Chailin (Lin) Cummings

Professor, Management/HRM (MHRM)
Email: chailin.cummings@csulb.edu
Campus Phone: 562.985.1526
Office: COB-308 (Hours)

Dr. Cummings is a Professor of Strategic Management. She has earned her doctoral degree in Business Administration from University of Southern California. Prior to joining in Management/HRM department at CSULB, Dr. Cummings has taught undergraduate and EMBA courses at USC and served as a consultant for large corporations and small entrepreneurial firms.

Strategic Management, Organization Theory, International Business, Entrepreneurship

Community/Industry Evolution, Knowledge Creation and Diffusion, Innovation, Inter-organizational Dynamics, Employee Involvement, Higher Education.

  • PhD, University of Southern California, 2009
    Major/Concentration: Strategic Management/Organization Theory
  • Master, University of Utah, 2000
    Major/Concentration: Management Information Systems
  • Bachelor, University of Utah, 1998
    Major/Concentration: Finance
    Academic
  • California State University,Long Beach (2021 - Present) Professor
  • California State University, Long Beach (2016 - 2020) Associate Professor
  • California State University, Long Beach (2008 - 2016) Assistant Professor
  • USC (2001 - 2003) Research Assistant
  • American Express (2001 - Present) Business Consultant
  • Tenfold Company (2000 - 2001) Systems Analyst
  • "Language and Evolution of Academic Fields: The Case of Organization Studies", Academy of Management Learning and Education, Sep-2021
  • "Design thinking and community impact: A case study of project-based learning in an MBA capstone course", Journal of Education for Business , Mar-2021
  • "The Relevance Challenge in Management and Organization Science: Bringing Organization Development Back In", Journal of Applied Behavioral Science (The), Oct-2020
  • "“An A Is An A”: Design Thinking and Our Desired Future", Academy of Management Perspectives, Feb-2020
  • "“An A Is An A”: The New Bottom Line for Valuing Academic Research", Academy of Management Perspectives, Feb-2020
  • "Devolution of Researcher Care in Organization Studies and the Moderation of Organizational Knowledge", Academy of Management Learning and Education, Jan-2017
  • "Appreciating Organizational Development: A Comparative Essay on Divergent Perspectives", Human Resource Development Quarterly, Jan-2014
  • "Structure-Based Alliance Ambidexterity: An Empirical Study of the American Motion Picture Industry", Journal of Business and Management , Jan-2013
  • "An Empirical Examination of Inter-organizational Network Ambidexterity", Journal of Business and Management , Jan-2013
  • "How High-Involvement Work Processes Increase Organization Performance: The Role of Organizational Citizenship Behavior", Journal of Applied Behavioral Science (The), Jan-2013
  • "Doing Research that Matters", International Society for Organization Development and Change , Jun-2020
  • "Historical-Evolutionary Organization Studies: Understanding the Past to Create an Inclusive Future", Academy of Management - Event Unspecified , Aug-2019
  • "Agility with Roots: Revisit Bureaucracy. Academy of Management Meetings", Academy of Management - Event Unspecified , Aug-2018
  • "Devolution of Researcher Care in Organization Studies and the Moderation of Organizational Knowledge", Academy of Management Learning and Education - Event Other , Jan-2017
  • "Ghosts and Scheming: Provocation On Organizational Researcher Care", Southern Management Association SMA (Conference) , Jan-2014
  • "New Stakes: Management Consulting and Organization Development in the Era of Responsible Management", ISEOR International Conference and Doctoral Consortium Conference , Jan-2014
  • "Hamlet's Ghost and Ponzi Schemes: Provocation on Organizational Researcher Care", Academy of Management Learning and Education - Event Other , Dec-2013
  • "An Empirical Examination of Network Ambidexterity in the Contemporary Motion Picture Industry", Academy of Management - Event Unspecified , Jan-2012
  • "A Cognitive Inquiry into Knowledge Change in Organization Studies", Academy of Management - Event Unspecified , Jan-2012
  • "Changing the Post World War II Higher Education Paradigm: An Exploratory Conversation", Western Academy of Management- Event , Jan-2011
  • "Finding Constellations: Unpacking Identity Effects on Macro-network Structure Formation", Academy of Management - Event Unspecified , Jan-2010
  • "Collaborative Community as the Foundation of New Innovation", Academy of Management - Event Unspecified , Jan-2010
  • "The Rhetorical Strategies for Knowledge Construction in Academic Fields", Academy of Management - Event Unspecified , Jan-2010
  • "Row, Row, Row your Boat: A Case Study of Organizational Change", Academy of Management - Event Unspecified , Jan-2010
  • "Community Structure as Resource and Identity Construction", Academy of Management - Event Unspecified , Jan-2009
  • "Reviewer", Journal of Applied Behavioral Science , Dec-2021
  • "Reviewer", Journal of Applied Behavioral Science , Dec-2020
  • "Reviewer", Journal of Applied Behavioral Science , Dec-2019
  • "The Emperor’s New Clothes? Connecting Organization Agility with Organization Identity" (Jan-2018) , Neoma Business School Agility Conference
  • "Business Consultant" (Jan-2015) , American Express
  • "Harvard Business Case Workshop" (Aug-2014) , Case Workshop Harvard Business Houston
  • "Business Consultant" (Jan-2014) , American Express
  • "Business Consultant" (Jan-2013) , American Express
  • "Business Consultant" (Jan-2012) , American Express
  • "Business Consultant" (Jan-2011) , American Express
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