Christine Beckman

Professor Beckman currently serves as Director of the Center of Social Value Creation (CSVC) and as the Smith Diversity Officer. She is an Associate Editor at Administrative Science Quarterly and is a Past Division Chair of the Organization and Management Theory division of the Academy of Management. She was the ADVANCE Professor for 2015-16. She currently teaches doctoral courses in organization and behavioral theory, Implementing Strategy for MBA students, and Social Entrepreneurship for undergraduates.

Loose Facebook Posts Sink Ships: How the Navy Limits Online Distractions

Keeping your employees from frittering away their days on social media should involve more tact and art than heavy-handed restrictions. That's one insight from a study that Smith School professor Christine Beckman and a colleague at California Polytechnic State University did of the Navy's experience in keeping people on task (and off email) while on duty. The idea behind the study was to explore how an extreme case, managing online distractions on a military ship, might shed light on how such distractions can be managed in other settings. Read more...

Sally S. Simpson, Debra Shapiro and Christine Beckman Receive Grant from the Advance Program

Center for the Study of Business Ethics, Regulation, and Crime (C-BERC) director Sally S. Simpson, Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice, faculty advisory board member Debra Shapiro, Professor, Management and Organization, and Christine Beckman, Associate Professor, Management and Organization, received an Interdisciplinary and Engaged Research Seed Grant from the ADVANCE Program for Inclusion Excellence for their project, Gender in the Boardroom and Corporate Crime: An Empirical Study.

When Performance Comparisons Spur Risky Behavior

When you’re at work, there are two types of people you compete with: People with similar responsibilities at your own company and rivals with similar duties at other companies. How do those different flavors of competition shape behavior? According to new research from Smith professor Christine M. Beckman, being outperformed by the people in your own company is more likely to lead you to make risky moves. Read more...

Christine Beckman

Professor Beckman currently serves as Director of the Center of Social Value Creation (CSVC) and as the Smith Diversity Officer.  She is an Associate Editor at Administrative Science Quarterly and is a Past Division Chair of the Organization and Management Theory division of the Academy of Management.  She was the ADVANCE Professor for 2015-16.  She currently teaches doctoral courses in organization and behavioral theory, Implementing Strategy for MBA students, and Social Entrepreneurship for undergraduates.  Her first faculty position was at University of California, Irvine, where

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