Academic Appointments

2016 - present
Assistant Professor, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

2007 - 2016
Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
(On leave: July – December 2010; January – August 2013)

 

Education

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
PhD in Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, 2007
Advisors:  Edward J. Zajac, Hayagreeva Rao

New York University, New York, New York
MBA in Management and Finance, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, 2001

Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
MA in Eastern European Studies and International Economics, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, 1997

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
BSFS in International Economics, 1994

 

Research Interests

Organizational ethics; organizational misconduct; stigma, status and reputation

Corporate governance

Social movements; Institutional change

Organizational legitimacy; symbolic management; impression management

 

Publications

Jo-Ellen Pozner and Jared D. Harris. 2016. Who Bears the Brunt? A Review and Research Agenda for the Consequences of Organizational Wrongdoing for Individuals. In D. Palmer, R. Greenwood, & K. Smith-Crowe (Eds.), Organizational Wrongdoing. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Paul M. Hirsch, Jo-Ellen Pozner and Mary Katherine Stimmer. 2016. Shattering Glass-Steagall: The Power of Financial Industries to Overcome Restraints. In I. Ertürk and D. Gabor (Editors). The Routledge Companion To Banking Regulation And Reform. London: Routledge. 

Jo-Ellen Pozner and Katarina Sikavica. 2013. Paradise Sold: Resource Partitioning, Identity and Strategy in the Organic Farming Industry.   In Special Issue on Social Movements, Civil Society and Corporations. Organization Studies.  Organization Studies, 34 (5-6): 623-651.

Jo-Ellen Pozner. 2012. Departure Status: The Effect of Dissolving Ties with a Misconduct Firm on Director Labor Market Outcomes.  Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management.

Jo-Ellen Pozner, Mary Kate Stimmler and Paul M. Hirsch. 2010. Terminal Isomorphism and the Self-Destructive Potential of Success: Lessons from Subprime Mortgage Origination and Securitization.  In Markets on Trial: The Economic Sociology of the U.S. Financial Crisis. Lounsbury, M. & Hirsch, P.M. (Editors). Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 30A: 183–215.

Henrich Greve, Donald Palmer, and Jo-Ellen Pozner.  2010.  Organizations Gone Wild: The Causes, Processes, and Consequences of Organizational Misconduct. The Academy of Management Annals, 4(1): 53-107.

Jo-Ellen Pozner.  2009. The Privacy Advocates (Book Review).  Administrative Science Quarterly, 54(2): 334-337.

Jo-Ellen Pozner. 2008. Stigma and Settling Up: An Integrated Approach to the Consequences of Organizational Misconduct for Organizational Elites. Journal of Business Ethics, 80(1): 141-150.

Michaela DeSoucey, Jo-Ellen Pozner, Corey Fields, Kerry Dobransky, and Gary Alan Fine. 2008. Memory and Sacrifice: An Embodied Theory of Martyrdom. Cultural Sociology, 2(1): 97-119.

Leigh Thompson and Jo-Ellen Pozner. 2007. Organizational Behavior.  In Social psychology: A handbook of basic principles (2nd ed.) Higgins, E. T., & Kruglanski, A. W. (Editors). New York: Guilford Press: 913-939.

Henrich Greve, Jo-Ellen Pozner and Hayagreeva Rao. 2006.  Vox Populi: Resource Partitioning, Organizational Proliferation and the Cultural Impact of the Insurgent Micro-Radio Movement. American Journal of Sociology, 112(3): 802-837.

Henrich Greve, Jo-Ellen Pozner and Hayagreeva Rao. 2010.  Vox Veritatis: Reply to Brinson. American Journal of Sociology, 116(2): 656-662.

Jo-Ellen Pozner and Hayagreeva Rao.  2006. Fighting a Common Foe: Enmity, Identity and Cooperative Strategy.  In Ecology and Strategy. Baum, Joel A.C., Dobrev Stanislav D., & van Witteloostuijn, Arjen (Editors). Advances in Strategic Management, 23: 445-479.

Paul Hirsch and Jo-Ellen Pozner. 2005. To Avoid Surprises, Acknowledge the Dark Side: Illustrations from Securities Analysts. Strategic Organization, 3 (2): 229-238.

 

Manuscripts Under Review and Working Papers

Jo-Ellen Pozner, Emily Block, and Karen Patterson.  Creative Positioning: Niche Width, Niche Overlap, and Innovation in Television Programming, 1980-2009.  

Jo-Ellen Pozner and Kelly Patterson. Status Spillovers and Director Labor Market Outcomes Following Misconduct. 

Jo-Ellen Pozner, Aharon Cohen Mohliver, and Celia Moore.  Paying Attention to Misconduct: How Firm Misconduct is Interpreted Differently in the Post-Sarbanes-Oxley Era. (Finalist, Best Empirical Paper on Environmental and Social Practice Award, OMT Division, Academy of Management, 2015.)

Jo-Ellen Pozner, Ivana Naumovska, and Edward Zajac. High Performance Language: The Symbolic Management of Quarterly Earnings.

Jo-Ellen Pozner, Cameron Verhaal, Katarina Sikavica, Michaela DeSoucey, and Emily Block. Bottle Revolution: Constructing Producer and Consumer Identity in the Craft Beer Industry.

Elliot Sherman, Jo-Ellen Pozner and Barry Staw. Individuals’ Reputation Repair in the Wake of Scandal.

Celia Moore, Aharon Cohen Mohliver, Colleen Stuart and Jo-Ellen Pozner.  Recidivism in Organizational Misconduct.

Jo-Ellen Pozner and David Gomulya.  Attributions and Stigma in Insider and Outsider Turnover Following Misconduct.

  

Refereed Presentations

2015     
Individuals’ Reputation Repair in the Wake of Scandal. Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC.

Authenticity and Identity in the Craft Beer Industry. European Group for Organizational Studies, Athens, Greece.
                  ---- Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC.
Paying Attention to Misconduct: Explaining Why Corporate Responses to Earnings Restatements Changed After Sarbanes-Oxley. Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC.

2014     
Bottle Revolution: Constructing Producer and Consumer Identity in the Craft Beer Industry. European Group for Organizational Studies, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

                  --- INFORMS, San Francisco, California.
The Impact of Regulation on Reactions to Firm Misconduct. Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.
When Do Language Wrappers Matter? Market Reactions to Language Use in Earnings Announcements. Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.
The Impact of Organizational Field Position on Recombinant Innovation. American Sociological Association Meetings, San Francisco, CA.

2013     
Institutional Innovation and Multi-Stakeholder Dynamics in the U.S. Television Industry. INFORMS.  Minneapolis, MN.

2012     
Departure Status: The Effect of Dissolving Ties with a Misconduct Firm on Director Labor Market Outcomes.  Academy of Management, Boston, MA.
Creative Positioning: Field Influences on Creative Propensities in Television, 1944-2008. Western Academy of Management, San Diego, CA.

2011     
Creative Positioning: Field Influences on Creative Propensities in Television, 1944-2008. 2011. Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX.

Organizational Misconduct: Who Cheats More and How Do They Respond When Discovered? Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX (Presenter and symposium organizer).

2009     
Paradise Sold: Resource Partitioning, Identity and Strategy in the Organic Farming Industry. Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.

2008     
Stigmatization, Pollution, Signaling and Symbolism: Restatements and the Market for Directors. Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA.
Profits for Prophets: Invisibility in Organizational Life (with Tina Dacin and Michaela DeSoucey). European Group for Organizational Studies, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2007     
Board Power and Perception Management following Earnings Restatements. Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.
Organizational Size, Performance, and Frequency-Based Imitation: A Test of Competing Hypotheses. Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.
Profits to Prophets: Feeding Identities at the Fringe (with Tina Dacin and Michaela DeSoucey). Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.

2006     
Settling Up, Scapegoating and Stigma:  Earnings Restatements and the Symbolic Contest for Corporate Control. Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA.

Sense-Giving as Corporate Strategy: Antecedents and Consequences of the Use of Symbolic Language in Corporate Quarterly Earnings Announcements. Academy of Management, Atlanta, GA (Best Symposium Award Winner).
Explaining Firm Performance. 6th Annual London Business School Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference on Business Research, London, UK. 

2005     
Explaining Firm Performance. Strategic Management Society Meetings, Orlando, FL.  (Booz Allen Hamilton/SMS PhD Fellowship Winner).

Beyond Dependence: A Political Capital Perspective on Power in Organizations. American Sociological Association Meetings, Philadelphia, PA.

2004     
Vox Populi: Resource Partitioning and the Birth of Insurgent Low Power Radio Stations. Academy of Management, New Orleans, LA.

2003     
Power and Political Capital in Organizations: An Integrative Perspective. Academy of Management, Seattle, WA.

The Contingent Value of Political Capital in Organizations. 3rd Annual London Business School Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference on Business Research, London, UK.

 

Invited Presentations

2015     
University of California, Irvine, Paul Merage School of Business, Strategy

Boston College, Carroll School of Business, Management and Organization
University of Arizona, Eller College of Management, Management and Organization
Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business, Management
San Francisco State University, College of Business, Management
Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bank, San Francisco, CA
Junior Organizational Theory Conference, Toronto, ON
Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services Department, City of San Jose, CA

2014     
University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, Management and Organization

University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, Management and Organization
Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business, Organizational Behavior
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin School of Business, Management and HR
University of Alberta, Alberta Business School, Strategic Management and Organization
Junior Organizational Theory Conference, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Doctoral Student Consortium, Western Academy of Management, Napa, California

2012     
Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School, Strategy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Business, Management
University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business, Management
Santa Clara University, Leavey School of Business Management
INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN

2011     
Grants for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2010     
Markets on Trial Conference, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

2009     
Queen’s University, School of Business, Strategy and Organization
University of Virginia, McIntyre School of Commerce/Darden School of Business

2008     
University of Michigan, Ross School of Business, Management and Organizations
University of California, Berkeley, Sociology
Panelist, “The Questions OMT Asks: What has been Neglected?” Academy of Management Meetings, Anaheim, CA.

2007     
University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business, Management and Organizations
Columbia University, Columbia Business School, Management

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, Organization Studies
University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business, Management
London Business School, Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behaviour
INSEAD, Strategy
University of Texas, Austin, McCombs School of Business, Management

2006     
Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Organizational Behavior
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, Organizations and Strategy
Penn State University, Smeal College of Business, Management

 

Conference and Session Organization

A Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Fraud and Misconduct
October 2013, Berkeley, CA

Working on the Dark Side: A Paper Development Workshop for New Research in Organizational Misconduct
2012 Academy of Management Meetings, Boston, MA
2009 Academy of Management Meetings, Chicago, IL

New and Returning Member Networking and Research Forum, OMT Division
2015 Academy of Management Meetings, Vancouver, BC

 

Graduate Student Supervision

Dissertation Committee Chair/Co-Chair
Fiona Kun Yao, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2013
Mary Katherine Stimmler, Google, 2013

Dissertation Committee Member
Emily Choi, University of Texas at Dallas, 2012
Nydia MacGregor, Santa Clara University, 2011
Atul Teckchandani, California State University, Fullerton, 2010

Visiting scholars
Wojtek Kulczycki, Technische Universität München, 2015-16
Sarah Tischer, University of Hamburg, 2015
Simone Errico, University of Roma3, 2011

 

Teaching

Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
MBA and Evening-Weekend MBA Programs

MBA/EWMBA 292T: Topics in Socially Responsible Business/Corporate Governance (2015-16)
MBA/
EWMBA 205: Leading People (2009-2012, 2015)
MBA 205L: Leadership (2007-2009)

PhD Program

PHDBA 259B: Macro-Organizational Behavior (2014-16)
PHDBA 259S: MORS Colloquium (2007, 2015)

Haas-Berkeley Center for Executive Education

Leading Change through Organizational Culture (2013-16)
Leadership and Leadership Style (2012-16)
Leading for Innovation (2016)
Leading for Organizational Change (2016)
Interpersonal Style (2016)
Leading High-Performing Teams (2016)

Vision, Values, Goals and Incentives (2015)
Corporate Governance (2014)
Women and Leadership (2014)

Haas Center for Teaching Excellence

Communicating for Teaching Effectiveness (2013)
Turning Around Teaching Experience (2012)

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
MBA and Evening-Weekend MBA Programs

MORS 470: Negotiation Strategies (2006)
Conceptual Issues in Management: Leading High-Impact Teams (2005-2007)

 

Research Grants

Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California, Berkeley, Research Support Award, 2008-14.
Coleman Center for Risk Management Openlink Research Grant, 2009-2010.
University of California Committee on Research, Faculty Research Grant, 2007-09.
University of California Committee on Research, Research Assistantship Grant, 2007-09.
Clogg Scholarship Award (Sociology), ASA Sociology Methods Section and the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, June 2004.
Pew Fellowship for the Study of International Diplomacy, Georgetown University, 1993-94.

 

Professional Affiliations

Academy of Management
American Sociological Association
European Group for Organizational Studies
INFORMS
Strategic Management Society

 

Professional Service

Editorial Review Board Member
Administrative Science Quarterly, 2016-present
Organization Science, 2008 – present

Chair, Research Committee  
Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management, 2015-present
Reviewer, 2010-2015

Ad Hoc Reviewer
Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, California Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Management Science, Organization Studies, Socio-Economic Review, Sociological Forum, Strategic Management Journal

Review Committee Member, Crawford Dissertation Fellowship, Haas School of Business, 2014

SOCINFO Program Committee Member, 2014

INFORMS/Organization Science Best Dissertation Proposal Competition Judge, 2013

 

Honors And Awards

Finalist, Best Paper Prize, OMT Division, Academy of Management, 2012.
Nominee, Best Conference Paper for Practice Implications, Strategic Management Society, 2008.
Best Symposium Award, OMT Division, Academy of Management, 2007.
Finalist, Excellence in Ethics: Dissertation Proposal Competition, Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide, University of Notre Dame, 2006.
Booz Allen Hamilton/SMS PhD Fellow, Strategic Management Society, 2005.
Best reviewer, OMT Division, Academy of Management, 2003.
Joseph Kolodny Prize for Excellence in Management Studies, New York University, 2001.
Alumnae Club Key Pin Award, New York University, 2001.
Texaco/New York University Stern MBA Program Scholarship, 2000-2001.
New York University President’s Service Award, 2001.
Stern School of Business Service Award, 2001.
Member, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.

Michael Krupensky Award for Russian Studies, Georgetown University, 1994.

 

Industry Experience

Roland Berger Strategy Consulting, New York, New York. 2001-2002.

MarchFirst Management Consulting, New York, New York. 2000.

Financial Services Volunteer Corps, Moscow, Russia. 1997-1999.

United States Agency for International Development, Washington, DC. 1994-1995.