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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


Social Networks in Organizations; Personal Leadership


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”