Strategic Management & Public Policy Research

Recent Research Publications

J. Howard Beales III

“Health Related Claims, the Market for Information, and the First Amendment,” Health Matrix: Journal of Law-Medicine, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 7-31 (2011).

“Consumer Protection and Behavioral Economics: To BE or Not to BE,” Global Competition Policy, 2008.

“Choice or Consequences: Protecting Privacy in Commercial Information,” with Timothy J. Muris, University of Chicago Law Review, 2008

“Brightening the Lines: The Use of Policy Statements at the Federal Trade Commission,” Antitrust Law Journal, 2005.

Herbert J. Davis

Management in India: Trends and Transition, Sage (Delhi/London) 2006 co-editor.

Ernie Englander

Behavioral Economics, Federalism, and the Triumph of Stakeholder Theory,” Journal of Business Ethics (forthcoming).

A Team Production Model of Corporate Governance,” with Allen Kaufman, Academy of Management Executive, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2005, pp. 9-22.

“The End of Managerial Ideology: From Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Social Indifference,” with Allen Kaufman, Enterprise & Society, Vol. 5, No. 3, September 2004, pp. 404-450.

“Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts and the Restructuring of American Capitalism,” with Allen Kaufman, Business History Review, Vol. 67, No. 1, Spring 1993, pp.52-97.

“Technology and Oliver Williamson’s Transaction Cost Economics,” Journal Economic Behavior and Organization, 1988, Vol. 10, pp. 339-353

John Forrer

John Forrer

“From Certification to Supply Chain: An Analytic Framework for Enhancing Tropical Forest Governance,” (with Karen Mo), Organization and the Environment, Fall 2013.

“Business Practices and Peace in Post-Conflict Zones: Lessons from Cyprus,” (with John Katsos), Business Ethics: A European Review, Fall 2013.

“Governing and Cross-Sector Collaborations,” (with J. Kee and E. Boyer) San Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass (forthcoming).

“PPPs: E-SCADs or Partners in Service,” (with James Kee), Public Integrity, Spring 2012, Volume 14, Number 2.

“Public-Private Partnerships and the Public Accountability Question,” (with James Kee, Kathryn Newcomer and Eric Boyer), Public Administration Review, 2010, Vol. 70-3, pp. 475-484.

“Locating Peace Through Commerce in Good Global Governance,” Journal of Business Ethics, January 2010, Vol. 89 449-460 DOI: 10.1007/s10551-010-0396-2

“How Do US Economic Sanctions Affect EU’s Trade with Target Countries,” (with Jiawen Yang, Hossein Askari, and Lili Zhu), World Economy, 2009, Volume 32, No. 8: pp. 1223-1244.

“Private Finance Initiative: The Theory and the Practice,” (with James Kee), The International Journal of Public Administration, January 2008, Vol. 31, No. 2.

Joel Gehman

The Legitimacy Threshold Revisited: How Prior Successes and Failures Spill Over to Other Endeavors on Kickstarter. Academy of Management Journal.

Hidden Badge of Honor: How Contextual Distinctiveness Affects Category Promotion Among Certified B Corporations. Academy of Management Journal.

Values Work: A Process Study of the Emergence and Performance of Organizational Values Practices. Academy of Management Journal.

Serendipity Arrangements for Exapting Science-Based Innovations. Academy of Management Perspectives.

Performativity: Not a Destination But an Ongoing Journey. Academy of Management Review.

Going Public: Debating Matters of Concern as an Imperative for Management Scholars. Academy of Management Review.

Theory Evaluation, Entrepreneurial Processes, and Performativity. Academy of Management Review.

Social License to Operate: Legitimacy by Another Name? Canadian Public Administration.

Technological Exaptation: A Narrative Approach. Industrial and Corporate Change.

Positively Deviant: Identity Work through B Corporation Certification. Journal of Business Venturing.

Unleashing Sustainability Transformations through Robust Action. Journal of Cleaner Production.

Finding Theory-Method Fit: A Comparison of Three Qualitative Approaches to Theory Building. Journal of Management Inquiry.

Beyond Homo Entrepreneurus: Judgment and the Theory of Cultural Entrepreneurship. Journal of Management Studies.

Performativity as Ongoing Journeys: Implications for Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation. Long Range Planning.

Theorizing Institutional Entrepreneuring: Arborescent and Rhizomatic Assembling. Organization Studies.

Tackling Grand Challenges Pragmatically: Robust Action Revisited. Organization Studies.

Complexity Arrangements for Sustained Innovation: Lessons from 3M Corporation. Organization Studies.

Opaque Transparency: How Material Affordances Shape Intermediary Work. Regulation and Governance.

Metatheoretical Perspectives on Sustainability Journeys: Evolutionary, Relational and Durational. Research Policy.

Contextualizing Entrepreneurial Innovation: A Narrative Perspective. Research Policy.

Boundaries, Breaches and Bridges: The Case of Climategate. Research Policy.

David Halliday

Publications coming soon!

Jennifer Merluzzi

Merluzzi, J., Burt, R.S. 2020. "One Path Does Not Fit All: A Career Path Approach to the Study of Professional Women Entrepreneurs.Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice: 1-28.

Kanze, D., Conley, M.A., Okimoto, T.G., Phillips, D.J., Merluzzi, J. 2020. "Evidence that Investors Penalize Female Founders for Lack of Industry Fit." Science Advances, in press.

Sterling, A.D., Merluzzi, J. 2020/2019. "A Longer Way In: An Introduction and Research Agenda on Tryouts." Research in Organizational Behavior, Vol. 39.

Dobrev, S.D. and Merluzzi, J. 2018. “Stayers vs. movers: Social capital and early career imprinting among young professionals.” Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39(1): 67-81. 

Merluzzi, J.  2017. “Gender and difficult relationships at work: A network study of interpersonal work conflict at two firms.” Organization Science, 28(4): 636-52. 

Merluzzi, J. and Sterling, A. 2017. “Lasting Effects? Hiring through Referrals and the Post-Entry Career Outcomes of Women and Minorities.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 70(1): 105-31.

Burt, R.S. and Merluzzi, J., 2016. “Network oscillation.” Academy of Management Discoveries, 2(4): 368-91.

Merluzzi, J. & Phillips, D.J. 2016. “The specialist discount: Negative returns for MBAs with focused profiles in investment banking.” Administrative Science Quarterly, 61(1): 87-124. 

Vontrese Pamphile

Pamphile, Vontrese. 2019. “Navigating Paradoxical Occupations” Best Paper Proceedings of the 79th Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Pamphile, V. & Ruttan, R.* 2017.  “Stated-Lived Value Congruence and Expressive Authenticity.” Best Paper Proceedings of the 77th Meeting of the Academy of Management. (*Joint first authorship).

Small, M. L., Pamphile, V. & McMahan, P. 2015. “How Stable Is the Core Discussion Network?” Social Networks 40: 90-102.

Tara J. Radin

Radin, T. J. & Werhane, P. H. (2013), “Employment-at-Will,” International Encyclopedia of Ethics, H. LaFollette, ed. (John Wiley & Sons Ltd.).

Elm, D. R. & Radin, T. J. (2012), “Ethical Decision-Making: Special or No Different?” Journal of Business Ethics, 107, 3: pp. 313-329.

Hartman, L. P., Elm, D. R., Radin, T. J. & Pope, K. R. (2009), “Translating Corporate Culture around the World: A cross-cultural analysis of whistleblowing as an example of how to say and do the right thing,” Politeia: Corporate and Stakeholder Responsibility Theory & Practice, Anno XXIV.

Radin, T. J., Calkins, M. & Predmore, C. (2007), “New Challenges to Old Problems: Building Trust in E-Marketing,” Business & Society Review 112,1: pp. 73-98.

Radin, T. J., “Stakeholders and Sustainability: An Argument for Responsible Corporate Decision-making,” Environmental Law & Policy Review 31, 2: pp. 363-408.

Radin, T. J. & Calkins, M. (2006) “The Struggle Against Sweatshops: Moving Toward Responsible Global Business,” Journal of Business Ethics 66, 2: pp. 261-272.

Werhane, P. H., Radin, T. J., with Bowie, N. (2004), Employment and Employee Rights, Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers Ltd.

Radin, T. J. (2003), “Chiquita Brands International, Inc.: Value-Based Management and  Innovative Approaches to Global Labor Challenges, L. P. Hartman, D. J. Arnold & R. E. Wokutch, eds., New York, NY: Praeger Publishers), pp. 354-382.

Radin, T. J. (2003) “Levi Strauss and Co.: Implementation of Global Sourcing and Operating Guidelines in Latin America,” in Rising above Sweatshops: Innovative Approaches to Global Labor Challenges, L. P. Hartman, D. J. Arnold & R. E. Wokutch, eds., New York, NY: Praeger Publishers, pp. 249-291.

Radin, T. J. (2003), “700 Families to Feed: The Challenge of Corporate Citizenship,” Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 619, March, pp. 619-671.

Radin, T. J. & Werhane, P. H. (2003), “Employment at Will, Employee Rights and Future Directions for Employment,” Business Ethics Quarterly 13, 2, pp. 113-130.

Radin, T. J. (2002), “From Legal Imagination to Realization: A Legal Foundation for Stakeholder Theory,” in Re-Imagining Business Ethics: Meaningful Solutions for a Global Economy. Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations, Volume 4. M. Pava & P. Primeaux, eds., Stamford, Conn.: JAI Press, pp. 31-49.

Radin, T. J. & Predmore, C. E. (2002),”The Myth of the Salesperson: Intended and Unintended Consequences of Product-Specific Sales Incentives,” Journal of Business Ethics 36, pp. 79-92.

Radin, T. J. (2001), “The Privacy Paradox: E-Commerce and Personal Information on the Internet,” Business & Professional Ethics Journal 20, pp.145-170.

Jorge Rivera

Kanashiro, P. and Rivera, J. (2019). Do chief sustainability officers make companies greener? The moderating role of regulatory pressures. Journal of Business Ethics, Vol.155: 687-701.

Pek, S., Oh, C, and Rivera, J. (2018). MNC foreign investment and industrial disasters: The moderating role of technology, safety management, and philanthropic capability. Strategic Management Journal. Vol.39(2):502-526.

Clement, V., and Rivera, J. (2017). From Adaptation to Transformation: An Extended Research Agenda for Organizational Resilience to Adversity in the Natural Environment. Organization & Environment, Vol.30(4):346-65.

Rivera, J., Naranjo, M., Robalino, J., Alpizar, F., & Blackman, A. (2017). Local community characteristics and cooperation for shared green reputation. Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 45 (4): 613-632.

DeBoer, J., Panwar, J. and Rivera, J. (2017). Toward a Place-Based Understanding of Environmental Sustainability: The Role of Green Competitors and Green Locales in Firms’ Voluntary Environmental Engagement. BusinessStrategy & the Environment, Vol.26: 940–955.

Aragon-Correa, A., Marcus, A., Rivera, J., and Kenworthy, A. (2017). Sustainability management teaching resources and the challenge of balancing planet, people, and profits. Academy of Management Learning and Education, Vol. 16:469-483.

Tashman, P., and Rivera, J. (2016). Ecological uncertainty, adaptation, and mitigation in the US Ski Resort Industry. Strategic Management Journal. Vol. 37: 1507–1525.

James Wade

Refereed Articles

Buyl, Tine, Christophe Boone, and James B. Wade. 2019. CEO Narcissism, Risk Taking, and Resilience: An Empirical Analysis in US Commercial Banks,” 2006-2011. Journal of Management 45: 1372-1400.

Wade, James B., J. Richard Harrison, Michael Dobbs, and Xia Zhao. 2019. “Who will stay and who will go? Related Agglomeration and the Mortality of Professional Sports Leagues in the United States and Canada, 1871-1997.” Organization Studies 40: 1657-1684.

Beck, Nikolaus, Anand Swaminathan, James B. Wade, and Filippo C. Wezel. 2019. “Industry Clusters and Organizational Prototypes: Evidence from the Franconian Brewing Industry.” Journal of Management 45: 2978-3008.

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. Winner of the 2019 Administrative Science Quarterly Award for Scholarly Contribution. This annual award recognizes the article published 5 years previously in ASQ that was judged to have had the greatest scholarly impact.

Book Reviews

Wade James, 2021. Book Review of Social Movements, Stakeholders and Non-Market Strategy. Forrest Briscoe, Brayden G. King, and Jocelyn Leitzinger (eds.). Administrative Science Quarterly.

Jorge Walter

Walter, J., Kreutzer, M., & Kreutzer, K. (2021). Setting the tone for the team: A multi-level analysis of managerial control, peer control, and their consequences for job satisfaction and team performance. Journal of Management Studies, 58(3): 849-878.

Levin, D. Z. & Walter, J. (2019). Before they were ties: Predicting the value of brand-new connectionsJournal of Management, 45(7): 2861-2890.

Khoury, T. A., Pleggenkuhle-Miles, E. G., & Walter, J. (2019). Experiential learning, bargaining power, and exclusivity in technology licensing. Journal of Management, 45(3): 1193-1224.

Levin, D. Z. & Walter, J. (2018). Commentary: Is tie maintenance necessary? Academy of Management Discoveries, 4(4): 497-500.

Kreutzer, M., Cardinal, L. B., Walter, J., & Lechner, C. (2016). Formal and informal controls as complements or substitutes? The role of the task environmentStrategy Science, 1(4): 235-255.

Walter, J., Lechner, C., & Kellermanns, F. W. (2016). Learning activities, exploration, and the performance of strategic initiativesJournal of Management, 42(3): 769-802.

Walter, J., Levin, D. Z., & Murnighan, J. K. (2016). How to reconnect for maximum impactMIT Sloan Management Review, 57(3): 18-20.

Levin, D. Z., Walter, J., Appleyard, M. M., & Cross, R. (2016). Relational enhancement: How the relational dimension of social capital unlocks the value of network-bridging tiesGroup & Organization Management, 41(4): 415-457.

Kellermanns, F. W., Walter, J., Crook, T. R., Kemmerer, B., & Narayanan, V. K. (2016). The resource-based view in entrepreneurship: A content-analytical comparison of researchers' and entrepreneurs' viewsJournal of Small Business Management, 54(1): 26-48.

Walter, J., Levin, D. Z., & Murnighan, J. K. (2016). Reconnection choices: Selecting the most valuable (vs. most preferred) dormant tiesOrganization Science, 26(5): 1447-1465.

Kreutzer, M., Walter, J., & Cardinal, L. B. (2015). Organizational control as antidote to politics in the pursuit of strategic initiativesStrategic Management Journal, 36: 1317-1337.

Erdogan, B., Bauer, T. N., & Walter, J. (2015). Deeds that help and words that hurt: Helping and gossip as moderators of the relationship between leader-member exchange and advice network centralityPersonnel Psychology, 68(1): 185-214.

Kownatzki, M., Walter, J., Floyd, S. W., & Lechner, C. (2013). Corporate control and the speed of SBU-level decision makingAcademy of Management Journal: 56(5): 1295-1324.[The first two authors contributed equally and are listed alphabetically.]

Walter, J., Kellermanns, F. W., Floyd, S. W., Veiga, J. F., & Matherne, C. (2013). Strategic alignment: A missing link in the relationship between strategic consensus and organizational performanceStrategic Organization: 11(3): 304-328. [Reproduced in: Heath, R. L. & Gregory, A. (eds.) (2014). Strategic Communication, London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications.]

Walter, J., Kellermanns, F. W., & Lechner, C. (2012). Decision making within and between organizations: Rationality, politics, and alliance performanceJournal of Management: 38(5): 1582-1610.

Walter, J. (2012). The influence of firm and industry characteristics on returns from technology licensing deals: Evidence from the U.S. computer and pharmaceutical sectorsR&D Management: 42(5): 435-454.

Kemmerer, B., Walter, J., Kellermanns, F. W., & Narayana, V. K. (2012). A judgment-analysis perspective on entrepreneurs' resource evaluationsJournal of Business Research, 65(8): 1102-1108.

Levin, D. Z., Walter, J., & Murnighan, J. K. (2011). Dormant ties: The value of reconnectingOrganization Science, 22(4): 923-939.

Levin, D. Z., Walter, J., & Murnighan, J. K. (2011). The power of reconnection-How dormant ties can surprise youMIT Sloan Management Review, 52(3): 45-50.

Kellermanns, F. W., Walter, J., Floyd, S. W., Lechner, C. & Shaw, J. C. (2011). To agree or not to agree? A meta-analytical review of strategic consensus and organizational performanceJournal of Business Research, 64(2): 126-133.

Walter, J., Lechner, C., & Kellermanns, F. W. (2008). Disentangling alliance management processes: Decision making, politicality, and alliance performanceJournal of Management Studies, 45(3): 530-560.

Walter, J., Lechner, C., & Kellermanns, F. W. (2007). Knowledge transfer between and within alliance partners: Private versus collective benefits of social capitalJournal of Business Research, 60(7): 698-710.

Kellermanns, F. W., Walter, J., Lechner, C., & Floyd, S. W. (2005). The lack of consensus about strategic consensus: Advancing theory and researchJournal of Management, 31(5): 719-737.