedback Intervention in Effective Knowledge Sourcing

2011 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management ( 2011 ) Establishing a Research Program

2011 Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted Annual Meeting ( 2011 ) Head, Heart and Hands: What Influences Student Decision Making?

Invited Presentation ( 2010 ) Behavioral Decision Making: Some Implications for Management

Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference ( 2010 ) Web Availability and Managerial Decision Making

Midwest Academy of Management Meeting ( 2010 ) Keynote Address: Strategizing, Leading, and Motivating: Lessons from Behavioral Decision Making

Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted Annual Meeting ( 2010 ) The Changing Paradigm of Leadership in the 21st Century

International Conference on Workforce Education and Development (ICOWED) ( 2007 ) Organizational culture and culture fit: Linking organizational culture, policies and practices, and people

National Academy of Management Meetings ( 2007 ) Career Lessons Learned

Academy of Management ( 2006 ) Emotions and leadership in an entrepreneurial context.

Canadian Industrial Relations Association Conference ( 2006 ) Coping with work-related stress: A meta-analysis of healthcare workers

Rethinking Followership Conference ( 2006 ) Rethinking followership: New paradigms, perspectives, and practices

19th Annual Conference for the Society for Industrial & Organizational Performance ( 2004 ) Groupthink as received doctrine.

63rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management ( 2003 ) Retention and Turnover in the IT Workforce: Gender, Minority Status, and Job and Organization Factors

63rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Managemen ( 2003 ) Isn’t It Ironic? Use of Deception to Avoid Perceived Deception

63rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management ( 2003 ) Gender Differences in Opportunity Evaluation

Conference of the American Psychological Society ( 2003 ) Expanding the Nomological Net of Emotional Intelligence

American Psychological Society Conference ( 2002 ) Fun at work: Measurement and correlates

American Psychological Society Conference ( 2002 ) Prison, orchestra, gambler, mouse: Exploration of an organizational metaphor scale

17th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology ( 2002 ) Leadership and Emotions: A Multiple Perspective Approach

16th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology ( 2001 ) New Directions for Leadership Theory and Research

36th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management ( 1976 ) Dimensionality of task design as measured by the Job Diagnostic Survey


Undergraduate Courses


Manage Change & Org Effectvnss
Course DescriptionHow large and complex organizations are structured, and basic managerial processes within organizations. Topics: Classical bureaucratic structure contrasted with contemporary organization structure; the impact of different organizational goals and environments on the structure of organizations; planning, coordination and control processes as related to different service and production technologies.
(MHR 420 Section 1), Spring 2010.

Managing Change and Organizati
Course DescriptionHow large and complex organizations are structured, and basic managerial processes within organizations. Topics: Classical bureaucratic structure contrasted with contemporary organization structure; the impact of different organizational goals and environ
(MHR 420 Section 1), Spring 2011.



Graduate Courses


Doctoral Rsch Smr in Mgmt
Course DescriptionContinuation of MHR 975.
(MHR 976 Section 1), Spring 2009.

Doctoral Research Seminar in M
Course DescriptionContinuation of MHR 975.
(MHR 976 Section 1), Spring 2011.

Smr-Administrative Policy
Course DescriptionApplication of management processes and decision theory to the analysis of cases and critical incidents in management. Cases and incidents deal with both administrative or corporate strategy and with supervisory tactics.
(MHR 870 Section 1), Spring 2009.

Seminar in Admistrative Policy -- Emotions in Organizations
Course DescriptionApplication of management processes and decision theory to the analysis of cases and critical incidents in management. Cases and incidents deal with both administrative or corporate strategy and with supervisory tactics.
(MHR 870 Section 1), Spring 2008.

Behavioral Analysis of Management Decision Making
Course DescriptionExamination of behavioral science literature dealing with the processes by which individuals, small groups and organizations make decisions. Understanding decision-making behavior in order to improve managerial performance; modeling decision-making processes for systems design and theory building purposes.
(MHR 729), Spring 2001.

Behavioral Analysis of Management Decision Making
Course DescriptionExamination of behavioral science literature dealing with the processes by which individuals, small groups and organizations make decisions. Understanding decision-making behavior in order to improve managerial performance; modeling decision-making processes for systems design and theory building purposes.
(MHR 729 Section 1), Spring 2010.

Behavioral Analysis of Managem
Course DescriptionExamination of behavioral science literature dealing with the processes by which individuals, small groups and organizations make decisions. Understanding decision-making behavior in order to improve managerial performance; modeling decision-making proces
(MHR 729 Section 1), Spring 2011.

Managing Behavior in Organizations
Course DescriptionExamines the effective management of behavior in organizations. Focuses on the application of theories of leadership and work motivation. Includes critical conceptual and analytical assessment of these theories. Emphasizes the management of work performance, managerial skill building, and enabling followers. MBA degree stdts or permission
(MHR 704), Spring 2005.

Managing Behavior in Organizations
Course DescriptionExamines the effective management of behavior in organizations. Focuses on the application of theories of leadership and work motivation. Includes critical conceptual and analytical assessment of these theories. Emphasizes the management of work performance, managerial skill building, and enabling followers. MBA degree stdts or permission
(MHR 704), Spring 2006.

Managing Behavior in Organizations (MHR 704 Section 2), Spring 2007.

Managing Behavior in Organizations
Course DescriptionExamines the effective management of behavior in organizations. Focuses on the application of theories of leadership and work motivation. Includes critical conceptual and analytical assessment of these theories. Emphasizes the management of work performance, managerial skill building, and enabling followers. MBA degree stdts or permission
(MHR 704 Section 1), Spring 2007.

Management General Studies
Course DescriptionManagement General Studies
(MHR 702), Fall 2001.

Course DescriptionManagement General Studies
(MHR 702), Fall 2001.

Management General Studies
Course DescriptionManagement General Studies
(MHR 702), Fall 2002.

Management General Studies
Course DescriptionManagement General Studies
(MHR 702), Fall 2002.

Management General Studies
Course DescriptionManagement General Studies
(MHR 702), Fall 2003.

Management General Studies
Course DescriptionManagement General Studies
(MHR 702), Fall 2003.

Management General Studies
Course DescriptionManagement General Studies
(MHR 702), Spring 2005.

Management General Studies
Course DescriptionManagement General Studies
(MHR 701), Fall 2001.

Management General Studies
Course DescriptionManagement General Studies
(MHR 701), Fall 2001.

(MHR 701), Fall 2002.

(MHR 701), Fall 2002.

Management General Studies
Course DescriptionManagement General Studies
(MHR 701), Fall 2003.

(MHR 701), Fall 2003.

Management General Studies
Course DescriptionManagement General Studies
(MHR 701), Spring 2005.



Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Courses


Behavioral Analysis of Management Decision Making
Course DescriptionExamination of behavioral science literature dealing with the processes by which individuals, small groups and organizations make decisions. Understanding decision-making behavior in order to improve managerial performance; modeling decision-making processes for systems design and theory building purposes.
(MHR/IEN 729/729), Spring 2006.



Learning/Teaching Oriented Publications


Aldag, R. (2014). Decision Making, Parts 1 & 2. The Marketing & Management Collection, Henry Stewart Talks, London, http://hstalks.com/?t=MM1553630-Aldag.
Aldag, R. (2014). "Brain Drain, Invader, Virus, Traveler: On the Evolution of I-O Psychology". Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice (7), 318-320.
Aldag, R. (2014). A Conversation With Ray Aldag and Belle Rose Ragins: The 2013 Midwest Scholars of the Midwest Academy of Management. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies
Aldag, R. (2014). Henry Stewart Talks Organizational Behavior Series. Henry Stewart Talks
Aldag, R. & Kuzuhara, L. (2009). Organizational Behavior: A Skill-Based Approach. , 757.

Professional Organizations


Academy of Management Council

Fellows Group of the Academy of Management

Fellows Group of the Academy of Management

Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division

Dark Side Case Competition

Human Resource Division Scholarly Achievement Committee

Fellows of the Academy of Management

Academy of Management

Academy of Management Past Presidents Council

Academy of Management Awards Committees


Editorial and Reviewing Activities


Academy of Management - Since January 2009
Invited Manuscript Reviewer

Society of Industrial and Organizational Society - Since January 2009
Invited Manuscript Reviewer

Dark Side Case Competition - Since January 2009
Invited Manuscript Reviewer

Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting - January 0001 - December 2010
Ad Hoc Reviewer


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Ramon (Ray) Aldag

 
Professor | Management & Human Resources
Glen A. Skillrud Family Chair in Business
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