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.
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. Forthcoming. "Institutional Interruption: A relational account of the growth and decline of product heterogeneity in the global hedge fund industry." Industrial and Corporate Change.
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
Smith, E.B. & B. Rand. "Simulating macro-level effects from micro-level observations." (R&R at Management Science)
Smith, E.B. "It's not how many but how different: The effect of investor dissimilarity on analyst coverage." (Under review)
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] (Under review)
Smith, E.B., C. Wang, & T. Menon. "Networks as Self-Defense: Identity Threat and Compensatory Cognitive Network Activation" (Under Review)
Smith, E.B. & J. Cao. "Why do High Status People Have Larger Social Networks? Belief in Status-Quality Coupling as a Driver of Social Networking Behavior." (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)
Smith, E.B. "Social Distance and Network Measurements of Social Centrality" (Working Paper)
Business & Teaching Cases
Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream (Columbus OH)