Skip to Content

Krannert Purdue Logo Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Publications and Working Papers

Management Versus Leadership: A Different Perspective

During two decades of HR experience, I have read numerous articles on the differences between leadership and management as well as how particular job titles needed to have more or less of each.

Instead of providing another article on the similarities and differences between management and leadership, this article will take a different perspective. Instead of treating them as separate, organizations should approach them as complementary and symbiotic concepts.

Quoted in: How Krannert doubled Weekend MBA enrollment while cutting class time

“One of the things I’ve found is that by moving some of the discussion online to message boards, you actually get a deeper level of conversation,” says Brian Chupp, professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. “In the classroom, you might have just 25 percent of the class dominate the conversation, with the rest of the class just content to sit and listen. But online, where everybody has to participate, I’ve found some of the most insightful comments come from someone who’ll rarely raise their hand in class.”

Chupp, who has taught both fully online and hybrid courses for other colleges at Purdue, says the beauty of Krannert’s hybrid program is that it simulates a real-world working environment, where students have to learn how to interact with each other in person and online, “a critical skill.”

The Mind of the Entrepreneur: How Successful Entrepreneurs Learn

This paper sheds light on entrepreneurial learning and makes a call for action. The statistics show the importance of entrepreneurial organizations to every nation's economic success. To foster this success, it is imperative that all parties involved help entrepreneurs learn how to successfully learn and grow. In this sense, the implications of these findings are significant. For academic institutions, it is imperative not only to teach the functional skills necessary for effective entrepreneurial activity, but also to prepare students to become more effective in their role as 'lifelong learners'. Younger entrepreneurs need to be conditioned to understand the key dimensions of on-the-job and informal learning if they are to achieve and maintain success.