Columbia University (CBS)
- Organizational Change (MBA level) – This course is focused on the nature
and process of organization change, and how to be an effective change agent in an
- Organizational Theory and Entrepreneurship –
This course begins with asking, "What is Entrepreneurship and what predicts it?" and then proceeds to address several topics where the sociologically-rooted tradition of organizational theory has made substantial contributions.
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
- Network Structures of Effective Management (MBA level) – This course explores
a manager?s use of social capital as the product of position in a social network
of relationships. (1998 – 2010)
- Frontiers of Organizational Sociology: Organizations and Environments (Ph.D.
level) – This seminar explores the major perspectives in organizational sociology
from 1977 to the present, with an emphasis on social structure and network models.
(2000 – 2010)
- Strategic Leadership (Executive MBA Level) – This course is the capstone
for the degree granting executive program. It uses a social capital and networks
approach to leadership to synthesize concepts from managerial psychology, competitive
strategy, human resources management, organizational strategy, and marketing strategy.
(2003 – 2010)
CURRENT PROJECTS AND WORKING PAPERS
- “Shaping Jazz: The Sociological Congruence of Firms and Markets in the Global
Emergence of Jazz.” Book under contract with Princeton University Press. This
book studies the emergence and standardization of the market for recorded jazz to
better understand how similar markets rise and crystallize. My focus is on the role
of organizations (firms) and geography (cities) in creating the emerging jazz canon
of jazz recordings. The book shows how firms and localized communities of musicians
shaped and were shaped by the market they created. [Stage: Draft 90% complete].
For correspondence regarding the book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Manuscripts Under Preparation for Submission
- “A Sociological Approach to Law Firm Market Position: Consequences for Openly Gay
Attorney Disclosures” with M. Walker and C. Beckman
Projects at Data Coding and Analysis Stage
- “Market Identities and Rap Lyrics” with E. Pontikes and G. Negro.
- “Dr. Livingstone, I Presume?: The Organization Of Small Worlds In Urban East Africa.
With G. Fine And D. Posner.
- “Securities Fraud and Law Firm – Corporate Client Ties” with E. Hyun.
- “The Social Structure of Interdisciplinary Interaction and Production Among Social
Scientists” with W. Powell.
Projects at Data Collection Stage
- “Choice and Context in Determining First MBA Employment: A Study of Career Choice,
Herding, and Gender Differences” with J. Merluzzi.
- “Economic Crisis and the Interfirm Mobility of Wall Street Financial Executives”.