• 4695 Citations
19942019

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Research Interests

Professor Ocasio is an organizational theorist, with an interdisciplinary perspective combining sociology, psychology, and strategic management. His varied research interests are brought together by a focus on explaining both the determinants of organizational and industry attention and its consequences for stability and change in organizations and institutions. Currently he is studying the determinants and consequences of attention through a variety of mechanisms, including specialized vocabularies of organizing, decision making structures and processes, and the development and deployment of political capital by organizational executives.

Education/Academic qualification

Organizational Behavior, PhD, Stanford University

… → 1992

General Management, MBA, Harvard University

… → 1984

Economics, BA, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez

… → 1976

Research interests

  • Organizational change
  • Political economy/design

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Research Output

Performance feedback in hierarchical business groups: The cross-level effects of cognitive accessibility on R & D search behavior

Rhee, L., Ocasio, W. & Kim, T. H., Jan 1 2019, In : Organization Science. 30, 1, p. 51-69 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Theorizing About an AOM President’s Response to Crisis and the Counter Responses It Evoked

    Bartunek, J. M., Elsbach, K. D., Bell, E., Markides, C., Christianson, M. G., Sutcliffe, K. M., Pratt, M. G., Coyle-Shapiro, J. A. M., Glynn, M. A., Ocasio, W., Burton, M. D. & Ventresca, M. J., Jul 1 2019, In : Journal of Management Inquiry. 28, 3, p. 276-282 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Communication and attention dynamics: An attention-based view of strategic change

    Ocasio, W., Laamanen, T. & Vaara, E., Jan 1 2018, In : Strategic Management Journal. 39, 1, p. 155-167 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 22 Scopus citations

    Is that an opportunity? An attention model of top managers' opportunity beliefs for strategic action

    Shepherd, D. A., Mcmullen, J. S. & Ocasio, W., Mar 1 2017, In : Strategic Management Journal. 38, 3, p. 626-644 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 52 Scopus citations

    History, society, and institutions: The role of collective memory in the emergence and evolution of societal logics

    Ocasio, W., Mauskapf, M. & Steele, C. W. J., Oct 1 2016, In : Academy of Management Review. 41, 4, p. 676-699 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 24 Scopus citations