John Tropman is the director of Leadership in Community Benefit Organizations, a program initiated in the School of Social Work January 1, 2015 to organize and focus management content for management majors and Community Organization and Policy & Evaluation majors. His research focuses on the organizational elements that create high-performing human service (and other) organizations. Topics of special interest are entrepreneurship, effective group decision making, C-level executives, the problem of executive burnout and flameout, and organizational rewards systems.
Tropman is also interested in culture in general, and organizational culture in particular. His book, The Catholic Ethic in American Society, addresses this issue.
Research/scholarly interest: social welfare policy; community organization; non-profit management, entrepreneurship, c-level executives; leadership
|(734) 763-6275||(734) email@example.com||3738 SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|1967||PhD||Social Work and Sociology||University of Michigan, Ann Arbor|
|1963||MA||Social Work and Social Service Administration||University of Chicago, IL|
|1961||BA||Sociology||Oberlin College, OH|
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Tropman, J. E., & Tillotson, A. (2014). Early responders, late responders, and non-responders: The principal-agent problem in board oversight of nonprofit CEOs. Human Services Organizations Management, Leadership & Governance, 38(4).
Tropman, J. (2014). Effective Meetings: Improving Group Decision Making. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications.
Tropman, J. & Harvey, T. (2013). Nonprofit Governance: What to Do and How to Do It. ACTA Press.
Tropman, J. E., & Nicklett, E. J. (2012). Organizational theory. In B. A. Thyer, K. M. Sowers & C. N. Dulmus (Eds.), Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Theories for Social Work Practice. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.
Tropman, J. (2012). Successful Community Governance and Organization (2nd ed.). NASW Press.
Tropman, J. (2012). Successful Community Leadership and Organization (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: National Association of Social Workers.
Tropman, J. (2010). [Review of the book A Complex Delight: the Secularization of the Breast]. Implicit Religion, 13(3), 1350-1750.
Tropman, J. E. (2010). The history of the MSW/MBA program at the University of Michigan: 1987-2009. Shukutoku Research Bulletin, Special Issue 41-56.
Tropman, J. (2009). High performance teams: Having effective and efficient meetings. Effective Executive 39-44. The Icfai University Press.
Tropman, J., & Harvey, T. (2009). Nonprofit Governance: The Why, What, and How of Nonprofit Boardship. Lakeville, IN: Corby Books.
Tropman, J. E. (2008). Organizational theory. In K. M. Sowers & C. N. Dulmus (Eds.), The Comprehensive Handbook of Social Work and Social Welfare.