Bruce Kogut

Director

Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics

Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics

Management

BA, Berkeley, 1975; MIA, Columbia, 1978; PhD, MIT, 1983

Joined CBS in 2007

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Bruce Kogut

Office
706 Uris

Phone
212-854-9050

E-mail
bruce.kogut@columbia.edu

Fax
212-854-0016

Teaching and research interest

Bruce Kogut is the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics and Director of the Sanford C. Bernstein Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School. He teaches the core courses in strategy and in governance and an elective on "The Future of Finance" for the MBAs and EMBA and has taught in executive programs in the US, Europe, and China. His current research focuses on governance and corporate compensation, social capital markets and social metrics , and the 'political color of boards,' financed by the National Science Foundation in the area of sociology and computational social science. In cooperation with IFMR in Chennai, colleagues and he are researching the contributions of prosocial attitudes of employees and incentives on the productivity of microfinance institutions. His most recent book is The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance, published by MIT Press in 2012. A collection of his past articles on real options and foreign investment and knowledge of the firm was published by Oxford University Press in 2008 under the title Knowledge, Options, and Institutions. He is a member of the academic advisory board to the chief economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and is a director in corporate and academic boards in Europe and India. He received his PhD from the MIT Sloan School of Management and holds an honorary doctorate from the Stockholm School of Economics. He has an academic visitor at several research institutes, including Science Center Berlin, Ecole Polytechnique, Santa Fe Institute, and Tsinghua University. He directed the strategy and emerging-economy research centers and was the associate vice dean for the PhD program at Wharton and was the founder of the social entrepreneurship program at INSEAD. At Columbia University, he collaborated with Cambridge University to co-direct the Ariane de Rothschild Fellows Program that identified and trained social entrepreneurs with an interest in fostering a culture of mutual respect and dialogue among Jewish and Muslim communities. In 2012-2013, he was a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study in Berlin and is currently a member of its external board.

Chapters

Knowledge, Information, Rules, and Structures In Dynamics of Knowledge, Corporate Systems, and Innovation (2010)
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Qualitative Comparative Analysis of Social Science Data In Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis (2010)
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Journal articles

The Mobility of Economists and the Diffusion of Policy Ideas: The Influence of Economics on National Policies In Research Policy (2011)
Author(s): Bruce Kogut, Muir Macpherson

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CaseWorks

The Foundations to the Individual, Business, and Society Curriculum Teaching Note: Fall 2013
Author(s): Raymond Fisman, Michael Keehner, Bruce Kogut, Katherine Phillips

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GM Strategy, Scope, and the Question of Captive Finance for the New General Motors: Fall 2011
Author(s): Trevor Harris, Bruce Kogut

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Diversification and Corporate Scope: Fall 2012
Author(s): Jerry Kim, Bruce Kogut

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A Revolution in Compensation at Investment Banks? Credit Suisse and Its Competitors in 2010: Spring 2010
Author(s): Bruce Kogut

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General Motors 2.0: What Happened? What's Next?: Spring 2010
Author(s): Jerry Kim, Bruce Kogut

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Eli Lilly and Company’s CSR Dilemma: Fall 2009
Author(s): Jerry Kim, Bruce Kogut

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Strategy Formulation and Competitive Advantage: Fall 2009
Author(s): Stephan Meier, Bruce Kogut, Felix Oberholzer-Gee

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Apple, Inc. in 2009: Seeking Sustained Corporate Growth: Fall 2010
Author(s): Bruce Kogut, David Ross

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Books

The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance (2012)
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Knowledge, Options, and Institutions (2008)
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Corporate Governance and Capital Flows in a Global Economy (2003)
Author(s): Bruce Kogut, Peter Cornelius

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The Global Internet Economy (2003)
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Redesigning the Firm (1995)
Author(s): Bruce Kogut, Edward Bowman

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Country Competitiveness: Technology and the Organizing of Work (1993)
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Globalization of Firms and the Competitiveness of Nations (1991)
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Working Papers

Equality at the Top of the Corporation: Assessing Possible Worlds of Mandated Quotas Working Paper (2012)
Author(s): Bruce Kogut, Mariano Belinsky, Jordi Colomer

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Executive Compensation, Fat Cats and Best Athletes Working Paper (2011)
Author(s): Jerry Kim, Bruce Kogut, Jae-Suk Yang

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Did Executive Compensation Encourage Extreme Risk-taking in Financial Institutions? Working Paper (2011)
Author(s): Bruce Kogut, Hitesh Harnal

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Forming Syndications among Venture Capital Firms Working Paper (2011)
Author(s): Bruce Kogut, Tom Snijders, Jordi Colomer

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Generating Rules and Network Dynamics: Identifying the Mechanisms of Venture Capital Syndication Working Paper (2011)
Author(s): Bruce Kogut, Mariano Belinsky, Pietro Urso, Jordi Colomer

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Red Queen Dynamics and Organizational Design: Does Convergence in Performance Lead to Convergence in Form? Working Paper (2011)
Author(s): Bruce Kogut, John Paul MacDuffie, Frits Pil, Charles Ragin

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Organizational Performance and Evolvability Working Paper (2011)
Author(s): Bruce Kogut, Amit Jain

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The Origins and Diffusion of High Executive Pay Working Paper (2011)
Author(s): Bruce Kogut, Jae-Suk Yang

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The Probability of Default, Excessive Risk, and Executive Compensation: A Study of Financial Services Firms from 1995 to 2008 Working Paper (2010)
Author(s): Bruce Kogut, Hitesh Harnal

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Forthcoming Articles

Financial Innovation and Social Capital Markets In Harvard Business Review (2012)
Author(s): Bruce Kogut, Nalin Kulatilaka, Antony Bugg-Levine

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