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Adam M. Kleinbaum

Associate Professor of Business Administration





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DBA, Harvard University, 2008; AB, Harvard College, 1998

Areas of Expertise

Social networks; formal organizational structure; culture; leading change; remote and hybrid work; diversity, equity, and inclusion


Managing Organizations; Social Networks in Organizations; Technology and Entrepreneurship in Israel


Adam M. Kleinbaum is an Associate Professor in the Organizational Behavior area at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He teaches a core MBA course in organizational behavior, an elective seminar on social networks, a Global Insight Expedition to Israel, and researches social networks.

Current Research Topics

  • The formation and evolution of social networks
  • The neuroscience of social networks
  • The role of networks in diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Remote and hybrid work

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2009–present
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Organizational Behavior, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, 2008–09

Nonacademic positions

  • Analyst, Morgan Stanley, 2000–02
  • Associate, L.E.K. Consulting, 1998–2000

Editorial positions

  • Associate Editor, Administrative Science Quarterly, 2022–present 
  • Associate Editor, Management Science (Organizations department), 2018–22
  • Associate Editor, Academy of Management Annals, 2019–22
  • Editorial Board member, Organization Science, 2017–present
  • Editorial Review Board member, Strategic Management Journal, 2013–present
  • Editorial Review Board member, Academy of Management Journal, 2014–18
  • Editorial Board member, Administrative Science Quarterly, 2014–present
  • Editorial Board member, Oxford University Press Social Network Mechanisms book series, 2021–present
  • Advisor, Management and Business Review, 2023–present


  • 2023 Best Symposium Award, Academy of Management, OMT Division for “New Approaches to Understanding Organizational Networks, Inequality, and Inclusion”
  • 2018 ASQ Award for Scholarly Contribution for “Organizational Misfits and the Origins of Brokerage in Intrafirm Networks,” judged the most impactful paper published in ASQ in 2012
  • 2018 Innovation Award, Social & Affective Neuroscience Society for “Spontaneous Neural Encoding of Social Network Position”
  • 2018 Best Paper Award Honorable Mention, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division) for “Scouting for Good Jobs: Gender and Networking in Job Search”
  • 2017–present Top 10% of Authors, Social Science Research Network (by all-time downloads and by total new downloads over the preceding 12 months)
  • 2016 “Best 40 Under 40” Business School Professors, Poets & Quants
  • 2015–16 Daniel T. Revers Faculty Fellowship, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
  • 2015 Best Symposium, finalist. Academy of Management, OMT Division: “Forgetting: Structural and Competitive Implications for Organizational Performance”
  • 2015 Best Poster Award, Social and Affective Neuroscience Society annual conference: “Spontaneous Neural Encoding of Social Network Position”
  • 2014 Best Symposium, finalist. Academy of Management, OMT Division: “Dynamics of Brokerage”
  • 2013–14 Paul F. Raether Fellowship for Associate Professors, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
  • 2008 Wyss Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research, Harvard Business School
  • 2008 Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award, Academy of Management, OMT Division
  • 1994–98 Harvard College Scholarship for academic distinction

Selected Publications

  • Sievers, Beau, Christopher Welker, Uri Hasson, Adam M. Kleinbaum and Thalia Wheatley (Conditionally Accepted). “How Consensus-Building Conversation Changes Our Minds and Aligns Our Brains” Nature Communications (preprint; video abstract).
  • Zhang, Evelyn, Brandy Aven and Adam M. Kleinbaum (Conditionally Accepted). “Left but Not Forgotten: How Mobility Grants Women License to Broker.” Administrative Science Quarterly (preprint).
  • Chadha, Sareena, Adam M. Kleinbaum and Adrienne Wood (2023). “Social Networks are Shaped by Culturally Contingent Assessments of Social Competence.” Scientific Reports 13: 7974 (preprint).
  • Wood, Adrienne, Thalia Wheatley and Adam M. Kleinbaum (2022). “Cultural Diversity Broadens Social Networks.” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 124(1), 109–122 (preprint).
  • Hyon, Ryan, Robert S. Chavez, John-Andrew H. Chwe, Thalia Wheatley, Adam M. Kleinbaum and Carolyn Parkinson (2022). “White Matter Connectivity in Brain Systems Supporting Social and Affective Processing Predicts Real-World Social Network Characteristics.” Communications Biology, a Nature journal 5(1048): 1-11 (open access).
  • Obukhova, Elena and Adam M. Kleinbaum (2022). “Scouting and Schmoozing: A Gender Difference in Networking During Job Search.” Academy of Management Discoveries 8(2): 203-223 (preprint).
    • Honorable Mention for Best Paper Award, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, GDO division.
  • Alt, Nicholas, Carolyn Parkinson, Adam M. Kleinbaum and Kerri L. Johnson. (2021) “The Face of Social Networks: Naïve Observers’ Accurate Assessment of Others’ Social Network Positions from Faces.” Social Psychological and Personality Science (preprint).
  • Young-Hyman, Trevor and Adam M. Kleinbaum (2020). “Meso-Foundations of Interorganizational Relationships: How Team Member Power Shapes External Partner Novelty.” Organization Science 31(6): 1385-1407 (preprint).
  • Hyon, Ryan, Adam M. Kleinbaum and Carolyn Parkinson (2020). “Social Network Proximity Predicts Similar Trajectories of Psychological States: Evidence from Multi-Voxel Spatiotemporal Dynamics.” NeuroImage 216(2020): 116492 (open access).
  • Kovács, Balázs and Adam M. Kleinbaum (2020). “Language-Style Similarity and Social Networks.” Psychological Science 33(2):202-213 (preprint).
  • Smith, Edward Bishop, Raina Brands, Matthew Brashears and Adam M. Kleinbaum (2020). “Social Networks and Cognition.” Annual Review of Sociology 46:159-174 (preprint).
  • Parkinson, Carolyn, Thalia Wheatley and Adam M. Kleinbaum (2020). “The Neuroscience of Social Networks.” Chapter 27 in Oxford Handbook of Social Networks, edited by James Moody and Ryan Light. Oxford: Oxford University Press (preprint).
  • Parkinson, Carolyn, Adam M. Kleinbaum and Thalia Wheatley (2018). “Similar Neural Responses Predict Friendship.” Nature Communications 9(1): 332 (preprint).
  • Kleinbaum, Adam M. (2018). “Reorganization and Tie Decay Choices.” Management Science 64(5): 2219-2237 (preprint).
  • Parkinson, Carolyn, Adam M. Kleinbaum and Thalia Wheatley (2017). “Spontaneous Neural Encoding of Social Network Position.” Nature Human Behaviour 1: 72 (preprint).
  • Kleinbaum, Adam M., Alexander H. Jordan and Pino Audia (2015). “An Alter-Centric Perspective on the Origins of Brokerage in Social Networks: How Perceived Empathy Moderates the Self-Monitoring Effect.” Organization Science, 26(4): 1226-1242 (preprint).
  • Feiler, Daniel C. and Adam M. Kleinbaum. (2015) “Popularity, Similarity, and the Network Extraversion Bias.” Psychological Science, 26(5): 593-603 (preprint).
  • Kleinbaum, Adam M. and Toby E. Stuart (2014). “Network Responsiveness: The Social Structural Microfoundations of Dynamic Capabilities.” Academy of Management Perspectives 28(4): 353-367 (preprint).
    • Reprinted as Kleinbaum, Adam M., and Toby E. Stuart (2015). “Network Responsiveness: The Social Structural Microfoundations of Dynamic Capabilities” in The Oxford Handbook of Dynamic Capabilities, edited by David J. Teece. New York: Oxford University Press (preprint).
  • Kleinbaum, Adam M. and Toby E. Stuart (2014). “Inside the Black Box of the Corporate Staff: Social Networks and the Implementation of Corporate Strategy.” Strategic Management Journal 35(1):  24-47 (preprint).
  • Kleinbaum, Adam M., Toby E. Stuart and Michael L. Tushman (2013). “Discretion Within Constraint: Homophily and Structure in a Formal Organization.” Organization Science 24(5): 1316-1336 (preprint).
  • “Teams and Networks in Entrepreneurship” with Martin Ruef and Phillip H. Kim. Part of the Kauffman Foundation’s State of the Field initiative (www.stateofthefield.org).
  • Xu, Ye, Dan Rockmore and Adam M. Kleinbaum (2013). “Hyperlink Prediction in Hypernetworks Using Latent Social Features.” Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Discovery Science (preprint).
    • Note: Refereed conference proceedings are the usual terminal publication outlet in computer science.
  • Kleinbaum, Adam M. (2012). “Organizational Misfits and the Origins of Brokerage in Intra-Firm Networks.” Administrative Science Quarterly 57: 407-452 (preprint).
  • Quintane, Eric and Adam M. Kleinbaum (2011). “Matter Over Mind? E-mail Data and the Measurement of Social Networks.” Connections 31(1): 22-46 (flagship journal of the International Network for Social Network Analysis). (preprint).
  • Kleinbaum, Adam M. (2011). “Interdependent Innovation” in World Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship (Leo Dana, ed.): 259-260 (preprint).
  • Kleinbaum, Adam M. and Michael L. Tushman (2008). “Managing Corporate Social Networks.” Harvard Business Review 86(7-8): 26 (preprint).
  • Tushman, Michael L., Charles A. O’Reilly, Amy Fenollosa, Adam M. Kleinbaum and Dan McGrath (2007). “Relevance and Rigor: Executive Education as a Lever in Shaping Practice and Research.” Academy of Management Learning & Education 6(3): 345-362 (preprint).
  • Kleinbaum, Adam M. and Michael L. Tushman (2007). “Building Bridges: The Social Structure of Interdependent Innovation.” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal 1(1): 103-122 (preprint).