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Keith Rollag

Associate Professor

Division Chair
Academic Division: Management

Bio

Keith Rollag is currently an Associate Professor of Management and Chair of the Management Division. His teaching focuses on organizational behavior, teamwork and leadership, and his research focuses primarily on newcomer socialization and training, organizational culture, social networks and leadership development. Professor Rollag's latest book "What To Do When You're New: How to Be Confident, Comfortable, and Successful in New Situations" was named by Success Magazine as one of the 10 "Best Books of 2015." and was a featured "New Non-Fiction Release" at Barnes and Noble stores nationwide. More information at http://www.whenyourenew.com Professor Rollag also has published articles in outlets such as Harvard Business Review, MIT/Sloan Management Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Management Education, Business Horizons, and the Journal of Innovative Education. His research and thoughts have also been featured in places like the New York Times, National Public Radio, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Fortune, and Cosmopolitan, among others. In 2013 Professors Rollag and Sinan Erzurumlu recieved the 2013 Journal of Innovative Education Best Teaching Brief Award for their publication entitled 'Increasing Student Interest and Engagement with Business Cases by Turning Them into Consulting Exercises' (VOL.11, No. 4). Prior to obtaining his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University, he was a product development manager at Procter & Gamble.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Stanford University
  • BS, Washington University in St. Louis
  • MS, Washington University in St. Louis

Academic Interests

Management and Organizational Behavior; Management Training; Newcomer Training and Socialization; Social Networks

Awards & Honors

  • 2013 - Best Teaching Brief Award, Journal of Innovative Education
  • 2013 - Instructional Innovation Award, Decision Sciences Institute
  • 2013 - Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence in Executive Education, Babson College
  • 2007 - European Executive Board Term Chair, Babson College
  • 2005 - New Educator Award, Organizational Behavior Teaching Society

Courses

Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • MSM 6101: LEAP:LEADING ENTREPREN ACTION PROJECT
  • MSM 6100: LEAP: LEADING ENTREPREN ACTION PROJECT

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Rollag, K.W. (2015). Succeed in New Situations. Harvard Business Review(December), 112-115. link
  • Guinan, P.J., Parise, S.A., Rollag, K.W. (2014). Jumpstarting the use of social technologies in your organization. Business Horizons, 57(3), 337–347. link
  • Erzurumlu, S.S., Rollag, K.W. (2013). Increasing Student Interest and Engagement with Business Cases by Turning Them into Consulting Exercises. Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, 11(4), 359–381.
  • Rollag, K.W., Billsberry , J. (2012). Technology as the Enabler of a New Wave of Active Learning. Journal of Management Education, 36(6), 743-752.
  • Parise, S.A., Rollag, K.W. (2010). Emergent Network Structure and Initial Group Performance: The Moderating Role of Pre-Existing Relationships . Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31(6), 877-897.
  • Rollag, K.W. (2010). Teaching Business Cases Online Through Discussion Boards: Strategies and Best Practices. Journal of Management Education, 34(4), 499-526.
  • Rollag, K.W. (2007). Defining the Term “New” in New Employee Research. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 80(1), 63-75.
  • Rollag, K.W. (2007). Teaching Business Cases Online Through Discussion Boards: Strategies and Best Practices. Journal of Management Education, 34(4), 499-526.
  • Rollag, K.W., Greenberg, D. (2005). Chris Pierce and the Yankee Donut Company: An Email Based Simulation that Introduces Students to the Complexities of Management and Organizational Behavior. Journal of Management Education, 29(4), 554-568.
  • Parise, S.A., Rollag, K.W., Cross, R. (2005). Getting New Hires up to Speed Quickly. MIT Sloan Management Review(Winter)
  • Rollag, K.W., Cross, R., Parise, S. (2005). Rapid Readiness Required. Contingent Workforce Strategies, 30-32.
  • Parise, S.A., Rollag, K.W., Cross, R. (2005). Rapid Readiness Required. Contingent Workforce Strategies(Jul/Aug )
  • Rollag, K.W., Parise, S.A. (2005). The BikeStuff Simulation: Experiencing the Challenge of Organizational Change. Journal of Management Education, 29(5), 769 - 787.
  • Parise, S.A., Rollag, K.W. (2005). The BikeStuff Simulation: Experiencing the Challenge of Organizational Change. The Journal of Management Education, 29
  • Rollag, K.W., Parise, S.A., Cross, R. (2005). Getting New Hires Up to Speed Quickly. MIT/Sloan Management Review, 35-44.
  • Rollag, K.W. (2004). The Impact of Relative Tenure on Newcomer Socialization Dynamics. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 25(7), 853-872.
  • Rollag, K.W. (1997). How Startups Motivate New Engineers. IEEE Spectrum, 58-59.

Books

  • Rollag, K.W. (2015). What To Do When You're New: How to Be Comfortable, Confident, and Successful in New Situations. New York: AMACOM link

Articles

  • Rollag, K.W. (2005, November) Just the Same but Five Times as Fast: Reflections on a Visit to Chinese Manufacturing and Management Education.: Babson College. link
  • Rollag, K.W. (2002, June 28) Fast Growth – Successful Managers Offer a Peek.: Boston Business Journal
  • Rollag, K.W. (2002, April (2nd Quarter/Spring)) Fast Organizational Growth: Ten Insights From Successful Managers. Babson Insight: Babson College

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Parise, S.A., Rollag, K.W., Gulas, V. (2004). Montgomery Watson Harza and Knowledge Management.
  • Parise, S.A., Rollag, K.W., Gulas, V. (2008). Knowledge Management at Montgomery Watson Harza. Babson Teaching Case , BAB102.
  • Parise, S.A., Rollag, K.W., Gulas, V. (2004). Knowledge Management at Montgomery Watson Harza. Babson Teaching Case , BAB102.

Book Chapters

  • Rollag, K.W. (2012). Socializing the “Other” Organizational Newcomers – Customers, Clients, and Guests. In Connie Wanberg (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization, in Oxford Library of Psychology Series. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, Inc.
  • Hunt, J.M., Langowitz, N.S., Rollag, K.W., Herbert-Maccaro, K. (2011). Learning from and Leveraging Self-Awareness. In Danna Greenberg, Kate McKone-Sweet, and H. James Wilson (Ed.), The New Entrepreneurial Leader: Developing Leaders Who Will Shape Social and Economic Opportunity . San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • Parise, S.A., Cross, R., Rollag, K.W. (2006). Getting the “New” Newcomer Connected and Productive Quickly.Workforce Wake-Up Call: Your Workforce Is Changing, Are You?,.: John Wiley Publishing
  • Cross, R., Parise, S.A., Rollag, K.W. (2006). Rapid On-boarding and the “New” Newcomer. In Robert Gandossy (Ed.), Workforce Wakeup Call: Your Workforce is Changing, Are You?.: John Wiley & Sons

Working Papers

  • Rollag, K.W., Cardon, M. (2003). How Much Is Enough? Comparing Socialization Tactics and Newcomer Experiences In Start-Up Versus Large Organizations.

Multimedia

  • Group Project Survival Guide. (July (3rd Quarter/Summer) 2006). link

Reports

  • Rollag, K.W., Parise, S.A., Cross, R. (2004). A Relational View of Rapid On-boarding: Getting Newcomers Connected and Productive Quickly. Babson College

Conference Proceedings

  • Rollag, K.W. (2001). How Fast Growth Promotes Rapid Socialization in Entrepreneurial Firms. Frotiers in Entrepreneurship Research,

Others

  • Rollag, K.W. (2015). Advice for Meeting New People and Remembering Names: Miss Millenia Magazine
  • Rollag, K.W. (2015). New to Your Firm: Overcoming Performance Anxiety: AttorneyAtWork.com
  • Rollag, K.W. (2015). Managing People: The Economic Times (India)
  • Rollag, K.W. (2015). 10 Tips to Survive Holidays with Family Tree
  • Rollag, K.W. (2015). How to Get Over Your Fear in New Situations: Fast Company
  • Rollag, K.W. (2015). Success in New Situations: Five Key Skills: Psychology Today
  • Rollag, K.W. (2015). 3 Things Every New Leader Should Do Their First Week on the Job

Presentations

  • The Power of ’20 Questions’: Increasing Student Interest And Engagement With Business Cases by Turning Them into Consulting Exercises
    Erzurumlu, S., Rollag, K. The Power of ’20 Questions’: Increasing Student Interest And Engagement With Business Cases by Turning Them into Consulting Exercises DSI Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD (2013)
  • The Quantified Leader: Using Personal Auto-Analytics and Deliberate Practice to Accelerate Leadership Development
    Rollag, K. The Quantified Leader: Using Personal Auto-Analytics and Deliberate Practice to Accelerate Leadership Development Babson "Food for Thought" Series, Babson College (2013)
  • Curriculum design Workshops: A Tool to Help Navigate the Politics of Curriculum Change
    Guinan, P., Rollag, K. Curriculum design Workshops: A Tool to Help Navigate the Politics of Curriculum Change OBTC Teaching Conference for Management Education, St. Catherine’s, ON (2012)
  • Group Project Survival Guide: Online "Talking Power Point" Resource for Students and Instructors
    Rollag, K., , Group Project Survival Guide: Online "Talking Power Point" Resource for Students and Instructors OBTC: Teaching Conference for Management Educators, Brock University, St. Catherine's Ontario (2012)
  • Integrated Curriculum at Babson College
    Rollag, K. Integrated Curriculum at Babson College Faculty Seminar, University of South Dakota (2010)
  • Fundamentals of Effective Teaching
    Rollag, K., Lewicki , R., , Fundamentals of Effective Teaching OBTS Teaching Bootcamp , Southern Management Association Meeting, Asheville, NC (2009)
  • Integrating Managerial and Career Development into an MBA Curriculum
    Hunt, J., Langowitz, N., Rollag, K., Hebert-Maccaro , K. Integrating Managerial and Career Development into an MBA Curriculum OBTC: Teaching Conference for Management Educators , Charleston, SC (2009)
  • Integrating Business Curriculum
    Rollag, K., Garstka, S., O' Leary-Kelly , S. Integrating Business Curriculum AACSB Faculty Conference on Learning and Research , St. Petersburg, FL (2008)
  • Facilitating and Assessing On-Line Case Discussions: Strategies and Best Practices from the Front Lines
    Rollag, K. Facilitating and Assessing On-Line Case Discussions: Strategies and Best Practices from the Front Lines Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Malibu, CA (2007)
  • etting it Right from the Beginning – Successful On-Boarding
    Rollag, K. etting it Right from the Beginning – Successful On-Boarding American Electronics Association HR Forum, Portland, OR (2006)
  • The Effect of Network Structure and Role-Sharing on Group Performance in a New Task Environment
    Rollag, K., Parise, S. The Effect of Network Structure and Role-Sharing on Group Performance in a New Task Environment Academy of Management Conference, Boston (2006)
  • Technologies & Metrics to Implement On-Boarding
    Rollag, K., Parise, S. Technologies & Metrics to Implement On-Boarding HCI Webinars, Online (2006)
  • Getting New Hires Up to Speed Quickly
    Rollag, K. Getting New Hires Up to Speed Quickly Breakfast Series, Wellesley, MA (2006)
  • The Effect of Network Structure, Role-Sharing, and Leveraged Ties on Group Performance in a New Role-Task Environment
    Rollag, K., Parise, S. The Effect of Network Structure, Role-Sharing, and Leveraged Ties on Group Performance in a New Role-Task Environment Babson Faculty Research Seminar(2006)
  • Traction to Engagement in 90 Days
    Rollag, K., Parise, S. Traction to Engagement in 90 Days HCI Webinars, Online (2006)
  • The Effect of Network Structure and Role-Sharing on Group Performance in a New Task Environment
    Parise, S., Rollag, K. The Effect of Network Structure and Role-Sharing on Group Performance in a New Task Environment Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta (2006)
  • New Employer - New Employee, Who is On-Boarding Whom?
    Parise, S., Rollag, K. New Employer - New Employee, Who is On-Boarding Whom? Human Capital Institute webcast, Undisclosed (2006)
  • Metrics & Technology to Track Onboarding Progress
    Parise, S., Rollag, K. Metrics & Technology to Track Onboarding Progress Human Capital Institute webcast panelists, Undisclosed (2006)
  • Teaching OB in an Integrated Curriculum: Challenges and Opportunities
    Rollag, K., Greenberg, D. Teaching OB in an Integrated Curriculum: Challenges and Opportunities Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Scranton, PA (2005)
  • The Impact of Relative Tenure in Newcomer Socialization Dynamics
    Rollag, K. The Impact of Relative Tenure in Newcomer Socialization Dynamics Speaker Series, Boston University (2004)
  • Defining the Term “New” in New Employee Research
    Rollag, K. Defining the Term “New” in New Employee Research Academy of Management Conference, New Orleans, LA (2004)
  • The BikeStuff Simulation: Experiencing the Challenge of IT-Based Organizational Change
    Rollag, K. The BikeStuff Simulation: Experiencing the Challenge of IT-Based Organizational Change Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Redlands, CA (2004)
  • Rapid On-Boarding: Knowledge Management and the Newcomer
    Rollag, K., Cross, R., Parise, S. Rapid On-Boarding: Knowledge Management and the Newcomer Working Knowledge Research Consortium, Babson College (2004)
  • How Much Is Enough? Comparing Socialization Tactics And Newcomer Experiences In Start-Up Versus Large Organizations
    Rollag, K., Cardon, M. How Much Is Enough? Comparing Socialization Tactics And Newcomer Experiences In Start-Up Versus Large Organizations Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Conference, Babson College (2003)
  • Electronic In-Box Exercises: Using Technology to Support Student’s Intellectual and Aesthetic Learning about the World of Managers
    Rollag, K., Greenberg, D. Electronic In-Box Exercises: Using Technology to Support Student’s Intellectual and Aesthetic Learning about the World of Managers Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Springfield, MA (2003)
  • First-Week Experiences: A Journal Study Of Newcomers In High-Tech Startups
    Rollag, K. First-Week Experiences: A Journal Study Of Newcomers In High-Tech Startups Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Conference, Boulder, CO (2002)
  • How Fast Growth Promotes Rapid Socialization in Entrepreneurial Firms
    Rollag, K. How Fast Growth Promotes Rapid Socialization in Entrepreneurial Firms Babson Kauffman Entrepreneurship Conference, Jonkoping, Sweden (2001)
  • Collaborative Management of Emergent Constraints: Participant Observation of a Software Development Team
    Rollag, K. Collaborative Management of Emergent Constraints: Participant Observation of a Software Development Team Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, IL (1999)