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Jason Senjem

Management Chair | Associate Professor


Dr. Jason C. Senjem is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Management. Dr. Senjem teaches courses on entrepreneurship and innovation, social entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, human resource management, and strategic management. He teaches service-learning and learning community courses, as well as study abroad in Italy. He researches entrepreneurship and sustainability, focusing on how organizations use innovative work practices to create economic, social, and environmental value.

Dr. Senjem is published in the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, Group and Organization Management, Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, and The SAGE Sourcebook of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement. He reviews for the Journal of Management. He has presented papers at international meetings of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, British Academy of Management, and Babson-Kaufman Entrepreneurship conferences.

Dr. Senjem is a 20-year member of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, Society for Human Resource Management, and Strategic Management Society. He serves on the Hilltop Campus Village Economic Vitality Committee in Davenport. He teaches workshops for the St. Ambrose University Professional Development Center and consults for small businesses. Prior to his career in academia, he worked for Mayo Clinic in Admissions and Information Technology. Dr. Senjem previously taught at Syracuse University and St. Norbert College.

Dr. Senjem CV (pdf)


Education and Training


  • PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder, Business Administration
  • MS, Purdue University, Human Resource Management/Organizational Behavior
  • BA, University of Minnesota, Industrial/Organizational Psychology

More About Dr. Senjem

Courses Taught

MGMT 210 Principles of Management
MGMT 216 Entrepreneurship & Innovation
MGMT 318 Social Entrepreneurship
MGMT 399 Study Abroad: Made in Italy
MGMT 449 Strategic Management
MBA 621 Human Behavior in Organizations
MBA 800 Business Policy and Strategy Capstone
DBA 941 Teams
DBA 950 Organizational Change

Noteworthy Publications and Presentations

Senjem, J. C. (2018). Community engagement: How the Art Institute of Chicago is improving the lives of teens. Coordinator for professional development workshop presented at the meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.

Senjem, J. C. (2017). The role of creative collectives in social innovations. Paper presented at the meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.

Senjem, J. C. (2017). In pursuit of the sustainable enterprise. Paper presented at the Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship Research Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Senjem, J. C. (2015). Getting beyond service-learning myths in management education. In O. Delano-Oriaran, M. Penick-Parks, & S. Fondrie (Eds.), The SAGE sourcebook of service-learning and civic engagement (pp. 201-209). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Mueller, S., D'Intino, R. S., Walske, J., Ehrenhard, M. L., Newbert, S. L., Robinson, J. A., & Senjem, J. C. (2015). What's holding back social entrepreneurship? Removing the impediments to theoretical advancement. Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 6(3), 245-256.

Senjem, J. C. (2014). Entrepreneurial, organizational, and institutional influences on environmental practice adoption. Professional development workshop presented at the meeting of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Denver, CO.

Senjem, J. C. (2013). Is CSR, sustainability, and entrepreneurship holding back social entrepreneurship research? Professional development workshop presented at the meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando, FL.

Senjem, J. C. (2012). Social entrepreneurship: Business models in the formal and informal economy. Panelist for the professional development workshop presented at the meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA.

Senjem, J. C. (2011). Social entrepreneurship and broader theories: Shedding new light on the bigger picture. Panelist for the professional development workshop presented at the meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX.

Senjem, J. C., & Richards, J. (2010). Shades of green: Entrepreneurial influences on environmental practice adoption. Paper presented at the Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Senjem, J. C. (2007). A ‘doing good' framework for motivation theory and practice. Paper presented at the meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.

Senjem, J. C. (2005). Assessing organizational outcomes of human capital investment strategies. Paper presented at the meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Orlando, FL.

Senjem, J. C., Rilington, K. K., & Goranova, M. L. (2003). Is profitability linked to social networks in new Hollywood film ventures? Paper presented at the meeting of the Academy of Management, Seattle, WA.

Senjem, J. C., & Reed, K. (2002). Social capital and network entrepreneurs. In Paul Reynolds et al. (Eds.), Frontiers of entrepreneurship research. Babson Park, MA: Babson College, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

Senjem, J. C. (2001). Do employment modes influence the decay of human capital in initial public offering firms? Paper presented at the Babson College-Kauffman Foundation Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Jonkoping, Sweden.

Senjem, J. C. (1999). Human resource flexibility: Supporting creativity and performance in a deconstructing world. Paper presented at the meeting of the Strategic Management Society, Berlin, Germany.

Koberg, C. K., Boss, R. W., Senjem, J. C., & Goodman, E. A. (1999). Antecedents and outcomes of empowerment: Empirical evidence from the health care industry. Group & Organization Management, 24(1), 71-91.

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