Professor of Managing People in Organizations

• PhD in Organizational Behavior, Harvard University
• MA in Sociology, Harvard University
• MBA, Southern Methodist University
• BA in Economics, University of Dallas

John Almandoz is a Professor in the Department of Managing People in Organizations. His background includes experience in actuarial consulting, corporate banking, and the management of non-profit organizations. He earned a joint PhD in Organizational Behavior and a master’s degree in Sociology from Harvard Business School/Harvard University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business.

He has published in prestigious journals such as the Academy of Management Journal and the Administrative Science Quarterly and participates in research in entrepreneurship, institutions, and top management teams and boards of directors. His dissertation focused on the strategic and entrepreneurial implications of community and financial missions in the founding teams of local banks.

He is a reviewer for the Academy of Management Conference and ad-hoc reviewer for the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Studies and other journals. He has presented papers at various international conferences and seminars, including at Harvard, MIT, Oxford, and the Academy of Management. He is a member of the Academy of Management, American Sociology Association, and the European Group of Organizational Studies.

Almandoz teaches courses in the MBA, Executive MBA, and Global Executive MBA programs on leadership and organizational behavior, and self-management.

He is based at IESE’s New York campus.

Areas of interest

* Institutional logics
* Social entrepreneurship
* Corporate governance
* Meaningful work and purpose
* Leadership



Journal Articles (refereed)

YAN, S., ALMANDOZ, J., FERRARO, F. (2021). The Impact of logic (in)compatibility. Greeninvesting, state policy, and corporate environmental performance. Administrative Science Quarterly, 66 (4), 903-944. doi:10.1177/00018392211005756.
SMULOWITZ, S. J., ALMANDOZ, J. (2021). Predicting employee wrongdoing. The complementary effect of CEO option pay and the pay gap. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 162, 123-135. doi:10.1016/j.obhdp.2020.10.018.
YAN, S., FERRARO, F., ALMANDOZ, J. (2019). The Rise of Socially Responsible Investment Funds: The Paradoxical Role of the Financial Logic. Administrative Science Quarterly, 64 (2), 466 - 501. doi:10.1177/0001839218773324.
ALMANDOZ, J., TILCSIK, A. (2016). When Experts Become Liabilities: Domain Experts on Boards and Organizational Failure. Academy of Management Journal, 59 (4), 1124 - 1149. doi:10.5465/amj.2013.1211.
ALMANDOZ, J. (2014). Founding Teams as Carriers of Competing Logics. When Institutional Forces Predict Banks' Risk Exposure. Administrative Science Quarterly, 59 (3), 442 - 473. doi:10.1177/0001839214537810.
ALMANDOZ, J. (2012). Arriving at the Starting Line: The Impact of Community and Financial Logics on New Banking Ventures. Academy of Management Journal, 55 (6), 1381 - 1406. doi:10.5465/amj.2011.0361.
MARQUIS, C., GUTHRIE, D., ALMANDOZ, J. (2012). State Activism and the Hidden Incentives Behind Bank Acquisitions. Social Science Research, 41 (1), 130 - 145. doi:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2011.07.001.


ALMANDOZ, J., TILCSIK, A. (2015). When Experts Become Liabilities: Bankers, Boards, and Bank Failures. Academy of Management Proceedings (pp. 1 - 2).

Articles in other publications

ALMANDOZ, J., LEE, Y.-T., RIBERA, A. (2018). Unleashing the Power of Purpose. 5 Steps to Transform Your Business. IESE Insight (37), pp. 44 - 51.
ALMANDOZ, J., LEE, Y.-T., RIBERA, A. (2018). Cinco pasos para motivar a tus empleados. La fuerza del propósito. IESE Insight (37), pp. 44 - 51.
ALMANDOZ, J., TILCSIK, A. (2016). Experts on corporate boards: more is not always better. LSE Business Review.
TILCSIK, A., ALMANDOZ, J. (2016). When Having Too Many Experts on the Board Backfires. Harvard Business Review.
MARQUIS, C., ALMANDOZ, J. (2014). Can an "Ethical" Bank Support Guns and Fracking? Harvard Business Review, 92 (4), pp. 123 - 127.


REY, C., ALMANDOZ, J. (2021). Sense of purpose. Reflections on meaningful work. Barcelona: DPMC Foundation.

Book Chapters

REY, C., ALMANDOZ, J., MONTANER, A. (2019). Nurturing Personal Purpose at Work. In Carlos Rey, Miquel Bastons, Phil Sotok (Eds.), Purpose-driven Organizations: Management Ideas for a Better World (pp. 97 - 106). Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
REY, C., SAN CRISTOBAL, J., ALMANDOZ, J. (2019). The New Logic of Purpose Within the Organization. In Carlos Rey, Miquel Bastons, Phil Sotok (Eds.), Purpose-driven Organizations: Management Ideas for a Better World (pp. 3 - 15). Basingstoke [England]: Palgrave Macmillan.
ALMANDOZ, J., MARQUIS, C., CHEELY, M. (2017). Drivers of Community Strength: An Institutional Logics Perspective on Geographical and Affiliation Based Communities. In Royston Greenwood, Christine Oliver, Thomas B. Lawrence, Renate E. Meyer (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism (pp. 190 - 213). Chicago: Sage Publications.
ALMANDOZ, J., LEE, M., CHEELY, M. (2017). Different Shades of Green: Environment Uncertainty and the Strategies of Hybrid Organizations. In Marc-David L. Seidel and Henrich R. Greve. (Eds.) (Ed.), Emergence (pp. 31 - 67). Bingley [etc.]: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
MARQUIS, C., HUANG, Z., ALMANDOZ, J. (2011). Explaining the loss of community. Competing Logics and Institutional Change in the US Banking Industry. In Chris Marquis, Michael Lounsbury and Royston Greenwood (Eds.), Communities and Organizations (pp. 177 - 213). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.


ALMANDOZ, J., SAMILA, S. (2022). The Promotion Decision. IESE, DPO-776-E.
ALMANDOZ, J., SAMILA, S. (2022). La decision de promoción. IESE, DPO-776.
CARDONA, P., CHINCHILLA, M. N., REY, C., JOHN ALMANDOZ (2021). The Purpose of Makon USA (A). IESE, DPO-746-E.
CARDONA, P., CHINCHILLA, M. N., REY, C., JOHN ALMANDOZ (2021). El propósito de Makonsa (A). IESE, DPO-746.
CHINCHILLA, N., ALMANDOZ, J. (2019). Lakaro Construcciones, S.A.. IESE, DPO-444-E.