Learning in Organizations
Organizational Change Management
Management education and development
Leadership and film
Measuring emotional intelligence using 360 degree reviews
Professor James C. Spee received his Ph.D. from The Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, USA. He holds an MBA from Claremont and engineering degrees from University of Washington and Calvin College. He teaches courses in strategy, leadership, communication, and organizational learning at the University of Redlands School of Business.
His research focuses on management education and development, measurement of learning outcomes, and aviation education. He is the past president of the Western Academy of Management, and is a member of the editorial board for the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal. He has served on the boards of the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, the North American Case Research Association, and the Management Education and Development division of the Academy of Management. He currently volunteers one day a week at the Flabob Airport Preparatory Academy, an aviation charter school in Rubidoux, CA.
Master of Arts in Management Courses including Strategy, Communication and Conflict, Leadership and Motivation, Decision-Making, Managing Change and Organizational Learning, The Reflective Manager, Managerial Assessment and Development
Masters in Business Administration Courses including Preface to Leadership and Strategy Capstone
Bachelor of Science in business and management capstone course
Bachelor of Arts course Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior and Management
Undergraduate Seminars for Johnston Center on Arts Administration
Travel course to Italy, May 2005
Travel course to Salzburg, January 1999
Travel course to Cambridge, England, May 1998
First Year Seminar on 100 years of Hollywood, Fall 2006 and 2007
First Year Seminar on Green Entrepreneurship, Fall 2009
Supervised student led Johnston courses in International Advertising, Non Profit Management and Music Business
1994 Ph.D. in Management, Peter F. Drucker Graduate Management Center, The Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
Major concentrations in strategic management and management theory
Dissertation, titled Restructuring Corporate Functions Through Outsourcing" examines the use of vendors to perform human resource management tasks and tests a theory of organizational boundaries using economic and psychological factors
1986 Masters in Business Administration, The Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
Concentrations in strategic management and organizational behavior
1980 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Also completed upper division courses in Aeronautics and Astronautics
1980 Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Letters, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. (Degree awarded concurrent with University of Washington
California State University, Fullerton
University of California, Irvine
San Bernardino Valley College
Thomas Edison State College
University of California Riverside Extension
1992-93 Boys and Girls Club of Redlands
1986 Union Station Foundation, Pasadena, CA
1983 Boeing Commercial Airplane Co. Seattle, WA
1980-83 Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, Grand Rapids, MI and Bogra, Bangladesh
2009 Case study co authored with Dr. Don McCormick chosen as ten best for the last five years by Organization Management Journal
2009 Shared California State University, Northridge faculty award for best pedagogy publication with Dr. Don McCormick of CSUN
May 1994 Member, Beta Gamma Sigma, honor society for the Association of Accredited Schools of Business
1992 Society for Human Resource Management SHRM Harvey Wilson Dissertation Research Grant
1991 John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation Doctoral Research Fellowship
1990 B. Dade and Helen Mohan Davis Foundation Memorial Scholarship
1986-87 Claremont Graduate School Ph.D. Fellowship
Spee, J. (2007) Reducing Poverty Through Strategy and Innovation in a Bangladesh Community Development Project. Book chapter in Wankel, C. and Stoner, J. (eds) Innovative Approaches to Reducing Global Poverty. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Spee, J. C. (2003). The Acid Test of Leadership. In Pillai, R and Stites-Doe, S (Ed.), Teaching Leadership. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
Spee, J.C. (1998). Classical Leadership and Saving Private Ryan. In Tompkins, T (Ed.), Cases in Management and Organizational Behavior. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
McCormick, D. and Spee, J. (2008) IBM and Germany 1922-1941. Organization and Management Journal (Teaching and Learning Section) Volume 5, pp. 208-213.
McCormick, D. and Spee, J. (2008) Teaching Notes: IBM and Germany 1922-1941. Organization and Management Journal (Teaching and Learning Section) Volume 5, pp. 214-223.
Spee, J. (2007) Volunteer vs. Professional Management of Academic Conferences: A Comparison of Five Meetings. Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics, 5 (3) pp. 70-79.
Spee, J. C. (2005). Using Focused Discussion in the Classroom. Journal of Management Education, 29 (December) 833-851.
Montemayor, E.F. and Spee, J.C. (2004) The Dimensions in Emotional Intelligence: Construct Validation using Manager and Self Ratings. Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management 2004 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
McCormick, D., Tompkins, T., and Spee, J.C. (2002). Reflections on Implementing an Innovative Management Curriculum Tracking Between Scylla and Charybdis. Journal of Management Education,
Spee, J.C., and Tompkins, T. (2001). Design for a Competency Based Masters in Management Program. Journal of Management Education,
Spee, J.C. (March 1995). Addition by Subtraction: Outsourcing strengthens business focus. Journal of Management Education, 40(3), pp. 38-43.
Journal of Management Education
Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings
Western Academy of Management
Academy of Management
Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference
North American Case Research Association
Riverside Art Museum
Riverside Arts Council
San Bernardino Arts Council
Academy of Management
Western Academy of Management (past president)
Organizational Behavior Teaching Society
Editorial Board for Academy of Management Learning and Education (journal)
Reviewer for Journal of Management Education
Completed Inland Empire Business Atlas research project for Redlands Institute in 2009.