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Oana Cătălina Fodor, PhD

Assistant Professor
Work and Organizational Psychology Research Lab, http://psychology.psiedu.ubbcluj.ro/WOPResearchCenter/
Babeș-Bolyai University,
School of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Department of Psychology
37, Republicii Street, 400015, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Contact: oanafodor@psychology.ro

Research domains:
Organizational Behavior
Social Psychology
Entrepreneurial Psychology

Research interests:
The interplay of team processes and cognitive, affective and motivational team emergent states
Multiple team membership – implications for performance in organizational settings
Individual and team decision making – interplay of cognitive and emotional factors
Entrepreneurial Cognition

Professional experience:
Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Babes-Bolyai University, 2013 – present
Board member in Asociatia de Psihologie Industriala si Organizationala, 2014 – present
Associate Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Babes-Bolyai University, 2008 –2013
Teaching Assistant, Psychology Department, Babes-Bolyai University, 2006 – 2008
HR Consultant, Training and Organizational Development Department, Know-Team & Sales Consulting, 2007 – present
HR Consultant, DeKlausen, 2006 – 2007

Education
Doctor in Psychology, Oldendorff Research Institute, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, PhD Thesis: “Strategic Decision Making in Small and Medium Enterprises”, Supervisor: Jac L. Geurts, Co-Supervisors: Petru L. Curşeu, Patrick Vermeulen, 2008 – 2011
Masters of Science in The Psychology of Human Resources and Marketing, Psychology Department, Babes-Bolyai University, 2006 – 2007
Bachelors of Science, Psychology Department, Babes-Bolyai University, 2002 – 2006

Professional training and development:
EAWOP Summer School, Aston University, Great Britain, 2016
Mplus, Babeş-Bolyai University, România, 2016
Certificate of Individual and Group Coaching – International Professional Development Programme – Leading Meaningful Change, Professional Development International, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2011 – 2012
Certificate of professional competence for the Trainer occupational standard, National Council for Adult Vocational Training (CNFPA), Romania, 2010
Training Certificate for the cluster competencies “Communication, Leadership, Customer Care”, National Council for Adult Vocational Training (CNFPA), Romania, 2010
GlaxoSmithKline Bussiness School, Romania, interactive classes in Marketing, Sales, Finance, Human Resources, Public Communication, Organizational Development, 2006

Prizes, scholarships, fellowships
2015: Young Research Teams grant awarded by the Executive Unit for the Financing of Higher Education and University Scientific Research, Romania
2014: Young Researcher Grant awarded by Babeş-Bolyai University
2012: “Horia Pitariu Award” for the best article published by a Romanian Researcher in the area of Work, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 2012 for the article: Iederan, O. C. Curseu, P. L., Vermeulen, P. A. M., & Geurts, J. L. A. (2011). Cognitive representations of institutional change: Similarities and dissimilarities in the cognitive schema of entrepreneurs. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 24(1), 9-28

Professional affiliation
European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP)
Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGroup)
International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP)
Asociaţia de Psihologie Industrială şi Organizaţională (APIO)

Research grants
a. Grant Director
01.10.2015 – 01.10.2017: Grant Director and Researcher in the research grant “Social Networks and Emotions: Implications for the Rationality of Entrepreneurial Strategic Decision Making”, PN-II-RU-TE-2013-4-2111, granted by the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, UEFISCDI, ~113.110 EUR
01.11.2013 – 01.10.2014: Grant Director and Researcher in the research grant “The interaction of cognitive and emotional factors in the entrepreneurial strategic decision making”, GTC 34046, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj Napoca, Romania, ~4.535 EUR

b. Team Member
2011 – 2016: Researcher in the research grant “A Cognitive Architecture for Social Groups: Further Development and Validation”, PN-II-ID-PCE-2011-3-0482, granted by the Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, UEFISCDI. Grant Director: P.L. Curşeu,
08.2012 – 11.2012: Short Term Expert/Researcher in the research grant “Ensuring the quality of the superior educational system by elaborating and managing the evaluation methodologies” / “Asigurarea calităţii învăţământului superior prin elaborarea şi pilotarea metodologiilor de evaluare”, POSDRU/114/1.2/S/123268, UEFISCDI, Bucharest, Romania

Publications:
Books and book chapters
Fodor, O.C. (2011). “Strategic decision making in small and medium enterprises. The impact of cognition and motivation on strategic decision making processes”. ASCR Press, Cluj Napoca
Curşeu, P. L. & Iederan, O. C. (2007). Managerial cognition and strategic decision making in the context of Romanian SMEs. In Anitei M., Popa, M., Mincu, C. L. & Pap, A. M. (Eds.) Centenary of Psychology at the University of Bucharest 1906-2006, Bucharest, October 26th-29th, Ed. Universităţii Bucureşti, (p. 617-632).

b. Articles

ISI:
Fodor , O.C., Curşeu, P. L., & Fleştea, A. M. (2016). Affective experiences and ecological rationality in entrepreneurial decision making. Journal of Managerial Psychology (O.C. Fodor was supported by the grant GTC 34046), 31, 7, 1-18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JMP-07-2015-0275.
Fodor, O.C. & Fleştea, A. M. (2016). When fluid structures fail: A Social Network Approach to Multi-team Systems Effectiveness, Team Performance Management, 22, 3, 156–180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/TPM-11-2015-0055
Curşeu, P. L., Schruijer, S.G.L. & Fodor, O.C. (2016). Decision rules, escalation of commitment and sensitivity to framing in group decision-making: An experimental investigation. Management Decision, 54, 7, 1649-1668, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MD-06-2015-0253.
Fleştea, A. M., Fodor , O.C., Curşeu, P. L., & Miclea, M. (2016). We didn’t know anything; it was a mess! Emergent Structures and the Effectiveness of a Rescue Operation Multi-Team System, Ergonomics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1162852.
Curşeu, P. L., & Fodor, O.C. (2016) Humor and group atmosphere: Development of a short scale for evaluating affiliative and aggressive humor in groups, Team Performance Management, 22, 7.
Meslec, N., Curşeu, P. L., Meuus, M.L.M., & Fodor (Iederan) O.C (2014). When none of us performs better than all of us together? The role of analogical decision rules in groups, PLoS One, 9, 1.
Fodor O.C., Curşeu, P. L., Vermeulen P.A.M. & Geurts, J.L.A. (2013). Antecedents of Strategic Orientations in Romanian SMEs: An Institutional Framing Perspective. Journal for East European Management Studies, 3, 18.
Iederan O.C., Curşeu, P. L., Vermeulen P.A.M. & Geurts, J.L.A. (2011). Cognitive representations of institutional change: Similarities and dissimilarities in the cognitive schema of entrepreneurs. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 24, 1, 9-28.
Iederan O.C., Curşeu, P. L., Vermeulen P.A. M. (2009). Effective decision-making: The role of cognitive complexity in strategic decisions. Studia Psychologica, 51, 4, 293-304.

BDI (categoria CNCSIS B+):

c. Articles under review
Fodor, O.C.& Pintea, S. (2016). “Is entrepreneurship really hot? A meta-analysis on the relation between positive and negative affect and entrepreneurial performance”
Curşeu, P. L., Schruijer, S.G.L. & Fodor, O.C. (under review in ISI Journal). “Minority dissent and social acceptance in collaborative learning groups”

Papers presented at national and international conferences (selection):
Fodor, O.C., Meslec, M.N., Curseu, P.L., Fleştea, A. M., & Pluut, H. (2016). “Multiple Team Membership and Team Performance: The Role of Reward Structure and Leadership Functions”. International Workshop on Teamworking, IWOT, September 7th-8th 2016, Utrecht, Netherlands
Meslec, M.N., Curseu, P.L., Fodor, O.C., Fleştea, A. M., & Pluut, H. (2016). “Help me structure my time: the role of leadership in multiple-team membership setting”. International Workshop on Teamworking, IWOT, September 7th-8th 2016, Utrecht, Netherlands
Fleştea, A. M., Fodor, O.C. (2016). “Power disparity and emergent states” International Workshop on Teamworking, IWOT, September 7th-8th 2016, Utrecht, Netherlands
Fodor, O.C. (2016). “Social capital and ecological rationality in entrepreneurial strategic decision making”. International Congress of Psychology, July 24th-29th 2016, Yokohama, Japan
Fodor, O.C. & Pintea, S. (2016). “Is entrepreneurship really hot? A meta-analysis on the role of affect on the entrepreneurial process.” European Academy of Management Conference, June 1st-4th 2016, Paris, France
Fodor, O.C. & Fleștea, A.M. (2016). “When fluid structures fail: A social network approach to multi-team system effectiveness.” European Academy of Management Conference, June 1st-4th 2016, Paris, France
Curşeu, P. L., Schruijer, S. G. L. & Fodor, O. C. (2016). “Minority dissent and social acceptance in collaborative learning groups”, European Academy of Management Conference, June 1st-4th 2016, Paris, France
Pintea, S. & Fodor, O.C. (2016). “The role of affect in the entrepreneurial process: a meta-analysis.” Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Human Memory, May 17th-20th 2016, Cluj Napoca, Romania
Fodor, O.C. (2015). “Emotions and Entrepreneurial Decision Making” 17th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, May 20th-23rd 2015, Oslo, Norway
Fleştea, A. M., Curşeu, P. L., Fodor, O.C., & Miclea, M. (2015). “We didn’t know anything! It was a mess: The effectiveness of a rescue operation multi-team system.” 17th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, May 20th-23rd 2015, Oslo, Norway
Fodor, O.C. (2014). “Emotions and entrepreneurial decision making”. 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Paris, France
Fodor, O.C. & Heilman. R.M (2014). “Cooperation under stress – an experimental investigation”. 35th Stress and Anxiety Research Society Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Heilman, R.M. & Fodor, O.C. (2014). Stress and pro-social behavior: An experimental investigation of the effects of stress on interpersonal trust. 35th Stress and Anxiety Research Society Conference, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Fodor, O.C., Curşeu, P.L. & Fleştea, A.M. (2015). “Follow the crowd or stick with the best: Emotions and ecological rationality in entrepreneurial decision making”. 15th APIO National Conference
Curşeu, P. L., Schruijer, S. G. L. & Fodor, O. C. (2014). “Collaboration, escalation of commitment and sensitivity to framing in group decision-making”. 14th APIO National Conference
Curşeu, P. L. & Schruijer, S.G.L. & Fodor, O. C. (2012). “Minority dissent, social acceptance and group cognitive complexity.” International Workshop on Teamworking, Trondheim, Norway
Iederan (Fodor), O. C., Curşeu, P. L. & Vermeulen, P. A. M. (2008). “The role of cognitive complexity in strategic decision-making practices.” 24th EGOS Colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Curşeu, P. L. & Iederan (Fodor), O. C. (2006). “Managerial Cognition and Strategic Decision Making in the Context of Romanian SMEs.” International Conference Centenary of Psychology at the University of Bucharest, Bucharest

Consultancy Programs:

Leadership Programs
Continental Automotive Systems – Leading Self Program (3 modules) (2016)
Takata Romania – Leadership Academy Program (4 modules) (2016)
Takata Romania – Leadership Academy Program (4 modules) (2015 – 2016)
Takata Romania – Leadership Academy Program (4 modules) (2015)
Takata Romania – Leadership Academy Program (3 modules) (2014)
Takata Romania – Leadership Academy Program (3 modules) (2013)
Takata Romania – Leadership Academy Program (5 modules) (2011-2012)
Takata Romania – Leadership and Team Development Program (2008)
Star Transmission Romania – Leadership Program for Talents in Leadership (6 modules) (2014-2015)
Imprezzio Global – Leadership Program (2015)
Emerson Romania – Leadership Program (2012)
Garmin Romania – Leadership Program (cca 10 modules) (2011, 2014)
Bosch Rexroth – Leadership Program ( 4 groups * 7 modules) (2008 – 2011)
Faist Metalwork Romania – Leadership Program (3 module de training) (2013)
Cybercom Plenware – Leadership Program (2009 – 2010)
Office Depot Romania – Leadership Program (4 groups) (2009)
Star Transmission Romania – Coaching program for Talents in Leadership (2014-2015)
Star Transmission Romania – Coaching for Performance Program (2014)
Office Depot Romania -Coaching for Performance Program (4 groups) (2009)

 

Assessment Centers
Star Transmission Romania – Assessment Centers for identifying potential Leaders (cca 10 programs) (2013-2016)
Faist Metalwork Romania – Assessment Centers for identifying potential leaders (2013)
Henkel – Assessment Centers for identifying potential leaders (2008)

 

Consultancy Projects
Takata Romania – Airbag Plant – consultancy project on assessing the Organizational Culture (2012)
Takata Romania – Airbag Plant – consultancy project on improving the functioning of the Managerial Team (2012)
Star Transmission Romania – consultancy project on improving the efficacy of Project Teams (2010)
Honeywell Romania – consultancy project on improving the efficacy of department teams (cca 5 workshop sessions) (2012)
Honeywell Romania – consultancy project on improving the efficacy of team functioning during meetings (2011)
Bosch Rexroth – consultancy program for improving training transfer and training evaluation (2011 – 2012)
Takata Romania – workshop focused on improving teamwork in Project Teams (5 groups) (2010, 2011)
Linde Gas Romania – consultancy project on improving the efficacy of the Financial Department Team (2011)
Linde Gas Romania – strategy development workshop (2012)
Robert Bosch – inter-team collaboration workshop (2016)
Robert Bosch – transition workshop (2016)
Takata Romania – consultancy project on improving the efficacy of team functioning during meetings (2012)

 

Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Programs
Continental Automotive Romania – Problem Solving and Decision Making Training Program (cca 35 groups) (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
CSI Romania – Effective Decision Making Program (4 groups) (2012)

 

Conflict Management Training Programs
MSG + Conflict Management trainings (cca 6 groups (2014 – 2016)
Continental Automotive Romania – Conflict Management trainings (cca 10 groups) (2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Takata Romania – Communication and Conflict Management Training Program (3 groups) (2008)

 

Train the Trainers Programs
Continental Automotive Romania – Train the Trainers trainings (cca 15 groups) (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Bombardier Transportation Romania – Train the Trainers Program (cca 10 groups) (2012, 2013, 2014)
Continental Automotive Romania – Masters of Presentations (cca 10 groups) (2012 – 2016)
Bombardier – Masters of Presentations (cca 4 groups) (2012 – 2014)

Last edit: October, 2016