Zvi Aronson

Teaching Associate Professor

School: School of Business

Building: Babbio Center

Room: 418

Phone: (201) 216-5032

Fax: (201) 216-5385

Email: zaronson@stevens.edu

Education
  • PhD (1998) Stevens Institute of Technology (Applied Psychology)
  • BA (1984) Ben Gurion University, Israel (Behavioral Sciences )
Research

Project and team performance: the role played by personal style, contextual performance and culture. Implications are for identifying levers available to the project leader to alter culture and motivate workers, and how they affect success in project-based work.

General Information

Zvi H. Aronson has developed and taught courses in the human side of project leadership, organizational behavior and change and development. He is the co-coordinator for the project leadership course and course coordinator for principle's of management as well as social psych. and Org. behavior classes. Zvi has two areas of research. One area relates to the role of personal style in project leader and team performance. The other area of research is project culture and the role that it plays in project success. His work appears in several journals including, R & D Management, the International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Project Management Journal, the Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, and in several book chapters. Zvi also serves as a reviewer for several TIM journals, including R & D Management. Prior to joining Stevens faculty, he was employed at Bakara Ltd., Israel, where he conducted research in the areas of training and selection, and provided software instruction to clients.

Institutional Service
  • Accountability for BSB assurance of learning (AOL) Chair
  • Faculty Ambassador Member
  • Heath Lecture Chair
  • UCC - Undergraduate Curriculum Committee Member
Professional Service
  • Editorial Board: IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Editorial Board: IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
Honors and Awards

Bright Idea Award in Management, the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University and the NJPRO Foundation, the public policy research affiliate of the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA), 2015.

Best Paper Award, International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 2014.

Outstanding Faculty Research Award, Howe School of Technology Management, 2008-2009.

Outstanding Faculty Research Award, Howe School of Technology Management, 2006-2007.

Outstanding Faculty Research Award, Howe School of Technology Management, 2004-2005.

Professional Societies
  • Editorial Board – IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management - Editorial Board Member
  • AOM – Academy of Management Member
  • Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology Member
Grants, Contracts, and Funds

Contextual performance. Academy of Management. Aronson
The human side of PM. Project Management Institute. Reilly, Shenhar, Aronson, Dominick. Lechler et.al.

Interagency cooperation in port security: Org. Behavior. Smith Richardson Foundation. Reilly,Sobel, Aronson

Contextual aspects of project performance. Howe School Alliance for Technology Management, Aronson.

The effects of PM leadership behavior on team performance. Center for Technology Management Research, Dominick, Lechler, Aronson.

Selected Publications
Book
  1. Amason, A.; Aronson, Z.; , P.; , P.; Lechler, T.; Murphy, A.; Reilly, R.; Shenhar, A. (2007). The Human Side of Project Leadership. Project Management Institute, INC, Newton Square, PA.
Book Chapter
  1. Aronson, Z. H.; Reilly, R. R.; Lynn, G. (2021). Understanding the Role of Team Personal Style in Project Performance: Does the Type of Innovation Matter? In Alexander M, Brem (Eds), Emerging Issues and Trends in Innovation and Technology Management. World Scientific Publishing (2021).
  2. Reilly, R.; Aronson, Z. (2009). Managing contextual performance. Performance management: Putting research into action. Jossey-Bass.
  3. Shenhar, A.; Aronson, Z.; Reilly, R. (2007). Project spirit and its impact on project success. The Human Side of Project Management. PA: Project Management Institute, INC.
  4. Shenhar, A.; Reilly, R.; Aronson, Z. (2007). Project spirit – the building blocks of inspiration. Linking project management to business strategy. Newton Square INC: Project Management Institute .
  5. Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z.; Lechler, T. (2007). Transformational leadership and project success. The Human Side of Project Management.
Conference Proceeding
  1. Kocoglu, I.; Lynn, G.; Aronson, Z.; Dominick, P.; Burke, P. (2020). Beyond Vision Clarity: It Takes Trust to Listen to the Team. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings. Academy of Management.
  2. Kocoglu, I.; Lynn, G.; Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z.; Burke, P. (2018). Actions Speak Louder Than Words: How Trust and Commitment Enhance Team Action Listening.. Chicago, Illinois.: Academy of Management Annual Meeting. .
  3. Aronson, Z.; , M. S. (2017). The role of team member personal style differences in project performance. . Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology. Portland, Oregon.: Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology.
  4. Aronson, Z.; Wang, W. (2016). An investigation of how perceived organizational support boosts contextual performance among project management practitioners. Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, Hawaii. .
  5. Aronson, Z. (2015). Personal Style, Culture and Performance Outcomes in Projects: What is the Role of Project Leader Individual Differences? . Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology..
  6. Aronson, Z. (2014). An Investigation of the role of project culture in team efficacy and success in project-based work. Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology. . Kanazawa, Japan.
  7. Aleman, E.; Murphy, A.; Aronson, Z. (2013). An examination of the antecedents of TMT global diversity. Strategic Management Society Conference, Atlanta, Ga. .
  8. Aronson, Z.; Dominick, P.; Wang, M. (2013). Aronson, Z.H., Dominick, P.G., Wang, M. Exhibiting leadership and facilitation behaviors in NPD project-based work: Does team personal style composition matter? Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering And Technology, San Jose.
  9. Aronson, Z.; Pantanakul, .; Rohmeyer, P. (2012). Managing the intangible aspects of a project: Qualitative and quantitative evidence on the affect of vision, artifacts and leader values on contextual performance and success in technology driven projects. Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, Vancouver, Canada..
  10. Gavito, V.; Verma, D.; Pennotti, M.; Robinson, B.; Giffin, I.; , A.; Guth, B.; , P.; Larson, .; Aronson, Z.; Hutchinson, N. (2011). Developing the next generation of space technical leaders. International Astronautical Congress, Space Education Symposium. South Africa. .
  11. Patanakul, .; Aronson, Z. (2010). Does Team Culture Matter? An Empirical Study in Multiple-Project Management Settings. Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, Bankok, Thailand..
  12. Aronson, Z.; Khetani, H.; Curtis , A. (2009). Project management in a global environment. Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, Portland, OR..
  13. Aronson, Z.; Reilly, R.; Shenhar, A. (2008). Placing project partakers' emotions, attitudes and norms in the context of project vision, artifacts, leader values, contextual performance and success. Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, Cape Town, South Africa..
  14. Aronson, Z.; Shenhar, A.; Reilly, R. (2007). Project spirit expression-components, building-blocks and impact on success: Managing spirit. Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania..
  15. Aronson, Z. (2006). Antecedents and consequences of project team potency: An investigation of the role of project team culture in the development of project team potency. Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, Istanbul, Turkey. .
  16. Aronson, Z.; Lechler, T. (2006). Culture validity: The co-existence and role of adaptive and un-adaptive cultures in project success. Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, GA. .
  17. Aronson, Z.; Reilly, R. (2005). Personality Validity: The role of schemas and motivated reasoning. Society For Industrial Organizational Psychology Conference, Los Angeles , CA. .
  18. Aronson, Z.; Lechler, T. (2005). Project morale: A multi-faceted construct and its link with project success. Academy of Management Conference, Hawaii..
  19. Aronson, Z.; Reilly, R.; Lynn, G. (2005). The impact of leader personality on NPD teamwork and performance: The moderating role of uncertainty. Academy of Management Conference, Hawaii..
  20. Dominic, P.; Lechler, T.; Aronson, Z. (2005). Understanding Project Leader Effectiveness: Is it the Person or the Position? Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, Portland, OR. .
  21. Aronson, Z.; Reilly, R.; Lynn, G. (2004). The role of leader personality in new product development team success. Academy of Management Conference, New Orleans, LA. .
  22. Sheppard, K.; Korfiatis, G.; Manoochehri, S.; Nastasi, J.; Pochiraju, K.; McGrath, E.; Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z. (2004). Preparing engineering students for the international virtual workplace. Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training, ITHET 2004 (pp. 365-370).
  23. Sheppard, K.; Korfiatis, G.; Manoochehri, S.; Pochiraju, K.; McGrath, E.; Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z. (2004). The role of virtual student design teams in engineering education for the "new workplace". ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 12341-12357).
  24. Reilly, R.; Lynn, G.; Aronson, Z. (2003). New product development team performance: The role of team member personality. Academy of Management Conference, Seattle, WA..
  25. Holahan, P.; Aronson, Z.; Schoorman, D. (2002). Implementing computer Technology: A Field Test and an Extension of Klein and Sora’s Model: Academy of Management Conference, Denver..
Journal Article
  1. Aronson, Z. H.; Lechler, T. (2021). Project Success: What is the role of project team morale and how it can be boosted? International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 18, 7, 1-29.
  2. Aronson, Z. H. (2019). Culture and success: Exploring the value of backing up behaviors in projects . International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management ( 8 ed., vol. 16, pp. 1-22 published 1/2020).
  3. Aronson, Z. H.; Reilly, R. R.; Lynn, G. S. (2019). Understanding the role of team member personal style in project performance: Does the type of innovation matter? . International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (4 ed., vol. 16).
  4. Kocoglu , I.; Lynn, G.; Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z. H.; Burke, P.; Jung, Y. (2019). Actions speak louder than words: How team trust and commitment enhance team action listening and team success. Management Decision (3 ed., vol. 58,, pp. 465-494). Emerald Publishing Limited.
  5. Aronson, Z. (2018). An Investigation of Culture and Contextual Performance in Projects: What is the Role of Project Leader Personal Style Differences?. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (4 ed., vol. 15).
  6. Aronson, Z. (2015). An Investigation of the Role of Project Culture in Team Efficacy and Success in Project-Based Work. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (6 ed., vol. 12).
  7. Aronson, Z.; Shenhar, A. J.; Wenzhou, W. (2014). The effect of vision, artifacts, and leader values on contextual performance behavior and success in technology challenging projects: Qualitative evidence. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management (6 ed., vol. 11).
  8. Aronson, Z.; Dominick, P.; Wang, M. (2014). Exhibiting leadership and facilitation behaviors in NPD project-based work: Does team personal style composition matter?. EMJ - Engineering Management Journal (3 ed., vol. 26, pp. 25-35).
  9. Aronson, Z. H.; Shenhar, A.; Patanakul, P. (2013). Managing the intangible aspects of a project: The affect of vision, artifacts and leader values on project spirit and success in technology-driven projects. Project Management Journal (1 ed., vol. 44, pp. 35–58).
  10. Aronson, Z.; , P. P. (2012). Managing a group of multiple projects: Do culture and leader’s competencies matter. Journal of Knowledge Economy (2 ed., vol. 3, pp. 217-232).
  11. Aronson, Z.; Reilly, R.; , A. S. (2010). Project Spirit: Placing Project Partakers' Emotions, Attitudes and Norms in the Context of Project Vision, Artifacts, Leader Values, Contextual Performance and Success. Journal of High Technology Management Research (vol. 21, pp. 2-13).
  12. Aronson, Z.; Lechler, T. (2009). Contributing beyond the call of duty: The role of culture in fostering citizenship and success in project-based work. R & D Management (5 ed., vol. 39, pp. 461-480).
  13. Aronson, Z.; Reilly, R.; Lynn, G. (2008). The role of leader personality in new product development success: An examination of teams developing radical and incremental innovations. International Journal of Technology Management (1/2 ed., vol. 44, pp. 5-27).
  14. Aronson, Z.; , R. (2006). Personality Validity: The role of schemas and motivated reasoning. International Journal of Selection and Assessment (4 ed., vol. 14, pp. 372-380).
  15. Aronson, Z.; Reilly, R.; Lynn, G. (2006). The impact of leader personality on NPD teamwork and performance: The moderating role of uncertainty. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (vol. 23, pp. 221–247).
  16. Holahan, P.; Aronson, Z.; Peter, J.; David Schoorman, D. (2004). Implementing computer technology: A multi-organizational test of Klein and Sorra's model. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (vol. 21, pp. 31-50).
  17. Sheppard, K.; Dominick, P.; Aronson, Z. (2004). Preparing engineering students for the new business paradigm of international teamwork and global orientation. International Journal of Engineering Education (3 ed., vol. 20, pp. 475 – 483).
  18. Reilly, R.; Aronson, Z.; Lynn, G. (2002). The role of personality in new product development team performance. Journal of Engineering and Technology Management (vol. 19, pp. 39–58).