Management & Organization

Insiya Hussain

Insiya Hussain began the program in Fall 2014. She investigates upward, downward, and lateral influence processes in organizations. Current projects explore how employees try to enact change by voicing ideas and concerns up the hierarchy; how managers motivate employees using norms and ideology; and how team members exert social influence on the voice behavior of fellow coworkers.

Alex Ning Li

Alex Ning Li began the program in Fall 2012. His research interests include teams, leadership, voice, and multilevel phenomena in organizations. Alex's work has been published in Journal of Applied Psychology and Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Heejung Byun

Heejung Byun began the program in Fall 2012. Heejung's research interest grounds on sociological approach to study inter-organizational networks. For example, in a recent working paper, he looked at the pattern of transactions in inter-organizational network and how it may be influenced by a social movement. His research interest extends to strategic management, particularly, industry evolution. Currently, he is working with Professor Rajshree Agarwal on a project that applies relational perspectives in industry evolution. 

The Amazon Controversy: Exploring Workplace Justice

In a much-discussed piece in The New York Times, which drew on interviews with more than 100 people, Amazon comes off as a rough place to work. Emails from bosses arrive after midnight, followed by texts demanding answers. Employees are encouraged "to rip into colleagues' ideas with feedback that can be blunt to the point of painful." Smith School professors Debra L. Shapiro and Subrahmaniam Tangirala weigh in on some of the issues raised. Read more...

The Renaming — and Reinvention? — of Google

Google set the business world abuzz Monday by announcing a reorganization: Google's founders will now head a new entity called Alphabet, a holding company whose holdings include — Google. Does this "relegate" Internet search to "subsidiary status" at the company, as one report put it? Not really, except in the most literal and technical sense. "What they did is absolutely and totally logical," says Smith School professor Anil K. Gupta. Read more...


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