Olga Khessina

Olga Khessina

Associate Professor of Business Administration

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406 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-4190

khessina@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Business Administration, University of California at Berkeley, 2003
  • M.A., Sociology, Columbia University, 1998
  • Specialist, Sociology, Moscow State University, 1995

Positions Held

  • Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2016 to present
  • Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 2015-2016
  • Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations, Cornell University, Johnson School of Management, 2006-2014
  • Assistant Professor of Strategy, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, 2003-2006

Recent Publications

  • Khessina, O., & Reis, S. (2016). The Limits of Reflected Glory: The Beneficial and Harmful Effects of Product Name Similarity in the U.S. Network TV Program Industry, 1944-2003. Organization Science, 27 (2), 411-427.

Other Publications

Article

  • Verhaal, J., Khessina, O., & Dobrev, S. (2015). Oppositional Product Names, Organizational Identities, and Product Appeal. Organization Science, 26 (5), 1466-1484.
  • Carroll, G., Khessina, O., & McKendrick, D. (2010). The Social Lives of Products: Analyzing Product Demography for Management Theory and Practice. Academy of Management Annals, 4 (1), 157-203.
  • Khessina, O., & Carroll, G. (2008). Product Demography of De Novo and De Alio Firms in the Optical Disk Drive Industry, 1983-1999. Organization Science, 19 (1), 25-38.
  • Khessina, O. (2006). Direct and Indirect Effects of Product Portfolio on Firm Survival in the Worldwide Optical Disk Drive Industry, 1983-1999. Advances in Strategic Management, 23 591-630.
  • Romanelli, E., & Khessina, O. (2005). Regional Industrial Identity: Cluster Configurations and Economic Development. Organization Science, 16 (4), 344-358.
  • McKendrick, D., Jaffee, J., Carroll, G., & Khessina, O. (2003). In the Bud? Analysis of Disk Array Producers as a (Possibly) Emergent Organizational Form. Administrative Science Quarterly, 48 (1), 60-93.

Book Review

  • Khessina, O. (2016). Review of book by Mikolaj Piskorski: A Social Strategy: How We Profit from Social Media. ( pp. 61: NP1-NP4). Princeton NJ: Administrative Science Quarterly, Princeton University Press.

Chapter in a Book

  • Carroll, G., & Khessina, O., Dudley l. Poston Jr. and Michael Micklin (Ed.) (2005). Organizational and Corporate Demography. Handbook of Population ( pp. 451-477). Plenum/Kluwer.
  • Carroll, G., & Khessina, O., S.A. Alvarez, R. Agarwal, & O. Sorenson (Ed.) (2005). The Ecology of Entrepreneurship. Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research: Disciplinary Perspectives ( pp. 167-200). New York: Springer Publications.

Conference Proceeding

  • Reis, S., Khessina, O., & Proença, A. (2016). Engagement and Mutual Influence Of Multiple Audiences and the Performance of Boundary Spanners Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Other Publication

  • Khessina, O. (2001). The Worldwide Optical Disk Drive Industry: 1983-1999; Technical Report.

Presentation

  • Khessina, O., Reis, S., & Verhaal, J. (2016). Co-Legitimation of Producers and Customers in a Socially Stigmatized Online Industrial Community. Organizational Ecology Conference.
  • Khessina, O., Verhaal, J., & Dobrev, S. (2016). Names, Emotions and Product Appeal and Growth in the U.S. Craft Beer Market, 1996-2012. Academy of Management 2016 Annual Meeting.
  • Reis, S., Khessina, O., & Proença, A. (2016). Engagement and Mutual Influence of Multiple Audiences and the Performance of Boundary Spanners. Academy of Management 2016 Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O., & Carlos, W. (2015). Firm Name Selection and Resource Acquisition in Late Imperial Russia, 1861-1913. Organizational Ecology Conference.
  • Khessina, O., & Reis, S. (2015). Product Names and Technological Niches Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O., Verhaal, J., & Dobrev, S. (2015). Emotional Lives of Products in the U.S. Craft Beer Market. Organizational Ecology Conference.
  • Reis, S., Khessina, O., & Proenca, A. (2015). Engagement of Multiple Audiences and a Producer's Entry into a Different Market Organizational Ecology Conference.
  • Khessina, O., & Carlos, W. (2014). Firm Name Selection and Resource Acquisition in Late Imperial Russia 1861-1913 Darden Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference.
  • Khessina, O., & Carlos, W. (2014). Firm Name Selection and Resource Acquisition in Late Imperial Russia, 1861-1913 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O., & Reis, S. (2014). The Limits of Reflected Glory: The Beneficial and Harmful Effects of Product Name Similarity in the U.S. Network TV Program Industry, 1944-2003 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O., & Reis, S. (2014). The Role of Names in Product Demography of Technological Niches in the Worldwide Optical Disk Drive Industry. Organizational Ecology Conference.
  • Khessina, O., & Reis, S. (2014). The Role of Names in Product Demography of Technological Niches in the Worldwide Optical Disk Drive Industry Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O., Verhaal, J., & Dobrev, S. (2014). Emotional Lives of Products in the U.S. Craft Beer Market Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O., Verhaal, J., & Dobrev, S. (2014). Emotional Lives of Products in the U.S. Craft Beer Market Institutions and Innovation Conference.
  • Verhaal, J., Khessina, O., & Dobrev, S. (2014). Oppositional Product Names and Product Appeal in the U.S. Craft Beer Market, 1996-2012 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
  • Verhaal, J., Khessina, O., Dobrev, S., & Grant, J. (2014). Oppositional Product Names and Product Appeal in the U.S. Craft Beer Market, 1996-2012 Organizational Ecology Conference.
  • Khessina, O., & Carlos, W. (2013). Organizational Names and Identity Claims in Late Imperial Russia, 1861-1913 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Verhaal, J., Khessina, O., Grant, J., & Dobrev, S. (2013). Oppositional Product Names and Identity in the U.S. Microbrew Industry, 1998-2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O., & Reis, S. (2013). Product Name Similarity and Product Longevity in the U.S. Network TV Show Industry, 1944-2003 Strategy Research Forum.
  • Khessina, O., & Reis, S. (2013). Product Name Similarity and Product Longevity in the U.S. Network TV show industry, 1944-2003 Organizational Ecology Conference.
  • Verhaal, J., Khessina, O., Dobrev, S., & Grant, J. (2013). Oppositional Product Names and Product Appeal in the U.S. Craft Beer Market, 1996-2012. Institutions and Innovation Conference.
  • Yu, G., & Khessina, O. (2013). The Role of Exploration in Firm Survival in the Wroldwide Optical Library market, 1990-1998 Wharton Technology and Innovation Conference.
  • Khessina, O. (2012). What's in a Name? Demography of Product Names in the Worldwide Optical Disk Drive Industry, 1983-1999 Darden Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference.
  • Khessina, O. (2012). What's in a Name? Demography of Product Names in the Worldwide Optical Disk Drive Industry, 1983-1999 Strategy Research Forum.
  • Khessina, O. (2012). What's in a Name? Demography of Product Names in the Worldwide Optical Disk Drive Industry, 1983-1999 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O., & Reis, S. (2012). Product Name Similarity and Product Longevity in the U.S. Network TV Show Industry, 1944-2003 Institutions and Innovation Conference.
  • Yu, G., & Khessina, O. (2012). The Role of Exploration in Firm Survival in the Worldwide Optical Library Market, 1990-1998 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O. (2011). What's in a Name? Demography of Product Name in the Worldwide Optical Disk Drive Industry, 1983-1999 Organizational Ecology Conference.
  • Khessina, O. (2011). What's in a Name? Demography of Product Names in the Worldwide Optical Disk Drive Industry, 1983-1999 Institutions and Innovation Conference.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2011). Cluster Configuration and the Development of Regional Industrial Identities Darden Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research Conference.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2010). Cluster Configuration and the Development of Regional Industrial Identities Institutions and Innovation Conference.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2010). Cluster Configuration and the Development of Retional Industrial Identities Organizational Ecology Conference.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2009). Cluster Configuration and the Development of Regional Industrial Identities Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2009). Regional Industrial Identity and Spatial Arrangements in the U.S. Biotherapeutics Industry Strategy Research Forum.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2008). Perceptually Focused Firms and Development of Regional Industrial Identities in the U.S. Biotherapeutics Industry American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2008). Perceptually Focused Firms and Development of Regional Industrial Identities in the U.S. Biotherapeutics Industry Grief Research Symposium.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2007). Perceptually Focused Firms and Development of Regional Industrial Identities in the U.S. Biotherapeutics Industry Cornell-McGill Conference on Institutions & Entrepreneurship.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2007). Perceptually Focused Firms and Development of Regional Industrial Identities in the U.S. Biotherapeutics Industry Smith Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2007). Perceptually Focused Firms and Development of Regional Industrial Identities in the U.S. Biotherapeutics Industry Organizational Ecology Conference.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2007). Perceptually Focused Firms and Development of Regional Industrial Identities in the U.S. Biotherapeutics Industry University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference on Technology Entrepreneurship and Institutions.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2007). Perceptually Focused Firms and Development of Regional Industrial Identities in the U.S. Biotherapeutics Industry Institutions and Innovation Conference.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2007). Regional Industrial Identity and Spatial Arrangements in the U.S. Biotherapeutics Industry Smith Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2007). The Development of Regional Industrial Identities in the U.S. Biotherapeutics Industry Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2006). Regional Industrial Identity and Spatial Arrangements in the U.S. Biotherapeutics Industry Organizational Ecology Conference.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2006). Regional Industrial Identity and Spatial Arrangements in the U.S. Biotherapeutics Industry West Coast Research Symposium.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2006). Regional Industrial Identity and Spatial Arrangements in the U.S. Biotherapeutics Industry Institutions and Innovation Conference.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2006). Regional Industrial Identity and Spatial Arrangements in the U.S. Biotherapeutics Industry American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2006). Regional Industrial Identity and Spatial Arrangements in the U.S. Biotherapeutics Industry LBS Entrepreneurship Conference.
  • Khessina, O. (2005). Entry Mode and Incumbency Status in Firm Product Innovation in the Worldwide Optical Disk Drive Industry Smith Entrepreneurship Research Conference.
  • Khessina, O. (2005). Hidden Costs of Technological Innovation: Effects of Product Innovation on Firm Survival Organizational Ecology Conference.
  • Khessina, O. (2005). Hidden Costs of Technological Innovation: Effects of Product Innovation on Firm Survival Strategic Research Forum.
  • Romanelli, E., & Khessina, O. (2005). Regional Industrial Identity: Effects on the Spatial Arrangements of US Biotechnology, 1976-2002 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O. (2004). Direct and Indirect Effects of Product Portfolio on Firm Survival in WW Optical Disk Drive Industry Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O. (2004). Hidden Costs of Technological Innovation: Effects of Product Innovation on Firm Survival Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O., & Carroll, G. (2004). Product Dynamics of De Novo and De Alio firms in the Worldwide Optical Disk Drive Industry 1983-1999 Organizational Ecology Conference.
  • Khessina, O. (2003). Entry Mode and Incumbency Status in Firm Product Innovation in the Worldwide Optical Disk Drive Industry Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O. (2002). Effects of Entry Mode and Incumbency Status on Firm Product Innovation in the Worldwide Optical Disk Drive industry 25th Anniversary of Organizational Ecology.
  • Khessina, O. (2002). Innovation Outcomes of De Novo and De Alio Firms in the Worldwide Optical Disk Drive Industry, 1983-1999 CCC Doctoral Consortium.
  • Khessina, O. (2002). Where Corporate Entrepreneurs Come From: Implications from the Theory of Social Anomie and the Person-Organization Fit Model American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O., & Carroll, G. (2002). Product Dynamics of Ne Novo and De Alio Firms in the Worldwide Optical Disk Drive Industry, 1983-1999. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O., & Goncalo, J. (2002). Time Perception and Organization Theory: Thing or Process? American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O., & Jaffee, J. (2002). All That Glitters is Not Gold: The Ecology of Educational Prestige in the Silicon Valley Corporate Legal Market, 1966-1998. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O. (2001). Legitimation of a New Organizational Form as a Social Movement: The Case of the Disk Array Drive and Optical Disk Drive Industries American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
  • McKendrick, D., Carroll, G., Jaffee, J., & Khessina, O. (2001). In the Bud? Analysis of Disk Array Producers as a (Possibly) Emergent Organizational Form Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O. (2000). The Ecological Dynamics of Transaction Costs: A Theoretical Framework American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.
  • Khessina, O. (1999). The Cognitive-Ecological Model of Organizational Survival: The Hungarian Post-Socialist Case American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.

Working Paper

  • Goncalo, J., Khessina, O., & Krause, V. (2018). Reversing the Equation: What are the Consequences of Creativity and Innovation?
  • Khessina, O. (2017). Entry Mode and Technological Change in the Worldwide Optical Disk Drive Industry.
  • Khessina, O., & Carlos, C. (2017). Firm Name Selection and Resource Acquisition in Late Imperial Russia.
  • Khessina, O., & Reis, S. (2017). Lift the Veil and Embrace the Market: The Role of Informative Names in Niche Dynamics and Product Survival in a High-technology Industry.
  • Khessina, O., & Romanelli, E. (2017). Perceptually Focused Firms and Development of Regional Industrial Identities in the U.S. biotherapeutics Industry.

Services

  • Editorial Review Board Member, Organization Science, 2012 to present
  • Editorial Board Member, Administrative Science Quarterly, 2010-2016
  • Program co-organizor, Organizational Ecology Conference, 2015

Current Courses

  • Designing and Managing Orgs (BADM 312) Understanding of complex organizations; particular attention to ways of dividing work, achieving coordination, and issues connected with change and adaptation.
  • Classics in Business Admin (BADM 503) Graduate seminar. Presents foundational literature to introduce the theoretical origins of the different areas of Business Administration and explores the linkages among these areas. Outlines the impact of the foundational works on subsequent research. 2 graduate hours. No professional credit.
  • Managing Organizations (BADM 509) Examines and analyzes the organization as a social system and the impact of its various components on work attitudes and behavior; topics include the development of organizational structures, organizational effectiveness, decision making and policy formulation, leadership, and change.

Contact

406 Wohlers Hall

1206 S. Sixth

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-4190

khessina@illinois.edu

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