Faculty: Management and Organization
Management and Organization: Faculty and Research
Welcome to the MOR Faculty and Research webpage.
As society faces unprecedented change in multiple areas, it is more important than ever that we have strong leaders that understand how to think strategically. Management encompasses key aspects of strategy and leadership that help firms thrive despite the level of change in the environment. Being able to align the organization with its dynamic environment is the ultimate goal of strategic leaders.
In the MOR department at Marshall, you will find a range of insights from scholars examining issues at the individual, team, organization, industry and national levels of analysis. Our faculty examine issues related to many areas within the broader areas of organizational behavior, organization theory and strategy. Research from faculty in MOR is focused on solving important business problems and may incorporate theories from economics, political science, psychology and/or sociology in addressing those problems.
Our faculty seek to better understand the behavior of people and organizations, with an eye towards understanding why some firms (and people) are more successful than others. We also seek to address important questions such as how individuals and organizations can create more inclusive environments where everyone can thrive as well as how firms can deal with external issues such as rapid technological innovation, climate change, a rapidly evolving political and regulatory landscape, demographic shifts and other changes.
You can learn more about our faculty, their research, and their outstanding scholarly achievements on this page and their linked personal websites below.
— Kyle Mayer, Department Chair and Professor of Management and Organization
Paul S. Adler is Professor of Management and Organization, of Sociology, and of Environmental Studies at the University of Southern California. He holds the Marshall Business School's Harold Quinton Chair in Business Policy. He began his education in Australia and moved to France in 1974, where he received his doctorate in Economics and Management while working as a Research Economist for the French government. He came to the USA in 1981, and before arriving at USC in 1991, he was affiliated with the Brookings Institution, Columbia University, Harvard Business School, and Stanford's School of Engineering.
Eric Anicich studies the forms and functions of social hierarchy within groups. His research has been published in leading academic journals including Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and Psychological Science. Additionally, accounts of his work have appeared in numerous popular media and business outlets including Forbes, The Economist, CNN, New York Times, TIME, Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Fast Company, and the Harvard Business Review. In 2021, Poets & Quants recognized him as one of the “Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors.”
Professor Aponte-Moreno specializes in leadership development, strategic management, and cross-cultural negotiations. His research is interdisciplinary and examines how the arts in general, and theater in particular, can contribute to the development of leadership skills in business settings. His work draws on more than twenty years of experience in the theater. Prior to joining academia, he worked in global corporate finance for international financial firms including Crédit Lyonnais (France), Mizuho (Japan) and ED&F Mann (UK). He is originally from Venezuela and has lived and worked in the US, France and the UK.