Faculty Profiles

Francis J. Flynn

The Paul E. Holden Professor of Organizational Behavior
The Hank McKinnell-Pfizer Inc. Director of the Center for Leadership Development and Research
Codirector of the Executive Leadership Development Program

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Academic Degrees

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2001; Business, MS, University of California, Berkeley, 1999; BBA, University of Notre Dame, 1994.

Professional Experience

At Stanford since 2006.

Class of 1967 Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School; Columbia University, 2006; Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, 2004-2006; Assistant Professor of Business, Columbia Business School, Columbia University, 2000-2004.

Selected Publications

Structure, identity, and solidarity: A comparative field study of direct and generalized exchange: Administrative Science Quarterly, 2012 
When feeling bad means feeling good: Guilt-proneness, work effort, and affective commitment: Journal of Applied Psychology, 2012 
Do you two know each other? Transitivity, homophily, and the need for (network) closure: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 2010 
Who’s with me? False consensus, brokerage, and ethical decision making in organizations: Academy of Management Journal, 2010 
Psyched up or psyched out: The impact of coactor status on individual performance: Organization Science, 2010 

Courses Taught

GSBGEN 554 Savvy: Crafting Effective Communication 
HRMGT 512 Changing How We Manage People 
OB 206 Organizational Behavior 
OB 278 MSx: Organizational Behavior 


Leading Change and Organizational Renewal
Executive Program for Women Leaders
Managing Teams for Innovation and Success
Stanford Executive Program
Executive Program for Philanthropy Leaders


Associate Editor: Administrative Science Quarterly 
Member: Academy of Management 
Member: American Psychological Association 

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