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Skidmore College
Management and Business Department
Jina Mao

Jina Mao

Contact Information & Background
Associate Professor
Department of Management & Business
Phone: 518-580-5104
Office: PMH 203

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in business administration, May 2012, Boston University, School of Management, Department of Organizational Behavior.
  • M.S. in computer science, June 1999, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S. in computer science, May 1997 (with honors), University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Minor in Business Administration


  • MB 107 Business and Organization Management
  • MB 224 Foundations of Organizational Behavior
  • MB 311 Working in America: Evolution and Crisis
  • SSP 100 Human Dilemmas

Research Interests

  • Identity, relationships, and culture in evolving world of work and occupations
  • Social class and inequality in work and careers
  • Qualitative research methodology


  • Mao, J. & Y. Xue (2022) Salvaging adulthood at youth work: Dignity, social disrespect, and the micro-politics of recognition in a polarized world. Organization, 29(6): 1056-1080.

  • Mao, J. & Y. Shen (2020) Identity as career capital: Enhancing employability in the creative industries and beyond. Career Development International, 25(2): 186-203.

  • Mao, J. & E. Feldman (2019) Class matters: Interviewing across social class boundaries. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 22(2): 125-137.

  • Mao, J. (2018) Reflexivity in active participant observation: An ethnographic study of fast food work. SAGE Research Methods Cases.

  • Mao, J. (2017) Adults doing youth work: Identity work and situated rhetorics of adulthood among fast food workers. Academy of Management Proceedings, Vol. 2017, No. 1. BEST DISSERTATION PAPER AWARD (MOC Division)

  • Mao, J. & Y. Shen (2015) Cultural identity change in expatriates: A social network perspective. Human Relations, 68(10): 1533-1556.

  • Hall, D. T., Mao, J. (2015) Exploring authenticity in careers. In Baugh, G. & S. Sullivan (Eds.) Research in Careers, Volume 2. Information Age Publishing.

  • Howard-Grenville, J., Golden-Biddle, K, Irwin, J., Mao, J. (2011) Liminality as cultural process for cultural change. Organization Science, 22(2): 522-539.

  • Golden-Biddle, K., Mao, J. (2011) What makes a change process positive? In Cameron, K. & Spreitzer, G. (Eds.) Handbook of positive organizational scholarship. Oxford University Press.