Dennis Arnold Gioia

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Professor of Management and Organization, Robert & Judith Auritt Klein Professor of Management

Office Address 428 Business Building
Phone Number 814-865-6370
Email Address dag4@psu.edu

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Dennis A. Gioia is the Robert and Judith Auritt Klein Professor of Management in the Department of Management and Organization. He holds a BS degree in Engineering Science, an MBA, and a doctorate in Management, all from Florida State University. He has worked as an engineer for Boeing Aerospace at Cape Kennedy during the Apollo/Saturn lunar program and for Ford Motor Company as a problem analyst and as corporate recall coordinator. Professor Gioia is a member of the MBA core faculty, as well as the Executive MBA core faculty. He also is a former faculty director of the Developing Managerial Effectiveness executive program, and has served as a faculty leader in many other executive development programs for both private and public organizations. Professor Gioia is actively engaged in basic and applied research in organizations. His primary areas of theory and research focus on the study of organizational identity,image, and reputation. He also studies organizational sensemaking and sensegiving dynamics, organizational learning and knowledge, as well as organizational change processes.

Expertise

Current research deals with sensemaking and sensegiving processes during strategic change efforts, knowledge transformation processes, the role of organizational identity and image in attempting to accomplish change, and identity formation and change processes.

Education

DBA, Management and Organizational Behavior, Florida State University, 1979

MBA, Management, Florida State University, 1972

BS, Engineering Science, Florida State University, 1970

Courses Taught

ART H 299 – Foreign Study--Art History (Variable)
Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

B A 501 – Management (2)
Examination and application of concepts of human behavior and organization to managing people in work organizations.

B A 597A – Global Immersion (2)
Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.

B A 597C – Pricing Policies (2)
Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.

MGMT 399 – Foreign Studies (Variable)
Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.

MGMT 497A – Social Entrepreneurship (3)
Special topics course.

MGMT 534 – Leadership and Change in Organizations (2)
Understanding yourself as a leader, particularly as a leader in organizations and especially a leader of organizations undergoing change.

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

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

MGMT 597C – Cognition in Organizations Seminar (3)
This seminar studies cognitive processes in organizations, exploring theory and research on schema theory, organizational learning and knowledge, organizational identity and image, and sensemaking, organizing and symbolism.

MGMT 597G – Leadership and Change in Organizations (2)
Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.

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

Selected Publications

Eury J., Kreiner G., Trevino L., Gioia D. A., "The past is not dead: Legacy identification and alumni ambivalence in the wake of scandal." Academy of Management Journal, 2018.
Kilduff M., Mehra A., Gioia D. A., Borgatti S., "Brokering trust to enhance leadership: A self-monitoring approach to leadership emergence. In Glucker, J., Lazega, E., and Hammer, I. (Eds.)." Knowledge and Networks, (Heidelberg: Springer), vol. 11, 2018, pp. 221-240.
Rheinhardt A., Kreiner G., Gioia D. A., Corley K., "Conducting and publishing rigorous qualitative research. In Cassell, C., Cunliffe, A. and Grandy, G. (Eds.)." The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Business and Management Research Methods, 2017, pp. 515-531.
Gehman J., Glaser V., Eisenhardt K., Gioia D. A., Langley A., Corley K., "Finding theory-method fit: A comparison of three qualitative approaches to theory building." Journal of Management Inquiry, 2017.
Gioia D. A., "The long, hard road to legitimacy for qualitative research: A personal and professional journey." The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Research in Organization Studies, 2017, pp. 453-464.
Gioia D. A., Hamilton A., "Great debates in organizational identity study. In Pratt, M., Schultz, M., Ashforth, B. & Ravasi, D. (Eds.)." The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Identity, (Oxford University Press), 2016, pp. 21-38.
Gioia D. A., Gioia D., "Revisionist organizational history In Carroll, C.E. (Ed.)." SAGE Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation, (Sage), 2016.
Gioia D. A., "The rules of the game. In Clark, T., Wright, M. & Ketchen, D. (Eds.)." How to Get Published in the Best Management Journals, (Edward Elgar), 2016.
Patvardhan S., Gioia D. A., Hamilton A., "Weathering a metalevel identity crisis: Forging a coherent collective identity for an emerging field." Academy of Management Journal, vol. 58, no. 2, 2015, pp. 405-435.
Gioia D. A., Hamilton A., Patvardhan S., "Image is everything: Reflections on the dominance of image in modern organizational life." Research in Organizational Behavior, vol. 34, 2014, pp. 129-154.
Gioia D. A., Patvardhan S., Hamilton A., Corley K., "Organizational identity formation and change." Academy of Management Annals, vol. 7, 2013, pp. 123-193.
Gioia D. A., Corley K., Hamilton A., "Seeking qualitative rigor in inductive research: Notes on the Gioia methodology." Organizational Research Methods, vol. 16, no. 1, 2013, pp. 15-131.
Gioia D. A., "Pinto fires and personal ethics: 20 years before and after publication. In Michalos, A.G. & Poff, D.C. (Eds.)." Citation Classics from the Journal of Business Ethics: Advances in Business Ethics Research, vol. 2, 2013, pp. 727-728.
Gioia D. A., Nag R., Corley K., "Visionary ambiguity and strategic change: The virtue of vagueness in launching major organizational change." Journal of Management Inquiry, vol. 21, 2012, pp. 364-375.
Nag R., Gioia D. A., "From common to uncommon knowledge: Foundations of firm-specific use of knowledge as a resource." Academy of Management Journal, vol. 55, 2012, pp. 421-457.
Gioia D. A., Patvardhan S., "Identity as Process and Flow. In Maguire, S., Schultz, M., Langley, A. & Tsoukas, H. (Eds.)." Constructing Identity In and Around Organizations, (Oxford University Press), vol. 3, 2011, pp. 50-62.
Corley K., Gioia D. A., "Building theory about theory building: What constitutes a theoretical contribution?." Academy of Management Review, vol. 36, 2011, pp. 12-32.
Hamilton A., Gioia D. A., "Organizational identity and strategic decision making. In P.C. Nutt & D.C. Wilson (Eds.)." Handbook of Decision Making, 2010, pp. 139-152.
Gioia D. A., Price K. N., Hamilton A. L., Thomas J. B., "Forging an Identity: An Insider-Outsider Study of Processes Involved in Organizational Identity Formation." Administrative Science Quarterly, vol. 55, no. 1, 2010, pp. 1-46.
Clark S. M., Gioia D. A., Ketchen D., Thomas J. B., "Transitional Identity as a Facilitator of Organizational Identity Change during a Merger." Administrative Science Quarterly, vol. 55, no. 3, 2010, pp. 397-438.
Hamilton A. L., Gioia D. A., "Fostering Sustainability-Focused Organizational Identities." Exploring Positive Identities and Organizations: Building a Theoretical and Research Foundation, (Psychology Press), 2009, pp. 427-451.
Price K. N., Gioia D. A., "The Self-monitoring organization: Minimizing discrepancies among differing perception of organizational identity." Corporate Reputation Review, vol. 11, 2008, pp. 208-221.
Price K. N., Gioia D. A., Corley K. G., "Scattered images: Reconciling disparate organizational images." Journal of Management Inquiry, vol. 17, no. 3, 2008, pp. 173-185.
Ashforth B., Gioia D. A., Robinson S., Trevino L. K., "Re-Viewing Corruption. [Introductory Article to the Special Topic Forum on Corruption in Organizations]." Academy of Management Review, vol. 33, no. 3, 2008, pp. 670-684.
Gioia D. A., "Interpretive wisdom." Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Wisdom, 2007.
Gioia D. A., "Organizational identity as an emerging perennial domain." Handbook of the New and Emerging in Organization Studies, 2007.
Proserpio L., Gioia D. A., "Teaching the virtual generation." Academy of Management Learning and Education, no. 6, 2007, pp. 69-80.
Nag R., Corley K. G., Gioia D. A., "The intersection of organizational identity, knowledge, and practice: Attempting strategic change via knowledge grafting." Academy of Management Journal, vol. 50, 2007, pp. 821-847.
Gioia D. A., "If I had a magic wand: Reflections on developing a systematic approach to qualitative research. In Boyd, B., Crook, T.R., Le, J., & Smith, A.D. (Eds.)." Research Methodology in Strategy and Management.

Research Impact and Media Mention

"20 That Made History", Fortune Magazine

Editorships

Administrative Science Quarterly, Editorial Board, January 2011 - Present
Academy of Management Review Special Topic Forum on Corruption in Organizations, Co-Editor, January 2008
Journal of Management Inquiry, Section Editor, Editor, January 2005 - Present
Editor for "Provocations and Provacateurs" section
Organization Studies, Editorial Board, January 2003 - Present
Academy of Management Review, Editorial Board, January 2002 - January 2017
Academy of Management Learning & Education, Editorial Board, January 2001 - January 2011
Corporate Reputation Review, Editorial Board, January 2000 - January 2005
Organization, Editorial Board, January 1995 - January 2009
Academy of Management Review, Editorial Board, January 1993 - January 1999
Journal of Management, Editorial Board, January 1988 - January 1992