Publications

Selected Published Papers

Wasserman, Noam. “Planning a Start-Up? Seize the Day…Then Expect to Work All Night.” Harvard Business Review 87, no. 1 (January 2009).

Wasserman, Noam. “Revisiting the Strategy, Structure, and Performance Paradigm: The Case of Venture Capital.” Organization Science 19, no. 2 (March – April 2008).

Wasserman, Noam. “The Founder’s Dilemma.” Harvard Business Review 86, no. 2 (February 2008): 102-109. Abstract

Wasserman, Noam. “Stewards, Agents, and the Founder Discount: Executive Compensation in New Ventures.” Academy of Management Journal 49, no. 5 (October 2006): 960-976.

Wasserman, Noam. “Rich versus King: The Entrepreneur’s Dilemma.” Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management (August 2006).

Wasserman, Noam. “Executive Compensation In Entrepreneurial Teams: The Founder Gap, Board Membership, & Pay For Milestones.” Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management (2004).

Wasserman, Noam. “Founder-CEO Succession and the Paradox of Entrepreneurial Success.” Organization Science 14, no. 2 (March – April 2003): 149-172. (Winner of the 2003 Aage Sorensen Memorial Award for sociological research.)

Book Chapters

Wasserman, Noam, Nitin Nohria and Bharat Anand. “When Does Leadership Matter? A Contingent Opportunities View of CEO Leadership.” Chap. 2 in Handbook of Leadership Theory and Practice, edited by Nitin Nohria and Rakesh Khurana. Harvard Business Publishing, 2010.

Wasserman, Noam. “Upside-down Venture Capitalists and the Transition Toward Pyramidal Firms.” In Entrepreneurship. Vol. 15, edited by Lisa Keister. Research in the Sociology of Work. JAI Press, 2005.

Other Selected Papers

Hellman, Thomas F., and Noam Wasserman. “The First Deal: The Division of Founder Equity in New Ventures.NBER Working Paper Series, No. 16922, April 2011.

Wasserman, Noam, and Matt Marx. “Split Decisions: How Social and Economic Choices Affect the Stability of Founding Teams.” Research in process.

Wasserman, Noam. “The Venture Capitalist as Entrepreneur: Characteristics and Dynamics within VC Firms.” Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University–GSAS and HBS, 2002. (Winner of the 2002 George S. Dively award for dissertation research.)