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Jorge Walter

Assistant Professor, Strategic Management & Public Policy
School of Business
The George Washington University
2201 G Street, NW, Funger Hall 615
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: +1 (202) 994–7908
Fax: +1 (202) 994–8113

Academic Positions

2010–present The George Washington University, School of Business, Washington, D.C.
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
2006–2010 Portland State University, School of Business Administration, Portland, OR
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
2005–2006 University of Connecticut, School of Business, Storrs, CT
Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Management
2004–2005 New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York, NY
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Management and Organizations
2001–2003 University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Research Associate, Institute of Management

Education

2005 University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Doctor of Business Administration, magna cum laude
Dissertation: “Collaboration within and between firms: Network structures, decision processes, and their impact on alliance performance” (Advisors: G. Müller–Stewens & G. F. von Krogh)
2003–2004 University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA
Visiting Doctoral Student, Management Department
2001 University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Master of Science in business administration, cum laude; Major: international management
1999 Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
CEMS exchange semester; Majors: Innovation management, international business strategy
1999 University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Bachelor of Science in business administration
1996 Ludwig–Maximilians–University Munich, Munich, Germany
Undergraduate studies in business administration

Research & Publications

Refereed Publications

  1. Erdogan, B., Bauer, T. N., & Walter, J. (in press). "Deeds that help and words that hurt: Helping and gossip as moderators of the relationship between leader-member exchange and advice network centrality". Personnel Psychology, DOI: 10.1111/peps.12075.
  2. Kellermanns, F. W., Walter, J., Crook, T. R., Kemmerer, B., & Narayanan, V. K. (forthcoming). "The resource–based view in entrepreneurship: A content–analytical comparison of researchers’ and entrepreneurs’ views". Journal of Small Business Management.
  3. Walter, J., Lechner, C., & Kellermanns, F. W. (in press). "Learning activities, exploration, and the performance of strategic initiatives". Journal of Management: DOI: 10.1177/0149206313506463.
  4. Kownatzki, M., Walter, J., Floyd, S. W., & Lechner, C. (2013). "Corporate control and the speed of SBU–level decision making". Academy of Management Journal: 56(5): 1295–1324.
    [The first two authors contributed equally and are listed alphabetically.]
  5. Walter, J., Kellermanns, F. W., Floyd, S. W., Veiga, J. F., & Matherne, C. (2013). "Strategic alignment: A missing link in the relationship between strategic consensus and organizational performance". Strategic Organization: 11(3): 304–328.
  6. Walter, J. (2012). "The influence of firm and industry characteristics on returns from technology licensing deals: Evidence from the U.S. computer and pharmaceutical sectors". R&D Management: 42(5): 435–454.
  7. Walter, J., Kellermanns, F. W., & Lechner, C. (2012). "Decision making within and between organizations: Rationality, politics, and alliance performance". Journal of Management: 38(5): 1582–1610.
  8. Kemmerer, B., Walter, J., Kellermanns, F. W., & Narayana, V. K. (2012). "A judgment–analysis perspective on entrepreneurs' resource evaluations". Journal of Business Research, 65(8): 1102–1108.

  9. Levin, D. Z., Walter, J., & Murnighan, J. K. (2011). "Dormant ties: The value of reconnecting". Organization Science, 22(4): 923–939.
  10. Kellermanns, F. W., Walter, J., Floyd, S. W., Lechner, C. & Shaw, J. C. (2011). "To agree or not to agree? A meta–analytical review of strategic consensus and organizational performance". Journal of Business Research, 64(2): 126–133.
  11. Levin, D. Z., Walter, J., & Murnighan, J. K. (2011). "The power of reconnection–How dormant ties can surprise you". MIT Sloan Management Review, 52(3): 45–50.
  12. Walter, J., Lechner, C., & Kellermanns, F. W. (2008). "Disentangling alliance management processes: Decision making, politicality, and alliance performance". Journal of Management Studies, 45(3): 530–560.
  13. Walter, J., Lechner, C., & Kellermanns, F. W. (2007). "Knowledge transfer between and within alliance partners: Private versus collective benefits of social capital". Journal of Business Research, 60(7): 698–710.

  14. Kellermanns, F. W., Walter, J., Lechner, C., & Floyd, S. W. (2005). "The lack of consensus about strategic consensus: Advancing theory and research". Journal of Management, 31(5): 719–737.


Refereed Conference Proceedings

  1. Kreutzer, M., Cardinal, L. B., Walter, J., & Lechner, C. (2014). "Formal and informal controls as complements or substitutes? The role of the task environment". BPS Best Paper Proceedings of the 2014 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  2. Khoury, T. A., Walter, J., & Pleggenkuhle–Miles, E. (2012). "Exclusivity in biotech licensing deals: What makes licensors restrict their options?". TIM Best Paper Proceedings of the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  3. Kownatzki, M., Walter, J., & Lechner, C. (2009). "The corporate context and the speed of SBU–level decision making". BPS Best Paper Proceedings of the 2009 Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  4. Levin, D. Z., Walter, J., & Murnighan, J. K. (2008). "Dormant ties: The value of reconnecting". OMT Best Paper Proceedings of the 2008 Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
  5. Walter, J., Lechner, C., & Kellermanns, F. W. (2005). "Disentangling alliance capability: Managerial decision making in strategic alliances". Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management 42nd Annual Meeting, Springfield, MA: 581–623.
  6. Kellermanns, F. W., Lechner, C., Walter, J., & Floyd, S. W. (2004). "The "lack" of consensus in strategic consensus research: A future research agenda". Proceedings of the Eastern Academy of Management 41st Annual Meeting, Providence, RI: 274–297.

Non–Refereed Publications

  1. Walter, J. (2011). "Strategic decision processes in the realm of strategic alliances". In: Mazolla, P. & Kellermanns, F. W. (eds.). "Handbook of research on strategy process ", Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing: 371–411.
  2. Lechner, C. & Walter, J. (2006). "Geschäftsmodelle in der Beratungsindustrie". In: Sommerlatte, T., Mirow, M., Niedereichholz, C., & von Winda, P. G. (eds.). "Handbuch der Unternehmensberatung", 7230 (II/06), Berlin, Germany: Erich Schmidt Verlag: 1–17 (in German).
  3. Farina, A., Lemmer, M., & Walter, J. (2000). "Wissensmanagement". In: Füglistaller, U. & Wiedmann, T. (eds.). "Neue Trends in der Managementlehre – Konsequenzen für KMU", St. Gallen, Switzerland: KMU Verlag HSG (in German).

Refereed Presentations at Professional Meetings

  1. Kreutzer, M., Cardinal, L. B., Walter, J., & Lechner, C. (2014). "Formal and informal controls as complements or substitutes? The role of the task environment." Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
    * Included in BPS Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  2. Khoury, T. A., Walter, J., & Pleggenkuhle–Miles, E. (2013). Experience, negotiation leverage, and their effects on exclusivity in technology licensing agreements. Strategic Management Society Conference, Atlanta, GA.
    * Nominated for the Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Price.
  3. Woroniecki, J. L., Cohen S. K., & Walter, J. (2013). The effects of knowledge versus production boundaries on firm survival through disruptive technological change. Strategic Management Society Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  4. Kreutzer, M., Walter, J., & Cardinal, L. B. (2013). Organizational control as an antidote to politics in the pursuit of strategic initiative performance? Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  5. Levin, D. Z., Walter, J., Appleyard, M. M., & Cross, R. (2012). "Relational enhancement: How to unlock the value of network bridges". Strategic Management Society Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
  6. Khoury, T. A., Walter, J., & Pleggenkuhle–Miles, E. (2012). "Exclusivity in biotech licensing deals: What makes licensors restrict their options?" Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
    * Included in TIM Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  7. Erdogan, B., Bauer, T. N., & Walter, J. (2012). "Deeds that help and words that hurt: Helping and gossip as moderators of LMX to advice network centrality". Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  8. Khoury, T. A., Walter, J., & Pleggenkuhle–Miles, E. (2011). "Exclusivity in biotech licensing deals: What makes licensors restrict their options?". Strategic Management Society Conference, Miami, FL.
  9. Levin, D. Z., Walter, J., & Murnighan, J. K. (2011). "Reconnection choices and the dominance of the irrelevant past". Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  10. Lechner, C., Walter, J., Kellermanns, F. W., & Floyd, S. W. (2010). "Learning activities and the performance of exploratory versus exploitative strategic initiatives". Accepted for presentation at the Strategic Management Society Conference, Rome, Italy.
  11. Kellermanns, F. W., Walter, J., Matherne, C., Floyd, S. W., & Veiga, J. F. (2010). "Decision alignment: A missing link in the relationship between strategic consensus and organizational performance". Presented at the Fifth Annual MidAtlantic Strategy Colloquium, College Park, MD.
  12. Levin, D. Z., Walter, J., & Appleyard, M. M. (2010). "Trusted bridging ties: A dyadic solution to the brokerage–closure dilemma". Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.
  13. Walter, J. (2009). "Value creation in technology licensing deals: An empirical comparison of the pharmaceutical and computer industries". Strategic Management Society Conference, Washington, D.C.
  14. Levin, D. Z., Walter, J., & Murnighan, J. K. (2009). "Dormant ties: Reconnection choices and the value of reconnecting". Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  15. Kownatzki, M., Walter, J., & Lechner, C. (2009). "The corporate context and the speed of SBU–level decision making". Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
    * Included in BPS Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  16. Walter, J., Kellermanns, F. W., & Kemmerer, B. (2008). "Not just 'anything that leads to performance': The operational validity of resource definitions". Strategic Management Society Conference, Cologne, Germany.
  17. Kellermanns, F. W., Walter, J., Kemmerer, B., & Narayanan, V. K. (2008). "Judgment–theoretical assessments of value and inimitability within the realm of the resource–based view". Strategic Management Society Conference, Cologne, Germany.
  18. Levin, D. Z., Walter, J., & Murnighan, J. K. (2008). "Dormant ties: The value of reconnecting". Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.
    * Included in OMT Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  19. Kownatzki, M., Lechner, C., & Walter, J. (2007). "Friend or foe? Corporate control and strategic decision–making speed at the SBU level". Strategic Management Society Conference, San Diego, CA.
  20. Kemmerer, B., Kellermanns, F. W., Walter, J., & Narayanan, V. K. (2007). "Empirical validation of resource–evaluation frameworks: A judgment analysis perspective". Society of Entrepreneurship Scholars Conference & Manuscript BootCamp, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.
  21. Levin, D. Z., Walter, J., & Appleyard, M. M. (2007). "What's in a tie? Knowledge transfer and the dimensions of dyadic social capital". Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  22. Walter, J., Martignoni, D., & Kellermanns, F. W. (2006). "Organizational structure and corporate entrepreneurship: A simulation model". Strategic Management Society Conference, Vienna, Austria.
  23. Kellermanns, F. W., Walter, J., Shaw, J. C., Lechner, C., & Floyd, S. W. (2006). "To agree or not to agree? A meta–analytical review of strategic consensus and performance". Academy of Management Annual Meeting,, Atlanta, GA.
  24. Walter, J. & Schilling, M. A. (2005). "Motives and outcomes of technology licensing: An exploratory study of the pharmaceutical and computer industries". Strategic Management Society Conference, Orlando, FL.
  25. Walter, J. & Kellermanns, F. W. (2005). "Strategic decision making at the firm and alliance level: An empirical study". Strategic Management Society Conference, Orlando, FL.
  26. Walter, J. & Schilling, M. A. (2005). "Resource–based and network–based motives for technology licensing: An exploratory study". Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  27. Walter, J. & Lechner, C. (2005). "Together or apart? An empirical investigation of decision making within and between alliance partners". Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  28. Walter, J., Lechner, C., & Kellermanns, F. W. (2005). "Disentangling alliance capability: Managerial decision making in strategic alliances". Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Springfield, MA.
  29. Walter, J., Lechner, C., & Kellermanns, F. W. (2005). "Disentangling alliance capability: Managerial decision making in strategic alliances". Organization Science Winter Conference, Steamboat Springs, CO.
  30. Walter, J., Lechner, C., & Kellermanns, F. W. (2004). "Strategic decision making in an uncertain environment: The case of learning alliances in high–tech industries". Strategic Management Society Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
    * Nominated for the Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Price.

  31. Kellermanns, F. W., Lechner, C., Walter, J., & Floyd, S. W. (2004). "The “lack” of consensus in strategic consensus research: A future research agenda". Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Providence, RI.
  32. Walter, J. & Lechner, C. (2003). "Configurations of inter– and intrafirm networks and their impact on alliance performance". Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
  33. Lechner, C. & Walter, J. (2003). "Configurations of inter– and intrafirm networks and their impact on alliance performance". 65. Pfingsttagung des Verbandes der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft, Zurich, Switzerland.

Refereed Symposia & Professional Development Workshops at Professional Meetings

  1. DeCarolis, D. & Eddleston, K. (2013). Entrepreneurship Division Early Career Doctoral Consortium at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL. Panelist.
  2. Post, C. & Cerdin, J. L. (2012) "Publish or perish goes global: International scholars’ strategies for publishing in top journals". Professional Development Workshop at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Panelist.
  3. Levin, D. Z. & Walter, J. (2009) "Decay, death, and rebirth of networks and network ties". Symposium at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Organizer and presenter. Participants: Jason P. Davis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Ranjay Gulati (Harvard University), Sérgio Lazzarini (IBMEC, Sao Paulo), J. Keith Murnighan (Northwestern University), Ray E. Reagans (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Todd R. Zenger (Washington University—St. Louis).