Dr. A. R. Elangovan (Elango)

Dr. A. R. Elangovan (Elango)
Position
3M Fellow & UVic Distinguished Professor; Director, International Programs

Credentials

BCom, University of Madras, India; MBA, St Mary's University, Halifax; PhD Organizational Behaviour, University of Toronto

Contact
Office: BEC 432

Expertise

  • Callings and meaning in work
  • Trust
  • Leadership
  • Organizational analysis
  • Managerial dispute intervention
  • Negotiation
  • Managing differences

Dr. Elangovan is a professor of organizational behaviour at the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria. His teaching, research and consulting interests are in the areas of leadership, organizational analysis, trust, conflict management with a primary focus on managerial dispute intervention, knowledge management, and negotiations. His most recent stream of research is on the topic of callings as he believes everyone deserves to find meaning in their work. Elango, as he is known, served as the associate dean from 2008-2011 and has been the director of International Programs since 2003. He joined the faculty in 1992.

His research can be found in in several top business journals including the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, the Journal of Vocational Behavior, the International Journal of Conflict Management, the Journal of Managerial Psychology, the Leadership and Organizational Development Journal, the Journal of Management Systems, Negotiation: Readings, Exercises and Cases, and the Handbook of Leadership. He was a member of the editorial board of the online journal M@n@gement and serves as a reviewer for numerous organizational and management journals and grant agencies.

Elango has received numerous teaching and academic awards. In February 2012, he was recognized with Canada’s most prestigious teaching award – the 3M National Teaching Fellowship. In May 2013, he was named a University of Victoria Distinguished Professor. As well, he has received several Gustavson excellence awards and been named MBA Professor of the Year on many different occasions. He also received the University of Victoria Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence in1999.

Journal Publications 

Elangovan, A.R., Auer-Rizzi, W., & Szabo, E. (2015). It's the act that counts: Minimizing post-violation erosion of trust. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 36(1), 81-96.

Elangovan, A.R., Pinder, C., & McLean, M. (2010). Callings and organizational behavior. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 76, 428-440.

Elangovan, A.R., Auer-Rizzi, W., & Szabo, E. (2006). Why don’t I trust you now? An attribution approach to erosion of trust. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 22(1),  4-24.

Elangovan, A.R. & Shapiro, D.I. (1998). Betrayal of trust in organizations. Academy of Management Review, 23(3), 547-566.

Elangovan, A.R. (1995). Managerial third-party dispute intervention: A prescriptive model of strategy selection. Academy of Management Review, 20(4), 800-830.

Recognition & Awards

2019

Best Paper Award, Management Spirituality Religion (MSR) Division, Academy of Management (AOM)

2018

Best Symposium Proposal, Management Spirituality Religion (MSR) Division, Academy of Management (AOM)

2013

UVic Distinguished Professor, University of Victoria

2012

Excellence in Service Award, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

3M National Teaching Fellowship, 3M & SLTHE Canada

2011

MBA Professor of the Year Award, MBA Students, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

2010

MBA Professor of the Year Award, MBA Students, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

Excellence in Teaching Award, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria

Grants
Completed

  • Managing Career Transitions and Development: A Comparison of Millennials in China and Canada, Funded by Gustavson Executive Programs Research Grant (May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014), awarded May 1, 2013 ($2,500.00), Completed, Spring 2014, CoInvestigator A.R. (Elango) Elangovan with PI Yan Shen
  • Managing Career Transitions and Development: A Comparison of Millennials in Canada and China, Funded by Gustavson Executive Programs Research Grant (May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013), awarded May 1, 2012 ($2,500.00), Completed, Spring 2013, CoInvestigator A Elangovan with PI Yan Shen

Courses Taught

  • Micro Organizational Behaviour (PhD) 
  • Manaing People & Organizations: I (MBA)
  • Special Topics: Business Administration (MBA) 
  • Malatest, Leading for impact (Executive Programs)
  • Whistler Experience, Be an Impactful Leader (Executive Programs)