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Bill McEvily

Bill McEvily

Professor of Strategic Management

Degrees:

PhD, University of Minnesota
BS, Clarkson University

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Trust as an Organizing Principle

    With: Vincenzo Perrone, Aks Zaheer

    Organization Science

    Issue:14

    2003

    Pages: 91-103

  • Free to be Trusted? Organizational Constraints on Trust at the Boundary

    With: Vincenzo Perrone, Aks Zaheer

    Organization Science

    Issue:14

    2003

    Pages: 1-4

  • Free to be Trusted? Organizational Constraints on Trust at the Boundary

    With: Vincenzo Perrone, ks Zaheer

    Organization Science

    Issue:14

    2003

    Pages: 422-439

  • 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

  • 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

  • Network Structure and Knowledge Transfer: The Effects of Cohesion and Range

    With: Ray Reagans

    Administrative Science Quarterly

    Issue:48

    2003

    Pages: 240-267

  • 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

  • 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

  • Contradictory or compatible? Reconsidering the tradeoff in Network Effects on Knowledge Sharing

    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

  • 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

  • Does Trust Still Matter? Research on the Role of Trust in Interorganizational Exchange

    With: Aks Zaheer

    The Handbook of Trust

    2006

    Pages: 280-300

  • 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

Selected Publications - Case

  • Remembering U.S. Memories: The Fate of the U.S. Semiconductor Production Consortium

    With: Susan Feinberg - S. Lenway

    Pew Case Studies in International Affairs

    1996

Honors and Awards

  • 2015

    Highly Cited Researcher, Thompson-Reuters

  • 2014

    Highly Cited Researcher, Thompson-Reuters

  • 2004

    Roman Weil Prize, Tepper School of Business

  • 2003

    research grant, Russell Sage Foundation

  • 2003

    Guest editor of special issue in 2003, Management Science

  • 2003

    Guest editor of special issue in 2003, Organization Science

  • 2002

    research grant, National Science Foundation

  • 1999-2000

    Xerox Chair, GSIA

  • 1996-1997

    Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • Organization Science (Guest Editor), 2003

  • Management Science (Guest Editor), 2003

  • Organization Science(Senior editor), 2003 - 2014

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