■ Drucker Faculty ■
Jonathan Jaffee
Business Strategy, Law & Society, Organization Theory
Jonathan Jaffee
Ph.D., Berkeley, Haas School of Business
JD., UCLA School of Law
A.B., Princeton University



Teaching Interests and Areas of Expertise

Business Strategy, Law & Society, Organization Theory

Current Research Interests

Law & Society; Models of competition; Organization Theory; Evolution of Industries (rates of organizational founding, failure, growth, and change)

Professional Activities

Professor Jaffee was formerly on the faculties of the University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business) and Carnegie Mellon (Tepper School of Business), as well as being an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University (Graziadio School of Business). He is an active member of the California Bar Association, and has practiced law in both Los Angeles and Baltimore (Maryland), focusing on large-scale business litigation.

Selected Publications

  • “Not All Ties Are Equal: The Temporal Dynamics of Professional Networks on Law Firm Performance,” with B. McEvily and M. Tortoriello, Organization Science, forthcoming.
  • “A Good Riddance? Spin-offs and the Technological Performance of Parent Firms,” with D. McKendrick and J. Wade, Organization Science, 2009.
  • “Law Firm Office Location and Firm Survival in Silicon Valley, 1969 to
    1998,” Advances in Strategic Management, 2003.
  • “In the Bud? Analysis of Disk Array Producers as a (possibly) Emergent Organizational Form,” with D. McKendrick, G. Carroll, and O. Khessina, Administrative Science Quarterly, 2003.
  • “Institutional Change in Real-Time: The Development of Employee Stock Options  for German Venture Capital,” with J. Freeman, Advances in Strategic Management, 2002.


MGT309 Business Law
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Creating Effective Organizations
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