Kimberly Elsbach, UC Davis

Kimberly Elsbach is associate dean, professor of organizational behavior and Stephen G. Newberry Endowed Chair in leadership at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. She studies the acquisition and maintenance of organizational images, identities and reputations, especially images of legitimacy, trustworthiness and creativity.

Elsbach's research provides a framework for communicating with shareholders, customers and employees in the immediacy of a reputation crisis and through long-term recovery. In a recent paper published in the Harvard Business Review and the Academy of Management Journal, Elsbach showed how Hollywood movie and television producers judge the creativity of people pitching story ideas.

Elsbach is an International Research Fellow at the Centre for Corporate Reputation, Oxford University.

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