Dean's Research Lecture Speakers

Speakers by Academic Year

2023 - 2024 Speakers

Addressing Societal Grand Challenges through Entrepreneurial Means

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Violina Rindova, Associate Dean of Research & PhD Programs, Dean's Leadership Circle Chair, and Professor of Strategy at Merage School of Business, UC Irvine

Violina Rindova

Institutional Displacement: Reconfiguring Public Libraries in the Digital Era

Friday, February 9, 2024

Wanda Orlikowski, Professor of Information Technologies & Organization Studies, Sloan School of Management at MIT

Wanda Orlikowski

The Devil You Know: Human Capital Selection in Temporary Organizations

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Sekou Bermiss, Associate Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, UNC Kenon-Flagler

Sekou Bermiss

2022 - 2023 Speakers

To be added soon!

2021 - 2022 Speakers

To be added soon!

2020 - 2021 Speakers

Trust, Cooperation, and Prosocial Behavior with Information Technologies

Friday, March 19, 2021

Dr. Coye Cheshire, Professor, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley

Coye Cheshire

Saying no: Examining executives’ refusal of corporate directives 

Friday, April 16, 2021

Dr. Gerardo Okhuysen, Professor, Organization and Management, Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine

Gerardo Okhuysen

Team Wellbeing 

Friday, May 21, 2021

Dr. Andrea Hollingshead, Professor, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California

Andrea Hollingshead

2018 - 2019 Speakers

May 3, 2019

Mary Tripsas, Associate Professor, Carroll School of Management, Boston College

Mary Tripsas

May 17, 2019

Nathanael Fast, Professor of Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Nate Fast

May 31, 2019

Siobhan O'Mahony, Associate Professor in Strategy and Innovation at the Boston University Questrom School of Business and the Academic Director of Research and Curriculum for Innovate at Boston University Questrom School of Business

Siobhan O'Mahony

2017 - 2018 Speakers

Knowledge and Social Networks that Predict Breakthroughs and Professional Success in Science and Technology

January 29. 2018

Brian Uzzi, Professor of Sociology and Engineering at Northwestern University

Brian Uzzi

How the West was Won by Data​

March 2, 2018

Geof Bowker, Professor at the University of California, Irvine

Geof Bowker

Acceleration as Mitigation: Whether and When Process Solutions Can Address Gender Bias in Entrepreneurship

April 6, 2018

Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor, University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management

 Sarah Kaplan


The Political Economy of Innovation in China

May 4, 2018

Heather Haveman, Professor of Sociology and Business at the University of California, Berkeley

 ​​Heather Haveman


2016 - 2017 Speakers

Flash organizations: Crowdsourcing complex work via reconfigurable organizational structures

October 7, 2016

Melissa Valentine, Assistant Professor of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University

Melissa Valentine

Low-Overhead, Action-Oriented Team Science in International Contexts

October 28, 2016

Scott Poole, David L. Swanson Professor of Communication, University of Illinois

scott poole

The specter of testifying: Forensic scientists as advocates for the evidence

December 2, 2016

Beth Bechky, Jacob B. Melnick Term Professor of Management and Organizations, New York University

Beth Bechky

The reconstitution of work practices during a radical hospital transformation

January 13, 2017

Samer Faraj, Professor of Technology, Management & Healthcare, McGill University

Samer Faraj

February 3, 2017

Brad Staats, Associate Professor of Operations, University of North Carolina

Brad Staats

March 17, 2017

Linda Argote, David M. Kirr & Barbara A. Kirr Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory, Carnegie Mellon University

Linda Argote

April 7, 2017

Melissa Mazmanian, Associate Professor of Informatics, University of California, Irvine

Melissa Mazmanian

May 19, 2017

Ron Burt, Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy, University of Chicago

Ron Burt

June 2, 2017

Janet Vertesi, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Princeton University

Janet Vertesi


2015 - 2016 Speakers

Giving Ideas That Won’t Get Rejected: How Personal Identity Relates to Idea-Taking in Creative Collaboration

May 27, 2016 

Kimberly Elsbach, Professor of Management and Associate Dean for Instruction, Stephen G. Newberry Endowed Chair in Leadership, UC Davis Graduate School of Management 

Kimberly Elsbach

Between conception and creation: Uncertainty, commitment, and the innovation of penicillin

May 17, 2016

Andrew Hargadon, Professor of Technology Management, Charles J. Soderquist Chair in Entrepreneurship, UC Davis Graduate School of Management

Andrew Hargadon

The Advocacy Trap: When legitimacy-building inhibits organizational learning

March 11, 2016

Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School

Amy Edmonsen

Putting your Best Self to Work: How Best-Self Activation Influences Emotions, Physiology, and Employment Relationships

November 13, 2015

Daniel Cable, Professor, Organisational Behaviour, London Business School

Daniel Cable