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Madeline Kneeland

  • Assistant Professor
Academic Division: Management


Madeline King Kneeland is an incoming Assistant Professor of Strategy at Babson College. She earned a PhD in Management from New York University's Stern School of Business and a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Art History from Williams College. Prior to joining Babson, Madeline was on the faculty at Cornell University's Johnson College of Business in the Nolan School of Hotel Administration.

Professor Kneeland has taught Strategy and Management courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level and won the Ted Teng Impactful Teaching Award in 2020 from The Nolan School of Hotel Administration.

Professor Kneeland's research spans strategy and organizational theory and answers questions related to social networks, network dynamics, and innovation. Her dissertation examined how intra-firm network dynamics impact individual level performance in the context of a law firm. Another stream of her research explores how individuals and firms are able to create unusual and technologically distant innovation. Professor Kneeland's research has been published in Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, American Business Law Journal, and Social Psychological and Personality Science. Madeline was the 2019 Winner of the Harold W. McDowell Prize for scholarship from NYU Stern School of Business and was a Strategic Management Society SRF Dissertation Fellow. Madeline is on the Editorial Review Board for Organization Science.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, New York University, Stern School of Business
  • BA, Williams College

Awards & Honors

  • 2020 — Ted Teng Impactful Teaching Award, Cornell University, Nolan School of Hotel Administration
  • 2019 — The Harold W. MacDowell Award, New York University, Stern School of Business
  • 2018 — Dale Zand Doctoral Student Award, New York University, Stern School of Business
  • 2017 — Finalist, Best Paper Award, Strategic Management Society Annual Conference
  • 2016 — Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (ABCD) Reviewing Award, Academy of Management, OMT


  • Degree Courses 2022



Journal Articles

  • Miliken, F.J., Kneeland, M.K., Flynn, E. (2020). Implications of the COVID19 pandemic for gender equity issues at work.. Journal of Management Studies. Vol: 57, Issue: 8. link
  • Kneeland, M.K., Schilling, M.A., Aharonson, B.S. (2020). Exploring uncharted territory: Knowledge search processes in the origination of outlier innovation. Organization Science. Vol: 31, Issue: 3, Page: 535-557. link
  • Dworkin, T.M., Schipani, C.A., Milliken, F.J., Kneeland, M.K. (2018). Assessing the progress of women in corporate America: The more things change, the more they stay the same. American Business Law Journal. Vol: 55, Issue: 4.
  • Crosby, J.R., Kneeland, M.K., Savitsky, K.K. (2014). The minority spotlight effect. Social Psychological and Personality Science. Vol: 5, Issue: 7. link