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Joel A. C. Baum

Joel Baum

    Joel A. C. Baum

    George E. Connell Chair in Organizations and Society 
    Professor of Strategic Management 

    Degrees: PhD, University of Toronto
    MBA, University of Toronto
    BA (Hons.), York University
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    Bio

    Joel Baum is Associate Dean of Faculty and the George E. Connell Chair in Organizations and Society. He sits on the editorial board of Strategic Management Journal and is founding Co-editor of Strategic Organization. Recent awards include Most Impactful Article, Journal of Business Venturing (2010) and Organization and Management Theory Distinguished Scholar, Academy of Management (2011). Joel teaches courses on Competitive Strategy and Strategic Organization. He studies the influence of interfirm competition and cooperation on firm behavior and performance in industries including investment banking, biotechnology, and private military services.

    Academic Positions

    2009-  George E. Connell Chair in Organizations and Society; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    1999-2009  Canadian National Chair in Strategic Management; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    1998-Present  Cross-appointed to the Department of Sociology; University of Toronto
    1997  Associate Professor of Organization Studies; Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
    1994-1996  Associate Professor of Management; Division of Management and Economics, University of Toronto-Scarborough
    1989-1994  Assistant/Associate Professor of Management; Department of Management and Organizational Behaviour, Stern School of Business, New York University

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • Mutual Forbearance and Competition among Security Analysts; Joel A.C. Baum, Anne H. Bowers and Partha Mohanram; Management Science; 2016
    • Competitive Parity and Status Disparity as Boundary Conditions on Mutual Forbearance: The Case of Securities Analyst Competition for Investor Attention; Anne H. Bowers, Henrich R. Greve, Hitoshi Mitsuhashi and Joel A.C. Baum; Academy of Management Journal; 2014
    • Prescriptions for Network Strategy: Does Evidence of Network Effects in Cross-Section Support Them?; Joel A.C. Baum, Robin Cowan and Nicolas Jonard; Strategic Management Journal; 2014
    • Greener Pastures: Outside Opportunities and Alliance Withdrawal; Henrich R. Greve, Joel A.C. Baum and Hitoshi Mitsuhashi; Organization Science; 2013
    • The Reorganization of Legitimate Violence: The Contested Terrain of Private Military and Security Companies during the Post-Cold War Era; Joel A.C. Baum and Anita M. McGahan; Research in Organizational Behavior; 2013
    • The Excess-Tail Ratio: Correcting Journal Impact Factors for Citation Distributions; Joel A.C. Baum; M@n@gement; 2013
    • The Reorganization of Legitimate Violence: The Contested Terrain of Private Military and Security Companies during the Post-Cold War Era; Joel A.C. Baum and Anita M. McGahan; Research in Organizational Behavior; 2013
    • Better with Age? Tie Longevity and the Performance Implications of Bridging and Closure; Joel A.C. Baum, Bill McEvily, and Tim J. Rowley; Organization Science; 2012
    • The Skewed Few: Does 'Skew' Signal Quality among Journals, Articles, and Academics?; Joel A.C. Baum; Journal of Management Inquiry; 2012
    • Network-independent Partner Selection and the Evolution of Innovation Networks; Joel A.C. Baum, Robin Cowan and Nicolas Jonard; Management Science; 2011
    • North American versus European Approaches to Research on Organizations: An Atlantic Divide? Not; Joel A.C. Baum; Organization Science; 2011
    • I Think You Think I Think You're Lying: The Interactive Epistemology of Trust in Social Networks; Mihnea C. Moldoveanu and Joel A.C. Baum; Management Science; 2011
    • Built to Last but Falling Apart: Cohesion, Friction and the Durability of Interfirm Alliances; Henrich R. Greve, Joel A.C. Baum, Hitoshi Mitsuhashi and Tim J. Rowley; Academy of Management Journal; 2010
    • The Wal-Mart Effect: Wave of Destruction or Creative Destruction?; Srikanth Paruchuri, Joel A.C. Baum and David Potere; Economic Geography; 2009
    • Inventive and Uninventive Clusters: The Case of Canadian Biotechnology; Barak S. Aharonson, Joel A.C. Baum and Anne Plunkett; Research Policy; 2008
    • Cultural Group Selection in Organization Studies; Joel A.C. Baum; Organization Studies; 2007
    • Desperately Seeking Spillovers? Increasing Returns, Industrial Organization and the Location of New Entrants in Geographic and Technological Space; Barak S. Aharonson, Joel A.C. Baum and Maryann P. Feldman; Industrial and Corporate Change; 2007
    • Aspiration Performance and Railroads' Rates of Learning from Train Wrecks and Crashes; Joel A.C. Baum and Kristina Dahlin; Organization Science; 2007
    • Transfer Learning in Ongoing and Newly-Acquired Components of Multiunit Chains: U.S. Nursing Homes, 1991-1997; Banaszak-Holl, Jane, Will Mitchell, Joel A. C. Baum and Whitney Berta; Industrial and Corporate Change; 2006
    • Time to Break Up: Social and Instrumental Antecedents of Firm Exits from Exchange Cliques; Rowley, Tim J., Henrich R. Greve, Hayagreeva Rao, Joel A. C. Baum and Andrew V. Shipilov; Academy of Management Journal; 2005
    • Dancing with Strangers: Aspiration Performance and the Search for Underwriting Syndicate Partners; Baum, Joel A. C., Tim J. Rowley, Andrew V. Shipilov and You-Ta Chuang; Administrative Science Quarterly; 2005
    • Competing in Groups; Rowley, T.J., Joel A.C. Baum, A.V.Shipilov, H.R. Greve, and H. Rao; Managerial and Decision Economics; 2004
    • Picking Winners or Building them? Alliances, Patents and Human Capital as Selection Criteria in Venture Financing of Biotechnology Startups; Baum, Joel A.C. and B.S. Silverman; Journal of Business Venturing; 2004
    • Sophistication of Interfirm Network Strategies in the Canadian Investment Banking Industry; Rowley, Tim J. and Joel A.C. Baum; Scandinavian Journal of Management; 2004
    • The Small World of Canadian Capital Markets: Statistical Mechanics of Investment Bank Syndicate Networks, 1952-1990; Baum, Joel A. C., Tim J. Rowley and Andrew V. Shipilov; Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences; 2004
    • Where Do Small Worlds Come From?; Baum, Joel A.C., A.V. Shipilov, and T.J. Rowley; Industrial and Corporate Change; 2003
    • It's All in the Name: Failure-induced Learning by Multiunit Chains; Y.-T. Chuang, and Joel A.C. Baum; Administrative Science Quarterly; 2003
    • Hits and Misses: Managers' (Mis)Categorization of Competitors in the Manhattan Hotel Industry; Baum, Joel A.C. and T.K. Lant; Advances in Strategic Management; 2003
    • Alliance-Based Competitive Dynamics in the Canadian Biotechnology Industry; Silverman, Brian S., and Joel A. C. Baum; Academy of Management Journal; 2002
    • The Rise of Human Service Chains: Antecedents To Acquisitions and their Effects On The Quality Of Care In U.S. Nursing Homes; Banaszak-Holl, Jane, Whitney Berta, Dilys Bowman, Joel A. C. Baum, and Will Mitchell; Managerial and Decision Economics; 2002
    • Making the Next Move: How Experiential and Vicarious Learning Shape the Locations of Chains' Acquisitions; Baum, Joel A. C., Stan Xiao Li and John M. Usher; Administrative Science Quarterly; 2000
    • Don't Go It Alone: Alliance Networks and Startups' Performance in Canadian Biotechnology, 1991-97; Baum, Joel A.C., Tony Calabrese and Brian S. Silverman; Strategic Management Journal; 2000

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    • Epinets: The Epsitemic Structure and Dynamics of Social Networks; Mihnea C. Moldoveanu and Joel A.C. Baum; Stanford University Press; 2014
    • The Globalization of Strategy Research; Baum, Joel A.C. and Joseph Lampel (eds.); Advances in Strategic Management (JAI/Emerald); 2010
    • Network Strategy; Baum, Joel A.C. and Tim J. Rowley (eds.); Advances in Strategic Management (JAI/Emerald); 2008
    • Ecology and Strategy; Baum, Joel A.C., Stanislav D. Dobrev and Arjen van Witteloostuijn (eds.); Advances in Strategic Management (JAI/Elsevier); 2006
    • Business Strategy over the Industry Life Cycle; Baum, Joel A. C. and Anita M. McGahan (eds.); Advances in Strategic Management (JAI/Elsevier); 2004
    • Geography and Strategy; Baum, Joel A.C. and Olav Sorenson (eds.); Advances in Strategic Management (JAI/Elsevier); 2003
    • Companion to Organizations; Baum, Joel A.C. (ed.); Blackwell; 2002
    • Multiunit-Multimarket Strategy; Baum, Joel A.C. and Henrich R. Greve (eds.); Advances in Strategic Management (JAI/Elsevier); 2001
    • Economics meets Sociology in Strategic Management; Baum, Joel A.C. and Frank Dobbin (eds.); Advances in Strategic Management (JAI Press); 2000

    Academic / Professional Service

    2017-2020  Associate Editor; Academy of Management Review
    2009-2016  Associate Dean, Faculty; Rotman School of Management
    2008-present  Editorial Board; Strategic Management Journal
    2001-2012  Founding Editor; Strategic Organization, Sage Publications
    2000-2007  Editorial Board; Academy of Management Journal
    2000-2005  Strategic Management Area Coordinator; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
    2000-2004  Executive Officer; Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management
    1999-2001  Guest Editor; Special Research Forum: 'A New Time', Academy of Management Journal
    1998-2010  Editor-in-Chief; Advances in Strategic Management, JAI Press
    1994-2007  Editorial Board; Administrative Science Quarterly

    Honors and Awards

    2000  Nominated for McKinsey/Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize; Strategic Management Society
    2000-04  Grant for research on the Organizational Economy of Investment Banking in Canada; SSHRC
    2001  Research Award on Canadian Competitiveness for research on Early-stage Financing of Canadian Biotechnology Startups; Merck Frosst Canada & Co.
    2003  Finalist McKinsey/Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize; Strategic Management Society
    2004  Finalist, and Honorable Mention Award, McKinsey/Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize; Strategic Management Society
    2005-08  Grant for research on Managers' Interpretation and Use of Interfirm Networks; SSHRC
    2007  Finalist McKinsey/Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize; Strategic Management Society
    2008  Glueck Best Paper Award, finalist; Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management
    2009  Best Paper Award; Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management
    2010  Most Impactful Article of 2004; Journal of Business Venturing
    2011  Distinguished Scholar Award; Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management
    2011  Elected, Academy of Management Fellow; Academy of Management
    2011-17  Grant for research on Securities Analyst Networks; SSHRC

    Professional Affiliations/Memberships

    Academy of Management
    American Sociological Association
    Administrative Sciences Association of Canada
    Strategic Management Society

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Teaches MBA courses in game theory and competitive strategy and PhD courses in Strategic Organization and Research Methods. Joel is interested in interfirm competition and cooperation and their influence on firm behavior, learning and performance.  

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