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Jill Perry-Smith - Emory University, Goizueta Business School. Atlanta, GA, US

Jill Perry-Smith Jill Perry-Smith

Goizueta Foundation Term Professor of Organization & Management | Emory University, Goizueta Business School





Jill Perry-Smith joined the Goizueta Business School faculty after completing her Ph.D. in organizational behavior in the College of Management at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her areas of specialization include the effects of informal social networks on creativity and the impact of work-life initiatives on firm and individual performance. Prior to her academic career, Jill worked on a variety of project management teams, overseeing large refinery expansion projects, across the United States. She currently teaches a groups and teams elective, a creativity and innovation elective, as well as an organizational behavior seminar in the Ph.D. program.

Areas of Expertise (3)

Creativity Informal Social Networks Work-Life Initiatives

Education (3)

Georgia Institute of Technology: Ph.D., Organizational Behavior 2002

Pepperdine University: M.B.A., Management 1991

Syracuse University: B.S., Civil Engineering 1989

Media Appearances (4)

Emory Life Emory Faculty Present at TedxPeachtree

The Emory Wheel  online


Along with Vilhauer’s talk about positive future thought and action, two other Emory-affiliated community members — Neurosurgery Resident Physician at Emory Jordan Amadio and Associate Professor at the Goizueta Business School Jill Perry-Smith — spoke at this year’s TedXPeachtree event. Amongst beatbox performances and demos of friendly robots, the three discussed their respective research about psychology, neuroscience and management...

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Why It's Dangerous to Ask Your Friends and Family for Advice

Inc.  online


Dr. Jill Perry-Smith, an Associate Professor of Organization and Management at Emory University and speaker at the upcoming TEDxPeachtree, has an interesting perspective on creativity.

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MARTA spent $144,000 on help for top management

AJC  online


Jill Perry-Smith, an expert on organizational behavior at the Emory University, said businesses commonly hire outside consultants to try and determine what might be creating management problems, but such probes are generally are topical and not focused on the top executive.

“That is unusual,” she said. “It might suggest there is a problem with the leadership that needs to be addressed or it might suggest something else. It might send an unintended message that those commissioning it did not intend to send.”...

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Trying to be creative in a 'Dilbert' world

CNN  online


"Within organizations, there are different objectives," says Jill Perry-Smith, a professor at Emory University's Goizueta Business School who has studied the effect of informal social networks on creativity. "In many cases, some of the systems that produce effective organizations simultaneously may hamper creativity within those firms."...

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