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Brad Alge

Associate Professor of Management;

Dr. Brad Alge holds the position of Associate Professor of Management in the area of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at Purdue's Krannert School of Management where he has served since 1999. An award winning scholar and teacher, Dr. Alge teaches courses in organizational behavior and leadership at Purdue. His research focuses on leadership, organizational control, creative performance, social networking, and virtual/distance work. He has served on the editorial boards at the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Dr. Alge has over 20 years of experience helping companies to improve their business processes, organizational culture, and human capital.

Prior to academia, Dr. Alge was a consultant for Accenture. Dr. Alge is a proud member of the 1988 NCAA Division I National Champion Football Team at Notre Dame. Dr. Alge received his BBA from the University of Notre Dame, his MBA from Kent State University, and his PhD from The Ohio State University.

His research focuses on:

  • Virtual Work; Technology's impact on individual and group attitudes and behaviors on the job
  • Employer/employee rights (e.g., privacy, justice, ethics & corporate social responsibility)
  • Leadership--particularly in the contexts of distance leadership and organizational control
  • Organizational versus employee control
  • Social Networks
  • Creative Performance

Dr. Alge currently teaches in the full-time MBA, Weekend MBA, Executive MBA, and executive non-degree programs at Purdue's Krannert School of Management with a focus on:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership
  • Change Management

Dr. Alge has provided his expertise and consultation to numerous organizations including:

  • US Department of Defense
  • US Department of Health and Human Services
  • US Department of the Interior
  • Whirlpool
  • Alcoa
  • British Petroleum
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Pfizer
  • Evonik (Eli Lilly)
  • Metropolitan Police Departments
  • City Public Transportation Departments
  • Panduit
  • Victoria's Secret Catalogue/Limited Corp.
  • Valspar
  • Saint-Gobain Container (Ardaugh)
  • INDOT (Indiana Department of Transportation)
  • Numerous mid-size and small businesses

Education

Ph.D., Organizational Behavior and HRM, Ohio State
M.B.A., Management, Kent State University, 1993
B.B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1989

Research & Area(s) of Expertise

Organizational Control, Virtual Work/Technology,Leadership, Employee Privacy, Employee Relations, Executive Training and Development, Human Resources, Supervision, Team Building, Teams, Telecommuting, Virtual Teams, Electronic Performance Monitoring, Business Ethics, Motivation, Workplace Privacy, Employer Rights, Employee Rights, Organizational Culture/Climate, Fairness