William H. Starbuck

University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business

Courtesy Professor

1208 University of Oregon

Eugene, OR 97403-1208

United States

New York University (NYU) - Department of Management and Organizational Behavior

Retired

44 West 4th Street

New York, NY 10012

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

45

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Scholarly Papers (45)

1.

Executives’ Perceptual Filters: What They Notice and How They Make Sense

Donald Hambrick (ed.). The Executive Effect: Concepts and Methods for Studying Top Managers. Greenwich. CT: JAI Press, 1988, pp. 35-65
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 26 Dec 2015
William H. Starbuck and Frances J. Milliken
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business and New York University (NYU) - Department of Management and Organizational Behavior
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executives, perception, sensemaking, noticing

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How Organizations Learn from Success and Failure

Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge; M. Dierkes, A. Berthoin Antal, J. Child, and I. Nonaka (eds.); Oxford University Press, 2001
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 29 Dec 2015
William H. Starbuck and Bo Hedberg
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business and Stockholm University
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learning, success, failure, organizations

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To Avoid Organizational Crises, Unlearn

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 27 Dec 2015
Paul Nystrom and William H. Starbuck
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business and University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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organizations, learning, unlearning, crises, threats

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Responding to Crises

Journal of Business Administration, 1978, 9(2): 111-137
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Dec 2015 Last Revised: 29 Dec 2015
William H. Starbuck, Arent Greve and Bo Hedberg
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business, NHH Norwegian School of Economics and Stockholm University
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crises, threats, adaptation, environmental change

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Learning from Failures: Why it May Not Happen

Long Range Planning, Vol. 38, pp. 281-298, 2005
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 07 Apr 2011
William H. Starbuck and Philippe Baumard
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business and Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM)
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learning, failures

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How Much Better are the Most Prestigious Journals? The Statistics of Academic Publication

Organization Science, Vol. 16, pp. 180-200, 2005
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 07 Apr 2011
William H. Starbuck
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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citations, journals, knowledge, peer review, personnel evaluation, research, reviewing

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Unlearning Ineffective or Obsolete Technologies

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14188
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 15 Oct 2008
William H. Starbuck
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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Payoffs and Pitfalls of Strategic Learning

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Mar 2007
William H. Starbuck, Michael L. Barnett and Philippe Baumard
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business, Rutgers Business School, Newark & New Brunswick and Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM)
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learning, cognitive learning, noncognitive learning, success, failure

9.

Opening Pandora's Box: Studying the Accuracy of Managers' Perceptions

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14187
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 14 Oct 2008
William H. Starbuck and John M. Mezias
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business and University of Miami - Department of Management
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10.

European and North American Origins of Competitive Advantage

Advances in Strategic Management, Vol. 27, 2010, THE GLOBALIZATION OF STRATEGY RESEARCH, pp. 313-351, Joel Baum, Joseph Lampel, eds., JAI-Emerald, 2010, Pace University Management Research Paper No. 2011/03
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 07 Apr 2011
William H. Starbuck, Thomas C. Powell and Noushi Rahman
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business, University of Oxford and Pace University - Lubin School of Business
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11.

Knowledge and Information Work in Organizations

NYU Working Paper No. 2451/14238
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Oct 2008
Kenneth Laudon and William H. Starbuck
affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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Keeping a Butterfly and an Elephant in a House of Cards: The Elements of Exceptional Success

Journal of Management Studies, Volume 30, Issue 6, pages 885-921, November 1993
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 26 Dec 2015
William H. Starbuck
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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Success, learning, teamwork, leadership, opportunism

13.

Organizations as Action Generators

Number of pages: 17 Posted: 27 Dec 2015
William H. Starbuck
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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organizations, rationalization, retrospection, adaptation, learning

14.

Barriers to Creating Knowledge

Pages 471-490 in Mark Easterby-Smith and Marjorie A. Lyles (eds.), Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge. Blackwell, 2003.
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 27 Dec 2015
Mikelle Calhoun and William H. Starbuck
New York University (NYU) and University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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learning, knowledge, consensus, barriers

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Camping on Seesaws: Prescriptions for a Self-Designing Organization

Administrative Science Quarterly, March 1976, volume 21, pp. 41-65
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 26 Dec 2015
Bo Hedberg, Paul Nystrom and William H. Starbuck
Stockholm University, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business and University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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organizations, adaptation, goals, development

16.

Fads in Organization Theory

Mélanges en l'honneur de Jacques Rojot, 2010
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 07 Apr 2011
William H. Starbuck and Joan Dunbar
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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17.

Organizational Facades

Number of pages: 10 Posted: 27 Dec 2015
William H. Starbuck and Paul Nystrom
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business and University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business
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organizartions, appearances, facades, public relations

18.

Which Dreams Come True? Endogeneity, Industry Structure and Forecasting Accuracy

Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 653-672, 2003
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 13 Nov 2004
Michael L. Barnett, William H. Starbuck and Narryan Pant
Rutgers Business School, Newark & New Brunswick, University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business and Clean Slate Consulting Pte. LTD.
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Forecasting, endogeneity, industry structure

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The Constant Causes of Never-Ending Faddishness in the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 25, pp. 108-116, 2009
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 06 Apr 2011
William H. Starbuck
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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20.

Why I Stopped Trying to Understand the Real World

Organization Studies 25(7): 1271-1293, 2004
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Dec 2015
William H. Starbuck
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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research, methodology, social construction, hypothesis tests, rationality

21.

Ancient Chinese Theories of Control

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 Dec 2015
Violina P. Rindova and William H. Starbuck
University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business and University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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China, Leadership, Control, Chinese History, Laws

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Forging a Path Forward: How to Get More Value from Management Research

Showcase Symposium, Academy of Management Conference, Chicago IL, 2009.
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 16 Mar 2010
The Pennsylvania State University - Smeal College of Business, University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Rutgers Business School, Newark & New Brunswick
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management education, institutional change

23.

Cognitive Reactions to Rare Events: Perceptions, Uncertainty, and Learning

Organization Science, Vol. 20, pp. 925-937, 2009
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 06 Apr 2011
William H. Starbuck
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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learning, rare events, uncertainty, reliable data

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Challenger: Fine-Tuning the Odds Until Something Breaks

Journal of Management Studies, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 319-340, 1988
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Dec 2015
William H. Starbuck and Frances J. Milliken
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business and New York University (NYU) - Department of Management and Organizational Behavior
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learning from experience, intraorganizational politics, success, fine-tuning

25.

Learning by Knowledge-Intensive Firms

Journal of Management Studies, Volume 29, Issue 6, pages 713-740, November 1992
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 Dec 2015
William H. Starbuck
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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learning, firms, expertise, knowledge

26.

When Is Play Productive?

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Dec 2015
William H. Starbuck and Jane Webster
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business and Queen's University - Smith School of Business
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work, play, computers

27.

Fads, Fashions and the Fluidity of Knowledge: Peter Senge's 'The Learning Organization'

In Mark Easterby-Smith and Marjorie A. Lyles (eds.), Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management, 2nd edition. Wiley, 2011, pp. 225-248
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 13 Apr 2017
Mikelle Calhoun, William H. Starbuck and Eric Abrahamson
New York University (NYU), University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business and Columbia Business School - Management
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fads, fashions, organzations, management

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Distrust in Dependence: The Ancient Challenge of Superior-Subordinate Relations

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Dec 2015
William H. Starbuck and Violina P. Rindova
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business and University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business
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leadership, history, trust. dependence, supervision

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Researchers Should Make Thoughtful Assessments Instead of Null-Hypothesis Significance Tests

Schwab, A., Abrahamson, E., Starbuck, W. H., & Fidler, F. (2011). Researchers Should Make Thoughtful Assessments Instead of Null-Hypothesis Significance Tests. Organization Science, 22(4), 1105-1120.
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 Apr 2017
Andreas Schwab, Eric Abrahamson, William H. Starbuck and Fiona Fidler
Iowa State University - Management Department, Columbia Business School - Management, University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business and University of Melbourne
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research design, methodology, statistics, analyses

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Creating Better Understanding of Organizations While Building Better Organizations

Sage Handbook of New Approaches in Management and Organization, edited by David Barry and Hans Hansen. London: Sage Publications, 2008, pp. 554-564
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 12 Apr 2017
Roger L. M. Dunbar, A. Georges L. Romme and William H. Starbuck
New York University (NYU) - Department of Management and Organizational Behavior, Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) - Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences and University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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organization, design, improvement

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Innocents in the Forest: Forecasting and Research Methods

Journal of Management; June 1990; 16, 2; pg. 433
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Dec 2015
P. Narayan Pant and William H. Starbuck
INSEAD - Singapore and University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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forecasting, prediction, research methods, models

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Can We Still Fix M@n@gement? The Narrow Path Towards a Brighter Future in Organizing Practices

M@n@gement, Vol. 12, No. 5, pp. 332-359, 2009
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Apr 2011
William H. Starbuck and Stewart R. Clegg
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business and University of Technology, Sydney - School of Management
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Organizing at and Beyond the Limits

Organization Studies, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 541-566, 2007
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Apr 2011
William H. Starbuck and Moshe Farjoun
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business and York University
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accidents, innovation, capabilities, cognition

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Five Stories that Illustrate Three Generalizations About Radical Innovations

Industrial Marketing Management, 2014, 43(4): 1278–1283
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Apr 2017
William H. Starbuck
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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innovation, discovery, marketing, social interaction, leadership, perception

35.

Studying the Accuracy of Managers' Perceptions: A Research Odyssey

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 18 Aug 2003
John M. Mezias and William H. Starbuck
University of Miami - Department of Management and University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
Downloads 18 (636,092)
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Why We Need More Powerful Multinational Corporations

Insights (University of Melbourne), 2014, 15 (November): 23-29
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 13 Apr 2017
William H. Starbuck
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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corporations, governance, globalization

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A Call for Openness in Research Reporting: How to Turn Covert Practices into Helpful Tools

Academy of Management Learning & Education, 16(1), 125-141 (2017)
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 01 May 2018
Andreas Schwab and William H. Starbuck
Iowa State University - Management Department and University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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Research Ethics, Research Reporting, p-Hacking, HARKing, Abduction, Inference

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Using Baseline Models to Improve Theories About Emerging Markets

Pages 3-33 in Research Methodology in Strategy and Management, Volume 7: East Meets West, C. Wang, D. Bergh and D. Ketchen (eds.), Emerald, 2012
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 12 Apr 2017
Andreas Schwab and William H. Starbuck
Iowa State University - Management Department and University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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hypotheses, models, analysis, emerging markets

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Why Baseline Modelling is Better than Null-Hypothesis Testing: Examples from Research About International Management, Developing Countries, and Emerging Markets

Schwab, A. & Starbuck, W. H. (2013). Why Baseline Modeling is Better than Null-Hypothesis Testing: Examples from Research about International Management, Developing Countries, and Emerging Markets. In T. Devinney, T. Pedersen & L. Tihanyi (eds.), Advances in International Management, Vol. 26, 171-19
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Apr 2017
Andreas Schwab and William H. Starbuck
Iowa State University - Management Department and University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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baseline model, model comparison, theory development, hypothesis testing

40.

Why and Where Do Academics Publish?

M@n@gement, 2013, 16(5): 707-718
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 11 Apr 2017
William H. Starbuck
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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academia, research methodology, academic journals, journal editors, universities

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Mahalo: Sustaining JMI's Positive Spirit

Journal of Management Inquiry (2018) V. 27, pp 154-157
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 12 Jan 2019
Alan D. Meyer and William H. Starbuck
University of Oregon - Department of Management and University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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developmental reviewing, editorial practice

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Collegial 'Nests' Can Foster Critical Thinking, Innovative Ideas, and Scientific Progress

Strategic Organization, 14(2), 167-177 (2016)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 01 May 2018
Andreas Schwab and William H. Starbuck
Iowa State University - Management Department and University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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research collaboration, group discussion, innovation, scientific progress, shared ideology

43.

Tradeoffs Among Editorial Goals in Complex Publishing Environments

Opening the Black Box of Editorship, co-edited with Yehuda Baruch, Alison M. Konrad, and Herman Aguinis. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Apr 2017
William H. Starbuck, Herman Aguinis, Alison M. Konrad and Yehuda Baruch
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business, University of Colorado at Denver - Health Sciences Center, University of Western Ontario - Richard Ivey School of Business and Southampton Business School
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editing, journals, editorial goals, performance

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What Makes a Paper Influential and Frequently Cited?

Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 47, Issue 7, pp. 1394-1404, November 2010
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 28 Sep 2010
William H. Starbuck
University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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The Challenges of March and Simon's Organizations: Introduction to the Special Issue

Journal of Management Studies, Vol. 56, Issue 8, pp. 1517-1526, 2019
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 29 May 2020
University of California, Irvine, Université Paris X Nanterre, Carnegie Mellon University and University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist School of Business
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Carnegie School, decision‐making, empirically‐based theory, management cognition