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J. Adam Cobb. Managing the Conflicting Interests of Workers and Shareholders: Evidence from Pension Assumption Manipulations. ILR Review, forthcoming.
Richard Benton and J. Adam Cobb. 2019. Eyes on the Horizon? Fragmented Elites and Short-Term Focus of the American Corporation. American Journal of Sociology 124(6), 1631-1684.
J. Adam Cobb and Ken-Hou Lin. 2017. Growing Apart: The Declining Firm-Size Wage Preumium and its Inequality Consequences. Organization Science 28(3), 429-446.
J. Adam Cobb and Flannery G. Stevens. 2017. These Unequal States: Corporate Organization and Income Inequality within the United States. Administrative Science Quarterly 62(2), 304-340.
Marc Lavine, J. Adam Cobb, and Christopher Roussin. 2017. When Saying Less is Something New: Social Movements and Frame Contraction Processes. Mobilization 22(3), 275-292.
J. Adam Cobb, Tyler Wry, and Eric Y. Zhao. 2016. Funding Financial Inclusion: Institutional Logics and the Contextual Contingency of Funding for Microfinance Organizations. Academy of Management Journal 59(6), 2103-2131.
J. Adam Cobb. 2016. How Firms Shape Income Inequality: Stakeholder Power, Executive Decision-Making, and the Structuring of Employment Relationships. Academy of Management Review 41(2), 324-348.
J. Adam Cobb. 2015. Risky Business: The Decline of Defined Benefit Pensions and Firms' Shifting of Retirement Risk. Organization Science 26(5), 1332-1350.
Tyler Wry, J. Adam Cobb, and Howard Aldrich. 2013. More Than a Metaphor: Assessing the Historical Legacy of Resource Dependence and its Contemporary Promise as a Theory of Environmental Complexity. Academy of Management Annals 7, 439-486.
Gerald F. Davis and J. Adam Cobb. 2010. Corporations and Economic Inequality Around the World: The Paradox of Hierarchy. Research in Organizational Behavior 30, 35-53.
Gerald F. Davis and J. Adam Cobb. 2010. Resource Dependence Theory: Past and Future. Research in the Sociology of Organizations 28, 21-42.

Professional Awards

John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award, Labor and Employment Relations Association2019
Best Article Award, Academy of Management Review2017
Research Impact on Practice Award, Organizations and Natural Environment Division, Academy of Management2017
Best Paper Award, Organizational & Management Theory Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting2014
Ralph Alexander Best Dissertation Award, Human Resources Division Academy of Management2013
Best Symposium Award, Organizational & Management Theory Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting2011
Finalist, INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition2010
State Farm Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award2010