Kevin Corley

Biography

 

Kevin Corley joined the W. P. Carey School of Business as an assistant professor of management in 2005.

Corleys research interests lie in examining why people in organizations experience change the way they do. He regularly conducts field research examining the processes by which managers and employees organize around their roles and practices, as well as how they make sense of the changes that occur within their organization. Examining these processes has led him to focus on foundational concepts such as identity, identification, image, culture, and knowledge. His research has recently appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Annals, Organizational Research Methods, and Organization Science.

Before joining W. P. Carey, Corley was an assistant professor of management at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his bachelors degree in business administration from Miami University and his PhD from the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University.

Corley serves on the editorial review boards for the Academy of Management Journal and Journal of Management Inquiry, and is the personnel committee chair for the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship. He has been commended for his contributions to academia, winning the 2010 Administrative Science Quarterly Award for Scholarly Contribution and the 2009 W. P. Carey School of Business MBA Teaching Award.

Education

PhD  Pennsylvania State University, 2002

Bachelor's  Miami University, 1993.

Research Interests

  • Identity 
  • Identification 
  • Image
  • Culture
  • Knowledge 

Publications

Quy, H., Corley, K.G., & Kraatz, M. In press. From support to mutiny: Shifting legitimacy judgments and emotional reactions impacting the implementation of radical change. Academy of Management Journal.

Gioia, D.A., Patvardhan, S., Hamilton, A.L. & Corley, K.G. 2013. Organizational identity formation and change. Academy of Management Annals, 7: 123-192.

Gioia, D.A., Corley, K.G., & Hamilton, A. 2013. Seeking qualitative rigor in inductive research: Notes on the Gioia Methodology. Organizational Research Methods, 16(1): 15-31.

Withers, M., Corley, K.G. & Hillman, A. 2012. Stay or leave: Director identities and voluntary exit from the board during organizational crisis. Organization Science, 23(3): 835-850.

Gioia, D. A., Nag, R., & Corley, K. G. 2012. Visionary ambiguity and strategic change: The virtue of vagueness in launching major organizational change. Journal of Management Inquiry, 21(4): 364-375. Kevin G. Corley 

Corley, K. G. & Gioia, D. A. 2011. Building theory about theory building: What constitutes a theoretical contribution? Academy of Management Review: 36(1), 12-32.

Harrison, S. & Corley, K. G. 2011. Clean climbing, carabiners, and cultural cultivation: Developing an open-systems perspective of culture. Organization Science, 22(2): 391-412.

Ashforth, B.E., Rogers, K.M., & Corley, K.G. 2011. Identity in organizations: Exploring cross-level dynamics. Organization Science, 22(5): 1144-1156.

Corley, K.G. 2010. Letter from a newly-tenured professor (A response to Hambrick and a call to action for my fellow associate professors). Journal of Management Inquiry, 19(4): 393-6.

Harrison, S., Ashforth, B. & Corley, K.G. 2009. Organizational sacralization and sacrilege. Research in Organization Behavior, 29: 225-254.

Ashforth, B., Harrison, S. & Corley, K.G. 2008. Identification in organizations: An examination of four fundamental questions. Journal of Management, 34(3): 325-374.

Price, K., Gioia, D.A., & Corley, K.G. 2008. Reconciling scattered images: Managing disparate organizational expressions and impressions. Journal of Management Inquiry, 17(3): 173-185.

Nag, R., Corley, K.G. & Gioia, D.A. 2007. The intersection of organizational identity, knowledge, and practice: Attempting strategic change via knowledge grafting. Academy of Management Journal, 50(4): 821-847.

Corley, K.G., Harquail, C.V., Pratt, M.G., Glynn, M.A., Fiol, C.M., & Hatch, M.J. 2006. Guiding organizational identity through aged adolescence. Journal of Management Inquiry, 15(2): 85- 99.

Shah, S.K. & Corley, K.G. 2006. Building better theory by bridging the quantitative-qualitative divide. Journal of Management Studies, 43(8): 1823-1837.

Corley, K.G. & Gioia, D.A. 2004. Identity ambiguity and change in the wake of a corporate spinoff. Administrative Science Quarterly, 49(2): 173-208. [selected as the 2010 ASQ Award for Scholarly Contribution.]

Corley, K.G. 2004. Defined by our strategy or our culture? Hierarchical differences in perceptions of organizational identity and change. Human Relations, 57(9): 1145-1177.

Gioia, D.A. & Corley, K.G. 2002. Being good versus looking good: Business school rankings and the Circean transformation from substance to image. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 1(1): 107-120.

Gioia, D.A., Corley, K.G., & Fabbri, T. 2002. Revising the past (While thinking in the future perfect tense). Journal of Organizational Change Management, 16(5): 622-634.

Steensma, H.K. & Corley, K.G. 2001. Organizational context as a moderator of theories on firm boundaries. Academy of Management Journal, 44(2): 271-291.

Corley, K.G., Cochran, P.L., & Comstock, T. 2001. Image and the impact of public affairs management on internal stakeholders. Journal of Public Affairs, 1(1): 53-68.

Gioia, D.A., Schultz, M., & Corley, K.G. 2000. Organizational identity, image and adaptive instability. Academy of Management Review, 25(1): 63-81.

 

Courses

Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 530Influence and Negotiations
MGT 792Research
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 430Negotiations
MGT 520High-Impact Leadership
MGT 530Influence and Negotiations
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 530Negotiations
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 530Negotiations
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 530Negotiations
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 530Negotiations
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 530Negotiations
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 591Seminar
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 591Seminar
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 791Seminar
MGT 792Research
MGT 799Dissertation

Honors/Awards

  • 2010 Administrative Science Quarterly Award for Scholarly Contribution
  • 2009 W. P. Carey School of Business MBA Teaching Award 
  • 2003 W.H. Newman Award for Best Paper 
  • 2002 Edward and Susan Wilson Graduate Fellowship Award, Smeal College of Business 
  • 2001 Ossian R. MacKenzie Doctoral Teaching Award, Smeal College of Business 

Editorships

Journal editor teams:

  • Associate Editor, Academy of Management Journal, 2010-2013
  • Associate Editor, British Journal of Management, 2003-2006

Editorial review board:

  • Academy of Management Journal, 2007-2010/2013-Present 
  • Journal of Management Inquiry, 2004-Present 
  • Academy of Management Review, 2005-2010
  • British Journal of Management, 2006-2007

Ad hoc reviewer:

  • Administrative Science Quarterly
  • Strategic Management Journal 
  • Organization Science
  • Organization Studies
  • Journal of Management Studies 

Work History

Professor May, 2014  Current Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business Associate Professor July, 2009  April, 2014 Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business Visiting Professor July, 2011  July 2012 IE Business School (Madrid, Spain) Assistant Professor June, 2005  June, 2009 Arizona State University, W.P. Carey School of Business Assistant Professor Aug, 2002  May, 2005 University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, College of Business Research Assistant & Lecturer August, 1997  May, 2002 The Pennsylvania State University, Smeal College of Business Management Consultant May, 1993  July, 1996 Ernst & Young LLP, Great Lakes Management Consulting Group