Joshua Bruce

Joshua Bruce

Assistant Professor of Business Administration

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4019 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-7020

joshb@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Sociology, Duke University, 2019
  • M.A., Sociology, Duke University, 2017
  • M.A., Social Sciences (MAPSS), University of Chicago, 2013
  • B.A., Honors, Political Science, Indiana University, 2012

Positions Held

  • R. C. Evans Data Analytics Fellow, Deloitte Foundation Center for Data Analytics, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2020-2021
  • Faculty Affiliate, Discovery Partners Institute, 2020 to present
  • Assistant Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2019 to present

Recent Publications

  • Bruce, J., & De Figueiredo, J., Aaron Chatterji, Josh Lerner, Scott Stern, and Michael J. Andrews (Ed.) Forthcoming. Innovation in the U.S. Government. The Role of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Economic Growth Chicago: University of Chicago Press.  link >

Other Publications

Articles

  • Bruce, J., de Figueiredo, J., & Silverman, B. (2019). Public Contracting for Private Innovation: Government Capabilities, Decision Rights, and Performance Outcomes. Strategic Management Journal, 40 (4), 533-555.  link >
  • Bruce, J. (2015). Power, Economic Inequality, and Moral Psychology. Psychology & Society, 7 (1), 12-28.
  • Bruce, J. (2014). Risky Business: How Social Psychology Can Help Improve Corporate Risk Management. Business Horizons, 57 (4), 551-557.  link >
  • Bruce, J. (2013). Uniting Theories of Morality, Religion, and Social Interaction: Grid-Group Cultural Theory, the “Big Three” Ethics, and Moral Foundations Theory. Psychology & Society, 5 (1), 37-50.  link >
  • Lemper, T., & Bruce, J. (2011). The Dilution Defense Congress Never Meant to Create (and Needs to Fix). Trademark Reporter, 101 1580-1598.
  • Lemper, T., & Bruce, J. (2010). Beware the Scrivener’s Error: Curing the Drafting Error in the Federal Registration Defense to Trademark Dilution Claims. Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, 19 169-192.

Conference Proceedings

  • Bruce, J. (2018). Getting Ahead by Staying Put? Specialization and Social Capital in U.S. Civil Service Careers. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.  link >

Presentations

  • Bruce, J. (2021). The Demography of US Government Science. INFORMS Annual Meeting.
  • Bruce, J. (2020). Skillsets, Coordinative Capabilities, and Employment Outcomes in the U.S. Civil Service. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
  • Bruce, J. (2020). Innovation in the U.S. Federal Government. Annual Meeting of the Nagymaros Group on Organizational Ecology.
  • Bruce, J. (2020). Innovation in the U.S. Federal Government. Annual Meeting of the Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics.
  • Bruce, J. (2020). Innovation in the U.S. Federal Government. Duke-UNC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
  • Bruce, J. (2020). Innovation in the U.S. Federal Government. NBER Conference on The Role of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Economic Growth, National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Bruce, J. (2019). Skillsets, Coordinative Capabilities, and Employment Outcomes in the US Civil Service. Annual Meeting of the Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics.
  • Bruce, J. (2018). The Contingent Value of Skills: Skill Accumulation and Career Mobility in the US Civil Service. Wharton People & Organizations Conference.
  • Bruce, J. (2018). The Contingent Value of Skills: Skill Accumulation and Career Mobility in the US Civil Service. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
  • Bruce, J. (2018). The Contingent Value of Skills: Skill Accumulation and Career Mobility in the US Civil Service. Annual Meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis.
  • Bruce, J. (2018). Public Contracting for Private Innovation: Government Capabilities, Decision Rights, and Performance Outcomes. Wharton Technology & Innovation Conference.
  • Bruce, J. (2018). Wage and Promotion Outcomes Due to Human and Social Capital Accumulation in the U.S. Civil Service, 1989-2011. Consortium on Competitiveness and Cooperation (CCC) Doctoral Student Research Conference.
  • Bruce, J. (2017). Getting Ahead by Staying Put? Specialization, Social Capital, and Status in Federal Civil Service Careers. Economic Sociology Conference.
  • Bruce, J. (2017). When Times Get Tough: Subjective Well-being and Support for the U.S. Welfare State. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.
  • Bruce, J. (2017). Public Contracting for Private Innovation: Government Capabilities, Decision Rights, and Performance Outcomes. Annual Meeting of the Society for Institutional & Organizational Economics.
  • Bruce, J. (2016). Relations, Routines, and Forms: A Theory of Organizational Social Structure. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
  • Bruce, J. (2016). Relations, Routines, and Forms: A Theory of Organizational Social Structure. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.
  • Bruce, J. (2016). The Diffusion of Policy Innovations in U.S. Federal Agencies. Analyzing Federal Personnel Data Conference, Duke University.

Working Papers

  • Bruce, J., & de Figueiredo, J. Innovation in the U.S. Government.  link >
  • Bruce, J., de Figueiredo, J., & Silverman, B. Public Contracting for Private Innovation: Government Expertise, Decision Rights, and Performance Outcomes.  link >

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award, Careers Division, Academy of Management, 2020
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois, 2019, 2020

Teaching Interests

Strategic human resource management; people analytics; research design; computational methods

Research Interests

Human and social capital; capabilities, innovation, and R&D; strategic human resource management; careers and occupations; organizational theory; computational social science

Current Courses

  • Strategic Human Res Management (BADM 313) Studies concepts and methods used by the staff personnel unit in building and maintaining an effective work force in an industrial organization; development of ability to design the personnel subsystem within the firm and to deal effectively with problems encountered in such areas as recruitment, selection, training, and wage and salary administration; and considerable emphasis on case analysis, role playing, and research.

  • Survey of Research Methods (BADM 590) Special topics in the general area of business. Topics are selected by the instructor at the beginning of each term.

  • Proseminar in Org Behavior (BADM 591) Lectures in topics of current interest not covered by regular course offerings. Subjects are announced in the Class Schedule.

Contact

4019 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-7020

joshb@illinois.edu

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