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Administrative Science Quarterly, owned and managed by the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, has been at the cutting edge of organizational studies since the field began. This top-tier journal regularly publishes the best theoretical and empirical papers based on dissertations and on the evolving and new work of more established scholars, as well as interdisciplinary work in organizational theory, and informative book reviews.

Recent Media Mentions

2013 Articles

Lisa E. Cohen (McGill University) and Joseph P. Broschak (University of Arizona), “Whose Jobs Are These? The Impact of the Proportion of Female Managers on the Number of New Management Jobs Filled by Women versus Men,” December 2013; 58(4); 509-541.

National Affairs: Whose Jobs Are These?

The FINANCIAL: Why Are Female Managers in Short Supply?


Sun Hyun Park (University of Southern California) and James D. Westphal (University of Michigan), “Social Discrimination in the Corporate Elite: How Status Affects the Propensity for Minority CEOs to Receive Blame for Low Firm Performance ,” December 2013; 58(4); 542-586.

National Affairs: Not another white guy


Emily C. Bianchi (Emory University), “The Bright Side of Bad Times: The Affective Advantages of Entering the Workforce in a Recession,” December 2013; 58(4); 587-623.

Businessweek: Recession-Era Grads Report Higher Job Satisfaction

The Daily Stat: People Who Join the Labor Force in Recessions Are Happier with Their Jobs

Financial Times: The Unexpected Advantage of Graduating in a Recession

Georgia Public Broadcasting: Recession Graduates Are...Happier?

Harvard Business Review: Recession Grads May End Up Happier in the Long Run

Huffington Post: The Upside of Starting Your Career in a Recession

Insead Knowledge: Muted Recession Graduates

LinkedIn: It’s Better to Start Your Career in a Recession

Organizational musings: Recession Graduates: Do Today’s Young People Complain Less Than They Should?

Parade: Can Recent College Grads Have a Fulfilling Career Despite the Economy? Recession Graduates Happier with Their Jobs, Study Finds

University Herald: Recession Graduates Have Greater Job Satisfaction, Study

The The Upside of Graduating During a Recession

YahooFinance: Why You’re Better Off Graduating in a Recession


Scott D. Graffin (University of Georgia), Jonathan Bundy (University of Georgia), Joseph F. Porac (New York University), James B. Wade (Emory University) and Dennis P. Quinn (Georgetown University), “Falls from Grace and the Hazards of High Status: The 2009 British MP Expense Scandal and Its Impact on Parliamentary Elites,” September 2013; 58(3); 313-345.

Georgetown University News: Research Shows Elite Get More Scrutiny than Others during Scandals

MarketWatch: What Causes Elites to Fall from Grace: Is it Hubris or the Price of Fame?

Organizational musings: Heart Medicine Cheating: Are the Top Firms the Worst Firms?


Mary Hunter-McDonnell (Georgetown University) and Brayden King (Northwestern University), “Keeping Up Appearances: Reputational Threat and Impression Management after Social Movement Boycotts,” September 2013; 58(3); 387-419.

The Atlantic Wire: The Russian Vodka Boycott is Working, Whether You Like It or Not

Organizational musings: “We Are Nice Too”: How Firms Deal with Problems

Wall Street Journal: Morning Risk Report: Donating to Charities in Face of Boycott


Metin Sengul (Boston College) and Javier Gimeno (INSEAD, France), “Constrained Delegation: Limiting Subsidiaries’ Decision Rights and Resources in Firms That Compete across Multiple Industries,” September 2013; 58(3); 420-471.

Market Business News: Corporations financially handcuff subsidiaries to reduce aggressive competition

Science Daily: Deciding When 'Not' to Maximize Profits: How and Why Some Corporations Sabotage Their Own Subsidiaries


M.K. Chin, Donald C. Hambrick and Linda K. Treviño, (all at The Pennsylvania State University), "Political Ideologies of CEOs: The Ince of Executives' Values on Corporate Social Responsibility," June 2013; 58(2); 197-232.

National Affairs: Political Ideologies of CEOs: The Influence of Executives' Values on Corporate Social Responsibility

Organizational musings: Oil Sand Waste and Politics: Why Executive Values Matter

Penn State Smeal College of Business's Research with Impact: Shades of Red, Blue in Corner Offices: Do Executives Bring Their Politics to Work?

Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: CEO's Political Ideologies and CSR


Wolf-Christian Gerstner (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), Andreas König) (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg), Albrecht Enders, (IMD International) and Donald C. Hambrick (The Pennsylvania State University), “CEO Narcissism, Audience Engagement, and Organizational Adoption of Technological Discontinuities,” June 2013; 58(2); 257-291.

Business Personalities: Narzisstische Vorstandschefs bringen bahnbrechende Innovationen hervor

Fau Aktuell: Selbstverliebte Vorstandschefs investieren häufiger in bahnbrechende Technologien

Forbes: The 25 Most Narcissistic CEOs in Tech

Harvard Business Review’s The Daily Stat: Narcissistic CEOs Take Bold Action When There’s an Appreciative Audience

INSEAD blog: Jugaad Cars: Carlos Ghosn and Disruptive Innovation

National Affairs: CEO Narcissism, Audience Engagement, and Organizational Adoption of Technological Discontinuities

Organizational musings: Jugaad Cars: Carlos Ghosn and Disruptive Innovation

Report Psychologie: Der Mut der Selbstverliebten

Science Watch: Arijit Chatterjee & Donald C. Hambrick Discuss Their Research Regarding CEOs with Narcissistic Tendencies

Swiss Radio and Television: Narzissmus unter CEOs, Radio Podcast by Latharina Bochsler, PhD.

Zeit Online: Selbstverliebte Chefs sind innovativer


Daniel M. Cable, (London Business School), Francesca Gino (Harvard University) and Bradley R. Staats (University of North Carolina),”Breaking Them In or Eliciting Their Best? Reframing Socializing around Newcomers ‘Authentic Self-expression,” March 2013; 58(1); 1-36.

Forbes: First Minutes Are Critical in New-Employee Orientation Negotiations: The Business, The Team Or The Individual..?

Harvard Business Review’s The Daily Stat: Don’t Make New Hires Conform; Instead, Focus on Their Strengths

Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge: First Minutes are Critical in New-Employee Orientation

MIT Sloan Management Review: Reinventing Employee Onboarding

Organizational musings: Lean In or Shake Hands: How Women (and Men) Meet Corporations

Virtual-Strategy Magazine: The Treer Group Takes a New Approach to Building Employee Loyalty, Citing a New Industry Study

Wall Street Journal: Companies Try to Make the First Day for New Hires More Fun


Linus Dahlander, (ESMT European School of Management and Technology) and Daniel A. McFarland (Stanford University),”Ties That Last: Tie Formation and Persistence in Research Collaborations over Time,” March 2013; 58(1); 69-110.

EconBiz: Ties that last: tie formation and persistence in research collaborations over time

Forbes: Why Success Can Ruin Your Team: The Case of Guns N’ Roses


András Tilcsik, (University of Toronto) and Christopher Marquis (Harvard University), “Punctuated Generosity: How Mega-events and Natural Disasters Affect Corporate Philanthropy in U.S. Communities,” March 2013; 58(1); 111-148.

Before it’s News: Philanthropy and Locality

The Economist: Moved to generosity

Evolved Employer: How Local Events Affect Corporate Philanthropy

Forbes: The Link between Super Bowl L and Asking Apple for Money

Forbes: How Sporting Events and Natural Disasters Shake Up Corporate Philanthropy

Organizational Musings: Ups and Downs: Communities and Corporate Giving Following Events and Disasters Why the Super Bowl’s Location Matters: Local Ties Still Bind Corporations

Science 2.0: Is Hosting the Olympics Good for Local Charities? The Psychology of Philanthropy

Science Daily: Why the Super Bowl’s Location Matters: Local Ties Still Bind Corporations


Lori Qingyuan Yue (University of Southern California), Jiao Luo (University of Minnesota) and Paul Ingram (Columbia University), “The Failure of Private Regulation: Elite Control and Market Crises in the Manhattan Banking Industry,” March 2013; 58(1); 37-68.

Academic Radar: When the pack itself takes care of the wolves

Organizational musings: Who Regulates the Markets? Price Fixing in Interest Rates, and now also Gold?


James R. Detert (Cornell University), Ethan R. Burris (University of Texas at Austin), David A. Harrison (University of Texas at Austin) and Sean R. Martin (Cornell University) “Voice Flows to and around Leaders: Understanding When Units Are Helped or Hurt by Employee Voice,” December 2013; 58(4); 624-668.

Organizational musings: Tell Your Boss About the Problem if You Have One


2012 Articles

Hayagreeva Rao and Sunasir Dutta (both at Stanford University), “Free Spaces as Organizational Weapons of the Weak: Religious Festivals and Regimental Mutinies in the 1857 Bengal Native Army,” December 2012; 57(4); 625-668.

Mobilizing Ideas: Mayer Zald: The Johnny Appleseed of Organization Sociology

Organizational musings: The Bengal Army Mutiny, the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street Free spaces and social movements


Michael S. Dahl (Aalborg University), Cristian L. Dezső (University of Maryland) and David Gaddis Ross (Columbia Business School), “Fatherhood and Managerial Style: How a Male CEO’s Children Affect the Wages of His Employees,” December 2012; 57(4); 669-693.

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Study: When male CEOs have 1st child, workers’ pay suffers

Biz Beat blog: Study: When male CEOs have 1st child, workers’ pay suffers

Boston Business Journal: When a male CEO has a son, employees’ pay suffers

Boston Globe: Only the good can buy elections And more surprising insights from the social sciences

Businessweek: When Male CEOs Have Kids, Employees Make Less Money

Daily Mail (UK): Baby boom or bust: Salaries are affected by whether your male boss has a son or daughter

Experimental and Behavioral Economics: Why Men Need Women

Financial Times: Fatherhood is no degree in management

Forbes: Why Does Your Salary Go Down When Your Boss Has a Child?

Harvard Business Review’s The Daily Stat: Salaries Rise after CEO’s Wife Has First-Born Daughter

HNGN, Headlines & Global News: Are Men With Daughters More Generous? Pay Raise Can Be Affected By Gender Of Employer's Children

Huffington Post: The 'Women' Effect: Women Have More Influence on Men's Behavior Than Previously Thought, and It's Changing Corporate America

International Business Times: Bosses with Daughters Pay More. Is the Staff at Kensington Palace Due for a Pay Cut Then? blog: The ‘Women’ Effect: Women Have More Influence on Men’s Behavior than Previously Thought, and It’s Changing Corporate America Michael S. Dahl, Cristian L. Dezső, David Gaddis Ross

Madame Noire: Male CEOs With Daughters Pay Their Employees Better Wages, Says Recent Study

MORE magazine: Want a Raise? Work for a Man with Daughters

National Affairs: Fatherhood and Managerial Style: How a Male CEO’s Children Affect the Wages of His Employees

New York Times: Why Men Need Women

New Zealand Herald: Daughters make men more generous (Australia): WANT to get a pay rise this year?

Orlando Business Journal: How your pay is impacted by your CEO’s kids

Organizational musings: Your CEO’s Child: How it Affects your Wages

SayPeople: Male CEO’s newborn babies affect the salaries of the workers

Stanford University’s Gender News: Fathers as leaders: How CEOs' children affect employee wages

Time: No Cigar: CEOs Hand Out Pay Cuts after Becoming Dads

Wall Street Journal: How a Male CEO’s Kids Affect His Workers’ Pay

WGNO: Want a raise at work? Better hope your boss has a daughter! blog: Becoming a father makes CEO’s less generous


Alison R. Fragale (University of North Carolina), John J. Sumanth (Southern Methodist University), Larissa Z. Tiedens (Stanford University) and Gregory B. Northcraft (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Appeasing Equals: Lateral Deference in Organizational Communication,” September 2012; 57(3); 373-406.

Harvard Business Review’s The Daily Stat: Why You’re More Deferential to Peers than the Boss in Your Emails


Ethan S. Bernstein, (Harvard University),”The Transparency Paradox: A Role for Privacy in Organizational Learning and Operational Control,” June 2012; 57(2); 181-216. (UK): Cohen Award Winner Published in June ASQ Journal

Cornell Enterprise Online: Administrative Science Quarterly garners recognition from the Academy of Management

DeansTalk: The Transparency Paradox, A Role for Privacy in Organizational Learning and Operational Control - Administrative Science Quarterly

The Boston Globe: Productivity Trick: Hide!

Organizational musings: Sharing Less to Learn More

Times of India Blogs: The Transparency Paradox Lost improvements - transparency paradox


Heidi K. Gardner (Harvard Business School), “Performance Pressure as a Double-edged Sword,” March 2012; 57(1); 1-46.

Cornell Enterprise Online: How Difference Makes a Difference

Canadian Lawyer magazine: New voice but same words

National Affairs: Performance Pressure as a Double-edged Sword: Enhancing Team Motivation but Undermining the Use of Team Knowledge

Organizational musings: Pressure and Clever Ideas: How Teams Mess Up


Robb Willer (University of California, Berkeley), Francis J. Flynn (Stanford University) and Sonya Zak (Los Angeles, CA), “Structure, Identity and Solidarity: A Comparative Field Study of Generalized and Direct Exchange,” March 2012; 57(1); 119-155.

Science Direct: Freecycling Has Viral Effect on Community Spirit and Generosity


2011 Articles

Alexandra Michel (University of Southern California), “Transcending Socialization: A Nine-Year Ethnography of the Body’s Role in Organizational Control and Knowledge Workers’ Transformation”, September 2011; 56 (3); 325-368.

Television and Radio

Bloomberg TV Interview: USC's Michel on Overworked Wall Street Bankers

CNBC TV Interview: Stress for Investment Bankers Too High?

Deutsches Anleger Fernsehen:  Ex-Wall Street Bankerin Michel - Warum Sie Ihren Job an den Nagel haengte

Deutsches Anleger Fernsehen: Alexandra Michel: Aus dem Leben eines Investmentbankers

NPR Radio Interview: Investment Banking Hard on the Mind and Body

Print and Online Press

Adevarul (Romania): Jobul Într-o bancă te poate Îmbolnăvi pe viaţă

American Public Media’s Marketplace: Investment banking hard on the mind and body

Business Insider:Investment Banking May Cause Insomnia, Alcoholism, Heart Palpitations, Eating Disorders And Explosive Temper

Capital (France):Banquier à Wall Street, un métier dangereux pour la santé

Das Investment (Germany): Investmentbanker: Fleißig, krank, leistungsschwach

Der Spiegel (Germany): Unter Wall Street Bankern Ihr Seid Ja Alle Krank

Der Standard (Austria): Damit schafft man sich goldene Handschellen

Der Standard (Austria): Das harte Leben an der Wall Street

Detik Health (Indonesia): Gangguan Kesehatan Serius Banyak Dialami Bankir

Die (Austria): Banker und ihre 120-Stunden-Wochen

El Confidencial (Spain):Los banqueros de inversión, bajo el microscopio

EL CRONISTA (Argentina): Trabajar en Wall Street, una actividad que pone en peligro la salud

Everyday Health: Investment Banking May Tax Your Health

Exame (Brazil): Sete Perguntas para Alexandra Michel

Fierce Finance: The sad personal toll of investment banking

Forbes: Wall Street Hours Mean Health Troubles

Format (Austria): Krank und ohne Freunde: Die Kehrseite der Wall Street

Fox News: Banking may be bad for your health

Handelsblatt (Germany): Wenn Banker Ihren Körper missbrauchen

Here Is The City: Investment Bankers End Up Sleep-Deprived

Houston Business Journal: Is Investment Banking a Health Hazard

Il Sole 24 Ore (Italy):Insonnia, cardiopatie, disturbi alimentari: cosÌ la finanza nuoce alla salute dei professionisti

Los Angeles Times: USC Study Shows the Price Wall Streeters Pay for Success

Main Post (Germany):Die Kehrseite der Wall Street

Main Street: On Wall Street, Long Office Hours Lead to Health Troubles

MSNBC: Investment Banking Should Come with a Health Warning, Study Shows

Negocios (Portugal):Quando a cabeça não tem juÍzo...

New York Observer: Study: Investment Banking Is Bad for You

New York Post: Investment banking can b dangerous for health, study shows

New York Times: Banking May Be Hazardous to Your Health

The New Yorker: The Cult of Overwork

Newser: Investment Banking Hazardous to Your Health

n-tv (Germany):Die Kehrseite der Wall Street

Oman Daily Observer: Where success takes toll on the financial elite's health

The Street: Wall Street Hours Mean Health Troubles

Time Magazine: Study: Working on Wall Street Is Bad for Your Health

Wall Street Journal: Hazard of the Trade: Bankers' Health

WestDeutsche Zeitung (Germany): Studie: Die Kehrseite der Wall Street


Matthew Bidwell (University of Pennsylvania), “Paying More to Get Less: The Effects of External Hiring versus Internal Mobility”; September 2011; 56(3); 369-407.

Business Digest: Recruitment: Three good reasons to favor internal promotion

Business Insider: Companies Prefer to Pay New Hires More Money to Do Less Work

Canadian HR Reporter: Compensation & Rewards: The upside of promoting from Within

FindLaw for Legal Professionals: Better to Promote Than Hire Externally: Study

FindLaw for Legal Professionals: External Hires More Expensive Than Promotions: Study

Forbes: Why Promoting from Within Usually Beats Hiring from Outside

Huff Post News and Trends: Small Business: Job Promotions More Effective Than External Hiring: Survey Says

The Globe and Mail (Canada): Paying more to get less: The cost of external hiring

Time Business: Why External Hires Get Paid More, and Perform Worse, than Internal Staff

Wall Street Journal: An Inside Job: More Firms Opt to Recruit from Within

Wall Street Journal: Is It Better to Promote from Within?


Arijit Chatterjee (ESSEC) and Donald C. Hambrick (The Pennsylvania State University), “Executive Personality, Capability Cues and Risk Taking: How Narcissistic CEOs React to Their Successes and Stumbles,” Administrative Science Quarterly June 2011; 56(2); 202-237.

Business Insider: Steve Jobs May Have Been an Arrogant Jerk, but He Wasn’t a Narcissist

Forbes: New Study: Egomaniacs Make the Best Leaders

Forbes: Why Narcissistic CEOs Kill Their Companies

GovLoop: Do You Have to Be Narcissistic To Be an Elected Official?

NY Times DealBook: A Mirror Can Be a Dangerous Tool for Some C.E.O.’s

Science Watch: Arijit Chatterjee & Donald C. Hambrick Discuss Their Research Regarding CEOs with Narcissistic Tendencies

The Economic Times (India): Narcissist CEOs Think They are Indispensable and beyond the Board

The Economic Times (India): Why Narcissism is a Tolerated, Even Encouraged, Trait among CEOs

The Globe and Mail: Narcissistic Bosses and Why You Should Love Them

The Village Voice: Narcissistic Jerk-Wads Make the Best Leaders, Study Says

Washington Post: Good News for CEOs with Big Egos?


2010 Articles

Emilio J. Castilla (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Stephen Benard (Indiana University), “The Paradox of Meritocracy in Organizations,” Administrative Science Quarterly December 2010; 55(4); 543-676.

Authentic Organizations: Why Do Meritocracies Hurt Women?

Compensation Café: Pay for Performance? You’ve Got to Be Kidding!

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Bridging the Research-Practice Gap: The Paradox of Meritocracy

Harvard Business Review’s The Daily Stat: Why Pay Flourishes in Meritocracies

Human Resource Executive Online: Researchers Find ‘The Paradox of Meritocracy’

The Boston Globe: The Problem with Meritocracy

The Globe and Mail (Canada): You Can’t Get Ahead on Merit Alone