Dr. Richard E. Kopelman is Professor of Management at the Zicklin School of Business of Baruch College, and the former Academic Director of the Executive Master of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations (MSILR) Program. Previously, he was the Academic Co-Director of the Baruch/Cornell MSILR Program (1985-1998).
The author of more than 100 published articles and chapters in academic and professional publications, Dr. Kopelman’s research has focused on improving work motivation, productivity, and organizational Sample publications include his text (McGraw-Hill) Managing Productivity in Work Organizations and the article, “Managing for Productivity: One-Third of the Job,” (National Productivity Review). He presently serves on the Editorial Review Boards of three journals: the Journal of Psychology, the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, and the Journal of Organizational Excellence.
He has consulted for several corporations and non-profit/ government organizations. As a consultant (for more than 25 years) he has focused on improving organizational effectiveness through enhanced employee work motivation, improved employee selection, and supervisory training. In recent years his consulting has primarily been with health care organizations.
Rovenpor, Janet L., Kopelman, Richard E., Brandwein, Ann C., Quach, Philip, & Waldman, Marc, “The Best Seller as an Indicator of Societal Narcissism,” Society, 53(4), 2016, 414-421.
Lawter, Leanna, Kopelman, Richard, E., & Prottas, David J., “McGregor’s Theory X/Y and Job Performance: A Multilevel, Multi-source Analysis, Journal of Managerial Issues, 2015, 27 (1-4), 84-101.
Massimino, Phoebe, M., Joseph, Meg L., & Kopelman, Richard E. “Hospital Performance and Customer-, Employee, and Enterprise-Directed Practices: Is the Mayo Clinic Reputation Deserved?” International Journal of Management Cases, 2015, 17(3), 28-48.
Massimino, Phoebe, M., Kopelman, Richard E., & Joseph, Meg, L “Explaining Hospital Performance via the Cube One Framework,” Journal of Organizational Effectiveness, 2015 2(1), 73-90.
Kopelman, Richard E., “Validity Evidence for the Cube One Framework: A Cross-Lagged Panel Analysis of Objective Data, The Journal of Business Inquiry, 2013, 11(1), 13-32.
Kopelman, Richard E., and Rovenpor, Janet, L. “The Study of Values,” in C. Wood and D. Hays, (Eds.), A Counselor’s Guide to Career Assessment Instruments (6th Ed.), National Career Development Association, 2013, 285-290.
Kopelman, Richard E., and Prottas, David, J., “McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y,” chapter in E. H. Kessler, Ed., Encyclopedia of Management Theories (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Reference Publications, 2013, 874-878.
Letzler, Elizabeth A., Kopelman, Richard E., and Prottas, David J., “The Three Faces of the Cube One Framework,” The Journal of Business Inquiry, 2013, 11(1), 13-32.
Kopelman, Richard E. and Prottas, David J., “Rationale and Validity Evidence for the Cube One Framework,” Journal of Managerial Issues, 2012, 24, 27-46.
Kopelman, Richard E., Chiou, Andy Y., Lipani, Louis J., and Zhu, Zhu, “Interpreting the Success of Zappos.com, Four Seasons, and Nordstrom: Customer Centricity in But One-Third of the Job,” Global Business and Organizational Excellence, 2012, 31(6), 63-78.
President’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Research, Baruch College, 2005
President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Baruch College, 1987
City University Award for Overall Excellence in Research, Service and Teaching, 1999
Teaching Excellence Award, School of Business and Public Administration, Baruch College, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993
Lifetime Achievement Award, American Compensation Association, 2000
Listed in Who’s Who in America, 1984-85 to 2017.