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John Vongas

John Vongas PhD anticipated 2012
MSc Marketing, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
BComm Marketing, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
BSc Physiology (minor Classics), McGill University

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John Vongas (MSc, BComm, BSc) is a PhD candidate and the President of the doctoral student society (2011-2012) at Concordia’s John Molson School of Business. John has previously held joint appointments at McGill and Concordia universities teaching management and advanced marketing courses. His research interests are in the areas of motivation, leadership, and family business. John also possesses a keen interest in studying organizational behavior using a biosocial lens. He published in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings and in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. John's research has been featured in numerous influential media outlets such as The Economist, NBC, and CBC. His industry experience spans over seven years and includes corporate work in marketing (Dow Chemical Company, Future Electronics) and in management consulting (John Molson School of Business Executive Centre).


Research Interests

  • Empathy and emotions in the workplace
  • Power motive and social dominance orientation as individual differences
  • Physiological (e.g., neurohormonal) outcomes in organizational behavior
  • Kinship dynamics in family business contexts
  • Employee health and well-being

Selected Research

Publications

  • Vongas, J.G. (2009). Glass cliffs, empathy, and biology: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study in leadership. Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL (George T. Solomon, Proceedings Editor; ISSN: 1543-8643).
  • Saad, G. & Vongas, J.G. (2009). The effect of conspicuous consumption on men’s testosterone levels. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 110(2): 80-92.


Working Paper

  • Vongas, J.G., Cluley, H., & Saffie-Robertson, M.C. (2011). A qualitative investigation into the effect of new parenthood on men’s family and work spheres. Concordia University, Montreal.
  • Vongas, J.G. (2011). Testosterone, power motivation, and social dominance orientation: A biosocial model of organizational mobility. Concordia University, Montreal.
  • Vongas, J.G. (2011). Glass cliffs, empathy, and biology: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study in leadership. Concordia University, Montreal.
  • Vongas, J.G. (2010). Birth order, risk-taking, and innovation in family business. Concordia University, Montreal.

Conference & Seminar Presentations

  • Vongas, J.G. (2011, July). Exploring the glass cliff through an evolutionary lens: Leader empathy moderates the impact of LMX on job satisfaction, turnover intentions, and job performance. Paper to be presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Montreal, QC.
  • Vongas, J.G. (2010, November). It pays to care: Empathy in organizational life. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Graduate Research Exposition, JMSB, Montréal, QC.
  • Vongas, J.G. (2010, August). Roundtable discussant at Academy of Management Annual Meeting Professional Development Workshop: “Sustaining Business: A Meeting of Management Scholars and Entrepreneurs.”
  • Vongas J.G. (2010, May). Guest speaker at Université de Montréal, Hautes Études Commerciales (HÉC)
Doctoral Symposium: “The Art of Publishing.”
  • Vongas, J.G. (2009, November). Birth order, personality, and innovation in family business. Poster presented at the 1st Annual Graduate Research Exposition, JMSB, Montréal, QC.
  • Vongas, J.G. (2009, August). Glass cliffs, empathy, and biology: A functional magnetic resonance imaging study in leadership. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Vongas, J.G. (2009, June). Testosterone, power motivation, and social dominance orientation: A biosocial model of organizational mobility. Paper presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Niagara Falls, ON.
  • Vongas, J.G. (2009, April). Born to innovate? Birth order and innovation among family business successors. Poster presented at the Family Enterprise Research Conference, Winnipeg, MB.
  • Saad, G. & Vongas, J.G. (2008, April). Conspicuous consumption and male physiology: An evolutionary perspective. Paper presented at the Première Conférence Étudiante de Recherche, Hautes Études Commerciales de l’Université de Montréal, QC. [Presenter: John Vongas]
  • Saad, G. & Vongas, J.G. (2007, April). The effects of conspicuous consumption on testosterone. Poster presented at the Human Behavior and Evolution Society 19th Annual Conference, Williamsburg, VA. [Presenter: John Vongas]

Teaching

Concordia University, Montréal, Canada
  • JMSB faculty lecturer for Organizational Behavior & Theory (2010; 49 students)  Rating: 4.9/5
  • Continuing Education lecturer for 11 different courses (2005-2010; 700+ students)  Rating: 4.7/5
McGill University, Montréal, Canada
  • Desautels Faculty of Management lecturer for Brand Management (2007-2008; 110 students)  Rating: 4.8/5

Selected Honours & Awards

  • Top 25 “Hottest” Articles in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes reported by ScienceDirect™ (2010)
  • Best Paper Nomination, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois (2009)
  • Golden Key International Honor Society (2009)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honors Fellowship (2000)

Scholarships & Funding

  • Doctoral Scholarship awarded by the Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FQRSC; 2009-2012)
  • Royal Bank of Canada Research Chair (Dr. Marylène Gagné; 2010-2011)
  • Paris J. Arnopoulos Scholarship (2009)
  • Concordia University Professional Development Grant awarded by Concordia’s Centre for Continuing Education (2009)

Academic Service

  • President. John Molson Doctoral Student Society (JMDSS), 2011-2012
  • Ad-hoc reviewer, Academy of Management Annual Meeting (AOM), 2009-2010
  • Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), 2009
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 2008
  • University committee member, Concordia University, 2008-2010
    • Council, School of Extended Learning (SEL)                       
    • Curriculum Committee, SEL
  • Co-organizer, JMSB Management brown bag series, 2009-2010    
  • Faculty hiring committee assistant, JMSB Management’s job candidate recruiting,  Fall 2010

Career Experience

  • Dow Chemical Company, Midland, MI, U.S.A. and Calgary, AB. 2000-2002, Account Manager, Styrofoam™ Brand Products
  • Future Electronics, Montreal, QC. 2002-2005, Product Marketing Specialist, Wireless Communications
  • John Molson School of Business Executive Centre, Montreal, QC. 2010-2011, Management Consultant