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Matt Valle

Martha and Spencer Love Term Professor and Professor of Management
Koury Business Center 326
2075 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
mvalle@elon.edu (336) 278-5958

Brief Biography

Matthew Valle, Ph.D., is currently serving as the Martha and Spencer Love Professor of Business, an honor established by a gift from The Martha and Spencer Love Foundation.  He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and is a former Air Force pilot. He earned an M.S. in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas, an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Florida State University. He teaches management classes at the undergraduate, graduate (MBA) and executive levels, and has been a faculty member at Elon University since 2000 and holds the rank of professor.   

Dr. Valle's research interests include investigations of organizational politics and the phenomenon of abusive supervision, and he is interested in developing new models of business education delivery.  He has published over 75 articles in various outlets including Human Relations, the Journal of Managerial Issues, the Journal of Management Inquiry and the Journal of Small Business Strategy.  He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Management Research and the Journal of Character and Leadership Integration.  In 2010-2011, he served as the Distinguished Visiting Professor in Management at the United States Air Force Academy.

An active organizational consultant, his client engagements include work with Boeing, Raytheon, Bombardier Aerospace/Learjet, Gates Rubber Co. and Conagra, among others.   He is a frequent executive education facilitator and presenter for the Elon ExecEd program.  He is certified by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional (PMP®); he also holds the CAPM® designation.  He is an FAA licensed commercial pilot, and has flown fixed and rotary-wing aircraft.

Education

Ph.D., Business Administration, Florida State University

M.B.A., University of Massachusetts

M.S., Operations Management, University of Arkansas

B.S., United States Air Force Academy                                 

Employment History

Engineering & Management Southeast

  • Managing Principal (1992-Present)

United States Air Force

  • Admissions Liaison Officer (USAFA), 9001st Air Reserve Squadron (1992-1999; 2012 - Present)
  • Student Section Lead, 16th Tactical Airlift Training Squadron (1990 - 1991)
  • United States Air Force Pilot Training Instructor/3588 Flying Training Squadron Chief of Academics (1987 - 1990) 
  • USAF Pilot Instructor Training (PIT) and USAF Academic Instructor School (AIS) (1987 - 1988)
  • Pilot, Det 1, 57th Fighter Weapons Wing (1986 - 1987)
  • USAF Pilot Training (1985 - 1986, Honor Graduate)

Courses Taught

Undergraduate- Organizational Behavior, Principles of Management, Operations Management, Business Policy and Strategy, Management Seminar, Human Managerial Systems, Introduction to Business, Power and Influence, Project Management.

Graduate- Organizational Behavior, Leadership, Organization Theory, Management Applications, Training and Development, Project Management, Case Analysis, Strategic Vision, Strategic Analysis, Understanding Business Operations (LAW).

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Valle, M., & Norvell, T. (in press).  Using Monte Carlo simulations to teach students about forecast uncertainty.  Business Education Innovation Journal.

Leupold, C. R., Ellis, L. A., & Valle, M. (2013).  Job embeddedness and retail pharmacists’ intention to leave.  The Psychologist Manager Journal, 16 (4), 197-216.

Valle, M. (2013).  Political skill for project managers.  Project Management Institute (PMI Virtual Library, www.pmi.org).

Valle, M., O’Mara, K. J., & Cassill, A. D. (2012).  Staking out the middle ground in undergraduate business education.  Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, 24 (3), 191-206.

Rich, C. R., & Valle, M. (2012).  Quality tools for project management:  A classroom exercise.  Business Education Innovation Journal, 4 (2), 87-93.

Valle, M., & O’Mara, K. J. (2012).  Targeted instruction for executive education:  Classifying participants to enhance program delivery.  Journal of Executive Education, 11 (1), 1-13.

Burpitt, W., & Valle, M. (2011). Balancing exploration and exploitation in a declining industry:  Antecedents to firm adaptation strategy and performance.  Journal of Small Business Strategy, 21 (1), 1-17.          

Valle, M., & Levy, D. (2011).  Bad character and leadership:  Exploring the consequences of abusive supervision in the armed forces.  Journal of Character and Leadership Integration, 2 (1), 7-15.

Valle, M., & Schultz, K. (2011).  The etiology of top tier publications in management:  A status attainment perspective on academic career success.  Career Development International, 16 (3), 220 – 237.

Valle, M., & O’Mara, K. J. (2010).  The new reality:  Holding on and letting go.  Journal of Executive Education, 9 (1), 17-31.

Valle, M. (2010).  Tweaking the paper planes exercise: Using CVP analysis to enhance student understanding of production costs and projected profits. Business Education Innovation Journal, 2 (2), 29-34.

Valle, M., & Cassill, A. D. (2010).  What are the elements of a good tax?  An illustration  using the example of a windfall profits tax.  Perspectives in Business, 7 (1), 77-83.

Valle, M., & Pavlik, R. M. (2009).  Predicting the investment decisions of managers under the influence of stock option incentives. Journal of Management Research, 9 (3), 133-141.

Gallagher, V. C., Harris, K., & Valle, M. (2008).  Understanding the use of intimidation as a response to job tension:  Career implications for the global leader.  Career Development International, 13 (7), 648-666. 

Noer, D. M., Leupold, C. R., & Valle, M.  (2007).  An analysis of Saudi Arabian and U.S. managerial coaching behaviors.  Journal of Managerial Issues, 19 (2), 271-287. 

Valle, M.  (2006).  The power of politics:  Insights on political skill-building for emerging leaders.  Leadership in Action, 26 (2), 8-12. 

Valle, M., Leupold, C., & Leupold, K. (2006).  Holding on and letting go:  The relationship between job embeddedness and turnover among PEM physicians.  Journal of Business Inquiry, 5 (1), 3-10.

Valle, M. (2006).  A model of engaged learning for the 21st Century.  Journal of Academic Administration in Higher Education, 1 (1-2), 49-56.

Valle, M., McGregor, C. C., Cassill, A. D., & Honeycutt, E. D. (2006).  In the mean time…Creating financial statements for case materials in Principles of Management and Principles of Marketing classes. Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 2 (1), 53-58.

Valle, M. (2005).  A preliminary model of abusive behavior in organizations.  Southern Business Review, 30 (2), Spring, 27-35.

Valle, M. (2005).  Diversity training:  The iceberg analogy.  Training Today, Spring, 12-14.

Valle, M., Harris, K., & Andrews, M. C. (2004).  An examination of tenure in negative organizational environments.  Journal of Management Research, 4 (2), 113-119.

Valle, M. (2004).  In search of the 75 cents-on-the-dollar woman.  Equal Opportunities International, 23 (6), 31-37.

Valle, M., Poulson, L., & Nienhaus, B.  (2003).  Understanding diversity in organizations:  The diversity iceberg exercise.  Journal of the Academy of Business Education, 4, 63-70.

Kacmar, K. M., Valle, M., & Forbringer, L. (2003).  The promise and peril of 360-degree feedback systems.  Business and Economic Review, 27 (2), 3-10.

Valle, M., Kacmar, K. M., & Zivnuska, S. (2003).  Self-efficacy, outcome expectations and organizational politics perceptions.  Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 5 (1), 13-23.

Valle, M., Witt, L. A., & Hochwarter, W. (2002).  Dispositions and organizational politics perceptions: The influence of positive and negative affectivity.  Journal of Management Research, 2 (3), 121-128.

Kacmar, K. M., Domke, D. J., Valle, M., & Mahoney, J.  (2002).  Exploring dissertation process outcomes.  Journal of Management Inquiry, 11 (3), 317-327.

Valle, M. & Bozeman, D.  (2002).  Inter-rater agreement on employee job performance:  Review and directions.  Psychological Reports, 90, 975-985.

Valle, M., Schuette, H. L., & Powell, D. J. (2002).  Dimensionality of the abusive behavior in organizations (ABO) Scale.  Journal of Contemporary Business Issues, 10 (2), 62-69.

Valle, M. & Witt, L. A. (2001).  The moderating effect of teamwork perceptions on the organizational politics-job satisfaction relationship.  Journal of Social Psychology, 141 (3), 379-388.

Boxleitner, T. J., & Valle, M. (2001). The benefits of “hang time”:  Contamination of intra-arterial flush solutions over time.  Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, Vol. 20 (6), 38-41.

Jones, C. A., Valle, M., & Manring, S. (2001).  Using survival analysis to explore female cardiac rehabilitation program adherence.  Applied Nursing Research, 14 (4), 179-186.

Valle, M.  Team learning in the classroom:  Try it again (for the first time).  (2001).  Journal of Business and Training Education, 10, 89-106.

Valle, M. (2000).  Business education:  An integrated approach.  Journal of Contemporary Business Issues, Vol. 8 (2), 93-99.

Valle, M. & Perrewe, P. L.  (2000).  Do organizational politics perceptions relate to political behaviors?  Test of an implicit assumption and expanded model.  Human Relations, 53 (3), 359-386.

Valle, M. & Carlton, L.  (2000).  Contributions of the social milieu to changing individual political orientations.  Social Behavior and Personality, An International Journal, 28 (3), 251-260.

Valle, M. & Davis, K.  (1999).  Teams and performance appraisal:  Using metrics to increase reliability and validity.  Team Performance Management Journal, 5 (8), 238-244.

Valle, M.  (1999).  Crisis, culture and charisma:  The new leader’s work in public organizations.  Public Personnel Management, 28 (2), 245-257.

Valle, M. (1998). Buy high, sell low:  Why CEO’s kiss frogs, and how shareholders get warts. Academy of Management Executive, 12 (2), 97-98.

Valle, M.  (1997).  Perceptions of organizational politics and subsequent behaviors. Psychological Reports, 81, 945-946.

Kacmar, K. M. & Valle, M.  (1997).  Dimensionality of the measure of ingratiatory behaviors in organizational settings (MIBOS) scale.  Educational and Psychological Measurement, 57 (2), 314-328.

Valle, M.  (1997).  The effects of political orientation on attributions of co-worker success/failure.  Social Behavior and Personality, An International Journal, 25 (3), 211-222.

Valle, M. & Rallapalli, K. C.  (1996).  An investigation of the effects of office politics on individual workers.  Business and Economic Review, 20 (4), 2-5.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings Publications

Valle, M., O’Mara, K. J., & Delk, B. (2012).  Targeted instruction for Executive Education:  Blending instructor-centered and participant-centered approaches for maximum impact.  Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Executive Education, Atlanta, Georgia.

Valle, M. (2011).  A tale of two academic cities: The impact of business schoolresearch orientation on management knowledge creation and delivery.  Proceedings of the 2011 Conference of the Southern Management Association,        Savannah, Georgia.

Valle, M., O’Mara, K. M., & Cassill, A. D. (2011).  Pedagogy, andragogy, or something in-between?  Effectively structuring undergraduate business education for the 21st century.  Proceedings of the 2011 Conference of the Academy of Business Education, Orlando, Florida.

Valle, M., & O’Mara, K. M. (2010).  The new reality:  Holding on and letting go.  Proceedings of the 2010 Symposium on Executive Education, Atlanta, Georgia.

Valle, M.  (2009).  Antecedents to top tier publications in management. Proceedings of the 2009 Conference of the Southern Management Association, Asheville, North Carolina, 925-930.

Burpitt, W. & Valle, M. (2009).  Balancing exploration and exploitation in a declining industry:  Antecedents to firm adaptation strategy and performance, Proceedings of the 2009 Conference of the Southern Management Association, Asheville, North Carolina, 528-533.

Valle, M., & Cassill, A. D. (2008).  The windfall profits tax – again: The tax policy implications of a failed concept.  Proceedings of the 2008 International Management Conference, Society for the Advancement of Management, Arlington, Virginia, 729-735.

Gallagher, V. C., Valle, M., & Harris, K. J. (2007).  Stress, affect and intimidation in the workplace.  Proceedings of the 2007 Conference of the Southern Management Association, Nashville, Tennessee, 162-167.

Valle, M, Leupold, C, & Leupold, K. (2005).  Turnover and Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Physicians:  A test of job embeddedness theory.  Proceedings of the 2005 Conference on Emerging Issues in Business and Technology, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 248-251.

Valle, M., (2004).  Including financial statements in introductory management/organizational behavior cases.  Proceedings of the 2004 Conference on Emerging Issues in Business and Technology, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 253-258.

Valle, M., Das, J., & Studley, H. F.  (2004).  In search of the 75 cents-on-the-dollar woman.  Proceedings of the 2004 International Management Conference, Society for the Advancement of Management, Baltimore, Maryland, 116-121.

Harris, K., Kacmar, K. M., & Valle, M.  (2004).  How long will they put up with it?  An examination of the effect of time spent in negative organizational environments.  Proceedings of the 2004 International Management Conference, Society for the Advancement of Management, Baltimore, Maryland, 228-235.

Valle, M., Kacmar, K. M., & Zivnuska, S. (2002).  The relationship between outcome expectations and perceptions of organizational politics:  The role of self-efficacy.  Proceedings of the 2002 Conference of the Southern Management Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

Valle, M., Powell, D., Schuette, H., & Sims, R.  (2002).  A preliminary model of abusive behavior in organizations.  Proceedings of the 2002 Conference on Emerging Issues in Business and Technology, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 113-119.

Valle, Schuette, H., & Powell, D.  (2002).  Initial Development and Examination of the Abusive Behavior in Organizations (ABO) Scale.  Proceedings of the 2002 Conference on Emerging Issues in Business and Technology, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 1-8.

Valle, M. (2002).  Business education in transition.  Proceedings of the 2002 International Management Conference, Society for the Advancement of Management, McLean, Virginia, 461-466.

Valle, M., Witt, L. A., & Hochwarter, W. (2001).  Dispositional affectivity and organizational politics perceptions.  Proceedings of the 2001 Conference on Emerging Issues in Business and Technology, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 123-129.

Valle, M., & Nienhaus, B. (2001).  The diversity iceberg.  Proceedings of the 2001 Conference on Emerging Issues in Business and Technology, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 363-369.

Boxleitner, T. J., & Valle, M. (2000).  Managing costs in the healthcare industry: Increasing “hang time” for better care at lower cost.  Proceedings of the 2000 Conference on Emerging Issues in Business and Technology, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 319-323.

Valle, M. (2000).  The business academy.  Best Paper Award, Proceedings of the 2000 Conference on Emerging Issues in Business and Technology, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 99-105.

Valle, M. & Borders, W.  (1999).  Contributions of the social milieu to changing individual political orientations.  Proceedings of the 1999 Troy State University System Business Symposium, Troy, Alabama, 190-195.

Valle, M. & Davis, K.  (1999).  Using metrics to increase the reliability and validity of peer performance ratings.  Proceedings of the 1999 Troy State University System Business Symposium, Troy, Alabama, 196-197.

Valle, M. & Fielding, J.  (1999).  Predicting the slow, but eventual, decline of cross cultural management research.  Proceedings of the 1999 Troy State University System Business Symposium, Troy, Alabama, 197-202.

Valle, M. & Williams, R.  (1999).  Enacting charismatic leadership in public organizations:  A preliminary model.  Proceedings of the 1999 Troy State University System Business Symposium, Troy, Alabama, 203-210.

Valle, M., Witt, A., & Evans, W.  (1999).  Reducing the negative effect of organizational politics through teambuilding.  Proceedings of the 1999 Troy State University System Business Symposium, Troy, Alabama, 211-216.

Kacmar, K. M., Domke, D. J., Valle, M. & Mahoney, J.  (1998).  The crafting of management scholars:  Exploring the impact of the dissertation process on the socialization of doctoral candidates. Best Paper Award, Proceedings of the 1998 Conference of the Southern Management Association, New Orleans, 250-252.

Valle, M.  (1998).  Teaching (and learning) group synergy in the management classroom:  An empirical assessment of learning team outcomes.  Proceedings of the 1998 Conference of the Southern Management Association, New Orleans, 262-264.

Valle, M. & Perrewe, P. L.  (1997).  Understanding individual political behavior in organizations:  Antecedents and consequences.  Proceedings of the 1997 Conference of the Southern Management Association, Atlanta, 60-62.

Valle, M. & Fadil, P.  (1997).  Charismatic management in the international sector:  A forgotten component or necessary ingredient? Proceedings of the 1997 Annual Conference of Southeast INFORMS, Myrtle Beach.

Rallapalli, K. C. & Valle, M.  (1996).  International marketing ethics:  Challenges in developing a global code of ethics.  Proceedings of the Academy of Marketing Science Multicultural Marketing Conference, Norfolk.

Valle, M. & Kacmar, K. M.  (1995).  Dimensionality of the measure of ingratiatory behaviors in organizational settings. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Orlando.

Valle, M.  (1994).  Moderating influences on job satisfaction and job anxiety:  A further test of organizational politics perceptions.  Proceedings of the 1994 Conference of the Southern Management Association, New Orleans, 131-133.

Valle, M. & Fadil, P.  (1994).  Toward an integrated model of the emergence of charismatic leaders in multinational organizations.  Proceedings of the International Academy of Business Disciplines, Pittsburgh.

Valle, M.  (1993).  Target perceptions of subordinate political activity:  A preliminary model.  Proceedings of the 1998 Conference of the Southern Management Association, Atlanta, 94-96.

Book Chapters – Scholarly Books

Crisis, culture and charisma:  The new leader’s work in public organizations.  Rosenbach, W. E., & Taylor, R. L. (Eds.) (2006).  Contemporary Issues in Leadership, 6th Edition, 63-75.  Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Crisis, culture and charisma:  The new leader’s work in public organizations:  (2001).  Management in Government, 32 (4).  The Korean Institute of Public Administration.

Presentations

Conference Presentations

A tale of two academic cities: The impact of business school research orientation on management knowledge creation and delivery.  Paper presented at the 2011 Conference of the Southern Management Association, Savannah, Georgia.

Antecedents to top tier publications in management.  Paper presented at the 2009 Conference of the Southern Management Association, Asheville, North Carolina.

Balancing exploration and exploitation in a declining industry:  Antecedents to firm adaptation strategy and performance.  Paper presented at the 2009 Conference of the Southern Management Association, Asheville, North Carolina.

Factors affecting share repurchase decisions and managerial compensation:   Innovation in pay-for-performance or disguised managerial opportunism?  Paper presented at the 2008 International Management Conference, Society for the    Advancement of Management, Arlington, Virginia.

The windfall profits tax – again: The tax policy implications of a failed concept. Paper presented at the 2008 International Management Conference, Society for the Advancement of Management, Arlington, Virginia.

Organizational Politics:  From perceptions to behaviors to skills.  Invited presentation, Center for Creative Leadership Research Symposium, 2 March, 2007, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Turnover and Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Physicians:  A test of job embeddedness theory.  Paper presented at the 2005 Conference on Emerging Issues in Business and Technology, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Including financial statements in introductory management/organizational behavior cases.  Paper presented at the 2004 Conference on Emerging Issues in Business and Technology, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

In search of the 75 cents-on-the-dollar woman.  Paper presented at the 2004 International Management Conference, Society for the Advancement of Management, Baltimore, Maryland.

How long will they put up with it?  An examination of the effect of time spent in negative organizational environments.  Paper presented at the 2004 International Management Conference, Society for the Advancement of Management, Baltimore, Maryland.

The Relationship Between Outcome Expectations and Perceptions of Organizational Politics:  The Role of Self-Efficacy.  Paper presented at the 2002 Conference of the Southern Management Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

Business education in transition.  Paper presented at the 2002 International Management Conference, Society for the Advancement of Management, McLean, Virginia.

Dispositional affectivity and organizational politics perceptions.  Paper presented at the 2001 Conference on Emerging Issues in Business and Technology, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The diversity iceberg.  Paper presented at the 2001 Conference on Emerging Issues in Business and Technology, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Engaging the student:  Mission and process implications.  Paper presented at the 2001  AACSB-International, Continuous Improvement Symposium, St. Louis, MO.

Managing costs in the healthcare industry:  Increasing “hang time” for better care at lower cost.  Paper presented at the 2000 Conference on Emerging Issues in Business and Technology, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

The business academy.  Paper presented at the 2000 Conference on Emerging Issues in Business and Technology, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Reducing the negative effect of organizational politics through teambuilding.  Paper presented at the 1999 Troy State University System Business Symposium, Troy, Alabama.

Using metrics to increase the reliability and validity of peer performance ratings.  Paper presented at the 1999 Troy State University System Business Symposium, Troy, Alabama.

Predicting the slow, but eventual, decline of cross cultural management research. Paper presented at the 1999 Troy State University System Business Symposium, Troy, Alabama.

Contributions of the social milieu to changing individual political orientations.  Paper presented at the 1999 Troy State University System Business Symposium, Troy, Alabama.

Teaching (and learning) group synergy in the management classroom:  An empirical assessment of learning team outcomes.  Paper presented at the 1998 Southern Management Association, New Orleans.

Understanding individual political behavior in organizations:  Antecedents and consequences.  Paper presented at the 1997 Southern Management Association, Atlanta.

Moderating influences on job satisfaction and job anxiety:  A further test of organizational politics perceptions.  Paper presented at the 1994 Southern Management Association, New Orleans.

Target perceptions of subordinate political activity:  A preliminary model.  Paper presented at the 1993 Southern Management Association, Atlanta.

Awards

2000-Present                              Elon University, Martha and Spencer Love School of Business 

Honors:                                          Outstanding Journal Reviewer, Career Development International (2012)

                                                        OAIC Dr. Gerald L. Francis (Provost’s) Award for Excellence in Teaching (2009)

                                                        Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2006)

                                                        Dean’s Award for Exemplary Service (2004)