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Adam M. Kleinbaum

Associate Professor of Business Administration








DBA, Harvard University, 2008; AB, Harvard College, 1998

Areas of Expertise

Social networks, organizational structure, corporate entrepreneurship


Social Networks in Organizations


Adam Kleinbaum is an Associate Professor in the Strategy and Management area at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He teaches a core MBA course in organizational behavior, an elective seminar on social networks, and a Global Insight Expedition to Israel.

Current Research Topics

  • The origins and evolution of social network structure
  • The neuroscience of social networks
  • Organizational consequences of social network structure

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2009–present
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Organizational Behavior, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, 2008–09

Nonacademic positions

  • Analyst, Morgan Stanley, 2000–02
  • Associate, L.E.K. Consulting, 1998–2000

Editorial positions

  • Editorial Board Member, Administrative Science Quarterly
  • Editorial Board Member, Organization Science
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Strategic Management Journal
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Academy of Management Journal


  • 2016 Best 40 Under 40 Professors, Poets & Quants
  • Named to the Administrative Science Quarterly "Editor's Choice Collection" on Status and Networks
  • Best Symposium, finalist. Academy of Management, OMT Division: “Forgetting: Structural and Competitive Implications for Organizational Performance,” 2015
  • Daniel R. Revers Faculty Fellowship, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, 2015–16
  • Best Poster Award, Social and Affective Neuroscience Society annual conference, 2015
  • Best Symposium, finalist. Academy of Management, OMT Division: “The Dynamics of Brokerage,” 2014
  • Paul F. Raether Fellowship for Associate Professors. Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, 2013–14
  • Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research (formerly Dively Award). Harvard Business School, 2008
  • Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award. Academy of Management, OMT Division, 2008
  • Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2007
  • Stephan Schrader Best Paper Award, finalist. Academy of Management, TIM Division, 2006
  • Best Student Paper Award, finalist. Academy of Management, TIM Division, 2006
  • Harvard College Scholarship for academic distinction, 1994–98

Selected Publications

  • "Reorganization and Tie Decay Choices," Management Science, forthcoming
  • With A. Jordan and P. Audia, “An Alter-Centric Perspective on the Origins of Brokerage in Social Networks: How Perceived Empathy Moderates the Self-Monitoring Effect,” Organization Science, 26(4): 1226-1242, 2015
  • With D. Feiler, “Popularity, Similarity, and the Network Extraversion Bias,” Psychological Science, 26(5): 593-603, 2015
  • With T. Stuart, “Network Responsiveness: The Social Structural Microfoundations of Dynamic Capabilities,” Academy of Management Perspectives, 28(4):353-367, 2014
  • With T. Stuart, “Inside the Black Box of the Corporate Staff: Social Networks and the Implementation of Corporate Strategy,” Strategic Management Journal, 35(1):  24-47, 2014
  • With T. Stuart and M. Tushman, “Discretion Within Constraint: Homophily and Structure in a Formal Organization,” Organization Science, 24(5): 1316-1336, 2013
  • With Y. Xu and D. Rockmore, "Hyperlink Prediction in Hypernetworks Using Latent Social Features," Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Discovery Science, 2013
  • “Organizational Misfits and the Origins of Brokerage in Intra-firm Networks,” Administrative Science Quarterly, 57: 407-452, 2012
  • With E. Quintane, “Matter Over Mind? E-mail Data and the Measurement of Social Networks,” Connections, 31(1), 2011
  • “Interdependent Innovation,” in World Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship, 2011
  • With M.L. Tushman, “Managing Corporate Social Networks,” Harvard Business Review, 86(7-8), 2008
  • With M.L. Tushman, C.A. O’Reilly, A. Fenollosa, and D. McGrath, “Relevance and Rigor: Executive Education as a Lever in Shaping Practice and Research,” Academy of Management Learning & Education, 6(3), 2007
  • With M.L. Tushman, “Building Bridges: The Social Structure of Interdependent Innovation,” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 1(1), 2007

Working Papers

  • With C. Parkinson and T. Wheatley, “Spontaneous Neural Encoding of Social Network Position”
  • With C. Parkinson and T. Wheatley,“Neural Homophily”
  • With E. Obukhova, "Do Women Network Differently from Men? Gender and Contact Mobilization in the Search for Managerial Work”
  • With T. Young-Hyman, “Interpersonal Microfoundations of Interorganizational Networks: Formal Power and the Development of New Ties”
  • With E. Zhang and B. Aven, “Gender, Mobility, and Performance in a Financial Services Firm”