Charles A. O'Reilly III

Updated at: Feb. 21, 2017, 11:08 p.m.

The Frank E. Buck Professor of Management Charles O'Reilly at Stanford Graduate School of Business is an expert on organizational behavior. His research includes studies of leadership, organizational culture and demography, the management of human resources, and the impact of change and innovation on firms. His recent work investigates how managers can design organizations that can generate streams of innovation and deal with disruptive technological change. He has published widely in his field, including "Winning Through Innovation: a Practical Guide to Leading Organizational Change and Renewal" (2002) and "Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People" (2000).

He has a B.Sc. (Chemistry), University of Texas at El Paso; MBA (Information Systems), PhD (Organizational Behavior) University of California at Berkeley. He has taught at UC Berkeley, UCLA, Columbia, and the Harvard Business School. He has published over 100 papers and three books. Several of his papers have won awards (e.g, The Administrative Science Quarterly Scholarly Contribution Award in 1995 and 1998; The California Management Review Accenture Award in 1996 and 2009).

He has been given the Distinguished Scholar Award by the Academy of Management (2010) and the Organizational Behavior Division Lifetime Achievement Award (2010). In 2001 he was given the Distinguished Teaching Award for MBA teaching at the Graduate School of Business.

He has consulted for a variety of public and private firms in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Asia. He also has developed, directed, and taught in executive programs for senior managers in innovation, technology, leadership, change, and human resources.

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Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People