Aparna Joshi

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Associate Professor of Management and Organization, Arnold Family Professor of Management

Department Management and Organization
Office Address 438 Business Building
Phone Number 814-863-0099
Email Address aaj1@psu.edu

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Aparna Joshi 's work focuses on multilevel issues in workplace diversity, gender issues in science an engineering, collaboration in global and distributed teams, generational issues in the workplace, and international and cross-cultural management. Her work in the area of gender dynamics in engineering work groups was recently awarded a National Science Foundation grant. Her research appears in the, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Organization Science. Aparna’s work has received the Academy of Management’s Saroj Parasuraman Award in 2010, the Dorothy Harlow Distinguished Paper Award in 2006 and 2008, the Ulrich-Lake Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Human Resource Management Journal, and the Academy of Management’s Best Dissertation Award (Gender and Diversity in Organizations division) and has also been featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer, USA Today, and the Times of India. Prior to joining Smeal she was on the faculty of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and is currently an Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Journal. She was awarded the 2014 Cummings Award for Early to Mid-Career Scholarly Achievement, one of the highest professional honors in the field, by the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management.

Expertise

Diversity in Organizations
Teams

Education

Ph D, Rutgers University, 2002

MS, Rutgers University, 1999

Courses Taught

MGMT 528 – Sem Org Beh (3)
Current theoretical and research issues applicable to the study of individual and group behavior within organizational settings.

BA 597 – Special Topics (1)
Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.

MGMT 597 – Special Topics (3)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

MGMT 596 – Individual Studies (1)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

MGMT 591 – Organizational Research Design (3)
Experience in designing research for organizational science, to maximize the validity of eventual conclusions; methodological choices, constraints, and compromises (tradoffs).

MGMT 590 – Colloquium (Variable)
Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.

MGMT 601 – PH.D. DISSERTATION FULL-TIME
NO DESCRIPTION.

MGMT 597A – Multilevel Theory and Research in Organizations (3)
Theorizing across levels of analysis is a core competency in management/ organizational behavior research. Our field engages with multiple disciplines and in understanding organizational phenomena no single level of analysis provides adequate explanations

MGMT 301H – Basic Management Concepts (3)
Study of fundamental principles and processes available to the understanding of management.

MGMT 445 – Managing Differences in Organizations (3)
This course focuses on developing knowledge and skills for dealing with demographic, functional, occupational and identity-based differences within and among organizations.

Selected Publications

Dwivedi P., Joshi A., Misangyi V., "Gender-Inclusive Gate-keeping: How (Mostly) Male Predecessors Can Influence the Success of Female CEOs." Academy of Management Journal, 2018.
Briscoe F., Joshi A., "Bringing the boss’s politics in: Supervisor political ideology and the gender gap in earnings." Academy of Management Journal, 2017.
Joshi A., Neely B., "A Structural-Emergence Model of Team Diversity." Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 2017, Invited.
Johnson T., Joshi A., "Dark clouds or silver linings? A stigma threat perspective on the implications of an autism diagnosis for workplace well-being." Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 101, no. 3, 2016, pp. 430-449.
Joshi A., Son J., Roh H., "When can women close the gap? A meta-analytic test of sex differences in performance and rewards." Academy of Management Journal, vol. 58, 2015, pp. 1516-1545.
Joshi A., Knight A., "Who defers to whom and why? Dual mechanisms linking demographic differences to dyadic deference and team effectiveness." Academy of Management Journal, vol. 58, 2015.
Joshi A., Knight A., "Who defers to whom and why? The effects of demographic differences and dyadic deference on team effectiveness." Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2014.
Joshi A., "By whom and when is women's expertise recognized? Interactive effects of gender and education in science and engineering teams." Administrative Science Quarterly, vol. 59, no. 2, 2014, pp. 202-239.
Gajendran R., Joshi A., "Inclusion and Identification in Virtual Teams: Does Leader-Member Virtual Communication Matter?." Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 97, 2012, pp. 1252-1261.
Son J., Joshi A., Roh H., "The Contingent Effects of Gender on Performance and Turnover,." Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2012.
Joshi A., Liao H., Roh H., "Bridging domains in workplace demography research: A review and reconceptualization." Journal of Management, vol. 57, 2011, pp. 521-552.
Joshi A., Dencker J., Franz G., "Generations in organizations." Research in Organizational Behavior, 2011.
Gajendran R., Joshi A., "Inclusion and Identification in Virtual Teams: Does Leader-Member Virtual Communication Matter?." Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2011.
Joshi A., Dencker J., Franz G., Martocchio J., "Unpacking generational identities in organizations." Academy of Management Review, vol. 35, 2010, pp. 392-414.
Joshi A., Roh H., "The role of context in work team diversity research: A meta-analytic review." Academy of Management Journal, 2009.
Joshi A., Pandey N., Han G., "Bracketing team boundary spanning: An examination of task-based, team-level, and contextual moderators." Journal of Organizational Behavior, vol. 30, 2009, pp. 731-759.
Joshi A., Lazarova M., Liao H., "Getting everyone on board: The role of inspirational leadership in geographically dispersed teams." Organization Science, vol. 20, 2009, pp. 240-252.
Joshi A., Martocchio J., "Compensation and reward systems in a multicultural context." Cultural Diversity and Human Resources Practices, 2008, Invited.
Liao H., Chuang A., Joshi A., "In the eye of the beholder: Understanding why people think they are different, and when perceived dissimilarity leads to turnover." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, vol. 106, 2008, pp. 106-124.
Joshi A., Roh H., "A contextual examination of work team diversity research: A review and future agenda." 2008, Invited.
Joshi A., Roh H., "Considering context in work team diversity research: A meta-analytic review." Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2008.
Dencker J., Joshi A., Martocchio J., "Towards a theoretical framework linking generational memories to workplace attitudes and behaviors." Human Resource Management Review, vol. 18, 2008, pp. 210-220.
Joshi A., Roh H., "Context matters: Multilevel considerations in diversity research." 2007, Invited.
Dencker J., Joshi A., Martocchio J., "Employee benefits as a source of inter-generational conflict." Human Resource Management Review, vol. 17, 2007, pp. 208-220, Invited.
Joshi A., "Do “global” teams need “global” leaders?: Identifying leadership competencies in multinational teams." Managing Multinational Teams: Cultural, Organizational, and National Influences. Elsevier Press., 2006, Invited.
Joshi A., Lazarova M., Liao H., "A cross-level study of identification in georgraphically dispersed settings: The role of leadership." Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2006.
Liao H., Chuang A., Joshi A., "In the eye of the beholder: Understanding perceived dissimilarity." Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2006.
Joshi A., Liao H., Jackson S., "Cross-level effects of workplace diversity on sales performance and pay." vol. 49, 2006, pp. 459-481.
Joshi A., "The influence of organizational demography on the external networking behavior of teams." vol. 31, 2006, pp. 583-597.
Joshi A., Liao H., Jackson S., "Do they practice what they preach? A cross-level investigation of pay inequities." Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2004.
Jackson S., Joshi A., "Diversity in social context: A multi-attribute, multi-level analysis of team diversity and performance in a sales organization." vol. 25, 2004, pp. 675-702.
Leonard J., Levine D., Joshi A., "Do birds of a feather shop together? The effects on performance of employes' similarity with one another and with customers." vol. 25, 2004, pp. 731-754.
Liao H., Joshi A., Chuang A., "Sticking out like a sore thumb: Employee dissimilarity and deviance." vol. 57, 2004, pp. 969-1000.
Joshi A., Jackson S., "Understanding work team diversity: Challenges and opportunities." The International Handbook of Organizational Teamwork and Cooperative Working, 2003, Invited.
Jackson S., Joshi A., Erhardt N., "Recent research on tean and organizational diversity: SWOT analysis and implications." vol. 29, 2003, pp. 801-830.
Kochan T., Bezrukova K., Ely R., Jackson S., Joshi A., Jehn K., Leonard J., Levine D., Thomas D., "The effects of diversity on business performance: Report of a feasibility study of the diversity research network." vol. 42, 2003, pp. 3-21.
Gully S., Incalcaterra K., Joshi A., Beaubin J., "A meta-analysis of team-efficacy, potency, and performance: Interdependence and level of analysis as moderators of observed relationships." vol. 87, 2002, pp. 819-832.
Joshi A., Labianca G., Caligiuri P., "Getting along long distance: Understandig conflict in a multinational team through social network analysis." vol. 37, 2002, pp. 277-284.
Jackson S., Joshi A., "Research on domestic and international diversity in organizations: A merger that works?." Handbook of Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology, 2001, Invited.
Joshi A., "Networking employees for success in global teams: A case study." International Journal of Human Resource Information Management, 1999, Invited.
Caligiuri P., Joshi A., Lazarova M., "Factors affecting the success of women on global assignments." vol. 10, 1999, pp. 163-179.
Caligiuri P., Hyland M., Joshi A., "Families on global assignments: Applying work family theories abroad." Current Topics in Management, 1998.
Caligiuri P., Hyland M., Joshi A., Bross A., "Testing a theoretical model for examining the relationship between family adjustment and expatriates' work adjustment." vol. 83, 1998, pp. 598-614.
Joshi A., Son J., Roh H., "When can women close the gap? A meta-analytic test of sex differences in performance and rewards." Academy of Management Journal.

Editorships

Academy of Management Journal, Editorial Board, August 2016 - Present
Academy of Management Review, Special Topics Forum Diversity at a Critical Juncture, Associate Editor, January 2015 - January 2019
Academy of Management Journal, Associate Editor, July 2013 - July 2016
Academy of Management Journal, Editorial Board, July 2010 - July 2013
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Editorial Board, January 2010 - January 2013
Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, Co-Editor, January 2009 - January 2013