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Auður Arna Arnardóttir, Assistant Professor and MBA Director

School:School of Social Sciences / Department of Business Administration 
Location:Menntabraut 2 floor, VD Ú208 
Office hours:Upon request 
Phone:   Mobile: 8630749 
Email:auduraaru.is 
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Website:http://www.ru.is/starfsfolk/auduraa

Education

2015           PLD from IESE, Barcelona, Spain. 

 

2006-2008  Specialization in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, University of Iceland

 

1999-2001   Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University 

1996-1999   M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University 

1991-1994   Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology, University of Iceland  

1986-1990   Matriculation Ex., Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík 


Career

2017-            Reykjavik University, Director of MBA
2007-            Reykjavik University, Assistant professor
2002-2007    Reykjavík University, specialist 
2002-2007    Landspítali University Hospital, clinical psychologist  
2000-2001    University of Tennessee Professional Psy. Int. Consortium, Intern 
1999-2000    Central State Hospital in Virginia, Psy. Extern 
1997-2000    University Conseling Services at VCU,  group therapy team leader
1998-1999    Center for Psychological Services and Development at VCU, Practicum student 
1997-1998    University Counseling Services at VCU, Praticum student 
1996-2001    Virginia Commonwealth University, Doktors student
1995-1996    Rannsóknastofnun uppeldis- og menntamála, department specialist

RU teaching record

2019-3C-FAG-MST
2019-3V-830-PEMAPerformance Management
2019-3C-SÍM-PMDSProgramme for Management Development
2018-3C-FAG-MST
2018-3V-830-PEMAPerformance Management
2018-3C-SÍM-PMDSProgramme for Management Development
2018-1V-830-PEMAPerformance Management
2017-1V-830-PEMAPerformance Management
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Teaching outside RU

2004-          Executive Education, Reykjavik University  

1997-2000   Instructor, Virginia Commonwealth University 

1997-1998   Teacher´s assistant, Virginia Commonwealth University 

1994-1995   Assistant, Háskóli Íslands


Research

 

Articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals

  

2018      Faigen, B., Mygind, N., Sigurjonsson, T.O. and Arnardottir, A.A.  (2018). Three dimensions of employees acquiring shares in their firms: personal characteristics, motives and type of ownership. Economic and Industrial Democracy

 

2017      Mendenhall, M.E., Weber, T.J., Arnardottir, A.A., & Oddou, G.R. (2017). Developing global leadership competencies: A process model. Advances in Global Leadership. Emerald insight http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/S1535-120320170000010004

  

2015      Sigurjonsson, T.O., Arnardottir, A.A., Vaiman, V. and Rikhardsson, P. (2015). Managers’ Views on Ethics Education in Business Schools: An Empirical Study. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 130(1), p. 1-13.

 

2014      Sigurjonsson, Th. O., Vaiman, V., Arnardottir, A. A. (2014).   The role of Business Schools in Ethics Education in Iceland:  The Managers´perspective.  Journal of Business Ethics, DOI 10.1007/s10551-013-1755-6. 

 

2013      Mendenhall, M., Arnardottir, A.A., Oddou, G., Burke, L.  (2013).   Developing cross-cultural competencies in management education via Cognitive-Behavioral therapy.  Academy of Management Learning & Education.  Special issue – Cross-Cultural Management Learning & Education, 12(3), 436-451.

 

2013      Gylfason, H. F., Arnardottir, A. A., and Kristinsson, K. (2013).   More on gender differences in lying.  Economic Letters, 119(1), 94-96. 

 

2012      Sigurjonsson, T.O., and Arnardottir, A.A. (2012).  Privation in a Nordic Country – the case of Iceland.  Organization and Management Scientific Quarterly, 1(17), 135-154. 

 

2011      Sigurjonsson, T.O. and Arnardottir, A.A. (2011). Rekstur einkavæddra fyrirtækja á Íslandi [The Operation of Icelandic Privatized Firms]. Tímarit um viðskipti og efnahagsmál. [Icelandic Journal of Business and Economics], 8(1). University of Iceland.

 

2011      Sigurjonsson, T.O., Schwarzkopf, D., and Arnardottir, A.A. (2011). Viðbrögð tengslanets við gagnrýni á fjármálastöðugleika Íslands [Criticism on Financial Stability in Iceland and the Reaction of Defensive Networks]. Tímarit um stjórnmál og stjórnsýslu [Journal of Politics and Public Policy], 1(7), 164-186. University of Iceland.

 

2011      Einarsdottir, A., Olafsdottir, K. and Arnardottir, A. A. (2011).  Frá mjúkum yfir í harðar samdráttaraðgerðir á vinnumarkaði: Sveigjanleiki fyrirtækja og stofnana í kjölfar hruns. [From soft to hard downsizing methods: organizational flexibilility in the wake of recession].  Tímarit um stjórnmál og stjórnsýslu [Journal of Politics and Administration], 7(2), 327-346.

 

Peer-reviewed articles, posters and abstracts

 

2019      Seguí-Mas, E., Guillermina, T-C., Sigurjonsson, T.O., and Arnardottir, A.A. (2018). The answer is blowing in the wind. Exploring environmental factors in the Icelandic business ethics education. European Academy of Management Conference, Lisbon, June 2019.

 

2018      Arnardottir, A. A. and Sigurjonsson, T.O. (2018). Boards functioning and dynamics.  EURAM Conference, Reykjavik, June 2018. 

 

2018      Wendt, S., Rikhardsson, P., Sigurjonsson, T.O., Arnardottir, A. A (2018).  Corporate Profits and Risk taking.  EURAM Conference, Reykjavik, June 2018.

 

2017      Arnardottir, A. A. and Sigurjonsson, T.O. (2017).  Corporate Governance and Board Directors´ Selection Process in a Nordic Country.  Nordic Corporate Governance Network Conference, Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, June 7-9, 2017.

 

2017      Arnardottir, A.A. and Sigurjonsson, T.O. (2017). Gender Quota in Corporate Boards, International Corporate Governance Society, Rome, August 30th – September 1st 2017.

 

2016      Sigurjonsson, T.O., and Arnardottir, A. A. (2016).  Board Directors Selection Processes following a Gender Quota, Nordic Corporate Governance Network Conference, Helsinki May 26th.

 

2015      Arnardottir, A.A. and Sigurjonsson, T.O. Gender Equality and Diversity on Corporate Boards in Iceland:  Added Focus on CSR.  Paper presented at The 23rd Nordic Academy of Management Conference. 2015, Frederiksberg, Denmark. 2015.

 

2015      Arnardottir A.A. and Sigurjonsson, T.O. Board Members’ Selection Process Post Gender Quota Legislation. Paper presented at the conference Gender Diversity on Company Boards and in Leadership Positions, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2015.

 

2015      Faigen, B., Arnardottir, A.A., Sigurjonsson, T.O. and Mygind, N. (2015).  Employee Ownership in an Icelandic Context:  An Initial Empirical Exploration. Paper presented at 7th Annual Workshop of the Nordic Corporate Governance Network, Frederiksberg, Denmark. 2015.

 

2015      Arnardottir, A.A., Sigurjonsson, T.O. and Terjesen, S.  Women on Corporate Boards in Iceland: Opening up Governance through Gender Quota. Symposium, titled: Women on Boards: Reopening Governance, at The Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting 2015, Vancouver, Canada. 2015.

 

2015      Arnardottir, A. A.  Symposium titled: Inside the Black Box: Board Observation in Practice, at The Academy of Management (AOM) Annual Meeting 2015, Vancouver, Canada. 2015.

 

2014      Arnardottir, A.A and Sigurjonsson, T.O. (2014). Demand from industry for better ethical training and the initial steps of a university answering to that call.  Baseline measures and structuring of interventions. Academy of Management, August 1-5, 2014, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US. 

 

2014      McKenna, B., Sigurjónsson, T.O., Arnardottir, A.A., Biloslavo, R., Bulut, C., Bagnoli, C., Ray, S., Ronney, D., Zacher, H., Kupers, W., Dibben, M., Macklin, R. And Gosling, J.  (2014). The Relationship between Concern for Environmental Sustainability and the Capacity for Wisdom and Other Factors among Postgraduate Business Students: An International Comparison.  Irish Academy of Management Conference. University of Limerick: 3-5 September 2014.

 

2014      Arnardottir, A.A. and Sigurjonsson, T.O. (2014). Two Nordic Sagas: Business Ethics and Business Education and Selection Process of Board Directors in Era of Gender Quotas.  Workshop ECS Troyes. May 13, 2014.

 

2014      Rikhardsson, P., Sigurjonsson, T.O. and Arnardottir, A.A.  (2014). Environmental uncertainty, performance measure variety and perceived performance in Icelandic companies. 12th Manufacturing Accounting Research Conference, 11-13 June 2014, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

 

2013      Arnardottir, A.A., Hreinsson, S. and Sigurjonsson, T.O. (2013). Work and family balance among Icelandic employees with young children. 22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference, University of Iceland, August 21-23 2013.

 

2013      Sigurjonsson, T.O., Arnardottir, A.A., Vaiman, V. and Rikhardsson, P. (2013). Managers’ perception of the role of business schools in ethics education. 22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference, University of Iceland, August 21-23 2013.

 

2013      Rikhardsson, P., Sigurjonsson, T.O. and Arnardottir, A.A. (2013). Strategy archetypes adopted by Icelandic Companies, their fit with performance measures and effects on financial performance. 22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference, University of Iceland, August 21-23 2013

 

2011      Einarsdóttir, A. and Arnardóttir, A.A. (2011).  Economic recession and organizational downsizing methods:  The short term impact on employee attitude and job-related behaviour of the Icelandic work force. Poster at the EAWOP conference, Maastricht Netherlands, May 2011.

 

2011      Einarsdóttir, A., Ólafsdóttir, K. and Arnardóttir, A. A. (2011).  HR related downsizing methods in a recession:  The public and private sectors flexibility.  EAISM, Symposia proceedings.

 

2010      Arnardottir, A. A.  (2010).  Jákvæðri sálfræði beitt í mannauðsstjórnun.  Sálfræðiþing.  Ráðstefna Sálfræðingafélags Íslands og HÍ.  

 

2009      Arnardottir, A. A. and Hafsteinsson, L. G. (2009).  14th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Poster and abstract on Work-family conflict and enrichment in Iceland.

 

2009      Kári Kristinsson, Auður Arna Arnardóttir, og Haukur Freyr Gylfason (2009). Áhrif stjórnrótar á heiðarleika. [The effects of Locus of Control on Honesty]. Rannsóknir í Félagsvísindum, X. Viðskipta og Hagfræðideild HÍ.  Reykjavík: HÍ

 

Peer-reviewed book chapters

 

2019      Mendenhall, M., Burke-Smalley, L., Arnardottir, A.A., Oddou, G., & Osland, J. (2019).  Making a difference in the classroom: Developing Global Leadership Competencies in Business School Students.  In L. Zander (Ed.). Research Handbook of Global Leadership. Elgar Publishing (Forthcoming)

 

2018      Arnardottir, A.A. and Sigurjonsson, T.O. (2018). The Rise of the Other Gender. In Sigurjonsson, T.O., Bryant, M. and Schwartzkopf (eds.), The Return of Trust? Institutions and the Public after the Icelandic Financial Crisis. Emerald.   https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/The-Return-of-Trust/?k=9781787433489

 

2017      Arnardottir, A.A., Sigurjonsson, Th. O.  (2017). Gender Diversity on Boards in Iceland: Pathway to Gender Quota Law Following a Financial Crisis.  In Heike Mensi-Klarbach, Patricia Gabaldon and Cathrine Seierstad (Eds). Gender Diversity in the Boardroom: European Perspectives on Increasing Female Representation.  Palgrave Macmillan (2017)  https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783319561417

 

 2012      Sigurjonsson, T.O., Arnardottir, A.A. and Vaiman, V. (2012) The State of Business Ethics in Iceland Following the 2008 Financial Crisis. In A. Stachowicz Stanusch and Wolfgang Amman (Eds.), Business Integrity in Practice – Insights from international case studies by Business Expert Press, New York.

 

Research output in non-peer-reviewed outlets

 

2015      Sigurjonsson, T. O., and Arnardottir, A. A. (2015).  Board Selection Process in age of Gender Quotas.  Report for Center of Gender Equality in Iceland.  

 

2013      Sigurjonsson, T.O and Arnardottir, A. A. Business Ethics in Iceland 2013. Report for FESTA Icelandic Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, pp. 1-41, September 2013.

 

2009      Kristinsson, K, Arnardottir, A.A. & Gylfason, H.F. (2009).  Locus of control and honesty.  Research in Social Science X. Reykjavik: University Publishing.

 

2008      Arnardottir, A. A., (2008). Parental leave from the viewpoint of fathers and mothers.  Research in Social Science, IX. Reykjavik: University Publishing.

 

2007      Arnardottir, A. A., Hafsteinsson, L.G. & Hreinsson, S.J. (2007).  Enrichment and conflict between family and work: Relation with individual and work related factors. Research in Social Science, VIII. Reykjavik: University Publishing.

 

Research related, non-peer-reviewed, contributions at conferences /seminars/workshops

 

2018   Arnardottir, A. A. & Sigurjonsson, T.O. (2018).  Board diversity: Lessons from Iceland.  Aarhus University, Denmark.  May 30th 2018

 

2018    Arnardottir, A.A. & Sigurjonsson, T. O. (2018).   Reestablishing trust through improved corporate governance and board gender quota.   Conference on the Global Financial Crisis (isl. Hrundið þið munið), University of Iceland, October 5th, 2018.  https://hrunid.hi.is/

 

2016      Arnardottir, A. A. & Sigurjonsson, T. O. (2016).  Governance Mechanisms, Gender and Business Ethics Education.  Copenhagen Business School, October 5th.

 

2016  Arnardottir, A. A.  & Sigurjonsson, T. O. (2016).  Corporate Governance in an era of Gender Quotas, IE Business School, Madrid, October 18th.

 

2016  Arnardottir, A.A. & Sigurjonsson, T. O. (2016). Lecture on Gender Quota and board diversity.  Universitat the Polatechnica in Valencia, Spain. May 20th.

 

2015      Arnardottir, A.A.: Hefur aukin aðkoma kvenna að stjórnum og stjórnunarstöðum áhrif á fyrirtækjamenningu? (e. Does the creased number of women in Government Boards and managment position effect Organizational Culture?).  Invited talk at the yearly Flóra conference of practicing HRM managers in Iceland.  November 2015.

 

2014  Arnardottir, A. A. and Sigurjonsson, T. O. (2014). Selection Process of Board Members of Icelandic companies in the wake of gender quota legislation. Main presentation during breakfast meeting for industry, hosted by the Center for Gender Equality, the Icelandic Stock Exchange and the Icelandic Employers Association. Reykjavik, Iceland. December 4th 2014.

 

2014   Rikhardsson, P., Sigurjonsson, T.O., and Arnardottir, A.A. (2014). Environmental uncertainty, performance measure variety and perceived performance in Icelandic companies. Research seminar Reykjavik University May 14.

 

2013   Arnardottir, A.A., Hreinsson, S. and Sigurjonsson, T.O. (2013) Work and family balance among Icelandic employees with young children. 22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference, University of Iceland, August 21-23 2013.

 

2013  Sigurjonsson, T.O., Arnardottir, A.A., Vaiman, V. and Rikhardsson, P. (2013). Managers’ perception of the role of business schools in ethics education. 22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference, University of Iceland, August 21-23 2013.

 

2013   Rikhardsson, P., Sigurjonsson, T.O. and Arnardottir, A.A. (2013). Strategy archetypes adopted by Icelandic Companies, their fit with performance measures and effects on financial performance. 22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference, University of Iceland, August 21-23 2013.

 

2013    Arnardottir, A.A. (2013). Work-family balance among Icelandic employees with young children. Bond University, Queensland, Australia, July 12, 2013.

 

2012      Operation of Icelandic Privatized Firms (isk: Rekstur einkavæddra fyrirtækja á Íslandi). Lecture at a conference at the Central Bank of Iceland, March 6 2012, held in relation to publication of Tímarit um viðskipti og efnahagsmál (Icelandic Journal of Business and Economics], 8(1). University of Iceland.

 

2009      Presentation on “locus of control and honesty” article at the yearly conference Þjóðarspegill at University of Iceland.  October, 2009.

 

2008      Presentation on Parental leave and wfb issues at the yearly conference Þjóðarspegill at University of Iceland.  October, 2008

 

2007      Presentation on Parental leave at RIKK conference series, May, 2008. 

 

2006      Presentation on work family conflict and enrichment at the yearly conference Þjóðarspegill at University of Iceland.  December 2007

 

 

Invited Academic Talks and Academic Presentations

 

2018      Arnardottir, A. A. (2018).  The case of Iceland:  Gender quota and female board directors selection and effects on board dynamics.  Invited presenter at Bentley Global Ethics Conference and workshop, Boston, May 2018.

 

Other relevant research related reporting/activity

 

2019   Icelandic Chamber of Commerce.  Importance of work force diversity.   Video recordings for the general public.  May, 2019  https://www.facebook.com/pg/vidskiptarad/videos/

 

2018     Icelandic newspaper Morgunblaðið video recordings for readers:  Topic of discussion: Why should one increase own knowledge, skills and abilities.  Getting ready for tomorrows work-force.   March 2018.

 

2018   Lecture given to female representatives from the Chamber of Commerce from the Netherlands.  Topic:  Board diversity and possible outcomes – lessons learned in Iceland.   On January 18th 2018.

 

2015   The Centre for Gender Equality  in Iceland.  Leadership Diversity.  see: http://www.fjolbreyttforysta.is/?page_id=84 ).

 

2015   RUV (10.06.2015).   Leadership diversity.  (see http://www.ruv.is/frett/fjolbreytt-forysta-i-atvinnulifinu )

 

2014  RUV  on 09.12.2014.  Gender Quota leading to increased diversity discussions. (see http://www.ruv.is/frett/kynjakvotinn-virdist-efla-umraeduna)

 

2014  Fréttatíminn on 7 Desember.  Few females to be found around the  board table  (see http://www.frettatiminn.is/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/05_12_2014_LR-b.pdf)

 

2014  Mbl.is  on 04.12.2014   “Not on the golden skirts “  (see http://www.mbl.is/vidskipti/frettir/2014/12/04/ekki_einungis_gullpilsin/)



Honours and grants

2018   GLAC Best Global Leadership Reserach Paper Reward 

2015:  Icelandic Chamber of Commerce Research Fund:  Corporate Boards, selection methods and dynamics. 

2015  Emerald Best International Symposium Award Winner at AOM 2015: Women on Boards:  Reopening Goverance.  

2ö15  Emerald Best International Symposium Award Finalist at AOM 2015: Inside the Balck Box: Board Observation in Practice. 

2006   Research grant from the Icelandic Equal Status Council

1997  Fellowship grant from VCU 

1995-2001  Fulbright scholarship grant


Subject field

Counseling Psychology (f. ex adult clinical therapy, CBT therapy, group therapy, couples tx, depression, anxiety, and stress)

Organizational behavior (f. ex. group dynamics, work-family balance, communication, motivation, conflict and conflict resolution, attitudes, emotions and behavior).

Human Resource Management  (f.ex.  performance manaement) 

 

Leadership Development:  (f.ex.  development models, CBT approach to leadership development)

Personal Development and Coaching  (f.. ex  Coaching approach, effective feedback, building engagement and commitment)  


Business relations

Co-owner of VisioNova


Services

 

2010-2018    Member of the editorial committee of the Icelandic Journal Tímarit um Viðskipta og Efnahagsmál (Icelandic Journal of Business and Economics]

 

2005-           Several promotion and selection committe member  

2003-2007     Board member of Icelandic Psychological Association 

 

 


Other


 

Research Sabbatical

 

2016      Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark

 

2013      Visiting Professor at University of Queensland (UQ), Business School, Australia

 

 

 

ERASMUS research and teaching related exchanges 2009-2019

 

2018      Erasmus exchange visitor at ESMT Berlin

 

2017      Erasmus exchange visitor at IE Madrid

 

2016      Erasmus exchange visitor at University of Valencia

 

2015      Erasmus exchange at Silesian University of Technology

 

2014     Erasmus exchange visitor at Groupe Esc Troyes en Champagne – France.

 

2011      Erasmus exchange visitor at University of Nijmegen, lecture at The Nijmegen School of Management lecture series (31. May 2011)

 

2009      Erasmus exchange visitor at University of Santiago de Compostela