Damon Phillips

James P. Gorman Professor of Business Strategy

Management

Joined CBS in 2011

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Damon Phillips

Office
717 Uris

Phone
212-854-8546

E-mail
dp2588@columbia.edu

Fax
212-854-3778

Teaching and research interest

Damon J. Phillips is the James P. Gorman Professor of Business Strategy. He received his PhD from Stanford University. Before joining Columbia in 2011, he was on the faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (from 1998-2011). During the 2010-2011 academic year he was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Professor Phillips has expertise in social structural approaches to labor and product markets, entrepreneurship, innovation, organizational strategy and structure, as well as social network theory and analysis. His industry specialties are markets for professional services (law, consulting, investment banking) and culture (music industry). His 2013 acclaimed book, "Shaping Jazz," is an innovative study of the emergence and evolution of the market for recorded jazz. In addition to publishing in top journals within management and sociology, Professor Phillips has been on the editorial board of the Administrative Science Quarterly, an Associate Editor with Management Science, and was a Consulting Editor at the American Journal of Sociology. Professor Phillips is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Morehouse College with a bachelor's degree in physics. He earned his first master's degree in aeronautics and astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned a second master's degree in sociology from Stanford University. Before pursuing his PhD at Stanford, he worked as an engineer and researcher affiliated with the U.S. Air Force (Lincoln Labs, MA) and was an executive in a family-owned electronics manufacturing business. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, learning to play instruments, and listening to music. Areas of Expertise: The Sociology of Labor Markets and Professional Careers Social Networks Managing Innovation, Creativity, and Change Entrepreneurial Management

Journal articles

Jazz and the Disconnected: City Structural Disconnectedness and the Emergence of a Jazz Canon, 1897–1933 In American Journal of Sociology (2011)
Author(s): Damon Phillips

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Competence and commitment: Employer size and entrepreneurial endurance In Industrial and Corporate Change (2011)
Author(s): Jesper Sorensen, Damon Phillips

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Identity sequences and the early adoption pattern of a jazz canon, 1920–1929 In Research in the Sociology of Organizations (2010)
Author(s): Steven Kahl, Young-Kyu Kim, Damon Phillips

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Why Pseudonyms? Deception as Identity Preservation Among Jazz Record Companies, 1920–1929 In Organization Science (2009)
Author(s): Damon Phillips, Young-Kyu Kim

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Organizational Genealogies and the Persistence of Gender Inequality: The Case of Silicon Valley Law Firms In Administrative Science Quarterly (2005)
Author(s): Damon Phillips

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Interorganizational Determinants of Promotion: Client Leadership and the Attainment of Women Attorneys In American Sociological Review (2005)
Author(s): Christine Beckman, Damon Phillips

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Incumbents, innovation, and competence: The emergence of recorded jazz, 1920 to 1929 In Poetics (2004)
Author(s): Damon Phillips, David Owens

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A Genealogical Approach to Organizational Life Chances: The Parent-Progeny Transfer among Silicon Valley Law Firms, 1946–1996 In Administrative Science Quarterly (2002)
Author(s): Damon Phillips

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Middle-Status Conformity: Theoretical Restatement and Empirical Demonstration in Two Markets In American Journal of Sociology (2001)
Author(s): Damon Phillips, Ezra Zuckerman

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The Promotion Paradox: Organizational Mortality and Employee Promotion Chances in Silicon Valley Law Firms, 1946–1996 In American Journal of Sociology (2001)
Author(s): Damon Phillips

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The Dynamics of Organizational Status In Industrial and Corporate Change (1996)
Author(s): Joel Podolny, Damon Phillips

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CaseWorks

Marissa Mayer at Yahoo!: Summer 2014
Author(s): Damon J. Phillips, Ashley Martin

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DateMySchool 2012: A Venture in Transition: Summer 2013
Author(s): Damon Phillips

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Morgan Stanley: The Challenge of Change In a Post-Crisis World: Summer 2012
Author(s): Damon Phillips

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Books

Shaping Jazz: Cities, Labels, and the Global Emergence of an Art Form (2013)
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Working Papers

Creating Reality: How Seemingly Small Changes in Subjective Mindset Produce Objective Changes in Health, Performance, and Behavior (2013)
Author(s): Alia Crum, Damon Phillips

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It's Just Water? The Effect of Mindset and Shared Reality on the Physical, Psychological and Performance Effects of Water (2013)
Author(s): Alia Crum, Damon Phillips, E. Tory Higgins

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