Claire A. Simmers, Ph.D

Professor and Chair
Office: Mandeville 323
Phone: (610) 660-1106
Fax: (610) 660-1229
Email: simmers@sju.edu


Education

B.A. History(High Honors, Phi Betta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi), University of Maryland '72

M.B.A. Management, West Chester University '90

Ph.D. Strategic Management & Statistics Drexel University '96 -Beta Gamma Sigma

Professional Experience

Academic St. Joseph’s University; Philadelphia, PA Haub School of Business; Management Department Associate Professor, Aug 2003 to Aug 2008, Assistant Professor, Jun 1997 to Aug 2003, Visiting Instructor, Aug 1996 - Jun 1997.

Consulting Amenex Associates; Girls Inc.; La Salle Nonprofit Management Development Center; West Co.

Corporate Employment Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 3400 Spruce Street; Philadelphia, PA 19194

National Railroad Passenger Corporation 400 North Capitol St., NW; Washington, D.C.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate level: Business Policy, Principles of Management; Organizational Behavior
Graduate level: Global Business Strategy; Applied Project Team Skills.
Executive level: International Management; Leadership; Competitive Analysis
Professional Development level: Managerial Skills 

Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

Anandarajan, M., Simmers, C.A., D'Ovidio, R. 2011. Exploring the Underlying Structure of Personal Web Usage in the Workplace. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking 14(10): 577-583.

Zaman, M., Simmers, C.A., Anandarajan, M. 2011. Using an Ethical Frameworkto Examine Linkages Between "Going Green" in Research Practices and Information and Communication Technologies. International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT 1(2): 26-45.

Purohit, Y. & Simmers, C.A.  2010.  The Impact of Dual-Earner Couples' Belief about Career Priority on the Support Exchange Well Being Relationship. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications, and Conflict 14(1): 51-72.

Anandarajan, M, Paravastu, N, & Simmers, C.A. 2006. Perceptions of Personal Web Usage in the Workplace: A Q-Methodology Approach. CyberPsychology & Behavior Vol. 9, No. 3: 325-335.

Purohit, Y. & Simmers, C.A 2006 Power Distance and Uncertainty Avoidance: A Cross-National Examination of Their Impact on Conflict Management Modes. Journal of International Business Research.

Anandarajan, M., & Simmers, C.A. 2005. Developing Human Capital: Personal Web Usage in the Workplace. The Communications of the Association for Information Systems. http://CASI.ISWORLD.org/. Vol 15: Article 41.

Simmers, C.A. 2002. Aligning Internet usage with business priorities. Communications of the ACM, 45(1): 71-74.

Simmers, C.A. & Anandarajan, M. 2001. User satisfaction in the Internet-anchored workplace: An exploratory study.Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application, 3(5): 39-61.

Parasuraman, S., & Simmers, C.A. 2001. Type of employment, work-family conflict and well-being: A comparative study. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 22 (5): 551-568.

Anandarajan, M., Simmers, C.A., & Igbaria, M. 2000. An exploratory investigation of the antecedents and impact of Internet usage: An individual perspective. Behaviour and Information Technology. 19(1): 69-85.

Simmers, C.A. 1998. Executive/Board politics in strategic decision making. Journal of Business and Economic Studies, 4(1): 37-56. 

Proceedings

Simmers, C.A , Anandarajan, M.,D'Ovidio, R. Investigation of the underlying structure of positive personal web usage in the workplace.  2008 Academy of Management Meeting.

Edited Books and Chapters in those books 

Anandarajan, M., Teo, T., & Simmers, C.A. (Eds.).  2006. The Internet and Workplace Transformation. Advances in Management Information Systems Series. New York: M.E.Sharpe

Anandarajan, M., & Simmers, C.A. (Eds.).  2003 Personal Web Use in the Workplace: A Human Resource Management Perspective. Hershey, PA: IdeaGroupPublishing

  • Anandarajan, M. & Simmers, C.A. 2003. Constructive and Dysfunctional Personal Web Usage in the Workplace. In M. Anandarajan & C. Simmers(Eds.), Personal Web Usage in the Workplace: A Guide to Effective Human Resources Management: 1-27. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.
  • Anandarajan, M. Devine, P. & Simmers, C.A. 2003. A Multidimensional Scaling Approach to Personal Web Usage in the Workplace. In M. Anandarajan & C. Simmers (Eds.), Personal Web Usage in the Workplace: A Guide to Effective Human Resources Management: 61-78. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.
  •  Simmers, C.A. & Anandarajan, M. 2003. Convergence or Divergence?  Web Usage in the Workplace in Nigeria, Malaysia, and the United States.  In M. Anandarajan & C. Simmers (Eds.),Personal Web Usage in the Workplace: A Guide to Effective Human Resources Management: 158-185. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.

Anandarajan, M. & Simmers, C.A. (Eds.). 2002. Managing Web Usage in the Workplace: A Social, Ethical and Legal Perspective. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.

  • Anandarajan, M. & Simmers, C.A. 2002. Factors influencing web access behavior in the workplace: A structural equation approach. In M. Anandarajan & C. Simmers (Eds.), Managing Web Usage in the Workplace: A Social, Ethical and Legal Perspective: 44--65. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.
  • Simmers, C.A. 2002. Internet user satisfaction, job satisfaction, and Internet background: An exploratory study. In M. Anandarajan & C. Simmers (Eds.), Managing Web Usage in the Workplace: A Social, Ethical and Legal Perspective: 168-185. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.
  • Simmers, C.A.  &  Bosnian, M. 2002. Reducing legal, financial, and operational risks: A comparative discussion of aligning Internet usage with business priorities through Internet Policy Management. In M. Anandarajan & C. Simmers (Eds.), Managing Web Usage in the Workplace: A Social, Ethical and Legal Perspective: 270-285. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.

Book Chapters

Simmers, C. A., Bullough, A., Finney, M. S. , Hennessy, D., Ingraham, L., Hawn, O, 2011. "Environmental innovation and talent", In Deborah E. de Lange (Ed.). Research Companion to Green International Management Studies, (pp. 113-141). UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Simmers, C.A. 2003. A stakeholder model of business intelligence.  In M. Anandarajan, A. Anandarajan, C. Srinivasan (Eds.), Business Intelligence Techniques: 227-242. Berlin: Springer.

Simmers, C.A. 1998. Strategic management in action symposium: Connecting strategic issues and work/life issues. In Integrating Work and Personal Life: The Wharton Resource Guide. Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer.

Textbook Chapters

(Contributing author with one complete chapter (Chap. 5) and parts of other chapters)

Simmers, C. A.  2011. Chapter 5 - External Audit.  In Stephen J. Porth (Ed.) Strategic Management: A Cross-Functional Approach 4th Edition, Pearson Custom Publishing

Simmers, C. A. 2008. Chapter 5 - External Audit. In Stephen J. Porth (Ed.).  Strategic Management: A Cross-Functional Approach 3rd Edition, (pp. 103-131). Pearson Custom Publishing

Porth, S.J., Lord, J.B., Stagliano, A.J., Simmers, C.A., Kathuria, R., Mauri, A., Meloche, M., Balotsky, E., Maggitti, P. Joshi, M., Mooney, A., Sherman, W.R. 2005.  Strategic Management: A Cross Functional Approach, 2nd Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Porth, S.J., Lord, J.B., Stagliano, A.J., Simmers, C.A., Kathuria, R., Joshi, M., Mooney, A. 2002. Strategic Management: A Cross Functional Approach. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Book Reviews

Simmers, C.A. 2002.  A review of Courtney's, "20/20 Foresight." Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies, 8(4): 111-112.

Simmers, C.A. 2000.  A review of Flamholtz, and Randle's "Changing the game: organizational transformations of the first, second, and third kinds." Journal of Organizational Behavior, 21(3): 361-362.

Invited Papers

Purohit, Y. & Simmers, C.A, 2004. A Comparison of Indian and US Business Students' Preferences for Conflict Management Styles. Management Matters (Dec.): 1-8.

Refereed Paper Presentations

Simmers, C.A.  Workplace Spirituality and a Multi‐generational Workforce: A ConceptualModel. 2011 Academy of Management Meeting.

McMurray, A. Pereira D. C., Simmers, C.A. Stoughton, A. Harnessing Creative Destruction: Sustainable Development and Innovation in Practice. 2011 Academy of Management Meeting.

Simmers, C.A , Anandarajan, M.,D'Ovidio, R. Investigation of the underlying structure of positive personal web usage in the workplace.  2008 Academy of Management Meeting.1st runner up Best Divisional Paper.

Weidner, K., Simmers, C.A., & Avery, D.  Calling Students to Action: A Longitudinal Investigation of Whistle-Blowing in the Classroom. 2005 Academy of Management Meeting.

Purohit, Y. & Simmers, C.A. The Impact of Dual-Earner Couples' Beliefs about Asymmetrical Careers on the Support-Well Being Relationship. 2005 Academy of Management Meeting.

Simmers, C.A. & Anandarajan, M., Developing Human Capital:  Personal Web Usage In The Workplace Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division - 2004 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

Rahmlow, H.F., Simmers, C.A & Webster, G.H.  Business Curriculum Integration:  A Strategic Approach.  2004 annual conference of The Association of Private Enterprise Education.

Simmers, C.A. A Stakeholder Model of Business Intelligence.  2004 Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences. 

Anandarajan, M., Devine, Patrick, & Simmers, C.A. A Typology of Workplace Personal Web Usage Behaviors: A Multidimensional Scaling Approach.  Organizational Communication and Information Systems Division - 2003 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

Purohit,Y., Simmers, C.A., & Anakwe, U. Studying the Role of Power Distance and Uncertainty Avoidance in Business Education Cross-Nationally. Management Education Division - 2003 Academy of Management Annual Meeting

Anandarajan, M., Devine, Patrick, & Simmers, C.A. Dimensions Underlying Personal Web Usage. 2003 Northeast Decision Sciences Institute

Rahmlow, H.F., Webster, G.H., & Simmers, C.A.  Business Policy: Cross-functional and Integrative. 2003 annual conference of The Association of Private Enterprise Education.

Simmers, C.A. Explicit And Tacit Knowledge As Enablers Of Strategic Renewal: A Mid-range Model of Reorganization within the "M-Form."  Presented at the 2002 Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference, September 2002.

Anandarajan, M.  & Simmers, C.A. Perceptions of Personal Web Usage in the Workplace: A Concept Mapping Approach.  Presented in the OrganizationalCommunication and Information Systems Division, 2002 Academy of Management Annual Conference, August 2002.

Parasuraman, S. & Simmers, C.A. New Directions In Work/Family Research: Examining Work And Family Interrelationships In The 21st Century. Presented as an All-Academy Symposium, 2002 Academy of Management Annual Conference, August 2002.

Research

Sociotechnical interfaces in the Internet-connected workplace, including work/life integration and behavioral strategic decision-making.

 

Faculty Expert Profile

  • Expertise: Technology’s Role in Work and Life Balance, Generational Differences in the Workplace, Organizational Culture and Innovation

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