Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Special Projects
Dr. Mason Ameri is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Special Projects at Rutgers Business School. He specializes in managing diversity by analyzing equal access opportunities for people with disabilities, which has been profiled in more than 100 media outlets, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Forbes, The Guardian, NRP, and PBS Newshour. Dr. Ameri has had the privilege of sharing his research findings at distinguished conferences hosted by The World Bank and TED and has notably advised the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on matters of equal-access. His published pieces can be found in Academy of Management Discoveries, IZA Institute of Labor Economics, ILR Review, and others. He teaches in the areas of management skills, organizational behavior, human resource management, and negotiations. In 2019, Dr. Ameri earned four prestigious awards for his impactful research, teaching effectiveness, and patronage at Rutgers University.
Navigating Leadership Blindspots
The saying “culture eats strategy for breakfast,“ first attributed to management expert Peter Drucker, was later made famous by Mark Fields, the former CEO of Ford Motor Company. Behind it lays the idea that a leader needs analytical skills to realize the organization’s vision and strategic goals, as well as an understanding of the psychology of the workplace, in order to create and enact a successful culture. Disconnecting the two may put an organization’s success at risk. The goal of this session is thus to help you understand how an organization’s culture can be a source of competitive advantage, and can influence outcomes at the individual, group, and organizational levels (e.g., employee attitudes, innovation, market share, and more), as well as help to address some of the major challenges faced when managing people in contemporary organizations.
Ph.D., Rutgers University, Industrial Relations and Human Resources
MS, Rutgers University, Industrial Relations and Human Resources
MA, Rutgers University, Labor Studies and Employment Relations
BA, Rutgers University, Labor Studies and Employment Relations
Ameri, M., Rogers, S., Schur, L., & Kruse, D. (in press). No room at the inn? Disability access in the new sharing economy. Academy of Management Discoveries, 0(ja l). Advanced online publication.
Ameri, M., Ali, M., Schur, L., & Kruse, D. (2019). Disability and the unionized workplace, in Bruyère, S. M. (Ed.), Employment and disability: Issues, innovations, and opportunities (pp. 65-97). Ithaca, NY: Industrial Relations Research Association. Cornell University Press.
Ameri, M., Ali, M., Schur, L., & Kruse, D. (2019). Disability and the unionized workplace. IZA Discussion Papers 12258, Institute of Labor Economics.
Ameri, M., Schur, L., Adya, M., Bentley, S., McKay, P., & Kruse, D. (2018). The disability employment puzzle: A field experiment on employer hiring behavior. ILR Review, 71(2), 329-364.
Kruse, D., Schur, L., Rogers, S., & Ameri, M. (2018). Why do workers with disabilities earn less? Occupational job requirements and disability discrimination. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 56(4), 798-834.
Schur, L., Han, K., Kim, A., Ameri, M., Blanck, P., & Kruse, D. (2017). Disability at work: A look back and forward. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 27(4), 482-497.
Schur, L., Ameri, M., & Adya, M. (2017). Disability, voter turnout, and polling place accessibility. Social Science Quarterly, 98(5), 1374-1390.
Schur, L., Adya, M., & Ameri, M. (2015). Accessible democracy: Reducing voting obstacles for people with disabilities. Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy, 14(1), 60-65.
Ameri, M., Schur, L., Adya, M., Bentley, S., McKay, P., & Kruse, D. (2015). The disability employment puzzle: A field experiment on employer hiring behavior. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers.