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Executive Development Center
Phone: (309) 677-4420
Fax: (309) 677-4421
edc@bradley.edu 

                                           

                                              

                                                                                        

                                                                                                        

Aaron Buchko

Professor

Baker Hall 306
(309) 677-2273
aab@bradley.edu

Ph.D., Management, Michigan State University
M.B.A., Bradley University
B.S., Business Administration & Management, Ferris State University
A.A.S, Grand Rapids Community College

Biography

Dr. Aaron Buchko is professor of management in the Foster College of Business, Bradley University, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Planning and Strategy and graduate courses in Executive Development and Business Ethics. He earned his Ph.D. in management from Michigan State University. Prior to entering the academic field, Dr. Buchko had a successful career for several years in production, sales, and marketing, and was the chief marketing officer for a publishing company.

He lives in Peoria, Illinois with his wife, Dr. Kathy Buchko, a counseling psychologist, their daughter, Alex, and son Andrej. In his spare time, he is an avid fly fisherman, hockey player and coach, motorcyclist, reader, and is a student of U.S. history, particularly for the period from 1840-1940. 

Scholarship

Dr. Buchko’s research and writing focuses on the roles and activities of senior managers, the practice of general management, and the process of executive development. He has published a textbook, research monograph, and over 20 articles in various academic journals and professional publications, including the Academy of Management Journal, Advances in Strategic Management, The Journal of Business Research, and The Journal of Management Studies

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles in the Last Five Years

Anderson, E., Anderson, E., Buchko, K. J. (in press). Giving negative feedback to Millennials:  How can managers criticize the "most praised" generation? Management Research Review, 39(6). 

Buchko, A. A., Buchko, K. J., Meyer, J. (2013). Perceived Efficacy and the Actual Effectiveness of PowerPoint on the Retention and Recall of Religious Messages in the Weekly Sermon: An Empirical Field Study. Journal of Communication and Religion, 36(3), 149-165.

Somogyi, R., Buchko, A. A., Buchko, K. J. (2013). Managing with empathy:  Can you feel what I feel? Journal of Organizational Psychology, 13(1/2), 32-42. www.nabusinesspress.com 

Koubova, V., Buchko, A. A. (2013). Life-Work Balance and Emotional Intelligence. Management Research Review, 36(7), 700-719. 

Buchko, A. A., Buchko, K. J. (2012). Values-Based Management or the Performance-Values Matrix:  Was Jack Welch Right? Journal of Business and Leadership:  Research, Theory, and Practice, 8, 69-83. 

Buchko, A. A., Buchko, K. J., Meyer, J. M. (2012). Is there power in PowerPoint?  A field test of the efficacy of PowerPoint on memory and recall of religious sermons. Computers in Human Behavior, 28, 688-695. 

Buchko, A. A. (2011). Institutionalization, Coercive Isomorphism, and the Homogeneity of Strategy. Advances in Business Research, 2(1), 27-45. 

Buchko, A. A., Buchko, K. J. (2011). How do we know if they walk the talk?  Development of a BOS and 360-degree rater methodology for evaluating organization values. Journal of Business & Leadership, 6(1), 48 - 61. 

Shanine, K., Buchko, A. A., Wheeler, A. R. (2011). International human resource management practices from a complex adaptive systems perspective:  An exploratory investigation. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 2(6), 1-6. 

Buchko, A. A., Buchko, K. J. (2011). Improving the quality of business research by asking significant questions:  A review and technique for increasing relevance. Advances in Business Research, 1(1), 1 - 14. 

Presentations

Anderson, E. (Presenter & Author), Buchko, A. A. (Author Only), Buchko, K. J., MBAA International/North American Management Society, "Giving negative feedback to Millennials:  How can managers criticize the "Most Praised" generation?," Midwest Business Administration Association, Chicago, Illinois. (March, 2015).

Sledgister, C. (Presenter & Author), Buchko, A. A. (Author Only), Buchko, K. J. (Author Only), North American Management Association/MBAA, "Organizational detachment:  the role and responsibility of management," Midwest Business Administration Association, Chicago, Illinois  USA. (March, 2014).

Buchko, A. A. (Author Only), Somogyi, R. (Presenter & Author), Buchko, K. J. (Author Only), North American Management Society/MBAA, "Managing with Empathy:  Can You Feel What I Feel?," Midwest Business Administration Association, Chicago, Illinois. (March, 2013).

Buchko, A. A., Buchko, K. J., Ft. Hays State Business and Leadership Symposium, "Values-Based Management or the Performance-Values Matrix:  Was Jack Welch Right?," Ft. Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. (October, 2012).

Buchko, A. A., Advances in Business Research Symposium, "Institutionalization, Coercive Isomorphism, and the Homogeneity of Strategy", University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Fort Smith, Arkansas. (October, 2011).

Buchko, A. A. (Author Only), Shanine, K. (Presenter & Author), Wheeler, A. (Author Only), Midwest Management Society Annual Conference, "International Human Resource Management Practices from a Complex Adaptive Systems Perspective:  An Exploratory Investigation," Midwest Business Administration Association, Chicago, Illinois. (March, 2011).

Buchko, A. A., Buchko, K. J., Ft Smith Business Symposium, "Improving the Quality of Business Research by Asking Significant Questions," University of Arkansas - Ft Smith, Ft. Smith, Arkansas. (October, 2010).

Buchko, A. A., Buchko, K. J., Ft. Hays Leadership and Business Symposium, "How Do We Know If They Walk the Talk?  Development of a BOS and 360-Degree Rater Methodology for Evaluating Organization Values," Ft Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. (October, 2010).

Research Awards

  • "Distinguished Research Award," Fort Hays State University, 2012

Leadership in Academic Societies

  • Editorial Review Board Member, Advances in Business Research, 2010 - Present

  • Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Managerial Issues, 2010 - Present

  • Board of Advisors of a Company, EcoThermics, 2007 - Present

  • Board of Directors of a Company, Federal Companies, 2005 - Present

Practice in Field

Consulting

  • Various For-Profit Corporations
  • Various Not For Profit Organizations

Corporate and Organizational Board Memberships

  • Board of Directors of a Company, Morton Community Bank, 2014 - Present
  • Board of Directors of a Company, Standardizes Sanitation Systems, Inc., 2014 - Present
  • Board of Directors of a Company, The Federal Companies, 2005 - Present
  • Board Member, Peoria Ballet, 2006 - 2010 

Service

Dr. Buchko is a Past President of the Midwest Academy of Management, and has received Bradley University's New Faculty Achievement Award for Teaching Excellence and Mergen Award for Public Service. He is a confidential advisor and consultant to executives in many organizations, conducts numerous professional seminars, and is a frequent speaker to corporate, trade, and civic associations. Dr. Buchko serves on the boards of several community and for-profit organizations.