Nora Madjar

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Management &


Education/Professional Certification

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  • B.S., M.A., Sofia University, Bulgaria

Areas of Expertise

  • Social context for creativity at work
  • Job design and the creative process
  • Gender, negotiations and creativity


Nora Madjar is an Associate Professor of Management at the University Of Connecticut School Of Business. She received her Ph. D. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She was also a Fulbright Scholar in Bulgaria in 2011.

Her main expertise is creativity in the workplace and her research examines the social and contextual factors that stimulate or hinder creative performance and what stimulates creativity in negotiations. Her scholarly work also explores different ways to structure jobs to facilitate creative work and facilitate the creative process. She has multiple articles on creativity published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management and Academy of Management Journal, among others. She is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Professor Madjar teaches courses in organizational behavior, managing creativity and innovation and negotiations for both undergraduate and MBA students.

Featured Publications

  • Leroy, S. A., Schmidt, A. M. & Madjar, N. (2020) Interruptions and Task Transitions: Understanding Their Characteristics, Processes, and Consequences, Academy of Management Annals. 14(2), 661-694.
  • Madjar, N., Greenberg, E. & Chen, Z. (2011). Factors for radical creativity, incremental creativity and routine noncreative performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 96, 730-743.
  • Madjar, N., & Ortiz-Walters, R. (2008).  Customers as contributors and reliable evaluators of creativity in the service industry. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 29, 949-966.
  • Madjar, N. & Shalley, C. E. (2008). Multiple tasks and multiple goals effect on creativity: Forced incubation or just a distraction? Journal of Management, 34, 786-805.
  • Madjar, N., Oldham, G. R., & Pratt, M. G. (2002). There’s no place like home?: The contributions of work and non-work creativity support to employees’ creative performance. Academy of Management Journal, 45, 757-767.
Contact Information
Phone+1 (860) 486-6417
Mailing AddressUnit 1041-41mg
Office LocationBUSN 342
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