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August 17, 2000

ALBUQUERQUE – Most business classes still rely on lectures, but one professor at The Anderson Schools of Management at The University of New Mexico has brought Hollywood to the classroom.

Joseph E. Champoux, a professor in the Department of Organizational Studies, has recently authored two books doing just that. “Organizational Behavior: Essential Tenets for a New Millenium” presents organizational behavior theories and concepts essential to managers in the new millennium. “Organizational Behavior: Using Film to Visualize Principles and Practices” shows how movies can effectively and interestingly convey these ideas in a classroom setting.

“It’s the only system of its kind,” said Champoux. “It’s a way of presenting usually abstract concepts in a tangible and interesting format that today’s media-savvy students can really grasp.”

Professor Champoux just returned from presenting his new texts at the annual Academy of Management meeting in Toronto from August 4 - August 9. He co-taught two professional development workshops based on cinema for professors and businesspeople with Irena Grugulis from the University of Manchester in England. He also chaired a symposium featuring three management professors discussing cinematic applications of organizational behavior. His next presentation will be at the British Academy of Management meeting at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, September 13 – September 16.

Professor Champoux received his Ph.D. in Administration from the University of California, Irvine in 1974 and has been a member of The Anderson Schools faculty since 1973. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Organization Theory and Organization Behavior. His research activities focus on film as a teaching resource, work and nonwork, job design and motivation, the effects of technology on organizations and management, modern manufacturing systems, and Total Quality Management. He has published articles in many academic journals, including
Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Decision Sciences, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations and Personnel Psychology.

For more information about the Department of Organizational Studies at The Anderson Schools of Management, please call (505) 277-8889.


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