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David D. Van Fleet

David D. Van Fleet

Professor
Morrison School of Agribusiness

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Office:Santan 230 E
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Main Campus
PO BOX 870180
Tempe, AZ 85287-0180

Phone: 480-727-5110
Fax: 480-727-1961 (staff & faculty) 480-727-1186 (PGM)
Email: DAVID.VANFLEET@asu.edu

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Job Title(s)

Professor of Management, Morrison School of Agribusiness (2009 to present)

Education

Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1969, economics); B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1962, industrial/personnel management)

Research Areas

History of Management Thought; Leadership and Managerial Effectiveness; Span of Management; Workplace Violence and Terrorism and Workplace Violence; Strategic Management

Academic Positions Held

Professor of Management, School of Global Management and Leadership, Arizona State University (1989-2009 — MBA Director, 2000-2004, MBA Coordinator, 1991-1993, Interim Management Coordinator, 1991-1992); Visiting Scholar, Anderson School, University of California at Los Angeles (February 1998); Research Fellow, Mosher Institute for Defense Studies, Texas A&M University (1988-1990); Professor of Management, Texas A&M University (1985-1989); Visiting Scholar, San Diego State University (March 1987); Associate Professor of Management, Texas A&M University (1975-1985); Research Associate, Center for Urban Programs, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University (1975); Assistant Professor of Management, Texas A&M University (1973-1975); Assistant Professor of Management, University of Akron (1970-73); Instructor in Industrial and Personnel Management, Kingsport Graduate Study Program, University of Tennessee (1967-70); Instructor in Industrial and Personnel Management, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1963-67)

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards

Who’s Who in Agriculture Academia. AcademicKeys.com (2012); Distinguished Service Award, Academy of Management (2008); Fellow, Center for Responsible Leadership, School of Global Management and Leadership, Arizona State University (2007); Southern Management Association Sustained Outstanding Service Award, Southern Management Association (2005); Faculty Achievement Award in Service, Arizona State University at the West campus (2004/05); Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Publications, 2004; Who’s Who in America, Marquis Publications, 2003; Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Educational Communications, 2002; Faculty Achievement Award in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity, Arizona State University West (2001); Who’s Who in the Management Sciences. Edward Elgar Publishing, 2000; Principal Lecturer, 2000-2001 A. Frank Smith, Jr. Lectureship series, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas (September 2000); Fellow, Southern Management Association (1995); Fellow, Academy of Management (1985); ASU Parents Association 2000 Professor of the Year Finalist (April 2000); Outstanding Service Award, College of Business Administration, Texas A&M University (1985); Showcase Study Award, Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management (1983); Who's Who in the South and Southwest; Marquis Who’s Who (1975-76); American Men and Women in Science--The Social and Behavioral Sciences, RR Bowker (1973); Community Leaders and Noteworthy Americans, New Publishing (1975); Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, Marquis Who’s Who (1961-62); Sigma Iota Epsilon (management); Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics); Beta Gamma Sigma (business); Omicron Delta Kappa (general); Scarrabbean Senior Society (Tennessee honorary)

Professional Leadership

Fellow: Academy of Management (1985, Deputy Dean 1996-1999), Southern Management Association (1995, Deputy Dean 1996-1997, Dean 2007-2010); Editor: Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management (’06-‘08); Journal of Management ('87-'89); Academy of Management Newsletter ('79-'82); Boards of Directors: Academy of Management ('83-'85), SMA ('80-'83), SWFAD ('85-'87),IBAM (‘06-‘08); President: SMA ('94-'95), ASBA ('94-'95), SW Academy ('86-'87); Editorial Bd., AMR ('77-'84), ABER ('72 to '92), plus others; Chair: Mgmt. History Division ('80-'81); Chair committees of Academy, national and regional.

Representative Publications

Griffin, R. W. & Van Fleet, D. D. 2014. Management Skills: Assessment and Development. Mason, OH: SouthWestern/Cengage Learning.

Van Fleet, D. D., Van Fleet, E. W. & Seperich, G. J. 2014. Agribusiness: Principles of Management. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning.

Van Fleet, D. D. & Van Fleet, E. W. 2010. The Violence Volcano: Reducing the Threat of Workplace Violence. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Van Fleet, E.W. & Van Fleet, D.D. 2007. Workplace Survival: Dealing with Bad Bosses, Bad Workers, Bad Jobs. Frederick, MD: PublishAmerica.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Yukl, G.A., Military Leadership: An Organizational Behavior Perspective. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, 1986.

Cory, K. D., Flint, G. D., & Van Fleet, D. D. 2013. V-REEL: An Improved Framework for Teaching (and Implementing) the Resource-Based View. Journal of Strategic Management Education, 9(1):, in press.

Van Fleet, D. D., Flint, G. D., & Peterson, T. O. 2012. Participation, Majority Rule Voting, and Group Cohesion. Journal of Strategic Management Education, 8(4): 54-68.

Peterson, T. O., Beard, J. W., & Van Fleet, D. D. 2012. The Impact of Situational Factors on Information System Managerial Leader Behaviors: What Information System Employees Want. Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice and Teaching, 8: 54-68.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Van Fleet, E. W. 2012. Towards a Behavioral Description of Managerial Bullying, Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 24(3): 197-215.

Flint, G. D., & Van Fleet, D. D. 2011. The Competitive Cohort: An Extension of Strategic Understanding. Journal of Business Strategies, 28(2): 97-122.

Link, A. N., Siegel, D. S. & Van Fleet, D. D. 2011. Public Science and Public Innovation: Assessing Patenting Trends at U.S. National Laboratories Before and After the Bayh-Dole Act, Research Policy, 40(8): 1094-1099.

Van Fleet, D. D., Kacmar, K.M., Griffin, R.W., Ford, R.C. & Duncan, W.J. 2011. Towards Finding the Balance of Art and Science in Management: A Market Approach to Valuing Management Research, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 16(1): 3-27.
    • 2011 Paul Hersey Best Paper Award chosen by the editor and reviewers.

Al-Tuhaih, S., & Van Fleet, D. D. 2011. Perceptions of Organizational Politics in Kuwait: An Exploratory Study. Thunderbird International Management Review, 53(1): 93-104.

Lowe, D. Jordon, & Van Fleet, D.D. 2009. Scholarly Achievement and Accounting Journal Editorial Board Membership. Journal of Accounting Education, 27(4): 197-209.

Van Fleet, E.W., Van Fleet, D.D., & Flint, G.D. Determining Market Segments for Entrepreneurial Ventures: The SPI Matrix, Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 50-65, 2010;

McWilliams, A., Lockett, A., Katz, J., & Van Fleet, D.D. Who is talking to whom? The network of intellectual influence in management research. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 61-81, 2009;

Bedeian, A.G., Van Fleet, D.D., & Hyman, H.H. Scientific Achievement and Editorial-Board Membership in the Management Discipline. Organizational Research Methods, 211-238, 2009;

Van Fleet, D.D. Company on the Couch: Filling a Gap in Understanding Organizational Dysfunctioning. Journal of Management Inquiry, 241-241, 2008;

Peterson, T.O., & Van Fleet, D.D. A Tale of Two Situations: An Empirical Study of Not-for-Profit Managerial Leaders’ Behaviors. Public Performance and Management Review, 503-516, 2008;

Van Fleet, D.D. Doing Management History: One Editor’s Views. Journal of Management History, 237-247, 2008.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Van Fleet, E.W. 2007. Preventing Workplace Violence: The Violence Volcano Metaphor. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 12(3): 17-36.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Griffin, R.W. 2006. Dysfunctional Organization Culture: The Role of Leadership in Motivating Dysfunctional Work Behaviors. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 21(8), 698-708.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Van Fleet, E.W. 2006. Internal Terrorists: The Terrorists Inside Organizations. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 21(8), 763-774.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Wren, D.A. 2006. Accounting History in Today’s Business Schools. The Accounting Historians Notebook, 29(1): 10-20.

Van Fleet, D. D. with Ray, D.F., Bedeian, A.G., Downey, H.K., Hunt, J.G., Griffin, R.W., Dalton, D., Vecchio, R., Kacmar, K.M., & Feldman, D.C. 2006. The Journal of Management’s First 30 Years. Journal of Management, 32(4): 477-506.

McWilliams, A., Gray, S.R., &Van Fleet, D. D. 2006. My Orange Is Bigger Than Your Apple: U. S. and Japanese Executive Compensation. Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 7(2): 118-129 (available http:// http://www.ibam.com/pubs/jbam/articles/vol7/JBAM%20January%202006.pdf).

Van Fleet, D. D., & Peterson, T. O. 2005. Increasing the Value of Teaching in the Academic Marketplace: The Creation of a Peer-Review Infrastructure for Teaching. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 4(4): 506-514.

Van Fleet, D. D., Peterson, T.O., & Van Fleet, E. W. 2005. Closing the Performance Feedback Gap With Expert Systems. Academy of Management Executive, 19(3): 38-53.

McWilliams, A., Siegel, D.S., & Van Fleet, D. D. 2005. Scholarly Journals as Producers of Knowledge: Theory and Empirical Evidence Based on Data Envelopment Analysis. Organizational Research Methods, 8(2): 185-201.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Wren, D.A. 2005. Teaching History in Business Schools: 1982-2003. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 4(1): 44-57.

Peterson, T.O., & Van Fleet, D. D. 2004. The Ongoing Legacy of R. L. Katz: An Updated Typology of Management Skills. Management Decision incorporating the Journal of Management History, 42(10): 1297-1308.

Flint, G.D., & Van Fleet, D. D. 2004. Strategic Management Using Classical Economic Concepts: Definition, Comparison, and Pursuit of Advantages. Journal of Business Inquiry: Research, Education and Application, 3: 8-16.

Beard, J.W., & Van Fleet, D. D. 2003. Lessons for Management and Organizational Research from a History of Science. Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, 8(4): 24-35.

McWilliams, A., Van Fleet, D. D., & Cory, K. D. 2002. Raising Rivals' Costs Through Political Strategy: An Extension of Resource-Based Theory. Journal of Management Studies, 39(5): 707-723.

McWilliams, A., Van Fleet, D. D., & Wright, P. M. 2001. Strategic Management of Human Resources for Global Competitive Advantage. Journal of Business Strategies, 18(1): 1-24.

Van Fleet, D. D., McWilliams, A. & Siegel, D. S. 2000. A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis of Journal Rankings: The Case of Formal Lists. Journal of Management, 26(5): 839-861.

Rinefort, F.C., & Van Fleet, D. D. 2000. The United States Safety Movement and Howard Pyle. Journal of Management History, 6(3): 127-137.

Rinefort, F.C., Van Fleet, D. D., & Van Fleet, E.W. 1998. Downsizing: A Strategy that May Be Hazardous to Your Organization's Health. International Journal of Management, 15(3): 335-339.

Rinefort, F.C., & Van Fleet, D. D. Work Injuries and Employee Turnover. 1998. American Business Review, (June): 9-13.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Atwater, L. 1997. Gender Neutral Names: Don’t Be So Sure! Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 37(1/2): 111-123.

Atwater, L., & Van Fleet, D. D. 1997. Another Ceiling? Can Males Compete for Traditionally Female Jobs? Journal of Management, 23(5): 603-626.
    • Awarded a “Three Star Quality Rating” by Anbar Electronic Intelligence, a division of MCB University Press (1998).

Glew, D.J., O'Leary-Kelly, A.M., Griffin, R.W., & Van Fleet, D. D. 1995. Participation in Organizations: A Review of the Issues and Proposed Framework for Future Analysis. Journal of Management, 21(3): 395-421.

Van Fleet, D. D. 1995. Designing MBA Programs with Students in Mind. Journal of Management Education, 19(3): 373-379.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Peterson, T. O. 1995. Career Description Analysis: A Systematic Approach for Studying Qualitative Information. Journal of Leadership Studies, 2(2): 91-102.

Panevin, Y.L., & Van Fleet, D. D. 1995. Management Education in Russia. Organization Development Journal, 13(2): 79-85.
Van Fleet, D. D. 1994. Instruction, Scholarship, and Tenure. Journal of Management Education, 18(1): 77-85.

Van Fleet, D. D. & Rubinstein, D. 1993. The Criterion Problem in Leadership Research: Convergence Through an Alternative Literature Review. Arab Journal of Administrative Sciences, 1(1): 190-211.

Rinefort, F. C., & Van Fleet, D. D. 1993. Safety Issues Beyond the Workplace: Estimated Relationships Between Work Injuries and Available Supervision. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 6(1): 1-8.

Griffin, R.W., & Van Fleet, D. D. 1986. Task Characteristics, Performance, and Satisfaction. International Journal of Management, 3(3): 89-96.

Van Fleet, D. D. 1985. Empirically testing span of management hypotheses. International Journal of Management, 2(2): 5-10.

Van Fleet, E.W., & Van Fleet, D. D. 1985. Entrepreneurship and Black Capitalism. American Journal of Small Business, 10(2): 31-40.

Albanese, R., & Van Fleet, D. D. 1985. Free-Riding: Theory, Research, and Implications. Academy of Management Review, 10(2): 244-255.

Albanese, R., & Van Fleet, D. D. 1985. The Free Riding Tendency in Organizations. Scandinavian Journal of Management Studies, 2(2): 121-136.

Hoy, F., Van Fleet, D. D., & Yetley, M. J. 1984. Comparative Organizational Effectiveness Research Leading to an Intervention Strategy. Journal of Management Studies, 21(4): 443-462.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Saurage, J. 1984. Recent research on women in leadership and management. Akron Business and Economic Review, 15(2): 15-24.
    • Abstracted in J.A. Leavitt (ed.), Women in Administration and Management. NY: Oryx Press, 1988, p. 15.
    • Reproduced by The Rawalt Resource Center for Business and Professional Women's Foundation (1985).
    • Indexed in Inventory of Marriage and Family Literature, Volume XI (1985).

Van Fleet, D. D. 1983. Span of Management: research and issues. Academy of Management Journal, 26(3): 546-552.

Wren, D. A., & Van Fleet, D. D. 1983. History in schools of business. Business and Economic History, 2nd series, 12: 29-35.

Mason, J. M., Jr., & Van Fleet, D. D. 1983. Measuring The Road Resurfacing Costs of Oil Exploration. Texas Business Review, 57(6): 300-303.

Meiners, R.E., & Van Fleet, D. D. 1983. A review of state legislation for small business. Akron Business and Economic Review, 14(l): 22-26.

Van Fleet, D. D. 1982. The Motivation Process in Work Organizations. Oil Mill Gazetteer: 24-26.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Wren, D. A. 1982. History in today's business school. The Accounting Historians Journal, 9(1): 111-118.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Wren, D. A., 1982. The teaching of history in collegiate schools of business. Collegiate News and Views, 36(2): 17-25.

Yukl, G. A., & Van Fleet, D. D., 1982. Cross-situational, multi-method research on military leader effectiveness. Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, 30(1): 87-108.
    • Winner of the 1983 Showcase Study Award for research design and completion; Organizational Behavior Division, Academy of Management.

Van Fleet, D. D. 1979. The Ralph M. Stogdill Memorial Symposium. Journal of Management, 5(2): 125-6.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Al-Tuhaih, S. 1979. A cross-cultural analysis of perceived leader behavior. Management International Review, 19(4): 81-97.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Chamberlain, H. 1979. An examination of characteristics of two statistics of agreement for genuinely dichotomous data. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 39: 561-71.

Van Fleet, D. D. 1978. An Historical Bibliography of Administration, Business, and Management, Vance Bibliographies, Public Administration Series, (July, P-27): 49 pages.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Al-Tuhaih, S. 1978. Kuwait management: a study of selected aspects. Management International Review, 18(1): 13-22.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Bedeian, A. G. 1978. Conceptual developments in the span of management. Akron Business and Economic Review, 9(1): 25-30.
    • Reprinted in J.C. Wood & M. C. Wood (eds.), Henri Fayol: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management. London & NY: Routledge, 2002, pp. 297-307.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Van Fleet, E. 1978. Education, Business Education, Management Education: A Chronology, 1607-1971. Working Paper Series, Management History Division, Academy of Management, Series 2, No. 3: 19 pages.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Bedeian, A. G. 1977. A history of the span of management. Academy of Management Review, 2(3): 356-372.
    • Reprinted in J.C. Wood & M. C. Wood (eds.), Henri Fayol: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management. London & NY: Routledge, 2002, pp. 272-296.
    • Reprinted in J. B. Miner (Ed.), Administrative and Management Theory. Aldershot, UK: Dartmouth, 1995, 413-429.

Van Fleet, D. D. 1976. Organizational differences in critical leader behaviors: industrial and military. Journal of Management, 2(1): 27-36.
    • Reprinted in W.E. Rosenbach and R.L. Taylor. (eds.), Military Leadership: In Pursuit of Excellence. Boulder, Co.: Westview, 1984, 120-127.

Van Fleet, D. D. 1975. Changing patterns of significant authors on leadership and managerial effectiveness. Journal of Management, 1(1): 39-44.

Van Fleet, D. D., & Stone, B. D., Jr. 1975. Progression curves in salary administration for colleges and universities. The Journal of the College and University Personnel Association, 26(3): 20-27.

Chamberlain, H., & Van Fleet, D. D. 1975. A computer program to determine relations among genuine dichotomies: the Phi and G statistics. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 35: 71-72.

Van Fleet, D. D., Chamberlain, H., & Gass, W. 1974/75. Toward identifying the critical aspects in a behavioral description of leadership in a military cadet organization. Organizational and Administrative Sciences, 5(4): 73-94

Van Fleet, D. D. 1974. A tentative approach to optimizing the span of management. Akron Business and Economic Review, 5(1): 39-43.

Van Fleet, D. D. 1974. Toward identifying critical elements in a behavioral description of leadership. Public Personnel Management, 3(1): 70-82.
    • Abstracted and listed with the Health Education Monographs, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Winter 1974).

Van Fleet, D. D. 1974. Span of control: a review and restatement. Akron Business and Economic Review, 5(4): 34-42.

Van Fleet, D. D. 1973. The need-hierarchy and theories of authority. Human Relations, 26(5): 567-580.

Van Fleet, D. D. 1973. Salary administration: in reply. AAUP Bulletin, 59(4): 466-469.

Fatemi, A. S., Johnson, L., & Van Fleet, D. D. 1973. Profile of the business community in an urban ghetto. Akron Business and Economic Review, 4(l): 11-19.

Van Fleet, D. D. 1972. Salary administration in higher education: a tentative plan. AAUP Bulletin, 58(4): 413-418.

Van Fleet, D. D. 1971. The Gurley-Shaw hypothesis: a review. Akron Business and Economic Review, 2(3): 22-27.

 

 

 

 


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