About Organization & Management Department

San José State was founded in 1857, the first public university on the West Coast. It is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University system, and has approximately 28,000 students.

The College of Business has more than 5,000 undergraduate and some 900 graduate students, and has more alumni working in Silicon Valley than any other business school. Reflecting its location and its focus on the issues facing Silicon Valley, in its teaching and research the college emphasizes entrepreneurship and the global dimensions of business.

The largest of the four departments in the college is the Department of Organization & Management, with 31 tenured or tenure-track faculty, supplemented by full-time and part-time lecturers. The faculty teach and do research in organizational behavior, human resources, strategy, international business, entrepreneurship and operations management. In recent years the department has demonstrated comparatively high research productivity for a Master's University I (under the 2000 Carnegie Classification) by several measures:

An October 2002 library analysis showed the department has the highest output of journal articles of any department (and some colleges) at SJSU.

When considering top tier journals (as measured by Bill Starbuck's SSCI impact rankings) during the period 1990-2003, the department had the highest number of publications of any management department in the CSU system, publishing in journals such as Academy of Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Operations Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science, Research Policy and Strategic Management Journal. Faculty have also published significant books in recent years.

The department also has an unusually strong international orientation, with a sizable proportion of the faculty (beyond those who teach global business) having lived or worked overseas. Finally, the department prides itself on a strong sense of collegiality, which includes mentoring colleagues for teaching and research, and a shared commitment to maintaining and improving the department's academic quality.

For additional information regarding the department, please contact Dr. William Jiang, chair, Department of Organization & Management.