Organizations, Strategy and International Management
School of Management, SM43
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richardson, TX 75083-0688
Phone: (972) 883-2753
Fax: (972) 883-6029
Office: SM 4.405
Social Networks of Organizations;
Organizational Decision Making.
Computational Organization Theory;
Social Network Analysis;
International Comparative Studies;
Strategic Decision Making.
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Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory
Management and Organization Review
Strategic Management Journal
Zhiang Lin and Kathleen Carley, (2003), Designing Stress Resistant Organizations: Computational Theorizing and Crisis Applications, Kluwer Academic Publishers (Now Springer), Boston, MA.
David Weng and Zhiang Lin, (2012), "Beyond CEO Tenure: The Effect of CEO Newness on Strategic Changes," Journal of Management, Forthcoming.
Haibin Yang, Zhiang Lin, and Mike Peng, (2011), "Behind Acquisitions of Alliance Partners: Exploratory Learning and Network Embeddedness," Academy of Management Journal, 54(5): 1069-1080.
Yasuhiro Yamakawa, Haibin Yang, Zhiang Lin, (2011), "Exploration versus Exploitation in Alliance Portfolio: Performance Implications of Organizational, Strategic, and Environmental Fit," Research Policy, 40(2): 287-296.
Haibin Yang, Li Sun, Zhiang Lin, and Mike Peng, (2011), "Behind M&As in China and the United States: Networks, Learning, and Institutions," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 28: 239-255.
Haibin Yang, Zhiang Lin, and Ya Lin, (2010), "A Multilevel Framework of Firm Boundaries: Firm Characteristics, Dyadic Differences, and Network Attributes," Strategic Management Journal, 31(3):237-261.
Zhiang Lin, Mike Peng, Haibin Yang, and Li Sun, (2009), "How Do Networks and Learning Drive M&As? An Institutional Comparison between China and the United States," Strategic Management Journal, 30(10): 1113-1132.
Zhiang Lin, Haibin Yang, and Bindu Arya, (2009), "Alliance Partners and Firm Performance: Resource Complementarity and Status Association," Strategic Management Journal, 30(9): 921-940.
Zhiang Lin, James Kitts, Haibin Yang, and Richard Harrison, (2008), "Elucidating Strategic Network Dynamics through Computational Modeling," Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 14(3): 175-208.
-- Supplemental Materials: Source Codes for COM-Ned
Lei Li, Zhiang Lin, and Bindu Arya, (2008), "The Turtle-Hare Story Revisited: Social Capital and Resource Accumulation for Firms from Emerging Economies," Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 25(2): 251.275.
-- Supplemental Materials: Appendices A and B: Key Facts and Sources of Lenovo and SAIC Cases
Zhiang Lin, Haibin Yang, and Irem Demirkan, (2007), "The Performance Consequences of Ambidexterity in Strategic Alliance Formations: Empirical Investigation and Computational Theorizing," Management Science, 53(10): 1645-1658.
-- Supplemental Materials: Algorithm, Sensitivity Analyses, and Interacation Plots
Bindu Arya and Zhiang Lin, (2007), "Understanding Collaboration Outcomes from an Extended RBV Perspective: The Roles of Organizational Characteristics, Partner Attributes, and Network Structures," Journal of Management, 33(5): 697-723.
Richard Harrison, Zhiang Lin, Glenn Carroll, and Kathleen Carley, (2007), "Simulation Modeling in Organizational and Management Research," Academy of Management Review, 32(4): 1229-1245.
Bindu Arya and Zhiang Lin, (2007), "Innovation Sourcing Decisions of Hi-Tech Firms: An Embeddedness Perspective," Strategic Management Review, 1(1): 1-21.
Zhiang Lin, Xia Zhao, Kiram Ismail, and Kathleen Carley, (2006), "Organizational Design and Restructuring in Response to Crises: Lessons from Computational Modeling and Real World Cases," Organization Science, 17(5): 598-618.
-- Supplemental Materials: Sources for Table 1
Zhiang Lin, (2006), "Environmental Determination or Organizational Design: An Exploration of Organizational Decision Making under Environmental Uncertainty," Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 14: 438-453.
Zhiang Lin, Haibin Yang, Bindu Arya, Zhi Huang, and Dan Li, (2005), "Structural vs. Individual Perspectives on the Dynamics of Group Performance: Theoretical Exploration and Empirical Investigation," Journal of Management, 31(3): 354-380.
Haibin Yang and Zhiang Lin, (2005), "Interfirm Distances as Channels for External Resources: The Choice between Alliances and Mergers & Acquisitions," Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings, BPS(2005): 11-16.
Zhiang Lin and Dan Li, (2004), "The Performance Consequences of Top Management Successions: The Roles of Organizational and Environmental Contexts," Group and Organization Management, 29(1): 32-66.
Zhiang Lin and Dan Li, (2003), "Does Competency-Based Trust Benefit Organizational Performance: A Meso Exploration Using Computer Modeling," Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 27(4): 219-261.
Zhiang Lin, (2002), "The Dynamics of Inter-Organizational Ties During Crisis: Empirical Evidence and Computational Analysis," Simulation Modelling Practices and Theory, 10(5-7): 387-415.
Zhiang Lin and Kathleen Carley, (2001), "Organizational Design and Adaptation in Response to Crises: Theory and Practice," Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings, OMT(2001): 1-7.
Steven Phelan and Zhiang Lin, (2001), "Promotion Systems and Organizational Performance: A Contingency Model," Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 7(3): 207-232.
James Robins and Zhiang Lin, (2000), "Institutional Influences on Organizational Control: A Comparative Examination of Agency Theory in Sino-Japanese and Sino-American Joint Ventures," Advances in International Comparative Management, 13: 119 -148.
Zhiang Lin, (2000), "Organizational Restructuring and the Impact of Knowledge Transfer," Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 24(2): 129-149.
Zhiang Lin, (2000), "Organizational Performance under Critical Situations: Exploring the Role of Computer Modeling in Crisis Case Analyses," Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 6(3): 277-310.
Zhiang Lin and Chun Hui, (1999), "Should Lean Replace Mass Organization Systems: A Theoretical Examination from a Management Coordination Perspective," Journal of International Business Studies, 30(1): 45-80.
Kathleen Carley, Michael Prietula, and Zhiang Lin, (1998), "Design versus Cognition: The Interaction of Agent Cognition and Organizational Design on Organizational Performance," Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 1(3): 1-19.
Zhiang Lin and Kathleen Carley, (1997), "Organizational Response: The Cost Performance Tradeoff," Management Science, 43(2): 217-234.
Zhiang Lin and Kathleen Carley, (1997), "Organizational Decision Making and Error in a Dynamic Task Environment," Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 22(2): 125-150.
Kathleen Carley and Zhiang Lin, (1997), "A Theoretical Study of Organizational Performance under Information Distortion," Management Science, 43(7): 976-997.
Zhiang Lin and Chun Hui, (1997), "Adapting to the Changing Environment: A Theoretical Comparison of Decision Making Proficiency of Lean and Mass Organization Systems," Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 3(2): 113-142.
Zhiang Lin and Kathleen Carley, (1995), "DYCORP: A Computational Framework for Examining Organizational Performance under Dynamic Conditions," Journal of Mathematical Sociology, 20(2-3): 193-217.
Kathleen Carley and Zhiang Lin, (1995), "Organizational Designs Suited to High Performance under Stress," IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, 25(2): 221-230.
Zhiang Lin and Kathleen Carley, (1993), "Proactive or Reactive: An Analysis of the Effect of Agent Style on Organizational Decision Making Performance," International Journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance, and Management, 2(4): 271-287.
BPS6310_501: Strategic Management (Syllabus: Updated 1/24/2013)
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OB7313_001: Ph.D. Seminar on Organizational Decision Making (Syllabus: Updated 1/8/2013)