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Maria Rotundo

Maria Rotundo

Maria Rotundo

Professor of Organization Behaviour & HR Management


PhD, University of Minnesota
MIR, University of Toronto
BA, University of Western Ontario


Maria Rotundo is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management at the Rotman School of Management. Her research focuses on achieving a better understanding of the antecedents of discretionary performance behaviors like cooperative acts and deviance and on the consequences of these actions for individual and organizational outcomes both nationally and across cultures. Her research also considers the role that multiple group memberships can play in explain discretionary performance behaviors. She has held various leadership positions at the University, professional associations, and throughout her studies and broader career.  

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Refocusing effort across job tasks: Implications for understanding temporal change in job performance

    Rotundo, M., Sackett, P. R., Enns, J. R., & Mann, S. L.

    Human Performance



    Pages: 1-14

  • Counterproductive and withdrawal behaviors.

    Rotundo, M., & Spector, P. E.

    Handbook of Employee Selection


    Pages: 489-511

  • Conduct performance appraisal to improve individual and firm performance.

    Rotundo, M.

    Handbook of Principles of Organizational Behavior


    Pages: 85-104

  • The relative importance of task, citizenship, and counterproductive performance to global ratings of job performance: A policy capturing approach.

    Rotundo, M. & Sackett, P.R.

    Journal of Applied Psychology



    Pages: 66-80

Recent Presentations

  • The effects of identity conflict and enhancement on job performance.

    Hezkiau-Ludwig, R., & Rotundo, M.

    Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology


  • The effect of multiple identity conflict or enhancement on collective self-esteem.

    Hezkiau-Ludwig, R., & Rotundo, M.

    Association for Psychological Science.


  • Organizational citizenship behavior, counterproductive work behavior, and gender role expectations.

    Rotundo, M., & Rosette, A. S.

    Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.


Research and Teaching Interests

Teaches courses in aligning people and strategy, research methodology, human resource management, and leadership.

Honors and Awards

  • 2014-2018

    Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

  • 2009-2012

    Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

  • 2002-2005

    Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

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