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Bio: 
Dr. Joy Olabisi is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology. Her current research interests include understanding how organizations learn and manage knowledge, especially through the effective utilization of teams. She is particularly interested in team performance, especially within virtual and project-based contexts. She is also interested in social entrepreneurial initiatives within emerging markets, with a social embeddedness and networks emphasis. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. She has also presented her research at numerous domestic and international conferences. Dr. Olabisi teaches courses in the areas of management and international business. In 2015, she received the Saunders College of Business Exemplary Performance in Teaching and Student Impact Award. She was also previously nominated (2012) for the Provosts Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Olabisi received her Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial and Operations Engineering with a concentration in Engineering Management from the University of Michigan. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Education: 
  • Ph.D. in Industrial & Operations Engineering (Engi from University of Michigan, 2009
Experience: 
  • Graduate Student Instructor | University of Michigan | 2004-2009
  • Outreach Graduate Assistant | U. Michigan College of Engineering | 2007-2008
  • Project Manager Summer Intern | General Electric | 2006-2006
  • Information Technology Summer Intern | Verizon Wireless | 2001-2002
Expertise: 
  • Group interaction and process
  • International business
  • Management
  • Organizational behavior
Memberships: 
  • INFORMS
  • Southern Management Association
  • Academy of Management
Awards: 
  • SCB Exemplary Performance in Teaching and Student Impact Award - - 2015
  • Nominated for Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rochester Institute of Technology - - 2012
  • Edward A. Bouchet Honor Society, University of Michigan - - 2009
  • Distinguished Leadership Award, U. Michigan College of Engineering - - 2006
  • Alpha Pi Mu Industrial Engineering Honor Society - - 2003
  • Rackham Engineering Award, University of Michigan - - 2003
  • FACES (Facilitating Academic Careers in Engineering & Science) Research Scholar, Georgia Institute of Technology - - 2003
  • Alfred P. Sloan Academic Scholarship, Sloan Foundation - - 2003
  • Undergraduate Research Internship Program Scholar, Georgia Institute of Technology - - 2002
  • Ernst & Young Scholarship Recipient, National Society of Black Engineers - - 2001
  • Gunter Scholarship Recipient, Society of Manufacturing Engineers - - 2000
Chapters: 
  • Eubanks, D., Palanski, M., Swart, J., Hammond, M., & Oguntebi, J. (2013). Time to Create: Pathways to earlier and later creative discoveries in Nobel Prize Winners. Creativity and Leadership in Science, Technology and Innovation (pp. 184-208). Routledge.
Journals: 
  • Olabisi, J., Kwesiga, E., Juma, N., & Tang, Z. (2017). Stakeholder Transformation Process: The Journey of an Indigenous Community. Journal of Business Ethics.
  • Olabisi, J., & Griffin-EL, E. (2017). Breaking boundaries: Exploring the process of intersective market activity of immigrant entrepreneurship in the context of high economic inequality. Journal of Management Studies.
  • Eubanks, D., Palanski, M., Olabisi, J., Joinson, A., & Dove, J. (2016). Team Dynamics in Virtual, Partially Distributed Teams: Optimal Role Fulfillment. Computers in Human Behavior.
  • Eubanks, D., Palanski, M., Swart, J., Hammond, M., & Oguntebi, J. (2014). Creativity in Early and Established Career: Insights into Multi-Level Drivers from Nobel Prize Winners. The Journal of Creative Behavior.
  • Oguntebi, J., Shcherbakova, M., & Wooten, L. (2012). Applying Diversity Management Concepts to Improve the Minority Educational Pipeline. Decision Science Journal of Innovative Education, 10 (4), 473-494.
  • Lee, V., & Oguntebi, J. (2012). Toward learning and knowledge creation: operationalising the Social Learning Cycle. Journal of General Management, 37 (4), 29-53.
Presentations: 
  • Olabisi, J., & Griffin-EL, E. (2017). Homegrown: The Importance of Cultural Origins in the Bricolage Activity of Immigrant Entrepreneurship. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Olabisi, J., & Lewis, K. (2017). Conceptualizing Multilevel Transactive Memory Systems via Multiteam Networks. INGRoup.
  • Olabisi, J., & Griffin-EL, E. (2016). Re-Rooted: Exploring the Institutional Embeddedness of Transnational Entrepreneurship in Creating Markets. Academy of Management Meeting.
  • Olabisi, J., Kwesiga, E., Juma, N., & Tang, Z. (2015). Stakeholder Transformation Process: Through the Lenses of Entrepreneurial Alertness within an Indigenous Community. International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference.
  • Toms, M., Olabisi, J., Lee, V., & Eubanks, D. (2015). How Virtual is Your Leader? An Approach to Optimizing Virtual Leadership Effectiveness. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Kwesiga, E., Juma, N., Olabisi, J., & Honig, B. (2015). Compassion from the Base of the Pyramid: When Indigenous Entrepreneurs Become Global Entrepreneurs. Eastern Academy of Management.
  • Palanski, M., Eubanks, D., Oguntebi, J., Joinson, A., & Dove, J. (2012). The Emergence of Leadership and Team Roles in a Virtual Environment: An Investigation of Teams Separated by The Pond. Southern Management Association.
  • Oguntebi, J. (2012). Investigating Effective Collaboration Strategies in Virtual Teams. INFORMS Annual Meeting.
  • Oguntebi, J., & Griffin-EL, E. (2012). Diasporic Synergies: Conceptualizing African Entrepreneurial Teams. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Oguntebi, J. (2011). Transactive Memory Emergence in Virtual Teams: Communication Practices. Southern Management Association.
  • Oguntebi, J., & Nwosu, E. (2011). Diasporic Synergies: Conceptualizing African Entrepreneurial Teams Based Upon Trans-Continental Networks. African International Business and Management Conference.
  • Oguntebi, J. (2010). A Model for Global Virtual Team Effectiveness: A Transactive Memory Perspective. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Oguntebi, J. (2010). Working Together While Apart: Knowledge Transfer and Information Sharing in Virtual Teams. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Oguntebi, J. (2008). Collaborative Decision-Making Processes within Dispersed Environments. Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting.
  • Oguntebi, J. (2008). Decision-Making Processes within Dispersed Environments. INFORMS Annual Meeting.
  • Oguntebi, J. (2007). Exploration of Effective Knowledge Management Applications in Virtual Environments. INFORMS Midwest Conference, Northwestern University.
  • Oguntebi, J. (2007). Exploration of Effective Knowledge Management Applications in Virtual Environments. POMS Annual Meeting.
  • Oguntebi, J. (2007). Optimizing the Functionality of Teams with Dispersed Individuals. INFORMS Annual Meeting.
  • Oguntebi, J. (2005). Impact of Transactive Memory Systems on Virtual Team Performance. EMERGE Conference.
  • Oguntebi, J. (2003). The Role of Technology in Enhancing Patient Safety in Hospitals With a Focus on Hardware. EMERGE Conference.
Proceedings: 
  • Olabisi, J., Kwesiga, E., Juma, N., & Tang, Z. (2015). Stakeholder Transformation Process: Through the Lenses of Entrepreneurial Alertness within an Indigenous Community. International Vincentian Business Ethics Conference.
  • Kwesiga, E., Juma, N., Olabisi, J., & Honig, B. (2015). Calculated Compassion from the Base of the Pyramid: When the Indigenous Entrepreneurs Become Global Entrepreneurs. Eastern Academy of Management.
  • Oguntebi, J., & Barbato, R. (2012). The Effect of Virtual Group Process Enablers on Effective Group Performance. 2012 Small Business Institute® National Conference Proceedings Vol. 36, No.1 - Winter 2012 pg. 513.
  • Oguntebi, J. (2011). Transactive Memory Emergence in Virtual Teams: The Role of Communication Practices. Southern Management Association.
  • Andrews, J., Meadows, L., & Oguntebi, J. (2008). Engineering Graduate Students: Engaging Today's Teachers, Training Tomorrow's Scientists and Engineers, and Opening New Academic and Career Paths for K-12 Students. American Society of Engineering Education.
  • Oguntebi, J. (2007). Optimizing the Functionality of Teams with Dispersed Individuals: An Exploration Into the Conditions for Effective Knowledge Management Applications in Virtual Teams. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Proceedings, 1650-1655.
Working Paper: 
  • 2018: Olabisi, J., & Griffin-EL, E., The Impact of Bricolage Activity on Immigrant Entrepreneurial Firm Performance.
  • 2018: Kwesiga, E., Juma, N., Olabisi, J., & Honig, B., Compassion from the Base of the Pyramid: When Indigenous Entrepreneurs Become Global Entrepreneurs.
  • 2017: Juma, N., Sequeira, J., & Olabisi, J., Sustainable Entrepreneurship: The Impact of Innovative Ecopreneurs at the Base of the Pyramid (BOP).
  • 2017: Olabisi, J., & Griffin-EL, E., Diasporic Synergies: Conceptualizing African Entrepreneurship Based Upon Trans-Local Networks.
  • 2017: Griffin-EL*, E., & Olabisi, J., Enacting 'Home habitus': Theorizing the Practice of Bricolage by Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Adversarial Settings.
  • 2017: Olabisi, J., & Lewis, K., Multiteam Networks, Transactive Systems, and Innovation.

Joy O. Olabisi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Management
Management, IB & Entrepreneurship
585-475-6942
LOW-A325
Office Hours: 

Tuesday and Thursday
11:00am to 12:30pm
And by Appointment

Staff Assistant: 
Karen St. George