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Michael J. Mannor

Assistant Professor

BIO

Professor Mannor conducts research on executive leadership and organizational learning. In his work on learning, he studies how organizations create and leverage unique knowledge to achieve superior performance and create breakthrough innovations. In his work on top executives, his research focuses on the powerful role of executive leadership to both help and hurt organizations through strategic action. As part of this research, Professor Mannor has traveled widely to personally spend time with CEOs, researching the most complex strategic decisions these leaders have ever faced. This has included in-depth research with the CEOs and board chairs of many of the largest organizations in the world, including leading firms from the US and Europe in energy, banking, healthcare, retail, professional services, telecommunications, fast food, investment management, insurance, risk, and other industries. His research has been published in the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and several books. Mannor and his research have been highlighted in the media on NPR, CNN, the Associated Press, BusinessWeek, in the USA Today, the LA Times, MSNBC, ABC, Yahoo, the Washington Times, and a variety of other media outlets. Mannor teaches courses on entrepreneurship, management, and business strategy. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, he completed a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Aquinas College, an M.B.A. from Grand Valley State University, and a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. In addition, he worked for five years at a start-up data and telecommunications provider and founded a small entrepreneurial web business in Michigan.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

EDUCATION

TEACHING

  • MBA Core Strategy
  • MBA Elective - Business Model Innovation
  • MBA Directed Reading: Strategy and Business Planning in Community Banking
  • Strategic Management

HOMEPAGE

PUBLICATIONS

"Looking Inside the Dream Team: Probing into the Contributions of Tacit Knowledge as an Organizational Resource," (with Jamal Shamsie, ),  Organization Science, 24, April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2013, 513-529.

"Arrogant but not Ignorant? How CEOs Manage Their Own Hubris with Conservative Coping Mechanisms," (with Mathias Arrfelt, Adam Wowak),  Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2012.

"Liability of Breadth? Biased Evaluations of Experience in Threatening vs. Opportunistic Environments," (with Fadel Matta, Emily Block, Adam Steinbach, Jim Davis),  Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2012.

"The Path Dependence of Organizational Reputation: How Social Judgment Influences Assessments of Capability and Character," (with Yuri Mishina, Emily Block, ),  Strategic Management Journal, 33, May, 2012, 459-477.

"Developing a Theory of the Strategic Core of Teams: A Role Composition Model of Team Performance," (with Stephen Humphrey, Fred Morgeson, ),  Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, February, 2009, 48-61.

"Life in the Organizational Sciences: Achieving Consensus on What is Reasonable, What is Possible, and What is Absolutely Required," (with John Hollenbeck, ),  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 29, 2008, 725-729.

"The Impact of Capability and Compatibility on Favorable and Unfavorable Reputations," (with Yuri Mishina, Emily Block, ),  Administrative Science Association of Canada Conference Proceedings, 2008.

"Creating Breakthroughs: Exploring the Experiential Antecedents of Search and Knowledge Creation,"  Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings, 2007.

"Research Career Success and Weak Paradigms: The Role of Activity, Resiliency, and True Scores," (with John Hollenbeck, ),  Journal of Organizational Behavior, 28, 2007, 933-942.

"Statistical Power and Parameter Stability When Participants are few and Tests are many: Comment on Peterson, Smith, Martorana, and Owens," (with John Hollenbeck, Scott DeRue, ),  Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 2006, 1-5.

Book Articles and Chapters

The Hidden Deception of Knowledge Management Systems: Search, Rigidity, and Declining Radical Innovation, In Lytras, Russ, Meier, & Naeve (Ed.) Knowledge Management Strategies: A Handbook of Applied Technologies (2008).

Top Executives and Global Leadership: At the Intersection of Cultural Intelligence and Strategic Leadership Theory, In Ang & Van Dyne (Ed.) Handbook of Cultural Intelligence: Theory, Measurement, and Applications (2008).

PRESENTATIONS

Michael Mannor, Mathias Arrfelt, Jennifer Nahrgang, Amanda Christenson, Strategic Management Society Conference, Atlanta, GA, "Objective Monitors? Meta-Analytic Evidence of Risk-Bearing as a Moderator of Shareholder and Director Influences," (October 2013).

Michael Mannor, Viva O Bartkus, Strategic Management Society Conference, Atlanta, GA, "Peeking Inside the “Black Box” of Top Executive Decision-Making: A Mediated Model of Devil’s Advocacy," (October 2013).

Michael Mannor, Adam J. Wowak, Mathias Arrfelt, Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, FL, "Can't Buy Me Love? How Charismatic CEOs Supplement Their Charms with Instrumental Behaviors.," (August 2013).

Michael Mannor, Adam J. Wowak, Kaitlin Wowak, Academy of Management Conference, Orlando, FL, "Take It Back: The Effect of CEO Stock Options on the Likelihood of Product Recalls.," (August 2013).

Michael Mannor, Mathias Arrfelt, Jennifer Nahrgang, Amanda Christenson, Strategic Management Society Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, "All Risk-Taking is Not the Same: Examining the Competing Effects on Firm Risk and Firm Performance with Meta-Analysis. ," (October 2012).

Michael Mannor, Viva O Bartkus, Strategic Management Society Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, "Façades of Rigor? The Spillover of Top Executive Insecurity into Team Construction, Decision-Making Process, and Strategic Conformity.," (October 2012).

Mathias Arrfelt, Michael Mannor, Jennifer Nahrgang, Amanda Christenson, Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA, "All Risk-Taking is Not the Same: Examining the Competing Effects of Risk-Taking on Firm Risk and Firm Performance with Meta-Analysis," (August 2012).

Michael Mannor, Mathias Arrfelt, Adam Wowak, Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA, "Arrogant but Not Ignorant? How CEOs Manage Their Own Hubris with Conservative Coping Mechanisms," (August 2012).

Michael Mannor, Fadel Matta, Emily Block, Adam Steinbach, Jim Davis, Academy of Management Conference, Boston, MA, "Liability of Breadth? Biased Evaluations of Experience in Threatening vs. Opportunistic Environments," (August 2012).

Michael Mannor, Mathias Arrfelt, Strategic Management Society Conference, Miami, FL, "CEO Hubris, Firm Debt, and Profitability: Arrogant but Not Ignorant," (October 2011).

Michael Mannor, Gerry McNamara, Danny Gamache, Strategic Management Society Conference, Miami, FL, "Framed for Action: The Influences of Positive, Negative, and Ambivalent CEO Perceptions on Organizational Action," (October 2011).

Michael Mannor, Jamal Shamsie, Don Conlon, Academy of Management Conference, San Antonio, TX, "Bringing Experience to Resources: Examining the Contribution of Producers to Hollywood Film Projects," (August 2011).

Michael Mannor, Oklahoma State University - Doctoral Strategy Seminar (Co-Taught), Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, (November 2010).

Michael Mannor, Emily Block, James H Davis, Strategic Management Society Conference, Rome, Italy, "An Entrepreneur Experience Paradox: Focused Rigidity vs. Broad Information Networks in New Venture Strategy Formation," (September 2010).

Jamal Shamsie, Don Conlon, Michael Mannor, Strategic Management Society Conference, Rome, Italy, "Bringing Experience to Resources: Examining the Contribution of Producers to Hollywood Film Projects," (September 2010).

Jamal Shamsie, Michael Mannor, Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference, Atlanta, GA, "Looking Inside the Dream Team: Tacit Knowledge as a Driver of Performance," (May 2010).

Michael Mannor, Strategic Management Society Conference, Washington, D.C. , "Creating Blockbusters? Experiential Learning and Creative and Commercial Performance in Hollywood," (October 2009).

Michael Mannor, Strategic Management Society Conference, Washington, D.C. , "Depth, Breadth, and Diversity: Experiential Learning and Knowledge Creation in the Pharmaceutical Industry," (October 2009).

Michael Mannor, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, "Depth, Breadth, and Diversity: Experiential Learning and Knowledge Creation in Drug Discovery," (August 2009).

Jamal Shamsie, Michael Mannor, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, "Looking Inside the Dream Team: Tacit Knowledge as a Driver of Performance," (August 2009).

Fred Morgeson, Michael Mannor, Elizabeth Peterson, Stephen Humphrey, Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology Conference, APA, New Orleans, "Antecedents and Consequences of Team Leader Adaptability," (April 2009).

Jamal Shamsie, Michael Mannor, Strategic Management Society Conference, Cologne, Germany, "Moving First into a Market: Introduction of New Formats among U.S. Radio Stations," (October 2008).

Michael Mannor, Mathias Arrfelt, Robert Wiseman, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA , "A Second Look at CEO Hubris: Assessing the Measurement and Viability of CEO Hubris as a Predictor of Firm Strategy and Performance," (August 2008).

Scott DeRue, Elizabeth Peterson, Michael Mannor, Fred Morgeson, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, "A Two-Horse Race? The Impact of CEO Characteristics and Governance Structures on Firm Performance," (August 2008).

Yuri Mishina, Emily Block, Michael Mannor, Administrative Science Association of Canada Annual Conference, Halifax, Canada, "The Impact of Capability and Compatibility on Favorable and Unfavorable Reputations," (May 2008).

Yuri Mishina, Jamal Shamsie, Michael Mannor, Federico Aime, Grief Entrepreneurship Research Symposium, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA , "The Role of Financial Resources, Experience, and Working Relationships on the Success of Film Projects," (March 2008).

Michael Mannor, Strategic Management Society Conference, San Diego, CA, "Building Ambidexterity: Generating Knowledge-Based Diversity to Promote Creative Balance in Organizations," (October 2007).

Michael Mannor, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, "Creating Breakthroughs: Deconstructing the Experiential Antecedents of Search and Knowledge Creation," (August 2007).

Jamal Shamsie, Michael Mannor, Helaine Korn, Alan Eisner, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, "Ruling the Airwaves: Untangling the Effect of Resources on the Performance of Commercial Radio Stations," (August 2007).

Jamal Shamsie, Michael Mannor, Don Conlon, International Association of Conflict Management Conference, Budapest, Hungary, "Lights! Camera! Conflict? Evaluating the Success of Knowledge Integration among Partnerships in the Motion Picture Industry," (July 2007).

Michael Mannor, Yuri Mishina, Jamal Shamsie, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference, Madrid, Spain, "The Role of Resources and Experience on the Success of Film Projects," (June 2007).

Jamal Shamsie, Michael Mannor, Helaine Korn, Alan Eisner, Strategic Management Society Conference, Vienna, Austria , "The Effects of Knowledge Resources on Commercial Radio Stations," (October 2006).

Michael Mannor, Emily Block, Yuri Mishina, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, "Climbing Up a Hill vs. Falling Off a Cliff: Toward a New Theoretical Perspective of Good and Bad Reputations," (August 2006).

Jamal Shamsie, Michael Mannor, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, "Looking Inside the Dream Team: Reconciling Divergent Perspectives of Resources," (August 2006).

Michael Mannor, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA , "The Hidden Deception of Knowledge Management Systems: Search, Rigidity, & Declining Radical Innovation," (August 2006).

Michael Mannor, The International Cultural Intelligence Conference, Dallas, TX , "Global Leadership: The Intersection of Cultural Intelligence and Strategic Leadership Theory," (May 2006).

Michael Mannor, Jamal Shamsie, Strategic Management Society Conference, Orlando, FL, "Looking Inside the Dream Team: Reconciling Divergent Perspectives of Resources," (October 2005).

Stephen Humphrey, Fred Morgeson, Michael Mannor, Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology Conference, Los Angeles, CA, "Understanding Team Performance: The Importance of Experience & Ability in Core and Non-Core Team Roles," (April 2005).

WORKING PAPERS

Don Colon, Jamal Shamsie, "Bringing Managerial Experience to Resources: Examining the Contribution of Producers to Hollywood Film Projects, revise and re-submit at SMJ."

Gerry McNamara, Danny Gamaache, Russell Johnson, "Playing to win or playing not to lose: The impact of CEO regulatory focus on firm acquisitions, revise-and-resubmit at AMJ."

Adam Wowak, Katie Wowak, "Take It Back: The Effect of CEO Stock Options on the Likelihood of Product Recalls, revise-and-resubmit at SMJ."