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Academic Experience & Education

Current
Frank A. and Helen E. Risch Faculty Development Professor of Business
Assistant Professor -
Organization Theory and Strategy
Org. Behavior and Theory Group

Carnegie Mellon University
Tepper School of Business

2013
PhD - Management
MIT Sloan School of Management
Economic Sociology Program

2008
MBA
Yale School of Management

2002
BS Economics
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania

Research

I study Organization Theory broadly.  My research interests revolve around how audience perceptions of organizations and individuals influence behavior in markets. In particular, I am developing a line of work that looks at how perceptions of success can constrain an organization or individual’s ability to compete in a market. I have studied organizations and behavior in industries as diverse as entertainment, sports, and food industries and behavioral health industries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching

I teach Corporate, Tech, and Organizational Strategy to MBAs and Executives. I use a Macro Organizational perspective to think about organizational strategy. 
This includes courses on behavior and performance of organizations in markets, networks inside and outside of the firm, business strategy, and behavior of individuals inside the firm.

I am currently teaching or have taught in the past: the core MBA Corporate Strategy course, an MBA elective on Corporate and Market Strategy, Introduction to Organizational Behavior for undergraduates, a PhD course on the Sociology of Strategy, and a PhD survey course on Macro OB at the Tepper School, Carnegie Mellon University.