University of Southern California

Vern Glaser
Ph.D. Candidate in Management and Organization

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

MBA, Duke University; BA, UCLA


Vern Glaser is a PhD candidate in the Management and Organization Department at University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. Vern studies the processes organizations use to develop new capabilities and routines. Most of his research features high technology contexts such as "Big Data" or online display advertising. He primarily uses qualitative research methods such as participant observation, but also draws on experimental and quantitative methods.

Topics that interest Vern include Strategic Management; Organization Theory; Entrepreneurship; Organizational Behavior; Routines and Capabilities; Decision-Making; Big Data; Institutional Logics; Framing and Analogies; Strategic Change; Strategy-as-Practice; Culture and Social Cognition.


Glaser, V., Krikorian, M., and Fiss, P. C. (2013) "Vertical Categories and Valuation Processes,".