Professor | Management and Human Resources
Skillrud Family Chair in Business
3112 Grainger Hall
(608) 263-3771

Biography

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

Research

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

Aldag, R. (2013). Groupthink Encyclopedia of Management Theory, Eric Kessler (Ed.)

Aldag, R. (2013). Bounded Rationality and Satisficing (Behavioral Decision Making Model) Encyclopedia of Management Theory, Eric Kessler (Ed.)

Aldag, R. (2012). Bump It With a Trumpet: On the Value of Our Research to Managment Education Academy of Management Journal

Aldag, R. (2012). Behavioral Decision Making: Implications for Leadership and Organizations Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies

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

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

Aldag, R. (2008). Toxic Waste The Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

Aldag, R. (2008). Chaebol The Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

Aldag, R. (2008). Supererogation The Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

Aldag, R. (2008). Open-Book Management The Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society

Aldag, R. & Kuzuhara, L. (2005). Mastering Management Skills

Baker, T. & Aldag, R. & Blair, E. (2004). Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 23rd Edition

Aldag, R. (2004). Review of A. Cohen, Multiple Commitments in the Workplace: An Integrative Approach Administrative Science Quarterly

Aldag, R. & Fuller, S. (2004). Encyclopedia of Applied Psychology

Baker, T. & Aldag, R. & Blair, E. (2004). Gender and Entrepreneurial Opportunity Evaluation Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research

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

Fuller, S. & Aldag, R. (2001). Groups at Work: Advances in Theory and Research

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

Castaneda, M. & Kolenko, T. & Aldag, R. (1999). Self-management perceptions and practices: A structural equations analysis Journal of Organizational Behavior

Fuller, S. & Aldag, R. (1998). Organizational Tonypandy: Lessons from 25 years of the groupthink phenomenon Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes

Aldag, R. (1997). Moving sofas and exhuming woodchucks: On relevance, impact, and the following of fads Journal of Management Inquiry

Dunham, R. & Aldag, R. & Brief, A. (1977). Dimensionality of task design as measured by the Job Diagnostic Survey. Academy of Management Journal

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

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

Manage Change & Org Effectvnss (MHR 420), Spring 2010.
How 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.

Managing Change and Organizati (MHR 420), Spring 2011.
How 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

Graduate Courses

Doctoral Rsch Smr in Mgmt (MHR 976), Spring 2009.
Continuation of MHR 975.

Doctoral Research Seminar in M (MHR 976), Spring 2011.
Continuation of MHR 975.

Seminar in Admistrative Policy -- Emotions in Organizations (MHR 870), Spring 2008.
Application 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.

Smr-Administrative Policy (MHR 870), Spring 2009.
Application 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.

Behavioral Analysis of Management Decision Making (MHR 729), Spring 2010.
Examination 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.

Behavioral Analysis of Managem (MHR 729), Spring 2011.
Examination 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

Behavioral Analysis of Management Decision Making (MHR 729), Spring 2001.
Examination 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.

Managing Behavior in Organizations (MHR 704), Spring 2006.
Examines 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

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

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

Managing Behavior in Organizations (MHR 704), Spring 2005.
Examines 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

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

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

(MHR 702), Fall 2001.
Management General Studies

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

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

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

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

(MHR 701), Fall 2002.

(MHR 701), Fall 2002.

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

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

(MHR 701), Fall 2003.

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

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

Hybrid Courses

Behavioral Analysis of Management Decision Making (MHR/IEN 729/729), Spring 2006.
Examination 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.

Learning/Teaching Oriented Publications

Aldag, R. (2014). Decision Making, Parts 1 & 2 The Marketing & Management Collection, Henry Stewart Talks, London

Aldag, R. (2014). Henry Stewart Talks Organizational Behavior Series Henry Stewart Talks

Aldag, R. (2014). "Brain Drain, Invader, Virus, Traveler: On the Evolution of I-O Psychology" Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice

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. & Kuzuhara, L. (2009). Organizational Behavior: A Skill-Based Approach

Service

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