Week 1. Managers & Professionals
*Zhang, Yan, and Nandini Rajagopalan. 2003. "Explaining New CEO Origin: Firm Versus Industry Antecedents." Academy of Management Journal 46:327-338.
*Jensen M, Zajac EJ. 2004. Corporate Elites and Corporate Strategy: How Demographic Preferences and Structural Position Shape the Scope of the Firm. Strategic Management Journal 25: 507-524
* Song, J., P. Almeida, G. Wu. 2003. Learning-by-hiring: When is mobility more likely to facilitate interfirm knowledge transfer. Management Science 49(4) 351-365.
*Tzabbar, D. 2009. When does scientist recruitment affect technological repositioning? Academy of Management Journal 52(5) 873-896.
Week 2. Internal Dynamics
*Reagans R, Zuckerman EW. 2001. Networks, Diversity, and Productivity: The Social
Capital of Corporate R&D Teams. Organization Science 12(4): 502 - 517.
*Tsai, W. 2002. Social Structure of "Coopetition" Within a Multiunit Organization: Coordination, Competition, And Intraorganizational Knowledge Sharing. Organization Science 13(2) 179-190.
*Sorenson O. 2003. Interdependence and adaptability: Organizational learning and the long-term effect of integration. Management Science 49(4): 446-463.
*Garg, P. & Zhao, M. 2013. Shopping for the family: How intra-firm dynamics affect inter-firm knowledge source. Working paper.
Week 3. Performance & Learning
*Greve, H.R. 2008. A Behavioral Theory of Firm Growth: Sequential Attention to Size and Performance Goals. Academy of Management Journal 51(3) 476-494.
*Vissa, B. Greve, H.R., Chen, W-R. 2010. Business Group Affiliation and Firm Search Behavior in India: Responsiveness and Focus of Attention. Organization Science 21(3): 696-712.
*Greve HR. 2010. Positional ridigity: Low performance and resource acquisition in large and small firms. Strategic Management Journal 32(1): 103-114.
*Park, KM. 2007. Antecedents of convergence and divergence in strategic positioning: The effects of performance and aspiration on the direction of strategic change. Organization Science 18(3): 386-402.
Week 4. Inter-Firm Dynamics (1)
*Greve, H.R. 2005. Interorganizational learning and heterogeneous social structure. Organization Studies 26(7) 1025-1047.
*Ahuja, G. 2000. The Duality of Collaboration: Inducements and Opportunities in the Formation of Interfirm Linkages. Strategic Management Journal 21(3) 317 - 343.
*Sorenson, Olav, and Toby E. Stuart. 2008. "Bringing the Context Back In: Settings and the Search for Syndicate Partners in Venture Capital Investment Networks." Administrative Science Quarterly 53:266-294.
* Sorenson O, Waguespack DM. 2006. Social structure and exchange: Self-confirming dynamics in Hollywood. Administrative Science Quarterly 51(4): 560-589.
Week 5. Inter-Firm Dynamics (2)
*Greve, Henrich R., Joel A.C. Baum, Hitoshi Mitsuhashi and Tim J. Rowley. 2010. “Built to Last but Falling Apart: Cohesion, Friction and the Durability of Interfirm Alliances.” Academy of Management Journal, 52: 302-322.
*Park, S. 2012. The triad that binds: How common financial analyst coverage reveals different motivations of corporate leaders to maintain board interlocks. Working paper
*Shipilov, A. V. and S. X. Li. 2012. "The Missing Link: The Effect of Customers on the Formation of Relationships Among producers in the multiplex triads." Organization Science 23(2): 472-491.
*Baum, Joel A.C., Bill McEvily and Tim J. Rowley. 2012. “Better with Age? Tie Longevity and the Performance Implications of Bridging and Closure.” Organization Science 23(2): 529-546.
Week 6. Inter-Firm Dynamics (3)
*Williamson, PJ, and Daniel M. Cable. 2003. "Organizational Hiring Patterns, Interfirm Network Ties, and Interorganizational Imitation." Academy of Management Journal 46:349-358.
*Bae, J., Wezel, F. & Koo, J. 2011. Cross-cutting Ties, Organizational Density, and New Firm Formation in the Us Biotech Industry, 1994-1998. Academy of Management Journal, 54 (2), 295-311.
*Mohliver, Aharon Cohen. 2012. The legitimacy of corrupt practices: Geography of auditor advice and backdating of stock options. Working paper.
*Mahmood, I., Zhu, H., & Zajac, E. 2011. Where can capabilities come from? Network ties and capability acquisition in business groups. Strategic Management Journal 32(8): 820-848.
Other Suggested Readings
(On Ethics and Integrity)
Schminke M. 2009. Editor's Comments: The Better Angels of Our Nature--Ethics and Integrity in the Publishing Process. Academy of Management Review 34(4): 586-591
Hamilton, B.H., J.A. Nickerson. 2003. Correcting for endogeneity in strategic management research. Strategic Organization 1(1) 51-78.
Murray, M.P. 2006. Avoiding invalid instruments and coping with weak instruments. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 20(4): 111-132.
Bascle, G. 2008. Controlling for endogeneity with instrumental variables in strategic management research. Strategic Organization, 6: 285-327.
(Caution on Nonlinear-natured models)
Hoetker. 2007. The use of logit and probit models in strategic management research: Critical issues. Strategic Management Journal 28: 331-343.
Wiersema M. and Bowen H. 2009. The use of limited dependent variable techniques in strategy research: Issues and Methods. Strategic Management Journal 30:679-692.