James D. Westphal

University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

701 Tappan Street

Ann Arbor, MI MI 48109

United States

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Scholarly Papers (18)

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Corporate Governance and Knowledge Management: How Board Independence May Increase CEO Paranoia, and Lead to Increased Top Management Team Homophily

International Journal of Strategic Change Management, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 24 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2009
Mason A. Carpenter, James D. Westphal and Michael L. McDonald
University of Wisconsin-Madison (Deceased), University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Central Florida - College of Business Administration
Downloads 479 (64,015)

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Boards of directors, CEOs, TMT homophily

How Experience and Network Ties Affect the Influence of Demographic Minorities on Corporate Boards

Number of pages: 73 Posted: 03 Nov 2000
James D. Westphal and Laurie P. Milton
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Calgary - Haskayne School of Business
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corporate governance, minorities, boards of directors

How Experience and Network Ties Affect the Influence of Demographic Minorities on Corporate Boards

Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 2, June 2000
Posted: 08 Dec 2000
James D. Westphal and Laurie P. Milton
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Calgary - Haskayne School of Business

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corporate governance, minorities, boards of directors

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The Other Pathway to the Boardroom: How Interpersonal Influence Behavior Can Substitute for Elite Credentials and Demographic Majority Status in Gaining Access to Board Appointments

Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 51, No. 2, 2006
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 11 Oct 2006
James D. Westphal and Ithai Stern
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business
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boards, top executives, governance, social influence

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Surveying the Corporate Elite: Theoretical and Practical Guidance on Improving Response Rates and Response Quality in Top Management Survey Questionnaires

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT, David Ketchen, Donald Bergh, eds., JAI Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 11 Oct 2006
Michael Bednar and James D. Westphal
University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business and University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Downloads 388 (82,348)
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boards, top executives, governance, social influence, surveys

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The Social Construction of Market Value: Institutionalization and Learning Perspectives on Stock Market Reactions

American Sociological Review, Vol. 69, pp. 433-458, 2004
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 11 Oct 2006
Edward J. Zajac and James D. Westphal
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Business and University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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governance, institutional theory

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Keeping Directors in Line: Social Distancing as a Control Mechanism in the Corporate Elite

Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 48, pp. 361-398, 2003, Copyright
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Jan 2005
James D. Westphal and Poonam Khanna
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Management
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Governance, board of directors, social distancing

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Identity Confirmation Networks and Cooperation in Workgroups

Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 48, pp. 191-212, 2005
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Oct 2006
Laurie P. Milton and James D. Westphal
University of Calgary - Haskayne School of Business and University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
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social networks, social identity, cooperation

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Pluralistic Ignorance in Corporate Boards and Firms' Strategic Persistence in Response to Low Firm Performance

Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 50, pp. 262-298, 2005
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 11 Oct 2006
James D. Westphal and Michael Bednar
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business
Downloads 298 (110,803)
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boards, strategic change, strategic decision making

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Getting by with the Advice of Their Friends: CEOS' Advice Networks and Firms' Strategic Responses to Poor Performance

Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 48, 2003
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Oct 2006
Michael L. McDonald and James D. Westphal
University of Central Florida - College of Business Administration and University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Downloads 234 (142,151)
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social networks, strategic change, top executives

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How Directors’ Prior Experience with Other Demographically Similar CEOs Affects Their Appointments Onto Corporate Boards and the Consequences for CEO Compensation

Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 57, No. 3, pp. 791-813, 2014
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 15 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2015
David Zhu and James D. Westphal
Arizona State University (ASU) - W. P. Carey School of Business and University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Downloads 127 (241,936)

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board of directors, corporate governance, CEO, top management team, social networks, interlocks, triads, tie formation, social structure, social comparison, social inference, demography, demographic similarity, minority, diversity, power, experience, executive compensation

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Research Impact: How Seemingly Innocuous Social Cues in a CEO Survey Can Lead to Change in Board of Director Network Ties

Strategic Organization, Vol. 2, pp. 227-271, 2004
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 Oct 2006
Marc-David L. Seidel and James D. Westphal
UBC Sauder School of Business and University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Downloads 93 (300,747)

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surveys, top executives, boards

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Misperceiving the Beliefs of Others: How Pluralistic Ignorance Contributes to the Persistence of Positive Security Analyst Reactions to the Adoption of Stock Repurchase Plans

Organization Science, Vol. 22, No.4, pp. 869-886, 2011
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 17 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 15 Aug 2015
David Zhu and James D. Westphal
Arizona State University (ASU) - W. P. Carey School of Business and University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Downloads 45 (437,929)

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pluralistic ignorance; social psychology; institutional theory; isomorphism; conformity; imitation; communication ties; corporate governance; security analyst; stock repurchase plan

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Avoiding Bad Press: Interpersonal Influence in Relations between CEOs and Journalists and the Consequences for Press Reporting About Firms and Their Leadership

Organization Science, 2010
Posted: 27 May 2013
James D. Westphal and David L. Deephouse
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta

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corporate governance, upper echelons, top management, journalism, social influence

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A Behavioral Theory of Corporate Governance: Explicating the Mechanisms of Socially Situated and Socially Constituted Agency

Academy of Management Annals, Forthcoming
Posted: 20 Mar 2013
James D. Westphal and Edward J. Zajac
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Business

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corporate governance, boards, directors, agency, power, institutional theory

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Me or We: The Effects of CEO Organizational Identification on Agency Costs

Academy of Management Journal, Forthcoming
Posted: 21 May 2010
Texas A&M University - Department of Management, affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Central Florida - College of Business Administration and University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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identification, CEOs, perquisities

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The Strategic Impetus for Social Network Ties: How Strategic Dependencies Affect the Likelihood of Reconstituting Broken CEO Friendship Ties to Executives of Other Firms

Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 27, pp. 425-445, January 2006
Posted: 11 Oct 2006
James D. Westphal, Steven Boivie and Han Ming Chng
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Texas A&M University - Department of Management and University of Texas at Austin - Red McCombs School of Business

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social networks, top management, strategic management

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The Strategic Context of External Network Ties: Examining the Impact of Director Appointments on Board Involvement in Strategic Decision Making

Academy of Management Journal, Vol. 44, No. 4
Posted: 18 Jul 2000
Mason A. Carpenter and James D. Westphal
University of Wisconsin-Madison (Deceased) and University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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Board Games: How CEOS Adapt to Increases in Structural Board Independence from Management

Administrative Science Quarterly, Vol. 43, No. 1, 1998.
Posted: 24 Sep 1998
James D. Westphal
University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business

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