Faculty Profile for Dr. Rob Konopaske

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Dr. Rob Konopaske
Associate Professor — Department of Management
MCOY 542
phone: (512) 245-5567

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Associate professor of management with 26 years of experience in academia. Former director of the Institute for Global Business for 5 years. Work experience in start-up leadership development company, as well as non-profit and private sectors. Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Houston, master in International Business Studies degree from the University of South Carolina, and Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers College, Rutgers University.

Teaching Interests

• Management of Organizations
• International Human Resource Management
• Cross-cultural Human Relations
• Human Resource Management
• Staffing and Selection
• Organization Behavior
• International Management

Research Interests

• Changing Nature of Expatriate & Global Assignments
• Generational Differences in the Workplace
• Willingness to Relocate Internationally
• Discriminatory Selection/Promotion Methods
• Travel Stress
• White Collar Crime and Corruption

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Bateman, T., & Konopaske, A. R. (2021). M: Management 7th edition. New York, New York, USA: McGraw-Hill Education. Retrieved from https://www.mheducation.com/highered/product/m-management-bateman-konopaske/M9781260735185.html
  • Miller, B. K., Nicols, K. M., & Konopaske, A. R. (2019). Measurement invariance tests of revisions to archaically worded items in the Mach IV scale. PLOS One, 14(10), e0223504.  (Journal Ranking = A, 2018 Impact Factor = 2.776).
  • Konopaske, A. R., Ivancevich, J. M., & Matteson, M. T. (2023). Organizational Behavior and Management (pp. 1–604). New York, New York, United States: McGraw Hill LLC. Retrieved from https://www.mheducation.com/highered/product/organizational-behavior-management-konopaske-ivancevich/M9781260260533.html
  • Daspit, J. J., Wan, M., Konopaske, R., Anderson, S., & López, O. S. (2022). Insights on minority business growth: A report on the growth-related challenges experienced by minority-owned businesses in Texas (p. https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/16430). San Marcos, Texas, United States: Texas State University. Retrieved from https://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/16430
  • Bateman, T., & Konopaske, A. R. (2022). Management: Leading & Collaborating in a Competitive World 15e. New York, New York, USA: McGraw-Hill Education. Retrieved from https://www.mheducation.com/highered/product/management-leading-collaborating-competitive-world-bateman-konopaske/M9781264124367.html

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Student Foundation's of Excellence Award, Dean of Students Office, Texas State University. September 26, 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa Society - Founded in 1776. May 15, 1986
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Favorite Professor for Fall 2018, Alpha Chi National College Honor Society. November 9, 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: President's Reception for Faculty Authors, President Denise Trauth & Office of Special Projects. October 6, 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Hooded Jessica St. John and Sierra Fallin at McCoy College Graduate Hooting Ceremony. May 2018

Selected Grants

  • Daspit, Joshua J. (Principal), Wan, Min (Co-Principal), Anderson, Sidney Thomas (Co-Principal), Konopaske, Arthur R (Co-Principal), Lopez, Omar S (Co-Principal). Understanding and addressing the lagging growth of Hispanic-owned businesses, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Private / Foundation / Corporate, $406682. (Submitted: February 23, 2022, Funded: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2025). Grant.
  • Daspit, Joshua Joseph, Konopaske, Arthur R. SCALEUP: Sustainable cultivation and advancement of local enterprises for underserved populations, Program supported by Texas State University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. External funding for Phase I provided by Frost., Private / Foundation / Corporate, $25000. (Submitted: October 2020, Funded: November 1, 2021 - November 30, 2022). Grant.
  • Miller, Brian (Principal), Konopaske, Robert (Co-Principal). Impact of Quality Control Items on Scale Reliability for Self-Report Measures in Surveys, Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, $13898. (Funded: 2011). Grant.
  • Konopaske, Robert. Grant is for 2017 Veterans Interview Workshop & Training Event, State Farm Insurance Co., Private / Foundation / Corporate, $5000. (Funded: March 2017 - May 2017). Grant.
  • Konopaske, Robert. McCoy College of Business Summer Research, McCoy Grant Committee, Texas State University. (Funded: 2009). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Strategic Planning Advisory Committee (SPAC)
August 30, 2022-Present
Strategic Hire Search Committee
November 1, 2021-Present
Help recruit experienced executives to serve on new Advisory Committee of the Department of Management.
October 1, 2021-Present
McCoy College Global Programming & Orientation Task Force
January 2021-Present
Assistant Director of Outreach & Operations
SCALEUP Research Intiative
January 20, 2021-Present