Dr. David M.
Ph.D., University of
4515 Van Munching Hall
Dr. David M. Waguespack is Associate Professor of Management & Organization at
the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Dr. Waguespack
received his PhD in Political Science, focusing on environmental politics and science
and technology policy. Prior to arriving at Maryland he was a project manager at
the University of California Los Angeles, and an adjunct political science professor
at SUNY Buffalo. Dr. Waguespack 's research focuses on non-market influences, such
as social networks and political institutions, on innovation and venture performance.
His ongoing work pursues these questions in the domains of film production and distribution,
internet technology development, international patenting, and environmental management.
Primary Research Areas
Simcoe, T. & Waguespack, D.M. Status, Quality and Attention: What’s in
a (Missing) Name? Management Science, 57(2): 274-290.
data and do files.
Waguespack, D.M., and O. Sorenson. The Ratings Game: Asymmetry in Classification.
Organization Science, 22(3): 541-553. Download
data and do files.
Waguespack, D.M., and Fleming, L. 2009. Scanning the Commons? Evidence on the
Benefits to Startups Participating in Open Standards Development. Management Science,
Fleming, L. & Waguespack, D.M. 2007. Brokerage, Boundary Spanning, and Leadership
in Open Innovation Communities. Organization Science, 18(2): 165-180.
Sorenson, O. & Waguespack, D.M. 2006. Social Structure And Exchange: Self-Confirming
Dynamics in Hollywood. Administrative Science Quarterly, 51(4): 560-589.
Waguespack, D.M. 2006. Reconciling garbage cans and rational actors: Explaining
organizational decisions about environmental hazard management. Social Science
Research, 35(1): 40-59.
Waguespack, D.M., Birnir, J.K., & Schroeder, J. 2005. Technological development
and political stability: Patenting in Latin America and the Caribbean. Research
Policy, 34(10): 1570-1590.