Pamela Brandes

Professor of Management
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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.
Ph.D., Management, University of Cincinnati
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'
My research has been cited 3568 times in Google Scholar as of 2/2020

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.


  • Time is of the essence!: Retired independent directors' contributions to board effectiveness

    2022 Journal of Business Ethics, Dharwadkar, R., Linna, S., Ross, J.

  • I know something you don’t know!: The role of linking pin directors in monitoring and incentive alignment

    2016 Strategic Management Journal,37,5,964-981, Dharwadkar, R., Suh, S.

  • To thine shareholders be true? Linking large corporate ownership to firms' use of commitment human resource practices

    2016 Human Resource Management,55,4,567-589, Mullins, F., Dharwadkar, R.

  • Owners on both sides of the deal: Mergers and acquisitions and overlapping institutional ownership

    2010 Strategic Management Journal,31,1114-1135, Goranova, M., Dharwadkar, R.

  • The importance of being ‘Indian’: Identity centrality and work outcomesin an off-shored call center in India

    2008 HUMAN RELATIONS,61,11,1499-1530, Das, D., Dharwadkar, R.

  • Institutional ownership and monitoring effectiveness: It’s not just how much but what else you own

    2008 Organization Science,19,3,419-440, Dharwadkar, R., Goranova, M., Khan, R.

  • Navigating shareholder influence: Compensation plans and the shareholder approval process

    2008 ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVES,22,1,41-57, Goranova, M., Hall, S.

  • The interactive effects of job insecurity and organizational cynicism on work effort following a layoff.

    2008 Journal of Leadership & Organizational Studies (JLOS),14,3,233-247, Castro, S., James, S., Martinez, A., Matherly, T., Ferris, G., Hochwarter, W.

  • Managerial ownership and corporate diversification: A longitudinal view

    2007 Strategic Management Journal,28,3,211-225, Goranova, M., Alessandri, T., Dharwadkar, R.

  • Institutional ownership and CEO compensation: a longitudinal examination

    2005 Journal of Business Research,58,8,1078-1088, Khan, R., Dharwadkar, R.

  • Social exchanges within organizations and work outcomes - The importance of local and global relationships

    2004 GROUP & ORGANIZATION MANAGEMENT,29,3,276-301, Dharwadkar, R., Wheatley, K.

  • Effective stock option design: Reconciling stakeholder, strategic, and motivational factors

    2003 Academy of Management Executive,17,1,77-95, Dharwadkar, R., Lemesis, G.

  • Privatization in emerging economies: An agency theory perspective

    2000 Academy of Management Review,25,3,650-669, Dharwadkar, R., George, G.

  • Organizational cynicism

    1998 Academy of Management Review,23,2,341-352, Dean, J., Dharwadkar, R.

  • Jan 01, 2018

    Highly Cited Papers

  • Aug 01, 2017

    Best Paper Proceedings

  • Jan 01, 2016

    Selected for Syracuse University’s SITETL program

  • Jan 01, 2010

    Received - The Inclusive Connective Corridor (ICC): Social Networks and the ADVANCEment of Women STEM Faculty

    National Science Foundation Institutional Transformation Grant
  • Jan 01, 2009

    Selected as Whitman School representative to Big Chalk

  • Jan 01, 2009

    Received - Received a curriculum innovation grant ($2500)

  • Jan 01, 2008

    Received - Whitman Research Fellowship

    Syracuse University Whitman School of Management
  • Jan 01, 2008

    Received - Distinguished Paper Award

    Business Policy and Strategy Division, Academy of Management Meetings
  • Jan 01, 2007

    Received - Best International Paper Award

    OB Division of the Academy of Management
  • Jan 01, 2005

    Received - Meredith Teaching Recognition Award

  • Jan 01, 1999

    Republished in Annual Editions: Organizational Behavior 00/01

    Dushkin Mc-Graw Hill
  • Jan 01, 1999

    Received - Outstanding Empirical Paper Award

    Eastern Academy of Management