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 and 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 primarily 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 joining Tepper, I worked at the United States Naval Postgraduate School, where I supported research sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

I am on the job market in academic year 2019-2020.






Management & Organization Theory

Galperin, R., Hahl, O., Sterling, A., & Guo, J. (2019). Too Good to Hire? Capability and Inferences about Commitment in Labor Markets. Administrative Science Quarterly.

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. (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.

Defense & National Security

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.

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.

Working Papers

Fahrenkopf, E., Guo, J., & Argote, L. Personnel Mobility and Organizational Performance: The Effects of Specialist vs. Generalist Experience and Organizational Work Structure. Invitation for second round revise and resubmit at Organization Science.

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

Work in Progress

Organizational Routines and Adaptation. Collecting Data.

Performance Forecasting and Routine Change (with A. Alifimoff). Collecting Data.

Transactive Memory Systems and Trauma Team Performance (with J. Kahn, MD, M. Rosengart, MD, K.W. Haan, & L. Argote). Collecting Data.

Education & Employment


Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business)

PhD Organizational Behavior & Theory

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

In progress











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, 3 times)

Managing Networks & Organizations (MBA Core, 5 times)

Organizational Learning & Strategic Management (MBA Elective, 5 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)