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Barb L Rau

Ph.D. Industrial Relations. University of Wisconsin Madison, 1993
Professor
Department Chair, Management and Human Resources
Office: Sage 2457
Office Phone: 920-424-7197
Expertise: Human Resource Management

Barbara Rau is a Professor of HR at UW Oshkosh where she teaches MBA and undergraduate courses. In addition to numerous presentations at national conferences, she has published in such academic journals as Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Personnel Psychology and American Psychologist. Dr. Rau served ten years on the Editorial Review Board of the Academy of Management Journal. Her interests include salary negotiations, recruitment, employee relations and work/life balance. She holds a PhD in Industrial Relations from UW Madison.

Selected Publications and Accomplishments

Journal Articles

  • Arbaugh, B., DeArmond, S.E., & Rau, B.L. (Forthcoming). New Uses for Existing Tools? A Call to Study Online Management Instruction and Instructors. Academy of Management Learning & Education.
  • Rau, B.L. (2012). The diffusion of HR practices in unions. Human Resource Management Review.
  • Rau, B.L., & Adams, G.A. (2011). Putting off Tomorrow To Do What You Want Today. American Psychologist.
  • Arbaugh, B., Desai, A.B., Rau, B.L., & Sridhar, B. (2010). A review of research on online and blended learning in the management discipline: 1994-2009. Organization Management Journal.
  • Rau, B.L., & Feinauer, D.M. (2006). The role of internal agents in starting salary negotiations. Human Resources Management Review, 16: 47-66.
  • Adams, G.A., & Rau, B.L. (2005). Organizational Attraction Of Retirees For Bridge Employment. Journal Of Organizational Behavior 26.
  • Adams, G.A., & Rau, B.L. (2004). Job Seeking Among Retirees Seeking Bridge Employment. Personnel Psychology 57(3).
  • Hyland, M., & Rau, B. (2003). Corporate Teamwork And Diversity Statements In College Recruitment Brochures: Effects On Attraction. Journal Of Applied Social Psychology 33(12).

Book Chapters

  • Rau, B.L., & Adams, G.A. Recruiting Older Workers: Realities and Needs of the Future Workforce. New York, NY/Oxford University Press: Oxford Handbook of Recruitment.
  • Rau, B.L., & Adams, G.A. Retirement and human resources management: A strategic approach. New York, NY/Oxford University Press: Oxford Handbook of Retirement.

Conferences

  • Feinauer, D.M. , & Rau, B.L. Teaching Change Management in the HR Management Curriculum . Paper presented at 2013 Innovation in HRM Teaching Conference , "SHRM/Academy of Management HR Division" Chicago. June 2013.
  • Rau, B.L. , Arbaugh, B., & Burke, L. Putting Human Capital Management into the Business Core:The Case for a Required HRM Course. Paper presented at 2012 Academy of Management Meetings, "Academy of Management" Boston, MA. August 2012.
  • Rau, B.L. , & Burke, L. Factors Perpetuating the Research-Teaching Gap in > Management Education. Paper presented at 2012 Academy of Management Meeting, "Academy of Management" Boston, MA. August 2012.
  • Arbaugh, B., Rau, B.L. , & DeArmond, S.E. We need more critics of online management education. Paper presented at 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, "Academy of Management" Montreal, CA. August 2010.
  • Rau, B.L. , Arbaugh, B., Desai, A.B. , & Sridhar, B. A review of research on online and blended learning in the management discipline. Paper presented at 2009 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, "Academy of Management" Chicago, IL. August 2009.
  • Rau, B.L. The diffusion of high performance work systems in unions. Paper presented at 61st Annual Meeting of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, "Labor and Employment Relations Association" San Francisco, CA. January 2009.

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