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Leading People and Organizations

GSB Leading People and Organizations

Area chair: Victor Borun
Contact: borun@fordham.edu

The leading people and organizations area at the Gabelli School of Business focuses on the following strategic areas:

  • Ethical leadership
  • Career management, focused on personal and professional calling
  • Innovation, including social innovation
  • Entrepreneurship, including social entrepreneurship
  • Global sustainability management

The area’s faculty research has global visibility and is frequently cited in professional journals and the popular press. Some faculty focus mainly on individual-level factors such as character, trustworthiness, or mindfulness. Others look at the group level of what makes highly functional teams work. Many examine how organizations of all kinds can better contribute to solving social problems. Overall, the area’s research aims to create insights on how people can manage better.

Faculty contribute to this goal by participating on editorial boards, editing globally prominent journals, and serving in leadership roles in the Academy of Management and other professional associations.

Two endowed chair positions at Fordham reflect the leading people and organizations area’s values: the Felix Larkin Chair of Character-Based Leadership and the James A.F. Stoner Chair for Global Sustainability. Renowned faculty from across the University and beyond collaborate with the area.

Undergraduate students take the integrated core course Principles of Management and can select electives in management consulting, leadership, creativity and innovation, and sustainability and entrepreneurship.

Undergraduates have access to these opportunities to earn degree credentials related to leading people and organizations:

Master of Science in Management, and students in the Gabelli School MBA program may take the Leading People and Organizations course.

The leading people and organizations area is home to the Center for Humanistic Management and Consortium for Trustworthy Organizations and is a partner of the International Humanistic Management Association.


Featured Research

Michael Pirson, Kirsten Martin, Bidhan Parmar, 2017, “Formation of Stakeholder Trust in Business and the Role of Personal Values,” Journal of Business Ethics (forthcoming).

Ying Hong, Hui Liao, Steffen Raub, and Joo Hun Han, 2016, “What it Takes to Get Proactive: An Integrative Multi-Level Model of Antecedents of Personal Initiative,” Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(5), 687-701.

Kaifeng Jiang, Jia Hu, Ying Hong, Hui Liao, and Songbo Liu, 2016, “Do It Well and Do It Right: The Impact of Service Climate and Ethical Climate on Business Performance Outcomes and the Boundary Conditions,” Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(11), 1553-1568.

Kaifeng Jiang, Ying Hong, Patrick F. McKay, Derek R. Avery, David C. Wilson, and Sabrina D. Volpone, 2015, “Retaining Employees through Anti-sexual Harassment Practices: Exploring the Mediating Role of Psychological Distress and Employee engagement,” Human Resource Management, 54(1), 1-21.

Michael Pirson, 2015, “Economistic and Humanistic Narratives of Leadership in the Age of Globality: Toward a Renewed Darwinian Theory of Leadership,” Journal of Business Ethics, 128(2), 383-394.