Robert I. Sutton

Email: robert.sutton [at] stanford [dot] edu
Phone: (650) 723-0480
Office: Huang Engineering Center 209

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Administrative Assistant: Jim Fabry

(650) 725-1622



Research Interests

  • evidence-based management
  • links (and gaps) between managerial knowledge and organizational action, innovation, and performance
  • development of theory and recommendations for practice on the basis of direct observation of organizational life and interviews with executives, managers, engineers, and other organization members

 Selected Publications

Research Projects

Completed Projects
  • Designing Work Systems for Innovative versus Routine Work
  • Knowledge Brokering and Innovation
  • Turning Knowledge Into Action


  • MS&E 180. Organizations: Theory and Management
  • MS&E 280. Organizational Behavior: Evidence in Action
  • MS&E 288/ME 228. Creating Infectious Action
  • MS&E 289. Clicks and Bricks: Creating Customer Experiences