Faculty Research Interests
Organizational change and corporate social responsibility
Employment practices and careers
Self-enhancement and self-verification
Self-determination motivation processes in organizations
Cognitive processes in organizations
Organizational symbolism, sensemaking and sensegiving
Organizational identity, image and reputation
Organizational learning and knowledge
Technological innovation and organizational change
Top management teams
Design of work
Multilevel issues in workplace diversity
Gender issues in science and engineering
Collaboration in global and distributed teams
Generational issues in the workplace
International and cross-cultural management
Stigmatized dirty work
Emotions in the workplace
Organization identity change
Workers with cognitive disabilities
Work-family conflict and enrichment
Leadership & identity
Strategic decision-making through a behavioral lens. Specifically, I consider how socio-cognitive factors, together with organizational resources, are relevant for our understanding of strategic decisions and outcomes in new ventures going public, including social enterprises, as well as in non-profit institutions.
Executive Strategic Leadership
Set-Theoretic Research Methods
Evolution of organizational capabilities (specifically R&D capabilities),
technologies, and industries.
Research focuses on the social construction of value in uncertain and ambiguous circumstances, particularly the contexts of corporate governance, executive compensation and entrepreneurial market environments, with a focus on the initial public offerings (IPO) market. I consider how social and political factors such as reputation, celebrity, social capital, impression management activities, media accounts, and the power of different actors influence IPO firm performance, survival, alliance formation activities, and executive recruitment and compensation. I am also interested in how entrepreneurs' experiences and organizational resource endowments influence their strategic decision making.
Management of ethical and unethical conduct in organizations, including academic dishonesty. The work has focused on the antecedents and outcomes of ethical leadership, ethical culture, performance management systems, and the internal reporting of misconduct, and whistleblowing. In recent years, the work has expanded to include an interest in internal and external reactions to organizational scandal, the role of organizational iconic figures, and the challenging role played by ethics and compliance officers in organizations.
Network evolution inside and across organizations