Arpita Joardar

Arpita Joardar, PhD

Associate Professor

Management & Marketing

508-910-6436

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Charlton College of Business 222

Education

2005University of South CarolinaPhD

Teaching

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Cross-cultural Management

Teaching

Courses

A systematic treatment of management and marketing on a global scale. Emphasis is placed on the study of the dimensions of foreign market environments, marketing across national boundaries and management and marketing simultaneously in two or more national environments.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Knowledge, understanding and skills to actively contribute, whether as a manager, leader or change agent, to essential renewal and transformation processes within organizations. Change leadership is a core competency in successful twenty-first century organizations. The course examines how change occurs in large-scale organizations, the role of leadership in the change process, the use of vision, symbols and metaphor to stimulate change, and the use of change forums to help employees maintain momentum during the process. Further, the course examines the organizational development perspective on planned change, how to design, implement and institutionalize planned change in the human or technical systems of an organizations, and roles in the change process. The course will benefit managers who recognize the need for change in their organization and who want to develop change leadership skills.

Understanding individual and group behavior and their application to problems faced by managers. Extensive use is made of experiential learning and student centered discussion in addressing the topics of leadership, motivation, communication, performance, stress, group dynamics, organizational structure and organizational change.
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Understanding individual and group behavior and their application to problems faced by managers. Extensive use is made of experiential learning and student centered discussion in addressing the topics of leadership, motivation, communication, performance, stress, group dynamics, organizational structure and organizational change.
Register for this course.

Research

Research interests

  • Cross-cultural group dynamics
  • Foreignness issues
  • International Entrepreneurship

Select publications

  • Joardar, A. (2014).
    The Impact of Foreignness on the Relationship between Gender and Entrepreneur Performance
    Journal of General Management, 39, 17-37.
  • Joardar, A. (2011).
    Examining changes in group acceptance of a newcomer from a different culture: an expectancy violation perspective
    International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 11, 341-362.
  • Joardar, A., Kostova, T. & Ravlin, E. (2007).
    An Experimental Study of the Acceptance of a Foreign Newcomer into a Workgroup
    Journal of International Management, 13, 513-537.

Arpita Joardar received her Ph.D. in International Business with a Management concentration from University of South Carolina. Her research interests include cross-cultural group dynamics, foreignness issues and international entrepreneurship. She has published in various refereed journals such as Journal of International Management, International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Journal of General Management etc. Prior to joining UMASS Dartmouth, Dr. Joardar taught in the graduate and undergraduate programs at other universities.

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