Len Karakowsky

School of Administrative Studies
School of Human Resource Management

Professor

Office: Atkinson College, 221A
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 66237
Emaillkarakow@yorku.ca

Professor Len Karakowsky earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and his M.B.A from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

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Professor Len Karakowsky earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and his M.B.A from the Schulich School of Business at York University. Dr. Karakowsky's research agenda is fundamentally aimed at understanding how organizations can best adapt to and develop within a rapidly changing business environment. His work addresses such issues as managing demographic diversity, leadership, team-building, organizational trust and knowledge management. Professor Karakowsky’s research has been published extensively in a wide range of internationally renowned journals, including: Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, Group and Organization Management, Leadership Quarterly, Administration and Society, Journal of Management Studies, and Small Group Research. In addition, Len has authored and co-authored several management texts, including: The Context of Business (Pearson) and Business and Society: Ethics and Stakeholder Management (Nelson-Thompson).

Area of Specialization

Management

Degrees

PhD, Rotman/University of Toronto
MBA, Schulich/York University


Research Interests

Management , Human Resources , Organizational Trust, Knowledge Management, Team Leadership/Dynamics

All Publications

Books

Karakowsky, L & Guriel, N. (2015) . The Context of Business. Pearson/Prentice Hall: Toronto.

Karakowsky, L (2011). Exploring the Canadian Business Environment. Pearson/Prentice Hall: Toronto.

Karakowsky, L. (2007) . The Challenges of Business: Managing in the Canadian and the Global Context. Captus Press: Toronto.

Karakowsky, L., Carroll, A. & Buchholtz, A. (2005) . Business and Society: Ethics and Stakeholder Management. First Canadian Edition. Nelson Thomson Canada: Toronto.

Book Chapters

Book Chapters Karakowsky, L., & Kotlyar, I. (forthcoming) . The Highs and Lows of High Potential Employee Programs. in Talent Management, Ibraiz Tarique (Editor), New York: Routledge Press.

Journal Articles

McBey, K. & Karakowsky, L. & Ng, P. (forthcoming, 2017) . The Role of Self Expression in Work Commitment: A Study in the Voluntary Sector, Journal of Management Development.

Karakowsky, L., DeGama, N. & McBey, K., (2017). Deconstructing Higgins: Gender bias in the Pygmalion phenomenon. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 32, 2-18.

Kotlyar, I., Richardson, J., & Karakowsky, L. (2015) . Learning to lead from outsiders: the value of career communities as a source of external peer coaching. Journal of Management Development, 34, 1262 - 1271

Kotlyar, I., Karakowsky, L., Ducharme, M.. J., & Boekhorst, J. (2014) . Do "Rising Stars" Avoid Risk?: Status-Based Labels And Decision Making, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal.

Kotlyar, I., Karakowsky, L. (2013) . Sources of Satisfaction with High-Potential Employee Programs: A Survey of Canadian HR Professionals. Journal of Management Development.

Karakowsky, L., DeGama, N., & McBey, K. (2012) . From Great Expectations to Great Performance:The Overlooked Role of the Subordinate in the Pygmalion Effect. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Kotlyar, I. & Karakowsky, L. and Ng, P. (2011) . The Impact of Leadership Behaviors on Member Commitment to Team-Generated Decisions. Leadership Quarterly, 22, 666-679.

Karakowsky, L., Mann, S. & McBey, K. (2010) . Feeling (and Acting) like a Fish out of Water: Numerical Minority Status, Gendered Work and Citizenship Behavior in Mixed Gender Work Teams, Team Performance Management, 16, 413-430.

Karakowsky, L. & Mann, S. (2008) . Setting Goals and Taking Ownership: Understanding the Implications of Participatively Set Goals from a Causal Attribution Perspective, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 14, 260- 279.

Kotlyar, I. & Karakowsky, L. (2007) . The Positive Side of a Negative Decision Frame: Examining a Case of Overconfidence Among Negotiators in a Hospital Merger, Management Decision, 45, 968- 987.

Kotlyar, I. & Karakowsky, L. (2007) . Falling Over Ourselves to Follow the Leader: Conceptualizing Connections Between Transformational Leader Behaviors and Dysfunctional Team Conflict, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. 14, 38-61.

Karakowsky, L. & Miller, D.L. (2006) . Negotiator Style and Influence in Multi-Party Negotiations: Exploring the Role of Gender, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, 27, 50-66.

Kotlyar, I. & Karakowsky, L. (2006) . Leading Conflict?: Exploring Potential Linkages Between Leader Behaviors and Group Conflict, Small Group Research, 37, 377-433.

Miller, D.L. & Karakowsky, L. (2005) . Gender Influences as an Impediment to Knowledge Sharing. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 139 (2), 101-118.

Conference Proceedings

Kotlyar, I., & Karakowsky, L. (2015) . The Impact of Being Labeled a “High Potential” Employee. Proceedings for the Academy of Business Research, Winter 2015, New Orleans, LA.

Kotlyar, I., & Karakowsky, L. (2013) . Assessing the Potential of High-Potential Programs. Proceedings for the Academy of Business Research, Spring 2013, New Orleans, LA.

Conference Papers

Karakowsky, L. Good, J. & Kotlyar, I. (2016) The Downside of Great Expectations: How High Status Labels Can Impede Creative Performance, Academy of Management Meetings, Anaheim, California, 2016.

Kotlyar, I., & Karakowsky, L. (2015) . The Impact of Being Labeled a “High Potential” Employee. Proceedings for the Academy of Business Research, Winter 2015, New Orleans, LA.

Kotlyar, I., & Karakowsky, L. (2013) . Assessing the Potential of High-Potential Programs. Proceedings for the Academy of Business Research, Spring 2013, New Orleans, LA.

Kotlyar, I. & Karakowsky, L. (2012) . Rising Stars and Falling Commitment: Self-Perceived Status and Responses to Performance Feedback. Academy of Management Meetings, Boston, 2012.

Boekhorst, J & Karakowsky, L. (2012) . The Pragmatic Side of Third Party Intervention: Responses to Peer Mistreatment as an Impression Management Tactic, Academy of Management Meetings, Boston, 2012.

Karakowsky, L., DeGama, N. & McBey, K. (2011) . Unraveling the role of gender in the pygmalion effect: toward a conceptual framework, Academy of Management Conference, August, 2011.

otlyar, I., & Karakowsky, L. (2015) . The Impact of Being Labeled a “High Potential” Employee. Proceedings for the Academy of Business Research, Winter 2015, New Orleans, L Kotlyar, I., & Karakowsky, L. (2013) . Assessing the Potential of High-Potential Programs. Proceedings for the Academy of Business Research, Spring 2013, New Orleans, LA.

Approach To Teaching

Dr. Karakowsky teaches at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. His courses include Introduction to Business, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, at the undergraduate level; Managing Organizational Change in the Masters of Human Resource Management and Current Issues in Human Resource Management in the doctoral program. He has served on supervisory committees for both masters and doctoral student theses. He developed the School of Administrative Studies' first course in Business Ethics.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Summer 2017 AP/ADMS2400 3.0  Introduction to Organizational Behaviour LECT  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/ADMS2400 3.0  Introduction to Organizational Behaviour LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/HRM4460 3.0  Organizational Development LECT  


Professor Len Karakowsky earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and his M.B.A from the Schulich School of Business at York University.


Professor Len Karakowsky earned his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, and his M.B.A from the Schulich School of Business at York University. Dr. Karakowsky's research agenda is fundamentally aimed at understanding how organizations can best adapt to and develop within a rapidly changing business environment. His work addresses such issues as managing demographic diversity, leadership, team-building, organizational trust and knowledge management. Professor Karakowsky’s research has been published extensively in a wide range of internationally renowned journals, including: Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, Group and Organization Management, Leadership Quarterly, Administration and Society, Journal of Management Studies, and Small Group Research. In addition, Len has authored and co-authored several management texts, including: The Context of Business (Pearson) and Business and Society: Ethics and Stakeholder Management (Nelson-Thompson).

Area of Specialization

Management

Degrees

PhD, Rotman/University of Toronto
MBA, Schulich/York University

Research Interests:

Management , Human Resources , Organizational Trust, Knowledge Management, Team Leadership/Dynamics

All Publications

Books

Karakowsky, L & Guriel, N. (2015) . The Context of Business. Pearson/Prentice Hall: Toronto.

Karakowsky, L (2011). Exploring the Canadian Business Environment. Pearson/Prentice Hall: Toronto.

Karakowsky, L. (2007) . The Challenges of Business: Managing in the Canadian and the Global Context. Captus Press: Toronto.

Karakowsky, L., Carroll, A. & Buchholtz, A. (2005) . Business and Society: Ethics and Stakeholder Management. First Canadian Edition. Nelson Thomson Canada: Toronto.

Book Chapters

Book Chapters Karakowsky, L., & Kotlyar, I. (forthcoming) . The Highs and Lows of High Potential Employee Programs. in Talent Management, Ibraiz Tarique (Editor), New York: Routledge Press.

Journal Articles

McBey, K. & Karakowsky, L. & Ng, P. (forthcoming, 2017) . The Role of Self Expression in Work Commitment: A Study in the Voluntary Sector, Journal of Management Development.

Karakowsky, L., DeGama, N. & McBey, K., (2017). Deconstructing Higgins: Gender bias in the Pygmalion phenomenon. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 32, 2-18.

Kotlyar, I., Richardson, J., & Karakowsky, L. (2015) . Learning to lead from outsiders: the value of career communities as a source of external peer coaching. Journal of Management Development, 34, 1262 - 1271

Kotlyar, I., Karakowsky, L., Ducharme, M.. J., & Boekhorst, J. (2014) . Do "Rising Stars" Avoid Risk?: Status-Based Labels And Decision Making, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal.

Kotlyar, I., Karakowsky, L. (2013) . Sources of Satisfaction with High-Potential Employee Programs: A Survey of Canadian HR Professionals. Journal of Management Development.

Karakowsky, L., DeGama, N., & McBey, K. (2012) . From Great Expectations to Great Performance:The Overlooked Role of the Subordinate in the Pygmalion Effect. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Kotlyar, I. & Karakowsky, L. and Ng, P. (2011) . The Impact of Leadership Behaviors on Member Commitment to Team-Generated Decisions. Leadership Quarterly, 22, 666-679.

Karakowsky, L., Mann, S. & McBey, K. (2010) . Feeling (and Acting) like a Fish out of Water: Numerical Minority Status, Gendered Work and Citizenship Behavior in Mixed Gender Work Teams, Team Performance Management, 16, 413-430.

Karakowsky, L. & Mann, S. (2008) . Setting Goals and Taking Ownership: Understanding the Implications of Participatively Set Goals from a Causal Attribution Perspective, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 14, 260- 279.

Kotlyar, I. & Karakowsky, L. (2007) . The Positive Side of a Negative Decision Frame: Examining a Case of Overconfidence Among Negotiators in a Hospital Merger, Management Decision, 45, 968- 987.

Kotlyar, I. & Karakowsky, L. (2007) . Falling Over Ourselves to Follow the Leader: Conceptualizing Connections Between Transformational Leader Behaviors and Dysfunctional Team Conflict, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. 14, 38-61.

Karakowsky, L. & Miller, D.L. (2006) . Negotiator Style and Influence in Multi-Party Negotiations: Exploring the Role of Gender, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, 27, 50-66.

Kotlyar, I. & Karakowsky, L. (2006) . Leading Conflict?: Exploring Potential Linkages Between Leader Behaviors and Group Conflict, Small Group Research, 37, 377-433.

Miller, D.L. & Karakowsky, L. (2005) . Gender Influences as an Impediment to Knowledge Sharing. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 139 (2), 101-118.

Conference Proceedings

Kotlyar, I., & Karakowsky, L. (2015) . The Impact of Being Labeled a “High Potential” Employee. Proceedings for the Academy of Business Research, Winter 2015, New Orleans, LA.

Kotlyar, I., & Karakowsky, L. (2013) . Assessing the Potential of High-Potential Programs. Proceedings for the Academy of Business Research, Spring 2013, New Orleans, LA.

Conference Papers

Karakowsky, L. Good, J. & Kotlyar, I. (2016) The Downside of Great Expectations: How High Status Labels Can Impede Creative Performance, Academy of Management Meetings, Anaheim, California, 2016.

Kotlyar, I., & Karakowsky, L. (2015) . The Impact of Being Labeled a “High Potential” Employee. Proceedings for the Academy of Business Research, Winter 2015, New Orleans, LA.

Kotlyar, I., & Karakowsky, L. (2013) . Assessing the Potential of High-Potential Programs. Proceedings for the Academy of Business Research, Spring 2013, New Orleans, LA.

Kotlyar, I. & Karakowsky, L. (2012) . Rising Stars and Falling Commitment: Self-Perceived Status and Responses to Performance Feedback. Academy of Management Meetings, Boston, 2012.

Boekhorst, J & Karakowsky, L. (2012) . The Pragmatic Side of Third Party Intervention: Responses to Peer Mistreatment as an Impression Management Tactic, Academy of Management Meetings, Boston, 2012.

Karakowsky, L., DeGama, N. & McBey, K. (2011) . Unraveling the role of gender in the pygmalion effect: toward a conceptual framework, Academy of Management Conference, August, 2011.

otlyar, I., & Karakowsky, L. (2015) . The Impact of Being Labeled a “High Potential” Employee. Proceedings for the Academy of Business Research, Winter 2015, New Orleans, L Kotlyar, I., & Karakowsky, L. (2013) . Assessing the Potential of High-Potential Programs. Proceedings for the Academy of Business Research, Spring 2013, New Orleans, LA.


Teaching:

Approach To Teaching
Dr. Karakowsky teaches at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. His courses include Introduction to Business, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, at the undergraduate level; Managing Organizational Change in the Masters of Human Resource Management and Current Issues in Human Resource Management in the doctoral program. He has served on supervisory committees for both masters and doctoral student theses. He developed the School of Administrative Studies' first course in Business Ethics.


Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Summer 2017 AP/ADMS2400 3.0  Introduction to Organizational Behaviour LECT  

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/ADMS2400 3.0  Introduction to Organizational Behaviour LECT  
Fall 2017 AP/HRM4460 3.0  Organizational Development LECT