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

Faculty/Staff Directory


Sekou Bermiss received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. His research focuses on the strategic and organizational analysis of intangible firm resources, such as knowledge, reputation, status, and image, and their impact on firm outcomes.


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