Sameer Srivastava

Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
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Sameer Srivastava is an Assistant Professor in the Management of Organizations group at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He holds AB (Economics), AM (Sociology), MBA (Harvard Business School), and PhD (Organizational Behavior) degrees from Harvard University. In a prior life, Sameer was a partner at a global management consultancy, where he served dozens of clients on issues of business and organizational strategy. Sameer’s research examines the dynamics and consequences of social networks inside organizations.

His work tackles three interrelated questions: (1) How does an organization’s social structure – as reflected in workplace networks – influence individual attainment and organizational performance? (2) How do organizational actors take network action – for example, forging new ties or activating latent ties – and what are the consequences of these choices for their career trajectories? (3) How can organizational leaders design interventions that help people build valuable new connections in the workplace? He addresses these questions using a variety of research methods – for example, analyses of archived electronic communications, field experiments, and laboratory studies – and draws on data from a broad range of organizations. At Haas, Sameer teaches an MBA elective course entitled, “Power and Politics in Organizations.” He has also taught economics and statistics at Harvard University, where he twice earned a Certificate of Distinction in Teaching.

Academic Background 

PhD, Organizational Behavior/Sociology, Harvard University

AM, Sociology, Harvard University

MBA, Harvard Business School

AB, Economics, magna cum laude, Harvard College

Publications & Media

Videos 

Sameer Srivastava: Interactional Language

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Papers & Articles 

Working for the Woman

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Female Managers Do Not Reduce the Gender Wage Gap, Study Finds

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Sameer Srivastava Named Schwabacher Fellow

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Fitting In or Standing Out? The Tradeoffs of Structural and Cultural Embeddedness

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Workplace Mentors Benefit Female Employees More Than Men

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Keep Your Enemies Close? Study Finds Greater Proximity to Opponents Leads to More Polarization

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Awards & Honors 
  • Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellowship (Recognition for faculty members “with a record of accomplishment and a very bright future”), Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, 2015
  • “Club 6” (Recognition for teaching excellence), Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, 2012-present.
  • Best Paper Award, Research Paper Competition, 2016 Wharton People Analytics Conference.
  • Best Paper Award, Research Paper Competition, 2015 Wharton People Analytics Conference.
  • Best Paper Award, 2015 Kellogg Computational Social Science Summit.
  • Schwabacher Fellowship (Highest honor for Assistant Professors), Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, 2014.
  • State Farm Companies Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2011.
Academic Background 

PhD, Organizational Behavior/Sociology, Harvard University

AM, Sociology, Harvard University

MBA, Harvard Business School

AB, Economics, magna cum laude, Harvard College

Publications & Media

Videos 

Sameer Srivastava: Interactional Language

WATCH VIDEO
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Papers & Articles 

Working for the Woman

VIEW PAPER

Female Managers Do Not Reduce the Gender Wage Gap, Study Finds

VIEW PAPER

Sameer Srivastava Named Schwabacher Fellow

VIEW PAPER

Fitting In or Standing Out? The Tradeoffs of Structural and Cultural Embeddedness

VIEW PAPER

Workplace Mentors Benefit Female Employees More Than Men

VIEW PAPER

Keep Your Enemies Close? Study Finds Greater Proximity to Opponents Leads to More Polarization

VIEW PAPER
VIEW MORE