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Dr. Kevin W. Rockmann

Dr. Kevin Rockmann is an associate professor in the School of Management at George Mason University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Using theory on identity, decision-making, and social exchange, his research investigates the development and the influence of various types of attachments in organizations, whether they be at the individual, team, professional, or organizational level. His research has appeared in Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Small Group Research, the Academy of Management Proceedings, and the Research in Managing Groups and Teams book series. Dr. Rockmann’s primary teaching assignments are Organizational Behavior and Negotiation in the MBA program.

Degrees:
2004 Ph.D. College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1999 B.S. College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Areas:
Identity, Social Exchange, Distributed Work, Decision-Making, Relationship Development

Recent Popular Press:
Impact of Memory on Organizational Loyalty

Impact of Virtual Communciation on Trust

Key Papers:
Ballinger, Gary A., & Rockmann, Kevin W (2010). Chutes versus ladders: A punctuated-equilibrium perspective on social exchange relationships. Academy of Management Review, 35: 373-391.

McCarter, Matthew M., Rockmann, Kevin W., & Northcraft, Gregory B. (2010) Is it even worth it? The effect of outcome variance in public goods dilemmas. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 111: 1-12.

Rockmann, Kevin W., & Northcraft, Gregory B. (2008) To be or not to be trusted: The influence of media richness on defection and deception. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 107: 106-122.

Pratt, Michael G., Rockmann, Kevin W., & Kaufmann, J. (2006) Constructing professional identity: The role of work and identity learning cycles in the customization of identity among medical residents. Academy of Management Journal, 49(2): 235-262.

Courses Taught:
MBA 653: Organizational Behavior (MBA core)
EMBA 653: Organizational Behavior (EMBA core)
MBA 726: Negotiations (MBA Elective)
MBA 795: Global Residency to South America (MBA core)
MGMT 463: Negotiation (Undergraduate elective)