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Adam M. Kleinbaum

Associate Professor of Business Administration





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

Areas of Expertise

Social networks, organizational structure, corporate entrepreneurship


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 an international learning expedition to Israel.

Current Research Topics

  • The emergence and evolution of social networks in organizations
  • Role of intra-firm social networks in promoting coordination and innovation
  • Relationship between formal and informal organizational structures
  • Electronic communication

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

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

Editorial positions

  • Editorial Review Board Member, Administrative Science Quarterly
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Academy of Management Journal
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Strategic Management Journal
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Organization Science, Management Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Industrial and Corporate Change, California Management Review, Journal of Retailing (ad-hoc expert reviewer in social networks), Stanford University Press  and Rotman University of Toronto Press

Working Papers

  • “The Un-Scaffolding Effect: How Changes in Formal Structure Trigger Network Dissolution”
  • With C. Parkinson and T. Wheatley, “Spontaneous Neural Encoding of Social Network Position”
  • With C. Parkinson and T. Wheatley, “Neural Homophily”


  • 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, 2015-2016
  • 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, 2013-2014
  • 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, 1994-1998

Selected Publications

  • 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