Christine Beckman

Associate Professor

Management & Organization
4526 Van Munching Hall
Ph.D., Stanford University

Professor Beckman research has been published in such academic journals as Administrative Science Quarterly,Organization ScienceAcademy of Management JournalAmerican Sociological Review, and Journal of Business Venturing. She currently serves as the elected Past Division Chair of the Organization and Management Theory division of the Academy of Management and is on the editorial board of Administrative Science Quarterly,Organization Science, and Academy of Management Journal. She has received research funding from NSF and NASA.  Her first faculty position was at University of California, Irvine, where she was most recently the  Director of The Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Co-Director of the Center for Organizational Research. She currently teaches doctoral courses in organization theory and MBA classes in Implementing Strategy.  She spent the 2008-09 academic year visiting at the Haas School at UC Berkeley and Fall 2012 at London Business School. . She was the 2006 Western Academy of Management Ascendant Scholar and was a Chancellor’s Fellow at UC Irvine from 2008-2011.



  • Organizational Learning and Change
  • Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship (for-profit and education)
  • Social Networks and Interorganizational Networks
  • Organizational Growth and Survival
  • Technology and Communication