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Leadership and Organizational Behavior


Avan Jassawalla

Professor of Management

School of Business

South Hall 116B
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Avan Jassawalla

Faculty Information


  • B.Com., M.Com. University of Bombay, Bombay, India
  • M.A., M.S., Ph.D., Syracuse University

Research Interests

Prof. Jassawalla currently teaches Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management (HRM) to undergraduates and Leadership in Organizations to graduate (Master’s in Accounting) students at Geneseo. She has varied research interests and has developed three research streams: managing new product development processes, international HRM, and effectiveness of student teams. These have led to over 25 publications including refereed journal articles and book chapters. Her work is published in high caliber management journals such as The Academy of Management Learning & Education, California Management Review, Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, and Human Resource Management.

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Sashittal, H.C., A.R. Jassawalla and P. Markulis (2012). “Students’ perspective into the apathy and social disconnectedness they feel in undergraduate business classrooms,” Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 10(3), 413-446.


  • Academy of Management
  • Society for Human Resource Management