The Atholl McBean Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources
Additional Administrative Titles
His most recent book, co-authored with Bob Sutton of the School of Engineering at Stanford, is Scaling Up Excellence. The book is a Wall Street Journal Best seller, and was included in the best business books to read in 2014 by Financial Times, Inc Magazine, Amazon, Forbes, Washington Post and the Library Journal.
His research has been published in journals such as the Administrative Science Quarterly, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science and Strategic Management Journal. He is also the author of “Market Rebels: How Activists Make or Break Radical Innovation”, Princeton University Press. 2009.
He served as the Editor of Administrative Science Quarterly, and has been a member of the editorial boards of American Journal of Sociology and Organization Science and Academy of Management Review. He has been a Member of the Organizational Innovation and Change Panel of the National Science Foundation.
He is a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Science, a Fellow of the Sociological Research Association and also a Fellow of the Academy of Management.
His teaching specialties include leading organizational change, building customer focused cultures, and organization design. He teaches courses on these topics to MBA and executive audiences. He has consulted with, and conducted executive workshops for, organizations such as Aon Corporation, British Petroleum, CEMEX, General Electric, Hearst Corporation, IBM, Mass Mutual, James Hardie Company, Seyfarth and Shaw. Additionally, he also worked with nonprofit organizations such as the American Cancer Society and governmental organizations such as the FBI and CIA, and the intelligence community.
Among the awards he has received are the Sidney Levy Teaching Award from the Kellogg School of Management, and the W. Richard Scott Distinguished Award for Scholarship from the American Sociological Association.
- PhD, Case Western Reserve University, 1989
- Post-Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, XLRI, India, 1980
- BA, Andhra University, India, 1978
- At Stanford University since 2005
- Richard L. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2002–2005
- Charles Howard Candler Professor of Management, Emory University Goizueta Business School, April–June 2002
- Professor of Organization & Management, Emory University Goizueta Business School, 2000–2002
- Associate Professor of Organization & Management, Emory University Goizueta Business School , 1995–2000;
- Assistant Professor of Organization & Management, Emory University Goizueta Business School, 1989–1994
Awards and Honors
- BP Faculty Fellow in Global Management for 2019–2020
- BP Faculty Fellow in Global Management, 2018–2019
- BP Faculty Fellow in Global Management, 2017–2018
- Fellow, Academy of Management, 2008
- Fellow of Sociological Research Association, American Sociological Association, 2007
- W. Richard Scott Distinguished Award for Scholarly Contributions, American Sociological Association, 2005
- Sidney Levy Award For Teaching, Kellogg School of Management, 2004
- Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Science, 2004
Executive Education & Other Non-Degree Programs
Stanford Case Studies
Stanford GSB Affiliations
Stanford University Affiliations
Service to the Profession
- Editor, Administrative Science Quarterly, 2008-2011
- Member, Macro-Organizational Behavior Society, 1997-present
- Consulting Editor, American Journal of Sociology, 2001-2003
- Member, Organization and Innovation Panel, National Science Foundation, 2000-2002
- Senior Editor, Organization Science, 2000-2002