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Robert Barbato, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor, Management, IB & Entrepreneurship

Office Location: LOW-3327

Office Phone: 585-475-2350

Email:
rbarbato@saunders.rit.edu

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Meet Robert

Bob Barbato is a Professor of Management in the Saunders College of Business. His primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of business ethics, entrepreneurship and organizational behavior. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at RIT, Bob has taught or lectured in Kosovo, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, South Korea, Ethiopia and England.


Office Hours & Staff Assistant Information
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Thursday
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Or By Appointment



Staff Assistant: Karen St. George
Staff Assistant Phone: 585-475-6042
Education
  • Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Michigan State University, 1979
  • B.A. in Mathematics from Le Moyne College, 1972
Experience
  • Councilman | Town of Brighton | 1991-1999
  • Owner | USA Baby | 1987-1995
  • Owner | Don's Original | 1985-1991
Expertise [expertise maps]
  • Business ethics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational behavior
Awards
  • Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching, RIT - - 2005
  • Best Empirical Paper, SBIDA - - 2002
Research

Journal Articles

  • Sonfield, M., Lussier, R., & Barbato, R. (2011). Generational Stages in Family Firms: Expanding the Database - Kosovo. Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship, 4 (1), 1-16.
  • Lussier, R., Sonfield, M., & Barbato, R. (2010). Family-Member and Non-Family-Member Managers in Family Firms: Adding a Seventh Country to the International Database - Kosovo. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 20 (2), 97-114.
  • Barbato, R., Demartino, R., & Jacques, P. (2009). The Entrepreneurial Motivations of Non-Employer Entrepreneurs. New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, ().
  • DeMartino, R., Barbato, R., & Jacques, P. (2006). Exploring the Career Achievement and Personal Life Orientations Difference Between Entrepreneurs and Non-Entrepreneurs: The Impact of Sex and Dependents. Journal of Small Business Management, ().
  • DeMartino, R., & Barbato, R. (2003). Differences Among Women and Men MBA Entrepreneurs: Exploring Family Flexibility and Wealth Creation as Career Motivators. Journal of Business Venturing, ().
  • DeMartino, R., & Barbato, R. (2002). An Analysis of the Motivational Factors of Intending Entrepreneurs. Journal of Small Business Strategy, ().
  • Sonfield, M., Lussier, R., & Barbato, R. (2001). The Entrepreneurial Aptitude of Prison Inmates and the Potential Benefit of Self-Employment Training Programs. Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, ().
  • Barbato, R., Sonfield, M., & Durlabhji, S. (1996). Transfer Payment Diversion Programs and Displaced Workers: A Perfect Match?. Journal of Private Enterprise, 12 (1).
  • Sonfield, M., & Barbato, R. (1994). Testing Prison Inmates for Entrepreneurial Aptitude. Journal of Small Business Strategy, 5 (2).
  • Barbato, R., Sonfield, M., & Bracker, J. (1990). Worker Dislocation and Potential Entrepreneurship. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, ().
  • Barbato, R., & Durlabhji, S. (1989). Budding Entrepreneurs: Business Students and Dislocated Workers. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, ().
  • Nowlin, W., & Barbato, R. (1988). The Truth About Lie Detectors. Business and Society Review, ().
  • Paul, K., & Barbato, R. (1985). The Multinational Corporation in the Less developed Country: The Economic Development Model vs. the North-South Model. Academy of Management Review, 10 (1).
  • Barbato, R., Butler, R., & Sandler, J. (1985). Distinguishing Psychological Characteristics of Budding Entrepreneurs. Journal of Private Enterprise, 1 (1).
  • Barbato, R., & Widrick, S. (1985). Marketing Negative Products: Implications for Organization Development Practitioners. Organization Development Journal, 3 (1).
  • Paul, K., & Barbato, R. (1985). The Organization Behavior Teaching Review. The Organization Game: Its Use and Life Cycle, 9 (3).

Proceedings

  • Olabisi, J., & Barbato, R. (2013). The Effect of Transactive Memory Systems (TMS) on Effective Group Performance of Virtual Teams. 37th Annual Conference of the Small Business Institute.
  • Barbato, R. (2013). Opportunity Recognition and the Importance of Successful Failure. Annual Eastern Conference of the Small Business Institute.
  • Oguntebi, J., & Barbato, R. (2012). The Effect of Virtual Group Process Enablers on Effective Group Performance. Proceedings of the Small Business Institute Conference.
  • Barbato, R., Lussier, R., & Sonfield, M. (2011). An Analysis of Ethical Attitudes of Family Business Owners in a Transitional Economy: The Case of Kosovo. Proceedings of the Small Business Insititute Annual Eastern Conference, 12-22.
  • Sonfield, M., Lussier, R., & Barbato, R. (2010). Micro vs Small Family Businesses: An Investigation of Kosovo Firms. Proceedings of the Eastern Small Business Institute, 17-30.
  • Lussier, R., Sonfield, M., & Barbato, R. (2010). Family-Member and Non-Family-Member Managers in Family Firms: Adding a Seventh Country to the International Database - Kosovo. Proceedings of the Small Business Institute.
  • Sonfield, M., Lussier, R., & Barbato, R. (2010). Generational Stages in Family Firms: Expanding the Database - Kosovo. Proceedings of the Small Business Institute.
  • Sonfield, M., Lussier, R., & Barbato, R. (2009). An Examination of Family-Member and Non-Family-Member Managers in Kosovo Family Businesses. Proceedings of the Eastern Small Business Institute.
  • Sonfield, M., Lussier, R., & Barbato, R. (2009). Family Business Generational Stages: Expanding the Data Base to Kosovo. Proceedings of the Small Business Institute Eastern Bloc Conference.
  • Barbato, R., & Oliver, B. (2008). Ethical Challenges for Small Business Owners. Proceedings of the Small Business Institute Eastern Bloc Conference.
  • Barbato, R., Zyglidopoulos, S., & Tracy, P. (2008). Institution Building in Regional Clusters: A Study of the Finger Lakes Winery Cluster. SBIDA Regional Conference.
  • DeMartino, R., Barbato, R., & Jacques, P. (2004). Exploring the Career and Family Orientations of Entrepreneurs. Small Business Institute Directors' Annual Conference, Clearwater FL.
  • Barbato, R. (2004). Evangelical Entrepreneurs, Ferry Tales, and Barriers to Execution. SBIDA Regional Conference.
  • DeMartino, R., & Barbato, R. (2002). Motivational Factors of Intending Female and Male Entrepreneurs. Proceedings of the Small Business Institute Conference.
  • DeMartino, R., & Barbato, R. (2001). Gender Differences Among MBA Entrepreneurs. SBIDA National Conference.
  • Barbato, R., & DeMartino, R. (2001). Exploring the Motivational Differences of Women Intending on Entrepreneurship. SBIDA Regional Conference.
  • Barbato, R., & DeMartino, R. (2001). Nonemployer Businesses and Career Motivators Among Female Entrepreneurs. SBIDA Regional Conference.
  • DeMartino, R., & Barbato, R. (2000). MBA Entrepreneurs: A call for Research. SBIDA Regional Conference.
  • Barbato, R., Sonfield, M., & Lussier, R. (1999). New Directions in the Analysis of Prison Inmates. SBIDA Regional Conference.
  • Barbato, R., & Sonfield, M. (1995). Expanded Data on Prison Inmate Entrepreneurial Aptitude. SBIDA Region Regional Conference.
  • Barbato, R., Tessoni, D., & Marks, N. (1991). An Empirical Investigation of the Use of Alternative Valuation Techniques for Privately Owned Businesses. National SSBIA.
  • Barbato, R., & Sonfield, M. (1991). Credit and Equity Support as Components of Self Employment Development Programs. SBIDA National Conference.
  • Barbato, R., Sonfield, M., & Bracker, J. (1989). Dislocation and Entrepreneurial Success: A Follow-up Study. SBIDA National Conference.
  • Barbato, R., & Bracker, J. (1988). Dislocation and Potential Entrepreneurship. SBIDA National Conference.
  • Barbato, R., & Durlabhji, S. (1984). An Empirical Test of Some Underlying Concepts of Theory Z Management. The Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.
  • Barbato, R., & Tyler, P. (1984). Designing, Marketing, and Conducting a Successful Small Business Executive Development Program. The International Council of Small Business.

Presentations

  • DeMartino, R., Barbato, R., Atkins, S., & Perotti, V. (2011). Entrepreneurship and the Disabled: An Exploratory Study on the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Community. Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
  • Barbato, R., DeMartino, R., & Jacques, P. (2006). The Entrepreneurial Motivations of Non-employer Entrepreneurs. Academy of Management National Conference.