Julianna Pillemer

Julianna Pillemer
  • Doctoral Candidate

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    3116 SH-DH
    3620 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Julianna Pillemer is a doctoral candidate in Management at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, focusing on organizational behavior. She studies the complexities of close relationships at work, and how changes to the nature of work and technology (such as social media) are shaping how we present ourselves and relate to others. Her research has been published in top management journals including Academy of Management Review and Academy of Management Journal. Prior to coming to Wharton, Julianna worked as a research associate at Harvard Business School and The Center for Creative Leadership, and graduated from Pomona College cum laude with a degree in psychology.

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  • Sigal Barsade, Constantinos Coutifaris, Julianna Pillemer (2019), Emotional Contagion in Organizational Life,.

  • Julianna Pillemer and Nancy Rothbard (2018), Friends without benefits: Understanding the dark sides of workplace friendship, Academy of Management Review, forthcoming.

  • C. M. Fisher, Julianna Pillemer, T.M. Amabile (2018), Deep help in complex project work: Guiding and path-clearing across difficult terrain, Academy of Management Journal, forthcoming.

  • Julianna Pillemer, D. Burke, E. Graham (2014), The face says it all: CEOs, gender, and predicting corporate success, The Leadership Quarterly, 25 (5), pp. 855-864.

  • C. M. Fisher, T.M. Amabile, Julianna Pillemer (2014), IDEO’s culture of helping (Cover story), Harvard Business Review, 92 (1-2), pp. 54-61.

  • T.M. Amabile and Julianna Pillemer (2012), Perspectives on the social psychology of creativity, The Journal of Creative Behavior, 46 (1), pp. 3-15.

  • T.M. Amabile and Julianna Pillemer, “Creativity”. In Wiley Encyclopedia of Management, 3rd edition, edited by C.L. Cooper, (Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, 2012)

  • K. Leary, Julianna Pillemer, M. Wheeler (2012), Negotiating with emotion, Harvard Business Review, 91 (1-2), pp. 96-103.


Past Courses


    We all spend much of our lives in organizations. Most of us are born in organizations, educated in organizations, and work in organizations. Organizations emerge because individuals can't (or don't want to) accomplish their goals alone. Management is the art and science of helping individuals achieve their goals together. Managers in an organization determine where their organization is going and how it gets there. More formally, managers formulate strategies and implement those strategies. This course provides a framework for understanding the opportunities and challenges involved in formulating and implementing strategies by taking a "system" view of organizations,which means that we examine multiple aspects of how managers address their environments, strategy, structure, culture, tasks, people, and outputs, and how managerial decisions made in these various domains interrelate. The course will help you to understand and analyze how managers can formulate and implement strategies effectively. It will be particularly valuable if you are interested in management consulting, investment analysis, or entrepreneurship - but it will help you to better understand and be a more effective contributor to any organizations you join, whether they are large, established firms or startups. This course must be taken for a grade.


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Sigal Barsade, Constantinos Coutifaris, Julianna Pillemer (2019), Emotional Contagion in Organizational Life,.
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