profile image

James B. Wade

Vice Dean of Faculty & Research;

Avram S. Tucker Endowed Professor in Strategy & Leadership

  • Department: Strategic Management & Public Policy
  • Email: jbwade@gwu.edu
  • Phone: (202) 994-5979
  • Fax:
  • Office: Funger Hall, 615M • 2201 G St. NW • Washington, DC 20052
View Curriculum Vitae
Education:
  • BS Mechanical Engineering • Rice University, 1982
  • MBA • University of Texas, 1989
  • Ph.D • University of California, Berkeley, 1993
Joined GWSB: 2015

Biography


James Wade is the inaugural Avram Tucker Professor of Strategy and Leadership. Previously he has served as a Senior Editor of Organization Science and as the division chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management. He currently serves on the editorial boards of the Strategic Management Journal and Administrative Science Quarterly. Professor Wade received A B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University, an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations.


 

Research Summary


Professor Wade’s research has explored a wide range of issues ranging from corporate governance to industry evolution. Some of his current research explores the determinants of and outcomes of scandals, status dynamics among corporate CEOs, and the effects of race on career mobility. His work, which includes over 30 articles and book chapters, has appeared in top economics and management journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, the Academy of Management Review, the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Labor Economics, and the Rand Journal of Economics. One of his recent papers which appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly entitled, “Falls from Grace and the Hazards of High Status”, won the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation’s Award for Best Paper published in 2013. An earlier version of the paper was also awarded the Organization and Management Theory Division’s Best Paper Award at the 2012 Academy of Management.


 

Selected Publications


  • Buyl, Tine, Christophe Boone, and James B. Wade. “CEO Narcissism, Risk Taking, and Resilience:  An Empirical Analysis in US Commercial Banks,” 2006-2011 Forthcoming, Journal of Management
  • Tinsley, Catherine, James B. Wade, Charles O’Reilly and Brian Main. 2017. “Progress on Gender Diversity for Corporate boards: Are we Running in Place” ILR Review. 70: 160-189.
  • Buyl, Tine, Christophe Boone, and James B. Wade. 2015.  “CEO and non-CEO Executive Mobility: The Impact of Poor Firm Performance and TMT Attention.” European Management Journal.4:257-267
  • Graffin, Scott, Jon Bundy, Joseph F. Porac, James B. Wade, and Dennis Quinn. 2013. “Falls From Grace and the Hazards of High Status: The 2009 British MP Expense Scandal and its Impact on Parliamentary Elites.” Administrative Science Quarterly 58: 313-345.
    • Winner Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation Award for Best Paper published in 2013.
    • An earlier version of this paper won the Organization and Management Theory Division’s Best Paper Award at the 2012 Academy of Management.
  • Waldron, Theodore L., Scott D. Graffin, Joseph F. Porac, and James B. Wade. 2013. “Third party endorsements of CEO quality, managerial discretion, and stakeholder reactions.” Journal of Business Research, 66:2592-2599.
  • McKendrick, David G, James B. Wade. 2010. “Frequent Incremental Change and Mortality in High-Technology Competition.” Industrial and Corporate Change, 19(3): 613-639
  • McKendrick, David G, James B. Wade, and Jonathan Jaffee. 2009. “Good Riddance? Spin-offs and the Technological Performance of Parent Firms,” Organization Science. 20: 979-992
  • Graffin, Scott D., James B. Wade, Joseph F. Porac and Robert McNamee. 2008. “Status Leakage” in the Executive Suite: The Impact of CEO Status Attainment on the Economic Outcomes of Other Senior Managers,” Organization Science 19: 457-474.
  • Wade, James B., Joseph F. Porac, Timothy G. Pollock, and Scott D. Graffin. 2008. “Star CEOs: Benefit or Burden,” Organizational Dynamics 37: 203-210.
  • Wade, James B. Charles A. O’Reilly, III and Timothy G. Pollock 2006. “Overpaid CEOs and Underpaid Managers: Equity and Executive Compensation.” Organization Science 17: 527-544,
  • Wade, James, Joseph Porac, Timothy Pollock & Scott Graffin. 2006. “The Burden of Celebrity: The Impact of Certification Contests Among the Corporate Elite on Pay and Performance,” Academy of Management Journal. 49: 643-660.