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Stuart Freedman

Stu Freedman
Stuart C FreedmanManagement Department Chair, Professor

Research Interests

Organizational behavior

Dr. Freedman's current research is on cultural issues in off-shoring and communication in online environments. Professor Freedman's other research interests are in organizational reward systems and the dynamics of groups and teams. His most recent work, published as a book chapter, addresses both conceptual and applied communication issues in online education. Other articles and reviews have been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Training and Development Journal, Personnel Journal, the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and Global Competitiveness. In addition, his work has appeared in the Proceedings of the Information Resources Management Association, Eastern Academy of Management, Decision Sciences Institute, Association of Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior, Pan-Pacific Conference, and others. Professor Freedman has presented numerous papers at national and regional conferences, has served on several journal and professional association editorial review boards, and has consulted with managers and administrators in this country and abroad in the areas of reward and control systems, organizational communication, and work group dynamics.

Education

  • Ph D, (1977), Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: "The effects of motive attribution, and perceived tactical alternatives on compliance to threats and promises in a negotiation task."
  • MS: Organizational Behavior, (1973), Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: "The effects of audience feedback, representational role and strategy of the other on concession making in a bilateral monopoly bargaining task."
  • BA: Psychology, (1969), City College of the City University of New York - New York, NY

Awards and Honors

  • Beta Gamma Sigma, National Business Administration Honorary Society
  • College of Management Professional Achievement Award
  • College of Management Professional Development Award
  • College of Management Professional Development Award
  • Cornell University Summer Fellowships
  • Department of Management Professional Achievement Award
  • Department of Management Professional Development Award
  • Outstanding performance as 1985-86 National Director of Placement for the Association of Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior
  • Psi Chi National Honorary Society (academic)
  • Sigma Iota Epsilon, National Management Honorary Society
  • Who's Who of Human Resource Professionals (1986)
  • University Merit (1982)

Publications

  • Andrews, F., Freedman, S.C., Lewis, D.A. (2013) "ASSESSING STUDENT PERFORMANCE: THE CASE OF THE MANNING SCHOOL OF BUSINESS.," Proceedings for the Northeast Region Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI) pp. 729 - 736
  • Andrews, F., Freedman, S.C., Lewis, D.A. (2013) "Assessing Student Performance: the Case of the Manning School of Business," Proceedings for the Northeast Region Decision Sciences Institute (NEDSI) pp. 729-736
  • Freedman, S.C., Tello, S.F., Lewis, D. (2003) "Strategies for improving instructorstudent communication in online education," Virtual education: Cases in learning & teaching technologies pp. 156-168
  • Riley, H., Freedman, S.C. (2003) "What a difference a day makes! (cover story)," Supply Management 8:14 pp. 20
  • Freedman, S.C. (1989) "Nursing Shortages Up Hospital Risks," Risk Management 36:7 pp. 34
  • Freedman, S.C. (1985) "Performance-based pay: A convenience store case study," Personnel Journal 64:7 pp. 30-34
  • Freedman, S.C. (1984) "Leadership in Organizations," Administrative Science Quarterly 29:1
  • Freedman, S.C. (1984) "Attribution Theory and Management Education," Training and development journal 38:11 pp. 95
  • Freedman, S.C. (1984) "Leadership in Organizations," Administrative Science Quarterly 29:1 pp. 146
  • Freedman, S.C. (1981) "Threats, Promises, and Coalitions: A Study of Compliance and Retaliation in a Simulated Organizational Setting," Journal of Applied Social Psychology 11:2 pp. 114
  • Freedman, S.C. (1980) "Dimensions of Organizations: Environment, Context, Structure, Process, and Performance," Administrative Science Quarterly 25:3 pp. 520

Presentations

  • Primary trait analysis and the assessment of student learning. - Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, April 2013 - Brooklyn, NY
  • The use of value rubrics to inform the assessment process and close the feedback loop. - Advancing a Massachusetts Culture of Assessment (AMCOA), February 2012 - UMass Lowell, MA
  • CRM: Off-shore outsourcing of customer facing functions _ how effective is this strategy? - International Conference of Business, Economics and Management, August 2005 - Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
  • How well do instructors communicate with online learners? A program administrator perspective. - 2004 Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, November 2004 - Boston, MA
  • Business schools and nonprofit organizations: opportunity for partnership. - 2004 Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, November 2004 - Boston, MA
  • Overcoming communication barriers: strategies and techniques for improving instructor effectiveness. - Tenth Sloan-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, November 2004 - Orlando, FL
  • Instructor-student communication in a CyberEd environment. - Information Resources Management Association, May 2002 - Seattle, WA
  • Toward the creation of a community of learners. - It Takes a Village: Developing Learning Communities _ On-campus, Corporate and Distance Education Models, October 2001
  • An outcome assessment strategy for schools with modest resources. - Northeast Decision Sciences Institute, March 2000 - Atlantic City, NJ
  • Outcome assessment: from strategy to program improvement. - AACSB Outcome Assessment Conference, February 1999 - Clearwater Beach, FL
  • The design and implementation of strategic business partnering. - Global Competitiveness Conference, October 1994 - Boston, MA
  • The emergence and institutionalization of strategic organizational adaptation at the sub-unit level. - Eastern Academy of Management, May 1992 - Baltimore, MD
  • - Sigma Iota Epsilon Management Honorary Society induction ceremony, February 1991
  • An examination of the relationship between gender and salary among new managerial employees. - National Meetings of he Decision Science Institute, November 1989 - New Orleans, LA
  • Case teaching, case writing, case grading: pitfalls, paradoxes And potentials. - Eastern Academy of Management, May 1988 - Arlington, VA
  • An assessment of cross-cultural value differences: is the difference really that great? - Fifth Annual Pan-Pacific Conference, May 1988 - Singapore, Malaysia
  • Academic chairpersons: organizational structure, change and development. - Kansas State University Conference, 1987 - Orlando, FL
  • Issues in curriculum development. - 1987 Annual Meetings, New England Colleges of Business Administration, October 1987 - Lowell, MA
  • There are more ways to teach a case than the Harvard Business School method. - Eastern Academy of Management, May 1987 - Boston, MA
  • Designing reward systems for the 1980's. - American Productivity Center Conference, 1986 - Houston, TX
  • The effects of control system variables and control agent sex on employee attitudes and behavior. - National Meetings, Association of Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior, November 1985 - Boston, MA
  • The behavioral implications of computer-integrated manufacturing systems. - Institute on Computer-integrated Manufacturing, July 1985 - UMass Lowell, MA
  • A goal setting and evaluation model for higher educational organizations. - Western Regional Meetings of the Association of Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior, February 1985 - Denver, CO
  • eward systems and organizational change: a quasi-experiment on the effects of tying pay to performance. - Northeast Business and Economics Association Conference, November 1984 - Boston, MA
  • The behavioral implications of computer-integrated manufacturing systems. - Institute on Computer-integrated Manufacturing, June 1984 - UMass Lowell, MA
  • Controlling and reward subordinates: some important considerations. - International Congress and Convention Association, October 1983 - Salzburg, Austria
  • Improving communication in organizations. - International Congress and Convention Association, October 1983 - Salzburg, Austria
  • What managers should know about group dynamics. - International Congress and Convention Association, October 1983 - Salzburg, Austria
  • Stress and productivity. - Annual Meetings of the American Association of Homes or the Aging, November 1980 - Boston, MA
  • Practicing organization development: some lessons learned and prescriptions for the future. - Fall Conference, Organization Development Institute, October 1980 - Lenox, MA
  • The effects of audience feedback, representational role and strategy of the other on concession making in a bilateral monopoly bargaining task. - Eastern Psychological Association, May 1973 - New York, NY