DegreeDBA, Harvard University, 2008; AB, Harvard College, 1998
AREAS OF EXPERTISESocial networks, organizational structure, corporate entrepreneurship
Role of intra-firm social networks in promoting coordination and innovation; emergence of brokerage in social networks; relationship between formal and informal organizational structures; electronic communication
“Organizational Misfits and the Origins of Brokerage in Intra-firm Networks,” Administrative Science Quarterly, forthcoming; 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, "Building Bridges: The Social Structure of Interdependent Innovation," Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 1(1), 2007; with M.L. Tushman, C.A. O’Reilly, A. Fenollosa, and D. McGrath, "Towards Relevance and Rigor: Executive Education as a Lever in Shaping Practice and Research," Academy of Management Learning & Education, 6(3), 2007, Exemplary Contribution award; "Measuring Mail: New Analyses of E-mail Data for the Study of Cross-Divisional Innovation," Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2006
With T. Stuart, “Inside the Black Box of the Corporate Staff: Social Networks and the Implementation of Corporate Strategy”; with T. Stuart and M. Tushman, “Discretion Within the Constraints of Opportunity: Gender Homophily and Structure in a Formal Organization”; with A. Jordan and P. Audia, "Do You Feel What I Feel? How Empathy Moderates the Self-Monitoring Effect on Brokerage in Social Networks"
Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, 2008; Kauffman Dissertation Fellowship, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2007
Academic positions: Tuck School of Business, 2009–present; Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Organizational Behavior, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, 2008–09
Nonacademic positions: Instructor, Harvard Business Publishing, 2006–09; Development Manager, Morgan Stanley, 2000–02; Associate, L.E.K. Consulting, 1998–2000
Editorial positions: Ad Hoc Reviewer, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Retailing (social network analysis), Management Science, Organization Science, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Strategic Management Journal
Adam Kleinbaum’s innovative methods of exploring social networks within organizations have included statistical analysis of millions of emails and calendar entries in a large company to see who communicated with whom, the history of crossed paths, and likely patterns of interaction. Professor Kleinbaum teaches the core course Leading Individuals and Teams and the elective Social Networks in Organizations.