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Rockmann, Kevin

Academic Unit:Administration
Position:Associate Dean, Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Management
Phone:703-993-4988
Office Location:Enterprise Hall 245 (Fairfax) and Founders Hall 413 (Arlington)
Office Hours:By appointment
Research Interests:
  • Dispersed Workers / Telecommuters
  • Socialization
  • Virtual Teams
  • Identity/Identification
  • Decision Making
Education:
  • PhD - Business Administration, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • BS - Business Administration, University of Illinois, Urbana
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Kevin Rockmann is the associate dean of students and an associate professor of management in the School of Business at George Mason University. He received his PhD 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, and the Research in Managing Groups and Teams book series.

Rockmann’s primary teaching assignments are Organizational Behavior and Negotiation in the MBA program.

Research and Awards:

Received a Teaching Award from George Mason School of Business in 2015 for faculty recognized for outstanding contributions to teaching.

Presented the paper titled, “Not Whether but Where to Contribute: A Portfolio Perspective on Social Dilemmas” at the Frontiers in Managerial and Organizational Cognition in Roskilde, Denmark in 2015 (with coauthor Greg Northcraft).

Presented the paper titled, “I Already Gave at the Office: Inequality and the Ethics of Free-Riding in Portfolios of Social Dilemmas” at the Inequality, Trust, and Ethics Conference (hosted by Notre Dame) in London, United Kingdom in 2015 (with coauthor Greg Northcraft).

Received a Teaching Award from George Mason School of Management in 2014.

Presented the paper titled “Changing the Calculus of Cooperation? The Impact of 3rd-party Beneficiaries” (with coauthors)at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Presented the paper titled “Freedom is Encapsulation: The Iron Cage of Job Autonomy” (with Claus Langfred) at the Academy of Management in Boston, Massachusetts in 2012. 

Presented the paper titled “The Memory of Inclusion as a Facilitator of Positive Reciprocity in Exchange Relationships” at that same event (with coauthor Gary Ballinger).

Had the presentation titled “Rethinking Telecommuting and the Distributed Work Organization” (with coauthor) published in the proceedings from the Academy of Management in 2011. 

Presented the paper titled “Chutes versus Ladders: A Punctuated Equilibrium Perspective on Social Exchange Relationships” at the I/O Psych Brownbag in Fairfax, Virginia.

Published an article titled, “Expecting the Worst? The Dynamic Role of Competitive Expectations in Teams” (with coauthors) in Small Group Research

Published an article titled, “Chutes versus Ladders: Anchoring Events and a Punctuated Equilibrium Perspective on Social Exchange Relationships” (with coauthors) in the Academy Of Management Review.