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Maria Rotundo

Maria Rotundo

Maria Rotundo

Professor of Organization Behaviour & HR Management, OBHRM Area Coordinator


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. She is also the area Coordinator for OBHRM. 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 explaining discretionary performance behaviors. She has held various leadership positions at the University, professional associations, and throughout her studies and broader career.  

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Corporate social irresponsibility in spite of efforts to act responsibly: The nature, measurement, and contextual antecedents of CSR and CSiR by Organizations.

    Rotundo, M.

    Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility: Psychological and Organizational Perspectives

    Issue:2nd Edition, Oxford University Press


    Pages: 176-206

  • New perspectives on counterproductive work behavior including withdrawal

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

    Handbook of Employee Selection

    Issue:2nd Edition, Routledge, Taylor & Francis


    Pages: 476-508

  • 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

  • Conduct performance appraisal to improve individual and firm performance.

    Rotundo, M.

    Handbook of Principles of Organizational Behavior

    Issue:Blackwell, Wiley


    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 Environmental and Work Identities on Discretionary Performance in Gig Economy Work.

    Rotundo, M., Hezkiau-Ludwig, R., Kovacheff, C., & He, J. C.

    Academy of Management Conference


  • 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