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Alan Belasen

Professor
School for Graduate Studies
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  • Grad Academic Division:
    Business, Management and Leadership
    Phone:
    • 518-587-2100 ext:2274
    Professional Responsibilities / Bio

    Alan Belasen holds a Ph.D. from Rockefeller College, SUNY. For over 25 years, Dr. Belasen has been involved in executive education and development programs in the U.S. and abroad in startups, business enterprises, multinational companies, nonprofits, government agencies, academic institutions, and healthcare organizations. Dr. Belasen chaired the MBA Program at SUNY, Empire State College from 2004-2015 where he designed and supervised the implementation of the MBA in Management; MBA in Global Leadership, MBA in Healthcare Leadership, and MBA Pathway for Veterans. 

    Dr. Belasen has written over 140 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers on topics such as executive education, self- managed work teams; HR competencies; work motivation; women’s leadership; communication innovation, corruption in business, trusted leadership, healthcare curriculum, healthcare management, and leadership development. His articles appear in The Journal of Healthcare Management; Journal of Health Administration Education; Journal of Health Organization and Management; Leadership & Organization Development JournalJournal of Human Resource ManagementInternational Journal of Human Resources Development and ManagementThe Atlantic Journal of Communication; The International Journal of Leadership Studies, Journal of Economic Modeling; Journal of Management Development; International Journal of Sport Marketing & Sponsorship; International Journal of Strategic Communication; Journal for Advancing Business Education; Journal for Advancing Business Education; and the Proceedings of the Academy of Management.

    Alan Belasen’s books include:

    • Dyad Leadership and Clinical Integration: Driving Change, Aligning Strategies (HAP, 2019).  
    • Women in Management: A Framework for Sustainable Work-life Integration (Routledge, 2017)
    • Confronting Corruption in Business: Trusted Leadership, Civic Engagement (Routledge (2016)
    • Mastering Leadership: A Vital Resource for Healthcare Managers (Jones & Bartlett Learning , 2015)
    • Developing Women Leaders in Corporate America: Balancing Competing Demands, Transcending Traditional Boundaries (Praeger, 2012)
    • The Theory and Practice of Corporate Communication: A Competing Values Perspective (Sage, 2008)
    • Leading the Learning Organization: Communication and Competencies for Managing Change (SUNY Press, 2000) 

    Dr. Belasen received the Outstanding Reviewer Award from the Academy of Management in 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. He is the recipient of the 2017 John L. Green Award for Excellence in Business Education, The International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE); 2014-2015 SUNY Chancellors’ Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities and the 2003-2004 SUNY Empire State College’s Turben Award for Excellence in Scholarship. 

    Publications
    • Books Belasen, A. (2019). Dyad Leadership and Clinical Integration: Driving Change, Aligning Strategies, Health Administration Press, Chicago, IL. Belasen, A. (2017). Women in Management: A Framework for Sustainable Work-Life Integration, New York, NY, Routledge. Belasen, A. & Toma, R. (2016). Confronting Corruption in Business: Trusted Leadership, Civic Engagement, New York, NY, (Eds) Routledge. Belasen, A., Eisenberg, B., & Huppertz, J. (2015). Mastering Leadership: A Vital Resource for Healthcare Organizations, Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. Belasen, A. (2012). Developing Women Leaders in Corporate America, Balancing Competing Demands, Transcending Traditional Boundaries. Santa Barbara, CA, Praeger. Belasen, A. (2008). The Theory and Practice of Corporate Communication: A Competing Values Perspective, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. Belasen, A. (2000). Leading the Learning Organization: Communication and Competencies for Managing Change, Albany, NY: SUNY Press.
    • Journal Articles & Book Chapters (2008-2020) Belasen, A. T. (2020). Think Twice: Co-leadership and Representation of Women, Journal of Healthcare Management 65(5), September/October, 1-8. Belasen, A. T. (2020). Rebalancing the MBA Curriculum: Triggers, Design Responses, and Outcomes Assessment, Journal for Advancing Business Education 2(1), 7-27. Belasen, A.T. & Belasen, A. R. (2019). The Strategic Value of Integrated Corporate Communication: Functions, Social Media, Stakeholders, International Journal of Strategic Communication, 13, 4, https://doi.org/10.1080/1553118X.2019.1661842 Belasen, A. R. & Belasen, A.T. (2019). Revealed Preferences among NBA fans: Is Skin Tone a Factor, International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship, 20(3), 462-476. Belasen, A. R. & Belasen, A.T. (2018). Doctor-Patient Communication: A Review and a Rationale for Using an Assessment Framework, Journal of Health Organization and Management, 32(7), 891-907. Belasen A., Angiello J. (2018) The Important Role of Women in Social Entrepreneurship, In Denmark F., Paludi M. (eds) Women and Leadership, 37-52, Springer, Cham. Belasen, A. & Luber, E. (2017). Innovation implementation: Leading from the middle out. In Nicole Pfeffermann & Julie Gould, (Eds.). Strategy and Communication for Innovation: Integrative Perspectives on Innovation in the Digital Economy, 229-243, Germany: Springer. Belasen, A. T. & Belasen, A.R. (2017). Strengthening the Middle Line: Overcoming Motivational Gaps, Supporting Promising Managers, Best Paper, Proceedings of the Seventy-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Online ISSN: 2151-6561. Belasen, A. R., Kutan, A. & Belasen, A. (2017). The Impact of Unsuccessful Pirate Attacks on Financial Markets: Evidence in Support of Leeson’s Reputation-Building Theory, Economic Modeling, 60, 344–351. Belasen, A. T. & Belasen, A. R. (2016). Value in the Middle: Cultivating Middle Managers in Healthcare Organizations, Journal of Management Development, 35(9), 1149-1162. Belasen, A. (2016). Corruption and destructive leadership. In Belasen, A. & Toma, R. (Eds). Confronting Corruption in Business: Trusted Leadership, Civic Engagement (pp. 1- 29), New York: Routledge. Belasen, A. (2016). Deception and failure: Mitigating leader-centric behaviors. In Belasen, A. & Toma, R. (2016). Confronting Corruption in Business: Trusted Leadership, Civic Engagement (pp. 183-216), New York: Routledge. Frank, N., Tally, M. & Belasen, A. (2016). Corruption in education and the erosion of social trust. In Belasen, A. & Toma, R. (Eds). Confronting Corruption in Business: Trusted Leadership, Civic Engagement (pp. 331-355), New York: Routledge. Belasen, A. & Toma, R. (2016). Conclusion: Trusted Leadership and Civic Engagement. In Belasen, A. & Toma, R. (Eds). Confronting Corruption in Business: Trusted Leadership, Civic Engagement (pp. 356-371), New York: Routledge. Belasen, A. & Rufer, R. (2013). Innovation Communication for Effective Inter-Professional Collaboration: A Stakeholder Perspective. In Nicole Pfeffermann, Tim Minshall, & Letizia Mortara (Eds.) Strategy and Communication for Innovation, 2nd edition. pp. 227-240, Germany: Springer. Belasen, A. & Spector, K. (2013). The new HR Mindset and Competency Architecture: Leveraging Talent, Promoting Learning. In Michele Paludi (Ed.), Implementing Best Practices in Human Resources (pp. 53-71). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. Belasen, A. & Lus, B. (2013). Adaptive Capacity and Managing Relationships in the Supply Chain. In Michele Paludi (Ed.), Implementing Best Practices in Human Resources (pp. 141-152). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. Belasen, A. & Fortunato, M. (2013). Situational Motivation: Challenging the Binary. In Michele Paludi (Ed.), Implementing Best Practices in Human Resources (pp. 173-196). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. Belasen, A., Eisenberg, B., & Rutigliano, K. (2013). Manage to Lead, Lead to Manage: Integrating Transformational Leadership with Transactional Management. In Michele Paludi (Ed.), Managing, Leading, and Developing Employees (pp. 21-41). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. Belasen, A. & Frank, N. M. (2012). Using the Competing Values Framework to Evaluate the Interactive Effects of Gender and Personality Traits on Leadership Roles. The International Journal of Leadership Studies, 7(2), 192-215. Belasen, A., Chukhlomin, V., Chuklomina, I., Lus, B., & Rufer, R. (2012). Responding to the Challenges Facing Business Leaders: The MBA in Global Leadership. In Parakhina, V. N., Ushvitskiy, L. I., & Bobrova, E. F. (Eds.), Modern Trends of the Management Theory and Practice in Russian and Abroad. Russia: Stavropol, Ltd. Belasen, A. & Frank, N. M. (2010). A Peek Through the Lens of the Competing Values Framework: What Managers Communicate and How. The Atlantic Journal of Communication, 18, 280-296. Belasen, A. & Rufer, R. (2010). Meeting the Diversity Challenge: Using the Competing Values Framework to Design Responsible Business Education. In Paludi, M. Ed. Women as Transformational Leaders: From Grassroots to Global Interests. Praeger Publishing, pp. 147-178. Belasen, A. & Huppertz, J. (2009). Designing and Implementing a Mission-Driven, Student-Centered Assessment Program, The Journal of Health Administration Education. Winter, 5-26. Belasen, A. & Frank, N. M. (2008). Competing Values Leadership: Quadrant roles and Personality Traits, Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, 29(2), 127-143. Frank, N. M. & Belasen, A. (2008). Feminist Competing Values Leadership: An investigation of Roles Played by Men and Women. In Michele Paludi, Ed., The Psychology of Women at Work, Praeger, 101-118.
    • Conference Papers & Presentations (2008-2019) Belasen, A. T. (2019). Session Chair, Student-Centered Management Education, Academy of Management: Management Education and Development, Boston, MA. Belasen, A. T. (2019). Realigning the MBA: Competency-based Management Education and Assurance of Learning Goals, Academy of Management Proceedings Vol. 2019, No. 1, Boston, MA. Belasen, A. T. (2018). Integrated Corporate Communication: A Competing Values Perspective, Organizational Communication and Information Systems, Academy of Management, Chicago. Belasen, A. T. (2018). Chair and Discussant, Pedagogical Approaches – The Many Ways Students Learn, Academy of Management, Management Education and Development, Chicago. Belasen, A. T. & Belasen, A.R. (2017). Strengthening the Middle Line: Overcoming Motivational Gaps, Supporting Promising Managers, Best Paper, Academy of Management, Atlanta, Georgia. Belasen, A. (2017). Chair and Discussant, MED Ethical Issues and Responsibility in Management Education, Academy of Management, Atlanta, Georgia Belasen, A. (2016). Chair and Discussant, MED for a Better World: Responsible Management, Positive Business Ethics, Sustainability, Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. Belasen, A. (2015). Session Chair, Designing sustainability and ethics into business school curricula, Academy of Management, Management Education and Development, Vancouver, Canada. Belasen, A & Eisenberg, B. (2015). Combining IPE with IOM core competencies: The MBA in Healthcare Leadership, AUPHA Anual Meeting, Miami. Eisenberg, B. & Belasen, A. (2015). Business training for clinical professionals: A partnership model, AUPHA Anual Meeting, Miami. Belasen, A. R., Kutan, A. M., & Belasen, A. T. (2014). The Impact of Unsuccessful Pirate Attacks on Financial Markets: A Confirmation of Reputation Building Theory, Paper presented at the Southern Economic Association in Atlanta, Nov. 22-24. Belasen, A., Huppertz, J., & Eisenberg, B. (2014). Strategies for Curricular Innovation: Perspectives from Two Different Schools: One Private, One Public, AUPHA, Annual Meeting, San Antonio. Belasen, A. (2014). The Ambiguous and Underappreciated Role of Middle Managers in Healthcare Organizations, Academy of Management, Healthcare Management Division, Philadelphia. Eisenberg, B., Huppertz, J., & Belasen, A. (2014). Leading the Highly Reliable Healthcare Organization: A Competency Framework, AUPHA Annual Meeting, San Antonio. Belasen, A. & Rufer, R. (2014). Interdisciplinary Business Education: Combining the Power of Inter-Professional Collaboration with the Benefits of Student Engagement, IACBE Annual Conference, San Diego. Belasen, A. (2014). Session Chair and Discussant, Work Skills Development: Cultural Intelligence, Verbal Communications & Internships, Academy of Management, Management Education and Development, Philadelphia. Belasen, A. (2014). Session Chair and Discussant, Integration, Coordination and Communication in Healthcare, Academy of Management, Healthcare Management, Philadelphia. Belasen, A., Chukhlomin, V., Chukhlomina, I., Lus, B., & Rufer, R. (2013). Making Business Curricula More Relevant to Global Changes: The MBA in Global Leadership. In Littrell, R.F. (ed). Leadership in Russia, Proceedings of the 2013 Conference: Leadership in Russia and Global Context, 22-24 October, Moscow, Russia, ISSN 2324-4283. Belasen, A. & Lus, B. (2013). Meeting the Challenge of Globalization through Curricular Design: The MBA in Global Leadership, IACBE, Orlando. Belasen, A., Huppertz, J., & Eisenberg, B. (2013). Middle Managers: The Unsung Heroes in Transforming Healthcare Organizations, AUPHA Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA. Eisenberg, B. & Belasen, A. (2013). Ambidextrous Leadership: Mastering the Paradoxes of Healthcare Organizations, AUPHA Annual Meeting, Monterey, California. Belasen, A. (2013). Session Chair, Research on Training and Transfer of Learning, Academy of Management, August, Orlando, FL. Belasen, A. T. & Eisenberg, B. (2012). The Leadership Challenge: Becoming Master Leaders in Healthcare Organizations, Academy of Management: Healthcare Management, Boston. Belasen, A. T. & Eisenberg, B. (2012). The Balanced Scorecard for Leadership Effectiveness: Roles Executives Play in Health Care Organizations, AUPHA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis. Eisenberg, B. & Belasen, A. (2012). Transformational and Transactional Roles in Healthcare Management Education: Strategies for Curricular Design, AUPHA Annual Meeting, Minneapolis. Eisenberg, A., Belasen, A., & Eisenberg, B. (2012). Simulation as a Pedagogical Strategy for Communication Skills Training for Medical Residents: Criteria for Program Effectiveness, Kentucky Conference on Health Communication, Lexington. Belasen, A. (2011). Session Chair and Discussant, Behavioral Leadership Skills Development, Academy of Management, Management Education & Development, San Antonio, TX. Belasen, A. (2010). Session Chair, Developing Leaders: Interventional, Developmental and Experiential Approaches, Academy of Management, Montreal, Canada. Belasen, A. (2010). How We Teach What We Teach, AUPHA Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon. Belasen, A. (2010). Corporate Communication: Theoretical Dimensions and Practical Implications, Hawaii International Conference on Business, Honolulu. Belasen, A. (2010). MBA in Physician Leadership, participant, The 8th Annual Conference of the Association of MD/MBA, Cambridge, MA. Belasen, A. & Huppertz, J. (2010). What to Assess When? Measuring Program Effectiveness through Students’ Long-Term Accomplishments, AUPHA Leaders Conference, Chicago. Belasen, A. (2009). Thinking and Acting Strategically, Participant, The Israel Strategy Conference (ISC), Ben Gurion University, Israel, December. Belasen, A. (2009). Session Chair, Student Engagement: Innovative Approaches to Make It Happen, Academy of Management, Chicago. Belasen, A. & Frank, N. M. (2008). Competing Values Framework for Corporate Communication: Theoretical and Practical Implications. Academy of Management, Organizational Communication and Information Systems, Anaheim, California. Huppertz, J. H. & Belasen, A. (2008). Assessment of Learning Goals: Using the Data for Continuous Improvement. AUPHA Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Frank, N. M & Belasen, A. (2008). Roles Women Transform, Roles Women Play. Academy of Management, Management Education and Development, Anaheim, California.