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Adelaide Wilcox King

Associate Professor of Commerce

Adelaide Wilcox King
+1 434-924-4048
Ph.D., Strategic Management, Kenan-Flagler Business School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.B.A., General Management and Marketing, Darden School, University of Virginia
Areas of Expertise: 
Strategic management
Behavioral decision making
Resource-based theory
Executive compensation
Professional Activities: 

Professor King specializes in strategic management and decision making, with a particular interest in positive organization studies and the influence of executive psychology on how strategic resources and human capital are valued and allocated in organizations.

She previously served as an associate editor for Academy of Management Review (2008-2011) and as the School's Senior Associate Dean (2006-2008) and Management Area Coordinator. She has published in Strategic Management Journal; Academy of Management Review; Journal of Management; Organization Studies; Journal of Engineering and Technology Management; and Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings

Selected Publications:

"Time Delays, Competitive Interdependence, and Firm Performance," Strategic Management Journal, 2017 (with J. Luoma, S. Ruutu, and H. Tikkanen).

"CEO Severance Agreements: A Theoretical Examination and Research Agenda," Academy of Management Review, 2016 (A. Cowen, A. King, and J. Marcel).

"Looking Inside: Psychological Influences on Structuring a Firm’s Portfolio of Resources," Journal of Management, 2011 (with M. Garbuio and D. Lovallo).

"Construing Organizational Identity: The Role of Embodied Cognition," Organization Studies, 2010 (with C.V. Harquail).

"Disentangling Inter- and Intra-Firm Causal Ambiguity, a Conceptual Model of Causal Ambiguity and Competitive Advantage," Academy of Management Review, 2007.

"Measuring Organizational Knowledge: A Conceptual and Methodological Framework," Strategic Management Journal, 2003 (A. King and C. Zeithaml).

"Capturing Knowledge and Knowing through Improvisation: What Managers Can Learn from the Thoracic Surgery Board Certification Process," Journal of Management, 2001 (with A. Ranft).