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Sameer Srivastava

Sameer Srivastava

Assistant Professor
Haas Management of Organizations Group
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AB, Economics, magna cum laude, Harvard College

MBA, Harvard Business School

AM, Sociology,  Harvard University

PhD, Organizational Behavior/Sociology, Harvard University

Positions Held

At Haas since July 2012

2012 - present, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business 

1993 - 1997; 1999-2007, Partner, Monitor Group, a global management consultancy 

Current Research and Interests

  • Organizational Sociology
  • Organizational Theory
  • Network Analysis
  • Culture and Cognition
  • Economic Sociology
  • Research Design and Methods

Selected Papers and Publications

  • Srivastava, Sameer B. Forthcoming. “Intraorganizational Network Dynamics in Times of Ambiguity.” Organization Science.
  • Liu, Christopher C., Sameer B. Srivastava, and Toby E. Stuart. Forthcoming. “An Intra-Organizational Ecology of Individual Attainment.” Organization Science.
  • Srivastava, Sameer B. Forthcoming. “Threat, Opportunity, and Network Interaction in Organizations.” Social Psychology Quarterly.
  • Srivastava, Sameer B. and Eliot Sherman. 2015. “Agents of Change or Cogs in the Machine? Reexamining the Influence of Female Managers on the Gender Wage Gap.” American Journal of Sociology 120: 1778-1808.
  • Srivastava, Sameer B. 2015. “Network Intervention: A Field Experiment to Assess the Effects of Formal Mentoring on Workplace Networks.” Social Forces doi: 10.1093/sf/sov041
  • Liu, Christopher C. and Sameer B. Srivastava. 2015. “Pulling Closer and Moving Apart: Interaction, Identity, and Influence in the U.S. Senate, 1973-2009.” American Sociological Review 80: 192-217.
  • Gulati, Ranjay and Sameer B. Srivastava. 2014. “Bringing Agency Back into Network Research: Constrained Agency and Network Action.” Pp. 73-93 in Research in the Sociology of Organizations, vol. 40, edited by D. J. Brass, G. Labianca, A. Mehra, D. S. Halgin, and S. P. Borgatti: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
  • Srivastava, Sameer B. and Mahzarin R. Banaji. 2011. “Culture, Cognition, and Collaborative Networks in Organizations.” American Sociological Review 76: 207-233.
  • Marsden, Peter V. and Sameer B. Srivastava. 2012. “Trends in Informal Social Participation, 1974-2008.” Pp. 240-266 in Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey Since 1972, edited by P. V. Marsden. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
  • Liu, Christopher C. and Sameer B. Srivastava. “Stamps of Power and Conflict: Imprinting and Influence in the U.S. Senate, 1973-2005.”
  • Goldberg, Amir, Sameer B. Srivastava, V. Govind Manian, William Monroe, and Christopher Potts. “Fitting In or Standing Out? The Tradeoffs of Structural and Cultural Embeddedness.”
  • ten Brinke, Leanne, Christopher C. Liu, Dacher Keltner, and Sameer B. Srivastava. “Virtues, Vices, and Political Influence in the U.S. Senate.”


  • Power and Politics, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley
  • Women’s Executive Leadership Program, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley
  • Strategy in Competitive Markets, Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley

Honors and Awards

  • Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellowship (Recognition for faculty members “with a record of accomplishment and a very bright future”), Haas School of Business, 2015
  • Schwabacher Fellowship (Highest honor for Assistant Professors), Haas School of Business,
  • “Club 6” (Recognition for teaching excellence), Haas School of Business, 2012-present.
  • Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation Research Award, 2012
  • State Farm Companies Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2011
  • Selected to Academy of Management OMT/MOC Doctoral Symposium, 2011
  • Best Paper Award in Organizational Behavior, Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference, London Business School, 2011.
  • Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard’s Derek Bok Center, 1998, 2010.
  • Finalist, Aage B. Sorensen Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Research Paper, Department of Sociology, Harvard University, 2009.
  • Distinction, Ph.D. Qualifying Paper, Harvard Sociology, 2008.
  • John Harvard Scholarship, Academic Achievement of Highest Distinction, 1990-93.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1993.
  • IBM Thomas J. Watson Scholarship, 1989.

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