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Wayne E. Baker

Wayne E. Baker

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

Post-Doctoral, Harvard University
Ph.D., Northwestern University
M.A., Northern Illinois University
B.A., Northern Illinois University

Wayne Baker is Chair of the Management & Organizations area at the Ross School, Robert P. Thome Professor of Business Administration, and Professor of Management & Organizations.  He is also Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan and Faculty Associate at the Institute for Social Research.  His work focuses on social networks, generosity, and values.  His books include United America: The Surprising Truth about American Values, American Identity, and the 10 Beliefs that a Large Majority of Americans Hold Dear and Achieving Success through Social Capital: Tapping the Hidden Resources in Your Personal and Business Networks  He blogs five days a week at, an online experiment in civil dialog.  Prior to joining the Ross faculty, he was on the faculty at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University and was a post-doctoral research fellow at Harvard Business School.

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

Office Location: R5348

Phone: (734) 764-2306
Fax: (734) 936-8716
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