Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Special Projects
Mason Ameri, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Special Projects at Rutgers Business School. He specializes in the opportunities afforded by the gig economy and managing diversity through equal opportunity for people with disabilities. His work has been profiled in more than 100 media outlets, including The New York Times. Mason 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 of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight and Reform on matters of equal access. His published pieces can be found in Academy of Management Discoveries and others. In 2019 and 2020, Mason earned numerous awards in each research, teaching, and service, including the University’s highest teaching honor, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. Along with his research team, he recently obtained two major grants through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for $4.3 million and the National Science Foundation for $1.88 million.
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.
PhD, 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., Kurtzberg, T. R., Schur, L., & Kruse, D. 2020. Disability and influence in job negotiations. International Journal of Conflict Management, Vol. Ahead of Print.
Ameri, M., Rogers, S., Schur, L., & Kruse, D. 2020. No room at the inn? Disability access in the new sharing economy. Academy of Management Discoveries, 6: 176-205.
Ameri, M., Ali, M., Schur, L., & Kruse, D. 2019. Disability and the unionized workplace. In S. M. Bruyère (Ed.), Employment and disability: Issues, innovations, and opportunities, 65-97. Ithaca: Industrial Relations Research Association.
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: 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: 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: 482-497.
Schur, L., Ameri, M., & Adya, M. 2017. Disability, voter turnout, and polling place accessibility. Social Science Quarterly, 98: 1374-1390.
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.
Schur, L., Adya, M., & Ameri, M. 2015. Accessible democracy: Reducing voting obstacles for people with disabilities. Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy, 14: 60-65.
National Science Foundation: The Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier. Awarded $1.88M in 2020.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Rehabilitation Research Training Center on Employment Policy. Awarded $4.3M in 2020.
Negotiation & Team Resources Institute: Peterson Research Grant. Awarded $8.5K in 2020.
Rutgers University Research Council: Rutgers Research Council Grants and Subventions. Awarded $2K in 2020.