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Christine M. Beckman
  • Title: Associate Professor, Organization and Management and Department of Sociology Chancellor’s Fellow
  • Office Phone: 949.824.3983
  • Office Location: SB 328
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  • Key Research/Interest Areas:
    • Organizational Learning and Change
    • Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship (for-profit and education)
    • Social Networks and Interorganizational Networks
    • Organizational Growth and Survival
    • Technology and Communication



  • Education:
    • PhD, Stanford University
    • MA, Stanford University
    • BA, Stanford University
Brief Bio

Professor Beckman research has been published in such academic journals as Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, American Sociological Review, and Journal of Business Venturing. She currently serves as the elected Past Program Chair of the Organization and Management Theory division of the Academy of Management and is on the editorial board of Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Strategic Organization. She has received research funding from CRITO, NSF and NASA.  She is Director of The Don Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Co-Director of the Center for Organizational Research. She currently teaches doctoral courses in organization theory and MBA classes in Organization Theory and Designing and Growing Organizations.  At UCI since 1999, she spent the 2008-09 academic year visiting at the Haas School at UC Berkeley. She was the 2006 Western Academy of Management Ascendant Scholar and was a Chancellor’s Fellow at UCI from 2008-2011.


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2008-2011  Chancellor's Fellow, UC Irvine

2006  Western Academy of Management, Ascendant Scholar

2003  Faculty Career Development Award, UC Irvine

2003  CORCLR Research Award, UC Irvine

1995  Jaedicke Fellow, Stanford University, Graduate School of Business