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Matthew S. Kraatz
Associate Professor of Business Administration

Educational Background

Ph.D., Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, 1994
M.S., Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, 1991
B.A. Illinois College, Summa Cum Laude, 1989.

Positions Held

At the University of Illinois since 1994.

Recent Publications

Kraatz, M., & Moore, J. H. 2002. Executive migration and institutional change. Academy of Management Journal, 45: 120-143.

Kraatz, M., & Zajac, E. 2001. How organizational resources affect strategic change and performance in turbulent environments: Theory and evidence. Organization Science, 12: 632-657.

Zajac, E., Kraatz, M., & Bresser, R. 2000. Modeling the dynamics of strategic fit: A normative approach to strategic change. Strategic Management Journal, 21: 429-455.

Honors and Awards

Incomplete List of Teachers Rated as Excellent, most years since 1994. Louis Pondy Award for best dissertation in Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management, 1995.

Academic Service

Member, Academy of Management Council, 2002-2003. Editorial boards: Administrative Science Quarterly, 2000-present; Organization Science, 2002-present; Strategic Management Journal, 2000-present; Academy of Management Review, 1999-2002. Executive Committee, Organization and Management Division, Academy of Management, 2002-present.

Teaching and Research

Teaches classes on organizational theory and organizational change at MBA, Ph.D. and undergraduate levels. Research examines organizational adaptation and learning, especially in institutionalized contexts.

Contact Information:
343A Wohlers Hall
1206 South Sixth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-7994

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