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Seyyed Babak Alavi

Graduate School of Management and Economics, Sharif University of Technology. [email protected] Tel: (+98)(21) 6604 9195 ext: 144 Fax: (+98)(21) 6602 2759

Education

1. PhD : Education (specialty: team effectiveness), University of New South Wales,

Sydney, Australia, 2002-2005. Thesis topic: A multilevel study of collective efficacy, group members' self-mental models and collective cognition activities. Supervisor: Dr. John McCormick.

2. MA : Educational Management, Faculty of Psychology and Education, Tehran

University, Tehran, Iran (First Grade among the students): 1997-1999. Thesis topic: A feasibility study of application of SWOT model in strategic planning of technician training system of The Ministry of Energy, Iran. Advisor: Dr. Khodayar Abili.

3. BS : Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Department, Sharif University

of Technology, Tehran, Iran: 1988-1992.

Advanced courses: 1. "Applied Structural Equation Modeling (LISREL)", Australian Consortium for

Social and Political Research Inc. (ACSPRI), 25-29 January 2005.

2. "Practical Multilevel Analysis with MlwiN & LISREL", Australian Consortium for

Social and Political Research Inc.(ACSPRI), 27-31 January 2004.

3. "Introduction to Structural Equation Modelling with LISREL", Australian

Consortium for Social and Political Research Inc. (ACSPRI), 20-24 January 2004.

Research areas and interests

1. Small group research 2. Multilevel theories of organisational psychology and behaviour

3. Multilevel theories of leadership 4. Social cognitive theory in educational and organisational contexts 5. Organisational learning 6. Human resource development 7. Cross-cultural psychology of organisational behaviour 8. Quantitative techniques: Structural Equation Modelling, Multilevel Analysis

International journal papers

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Alavi, S. B. & McCormick, J. (2004). Theoretical and measurement issues for studies of collective orientation in team contexts. Small Group Research, 35 (2), 111-127.

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Alavi, S. B. & McCormick, J. (2004). A cross-cultural analysis of the effectiveness of the Learning Organization model in school contexts. The International Journal of Educational Management, 18(7),408-416.

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McCormick, J., Barnett, K., Alavi, S. B. & Newcomb, G. (2006). Board governance of independent schools: a framework for investigation. Journal of Educational Administration, 44 (5), 429-445.

Working manuscripts

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Alavi, S. B. & McCormick, J., Measurement of vertical and horizontal idiocentrism and allocentrism in small groups (under review). Alavi, S. B. & McCormick, J., The roles of perceived task interdependence and group members' interdependence in the development of collective efficacy (under review)

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Alavi, S. B. & McCormick, J., A two-level study of determinants of small group members' beliefs about their collective efficacy. Alavi, S. B. & McCormick, J., Implications of proxy efficacy for studies of team leadership. Alavi, S. B., A multilevel approach to studying collective efficacy in organizational change.

Conference papers and presentations

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Alavi, S. B. & Moghaddam, K. (2006). The role of HR competency model development in enhancing HR professionalism (in Farsi). 3rd Human Resources Development Conference, Tehran, Iran. Paper (3436KB).

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Alavi, S. B. (2006). Development of a multilevel model of relationships between leadership and efficacy beliefs. 2nd Iranian Psychology Congress, University of Tehran, Presentation (662KB).

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Alavi, S. B. (2005). A multilevel approach to studying collective efficacy in organizational change, 2005 Tehran International Management Conference. Paper (84 KB) Presentation (118 KB).

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Alavi, S. B. (2005). Organizational culture and learning development (in Farsi). Iranian Society of HRM Pre-conference, Mashhad. Presentation (94KB). Alavi, S. B. & McCormick, J. (2004). A new approach to studying collective orientation in team contexts, 28th International Congress of Psychology, Beijing, China. Paper (109KB) Presentation (130KB). Published in: International Journal of Psychology, 39(5-6), OCT-DEC 2004.

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Alavi, S. B. & McCormick, J. (2003). Some cultural considerations for applying the Learning Organisation model to Iranian organisations. 2003 Tehran International Management Conference. Paper (146KB) Presentation (199KB).

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Alavi, S. B. (2001). Electronic Survey in Internet Universities (in Farsi), The International Conference of Electronic and Internet Cities-Kish Islands-Iran.

Selected publications in Farsi

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Cultural values and employees' orientations (Translation from English to Farsi, Source: Tenth World Productivity Congress), Tadbir Magazine, NO.118, 2001. Alavi, B. (2001). Social capital and development (in Farsi), Tadbir Magazine, NO.116. Strategic decision making in small companies (Translation From English to Farsi, Source: Long Range Planning, February 1998, P.130), Tadbir Magazine, NO.109, 2001.

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Alavi, B. (2000). Human resource management information system (in Farsi), Tadbir Magazine, (I.M.O), NO.105. Abili, K. & Alavi, B. (1999). A Model of strategy development for training in organizations (in Farsi), Modirsaz Magazine, I.M.O, NO.3&4. Alavi, S. B. (1999). Application of the SWOT model for the strategic planning of technician training system in The Ministry of Energy of Iran, M.A. Thesis of Educational Management, University of Tehran, Iran (Supervisor: Dr. Khodayar Abili, Co-Supervisor: Dr. Abbas Bazargan).

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Alavi, B. (1997). Training in organisations (in Farsi), Tadbir Magazine, NO.84. Alavi, B. (1995). Organizational Analysis for developing training programs (in Farsi),Tadbir Magazine, NO.75.

Professional memberships

1. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Devision 14 of

American Psychological Association, International Affiliate Member.

2. Iranian Psychological Association, Organizational/Industrial Psychology Devision 3. Iranian Society of HRM

Grants and Awards

1. Scholarship for a PhD degree of Educational Management at UNSW awarded by

the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology of I.R. Iran. The National Examination of PhD Scholarship in 2000.

2. New South Wales Institute of Educational Research (NSWIER), Student Research

Grant in 2002-2003.

Managerial experiences

1. Managing Director, Gharb Technical College, Ministry of Energy, Iran, 1995-1998. 2. Head of the Planning and Management Development Department, Sazandegi &

Amoozesh Org., Ministry of Energy, Iran, 1998-1999.

3. Head of the Planning and Development Department, Training Office, Ministry of

Energy, Iran, 1999-2000.

4. Managing Director, Fara Pouyesh Kian Co., 1999-2001.

Teaching experiences

1. Lecturer of the Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Human Resource

Management, Human Resource Development, and Leadership Courses, Graduate School of Management and Economics, Sharif University of Technology.

2. Guest lecturer, Motivation in Learning and Teaching Course, UNSW, 2003 and

2004.

3. Tutor, Motivation in Learning and Teaching Course, UNSW, 2004 4. Instructor of the Training in organizations (in Farsi) workshops in Sazandegi &

Amouzesh Org. for the human resource managers of some companies of Ministry of Energy, Iran, 2001.

5. Installer and instructor of "High Voltage Engineering" and "Industrial Control

Systems" laboratories of Gharb Technical College, Kermanshah, Iran, 1994-1998.

6. Instructor of High Voltage Engineering and Control Systems Courses of the

Electrical Technician Program at Gharb Technical College, Kermanshah, Iran, 1994-1998.

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