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Brad Alge

Brad Alge

Associate Professor of Management
Organizational Behavior/Human Resources


Ph.D., Organizational Behavior and HRM, Ohio State
M.B.A., Management, Kent State University, 1993
B.B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1989


Dr. Brad Alge holds the position of Associate Professor of Management in the area of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at The Mitch Daniels School of Business where he has served since 1999. He also services as Academic Director of the Larsen Leaders Academy.  An award winning scholar and teacher, Dr. Alge teaches courses in organizational behavior and leadership at Purdue. His research focuses on leadership, organizational control, creative performance, social networking, and virtual/distance work. He has served on the editorial boards at the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Dr. Alge has over 20 years of experience helping companies to improve their business processes, organizational culture, and human capital.

Prior to academia, Dr. Alge was a consultant for Accenture. Dr. Alge is a proud member of the 1988 NCAA Division I National Champion Football Team at Notre Dame. Dr. Alge received his BBA from the University of Notre Dame, his MBA from Kent State University, and his PhD from The Ohio State University.

His research focuses on:

  • Virtual Work; Technology's impact on individual and group attitudes and behaviors on the job
  • Employer/employee rights (e.g., privacy, justice, ethics & corporate social responsibility)
  • Leadership--particularly in the contexts of distance leadership and organizational control
  • Organizational versus employee control
  • Social Networks
  • Creative Performance

Dr. Alge currently teaches in the full-time MBA, Weekend MBA, Executive MBA, and executive non-degree programs at Purdue's Krannert School of Management with a focus on:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership
  • Change Management

Dr. Alge has provided his expertise and consultation to numerous organizations including:

  • US Department of Defense
  • US Department of Health and Human Services
  • US Department of the Interior
  • Whirlpool
  • Alcoa
  • British Petroleum
  • ArcelorMittal
  • Pfizer
  • Evonik (Eli Lilly)
  • Metropolitan Police Departments
  • City Public Transportation Departments
  • Panduit
  • Victoria's Secret Catalogue/Limited Corp.
  • Valspar
  • Saint-Gobain Container (Ardaugh)
  • INDOT (Indiana Department of Transportation)
  • Numerous mid-size and small businesses
  • Social Media Influencers

    Group Think: Trump social media summit shows power of social networks

    President Donald Trump’s recent social media summit at the White House featured a who’s-who of conservative influencers. The meeting came as many Americans begin to sound alarms about the subversive potential of social media to censor or sway voters during the 2020 general election. Brad Alge, an associate professor in the Purdue University Krannert School of Management, examines how organizations can leverage this power to influence and institute change among groups of people.

    Full story: Group Think: Trump social media summit shows power of social networks

  • How are people influenced by their informal ties

    Research by Brad Alge and colleagues

  • Students explore leadership in experiential study abroad course

    While some college students headed to the beach for spring break, a group of 15 undergraduates from Purdue University’s Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business traveled to Ireland for the “Belfast Titanic Experience,” a two-credit, immersion-learning course focused on leadership, decision-making, change management, and story crafting.

    Full story: Students explore leadership in experiential study abroad course

  • Purdue Expert: Remote Work
    Brad Alge is an associate professor of management in the Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business at Purdue University. In this video, he explains the increase in remote work in recent years and how receptivity to the concept of working from home has grown.

Salgo Noren Award for Most Outstanding Teacher

Award for best teacher in Masters program

Office: RAWL 4017

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