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About Kevin Tasa
Kevin Tasa is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Director of the Master of Management Program. He holds an MSc in Health Administration and a PhD in Organizational Behaviour, each from the University of Toronto. He also has received the MBA Teaching Excellence award at both McMaster and Schulich, and is a co-author of two widely used textbooks, Essentials of Negotiation and Canadian Organizational Behaviour. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Kevin has published his research in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. Currently, his research focuses on negotiation and team dynamics; in particular, the assessment of negotiation-specific knowledge, the manner in which negotiation knowledge is acquired, and the within-group dynamics of negotiation teams.
2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 Nominated - Sydney Schulich MBA Teaching Award
2008 Basu Teaching Award by McMaster MBA Student Association
2002, 2008 Honourable Mention Award for Best Paper – ASAC Conference
2006 Outstanding Reviewer Award - OB Division, Academy of Management
2003 Honourary Member, Golden Key Society
Peer Reviewed Publications:
Kung, F. Y., Chao, M. M., Yao, D. J., Adair, W. L., Fu, J. H., & Tasa, K. (2018). Bridging racial divides: Social constructionist (vs. essentialist) beliefs facilitate trust in intergroup contexts. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 74, 121-134.
Tasa, K., & Bell, C. (2017). Effects of implicit negotiation beliefs and moral disengagement on negotiator attitudes and deceptive behaviour. Journal of Business Ethics, 142(1), 169-183.
Tasa, K., Celani, A., & Bell, C. (2013). Goals in negotiation revisited: The impact of goal setting and implicit negotiation beliefs. Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 6, 114-132.
Tajeddin, G., Safayeni, F., Connelly, C., & Tasa, K. (2012). The influence of emergent expertise on group decision processes. Small Group Research, 43, 50-74.
Tasa, K., Sears, G., & Schat, A. C. (2011). Personality and teamwork behavior in context: The cross-level moderating role of collective efficacy. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32, 65-85.
Tasa, K., Whyte, G. & Leonardelli, G. (2012). Goals and negotiation. In Edwin A. Locke and Gary P. Latham (eds.). New Developments in Goal Setting and Task Performance. New York: Routledge. p. 397-414
Courses TaughtNegotiation (ORGS 6560)
Organizational Behaviour (ORGS 5100)
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project TitleDesigning Effective Negotiation Teams RolePrinciple Investigator Award Amount$86,850.00 Year Awarded2015-2019 Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council - Insight Grant Project TitleThe origins of team confidence: Elaboration of the processes and predictors influencing development and change in collective efficacy RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$65,300.00 Year Awarded2010-2013 Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council - Standard Research Grant Project TitleThe antecedents of collective efficacy in teams: A multi-method investigation RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$68,050.00 Year Awarded2006-2009 Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council - Standard Research Grant Project TitleThe impact of self-efficacy and collective efficacy on group decision making RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$5,000.00 Year Awarded2004 Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council - McMaster University - 4a Incentive Fund Project Title RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$7,600.00 Year Awarded2003-2004 Granting AgencyUniversity of Toronto - Open Masters Fellowship Project Title RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$80,000.00 Year Awarded1996-2000 Granting AgencyUniversity of Toronto - Open Doctoral Fellowship