Professor Bateman specializes in organizational behavior and strategic leadership. He conducts research on proactive behavior, problem solving, and job stress in organizational contexts and as behavioral challenges in the domain of climate change.

Professor Bateman publishes articles in academic and professional journals, writes textbooks, presents papers at professional meetings, and participates in executive education programs. His most recent journal articles concern leadership in the domain of climate change and mitigative vs adaptive problem solving. Another concerns the work styles of scientists as they pursue deep versus broad contributions to knowledge.

His most recent book chapter concerns proactive goals and goal pursuit, and appears in Proactivity at Work (S. Parker and U. Bindl, eds. Routledge, 2017). Another recent book chapter discusses how people can develop themselves as leaders, from a self-directed rather than a classroom or program perspective. Professor Bateman teaches workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia and is working on the 12th edition of his textbook Management: Leading & Collaborating in a Competitive World (McGraw-Hill/Irwin).