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Olga M. Khessina

Associate Professor of Business Administration


Educational Background

Ph.D., Business Administration, University of California at Berkeley, 2003
M.A., Sociology, Columbia University, 1998
Specialist, Sociology, Moscow State University, 1995

Positions Held

Associate Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois, 2016 to present
Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations , 2015-2016
Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations, Cornell University, Johnson School of Management, 2006-2014
Assistant Professor of Strategy, Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, 2003-2006

Recent Publications

Khessina, O., Reis, S. 2016. The Limits of Reflected Glory: The Beneficial and Harmful Effects of Product Name Similarity in the U.S. Network TV Program Industry, 1944-2003. Organization Science, 27: 411-427

Verhaal, J., Khessina, O., Dobrev, S. 2015. Oppositional Product Names, Organizational Identities, and Product Appeal. Organization Science, 26: 1466-1484

Carroll, G., Khessina, O., McKendrick, D. 2010. The Social Lives of Products: Analyzing Product Demography for Management Theory and Practice. Academy of Management Annals, 4: 157-203

Service Activities

Editorial Review Board Member, Organization Science, 2012-present
Editorial Board Member, Administrative Science Quarterly, 2010-2016
Program co-organizor, Organizational Ecology Conference, 2015