Gerard Beenen

Education

 

Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business, Pittsburgh, PA

> Post Doctoral Fellow in Organizational Behavior, 2008-09

> Ph.D., Organizational Behavior & Theory, August 2008

> M.S., May 2005, Concentrations in Social Psychology and Social Networks

 

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IL

> M.B.A., Finance, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, June 1992

 

Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

> M.A., Theology, August 1986

 

Southern California College, Costa Mesa, CA

> B.A., Religion, summa cum laude, May 1984

 

Research

 

Dissertation

 

Beenen, G. 2008. An achievement goal framework for understanding the learning-performance tension in short-term jobs. Committee: Paul Goodman, Denise Rousseau (co-chairs), Mark Fichman, Carrie Leana (reader).

Proposal accepted: April 2007; Defense completed: August 2008

 

Publications

 

Beenen, G., & Pinto, J. (Forthcoming) Resisting an epidemic of organizational-level corruption: An interview with Sherron Watkins. Accepted for publication in Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE).

 

Goodman, P.S., & Beenen, G. (Forthcoming) Organizational learning contracts and management education. Accepted for publication in AMLE.

 

Beenen, G. 2007. Learning fast: Understanding MBA internship effectiveness. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Philadelphia, PA August 2007.

 

Ling, K., Beenen, G., Kraut, R., Resnick, P. et al., 2005. Using social psychology to motivate contributions in online community, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication.

 

Beenen, G., Ling, K., Wang, X., Chang, K., Frankowski, D., Resnick, P., Kraut, R., 2004. Using social psychology to motivate contributions in online community, CSCW 2004 Proceedings, ACM Press.

 

Other projects

 

Beenen G. A goal orientation framework for proactive learning and socialization.

 

Beenen G. Learning and performing in the short-run: Independent and interdependent effects of subordinate and supervisor goal orientations.

 

Beenen G. Do I really want to work here?: Pre-entry perceived P-O fit, career learning, and job acceptance intentions for MBA job seekers.

 

Beenen, G. From we to me: Perceived competence, egocentrism and group identity in work groups.

 

Beenen, G. & Miller, D. Leadership matters: A review of evidence on leadership effectiveness.

 

Learning and performance in short-term work (with Denise Rousseau and Paul Goodman). Developing a theoretical framework to explain accelerated learning and performance.

 

Receiving and seeking feedback: The role of autonomy support. Field investigation of how autonomy supportive managers both provide informal feedback, and encourage subordinates to proactively seek informal feedback.

 

Organizational learning contracts (with Paul Goodman). NSF-funded study comparing psychological contracts for two innovative start-up universities with a traditional university.

 

 

Presentations

 

An achievement goal framework for understanding newcomer learning and socialization in short-term work roles. Academy of Management 8/08.

 

Do I really want to work here?: Pre-entry perceived P-O fit, career learning, and job acceptance intentions for MBA job seekers. Western Academy of Management, 3/08. Best student paper nominee (unable to attend).

 

Leadership matters: A review of the evidence, Seattle Pacific University, 10/07.

 

Learning fast: Understanding MBA internship effectiveness. Academy of Management, 8/07. Barry Armandi Best Student Paper. Best Paper Proceedings.

 

Scientist & educator: Integrating our divided roles. Co-organizer and presenter (with Denise Rousseau), Academy of Management, 8/06.

 

From we to me: Egocentrism and group identity in work teams. Interdisciplinary Network on Group Research (INGRoup) Conference, 7/06.

 

From we to me: Egocentrism and group identity in work teams. Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Teams (CIRT) Conference, 9/05.

 

Using social psychology to motivate contributions in an online community. Association for Computing Machinery CSCW, 11/04.

 

Using social psychology to motivate contributions in an online community. Invited presentation, University of Pittsburgh, 9/04.

 

Recent Awards

 

Western Academy of Management, Best Student Paper nominee, 3/08.

 

Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Barry Armandi Best Student Paper Award in Management Education, Academy of Management, 8/07.

 

Graduate Management Admissions Council Doctoral Fellowship Award ($20,000), 1/07 (1 of 2 awards granted out of 23 applications).

 

Salancik Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award, Carnegie Mellon, 4/07.

 

Professional Experience

 

> Research Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, 2008-present

> CEO, Block Center for Integrative Cancer Care, 2001-2003

> VP, FleetXchange.com/AmeriQuest Transportation Services, 1997-2001

> Case Team Leader/Consultant, Bain & Company, 1994-1997

> Sr. Consultant/Consultant, Ernst & Young, 1992-1993

> Management Analyst, Orange County Environmental Management Agency, 1987-1990

 

International Experience

 

> Travelled in 25 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe

> Consulting assignments in Latin America and UK

> Spanish language studies in Costa Rica

> Conversational Spanish and French

> Taught college courses in India