Guide to the Eugene J. Webb Papers

Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
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Overview

Call Number: SC0504
Creator: Webb, Eugene J., 1933-1995
Title: Eugene J. Webb papers
Dates: 1961-1994
Physical Description: 8.5 Linear feet
Summary: Professional papers relating to courses Webb taught at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and his research interests such as philanthropy, altruism, effect of deadlines on human behavior, and organizational behavior. Included are correspondence, notebooks, articles, subject files, course materials, papers by students, case studies, and articles by others. Correspondents include Robert B. Cialdini, Morris E. Eson, Claude Faucheux, John W. Gardner, Steven Jobs, Jeffrey Pfeffer, and Jon Van Til. There are also materials from an executive education program for corporate board directors that Webb developed.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Eugene J. Webb, a pioneer in the development of research and teaching of organizational behavior in business schools, joined the faculty of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford in 1968. He earned his A.B. at SUNY Albany in 1954 and his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1956; he worked in the advertising industry and then taught at Northwestern University prior to his arrival at Stanford.
At Stanford he was the founding director of the Public Management Program, created and taught many innovative courses, and developed an executive education program for corporate board directors. In addition to his teaching duties, Webb was an associate dean of the Graduate School of Business and served as chairman of the university's Faculty Senate. In 1977 he became the first holder of the Lane Family Professorship in the Business School.
Webb's best known book was Unobstrusive Measures: Nonreactive Research in the Social Sciences. His research interests included philanthropy, altruism, and the effect of deadlines on human behavior.
Webb died in March of 1995.

Description of the Collection

The papers of Eugene J. Webb are largely his professional papers pertaining to his teaching activities in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford and his research interests. Included are correspondence, course materials, notebooks, papers and articles, case studies, subject files, students' papers, and articles by others.
These papers had no particular order when received. In processing them, they were arranged in the following manner: correspondence, course materials, writings by Webb, subject files, and source materials.

Access Terms

Bing, Peter S.
Cannon, Warren M.
Cialdini, Robert B.
Eson, Morris E.
Faucheux, Claude.
Gardner, John W. (John William), 1912-2002
Guthrie, James W.
Jobs, Steven, 1955-
Kirst, Michael W.
Leavitt, Harold J.
Makridakis, Spyros G.
Miller, Arjay R.
Patell, James M.
Pfeffer, Jeffrey.
Pond, Samuel A.
Porterfield, James T.S.
Stanford University--Faculty.
Stanford University. Graduate School of Business --Curricula.
Stanford University. Graduate School of Business
Van Til, Jon.
Webb, Eugene J., 1933-1995
Weingast, Barry R.
Altruism.
business
Business education --United States.
Charities
Organizational behavior.

Additional Note

Personal Name Index

Name Box Folder Remarks
Allen, Peter C. 12 9 Letters
Arkwright, Marianne 10 7  
Arrillaga, Fran 10 2  
Arvedson, Lennart 9 3  
Arvedson, Lennart 13 7 Letters
Atieh, Jennifer M. 14 8  
Baier, Vicki Eaton 11 6  
Bandura, Albert 13 3  
Baron, J. 13 7 Letters
Bennis, Warren 11 2  
Bies, Robert J. 10 1  
Bing, Peter S. 1 10 Letters
Blanchett, Herbert A. 12 9 Letters
Brief, Arthur P. 14 8  
Bundhurat, Jakravudh 14 1 Letters
Burgelman 13 7 Letters
Campbell, Donald T. 6 6  
Campbell, Donald T. 6 9  
Campbell, Donald T. 7 2  
Cannon, Warren 13 6 Letters
Carpenter, Guy 1 14 Letters
Chaiseri, Nongyao 14 1 Letters
Chesney, Maxine Mackler 11 12  
Cialdini, Robert B. 10 5  
Cialdini, Robert B. 1 10 Letters
Davis-Blake, Alison 1 10 Letters
Davis-Blake, Alison 10 1  
de Bettignies, Henri-Claude 1 10 Letters
Dean, John Gunther 14 1 Letters
Dietel, William M. 1 10 Letters
Doherty, Elizabeth M. 14 8  
Dowling, John B. 9 3  
Dowling, John B. 9 4  
Dowling, John B. 9 5  
Efthymiou, George 11 5 Letters
Ellsworth, Phoebe C. 6 7  
Ely, Lenard 10 2  
Embeoglou, N. M. 11 5 Letters
Esariya-umpai, Radaporn 14 1 Letters
Eson, Morris E. 1 10 Letters
Eson, Morris E. 6 3  
Eson, Morris E. 7 1  
Eson, Morris E. 7 3  
Eson, Morris E. 7 5  
Eson, Morris E. 10 1  
Faucheux, Claude 1 10 Letters
Freitas, Joseph 11 12  
Gardner, John W. 1 11 Letters
Grauer, Frederick L.A. 9 2  
Grauer, Frederick L.A. 9 5  
Gump, Patricia 1 11 Letters
Guthrie, James W. 12 12 Letters
Gwynn, Kathi 10 2  
Handy, Charles 11 2  
Hannan, Michael 11 12  
Harrell, Tom Willard 1 11 Letters
Heyns, Roger 10 5  
Howell, James Edwin 1 11  
Israsena, Paron 14 1 Letters
Jerrell, Lee 9 3  
Jobs, Steven P. 1 11 Letters
Kennedy, Judy 11 1  
Kirst, Michael W. 12 12 Letters
Koziol, Ken 1 11 Letters
Leavitt, Harold J. 6 4  
Leavitt, Harold J. 6 9  
Leavitt, Harold J. 12 1  
Leavitt, Harold J. 13 6 Letters
Lodato, Frank 10 2  
Lund, Mary 10 7  
Lurvey, Ira 11 12  
Makridakis, Spyros 11 5 Letters
March, James G. 11 6  
Martin, Myron 11 12  
McClelland, Kathy 10 5  
McClelland, Kathy 11 1  
McMillan, Brockway 13 2  
Miller, Arjay R. 12 9 Letters
Mitchell, James 10 1  
Morison, Robert 12 11  
Munoz, Frances 11 12  
Nemeth, Charlan Jeanne 9 7  
Nichols, William F. 10 5  
Nord, Walter R. 14 8  
Okamura, Edwin A. 1 11 Letters
O'Keefe, Brian 1 11 Letters
Olanvoravuth, Ninnat 14 1 Letters
O'Toole, James 11 2  
Patell, James M. 1 11 Letters
Patell, James M. 1 11 Letters
Peters, Thomas J. 6 4  
Peters, Thomas J. 11 6  
Pfeffer, Jeffrey 9 6  
Pfeffer, Jeffrey 10 1  
Pfeffer, Jeffrey 11 12  
Pfeffer, Jeffrey 12 20  
Pfeffer, Jeffrey 13 7 Letters
Pond, Pete 12 9 Letters
Pond, Samuel A. 13 6 Letters
Porras, Jerry I. 11 12  
Porterfield, James T.S. 1 11 Letters
Raisian, John 10 1  
Robinson, Norm 10 2  
Saetren, Harald 11 6  
Salancik, Gerald R. 6 5  
Salancik, Gerald R. 6 6  
Salancik, Gerald R. 11 7  
Salancik, Gerald R. 12 20  
Schauer, Richard 11 12  
Scott, Sandy 10 2  
Shapiro, Debra L. 10 1  
Sherman, Daniel J. 1 12 Letters
Shuel, Ted B. 10 7 Letters
Simon, Robert W. 13 6 Letters
Smith, Hedrick 13 2  
Sobrovin, Alexei 1 1 Letters
Somerville, Bill 10 5  
Somerville, Bill 12 2 Letters
Sommer, Robert 1 12  
Spero, Robert 10 7  
Srisupandit, Somburana 14 1  
Troxell, John 1 12 Letters
Van Til, Jon 6 3  
Van Til, Jon 12 3 Letters
Ward, Michael P. 10 1  
Watzke, Gerard E. 6 8  
Weick, Karl E. 6 6  
Weiner, Stephen S. 9 3  
Weingast, Barry R. 1 13 Letters
Welch, Finis 10 1  
Wilson, Liz 1 13 Letters
Wright, Peter 11 1  

Collection Contents

 

Papers

Box 1, Folder 1

Sobrovin, Alexei - correspondence and papers 1978

Box 1, Folder 2

Correspondence (from Webb) 1986-1988

Box 1, Folder 3

Correspondence (from Webb) 1989

Box 1, Folder 4

Correspondence (from Webb) 1989

Box 1, Folder 5

Correspondence (from Webb) 1989

Box 1, Folder 6

Correspondence (from Webb) 1989

Box 1, Folder 7

Correspondence (from Webb) 1990-1992

Box 1, Folder 8

Correspondence (from Webb) 1992-1994

Box 1, Folder 9

Correspondence (from Webb) no date

Box 1, Folder 10

Correspondence A-F (to Webb) 1986-1993

Box 1, Folder 11

Correspondence G-P (to Webb) 1987-1992

Box 1, Folder 12

Correspondence Q-T (to Webb) 1989

Box 1, Folder 13

Correspondence T-Z (to Webb) 1989

Box 1, Folder 14

Correspondence (to Webb) incomplete or unclear 1986

Box 1, Folder 15

Business 270: History !Evolution in Business 1974-1978

Box 1, Folder 16

Business 378: Course Materials 1983

Box 1, Folder 17

Business 470 Materials #1 (from Binder) 1980

Box 1, Folder 18

Business 470 Materials #2 (from binder)

Box 1, Folder 19

Business 470 Materials #3 (from binder)

Box 1, Folder 20

Business 470 materials #4 (from binder)

Box 1, Folder 21

Business 470 materials #5 (from binder) 1980

Box 1, Folder 22

Business 470 Materials #6 (from binder)

Box 1, Folder 23

Business 470 Materials #7 (from binder)

Box 2, Folder 1

Business 470 Materials #8 (from binder)

Box 2, Folder 2

Business 470 Materials #9 (from binder)

Box 2, Folder 3

Business 470 Materials #11 (from binder)

Box 2, Folder 4

Business 470 Materials #11 (from binder)

Box 2, Folder 5

Business 470 Materials #12 (from binder)

Box 2, Folder 6

Business 470 Materials #13 (from binder)

Box 2, Folder 7

Business 474: Topics in Philanthropy 1991

Box 2, Folder 8

Business 474: Topics in Philanthropy 1992

Box 2, Folder 9

Business 474/3: 1993

Box 2, Folder 10

Business 474: Philanthropy 1989

Box 2, Folder 11

Business 477 Binder #1 (#1 materials) 1994

Box 2, Folder 12

Business 477 Binder #1 (#2 materials) 1994

Box 2, Folder 13

Business 477 Binder #1 (#3 materials) 1994

Box 2, Folder 14

Business 477 Binder #1 (#4 materials) 1994

Box 2, Folder 15

Business 477 Binder #1 (#5 materials) 1994

Box 2, Folder 16

Business 477 Binder #1 (#5 materials)

Box 2, Folder 17

Business 477 Binder #1 (#5 materials) 1994

Box 2, Folder 18

Business 477 Binder #2 (#1 materials) 1994

Box 2, Folder 19

Business 477 Binder #2 (#2 materials) 1994

Box 2, Folder 20

Business 477 Binder #2 (#3 materials) 1994

Box 3, Folder 1

Business 477 Binder #2 (#4 materials) 1994

Box 3, Folder 2

Business 477 Binder #2 (#5 materials)

Box 3, Folder 3

Business 477 Binder #2 (#6 materials)

Box 3, Folder 4

Business 477 Binder #2 (#7 materials) 1994

Box 3, Folder 5

Business 477 Binder #2 (#8 materials) 1994

Box 3, Folder 6

Business 477 Binder #2 (#9 materials) 1994

Box 3, Folder 7

Business 477 Binder #2 (#10 materials) 1994

Box 3, Folder 8

Business 570/ Case Studies 1986

Box 3, Folder 9

Business 601: References (Altruism)(Thwarting Predators)

Box 3, Folder 10

Student Paper - fragments

Box 3, Folder 11

Course Materials - Miscellaneous 1988-1992

Box 3, Folder 12

Overhead Slides

Box 4, Folder 1

Board of Directors Program, Binder #1 1985

Box 4, Folder 2

Board of Directors Program, Binder #2 1986

Box 4, Folder 3

Board of Directors Program 1988

Box 5, Folder 1

Apple Computer Company 1983 - 1986

Box 5, Folder 2

Girl Scouts 1990

Box 5, Folder 3

Netsuki Case Study

Box 5, Folder 4

O'Melveny and MyerslNFL Case 1982

Box 5, Folder 5

Time Wamer Case 1986 -1992

Box 5, Folder 6

Time Warner Case #2 1986 -1992

Box 5, Folder 7

The Walsh System 1991

Box 5, Folder 8

Case Studies 1972 -1989

Box 5, Folder 9

Case Studies - Miscellaneous 1992

Box 6, Folder 1

Papers by Webb: Advertising 1962

Box 6, Folder 2

Papers by Webb: Allocation (late 1960s?)

Box 6, Folder 3

Papers by Webb: Altruism 1983, 1988, 1991, 1992

Box 6, Folder 4

Papers by Webb: Implementing 1983, 1977

Box 6, Folder 5

Papers by Webb: Media 1961, 1966

Box 6, Folder 6

Papers by Webb: Methodology 1969-1979

Box 6, Folder 7

Papers by Webb: Nature and Knowing 1966-1988

Box 6, Folder 8

Papers By Webb: Predicting 1968-1971

Box 6, Folder 9

Papers by Webb: Social Science 1972

Box 6, Folder 10

Notebooks 1987-1992

Box 6, Folder 11

Memos / Miscellaneous notes 1963-1994

Box 6, Folder 12

Articles with Annotations 1975-1994

Box 7, Folder 1

Altruism Paper 1991

Box 7, Folder 2

Altruisrn/PhilanthropylBiological vs. Social Evolution 1975

Box 7, Folder 3

Altruisrn/Philanthropy Topics 1992

Box 7, Folder 4

Altruisrn/Philanthropy (Miscellaneous) 1984-1989

Box 7, Folder 5

Altruism and Philanthropy-Research Paper 1104 1991

Box 7, Folder 6

Altruism-Research Paper 1104-Role of Religion ... 1990

Box 8, Folder 1

Altruism notes/miscellaneous 1988-1991

Box 8, Folder 2

Bryan Borys Proposal 1988

Box 8, Folder 3

Business History

Box 8, Folder 4

Charitable Giving . . .

Box 8, Folder 5

Charitable Giving (overhead projector slides)

Box 8, Folder 6

Community Foundations (of Santa Clara County) 1990

Box 8, Folder 7

Compendium of Resources ... Philanthropy (from binder) 1989

Box 8, Folder 8

Notes from binder of "Compendium of Resources" 1990-1991

Box 8, Folder 9

Confederacies Study 1970

Box 8, Folder 10

Conflict: Fight-Flight

Box 8, Folder 11

Cooperation/ Partnerships in Giving 1991

Box 8, Folder 12

Corporate Culture (Changing) 1988

Box 8, Folder 13

Corporate Philanthropy 1990-1991

Box 9, Folder 1

Deadlines Project (from binder (#1)) 1973

Box 9, Folder 2

Deadlines Project (from binder (#2)) 1973

Box 9, Folder 3

Deadlines Project (from binder (#3)) 1973

Box 9, Folder 4

Deadlines Project (from binder (#4)) 1973

Box 9, Folder 5

Deadlines Study 1973

Box 9, Folder 6

Demography 1983-1985

Box 9, Folder 7

Dissent Group Process ... (13 days) 1984

Box 9, Folder 8

Dupont Seminar 8/88 August, 1988

Box 10, Folder 1

Equity (theory; between people) 1984, 1985

Box 10, Folder 2

The Experience Corps 1991-1995

Box 10, Folder 3

F.I.T.-Families in Transition 1988

Box 10, Folder 4

F.I.T.-Families in Transition 1988-1989

Box 10, Folder 5

Families in Transition- Fundraising Letters 1988-1989

Box 10, Folder 6

Families in Transition (3/9/89) 1989

Box 10, Folder 7

Families in Transition: Direct Mail 1987-1988

Box 11, Folder 1

Families in Transition (notes) 1989

Box 11, Folder 2

Federalism 1992

Box 11, Folder 3

Fund Raising Tactics Project 1989

Box 11, Folder 4

Fund Raising Tactics 1989

Box 11, Folder 5

Greece 1991 (Athens Laboratory of Business Administration) 1991, 1994

Box 11, Folder 6

Implementation as Metaphor (paper) 1982

Box 11, Folder 7

Indirect Methods in Attitude Research

Box 11, Folder 8

INSEAD 1993

Box 11, Folder 9

John Gardner Fellowships 1988-1994

Box 11, Folder 10

Las Vegas 94 1994

Box 11, Folder 11

Law and Society Review 1974

Box 11, Folder 12

Law: Weighted Caseload System 1982, 1990

Box 12, Folder 1

Limits of Rationality 1973

Box 12, Folder 2

Motivating Donors 1991

Box 12, Folder 3

Non Profit Journal 1989

Box 12, Folder 4

O.B. ACE (group assessment)

Box 12, Folder 5

Obedience

Box 12, Folder 6

Official Business 1988

Box 12, Folder 7

Offshoot (Market Penetration by Outside Industry) 1969-1970

Box 12, Folder 8

O.O.F. (Organizations of the Future) 1970

Box 12, Folder 9

Oral History File 1979

Box 12, Folder 10

Organization Intelligence 1969

Box 12, Folder 11

Organization Life and Death 1970

Box 12, Folder 12

PACE: Policy Analysis for California Education 1985-1986

Box 12, Folder 13

Palm Drive 1994

Box 12, Folder 14

Parallels between Philanthropy and Finance Theory 1991

Box 12, Folder 15

Philanthropy Binder (#1) 1991

Box 12, Folder 16

Philanthropy Binder (#2) 1991

Box 12, Folder 17

Philanthropy Binder (#3) 1988

Box 12, Folder 18

Philanthropy Binder (#4) 1979

Box 12, Folder 19

Philanthropy Binder (#5)

Box 12, Folder 20

Power and Politics in Organizations 1990

Box 12, Folder 21

Power Table (Control, Power, and Influence) 1990

Box 12, Folder 22

Protest Absorption 1968

Box 12, Folder 23

Reagan-Bush Commercials 1984

Box 12, Folder 24

Reducing Effort in Giving 1991

Box 12, Folder 25

Regret Matrix (Formal Model) 1994

Box 13, Folder 1

SCC (Senior Coordinating Council-Palo Alto) 1984, 1985, 1990

Box 13, Folder 2

Starwars Defense Initiative

Box 13, Folder 3

Self Esteem

Box 13, Folder 4

Stability Change

Box 13, Folder 5

Standards for Charities/Watchdogs 1991

Box 13, Folder 6

Steady State Group (study) 1973, 1975

Box 13, Folder 7

Stockholm Connection 1985

Box 14, Folder 1

Thailand Management 1982-1990

Box 14, Folder 2

Thorson Memorial Fellowship

Box 14, Folder 3

Timing Study 1971

Box 14, Folder 4

Tom Peters Group-Europe June, 1986

Box 14, Folder 5

Urban Management: Periodicityrriming 1971

Box 14, Folder 6

Volunteers 1990

Box 14, Folder 7

Volunteering 1991, 1992

Box 14, Folder 8

Work Values 1978

Box 15, Folder 1

Sources: Artic1es/Papers (alphabetical by author)

Box 15, Folder 2

Sources: Newspaper Clippings

Box 15, Folder 3

Sources: Giving USA Update 1990-1993

Box 15, Folder 4

Sources: Circulars/Pamplets