Jerry Guo

I am a PhD candidate in Organizational Behavior and Theory at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University.

I study organizational learning through two lenses. In one stream of research, I examine how the structure of work influences learning outcomes. In this stream, I study organizational routines, adaptability, transactive memory systems, and small team communication networks. In a second stream of research, I examine how personnel mobility can contribute to knowledge transfer. I work with Dr. Linda Argote and Dr. Oliver Hahl

I use experiments in both the laboratory and in the field. In my research, I have worked with military and healthcare organizations.

Prior to starting my PhD, I worked at the United States Naval Postgraduate School, where I supported research sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.






Augier M., McNab, R., Guo, J., & Karber, P. (2017). Defense spending and economic growth: Evidence from China, 1952-2012. Defence & Peace Economics, 28 (1), 65-90.

Argote, L., & Guo, J. (2016). Routines and transactive memory systems: Creating, coordinating, retaining, and transferring knowledge in organizations. Research in Organizational Behavior, 36, 65-84.

Augier, M., Guo, J., & Rowen, H. (2016). The Needham Puzzle Reconsidered: Organizations, Organizing, and Innovation in China. Management and Organization Review, 12 (1), 5-24.

Augier, M., & Guo, J. (2012). Geopolitics and Garbage Cans: Understanding the Essence of Decision Making in an Interdisciplinary and Psycho-Cultural Perspective. In Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Volume 36, A. Lomi and R. Harrison (Eds.), The Garbage Can Model of Organizational Choice: Looking Forward at Forty, 431-469. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Work in Progress

Fahrenkopf, E., Guo, J., & Argote, L. [Title Removed]. Revise and Resubmit at Organization Science.

Galperin, R., Hahl, O., Sterling, A., & Guo, J. [Title Removed]. Revise and Resubmit at Administrative Science Quarterly.

Guo, J., Kush, J., Fahrenkopf, E., & Argote, L. The Effect of Endogenous versus Exogenous Network Positions on Team Performance. Preparing for Submission.

Guo, J., Dobson, G., Cerini, A., Osterritter, L., & Argote, L. Organizational Routines and Transactive Memory Systems in United States Military Teams: A Field Experiment. Collecting Data.

Guo, J. Organizational Routines as a Source of Adaptation. Collecting Data.

Education & Employment


Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business)

PhD Organizational Behavior & Theory (expected Spring 2019)

Minors: Econometrics & Social Network Analysis


United States Naval Postgraduate School

MA Security Studies (Defense Decision-Making & Planning)


Dartmouth College

BA Economics, BA Classical Archaeology



United States Naval Postgraduate School

Research Associate

2013 - Present




2010 - 2011



2006 - 2010




2011 - 2013




Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

Organizational Behavior (Undergraduate Business Core), Summer 2017

Instructor evaluation: 4.8/5.0

Course evaluation: 4.7/5.0

Teaching Assistant

Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University

Corporate Strategy (MBA Core, 2 times)

Managing People & Teams (MBA Core, 2 times)

Managing Networks & Organizations (MBA Core, 3 times)

Organizational Learning & Strategic Management (MBA Elective, 4 times)

Organizational Change (MBA Elective, 2 times)

Architecture of Competitive Advantage (MBA Elective)

Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

Organizational Design & Implementation (MPP Core, 5 times)

Strategy Development (MPP Core)

Organizational Management (MPP Core)