Prof. Bilian Ni SullivanPhD, Stanford University
Areas of Expertise：
Strategic Management, Decision Making
Relevant Teaching Experience with Universities:
Strategic Management, HKUST Undergraduate;
International Management, HKUST Undergraduate;
Strategic Management in China, HKUST Undergraduate, HKUST MBA;
Ph.D seminar, Organizational Theory and Strategic Management;
Doing Business in Asia/China, NYU MBA, HKUST MIMT-CEMS;
Executive MBA: Managerial Decision-making and Leadership; Social Issues in China;
Project Manager: Research and Development Department, Information Resources Inc. (IRI), Chicago, IL. 1996-1997.
Research Associate and Research Project Manager: NCI Research, an affiliate of Kellogg Graduate School of Management of Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.1994 - 1996.
Statistical Consultant: Statistical analysis and data management for health care projects in Nursing School, University of Illinois at Chicago. 1995.
OMT Division, Academy of Management (August 2015 ---)
Management and Organization (September 2013 -- )
Editorial Board Member
Editorial board of Organization Science (January 2009 – 2016)
Editorial board of International Journal of Strategic Change Management (August 2008 – )
Research and Publications:
Selected Papers published in referred journals
- Sullivan, B.N. and Stewart, D. 2015 (In press). Do connections always help? Network brokerage’s negative impact on the emergence of status. Research in Sociology of Organizations.
- Sullivan, B.N., Tang, Y and Marquis, C. 2014. Persistently learning: How small-world network imprints affect subsequent firm learning. Strategic Organization, 12: 180-199.
- Sullivan, Bilian N. and Yi Tang. 2013. Which signal to rely on? The impact of the quality of board interlocks and inventive capabilities on R&D alliance formation under uncertainty. Strategic Organization, 11: 364-388.
- Sullivan, Bilian N. 2010. Competition and Beyond: Problems and Attention Allocation in the Organizational Rulemaking Process. Organization Science 21: 432-450
- Haunschild, P. and Sullivan, B.N. 2002. "Learning from complexity: Effects of accident / incident heterogeneity on airline learning" Administrative Science Quarterly, 47: 609-643.
Book chapters and conference proceedings
- Sullivan, B.N. and Stewart, D. G. 2010. Divergence in Status Evaluation: Theoretical Implications for a Social Construction View of Status Building In Status, Organization and Management ed. Pearce, J., Cambridge University Press.
- Augier, M., March, J. G. and Sullivan, B.N. (alphabetically ordered). 2008. Notes on the Evolution of a Research Community: Organization Studies in Anglophone North America,1945-2000. In Explorations in Organizations by James G. March.
- Sullivan, B. N. and Tang, Yi. 2008. Conformity for Legitimacy: A Perspective from the Learning Model of Firm Risk-taking. Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Meetings, Anaheim.
Papers published in, or accepted by, refereed conferences
- Sullivan, B.N., and Gong, Tianyu, Organizational Search as the Conduit and CEOs as the Catalyst: the Impact of Government Policies on Firm Innovation. To be Presented at Academy of Management Meetings, Anaheim, 2016.
- Sullivan, B.N. and Yang, Xinyi, Can Mindful Firms be Innovative? The Differentiated Role of Mindfulness on Firm Innovation. To be Presented at Academy of Management Meetings, Anaheim, 2016.
- Gong, Tianyu and Sullivan, B.N., Can Government Help Organizations Innovate? The Effect of Government Policy on Innovation. Presented at Academy of Management Meetings, Vancouver, 2015.