Note: For detailed information on my research, including descriptions and direct downloads of published and working papers, presentation slides, and links to media references where available, see RESEARCH.

Journal Articles


Smith, E.B. & B. Rand. Forthcoming. "Simulating macro-level effects from micro-level observations." Management Science.


Smith, E.B. & H. Chae. Forthcoming. "The effect of organizational atypicality on reference group selection and performance evaluation." Organization Science.


Smith, E.B. & S. Gai. 2017. "Institutional Interruption: A relational account of the growth and decline of product heterogeneity in the global hedge fund industry." Industrial and Corporate Change 26(6): 1039-1066.


Smith, E.B. & H. Chae. 2016. "'We do what we must, and call it by the best names': Can Deliberate Names Mitigate the Consequences of Organizational Nonconformity?" Strategic Management Journal, 37(6): 1021-1033.


Shea, C., T. Menon, E.B. Smith, K. Emich. 2015. "The affective antecedents of social network structure." Social Networks, 43: 91-99.


Smith, E.B. & Y. Hou. 2015. "Redundant Heterogeneity and Group Performance." Organization Science, 26(1): 37-51.
[Best Paper Proceedings, 2014 Academy of Management – OB Division]


Smith, E.B. 2015. Review of "Organizational Myopia: Problems of Rationality and Foresight in Organizations," by Maurizio Catino. American Journal of Sociology, 120(5).


Menon, T. & E.B. Smith. 2014. "Identities in flux: Cognitive network activation in times of change." Social Science Research, 45: 117-130.


Smith, E.B. 2013. "From role conflict to evaluation discordance: How do conflicting performance evaluations affect risk taking in multiple audience contexts?" Research in Organizational Sciences.


Bothner, M., Y.K. Kim, & E.B. Smith. 2012. "How Does Status Affect Performance? Status as an Asset versus Status as a Liability in PGA and NASCAR." Organization Science, 23(2): 416-433.


Smith, E.B., T. Menon, & L. Thompson. 2012. "Status Differences in the Cognitive Activation of Social Networks." Organization Science, 23(1), 67-82.


Smith, E.B. 2011. "Identities as Lenses: How Organizational Identity Affects Audiences' Evaluation of Organizational Performance." Administrative Science Quarterly, 56(1), 61-94.
[Best Published Paper Award, 2012 Academy of Management – OMT Division]


Bothner, M., J. Podolny, & E.B. Smith. 2011. "Organizing Contests for Status: The Matthew Effect versus the Mark Effect." Management Science, 57(3), 439-57.
[Best Paper Proceedings, 2009 Academy of Management – OMT Division]


Bothner, M., R. Haynes, W. Lee, & E.B. Smith. 2010. "When do Matthew Effects Occur?" The Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 33(2), 80-114.


Bothner, M., E.B. Smith, & H. White. 2010. "A Model of Robust Positions in Social Networks." American Journal of Sociology, 116(3), 943-92.

Working Papers & Papers Under Review


Cao, J. & E.B. Smith. "Why do High Status People Have Larger Social Networks? Belief in Status-Quality Coupling as a Driver of Social Networking Behavior." (R&R at Org Science)


Smith, E.B. & K. Gaughan. "Better in the shadows? Public attention, media coverage, and market reactions to female CEO appointments." [Best Paper Award, 2016 Academy of Management - OMT Division] (R&R at ASQ)


Smith, E.B. "It's not how many but how different: The effect of investor dissimilarity on analyst coverage." (Under review)


Smith, E.B. & Y. Tian. "Stretched Too Thin? The Paradox of Promoting Diversity in Higher Education." (Working paper)


Smith, E.B. K. Gaughan. "News, networks, and the incorporation of information into price." (Working paper)


Smith, E.B. & W. Rand. "Can one bad apple spoil the bushel? Re-examining Becker's theory of discrimination when market value rules."


Smith, E.B., C. Wang, & T. Menon. "Networks as Self-Defense: Identity Threat and Compensatory Cognitive Network Activation" (Working paper)


Smith, E.B. & T. Menon. "Tempering the glass ceiling? Gender and network activation under contrasting feelings of self-efficacy" (Working Paper)


Menon, T., E.B. Smith, & M. Small. "Network heuristics: A judgment and decision making perspective on social network research" (Working Paper)


Business & Teaching Cases


Aura Living: Designing Strategy and Status in Saudi Arabia

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream (Columbus OH)