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Finnur Oddsson, Assistant Professor

School:School of Business 
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Email:fonyherji.is 
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Website:http://www.ru.is/starfsfolk/foddsson

Education

2000   Ph. D. in Psychology, West Virginia University. 

1998   M.A. in Psychology, West Virginia University. 

1994   B.A. in Psychology, University of Iceland.

1990   Matriculation Examination, Commercial College of Iceland.


Career

2005-2007 Director MBA Programs, Reykjavík University School of Business.

2005-2007 Director of Executive Education, Reykjavík University School of Business.

2004-2005 Director of Research at Reykjavík University School of Business.

2002-  Independent consultation with various businesses in Iceland.

2001-  Assistant Professor at Reykjavík University, School of Business. 

2001-2003 Snowfly, Inc. Boardmember.

1999-2001 Aubrey Daniels International, Inc., Consultant 

2000   Apex Learning, Inc., Instructional Designer and Content Expert

1998 - 1999 Virtual Education Corporation, Instructional Designer

1994-1996 Samskip - Distribution Center and a Bonded Warehouse, Warehouse foreman

1991-1994 Samskip, Customer Service Official

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Research

2001-  Member of the Cranfield Network on International Human Resource Management.  Research on human resource practice in Icelandic business and industry, benchmarking and international comparisons. 

1996 – 2000  Doctoral / M. A. research at West Virginia University:  Focus on training methods for producing fluent performance on occupational and educational tasks.  Supervisor: Philip N. Chase, Ph.D.

1994 Research Assistant for Friðrik H. Jónsson, Ph. D., University of Iceland.  Working-title "Image of Politicians: A Measurement".

1993 – 1994 BA thesis: A study on the validity of petitions as a measure of public opinions.

 


Honours and grants

2005-2007 A 3-year grant from Icelandic Centre for Research for the project:
“Human resource management and organizational effectiveness”
(in cooperation with Dr. Ástu Bjarnadóttur)

Subject field

Performance management, performance systems, motivation, training effectiveness, corporate strategy and strategy implementation

Business relations

Independed consulting with various Icelandic companies and public service organizations since 2001.

 

Regular columns in Morgunblaðið newpapers, such as:

2007 Oddsson, F. (2007, Mars). Hvert er gildi gilda í rekstri?  Morgunblaðið, 22.3.2007.

2007 Oddsson, F. (2007, Mars). Hvað gera starfsmannastjórar?  Morgunblaðið, 1.3.2007.

2006 Oddsson, F. (2006, Des).  Starfsmannastefna ... til skrauts eða gagns? Morgunblaðið, 21.12.2006

2006  Oddsson, F. (2006, Nov). Frammistöðumat getur skilað bættum árangri. Morgunblaðið, 9. nóvember, 2006


Services

2007  Conference chair.  ÍMARK annual conference.  March 2, 2007

2006 -  Board member in the Icelandic-American Society (Íslensk-ameríska félagið), which has the mission of enhancing educational and cultural ties between Iceland and the US.  Treasurer of the board.

2006 –   Member of an internal committee for evaluation the progress of academic faculty for assistance and associate professorship.

2004  CRANET Research Network Annual Conference. Planning and organization for a dual conference for researchers and practitioners held at Reykjavík University in November 2004.

2003  External examiner at the University of Iceland for masters theses.  Thesis topic: Human behavior in the work setting.


Publications

 

2006 Oddsson,F., Bjarnadóttir, F. & Einarsdóttir,A (2006). Mannauðsstjórnun á Íslandi 2006 (report). Háskólinn í Reykjavík.

2005 Bjarnadóttir, Á & Oddsson, F. (2005, April). Diagnosing the maturity of human resource management in the organization.  An interactive poster presented at the annual meeting of Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Los Angeles, CA.

2004 Bjarnadóttir, Á & Oddsson, F. (2004). Diagnosing the maturity of human resource management in the organization.  In the proceedings of the annual Social Sciences conference to be held at the University of Iceland in October.

2004 Oddsson, F. (2004, february). Behavior Analysis and Business? Invited presentation at a conference held to commemorate the legacy of  B. F. Skinner  „Hvar er hún nú? Arfleifð atferlisstefnunnar á 20. öld”at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík. 

2003 Oddsson, F. (2003, April). Consequence management. Presentation at a seminar for students in psychology (Málstofa Sálfræðinema) at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík.

2002 Oddsson, F. (2002, Oct). Are performance description useless? Dropinn. Blað Stjórnvísi, 3, 1-5.

2002 Oddsson, F. (2002, May). The managers role: to do and don’t do.  Presentation at the annual meeting of Stjórnvísi, Reykjavík.

2002 Oddsson, F. (2002, Jan). The human element in performance systems. Presentation forHádegisháskólinn: Reykjavík University.

2000 Oddsson, F. (2000, Oct).  New focus in the management of work safety.  Fréttabréf um Vinnuvernd, 2, 6-7.

2000 Oddsson, F. (2002, Feb). Behavior-based safety. Presentation at the conference “Að virkja það besta í þínu fólki: Þekking, stjórnun, og árangur” sponsored by Gallup Iceland, Reykjavík.

2000 Oddsson, F. & Chase, P. N. (2000, May).  Computerized training methods: Effects on retention and rate of responding. In J. King (Chair), Practice makes perfect: Issues in the experimental analysis of rate, practice, and fluency.  A symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Washington, DC.

1999 Oddsson, F. & Chase, P. N. (1999, May).  The use of computerised voice-recognition techniques in fluency training.  A poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis.  Chicago, IL.

1998 Ellenwood, D., Chase, P. N., & Oddsson, F. (1998, May).  An analysis of two of the components of generative instruction: Component composite analysis and rate building.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis.  Orlando, FL.

 Oddsson, F. & Chase, P. N. (1998, October).  Fluency and controlled-operant training methods. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis.

1995  Oddsson, F. & Arnardóttir, A., A. (1995). Are petitons a valid measure of peoples’ attitudes?  In F. H. Jónsson and T. Karlsson (Ed.), Research in Social Sciences: Presentation from the National Conference on Research for the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Iceland.  (pp. 13-18).  Reykjavík: Department of Social Sciences at the University of Iceland.

1994 Oddsson, F. & Arnardóttir, A. A. (1994, September). Petitions as opinion measures.  Paper presented at the meeting of the National Conference on Research for Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Iceland, supported by the National Science Council.  Reykjavík, Iceland.