Faculty & Staff

DAVID PROTTAS

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND DECISION SCIENCES

HAGEDORN HALL OF ENTERPRISE
ROOM 321

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Diplomas/Degrees

PhD, City University of New York (2006)
MBA, University of Chicago (1975)
AB, Vassar College (1974)

Recent Courses

Negotiation For The Business Professional

Personal Statement

I try to combine my recent academic training with my prior experience in line management in multinational financial institutions to better enable undergraduate students to start their careers and graduate sudents to develop and grow in theirs.

11/89 - 8/01: Citigroup: New York and Miami

5/88 - 11/89: The Tokai Bank: New York

1/77 - 4/88: Manufacturers Hanover Corporation: New York, Buenos Aires, London

9/75 - 9/76: Instituto Centroamerican de Administracion de Empresas (INCAE): Managua, Nicaragua.

Research Interests

work-family; independent contracting and alternative work arrangements; self-employment

Grants/Sponsored Research

President's Faculty Development Award, 2007-2008 (with Christine Coughlin, School of Nursing)

Books

Bond, T. J., Thompson, C. A, Galinsky, E., & Prottas, D. (2003). Highlights of the 2002 National Study of the Changing Workforce. New York, NY: Families and Work Institute.


Book Chapters

Kopelman, R. E., & Prottas, D. J. (2013). Theory X and Theory Y. In Kessler, E. H. (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Management Theory. (pp. 874-878.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Thompson, C. A., & Prottas, D. J. (2009). Elaborations on a theme: Toward understanding work-life culture. In Crouter, A. C., & Booth, A.. (Eds.). Work-Life Policies. (pp. 51-60). Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.

Thompson, C. A,, Andreassi, J. K., & Prottas, D. J. (2005). Work-family culture: Key to reducing workforce-workplace mismatch. In Bianchi, S. M., Casper, L. M., & King, R. B (Eds.). Work, Family, Health, and Well-Being. (pp. 117-132). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.


Refereed Articles

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Prottas, D. J. (2013), Relationships among employee perception of their manager's behavioral integrity, moral distress, and employee attitudes and well-being. Journal of Business Ethics, 113(1), 51-60.

Kopelman, R. E., Prottas, D. J., & Falk, D. W (2012), Further development of a measure of Theory X and Theory Y managerial assumptions. Journal of Managerial Issues, 24(4), 450-470.

Letzler, E. A., Kopelman, R. E., & Prottas, D. J. (2012), The three faces of the Cube One framework. The Journal of Business Inquiry, 11(1), 13-32.

Prottas, D. J. (2012), Self vs. organizational employment: The neglected case of positive spillover. The New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, 15(1/2), 43-52.

Kopelman, R. E. & Prottas, D. J. (2012), Rationale and validity evidence for the Cube One framework. Journal of Managerial Issues, 24(1), 27-46.

Prottas, D. J. (2012), The vampire in the next cubicle: The Americans with Disabilities Act and the undead. Employee Responsibilities and Rights Journal, 24(1), 79-89.

Prottas, D. J. (2011), Person-environment fit and self-employment: Opportunities and needs for achievement, affiliation, autonomy, and dominance. North American Journal of Psychology, 13(3), 403-426.

Prottas, D. J., Diamante, T., & Sandys, J. (2011), The U.S. domestic workforce use of employee assistance support services: An analysis of ten years of calls. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health, 26(4), 296-312.

Prottas, D. J. & Hyland, M. A. (2011), Is high involvement at work and home so bad? Contrasting scarcity and expansionist perspectives. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 14(1), 29-51.

Kopelman, R. E., Prottas, D. J., & Falk, D. W. (2010), Construct Validation of a Theory X/Y Behavior Scale. Leadership & Organizational Development Journal, 31(2), 120-135.

Kopelman, R. E. & Prottas, D. J. (2010), Achieving organizational excellence: The importance of Getting to Cube One. SAM Management in Practice, 14(1), 1-11.

Kopelman, R. E., Shea-Van Fossen, R. J., Lawter, L., Paraskevas, E., & Prottas, D. J. (2009), The bride is keeping her name: A 35-year retrospective analysis of trends and correlates. Social Behavior and Personality, 37(5), 687-700.

Prottas, D. J., & Kopelman, R. E. (2009), Comparative work-family practice availability and employee attitudes. The Psychologist-Manager Journal, 12(2), 79-96.

Prottas, D. J. (2008), SFG: Do we have a problem here? International Journal of Decision Ethics, 1, 101-116.

Prottas, D. J. (2008), Perceived behavioral integrity: Relationships with employee attitudes, well-being, and absenteeism. Journal of Business Ethics, 81(2), 313-322.

Prottas, D. J. (translation of article appearing in Career Development International, 13(1) (2008), Chi lavora in proprio attribuisce maggior importanza all'autonomia rispetto a chi lavora lavora come dipendente? Studio basato su 4 campioni. Giornale Italiano di Psicologia dell'Orientamento, 9(2), 36-45.

Kopelman, R. E., Prottas, D. J., & Davis, A. L. (2008), Douglas McGregor's Theory X and Y: Toward a construct-valid measure. Journal of Managerial Issues, 20(2), 255-271.

Prottas, D. J. (2008), Do the self-employed value autonomy more than employees? Research across four samples. Career Development International, 13(1), 33-45.

Prottas, D. J. (2007), Attitudes towards occupation, job, life, and family: Translators as independent contractors, owners, and employees. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, 19(2), 16-30.

Prottas, D. J., Thompson, C. A., Kopelman, R. E., & Jahn, E. W. (2007), Work-family programs: Factors affecting employee knowledge and accuracy. Personnel Review, 36(2), 163-189.

Prottas, D. J. (2007), Specialized Finance Group: What is a manager to do? International Journal of Decision Ethics, 4(1), 149-157.

Prottas, D. J. & Thompson, C. A. (2006), Stress, satisfaction, and the work-family interface: A comparison of self-employed business owners, independents, and organizational employees. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 11(4), 366-378.

Kopelman, R. E., Prottas, D. J., Thompson, C. A., & Jahn, E. W. (2006), A multilevel examination of work-life practices: Is more always better? Journal of Managerial Issues, 18(2), 232-253.

Thompson, C. A. & Prottas, D. J. (2006), Relationships among organizational family support, job autonomy, perceived control, and employee well-being. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 11(1), 100-118.

Thompson, C. A., Jahn, E. W., Kopelman, R. E., & Prottas, D. J. (2004), Perceived organizational family support: A longitudinal and multilevel analysis. Journal of Managerial Issues, 16(4), 545-565.

Kopelman, R. E., Prottas, D. J., & Tatum, L. G. (2004), Comparison of four measures of values: Their relative usefulness in graduate education advisement. North American Journal of Psychology, 6(2), 205-218.


Invited Presentation/Lecture

Cooperstein,.D., Prottas D., & Cleaver, C. (2014, June). A Data-Driven Approach to Faculty Attitudes Related to Institutional Decision Making. 2014 Annual Conference of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Washignton, D.C..


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Prottas, D., Shea-van Fossen, R. J., Cleaver, C., & Andreassi, J. K. (2014). Perceptions of Justice in the Faculty Tenure Process. In Eastern Academy of Management. Newport, RI.

Donohue-Porter, P., Eckardt, P., Prottas, D., Rondello, K. C., & Silberstang, J. (2013). Building Bridges in Leadership Communication: LMX Theory’s Impact on Nursing Administrative Relationships. In Eastern Nursing Research Society. Boston, MA.

Kopelman, R. E., Prottas, D. J., & Falk, D. W. (2010). Douglas McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y: Developing a construct-valid measures. In Annual Conference of the Academy of Management. Montreal.

Hyland, M. A. & Prottas, D. J (2010). Testing Relationships of Work and Home Flexibility and Permeability with Cross-Border Spillovers. In Annual Conference of the Academy of Management. Montreal.

Prottas, D. J., Diamante, T., & Sandys, J. (2010). An Analysis of Ten Years of Calls to Employee Assistance Program Counselors. In Annual Conference of The Association for Psychological Science. Boston.

Prottas, D. J., & Hyland, M. M. (2009). Is High Involvement at Work and Home So Bad? Contrasting Scarcity and Expansionary Perspectives. In Academy of Management. Chicago.

Kopelman, R. E., Prottas, D. J., & Falk, D. W. (2009). Development of a Construct-Valid Scale of Theory X/Y Behaviors. In Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. New Orleans.

Prottas, D. J. & Hyland, M. M. (2008). Communicating across Domains: Relations with Positive and Negative Spillover. In Academy of Management. Anaheim.

Thompson, C. A., Prottas, D. J., & Andreassi, J. K. (2008). Strengthening Research on Work-Family: Using Objective Measures and Multiple Samples. In Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. San Francisco.

Prottas, D. J. & Kopelman, R. E. (2008). Impact of Comparative Work-Family Practice Availability on Employee Attitudes. In Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. San Francisco.

Prottas, D. J. (2007). Full- or part-time? Organizationally- or self-employed? Gender, family structure, and outcomes. In Academy of Management. Philadelphia.

Prottas, D. J. & Thompson, C. A. (2007). Self vs. organizational employment: The neglected case of positive spillover. In II International Conference for Work and Family. Barcelona (IESE).

Kopelman, R. E., Davis, A. L., & Prottas, D. J. (2007). Douglas McGregor's Theory X/Y: Development of a construct valid measure. In Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. New York..

Prottas, D. J. (2006). Extending Person-Environment Fit to Alternative Work Arrangements. In Academy of Management. Atlanta.

Prottas, D. J. (2006). A Search for Autonomy Anchors in Multiple Samples of Organizationally and Self-Employed Individuals. In Academy of Management. Atlanta.

Kopelman, R. E., Paraskevas, E., Shea-Van Fossen, R. J., Lawter, L., & Prottas, D. J. (2006). The Bride is Keeping Her Name: A 35-Year Retrospective Analysis of Trends and Correlates. In International Conference on Applied Psychology. Athens.

Prottas, D. J. & Thompson, C. A (2006). Stress, Satisfaction, and the Work-family Interface: The case of self-employment. In American Psychological Association: Work Stress and Health: Making a Difference in the Workplace. Miami.

Thompson, C. A. & Prottas, D. J. (2005). Antecedents of a family-unfriendly culture: A tentative model. In Founding Conference on International Work and Family. Barcelona (IESE).

Prottas, D. J., Thompson, C. A., Kopelman, R. E., & Jahn, E. W. (2005). Factors affecting employee knowledge of work-family programs. In Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Los Angeles.

Thompson, C. A. & Prottas, D. J. (2004). Antecedents of a family-unfriendly culture. In Academy of Management. New Orleans.

Thompson, C. A. & Prottas, D. J. (2004). Organizational family support, job autonomy, and employee well-being. In American Psychological Assoc.. Honolulu.

Prottas, D. J. (2004). Independent Contractors: Dispositional and Attitudinal Characteristics. In Academy of Management. New Orleans.

Prottas, D. J. (2004). Power Exercise. Experiential exercise. In Eastern Academy of Management. Providence.

Prottas, D. J. (2004). Power Exercise. Experiential exercise. In Eastern Academy of Management. Providence.

Kopelman, R. E., Prottas, D. J., Thompson, C. A., & Jahn, E. W. (2003). Work-life practices: A multi-level search for the optimal bundle. In Academy of Management. Seattle.

Thompson, C. A,, Andreassi, J. K., & Prottas, D. J. (2003). Workplace culture. In Workplace/Workforce Mismatch: Work, Family, Health, and Well-being. Washington, D.C..

Kopelman, R. E., Prottas, D. J., & Tatum, L. G. (2003). Value Profiles of Masters Students: Assessments using categories from four measures. In American Psychological Society. Atlanta.

Kopelman, R. E., Naidu, P., Lewis, J. H., & Prottas, D. J (2002). The Cube One Framework: Examination and Comparison of Validity Evidence from the U.S. and Singapore. In International Congress of Applied Psychology. Singapore.

Kopelman, R. E., Prottas, D. J., & Falk, D. W, (1969). Douglas McGregor's Theory X and Theory Y: Developing a Construct-valid MeasureS. In Eastern Academy of Management. Philadelpia, PA.


Honors and Accomplishments

Bender Research Award: Best Paper, 2009

Bender Research Award: Best Paper, 2008

Bender Research Award: Best Paper, 2007