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Jason Owen-Smith

Barger Leadership Institute Professor of Organizational Studies and a professor of sociology and a research professor in the Institute for Social Researc
Jason Owen-Smith is the Barger Leadership Institute Professor of Organizational Studies; a professor of sociology; a research professor in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan where he also directs the Institute for…
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Owen-Smith highlights economic impact of U-M research

Feb 9, 2021 DBusiness
“Our findings illuminate the many different ways in which academic research affects the national economy and society as a whole,” said Jason Owen-Smith. “U-M is an excellent illustration of the multifaceted impact research investments can have,...
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Owen-Smith comments on university enrollment pressures during COVID

Jan 27, 2021 Chronicle of Higher Education
“Think of the university budget like a balloon,” said Ford School faculty by courtesy Jason Owen-Smith. “In good times, if you squeeze one part of the balloon, it can bulge somewhere else. Right now, there’s no elasticity in the balloon at...

Jason Owen-Smith on shrinking groups to maximize innovation

Feb 15, 2019
Anyone who has experienced a troublesome dynamic within a group project has probably condemned similarly structured assignments. While eliminating group work is not the solution, new research suggests that scaling down the size of a project-team may...
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The Ford School faculty is growing

Jul 23, 2015
We’re delighted to announce significant growth in our faculty for the coming year, including six additions to our governing faculty. Paula Lantz, a social epidemiologist, is currently professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy at...