RESEARCH FOCUS

workpic2.jpgI have two primary areas of focus in my research, spanning across micro-level and macro-level boundaries to study the complex influences of people on organizations and strategy. First, I study the powerful role of executive leadership in organizations. This work focuses on how the experience, cognitive biases, personality, reputation, and capabilities of upper echelon executives can both help and hurt organizations through strategic action. A second line of research explores how organizations create and leverage unique knowledge to achieve superior performance. This work examines both the search and learning processes that contribute to new knowledge creation as well as the policies organizations can implement to optimally utilize both their tacit and explicit knowledge resources. My research spans across industries and levels of analysis and is often focused in the contexts of breakthrough innovation or entrepreneurship.

 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Mannor, M.J., Wowak, A., Bartkus, V., & Gomez-Mejia, L. (in press) Heavy Lies the Crown? How Job Anxiety Affects Top Executive Decision Making in Gain and Loss Contexts Strategic Management Journal.

Mannor, M.J., Shamsie, J. & Conlon, D.E.  (in press) Does Experience Help or Hinder Resource Managers: A Study of Hollywood Film Producers.  Strategic Management Journal.

Block, E.S., Glavas, A., Mannor, M.J., & Erskine, L. (in press) Good for Business? The Influence of Financial Corporate Philanthropy on Employee Emotional Engagement. Journal of Business Ethics.

Wowak, A., Mannor, M.J., Arrfelt, M. & McNamara, G.M.  (2016) Earthquake or Glacier? How CEO Charisma Manifests in Firm Strategy over Time.  Strategic Management Journal, 37(3): 586-603.

Gamache, D., McNamara, G.M., Mannor, M.J., & Johnson, R. (2015) Motivated to Acquire? The Impact of CEO Regulatory Focus on Firm Acquisitions. Academy of Management Journal, 58(4): 1261-1282.

Wowak, A., Mannor, M.J., & Wowak, K.  (2015) Throwing Caution to the Wind: The Effect of CEO Stock Option Pay on the Incidence of Product Safety Problems.  Strategic Management Journal, 36(7): 1082-1092.

Shamsie, J. & Mannor, M. J. (2013). Looking Inside the Dream Team: Probing into the Contributions of Tacit Knowledge as an Organizational Resource. Organization Science, 24(2): 513-529.

Mishina, Y., Block, E.S., & Mannor, M.J. (2012). The Path Dependence of Organizational Reputation: How Social Judgment Influences Assessments of Capability and Character. Strategic Management Journal, 33(5): 459-477. Winner of Oxford University’s CCR best published paper of the year (~$1,500).

Humphrey, S.E., Morgeson, F. P., & Mannor, M.J.  (2009). Developing a Theory of the Strategic Core of Teams: A Role Composition Model of Team PerformanceJournal of Applied Psychology, 94, 48-61.

Hollenbeck, J.R. & Mannor, M.J. (2008). Life in the Organizational Sciences: Achieving Consensus on What is Reasonable, What is Possible, and What is Absolutely Required. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 29(6), 725–729.

Hollenbeck, J.R. & Mannor, M.J. (2007). Research Career Success and Weak Paradigms: The Role of Activity, Resiliency, and True Scores. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28(8): 933-942.

Hollenbeck, J.R., DeRue, D.S. & Mannor, M.J. (2006).  Statistical Power and Parameter Stability When Participants are few and Tests are many:  Revisiting the Relationships between CEO Personality and Firm Performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91(1): 1-5.
 

BOOK CHAPTERS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Mannor, M.J., Arrfelt, M., & Wowak, A.  (2012). Arrogant but not Ignorant? How CEOs Manage Their Own Hubris with Conservative Coping Mechanisms. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Boston, MA.

Mannor, M.J., Matta, F., Block, E., Steinbach, A., & Davis, J. H. (2012). Liability of Breadth? Biased Evaluations of Experience in Threatening vs. Opportunistic Environments. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Boston, MA.

Mannor, M.J. (2008). The Hidden Deception of Knowledge Management Systems: Search, Rigidity, and Declining Radical Innovation.  In Lytras, Russ, Meier, & Naeve (Ed.), Knowledge Management Strategies: A Handbook of Applied Technologies. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 270-290.

Mannor, M.J. (2008). Top Executives and Global Leadership:  At the Intersection of Cultural Intelligence and Strategic Leadership Theory. In Ang & Van Dyne (Ed.), Handbook of Cultural Intelligence: Theory, Measurement, and Applications. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe: 91-106.

Mishina, Y., Block, E.S. & Mannor, M.J. (2008). The Impact of Capability and Compatibility on Favorable and Unfavorable Reputations. Administrative Science Association of Canada Conference Proceedings, Halifax, Canada.

Mannor, M.J. (2007). Creating Breakthroughs: Exploring the Experiential Antecedents of Search and Knowledge Creation. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, Philadelphia, PA.
 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

Depth, Breadth, and Diversity: Experiential Learning and Knowledge Creation in Drug Discovery.

An Entrepreneur Experience Paradox: Focused Rigidity vs. Broad Information Networks in New Venture Strategy Formation.

Creating Breakthroughs:  Deconstructing the Experiential Antecedents of Search and Knowledge Creation.

The Influences of CEO Self Awareness, GSE, and Job Anxiety on Strategic Decision-Making Processes

Experience as an Engine for Search and Knowledge Creation

Exploring Biases in CEO Perception and Action in Turbulent Environments

CHAIRED CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Mannor, M. J. We can work it out: TMT decision making. Session chairperson at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Atlanta, GA (September, 2013).

Mannor, M. J. & Wowak, A. A Darker Side of Upper Echelons: How Executives and Boards Can Unintentionally Harm Stakeholders. Symposium co-chairperson at the Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, FL (August, 2013).

Mannor, M. J. Strategy in times of uncertainty: CEO turnover and external change. Session chairperson at the Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, FL (August, 2013).

DeRue, D. S. & Mannor, M. J. Is it all about the CEO?  How dare we ask? Symposium co-chairperson at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA (August, 2008).

Mannor, M. J., & Block, E. S. The Dark Side of Organizations: Bad Reputations, Stigma, and Organizational Identity. Symposium co-chairperson at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA (August, 2006).

Mannor, M. J. Alliances and Joint Ventures. Chairperson of Technology and Innovation Management division session at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Honolulu, HI. (August, 2005).

REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

Mannor, M.J. & Bartkus, V. Heavy Lies The Crown? Top Executive Anxiety and Strategic Decision Making. Paper to be presented at the Strategic Management Society, Madrid, Spain (September, 2014). (Nominated for SMS Best Conference Paper for Practice Implications award)

Bartkus, V., Mannor, M.J., & Crossland, C. Exploring The CEO-TMT Interface: Ceo Generalized Self-Efficacy And Strategic Decision-Making. Paper to be presented at the Strategic Management Society, Madrid, Spain (September, 2014).

Mannor, M.J., Wowak, A., & Bartkus, V. Heavy Lies The Crown? Top Executive Anxiety and Strategic Decision Making. Paper to be presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA (August, 2014).

Mannor, M.J., Nahrgang, J., Arrfelt, M., & Christensen, A. Objective Monitors? Meta-Analytic Evidence of Risk-Bearing as a Moderator of Shareholder and Director Influences. Paper to be presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA (August, 2014).

Bartkus, V., Mannor, M.J., & Crossland, C. Exploring The CEO-TMT Interface: Ceo Generalized Self-Efficacy And Strategic Decision-Making. Paper to be presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA (August, 2014).

Gamache, D., McNamara, G. M., Mannor, M. J., & Johnson, R. Being Motivated to Acquire: The Impact of CEO Regulatory Focus on Firm Acquisitions. Paper to be presented at the Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark (June, 2014).

Mannor, M.J. & Bartkus, V. Peeking Inside the “Black Box” of Top Executive Decision-Making: A Mediated Model of Devil’s Advocacy. Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Atlanta, GA (October, 2013). (Nominated for SMS Best Conference Paper award)

Mannor, M.J., Nahrgang, J., Arrfelt, M., & Christensen, A. Objective Monitors? Meta-Analytic Evidence of Risk-Bearing as a Moderator of Shareholder and Director Influences. Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Atlanta, GA (October, 2013).

Wowak, A., Mannor, M.J., & Arrfelt, M. Can’t Buy Me Love? How Charismatic CEOs Supplement Their Charms with Instrumental Behaviors. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, FL (August, 2013).

Wowak, A., Mannor, M.J., & Wowak, K. Take It Back: The Effect of CEO Stock Options on the Likelihood of Product Recalls. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, FL (August, 2013).

Mannor, M.J. & Bartkus, V. Façades of Rigor? The Spillover of Top Executive Insecurity into Team Construction, Decision-Making Process, and Strategic Conformity. Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Prague, Czech Republic (October, 2012). (Nominated for SMS Best Conference Paper for Practice Implications award)

Arrfelt, M., Mannor, M.J., Nahrgang, J. & Christenson, A. All Risk-Taking is Not the Same: Examining the Competing Effects on Firm Risk and Firm Performance with Meta-Analysis. Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Prague, Czech Republic (October, 2012). (Nominated for SMS Best Conference Paper award)

Mannor, M.J., Arrfelt, M., & Wowak, A. Arrogant but Not Ignorant? How CEOs Manage Their Own Hubris with Conservative Coping Mechanisms. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA (August, 2012). (Included in AoM Conference Best Paper Proceedings; Distinguished Paper Award from BPS Division at AoM / finalist for Glueck Award)

Mannor, M.J., Matta, F., Block, E., Steinbach, A. & Davis, J.H. Liability of Breadth? Biased Evaluations of Experience in Threatening vs. Opportunistic Environments. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA (August, 2012). (Included in Conference Best Paper Proceedings)

Arrfelt, M., Mannor, M.J., Nahrgang, J. & Christenson, A. All Risk-Taking is Not the Same: Examining the Competing Effects of Risk-Taking on Firm Risk and Firm Performance with Meta-Analysis. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA (August, 2012).

Mannor, M. J.& Arrfelt, M. CEO Hubris, Firm Debt, and Profitability: Arrogant but Not Ignorant. Paper to be presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Miami, FL (November, 2011).

Mannor, M. J., McNamara, G. M. & Gamache, D.  Framed for Action: The Influences of Positive, Negative, and Ambivalent CEO Perceptions on Organizational Action. Paper to be presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Miami, FL (November, 2011).

Mannor, M. J., Shamsie, J., & Conlon, D.E.  Bringing Experience to Resources: Examining the Contribution of Producers to Hollywood Film Projects. Paper to be presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX (August, 2011).

Mannor, M. J., Block, E.. & Davis, J. H. An Entrepreneur Experience Paradox: Focused Rigidity vs. Broad Information Networks in New Venture Strategy Formation. Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Rome, Italy (September, 2010).

Shamsie, J., Conlon, D. E., & Mannor, M. J. Bringing Experience to Resources: Examining the Contribution of Producers to Hollywood Film Projects. Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Rome, Italy (September, 2010).

Shamsie, J. & Mannor, M. J. Looking Inside the Dream Team: Tacit Knowledge as a Driver of Performance.  Paper presented at the Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference (ACAC), Atlanta, GA (May, 2010).

Mannor, M. J. Depth, Breadth, and Diversity: Experiential Learning and Knowledge Creation in the Pharmaceutical Industry. Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Washington, D.C. (October, 2009).

Mannor, M. J. Creating Blockbusters? Experiential Learning and Creative and Commercial Performance in Hollywood. Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Washington, D.C. (October, 2009).

Mannor, M. J. Depth, Breadth, and Diversity: Experiential Learning and Knowledge Creation in Drug Discovery. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (August, 2009).

Shamsie, J. & Mannor, M. J. Looking Inside the Dream Team: Tacit Knowledge as a Driver of Performance.  Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (August, 2009).

Morgeson, F. P., Peterson, E., Humphrey, S. E., & Mannor, M. J. Antecedents and Consequences of Team Leader Adaptability. Paper presented at Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology Conference, New Orleans, LA (April, 2009).

Shamsie, J., Mannor, M. J., Korn, H., & Eisner, A. Moving First into a Market: Introduction of New Formats among U.S. Radio Stations.  Paper to be presented the Strategic Management Society Conference, Cologne, Germany (October, 2008).

DeRue, D. S., Peterson, E., Mannor, M. J., & Morgeson, F. M. A Two-Horse Race? The Impact of CEO Characteristics and Governance Structures on Firm Performance. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA (August, 2008).

Arrfelt, M., Mannor, M. J. & Wiseman, R. M. A Second Look at CEO Hubris: Assessing the Measurement and Viability of CEO Hubris as a Predictor of Firm Strategy and Performance.  Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA (August, 2008).

Mishina, Y., Block, E.S. & Mannor, M.J. The Impact of Capability and Compatibility on Favorable and Unfavorable Reputations. Paper presented at the Administrative Science Association of Canada Annual Conference, Halifax, Canada (May, 2008). (Included in Conference Proceedings and Honorable Mention for Best Conference Paper Award)

Mishina, Y., Shamsie, J., Mannor, M. J., & Aime, F.  The Role of Financial Resources, Experience, and Working Relationships on the Success of Film Projects.  Paper presented at Grief Entrepreneurship Research Symposium, Los Angeles, CA (March, 2008).

Mannor, M. J. Building Ambidexterity: Generating Knowledge-Based Diversity to Promote Creative Balance in Organizations.  Paper presented the Strategic Management Society Conference, San Diego, California (October, 2007).

Mannor, M. J. Creating Breakthroughs:  Deconstructing the Experiential Antecedents of Search and Knowledge Creation.  Paper presented at Academy of Management Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (August, 2007). (Included in Conference Best Paper Proceedings & Finalist for TIM Division Best Student Paper Award)

Shamsie, J., Mannor, M. J., Eisner, A., Korn, H.  Ruling the Airwaves:  Untangling the Effect of Resources on the Performance of Commercial Radio Stations.  Paper presented at Academy of Management Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA (August, 2007).

Shamsie, J., Mannor, M. J., & Conlon, D.  Lights! Camera! Conflict?  Evaluating the Success of Knowledge Integration among Partnerships in the Motion Picture Industry. Paper presented at International Association of Conflict Management Conference, Budapest, Hungary (July, 2007).

Mannor, M. J., Mishina, Y. & Shamsie, J. The Role of Resources and Experience on the Success of Film Projects.  Paper presented at Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Madrid, Spain (June, 2007).

Shamsie, J., Mannor, M. J., Eisner, A., Korn, H.  The Effects of Knowledge Resources on Commercial Radio Stations.  Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Vienna, Austria (October, 2006).

Mannor, M. J.  The Hidden Deception of Knowledge Management Systems: Search, Rigidity, & Declining Radical Innovation.  Paper presented at Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA (August, 2006).

Mannor, M. J. & Shamsie, J.  Looking Inside the Dream Team: Reconciling Divergent Perspectives of Resources.  Paper presented at Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA (August, 2006).

Mannor, M. J., Block, E.S. & Mishina, Y. Climbing Up a Hill vs. Falling Off a Cliff: Toward a New Theoretical Perspective of Good and Bad Reputations. In M.J. Mannor and E.S. Block (Chairpersons), The Dark Side of Organizations: Bad Reputations, Stigma, and Organizational Identity. Symposium presentation at the Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA (August, 2006).

Mannor, M. J. Global Leadership:  The Intersection of Cultural Intelligence and Strategic Leadership Theory.  Paper presented at the International Cultural Intelligence Conference, Dallas, TX (May, 2006).

Mannor, M. J. & Shamsie, J. Looking Inside the Dream Team: Reconciling Divergent Perspectives of Resources.  Paper presented at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Orlando, FL (October, 2005).

Humphrey, S. E., Morgeson, F. P. & Mannor, M. J. Understanding Team Performance: The Importance of Experience & Ability in Core and Non-Core Team Roles. Paper presented at Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology Conference, Los Angeles, CA (April, 2005).
 

GRANTS, HONORS, AND AWARDS

  • Oxford University’s CCR Award for Best Published Paper of the Year (~$1,500) (2012)
  • Nominated for Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper (2012 & 2013)
  • Nominated for Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper for Practice Implications (2012 & 2014)
  • Distinguished Paper Award / Finalist for Glueck Best Paper Award from AoM BPS (2012)
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management BPS Division (2012 & 2013)
  • Selected for Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings in three different divisions BPS (2012), ENT (2012), & TIM (2007)
  • Grant: University of Notre Dame Competitive FRSP Grant (2012-2015: ~$41,000)
  • Kobayashi Competitive Research Grant (University of Notre Dame) (2011)
  • Mendoza Research Grant (2011)
  • Michigan State Excellence-in-Teaching Citation (university-wide undergraduate teaching award)
    •      – Department of Management citation nominee (of 15 graduate students)
    •      – Eli Broad Graduate School of Management citation nominee (of 776 graduate students)
    •      – University winner (of 9,488 graduate students)
  • Honorable Mention for ASAC Conference Best Paper Award (2008)
  • Finalist for TIM Division Best Student Paper Award (2007)
  • Michigan State University Harvey Wein Memorial Fellowship (2004 & 2006)
  • University Dissertation Completion Fellowship
  • International Finalist for Center for Cultural Intelligence (CCI) Competitive Research Grant
  • Grand Valley State University Award of Excellence
  • Grand Valley Seidman Business Scholar
  • Rotary Club Scholarship
  • Eastern Star Scholarship
  • FIRST Robotics Competition (State Champions)
  • ThinkQuest Website Development Competition (National Semi-Finalist)

 

SERVICE, AFFILIATIONS, AND ACTIVITIES

Department, College, and University Service

  • Notre Dame – Faculty Presenter for MBA Diversity Conference (2013 & 2014)
  • Notre Dame – Faculty Presenter for MBA Women in Business Conference (2013)
  • Notre Dame – Faculty Presenter for MNA Catholic Charities Executive Program (2012-2013)
  • Notre Dame – Faculty Panelist for MBA Preview Weekend Program (2012 – 2014)
  • Notre Dame – Open-Rank Strategic Management Search Committee (2012)
  • Notre Dame – Korth Chair in Strategic Management Search Committee (2010-2012)
  • Notre Dame – Management Department Curriculum Committee (2009-present)
  • Notre Dame – Open-Rank Strategic Management Search Committee (2010)
  • Notre Dame – Management Department Summer RA Coordinator (2012 & 2013)
  • Notre Dame – Faculty Presenter for the Reilly Scholars Program (2011)
  • Notre Dame – “Ask More of Business” Faculty Perspective / Mendoza Media (2011-2012)
  • Notre Dame – Uganda Martyrs University Faculty Collaboration Initiative (2009 & 2011)
  • Notre Dame – Teaching Reviewer for Strategy Faculty Re-Appointment (2010)
  • Notre Dame – Faculty Panelist for the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program (2010)
  • Notre Dame – GE Inter-Term MBA Case Competition Judge (2009)
  • Notre Dame – Academic Contributor for the MNA 2009 Non-Profit Trend Report (2009-10)
  • Notre Dame – External Chair for Chris Patrick Dissertation Proposal Defense (2009)
  • Notre Dame – Member of AACSB Re-Accreditation Faculty Meeting Group (2009 & 2014)
  • Michigan State – MBA Big Ten Case Team Practice Judge (2006 & 2007)
  • Michigan State – Student Member of the AACSB Re-Accreditation Meeting Group (2006)

Professional Service

  • Editorial Board Member for the Academy of Management Journal
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer for Strategic Management Journal
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer for Organization Science / INFORMS Dissertation Competition
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer for Personnel Psychology
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer for Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer for Journal of Organizational Behavior
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer for Journal of Business Research
  • Program Committee – New Doctoral Student Consortium @ AOM (2005)
  • Reviewer – BPS, OMT, and TIM divisions (Academy of Management Conferences)
  • Textbook reviewer for Blackwell Publishing (Grant, 6th Ed. Contemporary Strategy Analysis)

 Other Affiliations and Activities

  • Member of the Academy of Management (BPS, OMT, & TIM)
  • Member of the Strategic Management Society
  • Academy of Management BPS Dissertation Consortium (2007)
  • Strategic Management Society Doctoral Consortium (2006)
  • Academy of Management BPS Doctoral Consortium (2006)
  • MSU Agent-Based Simulation Modeling Interest Group (2006-2008)
  • Entrepreneurship in the University: University Venture Private Equity Summit (Utah, 2006)

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