skip main site navigation go to current site section navigation
Directory | Profiles
View Advanced Search Options

Faculty/Staff Directory

Y. Sekou Bermiss

Y. Sekou Bermiss
sekou@utexas.edu
CBA 4.250 (512-232-5005)
Twitter

Assistant Professor

Department
Management

Biography

Professor Bermiss received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY), and a M.S. and Ph.D in Management and Organizations from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His research centers around how value is socially constructed in organizational settings. In particular, he investigates how market perceptions of financial performance, organizational identity, and human capital affect firm performance, reputation, and survival. His research has been published in various academic journals, edited volumes, magazines, the Harvard Business Review blog, and on National Public Radio.

Publications

Y. Sekou Bermiss and J. P. Murmann. 2014. Who Matters More? The Impact of Functional Background and Top Executive Mobility on Firm Survival. Strategic Management Journal, forthcoming.
Y. Sekou Bermiss, E. Zajac, and B. King. 2014. Under Construction: How Commensuration and Management Fashion Affect Corporate Reputation Rankings. Organization Science 25(2), 591-608.
Jennifer Whitson, Klaus Weber, Paul Hirsch, and Y. Sekou Bermiss. 2013. Chemicals, Companies, and Countries: The Concept of Diffusion in Management Research. Research in Organizational Behavior 33, 135-150.
Y. Sekou Bermiss and J. Peter Murmann. 2010. The Individual and the Organization: Locating Knowledge Capabilities in Professional Service Firms.. Leslie A. Toombs (Editor) Best Proceedings of the Seventieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
P. M. Hirsch and Y. Sekou Bermiss. 2009. Institutional “dirty” work: preserving institutions through strategic decoupling, in Institutional Work: Actors and Agency in Institutional Studies of Organization, T. Lawrence, R. Suddaby & B. Leca, ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 262-283.
J. P. Murmann, E. Homburg, R. Geven, Y. Sekou Bermiss, and A. Forgione. 2008. Automatic Coding of Printed Materials. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing.

Professional Awards

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., Travel Fellowship in Business History and Institutional Economic History, Harvard University2008
H. Naylor Fitzhugh PhD Fellowship, National Black MBA Association2007
GM Center for Strategy in Management, Kellogg School of Management2006