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Associate Professor of Management, Vanderbilt University

Tim Vogus, Associate Professor of Management, has been on the faculty of the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management since 2004.

Professor Vogus' research specifies the mechanisms through which organizations create and sustain a culture of safety as well as how they enact highly reliable (i.e., nearly error-free) performance through mindful organizing – a set of behaviors by which collectives detect and correct errors and unexpected events. Understanding how and under what conditions safety culture and mindful organizing are built is an important part of explaining why some organizations perform so much better than others. He is especially interested in these dynamics in health care settings and their effects on the incidence of medical error at the point of care delivery. His earlier research has been published or is forthcoming in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Perspectives, Academy of Management Review, Annual Review of Public Health, Health Services Research, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Patient Safety, Medical Care, Medical Care Research and Review and Organizational Psychology Review. He also has a book under contract from Stanford University Press titled First, Do No Harm: Creating Highly Reliable Health Care Organizations. He serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Review and Organization Science.


  • –present
    Associate professor of management , Vanderbilt University