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Kevin Corley

Kevin Corley

Associate Professor

Office:BA 323G
Mailing Address:
Main Campus
PO BOX 874006
Tempe, AZ 85287-4006

Phone: 480-965-7204
Fax: 480-965-8314
Email: Kevin.Corley@asu.edu

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Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2002; B.S., Miami University, 1993.

Academic Positions
Arizona State University: 2005-present.

Previous Appointments: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; The Pennsylvania State University.

Research Interests
Dr. Corley's research interests focus on sensemaking and organizing processes, especially as they pertain to organizational change. He has applied this focus to areas of organizational identity, image, identification, culture and knowledge. In terms of teaching, Dr. Corley focuses on Negotiations in several of our MBA platforms and various Leadership topics for Executive audiences.

Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards
2010 Administrative Science Quarterly Award for Scholarly Contribution for the 2004 article “Identity ambiguity and change in the wake of a corporate spin-off” with Gioia, D.;

2009 W. P. Carey School of Business MBA Teaching Award;

2003 W.H. Newman Award - Best paper based on a dissertation at the 2003 Academy of Management meetings, Seattle, WA,

Professional Leadership
Associate Editor, Academy of Management Journal, July 2010 to Present;

Editorial Review Boards: Journal of Management Inquiry, 2004-present; Academy of Management Journal, 2007-2010;  Academy of Management Review, 2005-2010.

Corporate and Public Sector Leadership
Management Consultant, Ernst & Young LLP, Great Lakes Management Consulting Group, 1993-1996.

Representative Publications

Withers, M., Corley, K.G. & Hillman, A. 2012. Stay or leave: Director identities and voluntary exit from the board during organizational crisis. Organization Science, 23(3): 835-850.

Ashforth, B.E., Rogers, K.M., & Corley, K.G. 2011. Identity in organizations: Exploring cross-level dynamics. Organization Science, 22(5): 1144-1156.

Corley, K. G. & Gioia, D. A. 2011. Building theory about theory building: What constitutes a theoretical contribution? Academy of Management Review: 36(1), 12-32.

Harrison, S. & Corley, K. G. 2011. Clean climbing, carabiners, and cultural cultivation: Developing an open-systems perspective of culture. Organization Science, 22(2): 391-412.







ASU is a tier 1 research university and W. P. Carey is proud of its strong tradition of teaching and classroom excellence. Our students directly benefit from the research and theories our faculty brings into the classroom. Below is a list of courses being taught during the current semester by this faculty member. Click a course to view it in the ASU course catalog.

MGT 530 - Negotiations
This course is designed to improve students' understanding of and skills in the art of negotiation. For most managers, negotiation is a significant aspect of their day-to-day jobs, not to mention a major element of everyday life. This course is designed to give students experience in bargaining and negotiation, as well as provide a foundation in the essential knowledge bases crucial to being an effective negotiator. The emphasis of the course is on experiential learning - students will spend most of their time participating in exercises and negotiation simulations (including negotiating job offers), as well as discussing negotiation-based cases involving issues that often arise in the workplace. The goal is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of what it takes to be an effective negotiator, as well as several experiences to draw upon in future negotiation situations.

MGT 791 - Seminar
A small class emphasizing discussion, presentations by students, and written research papers.

MGT 792 - Research
Independent study in which a student, under the supervision of a faculty member, conducts research that is expected to lead to a specific project such as a dissertation, report, or publication. Assignments might include data collection, experimental work, data analysis, or preparation of a manuscript.

MGT 799 - Dissertation
Supervised research focused on preparation of dissertation, including literature review, research, data collection and analysis, and writing.