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David Jalajas

David S. Jalajas

Professor of Management

A.B., Occidental CollegeM.S., San Jose State UniversityPh.D., Stanford University

http://myweb.cwpost.liu.edu/djalajas

Description

David S. Jalajas is an associate professor of management at the College of Management at Long Island University. Dr. Jalajas’s primary research interests are in decision making, human resource management, counterproductive work behavior, innovation, and networking. He has published articles in such journals as the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of High Technology Management Research, International Journal of Technology Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, R&D Management, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Organization Development Journal, Journal of Management Education, and Technology Studies. Dr. Jalajas’s teaching areas are in Organizational Behavior, Strategic Human Resources, Operations Management, and Decision Analysis. Dr. Jalajas also teaches in the doctoral program in the School of Education. Dr. Jalajas has served as Acting Chair in the management department numerous times while at LIU Post, and has chaired several committees for the College of Management. He has also participated for many years in the SCALE program with local high schools. In 2009 Dr. Jalajas was selected as Professor of the Year by Beta Gamma Sigma (the business school honor society). In 2008 Dr. Jalajas won the Professional Experience and Career Planning office’s Faculty Member of the Year Award. In 2005 and 2006 Dr. Jalajas led the LIU team working with Commerce Bank on the summer program, Camp Business, for outstanding local high school students. Since 2004 Dr. Jalajas’s MBA classes in Organizational Behavior have raised over $50,000 and contributed hundreds of hours of service for local charitable organizations. Dr. Jalajas enjoys kayaking with his family on Long Island, running marathons, and woodworking. In 2002 Dr. Jalajas completed an Ironman triathlon. Dr. Jalajas, and his wife, Claudine, have three children, Luc, Max, and Annabelle, who range in age from 14 to 6.

Specialties

Conflict Management, Downsizing, Managerial Decision Making, Stress Management

Publications

Co-author, “Finding a good job: Academic network centrality and early occupational outcomes in management academia,” published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior (2012).

Co-author, “Technological Relatedness, Boundary-Spanning Combination of Knowledge and the Impact of Innovation: Evidence of an Inverted-U Relationship,” published in the Journal of High Technology Management Research (2010).

Co-author, “Sources of innovation for high-tech SMEs: A comparison of USA, Canada, and Portugal,” published in the International Journal of Technology Management (2005).

Co-author, “Innovation sources of large and small technology-based firms,” published in IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management (2004).

Co-author, “The innovation work environment of high-tech SMEs in the U.S. and Canada,” published in R&D Management (2002).

Co-author,  “The influence of motivation versus downsizing on individual behavior,” published in Human Resource Development Quarterly (1999).

Co-author, “A Comparison of the Impact of Past and the Threat of Future Downsizing on Workers,” published in the Journal of Social Behavior and Personality (1999).

Co-author, “The threat of organizational downsizing on the innovative propensity of R&D professionals,” published in R&D Management (1999).

Co-author, “Technological innovation support: A comparison of domestic and multinational high-tech firms in Canada,” published in Technology Studies (1996).

Co-author, “Author’s response: Organization, culture, and communications perspectives on technological innovation support” published in Technology Studies (1996).

Co-author,  “The effect of downsizing on the behaviors and motivations of survivors,” published in the Organization Development Journal (1996).

Author, “The role of self-esteem in the stress process:  Empirical results from job hunting,” published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology (1994).

Co-author, “Technology transfer utilizing partnering and a self-managed project team: Lessons learned,” published in the Project Management Journal (1993).

Co-author,  “Feuds in student groups: Coping with Whiners, Martyrs, Saboteurs, Bullies, and Deadbeats,” published in the book “Mastering Management Education: Innovations in Teaching Effectiveness” (1993).

Co-author, “Feuds in student groups:  Coping with Whiners, Martyrs, Saboteurs, Bullies, and Deadbeats,” published in The Organizational Behavior Teaching Review (1985).

Lectures and Presentations

Presenter, “Structural social capital and the academic labor market,” Annual Meeting,  Academy of Management (2010)

Presenter, “With a little help from my (connected) friends,” Annual Meeting, Academy of Management (2008)

Presenter, “The effect of downsizing on the behaviors and motivations of survivors: A cross-cultural comparison between employee experiences in Greece and the United States,” The 18th Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (2006)

Presenter,  “Innovation Sources of Large and Small High-Tech Firms,” Annual Meeting, Decision Sciences Institute (2002)

Presenter, “Sources of innovation SMEs: U.S. and Canadian perspectives,” The Fifth International Conference on Management of Technology (2002)

Presenter, “A comparison of the impact of past and the threat of future downsizings on workers,” Annual Meeting, Decision Sciences Institute (1998)

Presenter, “An experimental methodology to study the effectiveness of four computer software education approaches, Annual Meeting,  Northeast Decision Sciences Institute (1997).

Presenter, “Computer software education: Alternative conceptual approaches,” Annual Meeting, Decision Sciences Institute (1996)

Presenter, “The impact of organizational downsizing on engineers and its implications for a company’s innovation process,” The Fifth International Conference on Management of Technology (1996)

Presenter, “Organizational and national determinants of innovation support:  A comparison of the U.S. and Canada,” The Fourth International Conference on Management of Technology (1994)

Presenter, “Ethical decision making in college students: A test of Jones's moral intensity concept,” Annual Meeting, Eastern Academy of Management (1993) 

Presenter, “Building theories of conflict and cooperation:  The Porsche Carrera Task Force Simulation,” Annual Meeting,  Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference (1991)

Presenter, “Intersexual investigation of personal space,” Annual Meeting, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (1979)

OTHER PRESENTATIONS:

Lecturer,  “Exploring the Internet: Some pedagogical issues,” Business Program Teaching Colloquium Series, LIU Post (1999)

Lecturer, “Changing the Agenda: From Teaching to Learning” Teaching and Learning Initiative Workshops, LIU Post (1998)

Lecturer, “All the things that can go wrong with groups and how to fix (most) of them,” Teaching and Learning Initiative Workshops, LIU Post (1998)

Lecturer, “Enhancing numeracy in the MBA program,” Business Program Colloquium Series, LIU Post (1997)

Honors/Awards

Recipient, Professor of the Year, Beta Gamma Sigma (business school honor society) (2010)

Recipient, Faculty Member of the Year, Professional Experience and Career Planning Department (2008)

Professional Affiliations

Senior Member, Institute of Industrial Engineers

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