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Chris's Perspective

“People who love their jobs often talk about having intellectually challenging work and being a part of a community, and this is what I see in the classroom at Merage. Students and faculty work together to create an engaging and rigorous environment, yet there is an underlying sense of mutual respect and support."

 
Vital Statistics
Name:

Chris Bauman, Assistant Professor of Organization and Management

Degree:

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago

Website:

Bauman Profile

Areas of Expertise and Research Interests:
  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Diversity
  • Negotiations
  • Organizational Justice
 

Creating Value



In my negotiations class, I emphasize how maximizing your own outcomes often requires that you consider the perspective and value propositions of others. Rather than take a purely self-interested and competitive approach, it can be beneficial to be cooperative and identify opportunities for mutual gains. This is a successful short-term strategy, and the dividends of taking this approach only increase over the long term.

 

 

The Merage School is consistently ranked as an elite school in terms of research output, and this empirically-minded culture carries through to the classroom experience too."

 

Empirically Grounded Best Practices



In today’s world, where anyone can broadcast their opinion, it is essential to be a careful connoisseur of information. The only way to separate fact from fiction is through systematic investigation of ideas and practices. The Merage School is consistently ranked as an elite school in terms of research output, and this empirically-minded culture carries through to the classroom experience too. Best practices should reflect truths pulled from many data points. Also, it is critical to contextualize these practices so that one fully understands when and how to implement them.

 

I Know My Students



One of the things I like best about teaching at Merage is that I get to know my students on a first name basis. Many MBA programs are so large that students never have any real chance to interact with their professors. If students in my class have questions or want advice, they can talk to me directly. I especially like to hear updates from them about how they’ve used skills and ideas from my class, sometimes even before the class is over. It’s gratifying to have an immediate and tangible impact on their lives.

 
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