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Bill McEvily

Bill McEvily

    Bill McEvily

    Professor of Strategic Management  

    Degrees: PhD, University of Minnesota
    BS, Clarkson University
    Email: Send an email to Bill McEvily
    Phone: 416-946-5291

    Bio

    Bill McEvily is a Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman, where he teaches courses on social networks, strategy implementation and organizational theory. His research explores social capital as an organizational and strategic resource. Bill’s research has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Strategic Management Journal. He is a Senior Editor at Organization Science and has served as guest editor for special issues of Management Science and Organization Science.

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • Mutual and exclusive: Dyadic Sources of Trust in Interorganizational Exchange; McEvily, B., A. Zaheer, and D. Fudge-Kamal; Organization Science; Issue: 28(1); 2017; Pages: 74-92
    • Being a Catalyst of Innovation: The Role of Knowledge Diversity and Network Redundancy; Tortoriell, M., McEvily, B. & Krackhardt, D.; Organization Science; Issue: 26(2); 2015; Pages: 423-438
    • More formally: Rediscovering the missing link between formal organization and informal social structure; McEvily, B., Soda, G. & Tortoriello, M.; Academy of Management Annals; Issue: 8(1); 2014; Pages: 299-345
    • Better with age? Tie longevity and the performance implications of bridging and closure; With: J.A.C. Baum & T. Rowley; Organization Science; Issue: 23(2); 2012; Pages: 529-546
    • Not all Bridging Ties are Equal: Network Imprinting and Firm Growth in the Nashville Legal Industry, 1933-1978; With: J. Jaffee & M. Tortoriello; Organization Science; Issue: 23(2); 2012; Pages: 547-563
    • Whom do you Distrust and How Much Does it Cost? An Experiment on the Measurement of Trust; With: J. Radzevick & R. Weber; Games & Economic Behavior; Issue: 74; 2012; Pages: 285-298
    • Measuring Trust in an Organizational Context: Review and Recommendations; With: M. Tortoriello; Journal of Trust Research; Issue: 1; 2011; Pages: 23-63
    • Reorganizing the Boundaries of Trust: From Discrete Alternatives to Hybrid Forms; Organization Science; Issue: 22(5); 2011; Pages: 1266-1276
    • Bridging the Knowledge Gap: The Impact of Strong Ties, Network Cohesion, and Network Range; With: M. Tortoriello & R. Reagans; Organization Science; Issue: 23(4); 2011; Pages: 1024-1039
    • All in due time: The development of trust in computer-mediated and face-to-face teams; With: Jeanne Wilson, Susan Straus; Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes; Issue: 99; 2006; Pages: 16-33
    • Embedded Ties and the Acquisition of Competitive Capabilities; With: Alfie Marcus; Strategic Management Journal; Issue: 26; 2005; Pages: 1033-1055
    • How to Make the Team? Social Networks vs. Demography as Criteria for Designing Effective Teams; With: Ray Reagans, Ezra Zuckerman; Administrative Science Quarterly; Issue: 49; 2004; Pages: 101-133
    • Network Structure and Knowledge Transfer: The Effects of Cohesion and Range; With: Ray Reagans; Administrative Science Quarterly; Issue: 48; 2003; Pages: 240-267
    • Introduction to the Special Issue on Managing Knowledge in Organizations: Creating, Retaining and Transferring Knowledge; With: Linda Argote, Ray Reagans; Management Science; Issue: 49; 2003; Pages: v-viii.
    • Managing Knowledge in Organizations: An Integrative Framework and Review of Emerging Themes; With: Linda Argote, Ray Reagans; Management Science; Issue: 49; 2003; Pages: 571-582
    • Free to be Trusted? Organizational Constraints on Trust at the Boundary; With: Vincenzo Perrone, ks Zaheer; Organization Science; Issue: 14; 2003; Pages: 422-439
    • Introduction to the Special Issue on Trust in an Organizational Context; With: Vincenzo Perrone, Aks Zaheer; Organization Science; Issue: 14; 2003; Pages: 1-4
    • Trust as an Organizing Principle; With: Vincenzo Perrone, Aks Zaheer; Organization Science; Issue: 14; 2003; Pages: 91-103
    • Bridging Ties: A Source of Firm Heterogeneity in Competitive Capabilities; With: Aks Zaheer; Strategic Management Journal; Issue: 20; 1999; Pages: 1133-1156
    • Does Trust Matter? Exploring the Effects of Interorganizational and Interpersonal Trust on Performance; With: Vincenzo Perrone, Aks Zaheer; Organization Science; Issue: 9; 1998; Pages: 141-159

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    • Do you know my friend? Attending to the accuracy of egocentered network data; McEvily, B.; Research in the Sociology of Organizations; Issue: 40; 2014; Pages: 295-313
    • Contradictory or compatible? Reconsidering the tradeoff in Network Effects on Knowledge Sharing; With: Ray Reagans; Advances in Strategic Management; Issue: 25; 2008; Pages: 275-313
    • On firmer ground: The collaborative team as strategic research site for verifying network-based social capital hypotheses; With: Ray Reagans, Ezra Zuckerman; Formation and Decay of Economic Networks; 2007
    • Does Trust Still Matter? Research on the Role of Trust in Interorganizational Exchange; With: Aks Zaheer; The Handbook of Trust; 2006; Pages: 280-300
    • Can Groups be Trusted? An Experimental Study of Collective Trust; With: Roberto Weber, Cristina Bicchieri, Violet Ho; The Handbook of Trust; 2006; Pages: 52-67
    • Architects of Trust: The Role of Network Facilitators in Geographical Clusters; With: Aks Zaheer; Trust and Distrust in Organizations; 2004; Pages: 189-213
    • Environmental competence in two small firms; With: A. Marcus; Better Environmental Decisions; 1999; Pages: 289-307

    Honors and Awards

    2004  Roman Weil Prize; Tepper School of Business
    2003  Guest editor of special issue in 2003; Organization Science
    2003  Guest editor of special issue in 2003; Management Science
    2003  Russell Sage Foundation research grant
    2002  National Science Foundation research grant
    1999-2000  Xerox Chair; GSIA
    1996-1997  Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership
    2014  Highly Cited Researcher; Thompson-Reuters
    2015  Highly Cited Researcher; Thompson-Reuters

    Professional Affiliations/Memberships

    Organization Science (Guest Editor), 2003
    Management Science (Guest Editor), 2003
    Organization Science(Senior editor), 2003 - 2014

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