PhD, Business Administration, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
BA, Psychology, UC Berkeley
At Haas since 1993
2002 – present, Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management
2001 – 2004, Director, Haas School of Business PhD Program
2001 – 2002, Marvin Bower Fellow, Harvard Business School
1997 – 2000, Harold Furst Professor in Management Philosophy and Values, Haas School of Business
1993 – 2001, Assistant and Associate Professor, Haas School of Business
1987 – 1993, Assistant and Associate Professor of Organization Behavior, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
1991 – 1992, Visiting Associate Professor and Research Psychologist, Institute of Personality and Social Research and Visiting Professor, Haas School of Business
External Service and Assignments
Boards: Simpson Manufacturing (Director), Ashesi University, Brassring, Center for the Development of Peace and Well Being, UC Berkeley
Consulting: Advantage Sales & Marketing, ALZA, Boise-Cascade, Chiron, Cisco Systems, The Coca-Cola Company, ConocoPhillips, Fannie Mae, First Data, Franklin Templeton, Freddie Mac, Gallo Winery, Genentech, Intel, Kaiser-Permanente, Microsoft, New York Life, PG&E, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Qualcomm, Sandia National Laboratories, the US Postal Service, and the US Treasury
Editorial Board: Academy of Management Review, California Management Review
Current Research and Interests
Organizational culture and firm performance
Norms in social groups
Selected Papers and Publications
Chatman, J., Greer, L., Sherman, E., & Doerr, B. (forthcoming). Blurred lines: How collectivism mutes the disruptive and elaborating effects of demographic heterogeneity in Himalayan expeditions. Organization Science.
O’Reilly, C., Chatman, J., & Doerr, B. (2018).So sue me: How CEO narcissism increases firms’ vulnerability to lawsuits. The Leadership Quarterly.
Chatman J.A. & O’Reilly C.A. (2016). Paradigm lost: Reinvigorating the study of organizational culture. In B. Staw & A. Brief (Eds.), Research in organizational behavior, Vol. 38, JAI Press: 199-224.
Chatman, J. & Caldwell, D. (2015). Leading organizations: The challenge of developing a strategically effective organizational culture without succumbing to the negative effects of power. M. Augier & D. Teece (Eds). Leadership. The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management, Palgrave Macmilan.
Goncalo, J., Chatman, J., Duguid, M., & Kennedy, J. (2015) Creativity from constraint: How the PC norm influences creativity in mixed-sex work groups. Administrative Science Quarterly, 60: 1-30.
Chatman, J., Caldwell, D., O’Reilly, C., & Doerr, B. (2014). Parsing organizational culture: The joint influence of culture content and strength on performance in high-technology firms, Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35 (6): 785-808.
Core Organizational Behavior, BA 205
Leading Change and Leveraging Culture, BA 259 and E259
Micro Organizational Behavior, BA 254
Executive Development Courses:
Leading Change and Leveraging Culture
Berkeley Executive Program
Stanford AEA Executive Program
Institute of Management Studies
Custom courses for Cisco’s Business Leadership Program, Qualcomm, and Kaiser Permanente
Honors and Awards
2015 “Best Paper of the Year, 2014” Group and Organization Management, for “The Promise and Problems of Organizational Culture: CEO Personality, Culture, and Firm Performance.”
2006 Inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Management
2005 “Most Influential Paper Award,” 1997-2000, Academy of Management, Conflict Management Division for “Being different yet feeling similar: The influence of demographic composition and organizational culture on work processes and outcomes” published in Administrative Science Quarterly, 1998, 43 (4): 749-780
2004 Accenture Award, for the article that “made the most important contribution to improving the practice of management,” in California Management Review for “Leading by Leveraging Culture”
1998 L.L. Cummings Scholar Award, Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division, awarded for “outstanding achievement to one researcher in early mid-career.”
1997 Administrative Science Quarterly Award for Scholarly Contribution, for “the article that had the most impact on the field of organizational behavior over the past five years,” for Mixing and matching people and organizations: Selection and socialization in public accounting firms.
1996 Schwabacher Research Award, Haas School of Business
1994 Ascendant Scholar Award, Western Academy of Management
1991 Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Organization and Management Theory Division for “Assessing the relationship between industry characteristics and organizational culture: How different can you be?”
1989 Outstanding Paper Based on a Dissertation Award, Academy of Management Organizational Behavior Division for “Mixing and Matching People and Organizations: Selection and Socialization in Public Accounting Firms.”
1980 Phi Beta Kappa
Awards and Honors – Teaching:
2012 – Poets-and-Quants World’s Best Business School Professors
2007 Cheit Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence, Berkeley Columbia Executive MBA Program
2014, 2015,1998, 1997, 1996, 1994 Cheit Teaching Award Honorable Mention, Haas School of Business, Full time & Evening MBA, Executive MBA, and Ph.D. Programs
1991 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, Kellogg Graduate School of Management Evening MBA program