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Rachel Balven

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Clinical Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4006
Biography: 

Professor Balven teaches a range of classes within the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship including Leadership, Collaborative Team Skills, and Organizational Behavior. She has presented her teaching methodology in conferences such as the Academy of Management Conference. These presentations include various teaching-related topics including honesty in academic writing, promoting and managing civil discourse in management education, and tools for the empowerment of graduate students.

In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Professor Balven continues to actively engage in research. Her research spans the micro-macro divide and is largely focused on socially and ethically oriented behaviors from the individual to the firm level. Areas such as unethical behavior, entrepreneurship, feedback, and corporate social responsibility are included in her research repertoire. Further, her research has appeared in management journals, including the Human Resource Management Review and Academy of Management Perspectives.

Professor Balven is an active board member of the Academy of Management Ethics Education Committee, a committee that serves the Academy of Management.

Prior to joining academia, Professor Balven worked in the energy sector for an electric utility company for over 5 years and also worked at the World Trade Center.

Education: 

PhD — Arizona State University, 2018

MBA — Washington University in St. Louis, 2011

BS — Saint Louis University, 2008

BA — Saint Louis University, 2008

Research Interests: 
  • Leadership
  • Managerial Ethics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
Publications: 

Waldman, D. A. & Balven, R. M. 2014. Responsible leadership: Theoretical issues and research directions. Academy of Management Perspectives, 28(3): 224-234.

Balven, R. M., Fenters, V., Waldman, D. A., & Siegel, D. 2017. Incentives, preferences and perceived barriers for commercialization behavior among scientists. Academy of Management Perspectives, 32(1): 21-42. 

Bush, J.T. & Balven, R. M. Catering to the Crowd: An HRM Perspective of Crowdworker Engagement Under Review. Human Resource Management Review. (in press)

Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 310Collaborative Team Skills
MGT 492Honors Directed Study
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 310Collaborative Team Skills
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 310Collaborative Team Skills
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 310Collaborative Team Skills
MGT 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 310Collaborative Team Skills
MGT 492Honors Directed Study
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 411Leading Organizations
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 310Collaborative Team Skills
MGT 320Organizational Behavior
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 320Organizational Behavior
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 310Collaborative Team Skills
Industry Positions: 
  • AMEREN, St. Louis, MO 2008-2012
  • WORLD TRADE CENTER, St. Louis, MO 2007-2008
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