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Joseph W. Weiss

Professor, Management
Mini-Track Chair, HICSS, Hawaii Institute on Systems Sciences
Ph.D., Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, 1984
MA, Boston College, 1974
Office: Adamian Academic Center 321 | 781.891._2215 | jweiss@bentley.edu
Department Phone: 781.891._2112
                       


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Bio

Author and consultant with two decades of experience, Dr. Joseph Weiss specializes in assessing and assisting professionals to excel in leadership and business competencies and capacties. He has created and led executive courses on leading change, project management, business ethics and strategic organizational alignment. Certified in 360 degree assessments and other instruments, he has consulted and worked with executives at Fortune 500, 1000, and start-up firms. His teaching and research interests include leadership, business ethics, technology & management, spirituality & vocational calling, and strategic team alignment.

Teaching Interests

Leadership; Business Ethics; Spirituality & Management; Organization Behavior and Change; Career Development

Research Interests

Management & Technology; Applied Business Ethics & Social Responsibility; Change Management; Organizational Behavior; Spirituality, Leadership & Management; Project Management

Consulting/Practice Interests

Change Management; Business Ethics Consulting; Leadership Assessment & Development; Project Management; Executive Career Development

Professional Memberships

Academy of Management, AOM
International Conference on Global Business & Economic Development
Western Academy of Management
Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences

Awards and Honors

2010, The Marion and Jasper Whiting Fellowship 2010, The Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation
2008, Fulbright Specialist Program and Council for International Exchange of Scholars national competition, The Fulbright Commission
2007, "Best Paper Award" 2007 with William Johnson 10th International Conference of the SGBED (Society of Global Business and Economic Development), Kyoto, Japan, August 2007. "A stage model of education and innovation type in China: The paradox of the dragon.", International Conference of the SGBED (Society of Global Business and Economic Development)
2006, ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) Institutional Fellowship Award, American Council of Learned Societies
2005, Bentley College Innovative Teaching Award, 2005
2005, Fulbright Senior Program Specialist, 2005
2005, Honor Role Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society in 2005.

Publications

Journal Articles
Weiss, J. W., Johnson, W. H. Into the heart of the dragon: An introduction and agenda on innovation and education towards innovation in China. Journal of Technology Management in China, 6 (3), 196-202.

Weiss, J. W., Adams, S. M. (2011). Aspiring and Changing Roles of Technology Leadership: An Exploratory Study. Engineering Management Journal, 23 (3), 13-17.

Weiss, J. W., Thorogood, A. (2011). IT Alignment as a Strategic Weapon: A Diagnostic Tool. Engineering Management Journal, 23 (2), 30-41.

Adams, S. M., Weiss, J. W. (2011). Gendered paths to technology leadership. New Technology, Work and Employment, 26 (3), 222-237.

Yates, D. J., Weiss, J. W., Gulati, G. J. (2010). Universal Broadband: An Analysis of Global Stakeholders and the Pursuit of the Common Good. International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy, 1 (2), 25-43. (link)

Zampieron, A., Weiss, J. W. (2008). Teaching Exchange Rates and the Value of the U. S. dOLLAR: A portfolio, Global Stakeholder Approach. Journal of International Business Education, Vol 3, Neilson Journals (June/July 2008), 1-26.

Johnson, W., Weiss, J. W. (2008). A stage model of education and innovation type in China: The paradox of the dragon. Journal of Technology Management in China, 3 (1), 66-81.

Weiss, J. W., Thorogood, A., Clark, K. (2007). Three IT-Business Alignment Profiles:Technical Resource, Business Enabler,And Strategic Weapon. Communications of the AIS (Association for Information Systems), 18 (33), 676-691.

Schiano, W. T., Weiss, J. W. (2006). Y2K All Over Again: How Groupthink Permeates IS and Compromises Security. Business Horizons, 49 (2), 115-125.

Weiss, J. W., Anderson, D. (2004). CIO's and IT professionals as change agents, risk and stakeholder managers: A field study. Engineering Management Journal, 16 (2).

Weiss, J. W., Hall, T., Haughey, J., Skelly, M. (2004). Calling, New Careers, and Spirituality. Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, 5 (3), 25-37.

Weiss, J. W., Datta, A. (2002). An Enterprise Internet Content Implementation Method and Case Study. Engineering Management Journal, 14 (2), 39-44.

Delbecq, A., Weiss, J. W. (2000). The Business Culture of Silicon Valley, A Turn-of-the Century Reflection. Journal of Management Inquiry, 9 (1), 37-44.

Zampieron, A., Weiss, J. W. (1995). The Concepts of 'Strong' and 'Weak' Dollar: Teaching Global Influences of Exchange Rates and Trade: An Integrative Approach. Journal of Teaching International Business, Vol 6 (No.4).

Weiss, J. W. (1994). Reengineering the Small Business. Small Business Reports, 19 (5), 37-44.

Weiss, J. W. (1992). Current Thoughts of an International Business Guru, Raymond Vernon. Journal of Management Inquiry, 1 (3).

Weiss, J. W., Thamhain, H. J. (1991). Project management methods: Strategic and competitive uses in high-technology companies. Engineering Management Journal, 4 (4), 19-26.

Weiss, J. W., Bloom, S. (1990). Managing in China: Expatriate Experiences and Training Recommendations. Business Horizons (May-June).

Weiss, J. W., Vasconcellos, E. (1990). Joint Ventures e Plitica brasileira de informatica. Revista de Administracao, 2 (4), 1990.

Weiss, J. W., Buono, A. F., Bowditch, J. (1989). Paradoxes in Acquisition and Merger Consulting: Thoughts and Recommendations. Consultation: An International Journal, 8 (3), 145-159.

Weiss, J. W. (1987). The Consolidated Life Case: Caught Between Corporate Cultures. The Organizational Behavior Teaching Review, 11 (4), 134-136.

Weiss, J. W., Delbecq, A. (1987). High Technology Management and Industry Cultures: Route 128 and Silicon Valley. Group & Organization Studies, 12 (1), 39-54.

Weiss, J. W., Wahlstrom, M., Marshall, E. (1986). The Consolidated Life: Caught between Corporate Cultures. Journal of Management Case Studies, 2 (3), 238-243.

Weiss, J. W., Filley, A. (1986). Retrenchment Consulting in the Public Sector. Consultation: An International Journal, 5 (1), 55-64.

Weiss, J. W. (1985). The View from Route 128, Four Computer Executives Speak. Management Review (November), 43-46.

Books
Weiss, J. W. (2011). Introduction to Change Management. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. .

Weiss, J. W. (2011). Introduction to Leadership. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc..

Weiss, J. W. (2009). Business Ethics A Stakeholder and Issues Management Approach., 5th ed (5th ed. ed.). Mason, Ohio: South-Western Cengage Learning.

Weiss, J. W. (2003). Managing Change in the Workplace. New Jersey: University of Phoenix/Leyh Publishing.

Weiss, J. W. (2001). Organizational Behavior and Change. Cincinatti,Ohio: South-Western/Thomson Learning.

Weiss, J. W. (1999). Management and the Changing Environment: Readings and Cases. New York: McGraw-Hill Inc.

Weiss, J. W. (1998). Regional Cultures, Managerial Behavior, and Entrepreneurship: An International Perspective. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press Inc.

Weiss, J. W. (1992). 5-Phase Project Management. New York: Basic Books.

Weiss, J. W. (1989). Effective Team Building. New York: American Management Association.

Weiss, J. W. (1988). Regional Cultures, Managerial Behavior, and Entrepreneurship: An International Perspective. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, Quorum Books.

Weiss, J. W. (1987). Guide to Effective Supervising. New York: American Management Association.

Weiss, J. W. (1986). The Management of Change: Administrative Logics and Actions. New York: Praeger.

Book Chapters
Yates, D. J, Weiss, J. W, Gulati, G. J. (2012). Universal Broadband: An Analysis of Global Stakeholders and the Pursuit of the Common Good (Reprint). In Elena Druicã (Eds.), Digital Economy Innovations and Impacts on Society (pp. 131-150). Hershey, PA: . IGI Global (link)

Weiss, J. W. (1999). Practice-to-Theory-to-Practice: Bridging Academic/Research Career Gaps. In Laurie Larwood, Urs Gattiker (Eds.), . Mathway, N.J: . Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers

Weiss, J. W, Buono, A. F, Vascondellos, E. (1993). Trade Liberalization Policies and Intellectual Property Rights: Issues in U.S.-Brazil Government and High Technology Joint Ventures. . New York: . Quorum Books

Weiss, J. W. (1991). Computer Firms and Global Competitiveness in the 1990's: Implementation of Total-Solutions Enterprise Strategies.  (pp. 113-120). Lanham, MD: . Rowman & Littlefield

Weiss, J. W. (1990). A Regional Cultural Perspective of High Technology Management. In Michael Lawless (Eds.),  (pp. 83-94). Greewnwich, Connecticut: . JAI Press Inc

Weiss, J. W, Delbecq, A. (1988). The Business Culture of Silicon Valley: Is it a Model for the Future?. In Jerald Hage (Eds.),  (pp. 123-141). Lexington, MA: . D.C. Health & Co

Weiss, J. W. (1981). Karpik's Historical and Political Perspectives on Organizations. In Mary Zey-Ferrel, Michael Aiken (Eds.), . Glenview Illinois: . Scott,, Foresman

Weiss, J. W. (1979). Egalitarian Political Movements, Social Welfare Effort and Convergence Theory: A Cross-National Analysis. In Richard Tomasson (Eds.), . Greenwich, Connecticut: . JAI Press

Book Reviews
Weiss, J. W. (1995). [Review of the book Lean and Mean: The Changing Landscape of Corporate Power in the Age of Flexibility]. The American Academy of Political and Social Sciences.

Weiss, J. W. (1991). [Review of the book The Might of the Multinationals: The Rise and Rall of the Corporate Legend]. Business in the Contemporary World.

Weiss, J. W. (1988). [Review of the book Professional Ethics and Practice in Organizational Development, A Systematic Analysis of Issues, Alternatives and Approaches]. Consultation: An International Journal.

Weiss, J. W. (1988). [Review of the book The U.S. Business Corporation: An Institution in Transition]. Business in the Contemporary World.

Weiss, J. W. (1982). [Review of the book Power In Organizations]. Contemporary Sociology.

Weiss, J. W. (1981). [Review of the book The Inheritance of Inequality]. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences.

Weiss, J. W. (1978). [Review of the book Unidimensional Scaling of Social Variables: Concepts and Procedures]. Contemporary Sociology.

Weiss, J. W. (1977). [Review of the book The Medical Establishment and Social Responsibilty]. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences.

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Yates, D. J., Gulati, G. J., Weiss, J. W. (2013). Understanding the Impact of Policy, Regulation and Governance on Mobile Broadband Diffusion. Presented at the 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Wailea, Maui, HI, http://bit.ly/SrAvEx.

Weiss, J. W., Yates, D. J. (2012). "Bridging the Global Broadband Divide in Informal and Formal Economies." Presented at the Academy of Management's Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, http://bit.ly/QpoziO.

Yates, D. J., Gulati, G. J., Weiss, J. W. (2011). Different Paths to Broadband Access: The Impact of Governance and Policy on Broadband Diffusion in the Developed and Developing Worlds. Presented at the 44th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Koloa, Kauai, HI, http://bit.ly/MSOsu9.

Yates, D. J., Weiss, J. W., Gulati, G. J. (2010). "Towards Universal Broadband: Understanding the Impact of Policy Initiatives on Broadband Diffusion and Affordability." Presented at the 18th European Conference on Information Systems, Pretoria, South Africa.

Weiss, J. W., Adams, S. M. (2010). Changing Roles of Technology Leaders:Strategic Partners or High Level Mechanics?. Presented at the HICSS (Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences), Kaui Hawaii.

Weiss, J. W., Delbecq, A., . (2010). "“Calling & Vocation: Pedagogical Entry into Transformational Leadership”." Presented at the Showcase Symposium's Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada.

Yates, D. J., Gulati, G. J., Weiss, J. W. (2010). "Towards Universal Broadband: Understanding the Impact of Policy Initiatives on Broadband Diffusion and Affordability." Presented at the Suffolk University's Dept. of Communications Seminar Series, Boston, MA.

Yates, D. J., Gulati, G. J., Weiss, J. W. (2010). "Towards Universal Broadband: Understanding the Impact of Policy Initiatives on Broadband Diffusion and Affordability." Presented at the Bentley University's CIS/IPM Research Seminar Series, Waltham, MA, http://bit.ly/SVZ8FG.

Yates, D. J., Gulati, G. J., Weiss, J. W. (2009). "Towards universal broadband: Understanding the impact of policy initiatives on broadband diffusion and affordability by Yates, D. J., Gulati, G. J., & Weiss, J. W." Presented at the ECIS (European Conference on Information Systems), Pretoria, South Africa.

Weiss, J. W., Adams, S. M. (2009). "Changing Roles of Technology Leaders:Strategic Partners or High Level Mechanics?" Presented at the HICSS (Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences), Kaui Hawaii.

Weiss, J. W., Shenette, J. (2008). 360-degree Strategic Leadership Team Alignment:Profile of an Intervention Program. Presented at the HICSS, Kona, Hawaii.

Weiss, J. W., Thorogood, A. (2006). A Diagnostic for Exploring IT Alignment as a Strategic Weapon. Presented at the HICSS, Kauai Hawaii.

Weiss, J. W., Anderson, D. (2004). "Aligning Technology and Business Strategy: Issues & Frameworks,A Field Study of 15 Companies." Presented at the HICSS, Kona, Hawaii.

Weiss, J. W., Datta, A. (2002). "An Enterprise Internet Content Implemantation Method and Case Study." Presented at the 35th Annual Systems Sciences International Conference, Kona, Hawaii.

Weiss, J. W. (2002). "America's War on Terrorism: Stakeholders and Issues Management."

Weiss, J. W. (2002). "Business and Family Relationships: Rethinking the Future."

Weiss, J. W. (2002). "Spirituality in Organizations: Theory and Practice."

Weiss, J. W. (2001). "Project Management Process in Early Stage E-Businesses: Strategies for Leading and Managing Teams." Presented at the 34th Annual Systems Sciences International Conference, Maui, Hawaii.

Thamhain, H. J., Weiss, J. W. (2000). "Strategies for managing geographically dispersed projects." Presented at the 8th International Conference on Management of Technology, Miami, FL.

Weiss, J. W. (2000). "Consulting Techniques and Methods."

Weiss, J. W. (2000). "Strategies for Effectively Managing Geographically Dispersed Projects." Presented at the International Associataion for the Management of Technology, Miami, Florida.

Weiss, J. W. (2000). "New Careers as Investments: Creating an Action Portfolio."

Weiss, J. W. (1999). "High Performing Team Consulting Interventions."

Weiss, J. W. (1998). "Emerging Management Realities."

Weiss, J. W. (1998). "Strategic Planning: A Version of the "balanced scorecard" Approach."

Weiss, J. W., Thamhain, H. J. (1995). "Developing Technology Matters."

Weiss, J. W., Thamhain, H. J. (1994). "Managing Multinational Technology-Based Projects Effectively."

Weiss, J. W. (1992). "Project Management: A Powerful Strategic Tool."

Weiss, J. W., Quinn, R. (1992). "Teaching 'Becoming a Master Manager': What Works, What Doesn't, and Why."

Weiss, J. W., Delbecq, A. (1992). "The Role of Culture in Shaping High Technology Firms' Practices: A Comparative Study."

Weiss, J. W., Vasconcellos, E. (1990). "Strategic Alliances Between U.S. and Brazilian Computer Companies: Current Status and Prospects."

Weiss, J. W. (1989). "International Enterprise Planning Program Management in the Computer Industry, An Implementation Study."

Weiss, J. W. (1988). "Lessons from Sheraton's Joint Venture In China."

Weiss, J. W. (1988). "Managing in China: Expatriate Experiences and Training Recommendations."

Weiss, J. W. (1988). "A Regional Cultural Perspective of High Technology Management." Presented at the Managing the High Technology Firm, First Conference, Boulder, Colorado.

Weiss, J. W. (1988). "Organizational Culture from a National Perspective, Teaching Application."

Weiss, J. W. (1987). "Cultural Grouping at the Regional Level."

Weiss, J. W., Robbins, S. (1987). "In Search of Moderating OB Teaching Variables."

Weiss, J. W., Hai, D. S. (1987). "Developing Health Care Professionals in a Developing Country: Challenges and Conclusions." Presented at the Western Region Decision Sciences Institute, Palm Springs, Florida.

Weiss, J. W., Hai, D. S. (1987). "Hospital Costs Versus Electric Utility Costs: A Comparitive Study." Presented at the Western Region Decision Sciences Institute, Palm Springs, Florida.

Weiss, J. W. (1986). "Characteristics of Route 128's High-Tech Work Force: A Comparison with Silicon Valley." Presented at the American Institute for Decision Sciences. Fourteenth Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.

Weiss, J. W. (1986). "Do Regional Cultural Differences Affect Management Practices?"

Weiss, J. W., Filley, A. (1986). "Facilitating Tetrenchment in the Public Sector: Issues and Recommendations."

Weiss, J. W., Delbecq, A. (1986). "Historical and Cultural Differences Between Silicon Valley & Route 128: CEO Managerial Practices."

Weiss, J. W. (1986). "Managing Technology Across Natonal Regions."

Weiss, J. W. (1986). "Settling Business with the British."

Weiss, J. W. (1985). "Consulting in the Public Sector, Methods and Procedures."

Weiss, J. W. (1984). "Retrenchment Strategies: Lessons from Two Organizations."

Weiss, J. W. (1984). "Tools For Consulting: New Thoughts and Reconsiderations."

Weiss, J. W. (1983). "Administrative Retrenchment Strategies in a State Government Agency."

Service

Department Service
Task Force Member for Research Committee - Present
Help coordinate group, 2012
Mentor (Student) for Service Learning, 2010 - Present
Assisted in interviewing Strategy candidates, 2012 - 2012

University Service
Committee Member for Faculty Evaluation Procedures Committee - Present
Committee Member for Spiritual Life Committee - Present
Presenter/facilitator for Taking Charge: Women's Executive Leadership , 2012
Guest Speaker for Emerging Leaders MBA Orientation, 2012 - 2012

Professional Service
Conference/Workshop Track Chair for HICSS mini track co-chair, 2012 - 2013
Mini track co-chair IT/Project Management for HICSS, 2011 - 2012

Public Service
keynote speaker, Boston Chapter for CFO Roundable
Committee Member for Unitarian Universalist Church, 2012 - Present
Keynote speaker for Private Equity CFO Association (PECFOA), Boston chapter, 2013 - 2013
Guest Speaker for Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - 2010