Sameer Srivastava

Associate Professor and Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy and Values
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Sameer B. Srivastava is Associate Professor and Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy and Values at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and is also affiliated with UC Berkeley Sociology. His research unpacks the complex interrelationships among the culture of social groups, the cognition of individuals within these groups, and the connections that people forge within and across groups. Much of his work is set in organizational contexts, where he uses computational methods to examine how culture, cognition, and networks relate to career outcomes. His work has been published in journals such as American Journal of SociologyAmerican Sociological ReviewAdministrative Science QuarterlyManagement Science, and Organization Science. It has been covered in media outlets such as The New York TimesFortuneThe Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Forbes. Sameer teaches a popular MBA elective course, Power and Politics in Organizations, and co-directs the Berkeley-Stanford Computational Culture Lab. In a prior career, Sameer was a partner at a global management consultancy (Monitor Group; now Monitor Deloitte). He holds AB, AM, MBA, and PhD degrees from Harvard University.

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 
  • UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Graduate Student Researcher Award ($15,126), 2016
  • 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.
  • Runner Up, Best Paper Award, Academy of Management OMT Division, 2015.
  • Schwabacher Fellowship (the Highest honor for Assistant Professors), Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, 2014.
  • Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation Research Award ($15,000), 2012
  • State Farm Companies Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2011.
  • Best Paper Award in Organizational Behavior, Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference, London Business School, 2011
  • Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Derek Bok Center, Harvard University, 1998, 2010
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

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

VIEW

Sameer Srivastava Named Schwabacher Fellow

VIEW

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

VIEW

Workplace Mentors Benefit Female Employees More Than Men

VIEW

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

VIEW
VIEW MORE