University of Southern California

Victor Bennett
Assistant Professor of Management and Organization

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, UC-Berkeley; BA, Stanford University


Victor Bennett is a member of the Strategy faculty at USC Marshall.
His research focuses on internal firm structure, competition, and business ethics and has been published in top journals including Management Science, the Strategic Management Journal, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. Prior to his doctoral study, he worked at Google where is work led to patents on everything fraud detection and traffic prediction to music classification.


Bennett, V. M., Lawrence, M., and Sadun, R. (2015) "Are Founder CEOs Good Managers?,".
Bennett, V. M., and Levinthal, D. (2015) "Firm Lifecycles: Linking Employee Incentives and Firm Growth Dynamics,".
Bennett, V. M., and Snyder, J. (2014) "Empirics of Learning from Failure,".
Bennett, V. M., Seamans, R., and Zhu, F. (2014) "Cannibalization and Option Value Effects of Secondary Markets: Evidence from the US Concert Industry," Strategic Management Journal, Forthcoming.
Wiltermuth, S. S., Bennett, V. M., and Lamar, P. (2013) "Doing as They Would Do: How the Perceived Ethical Preferences of Third-Party Beneficiaries Impact Ethical Decision-Making," Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 122 (2), 280–290.
Bennett, V. M. (2013) "Organization and Bargaining: sales process design at auto dealerships," Management Science, 59 (9), 2003-2018.
Bennett, V. M., Pierce, L., Snyder, J., and Toffel, M. (2013) "Customer-Driven Misconduct: How Competition Corrupts Business Practices," Management Science, 59 (8), 1725-1742.