MARK THOMAS KENNEDY
Department of Management and Organization
Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
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EDUCATION Ph.D. Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management (Dec. 2003)
Joint Program in Management and Organizations and Sociology.
Dissertation: “The earliest moments of new niches: firms, the media and
M.B.A. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (1992)
Majors in Strategy, Organization Behavior and Marketing
A.B. Stanford University (1986)
Special Program in the Philosophy and Logic of Formal Systems.
Specializations in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.
RESEARCH Strategy Entrepreneurship & innovation
INTERESTS Market formation Organizational change
Media information flows Strategic decision making Leadersh
PAPERS Published or Accepted for Publication:
Kennedy, Mark Thomas, and Peer C. Fiss. “Institutionalization, Framing, and
Diffusion: The Logic of TQM Adoption and Implementation Decisions among
U.S. Hospitals.” Academy of Management Journal; forthcoming (accepted April, 2008).
(See abstract at AMJ, paper at personal web site.)
Kennedy, Mark Thomas. 2008. “Getting Counted: Markets, Media, and Reality.”
American Sociological Review, 73(2): 270-295. (See paper.)
Kennedy, Mark Thomas, and Peer C. Fiss. 2006. “Looking Good and Doing Better:
Rethinking Motivations for Adopting Innovations.” Proceedings of the Sixty-fifth
Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (CD). ISSN 1543-8643.
Kennedy, Mark Thomas. 2005. “Behind the One-Way Mirror: Refraction in the
construction of product market categories.” Poetics 33:201-226. (See paper.)
Papers under revision for invited resubmission:
Kennedy, Mark Thomas. “How Cognitive Embedding Shapes Market Dynamics.”
Revise and resubmit at Academy of Management Journal.
Fiss, Peer Christian, Gerald F. Davis, and Mark Thomas Kennedy. “Gold-plating the
parachute: Practice Variation and Theorization in Diffusion Processes.” Revise and
Resubmit at Organization Science.
PAPERS Under first review:
Fiss, Peer Christian, and Mark Thomas Kennedy. “Of Porkbellies and Professions:
Market Framing and the Creation of Online Advertising Exchanges.” Under
review at Organization Science.
Working papers nearing submission:
Kennedy, Mark Thomas, and Edward J. Zajac. “Making (and Keeping) it Real: Social
Exchange, Media Coverage and the Enactment of New Market Positions.”
Kennedy, Mark Thomas, and J. Keith Murnighan. “Should I Stay or Should I go?
Identity and Competence in Risky Decisions.”
Working papers down the queue:
Kennedy, Mark Thomas, and Paul M. Hirsch. “The Government Giveth, The
Government Taketh Away: Retractable Safety Nets and the Liberalization of
Papers in Progress:
Chok, Inghwee, and Mark Thomas Kennedy. “Scientific Advisory Boards as a Market
Signaling Strategy for Young Life Sciences Firms.” First results and short paper.
Kennedy, Mark Thomas, and Paul S. Adler. “Classics, Pops Hits and History: Field
Dynamics and Co-citation Networks.” Data collected, organized, and summarized.
INVITED University of Michigan, ICOS Seminar (Interdisciplinary Committee on
TALKS Organizational Studies), September 2007. “The counting conundrum.”
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College. Strategic Management Department
Seminar, January 2008. “Getting counted: markets, media and reality.”
Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley. Organizational Behavior
and Industrial Relations Departmental Seminar, February 2008. “Getting counted:
markets, media and reality.”
CONFERENCE “Market framing and the creation of online advertising exchanges.” With Peer C. Fiss.
TALKS West Coast Research Symposium. Stanford University. September 2008.
“How cognitive market embedding affects market dynamics.” American Sociological
Association Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. August 2008.
“Trading across worlds: how social exchange affects firms’ media coverage and market
positions.” With Edward J. Zajac. American Sociological Association Annual
Meeting. Boston, MA. August 2008.
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CONFERENCE “Making (and keeping) it real: social exchange and the enactment of new market
TALKS (cont.) positions.” With Edward J. Zajac. Academy of Management Annual Meeting,
Anaheim, CA. August 2008.
“Market framing and online advertising exchanges.” With Peer C. Fiss. Academy of
Management Annual Meeting. Anaheim, CA. August 2008.
“How cognitive embedding affects market dynamics.” Sumantra Ghoshal Strategy
Conference. London Business School. May 2008.
“Keeping it real: how social exchange affects firms’ media coverage and market
positions.” With Edward J. Zajac. Maryland Entrepreneurship Research
Conference. University of Maryland. April 2008.
“Cognition and consolidation: saturation dependence in market formation.” West
Coast Research Symposium. University of Washington. September 2007.
“Cognition and consolidation: saturation dependence in market formation.” Academy
of Management Meetings. Philadelphia, 2007.
“Cognition and consolidation: saturation dependence in market formation.” Atlanta
Competitive Advantage Conference. Emory University. June 2007.
“Looking good and doing better: institutional logics and innovation adoption.” With
Peer C. Fiss. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Atlanta, GA. May 2006.
With Klaus Weber. “Language in organization studies.” Presenters and Co-organizers,
Professional Development Workshop. Academy of Management Meetings.
Atlanta, GA. August 2006.
“Truces and transformation: rhetoric, policy and institutional logics.” With Paul M.
Hirsch. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. August 2006.
“Many paths to truce: prophetic euphemisms in British industrialization (1775-1840)
and American globalization (1935-2000).” With Paul M. Hirsch. Academy of
Management Annual Meetings. Honolulu, HI. August 2005.
“From stories to structure: theory and method for extracting networks from the news.”
Academy of Management Annual Meetings. Honolulu, HI. August 2005.
“From deviation to innovation: stories, cognitive embeddedness, and organizational
performance.” Atlanta Competitive Advantage Conference. Emory University.
“The new categorical imperative: firms, media stories, and innovation.” Utah Winter
Strategy Conference. Park City, UT. March 2005.
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CONFERENCE “Behind the one-way mirror: the role of the media in category construction.”
TALKS (cont.) American Sociological Association Meetings, Economic Sociology Section. San
Francisco, CA. August 2004.
“Publicity and path creation.” European Group on Organization Studies Annual
Congress. University of Lubljuljana. July 2004.
“Filling the garbage can: bounded intentionality in organizational decision making.”
Chicago Ethnography Conference. April 2002.
“The variety of perspectives on markets: categorization as common ground.” ASA
Meetings, Economic Sociology Roundtable. Atlanta, GA. August 2001.
“Who takes the plunge? The effect of identity and competence in making a change.”
With J. Keith Murnighan. Academy of Management Meetings. Washington,
D.C. August 2001.
“A process theory of revolutionary institutional change: prophetic euphemisms in
American globalization and British industrialization.” With Paul M Hirsch.
Conference on Institutions, Culture and Change, Northwestern University.
“Rhetorical strategies for negotiating the transition costs of market expansion:
prophetic euphemisms in the cases of the globalizing US and the industrializing
UK.” With Paul M. Hirsch. American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
Chicago, IL. August 1999.
AWARDS AND Outstanding Reviewer, Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of
GRANTS Management, 2008.
Greif Center for Entrepreneurship, USC Marshall School of Business. With Peer C.
Fiss, Award for Research Support. May 2008.
Dissertation Fellowship Award. Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Research,
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2001-2002.
MacArthur Foundation Summer Research Support Grant, 2000.
PROFESSIONAL Academy of Management
MEMBERSHIPS American Sociological Association
Association for Computing Machinery
European Group for Organization Studies
International Network for Social Network Analysis
Strategic Management Society
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PROFESSIONAL Ad hoc Reviewer for
SERVICE Academy of Management Annual Meeting (OMT, MOC, BPS divisions)
Academy of Management Journal
Academy of Management Review
American Sociological Review
Strategic Management Journal
TEACHING Negotiations Negotiations & Deal Making (MOR 569; 4.7/5 in Spring ‘08);
Negotiations (MORS 470 at Northwestern’s KSM; 8.4/10 in ‘01)
General Mgmt. GSBA 502 and 533 (USC MBAs; 4.0/5 in Spring ‘05)
Leadership Leadership and Change (USC MMM; 4.9/5 in ’06, ‘07);
& Networks Thai Government Savings Bank (USC; 4.9/5 in ‘05);
“Negotiating Leadership” and “Social Capital” for AICPA
Continuing Education (USC; 4.7/5)
Strategic Change Instructor and Faculty Advisor of Program for Sr. Mgmt. Team of
East West Bank (USC; 4.7/5); Instructor and Faculty co-Advisor
(with Kyle Mayer) of Program for Sr. Mgmt of American Honda
Financial Corporation (USC 4/7/5)
PhD Seminar Seminar in Strategy (USC; 5.0/5 in ’06, ‘07)
(Ratings are highest earned.)
NON- Calera Recognition System (Formerly Palantir Corp., now Nuance.). 1986-1990
ACADEMIC Software Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, and Product Manager. 1986-1990
WORK Maker of optical character recognition systems; merged with Caere Corporation;
EXPERIENCE software development and product management.
Pepsi-Cola Company, 1991.
Summer Intern, New Beverages Group.
CSC Index, Inc., 1992-1997.
Associate to Principal. 1992-1997
A management consulting firm; for San Francisco office, responsibilities ranged
from client development to engagement management to training and product
development. Engagements integrated strategic and operational analysis with
organizational change and communication to focus on development of new
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NON- Freelance Work and Founder, TMetrics Group. 1997-2002.
ACADEMIC Management and Strategy Consultant.
WORK Supported family of five during Ph.D. program years working for clients ranging
EXPERIENCE from AutoZone, Applied Materials, American Hospital Association, Johnson
(cont.) Controls, Unified Grocers and various startups.
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