Office Hours



By appointment on Mondays/Wednesdays

2:30 - 3:45



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
Spring 2016 Classes

MGMT 300:
Organizational Behavior

    A study of theories of organizational culture, behavior, and design. This course will focus upon individual behavior within groups and organizations; leadership and decision-making within organization
    s; organizational culture and design; group dynamics, total quality, and demographic diversity issues within organizations; and various macro-environmental influences on organizations, e.g. technology, ethical issues, global considerations, and environmental demographic diversity. Prerequisites: Junior standing. Restricted to School of Business majors and minors. Others may seek permission from the School of Business. Offered every year
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MGMT 500:
Leadership in Organizations

    This course will provide opportunities for actively engaging in discussion, role-plays, analysis of articles, and participation in teamwork. Lecture will be kept at a minimum. A greater emphasis wil
    l be placed on critical thinking and applying the concepts and theories as best we can in a classroom environment. Small group activities and discussion will serve a dual purpose of learning concepts as well as developing your team. Additionally, you will have opportunities to conduct your own research on Leadership and present your findings and analysis to the class. Offered: every spring Prerequisites: MGMT 300 and graduate status.
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