Professor Glenn Carroll, BA, MA, PhD
Glenn Carroll's research addresses basic questions of organizational theory, strategic management, and organizational and industrial evolution. His most recent project studies socially constructed authenticity – how consumers and others value authenticity, how consumers search for authenticity in products and services, and how consumers interpret organizational behavior and structure as reflecting authenticity. His research Interests include Authenticity, Organizations, Organizational Culture, Strategy and Evolution.
Carroll enjoys teaching Critical Analytical Thinking, Organization Design and Strategy in MBA programs and Executive Education programs. He will teach a new class in 2015-16 on Leading Through Culture. His classes typically involve the application of theoretical ideas to real-world settings and managerial problems. He has supervised a number of business cases, including companies such as Caterpillar, Nike, GlobeOp, Attune Foods, Illy Caffe, Cocoa Pete's, Wind River Systems, the American Heart Association, Agilent Technologies, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, American Craft Brew International, and the Mendocino Brewing Co.
Glenn Carroll grew up in Indiana and attended Indiana University, followed by Stanford University, where he received his doctorate. Carroll has been on the faculties of Brown University, the University of California, Berkeley, Columbia University and Stanford University (where he currently holds a senior position). Carroll has visited many universities and institutes outside the US, including the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the National University of Singapore. He has taught executives from many corporations, large and small.
Carroll has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, a Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, and the recipient of an honorary doctorate in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp.
- 1: Lehman, D.W., Kovacs, B. & Carroll, G.R. (2014). Conflicting Social Codes and Organizations: Hygiene and Authenticity in Consumer Evaluations of Restaurants. Management Science 60(10): 2602-2617.
- 2: Carroll, G.R., Feng, M. & Kuilman, J. (2014). The Handover in Hong Kong: Impact on Business Formation. Sociological Science 1: 366-396.
- 3: O’Connor, K., Carroll,C.R. & Kovács, B. (2017). Disambiguating authenticity: Interpretations of value and appeal. PLoS ONE 12(6): e0179187.
- 4: Wheaton, D.R. & Carroll, G.R. (2017). Where did “Tex-Mex” come from? The divisive emergence of a social category. Research in Organizational Behavior 37: 143-166.
- 5: Kovács, B., Carroll, G.R. & Lehman, D.W. (2017). The Perils of Proclaiming an Authentic Organizational Identity. Sociological Science 4: 80-106.
- 6: Carroll, G.R. & O’Connor, K. (2014). Biology, Evolution and Organizations: Promises and Challenges in Building the Foundations. In The Biological Foundations of Organizational Behavior. Colarelli, Stephen M. & Arvey, Richdar D. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 311-342.
- Carroll, G.R., Hannan, M.T. & Pòlos, L. (2007). Social codes and ecologies The logics of organization theory.
- Hannan, M.T., Polos, L. & Carroll, G.R. (2007). The logics of organization theory: Audiences, codes and ecologies. Princeton.: Princeton University Press.
- Carroll, G.R. & Harrison, J.R. (2005). Culture and demography in organizations. Princeton University Press.
- Carroll, G.R., McKendrick, D.G., Feng, M. & Le Mens, G. (2009). Studying populations of organizations over time. In The Sage Handbook of Organizational Research Methods. Bryman, A. & Buchanan, D. Newbury Park CA: Sage. 213-229.
- Carroll, G.R. (2007). Organizational demography. In International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies. Clegg, S. & Bailey, J. Newbury Park CA: Sage. 3: 1042-1044.
- Kovács, B., Carroll, G.R. & Lehman, D.W. (2014). Authenticity and Consumer Value Ratings: Empirical Tests from the Restaurant Domain. Organization Science 25(2): 458-478.
- Negro, G., Perritti, F. & Carroll, G.R. (2013). Challenger Groups, Commercial Organizations, and Policy Enactment: Local Lesbian/Gay Rights Ordinances in the United States from 1972 to 2008. American Journal of Sociology 119(3): 790-832.
- Carrol, G., Harrisson, J.R. & McKendrick, D. (2012). Selection and Variation in Organizational Evolution. Industrial and Corporate Change 21(1): 217-243.
- Carroll, G.R. & Torfason, M.T. (2011). Restaurant organizational forms and community in the U.S. in 2005. City & Community 10(1): 1-24.
- Carroll, G.R. & Kovács, B. (2010). Niche width and scale in organizational competition: A computational approach. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 16(1): 29-60.
- Carroll, G.R., Feng, M., Le Mens, G. & McKendrick, D.G. (2010). Organizational evolution with fuzzy technological formats: Tape drive producers in the world market, 1951-1998. Research in the Sociology of Organizations 31: 203-233.
- Bogaert, S., Boone, C. & Carrol, G.R (2010). Organizational form emergence and competing professional schemata of Dutch accounting, 1884–1939. Research in the Sociology of Organizations 31: 115-150.
- Carroll, G.R., Khessina, O. & McKendrick, D.G. (2010). The social lives of products: Analyzing product demography for management theory and practice. Academy of Management Annals 4: 157-203.
- Carroll, G.R. & Wheaton, D.R. (2009). The organizational construction of authenticity: An examination of contemporary food and dining in the U.S. Research in Organizational Behavior 29: 255-282.
- Carroll, G.R. & Koçak, Ö. (2008). Growing church organizations in diverse U.S. communities 1890-1926. American Journal of Sociology 113(5): 1272-1315.
- Carroll, G.R. & Khessina, O.M. (2008). Product demography of de novo and de alio firms in the optical disk drive industry, 1983-1999. Organization Science 19(1): 25-38.
- Carroll, G.R., Harrison, R.J., Lin, J. & Carley, K. (2007). Simulation modeling in organizational and management research. Academy of Management Review 32(4): 1229-1245.
- Carroll, G.R., Boone, C. & van Witteloostuijn, A. (2004). Size, differentiation and the performance of Dutch daily newspapers. Industrial and Corporate Change 13(1): 117-148.
- McKendrick, D.G., Jaffee, J., Carroll, G.R. & Khessina, O.M. (2003). In the bud ? disk array producers as a (possibly) emergent organizational form. Administrative Science Quarterly 48(1): 60-93.
- Dobrev, S., Kim, T-Y. & Carroll, G.R. (2003). Shifting gears, shifting niches: Organizational inertia and change in the evolution of the US automobile industry, 1885-1981. Organization Science 14(3): 264-282.
- Dobrev, S. & Carroll, G.R. (2003). Size (and competition) among organizations: Modeling scale-based selection among automobile producers in four major countries, 1885-1981. Strategic Management Journal 24(6): 541-558.
- Carroll, G.R. & Harrison, J.R. (2002). Come together? The organizational dynamics of post-merger cultural integration. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory 10(5-7): 349-368.
- Polos, L., Hannan, M.T. & Carroll, G.R. (2002). Foundations of a theory of social forms. Industrial and Corporate Change 11(1): 85-115.
- Carroll, G.R., Stanislav Dobrev, S. & Swaminathan, A. (2002). Organizational processes of resource partitioning. Research in Organizational Behavior 24: 1-40.
- Boone, C.A.J.J., Carroll, G.R. & van Witteloostuijn, A. (2002). Resource distributions and market partitioning: Dutch daily newspapers, 1968 to 1994. American Sociological Review 67(3): 408-431.
- Carroll, Glenn R. & Harrison, J.R. (2002). The dynamics of cultural influence networks. Computational & Mathematical Organization Theory 8(1): 5-30.
- Dobrev, S., Kim T-Y. & Carroll, G.R. (2002). The evolution of organizational niches: U.S. automobile manufacturers, 1885-1981. Administrative Science Quarterly 47(2): 233-264.