David Waldman

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006

Biography

David A. Waldman (waldman@asu.edu) is a professor of management in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. His research interests focus largely on leadership processes, especially at the upper levels of organizations and in a global context, and he is heralded as being one of the top ten leadership researchers in the world according to the Web of Science (based on most publications with “leader” or “leadership” in article titles). He was the recipient of the 2020 Network of Leadership Scholars’ Eminent Leadership Scholar award. Much of his research has been interdisciplinary. For example, his recent work in the area of organizational neuroscience have gained notoriety in both academic and practitioner circles, including publications in the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology, as well as write-ups in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, and the Financial Times. With regard to those efforts, he is the recipient of the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Organizational Neuroscience interest group of the Academy of Management. Further, he is recognized as largely originating the concept of responsible leadership, which involves understanding leadership processes in the domain of corporate social responsibility. Finally, he has pioneered research to address management and organizational issues that are relevant to technology transfer efforts, including highly cited work in Research Policy.

In addition to the journals mentioned above, Professor Waldman’s accomplishments include over 140 articles in such other journals as the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Organizational Research Methods, and The Leadership Quarterly. According to Google Scholar, his work has been cited over 34,000 times, and he is among the top 2% of scientists in the world in terms of citation impact (https://news.asu.edu/20210512-16-w-p-carey-professors-named-among-top-2-worldwide ). He has also published 5 books on 360-degree feedback, leadership and open communication, organizational neuroscience, corporate social responsibility, and leadership for organizations, respectively. He has been a principal investigator on grants approximating $2 million from such agencies as NSF, DARPA, and the Kauffman Foundation. Among other purposes, money from these grants has been used over the past several years to support his doctoral students during the summer months. Professor Waldman is on the editorial review boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, and The Leadership Quarterly; and he is an associate Editor for the Academy of Management Collections. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Professor Waldman has consulted for, and made presentations at, a number of companies and governmental agencies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. They include such firms as IBM, Nortel, Goodyear-Mexico, Homestake Mining Organization, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and the Information Technology Alliance. His primary emphasis in these activities include: (1) helping leaders to better understand and navigate the paradoxes that they increasingly face, and (2) realize and act upon the neurological bases of their leadership abilities.

Education

  • Ph.D Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Colorado State University 1982
  • M.S. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Colorado State University 1979
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Kentucky 1977

Research Interests

My research focuses on leadership processes at individual, team, and organizational levels of analysis. At these various levels, my research deals with singular leaders (e.g., CEOs), as well as more plural forms of leadership (e.g., shared leadership in teams). Currently, I focus on three streams of research in the leadership area. First, I do work connecting effective leadership behavior/characteristics with neuroscience theory and methodology. Second, I do research on the topic of responsible leadership. This interest lies at the intersection of leadership, ethics, and corporate social responsibility. Third, my work includes global and cross-cultural issues in leadership.  In addition, I have interests in the area of academic entrepreneurship, and especially how factors like leadership, organizational justice, and balancing multiple identities come into play.

My ultimate goal is to establish a center or institute on neuroscience applications to organizational and management issues, or alternatively, integrate such applications within an existing center or institute.

Publications

Representative Articles:

Waldman, D. A., Wang, D., Hannah, S. T., Owens, B. P., & Balthazard, P. A. in press. Psychological and neurological predictors of supervisor abusiveness. Personnel Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1111/peps.12262.

Balven, R., Fenters, V., Siegel, D., & Waldman, D. A. 2018. Academic entrepreneurship: The roles of organizational justice, championing, education, work-life balance, identity, and motivation. Academy of Management Perspectives, 32: 1–22.

Waldman, D. A., Wang, D., Hannah, S. T., & Balthazard, P. A. 2017. A neurological and ideological perspective of ethical leadership. Academy of Management Journal, 60: 1285-1306. DOI: 10.5465/amj.2014.0644

Waldman, D. A., Wang, D., & Fenters, V. W. 2016. The added value of neuroscience methods in organizational research. Organizational Research Methods. DOI: 10.1177/1094428116642013. http://orm.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/1094428116642013v1.pdf?ijkey=pCxxUseJzEjTb0A&keytype=finite

Ou, A. Y., Waldman, D. A., & Peterson, S. 2015. Do humble CEOs matter? An examination of CEO humility and firm outcomes. Journal of Management, http://jom.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/0149206315604187v1.pdf?ijkey=8gIqRROg8yCZn7E&keytype=finite

Waldman, D. A., Carter, M., & Hom, P. 2015. A multilevel investigation of leadership and turnover behavior. Journal of Management, 41: 1724-1744. doi: 10.1177/0149206312460679.

Owens, B. P., Wallace, A. S., & Waldman, D. A. 2015. Leader narcissism and follower outcomes: The counterbalancing effect of leader humility. Journal of Applied Psychology, 100: 1203-1213. doi: 10.1037/a0038698.

Zhang, Y., Waldman, D. A., Han, Y., & Li, X. 2015. Paradoxical leader behaviors in people management: Antecedents and consequences. Academy of Management Journal, 58: 538-566. DOI: 10.5465/amj.2012.0995. Winner of the best paper in organizational behavior for 2015, awarded by the Organizational Behavior division of the Academy of Management.

Waldman, D. A., & Balven, R. 2014. Responsible leadership: Theoretical issues and research directions. Academy of Management Perspectives, 28: 224-234, DOI:10.5465/amp.2014.0016.

Berson, Y., Da’as, R., & Waldman, D. A. 2014. How do leaders and their teams bring about organizational learning and outcomes? Personnel Psychology, DOI: 10.1111/peps.12071.

Ou, A. Y., Tsui, A. S., Kinicki, A. J., Waldman, D. A., Xiao, Z., & Song, L. J. 2014. Humble chief executive officers’ connections to top management team integration and middle managers’ responses. Administrative Science Quarterly, 59: 34-72. DOI 10.1177/0001839213520131
http://asq.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/0001839213520131v1

Wang, D., Waldman, D. A., & Zhang, Z. 2014. A meta-analysis of shared leadership and team effectiveness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99: 181-198, DOI: 10.1037/a0034531.

Morgeson, F. P., Aguinis, H., Waldman, D. A., & Siegel, D. S. 2013. Extending corporate social responsibility research to the human resource management and organizational behavior domains: A look to the future. Personnel Psychology, 66: 805-824.

Hannah, S. T., Balthazard, P. A., Waldman, D. A., Jennings, P., & Thatcher, R. 2013. The psychological and neurological bases of leader self-complexity and effects on adaptive decision-making. Journal of Applied Psychology, 98: 393-411.

Varella, P., Javidan, M., & Waldman, D. A.  2012.  A model of instrumental networks: The roles of socialized charismatic leadership and group behavior. Organization Science, 23: 582-595.

Balthazard, P., Waldman, D. A., Thatcher, R. W., & Hannah, S. T. 2012. Differentiating transformational and non-transformational leaders on the basis of neurological imaging. The Leadership Quarterly, 23: 244-258. (Best paper award for The Leadership Quarterly in 2012)

Waldman, D. A., Balthazard, P. A., & Peterson, S. 2011. Social cognitive neuroscience and leadership. The Leadership Quarterly, 22: 1092–1106.

Waldman, D. A., Balthazard, P. A., & Peterson, S. 2011. The neuroscience of leadership: Can we revolutionize the way that leaders are identified and developed? Academy of Management Perspectives, 25(1): 60-74.

Books:

Waldman, D. A., & O’Reilly, C. in progress Developing leadership capabilities through video-based cases: A story-telling approach. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

McWilliams, A., Rupp, D. E., Siegel, D. S., Stahl, G., & Waldman, D. A. (Eds.). in progress. The Oxford handbook of corporate social responsibility: Psychological and organizational perspectives.  London: Oxford University Press.

Waldman, D. A., & Balthazard, P. A. (Eds.) 2015. Organizational neuroscience. London: Emerald Books.

Atwater, L. E, & Waldman, D. A. 2008. Leadership, feedback and the open communication gap.  New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Waldman, D. A, & Atwater, L. E. 1998. The power of 3600 feedback: How to leverage performance evaluations for top productivity. Houston, TX: Gulf Publishing Company.

Courses

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 411Leading Organizations
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 411Leading Organizations
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 411Leading Organizations
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 411Leading Organizations
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 411Leading Organizations
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation

Honors/Awards

  • Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association
  • Recent mentions in the Wall Street Journal http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303725404579461722158151180 (or Google WSJ Inner Workings); and Inc. Magazine (http://www.inc.com/magazine/201306/eric-markowitz/brain-leadership-inside.html)
  • TED-style talk delivered in May 2014 at the meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Honolulu (http://youtu.be/aZuEr_JoyYk).
  • Over 20,000 cites on Google Scholar
  • Winner of the best paper in organizational behavior for 2015, awarded by the Organizational Behavior division of the Academy of Management.

Editorships

 

Professor Waldman is on the editorial review boards of:

  • Academy of Management Journal 
  • Academy of Management Review
  • Academy of Management Perspectives 
  • Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Personnel Psychology 
  • The Leadership Quarterly 

Professional Associations

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology

American Psychological Association

Work History

Arizona State University: Full Professor, 2008-present, Associate, Full Professor, 1995-2008; Concordia University: Associate Professor, 1991-1994; SUNY-Binghamton: Assistant, Associate Professor, 1982-1991

Consulting

Professor Waldman has consulted for a number of companies and governmental agencies in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, including IBM, Nortel, Goodyear-Mexico, Homestake Mining Organization, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and the Information Technology Alliance.

Expertise Areas