Associate Professor of Business Administration
Adam Kleinbaum is Associate Professor of Business Administration at Tuck where he teaches a core course in organizational behavior and a seminar on social networks. He also teaches organizational behavior in Tuck’s Business Bridge program, a fast track to mastery of essential business skills and mindsets designed for liberal arts, science, and engineering majors who do not have a classroom foundation in business.
Professor Kleinbaum has consulted to Fortune 500 firms on the topics of organizational culture, innovation, and social networks. He is co-founder of the Dartmouth Interdisciplinary Network Research (DINR) Group. His research examines the determinants and consequences of how social networks are structured within organizations. Recent projects look at how networks unfold dynamically over the course of a career and how formal structure and social categories jointly affect the shape of intra-firm communication networks. Other work explores how the structure of a firm’s communication network serves to enable coordination, innovation and, ultimately, firm performance.
His scholarly research has been published in such journals as Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Harvard Business Review. He also serves on the editorial review boards of Administrative Science Quarterly and the Strategic Management Journal.
Professor Kleinbaum previously served on the faculty at Harvard Business School as a post-doctoral fellow; he also received his doctoral and undergraduate degrees at Harvard.
It’s not what you know, but who you know. This old adage may be an overstatement, but few people who have worked in organizations need to be convinced that social relations are important for getting things done in large firms.
– Adam Kleinbaum