Wayne E. Baker

Robert P.Thome Professor of Management and Organizations; Professor of Sociology; Professor of Organizational Studies, LSA; Faculty Associate, Institute for Social Research

PostDoc, Harvard University
PhD, Northwestern University
MA, Northern Illinois University
BA, Northern Illinois University

Wayne E. Baker, Ph.D. is Robert P. Thome Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Management & Organizations at the Ross School of Business.  He is also Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan and a Faculty Associate at the Institute for Social Research.

He was the first director of the Center for Positive Organizations at the Ross School and recently completed a three-year term as chair of his department.

His teaching and research focuses on positive organizational scholarship, values, and social networks.  His latest book is United America:  The Surprising Truth about American Values, American Identity, and the 10 Beliefs that a Large Majority of Americans Hold Dear.  He blogs five days a week at www.OurValues.org, an online experiment in civil dialog.

His books include Achieving Success Through Social Capital, America's Crisis of Values, and Networking Smart.

Prior to joining the Michigan faculty, he was on the faculty at the University of Chicago business school. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University and was a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard University.

Executive Education Classes Taught

Positive Leadership, Positive Leadership: Creating Spectacular Organizational Success


Networking Smart : How to Build Relationships for Personal and Organizational Success 1 Aug 1994
Achieving Success Through Social Capital : Tapping the Hidden Resources in Your Personal and Business Networks 1 Aug 2000

Wayne E. Baker
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
701 Tappan St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234

Room Location: R5348
Personal Site: http://www.waynebaker.org
Working Papers
Management and Organizations Web Site