Faculty Directory

William F. Joyce

Professor Emeritus of Strategy and Organizational Theory






PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 1977; MSBA, Bucknell University, 1975; BS, Pennsylvania State University, 1968

Areas of Expertise

Organizational design and change, organizational culture and performance, strategy implementation

Current Research Topics

  • Identifying the characteristics of high-performing organizations
  • Organization design and strategy implementation
  • Organizational climate and culture
  • Research methodology and philosophy of science

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 1983–present
  • Director, Wharton School Doctoral Program in Organization and Management, 1982–83, Assistant Professor, 1977–83, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 

Editorial positions

  • Editorial Board, Organizational Dynamics

Selected Publications

  • "Organizational Structure,” in Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012, forthcoming
  • With J.W. Slocum, “Top Management Talent, Strategic Capabilities, and Firm Performance,” Organizational Dynamics, 2012, forthcoming
  • "Strategic Position, Growth, and Organizational Performance" in The Search for Organic Growth, Cambridge University Press, 2006
  • "What Really Works: Building the 4+2 Organization," Organizational Dynamics, Spring 2005
  • "What Really Works: HR’s Role in Building the 4+2 Organization," Human Resource Management Journal, 44(1), Spring 2005
  • With N. Nohria and B. Roberson, "HR’s Role in Building the 4+2 Organization" in The Future of HR: 50 Thought Leaders Call for Change, John Wiley & Sons, 2005
  • With N. Nohria and B. Roberson, "What Really Works," Harvard Business Review, July 2003
  • "Integrating the Resource-Based and Strategic Groups Influences on Firm Performance: Extending a Meso Perspective," Research in Multi-level Issues, 2, Sage, 2003
  • With N. Nohria and B. Roberson, What Really Works: The 4+2 Formula for Sustained Business Success, HarperBusiness, 2003
  • MegaChange, Macmillan, 1999