Academic Appointments


  • Professor, Organizational Behavior
  • Professor (By courtesy), Sociology

2019-20 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
    Samuel Chang
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Abraham Oshotse, Madeline Weeks

All Publications


  • Donn, Vic and tiki bar authenticity CONSUMPTION MARKETS & CULTURE Carroll, G. R., Wheaton, D. 2019; 22 (2): 157–82
  • COMMENT ON "ALGORITHMS AND AUTHENTICITY" BY ARTHUR S. JAGO ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT DISCOVERIES Carroll, G. R., O'Connor, K. 2019; 5 (1): 95–96
  • Organizational, Product and Corporate Demography HANDBOOK OF POPULATION, 2ND EDITION Carroll, G. R., Khessina, O. M., Poston, D. L. 2019: 521–53
  • Authenticity and institutional context: Individual preferences in China Journal of International Consumer Marketing Carroll, G. R., Feng, M., He, Y., O'Connor, K., Wang, L. 2019
  • Acting on authenticity: Individual interpretations and behavioral responses Review of General Psychology Lehman, D., O'Connor, K., Carroll, G. R. 2019; 23

    View details for DOI 10.1177/1089268019829470

  • COMMENTARY ON "AUTHENTICITY AND THE SHARING ECONOMY" ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT DISCOVERIES Carroll, G. R., Kovacs, B. 2018; 4 (3): 371–72
  • The beholder’s eyes: Audience reactions to organizational self-claims of authenticity Socius Lehman, D., Kovács, B., Carroll, G. R. 2018

    View details for DOI 10.1177/2378023118793030

  • Where did "Tex-Mex" come from? The divisive emergence of a social category RESEARCH IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR: AN ANNUAL SERIES OF ANALYTICAL ESSAYS AND CRITICAL REVIEWS, VOL 37 Wheaton, D., Carroll, G. R., Staw, B. M., Brief, A. P. 2017; 37: 143–66
  • Disambiguating authenticity: Interpretations of value and appeal. PloS one O'Connor, K., Carroll, G. R., Kovács, B. 2017; 12 (6): e0179187

    Abstract

    While shaping aesthetic judgment and choice, socially constructed authenticity takes on some very different meanings among observers, consumers, producers and critics. Using a theoretical framework positing four distinct meanings of socially constructed authenticity-type, moral, craft, and idiosyncratic-we aim to document empirically the unique appeal of each type. We develop predictions about the relationships between attributed authenticity and corresponding increases in the value ascribed to it through: (1) consumer value ratings, (2) willingness to pay, and (3) behavioral choice. We report empirical analyses from a research program of three multi-method studies using (1) archival data from voluntary consumer evaluations of restaurants in an online review system, (2) a university-based behavioral lab experiment, and (3) an online survey-based experiment. Evidence is consistent across the studies and suggests that perceptions of four distinct subtypes of socially constructed authenticity generate increased appeal and value even after controlling for option quality. Findings suggest additional directions for research on authenticity.

    View details for PubMedID 28650997

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC5484484

  • Conflicting Social Codes and Organizations: Hygiene and Authenticity in Consumer Evaluations of Restaurants MANAGEMENT SCIENCE Lehman, D. W., Kovacs, B., Carroll, G. R. 2014; 60 (10): 2602-2617
  • Authenticity and Consumer Value Ratings: Empirical Tests from the Restaurant Domain ORGANIZATION SCIENCE Kovacs, B., Carroll, G. R., Lehman, D. W. 2014; 25 (2): 458-478
  • Challenger Groups, Commercial Organizations, and Policy Enactment: Local Lesbian/Gay Rights Ordinances in the United States from 1972 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY Negro, G., Carroll, G. R., Perretti, F. 2013; 119 (3): 790-832

    View details for DOI 10.1086/673970

    View details for Web of Science ID 000334675000007

  • Selection and variation in organizational evolution INDUSTRIAL AND CORPORATE CHANGE Carroll, G. R., Harrison, J. R., McKendrick, D. G. 2012; 21 (1): 217-243

    View details for DOI 10.1093/icc/dtr077

    View details for Web of Science ID 000299793500009

  • Restaurant Organizational Forms and Community in the U.S. in 2005 CITY & COMMUNITY Carroll, G. R., Torfason, M. T. 2011; 10 (1): 1-24
  • Niche width and scale in organizational competition: A computational approach COMPUTATIONAL AND MATHEMATICAL ORGANIZATION THEORY Kovacs, B., Carroll, G. R. 2010; 16 (1): 29-60
  • The Social Lives of Products: Analyzing Product Demography for Management Theory and Practice ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT ANNALS Carroll, G. R., Khessina, O. M., McKendrick, D. G. 2010; 4: 157-203
  • The organizational construction of authenticity: An examination of contemporary food and dining in the US RESEARCH IN ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, VOL 29 Carroll, G. R., Wheaton, D. R. 2009; 29: 255-282
  • Growing church organizations in diverse US communities, 1890-1926 AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY Kocak, O., Carroll, G. R. 2008; 113 (5): 1272-1315
  • Product demography of de novo and de alio firms in the optical disk drive industry, 1983-1999 ORGANIZATION SCIENCE Khessina, O. M., Carroll, G. R. 2008; 19 (1): 25-38
  • Simulation modeling in organizational and management research ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW Harrison, J. R., Lin, Z., Carroll, G. R., Carley, K. M. 2007; 32 (4): 1229-1245
  • The evolution of inertia Conference on Organization Ecology Hannan, M. T., POLOS, L., Carroll, G. R. OXFORD UNIV PRESS. 2004: 213–42
  • The organizational niche SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY Hannan, M. T., Carroll, G. R., POLOS, L. 2003; 21 (4): 309-340
  • Cascading organizational change ORGANIZATION SCIENCE Hannan, M. T., Polos, L., Carroll, G. R. 2003; 14 (5): 463-482
  • The fog of change: Opacity and asperity in organizations ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY Hannan, M. T., POLOS, L., Carroll, G. 2003; 48 (3): 399-432
  • Shifting gears, shifting niches: Organizational inertia and change in the evolution of the US automobile industry, 1885-1981 ORGANIZATION SCIENCE Dobrev, S. D., Kim, T. Y., Carroll, G. R. 2003; 14 (3): 264-282
  • Come together? The organizational dynamics of post-merger cultural integration SIMULATION MODELLING PRACTICE AND THEORY Carroll, G. R., HARRISON, J. R. 2002; 10 (5-7): 349-368
  • THEORY BUILDING AND CHEAP TALK ABOUT LEGITIMATION - REPLY AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW Hannan, M. T., Carroll, G. R. 1995; 60 (4): 539-544
  • HOW INSTITUTIONAL CONSTRAINTS AFFECTED THE ORGANIZATION OF EARLY UNITED-STATES TELEPHONY JOURNAL OF LAW ECONOMICS & ORGANIZATION BARNETT, W. P., Carroll, G. R. 1993; 9 (1): 98-126
  • THE LIABILITY OF NEWNESS - AGE DEPENDENCE IN ORGANIZATIONAL DEATH RATES AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW Freeman, J., Carroll, G. R., Hannan, M. T. 1983; 48 (5): 692-710
  • NATIONAL CITY-SIZE DISTRIBUTIONS - WHAT DO WE KNOW AFTER 67 YEARS OF RESEARCH PROGRESS IN HUMAN GEOGRAPHY Carroll, G. R. 1982; 6 (1): 1-43
  • CAPITAL CITIES IN THE AMERICAN URBAN SYSTEM - THE IMPACT OF STATE EXPANSION AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY Carroll, G. R., Meyer, J. W. 1982; 88 (3): 565-578

    View details for Web of Science ID A1982PY22700004

    View details for PubMedID 7165056

  • DYNAMICS OF FORMAL POLITICAL-STRUCTURE - AN EVENT-HISTORY ANALYSIS AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW Hannan, M. T., Carroll, G. R. 1981; 46 (1): 19-35