Faculty Profiles



Charles O'Reilly

Frank E. Buck Professor of Management
Director of the Leading Change and Organizational Renewal Executive Program



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Academic Degrees

PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1975 and MBA 1971; BS, University of Texas El Paso, 1965.

Professional Experience

At Stanford since 1993.

Professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1980-92; Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, 1976-80.

Selected Publications

“Reducing the backlash effect: Self-monitoring and women’s promotions.”: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 2011 
“How leadership matters: The effects of leadership on strategy implementation.”: Leadership Quarterly, 2010 
“Economic and psychological perspectives on CEO compensation: A review and synthesis.”: Industrial and Corporate Change, 2010 
“Careers as Tournaments: The Impact of Sex and Gendered Organizational Culture Preferences on MBAs’ Income Attainment.”: Journal of Organizational Behavior, 2010 
“Organizational designs and innovation streams”: Industrial and Corporate Change, 2010 

Working Papers

2098: Women in the Boardroom: Symbols or Substance? 
2025: Organizational Ambidexterity: IBM and Emerging Business Opportunities 
1963: Ambidexterity as a Dynamic Capability: Resolving the Innovator’s Dilemma 

Selected Cases

OB43Condensed: Liberty Medical Group (Condensed) 
HR26A: Wells Fargo and Norwest: "Merger of Equals" (A) 
HR26B: Wells Fargo and Norwest: "Merger of Equals" (B) 
HR25A: Yahoo: A New HR Challenge 
HR22: Transforming Human Resources At Novartis: The Human Resources Information System (HRIS) 
HR25B: Internal Branding at Yahoo: Crafting the Employee Value Proposition 

Awards and Honors

Distinguished Teaching Award, MBA, 2002, Stanford University 

Courses Taught

GSBGEN 571 Becoming a Leader: Managing Early Career Challenges 
OB 363 Leadership Perspectives 

Centers/Programs

Executive Program for Growing Companies
Executive Program in Leadership: The Effective Use of Power
Human Resources for Strategic Advantage
Leading Change and Organizational Renewal
Stanford Executive Program

Affiliations

Fellow: American Psychological Society 
Fellow:: American Psychological Association 
Member: Academy of Management 

In the News

May 2, 2004 When Innovation Supersedes Short-Term Results, Boston Globe 
October 7, 2003 SEC May Give Board Rebels Some Help, TheStreet.com 
October 27, 2002 Contacts Pay Off In Deals For Perks, Chicago Tribune 
May 23, 2002 Emotion and Values Move to the Fore, Financial Times 
May 4, 2002 HP Has Challenging Road Ahead, San Jose Mercury News 


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