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Jo-Ellen Pozner

Assistant Professor
Haas Management of Organizations Group
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment
Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format, Acrobat Reader required)


BSFS, International Economics, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
MA, International Economics and Eastern European Studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
MBA, Management and Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University
PhD, Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Positions Held

At Haas since 2007
2007 – present, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business

External Service and Assignments


  • Ad hoc reviewer: Academy of Management JournalAcademy of Management Review,Administrative Science QuarterlyAmerican Journal of Sociology, Organization Science,Strategic Management Journal
  • Member, Academy of Management
  • Member, Americal Sociological Association
  • Member, Strategic Management Society

Current Research and Interests


  • Organizational stigma, status, and reputation
  • Organizational misconduct
  • Organizational legitimacy
  • Corporate governance
  • Ethics and leadership

Selected Papers and Publications

  • Jo-Ellen Pozner and Katarina Sikavica. 2013. Paradise Sold: Resource Partitioning, Identity and Strategy in the Organic Farming Industry. In Special Issue on Social Movements, Civil Society and Corporations. Organization Studies. Organization Studies, 34 (5-6): 623-651.
  • Jo-Ellen Pozner. 2012. Departure Status: The Effect of Dissolving Ties with a Misconduct Firm on Director Labor Market Outcomes. Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management.
  • Henrich Greve, Donald Palmer, and Jo-Ellen Pozner. 2010. Organizations Gone Wild: The Causes, Processes, and Consequences of Organizational Misconduct. The Academy of Management Annals, 4(1): 53-107.
  • Jo-Ellen Pozner, Mary Kate Stimmler and Paul M. Hirsch. 2010. Terminal Isomorphism and the Self-Destructive Potential of Success: Lessons from Subprime Mortgage Origination and Securitization. In Markets on Trial: The Economic Sociology of the U.S. Financial Crisis.Lounsbury, M. & Hirsch, P.M. (Editors). Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 30A: 183-215.
  • Jo-Ellen Pozner. 2008. Stigma and Settling Up: An Integrated Approach to the Consequences of Organizational Misconduct for Organizational Elites. Journal of Business Ethics, 80(1): 141-150.
  • Michaela DeSoucey, Jo-Ellen Pozner, Corey Fields, Kerry Dobransky, and Gary Alan Fine. 2008. Memory and Sacrifice: An Embodied Theory of Martyrdom. Cultural Sociology, 2(1): 97-119.
  • Henrich Greve, Jo-Ellen Pozner and Hayagreeva Rao. 2006. Vox Populi: Resource Partitioning, Organizational Proliferation and the Cultural Impact of the Insurgent Micro-Radio Movement. American Journal of Sociology, 112(3): 802-837.
  • Jo-Ellen Pozner and Hayagreeva Rao. 2006. Fighting a Common Foe: Enmity, Identity and Cooperative Strategy. In Ecology and Strategy. Baum, Joel A.C., Dobrev Stanislav D., & van Witteloostuijn, Arjen (Editors). Advances in Strategic Management, 23: 445-479.



  • Leadership
  • Leading People

Honors and Awards


  • Best Symposium Award, Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management, 2007.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton/SMS PhD Fellow, Strategic Management Society, 2005.
  • Clogg Scholarship Award (Sociology), ASA Sociology Methods Section and the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, 2004.
  • Best reviewer, Organization and Management Theory, Academy of Management, 2003.
  • Joseph Kolodny Prize for excellence in Management Studies, New York University, 2001.
  • Alumnae Club Key Pin Award, New York University, 2001.
  • Texaco/New York University Stern MBA Program Scholarship, 2000-2001.
  • New York University President’s Service Award, 2001.
  • Stern School of Business Service Award, 2001.
  • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.
  • Michael Krupensky Award for Russian Studies, Georgetown University, 1994.
  • Pew Fellowship for the Study of International Diplomacy, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1993-1994.

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