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Wisconsin School of Business
Associate Professor - Management & Human Resources

Ann's research interests center on organizational learning and firm adaptation in the emergence, diffusion and abandonment of new technologies, practices, and institutions. She is particularly interested in the role of organizational learning and adaptation in the context of environmental management and sustainability more broadly.

Ann's research has been published in top tier academic journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, the Strategic Management Journal, and the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

She is the recipient of the 2010 Erwin Gaumnitz Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award from the Wisconsin School of Business. In 2009, she received the Emerging Scholar Award from the Academy of Management, Organization and the Natural Environment Division. Her dissertation on the ISO 9000 quality management standard was the winner of the 2001 INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition.

Ann serves as the Education Liaison of UW's Office of Sustainability, and directs both the Business School's Graduate Certificate in Business, Environment and Social Responsibility (BESR) (http://bus.wisc.edu/degrees-programs/certificates/graduate/sustainability) and UW's Undergraduate Sustainability Certificate (http://nelson.wisc.edu/undergraduate/sustainability-certificate/index.php). She also serves on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Review.

Ann received her Ph.D. from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2002.

Selected Published Journal Articles

  • Gaba, V. & Terlaak, A. (2013). Decomposing Uncertainty and its Effects on Imitation in Firm Exit Decisions. Organization Science (24), 1847-1869.
  • Terlaak, A. & Gong, Y. & Kim, J. (2008). Post-adoption Regret and Biased Vicarious Learning in Innovation Abandonment Bandwagons. Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management (2008), 1-6. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2008.33660306.
  • Terlaak, A. & Gong, Y. (2008). Vicarious learning and inferential accuracy in adoption processes. Academy of Management Review (33), 846-868. doi: 10.5465/AMR.2008.34421979.
  • Terlaak, A. & King, A. (2007). Follow the Small? Information-Based Adoption Bandwagons when Profitability Expectations are Related to Size. Strategic Management Journal (28), 1167-1185. doi: 10.1002/smj.636.
  • Terlaak, A. (2007). Satisficing Signaling: corporate social strategy and certified management standards. Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management (2007), 1-6. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2007.26530362.
  • Terlaak, A. (2007). Order without Law: The Role of Certified Management Standards in Shaping Socially Desired Firm Behaviors. Academy of Management Review (32), 968-985. doi: 10.5465/AMR.2007.25275685.
  • Terlaak, A. & King, A. (2006). The Effect of Certification with the ISO 9000 Quality Management Standard: A Signaling Approach. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (60), 579-602. doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2004.09.012.
  • King, A. & Lenox, M. & Terlaak, A. (2005). The Strategic Use of Decentralized Institutions: Exploring Certification with The ISO 14001 Management Standard. Academy of Management Journal (48), 1091-1106. doi: 10.5465/AMJ.2005.19573111.
  • Delmas, M. & Terlaak, A. (2002). Regulatory Commitments to Negotiated Agreements: Evidence from the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, and France. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (4), 5-29. doi: 10.1080/13876980208412668.
  • Delmas, M. & Terlaak, A. (2001). A Framework for Analyzing Environmental Voluntary Agreements. California Management Review (43), 44-64.

Undergraduate Courses

Strategic Management (MHR 423 Section 1), Spring 2014.

Strategic Management (MHR 423 Section 2), Spring 2014.

Strategic Management (MHR 423 Section 1), Spring 2009.

Strategic Management (MHR 423 Section 2), Spring 2009.

(MHR 423), Fall 2003.

Administrative Policy (MHR 423), Spring 2003.

(MHR 423), Spring 2004.

Business Strategy (MHR 423), Spring 2005.

Business Statistics (MHR 423), Spring 2005.

Strategic Management (MHR 423 Section 1), Spring 2010.

Strategic Management (MHR 423 Section 1), Spring 2011.

Strategic Management (MHR 423 Section 2), Spring 2011.

Strategic Management (MHR 423 Section 1), Spring 2012.

Strategic Management (MHR 423 Section 2), Spring 2012.

Business Strategy (MHR 423 Section 1), Spring 2007.

Business Strategy (MHR 423 Section 2), Spring 2007.

Strategic Management (MHR 423 Section 1), Spring 2008.

Strategic Management (MHR 423 Section 2), Spring 2008.

(MHR 399), Fall 2003.

Contemporary Topics (MHR 365 Section 001), Spring 2015.

Graduate Courses

Contemporary Topics (MHR 765 Section 3), Spring 2014.

Contemporary Topics (MHR 765 Section 003), Spring 2015.

Business Strategy (MHR 723 Section 1), Spring 2009.

Business Strategy (MHR 723), Fall 2005.

Business Strategy (MHR 723), Fall 2005.

Business Strategy (MHR 723), Fall 2005.

Business Strategy (MHR 723 Section 1), Spring 2010.

Business Strategy (MHR 723 Section 1), Spring 2011.

Business Strategy (MHR 723 Section 1), Spring 2007.

Combined Undergraduate & Graduate Courses

Contemporary Topics (Environmental Business Strategy (MHR/MHR 365/765 Section 3), Spring 2012.

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