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Carroll School of Management

William Stevenson, Ph.D.

associate professor - management and organization department

William Stevenson

William Stevenson holds a B.S. in economics from the University of Maryland and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from the University of California, Riverside. He taught at the University of California, Irvine prior to coming to the Boston College Carroll School of Management in 1988. Before his academic career, Dr. Stevenson was a management analyst for the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Washington, D.C. and a consultant at the Bureau of Social Science Research in Washington, D.C.

He is interested in how organizational design, social networks, and individual influence combine to creation organizational outcomes. He is currently conducting research on environmental sustainability efforts in organizations.

His recent publications include Social Capital and Social Influence on the Board of Directors. Journal of Management Studies, (2009), 46(1):16-44.Strategy and Legitimacy: Governance in the Mutual Funds Industry (with Robert Radin, Corporate Governance, 2006), Pharmaceutical Companies’ Response to the HIV Crisis (with Jordi Trullen, Business and Society, 2006), Front and Backstage Processes of an Organizational Restructuring Effort (with Jean M. Bartunek and Stephen P. Borgatti, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 2003), Nationality, Cultural Distance, and Expatriate States: Effects of the Managerial Network in a Multinational Enterprise (with Ivan Manev, Journal of International Business Studies, 2001), and Agency and Social Networks: Strategies of Action in a Social Structure of Position, Opposition and Opportunity (with Danna Greenberg, Administrative Science Quarterly, 2000). He is an associate editor of the journal Social Network Analysis and Mining and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Organizational Behavior. He has served as a reviewer for Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, America Sociological Review, The Journal of Management Studies, The Journal of Management Inquiry, Sociological Theory, and The Journal of Business Research.

Dr. Stevenson teaches courses in environmental management, organizational research, and leadership.

Carroll School of Management
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