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Pamela Brandes

Pamela Brandes

Professor of Management

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Ph D, University of Cincinnati (Management)

Pamela Brandes is a Professor of Management at Syracuse University's Martin J. Whitman School of Management. Professor Brandes received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from University of Oklahoma, Norman (1992) and her Ph.D. degree in Management from the University of Cincinnati (1997). Dr. Brandes's research interests include executive compensation, corporate governance, and organizational behavior. Her research articles on these topics appear in the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Research, and Human Resource Management among other journals. Dr. Brandes was a recipient of the Whitman Research Fellowship (2008-2010) and served as a co-principal investigator on the National Science Foundation SU Advance grant (2011-2016) and on the editorial review board of Human Resource Management Review. Dr. Brandes teaches courses in human resource management, principles of management, leadership, and organizational behavior at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Brandes was a recipient of the Teaching Recognition Award of the Meredith Professorship in 2005. She has mentored and co-authored numerous research articles with many doctoral students. Dr. Brandes served as the chairperson of Syracuse University's Remembrance Scholar Committee (2016-2018) and is a former member of Syracuse University's Honors Program Core Faculty. She currently is the Chair of the Executive Board of Whitman's Promotion and Tenure Committee.

Research Topics

  • Employee attitudes and behavior
  • Compensation
  • Corporate governance
  • Executive pay

Professor Brandes teaches the core class in human resource management at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She also teaches the doctoral seminar in organizational behavior and human resources management. She is a 2005 recipient of Syracuse University'

Brandes's research interests are in the areas of executive compensation, corporate governance, and employee attitudes. Her research appears in publications such as Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Research, Group and Organization Management, and Human Resource Management Review.

Selected Publications
  • "Time is of the essence!: Retired independent directors' contributions to board effectiveness", Journal of Business Ethics, 2021 (with Dharwadkar, R., Ross, J., Linna, S.)
  • "To thine shareholders be true? Linking large corporate ownership to firms' use of commitment human resource practices", Human Resource Management, 55(567-589), 2016 (with Dharwadkar, R., Mullins, F.)
  • "I know something you don’t know!: The role of linking pin directors in monitoring and incentive alignment", Strategic Management Journal, 37, 964-981, 2016 (with Dharwadkar, R., Suh, S.)
  • "Owners on both sides of the deal: Mergers and acquisitions and overlapping institutional ownership", Strategic Management Journal, 31, 1114-1135, 2010 (with Goranova, M., Dharwadkar, R.)
  • "Institutional ownership and monitoring effectiveness: It’s not just howmuch but what else you own", Organization Science, 19, 419-440, 2008 (with Dharwadkar, R., Goranova, M., Khan, R.)
  • "The importance of being ‘Indian’: Identity centrality and work outcomesin an off-shored call center in India", HUMAN RELATIONS, 61(11), 1499-1530, 2008 (with Das, D., Dharwadkar, R.)
  • "Navigating shareholder influence: Compensation plans and the shareholder approval process", ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVES, 22(1), 41-57, 2008 (with Goranova, M., Hall, S.)
  • "Managerial ownership and corporate diversification: A longitudinal view", Strategic Management Journal, 28(3), 211-225, 2007 (with Goranova, M., Alessandri, T., Dharwadkar, R.)
  • "Institutional ownership and CEO compensation: a longitudinal examination", Journal of Business Research, 58, 1078-1088, 2005 (with Khan, R., Dharwadkar, R.)
  • "Social exchanges within organizations and work outcomes - The importanceof local and global relationships", GROUP & ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT, 29(3), 276-301, 2004 (with Dharwadkar, R., Wheatley, K.)
  • "Effective employee stock option design: Reconciling stakeholder,strategic, and motivational factors", Academy of Management Executive, 17, 77-93, 2003 (with Dharwadkar, R., Lemesis, G.)

Awards and Honors

  • Highly Cited Papers (2018)
  • Best Paper Proceedings (2017)
  • The Inclusive Connective Corridor (ICC): Social Networks and the ADVANCEment of Women STEM Faculty - National Science Foundation Institutional Transformation Grant (2010)
  • Selected as Whitman School representative to Big Chalk (2009)
  • Distinguished Paper Award - Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management Meetings (2008)
  • Whitman Research Fellowship - Syracuse University Whitman School of Management (2008)
  • Best International Paper Award - OB Division of the Academy of Management (2007)
  • Meredith Teaching Recognition Award (2005)
  • Outstanding Empirical Paper Award - Eastern Academy of Management (1999)
  • Republished in Annual Editions: Organizational Behavior 00/01, - Dushkin Mc-Graw Hill (1999)