• 4903 Citations
1994 …2020

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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

Institutions: Everywhere But Not Everything

Ocasio, W. & Gai, S. L., Jul 1 2020, In : Journal of Management Inquiry. 29, 3, p. 262-271 10 p.

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  • 2 Scopus citations

    March and the pursuit of organizational intelligence: The interplay between procedural rationality and sensible foolishness

    Ocasio, W., Rhee, L. & Boynton, D., Feb 1 2020, In : Industrial and Corporate Change. 29, 1, p. 225-239 15 p.

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  • 1 Scopus citations

    Varieties of political capital and power in organizations: A review and integrative framework

    Ocasio, W., Pozner, J. E. & Milner, D., Jan 2020, In : Academy of Management Annals. 14, 1, p. 303-338 36 p.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 1 Scopus citations