Jorge Walter

photo - Jorge Walter
Title:
Professor of Strategic Management and Public Policy
Office:
Strategic Management and Public Policy
Address:
Funger Hall
2201 G Street NW
Suite 606
Washington, DC 20052
Phone:
202-994-7908
Email:
[email protected]
Website:
jorgewalter.com

Dr. Jorge Walter is a professor and Ave Tucker fellow at the George Washington University School of Business, where he teaches the strategic management capstone courses in the undergraduate, MBA, and World Executive MBA program, as well as Ph.D. seminars on strategic management and social networks. He is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Peter B. Vaill Outstanding Doctoral Educator Award and the Outstanding World Executive MBA Faculty Award.

Dr. Walter received his doctorate in strategic management from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, was a visiting researcher at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a postdoctoral researcher at the Stern School of Business at New York University. His research interests include strategy formulation and implementation processes, knowledge/technology transfer, social networks, and social capital. He has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, Personnel Psychology, and Strategic Management Journal. Dr. Walter currently serves as associate editor of the Journal of Management and on the editorial board of the Journal of Management Studies. Prior to entering academia, he worked in corporate finance and strategic management consulting.

Research Awards & Fellowships

  • Ave Tucker Fellow at the George Washington University School of Business (two-year competitive fellowship), 2018-2020
  • Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (ABCD) Reviewing Award for the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management for the 2016 Meeting
  • Ave Tucker Fellow at the George Washington University School of Business (two-year competitive fellowship), 2016-2018
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award for the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management for the 2015 Meeting
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award for the Business Policy and Strategy Division of the Academy of Management for the 2014 Meeting
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2005
  • Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (competitive fellowship, $43,300), 2005
  • Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (competitive fellowship, $35,100), 2003-2004

Teaching Awards

  • Outstanding World Executive MBA Faculty Award, School of Business, The George Washington University, 2017
  • Peter B. Vaill Outstanding Doctoral Educator Award, the Doctoral Program of the School of Business, The George Washington University, 2014
  • Strategic Decision Making
  • Knowledge/Technology Transfer
  • Social Networks
  • Social Capital

D.B.A., University of St. Gallen, 2005
M.S., Business Administration, University of St. Gallen, 2001
B.S., Business Administration, University of St. Gallen, 1999

  • Seminar in Strategic Management
  • Strategy Formulation and Implementation
  • Strategy Fundamentals
  • Social Network Theory and Applications

1. Levin, D. Z. & Walter, J. (forthcoming). Before they were ties: Predicting the value of brand-new connections; conditionally accepted at Journal of Management.

2. Levin, D. Z. & Walter, J. (in press). Commentary: Is tie maintenance necessary? Academy of Management Discoveries, DOI: 10.5465/amd.2018.0021.

3. Khoury, T. A., Pleggenkuhle-Miles, E. G., & Walter, J. (in press). Experiential learning, bargaining power, and exclusivity in technology licensing. Journal of Management, DOI: 10.1177/0149206317693084.

4. 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.

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

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

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. 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.]

13. 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.]

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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.

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

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. 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.

21. 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.

22. 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.

Academic Positions

  • Professor of Business Administration, Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy, School of Business, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 2018–present
  • Associate Professor of Business Administration, Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy, School of Business, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 2014–2018
  • Visiting Professor, Institute of Management, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2015
  • Visiting Professor, Institute of Strategic Management, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany, 2015
  • Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy, School of Business, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 2010–2014
  • Assistant Professor of Business Administration, School of Business Administration, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 2006–2010
  • Assistant Professor in Residence, Management Department, School of Business, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, 2005–2006
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Management and Organizations, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, 2004-2005
  • Research Associate, Institute of Management, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2001–2003

Elected Positions in Professional Societies

  • Program Chair of the Strategy Process Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society, 2018
  • Associate Program Chair of the Strategy Process Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society, 2017
  • Representative at Large at the Strategy Process Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society, 2014–2016

Appointed Positions in Professional Societies

  • Co-chair of the Executive Discoveries Series of the Strategic Management Society Annual International Conference, 2016–present
  • Member of the Research Committee, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management, 2017–present

Editorial Board Memberships

  • Journal of Management Studies, 2017–present
  • Journal of Management, 2009–present

Journal Editorships

  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Management, 2017–present