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Pamela Haunschild

Professor Emeritus

Department:     Management

Additional Titles:     Professor Jack R. Crosby Regents Chair in Business Emeritus

Research Areas:     Organizational Behavior, Organizational Change and Redesign, Organizational Design

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Pamela R. Haunschild holds the Jack R. Crosby Regents Chair in Business Emeritus at the McCombs School of Business and is also one of IC2’s Cynthia Hendrick Kozmetsky Fellows. Professor Haunschild earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Theory in 1992 from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie Mellon University. Before coming to The University of Texas at Austin, she was employed at Stanford University. Her research involves studying organizational (and inter-organizational) learning processes, especially how and under what circumstances organizations learn from their “errors” or “mistakes.” Professor Haunschild also is interested in issues related to networks and corporate governance as well as how governance decisions are affected by network information and influence. Her publications appear in top-tier management journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science. Her awards include a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Corporate Governance, Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management, Louis R. Pondy Award for Best Paper Based on a Dissertation and the McCombs Research Excellence Award. She has served on several editorial boards as well as an ad hoc reviewer for several premier management journals. In 2005-06 she was the chair of the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management.



McCombs Research Excellence Grant for “Consequences of Prestige and Performance in the Market for Directors”


Rockefeller Foundation Grant for Residency at Bellagio Study Center


Herbert E. Kelleher/MCorp Regents Professorship


IC2 Cynthia Hendrick Kozmetsky Endowed Fellowship


Red McCombs Award for Research Excellence


Best Paper Award, OMT Division, Academy of Management



Pamela R. Haunschild and D. Chandler. 2008. “Institutional-Level Learning: Learning as a Source of Institutional Change”, in The Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism, Sage Publications.


Sullivan, B., Pamela R. Haunschild, and Page, K. 2007. Organizations Non-Gratae? The Impact of Unethical Corporate Acts on Interorganizational Networks. Organization Science 18, 55-70.


Raji Srinivasan, Pamela R. Haunschild, and R. Grewal. 2007. Vicarious Learning from New Product Introductions in Converging Markets. Management Science 53, 16-28.


Rhee, M. and Pamela R. Haunschild. 2006. The Liability of Good Reputation: A Study of Product Recalls in the U.S. Automobile Industry. Organization Science 17, 101-117.


Christine M. Beckman, Pamela R. Haunschild, and Damon J. Phillips. 2004. Friends or Strangers? Firm-Specific Uncertainty, Market Uncertainty, and Network Partner Selection. Organization Science 15, 259-275.


Pamela R. Haunschild and Mooweon Rhee. 2004. The Role of Volition in Organizational Learning: The Case of Automotive Product Recalls. Management Science 50, 1545-1560.


Anne Miner, Pamela R. Haunschild, and Andreas Schwab. 2003. Experience and Convergence: Curiosities and Speculation. Industrial and Corporate Change 12, 789-813.


Pamela R. Haunschild and Bilian Ni Sullivan. 2002. Learning from Complexity: Effects of Airline Accident/Incident Heterogeneity on Subsequent Accident/Incident Rates. Administrative Science Quarterly 47, 609-643.


Christine Beckman and Pamela R. Haunschild. 2002. Network Learning: The Effects of Heterogeneity of Partner's Experience on Corporate Acquisitions. Administrative Science Quarterly 47, 92-124.


Pamela R. Haunschild, Andrew D. Henderson, and Alison Davis-Blake. 1999. CEO Demographics and Acquisitions: Network Effects of Educational and Functional Background, in Corporate Social Capital and Liability, R. Leenders & S. Gabbay, ed. Kluwer Academic Press, 266-283.


Anne Miner, Ingo Holzinger, Jay Kim, and Pamela R. Haunschild. 1999. Fruits of Failure: Organizational Failure and Population Level Learning. Advances in Strategic Management 16, 187-220.


Pamela R. Haunschild and Christine Beckman. 1998. When Do Interlocks Matter? Alternate Sources of Information and Interlock Influence. Administrative Science Quarterly 43, 815-844.


Pamela R. Haunschild and Anne Miner. 1997. Modes of Interorganizational Imitation: The Effects of Outcome Salience and Uncertainty. Administrative Science Quarterly 42, 475-500.


Anne Miner and Pamela R. Haunschild. 1995. Population Level Learning. Research in Organizational Behavior 17, 115-166.


Pamela R. Haunschild. 1994. How Much is that Company Worth? Interorganizational Relationships, Uncertainty, and Acquisition Premiums. Administrative Science Quarterly 39, 391-411.


Pamela R. Haunschild, Alison Davis-Blake, and Mark Fichman. 1994. Managerial Overcommitment in Corporate Acquisition Processes. Organization Science 5, 528-540.


Pamela R. Haunschild, Richard Moreland, and Audrey Murrell. 1994. Sources of Resistance to Mergers Between Groups. Journal of Applied Social Psychology 24, 1150-1178.


Pamela R. Haunschild. 1993. Interorganizational Imitation: The Impact of Interlocks on Corporate Acquisition Activity. Administrative Science Quarterly 38, 564-592.