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ICOS Seminar, Winter 2022 - Speaker List with Bios

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ICOS Seminar, Winter 2022



January 14

Lori Yue, Columbia Business School

January 21

Kathleen Sutcliffe, John Hopkins University

January 28

Kentaro Toyama, University of Michigan

February 4

Brian Uzzi, Northwestern University

February 11

Brian Hare, Duke University

February 18

Priti Pradhan Shah, University of Minnesota

March 11

Caitlin Zaloom, New York University

March 18

Daniel DellaPosta, Pennsylvania State University

March 25

Sarah Soule, Stanford University

April 1

Emilio Castilla, MIT

April 8

Walter Powell, Stanford University

April 15

Likert Poster Session


Speaker Bios


January 14: Lori Yue, Columbia Business School

Lori Yue is Associate Professor at the Management Division in Columbia Business School. Her research examines the collective action strategies of businesses. In one line of research, she examines how businesses mobilize among themselves to organize collective action. In a second line of research, she examines the strategies that businesses adopt to deal with collective actions organized by social movement activists in the market. Her recent research studies (1) how digital platforms and other nascent industries that develop from technological innovations adopt political strategies to shape regulation, (2) how political polarization creates both risks and opportunities for corporations, and (3) how multinational corporations respond to the rise of nationalism in the global context. She has published in Administrative Science Quarterly, American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, and Organization Science.Her recent research awards include the Responsible Research in Business & Management (RRBM) Award in 2020 and the Rigor in Research Award by the Strategic Management Society in 2020. Her dissertation was a finalist in the 2009 INFORMS Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition. She is currently an Associate Editor of Management Science and previously served as a consulting editor for the American Journal of Sociology and the Research Committee Chair of the Organizational Management and Theory Division of the Academy of Management.

Recent publications:

Yue, L. Q., Wang, K. J., & Yang, B. (2019). Contesting commercialization: Political influence, responsive authoritarianism, and cultural resistance. Administrative Science Quarterly, 64(2), 435–465.

Greve, H. R., & Yue, L. Q. (2017). Hereafter: How crises shape communities through learning and institutional legacies. Organization Science, 28(6), 965–1167.

Yue, L. Q. (2016). The great and the small: The impact of collective action on the evolution of board interlocks after the panic of 1907. American Sociological Review, 81(2), 374–395.

Yue, L. Q. (2015). Community constraints on the efficacy of elite mobilization: The issuance of currency substitutes during the Panic of 1907. American Journal of Sociology, 120(6), 1690–1735.

Yue, L. Q., Rao, H., & Ingram, P. (2013). Information spillovers from protests against corporations: A tale of Walmart and Target. Administrative Science Quarterly, 58(4), 669–701.

Yue, L. Q., Luo, J., & Ingram, P. (2013). The failure of private regulation: Elite control and market crises in the Manhattan banking industry. Administrative Science Quarterly, 58(1), 37–68.


January 21: Kathleen Sutcliffe, John Hopkins University

Kathleen Sutcliffe is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor with appointments in the Carey Business School, the School of Medicine (Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine), the School of Nursing, the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. Her research program has been devoted to investigating how organizations and their members cope with uncertainty and how organizations can be designed to be more reliable and resilient. She has investigated organizational safety, high reliability, and resilience practices in oil and gas exploration and production, chemical processing, steel production, wildland firefighting, and in healthcare. Her research has appeared widely in management and healthcare journals and she has co-authored seven books. She has presented her work across the world. She serves on the editorial boards of several journals and has served as a proposal reviewer for the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. She has consulted with the leadership teams of numerous companies including Goldman Sachs, Georgia Pacific, Marathon Oil, and ThyssenKrupp. She was elected to the Fellows of the Academy of Management in 2018, and she received the MOC Distinguished Scholar Award from the Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division of the Academy of Management in 2015.

Recent publications:

Wears, R., & Sutcliffe, K. (2019). Still not safe: Patient safety and the middle-managing of American medicine. Oxford University Press.

Myers, C. G., Sutcliffe, K. M., & Ferrari, B. T. (2019). Treating the “not-invented-here syndrome” in medical leadership: learning from the insights of outside disciplines. Academic Medicine, 94(10), 1416–1418.

Myers, C. G., & Sutcliffe, K. (2018, August 30). How discrimination against female doctors hurts patients. Harvard Business Review.

Williams, T. A., Gruber, D. A., Sutcliffe, K. M., Shepherd, D. A., & Zhao, E. Y. (2017). Organizational response to adversity: Fusing crisis management and resilience research streams. Academy of Management Annals, 11(2), 733–769.

Weick, K., & Sutcliffe, K. (2015). Managing the unexpected: Sustainable performance in a complex world (3rd ed.). Jossey-Bass.


January 28: Kentaro Toyama, University of Michigan

Kentaro Toyama is W.K. Kellogg Professor of Community Information at the University of Michigan School of Information and a fellow of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT. He is the author of Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology.

Previously, he was a researcher at UC Berkeley and Assistant Managing Director of Microsoft Research India, which he co-founded in 2005. At MSR India, he started the Technology for Emerging Markets research group, which conducts interdisciplinary research to understand how the world's poorer communities interact with electronic technology and to invent new ways for technology to support their socio-economic development. The award-winning group is known for projects such as MultiPoint, Text-Free User Interfaces, and Digital Green. Kentaro co-founded the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) to provide a global platform for rigorous academic research in this field. He is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Information Technologies and International Development.

Prior to his time in India, Kentaro did computer vision and multimedia research at Microsoft Research in Redmond, WA, and Cambridge, UK, and taught mathematics at Ashesi University in Accra, Ghana.

Recent publications:

Toyama, K. (2019, August 19). Bring on the technology bans! The Conversation.

Toyama, K. (2019, June 24). Why we fear face recognition technology. Psychology Today.

Toyama, K. (2019, February 21). A secret to digital–and non-digital–parenting, Psychology Today.

Toyama, K. (2015). Geek heresy: Rescuing social change from the cult of technology. PublicAffairs.

Toyama, K. (2010). Human–computer interaction and global development. Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction, 4(1), 1–79.

Burrell, J., & Toyama, K. (2009). What constitutes good ICTD research? Information Technologies & International Development, 5(3), 82–94.


February 4: Brian Uzzi, Northwestern University

Brian Uzzi is the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He also co-directs the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), and holds professorships in Sociology and the McCormick School of Engineering. He has been on or visited the faculties of INSEAD, Chicago, Harvard, and Berkeley. His work has received 15 teaching prizes and 13 scientific research prizes worldwide in the social, physical, and computer sciences.

His research uses social network science and computational methods to explain outstanding human achievement. Media outlets featuring his research include the WSJ, Newsweek, The Economist, The New Yorker, Fortune, other media outlets and TV, and scientific journals in management, physics, ecology, sociology, medicine, economics, psychology, and computer science have covered or published his research. Grants for his research have come from the U.S. government and private agencies.

Recent publications:

Cheng, F., Ma, Y., Uzzi, B., & Loscalzo, J. (2020). Importance of scientific collaboration in contemporary drug discovery and development: a detailed network analysis. BMC Biology, 18, Article 138.

Ma, Y., Mukherjee, S., & Uzzi, B. (2020). Mentorship and protégé success in STEM fields. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(25), 14077–14083.

Yang, Y., Youyou, W., & Uzzi, B. (2020). Estimating the deep replicability of scientific findings using human and artificial intelligence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(20), 10762–10768.

Majeti, D., Akleman, E., Ahmed, M. E., Petersen, A. M., Uzzi, B., & Pavlidis, I. (2020). Scholar Plot: Design and Evaluation of an Information Interface for Faculty Research Performance. Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, 4, Article 6.

Yang, Y., Pah, A. R., & Uzzi, B. (2019). Quantifying the future lethality of terror organizations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(43), 21463–21468.


February 11: Brian Hare, Duke University

Brian Hare is a core member of the Center of Cognitive Neuroscience, a Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology, and Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 2004, and in 2005, following his work at the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig was awarded the Sofia Kovalevskaja Award, Germany’s most prestigious award for a scientist under 40. In 2007, Smithsonian Magazine named Brian one of the top 35 scientists under 36. He has published over 100 scientific papers and his research has received consistent national and international attention. In 2019, Brian and his research were featured in Steven Speilberg’s documentary series Why We Hate. Brian’s latest book is Survival of the Friendliest: Understanding our Origins and Rediscovering our Common Humanity, which theorizes how and why humans evolved a deep impulse to help total strangers but also sometimes act with unspeakable cruelty. Cass Sunstein described the book as “brilliant, eye-opening, and absolutely inspiring.” Hare’s first book with co-author Vanessa Woods, The Genius of Dogs is a New York Times Bestseller.

Recent publications:

Hare, B., & Woods, V. (2021). Survival of the Friendliest: Understanding our Origins and Rediscovering our Common Humanity. New York: Random House.

Pontzer, H., Brown, M. H., Wood, B. M., Raichlen, D. A., Mabulla, A. Z., Harris, J. A., ... & Ross, S. R. (2021). Evolution of water conservation in humans. Current Biology, 31(8), 1804–1810.

Hare, B., & Ferrans, M. (2021). Is cognition the secret to working dog success? Animal Cognition, 24(2), 231–237.

Bray, E. E., Gruen, M. E., Gnanadesikan, G. E., Horschler, D. J., Levy, K. M., Kennedy, B. S., ... & MacLean, E. L. (2021). Dog cognitive development: A longitudinal study across the first 2 years of life. Animal Cognition, 24(2), 311–328.

B Bowie, A., Walker, K., Bunnell, G., Morel, D., Minesi, F., Belais, R., & Hare, B. (2021). Assessing conservation attitudes and behaviors of Congolese children neighboring the world's first bonobo (Pan paniscus) release site. American Journal of Primatology, 83(1), Article e23217.

Gnanadesikan, G. E., Hare, B., Snyder-Mackler, N., Call, J., Kaminski, J., Miklósi, Á., & MacLean, E. L. (2020). Breed differences in dog cognition associated with brain-expressed genes and neurological functions. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 60(4), 976–990.


February 18: Priti Pradhan Shah, University of Minnesota

Priti Pradhan Shah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Her primary research areas are Social Networks, Teams and Decision-Making. Her research is published leading journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes among others. Her areas of teaching expertise include Negotiations, Organizational Behavior, Teams and Social Networks. In addition to the Carlson School, she has taught at MIT and Yale. She also held a Visiting Scientist position at the Mayo Clinic during her sabbatical. Professor Shah has undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology from the University of Rochester. She holds a Masters and PhD in Organizational Behavior from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.


Recent publications:

Zhou, L., Park, J., Kammeyer-Mueller, J. D., Shah, P. P., & Campbell, E. M. (2021). Rookies connected: Interpersonal relationships among newcomers, newcomer adjustment processes, and socialization outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychology. Advance online publication.

Shah, P. P., Peterson, R. S., Jones, S. L., & Ferguson, A.J. (2021). Things are not always what they seem: The origins and evolution of intragroup conflict. Administrative Science Quarterly, 66(2), 426–474.

Maloney, M. M., Shah, P. P., Zellmer-Bruhn, M., & Jones, S. L. (2019). The lasting benefits of teams: Tie vitality after teams disband. Organization Science, 30(2), 235–445.

Jones, S. L., & Shah, P. P. (2016). Diagnosing the locus of trust: A temporal perspective for trustor, trustee, and dyadic influences on perceived trustworthiness. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(3), 392–414.

Shah, P. P., Bechara, J. P., Kolars, J., Drefahl, M., LaRusso, N., Wood, D., & Spurrier, B. (2014). Temporal elements in career selection decisions: An archival study investigating career decisions in medicine. Organization Science, 25(1), 245–261.

Wholey, D. R., Zhu, X., Knoke, D., Shah, P., Zellmer-Bruhn, M., & Witheridge, T. F. (2012). The teamwork in assertive community treatment (TACT) scale: Development and validation. Psychiatric Services, 63(11), 1108–1117.

Ferrin, D. L., Dirks, K. T., & Shah, P. P. (2006). Direct and indirect effects of third-party relationships on interpersonal trust. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91(4), 870–883.

Shah, P. P., Dirks, K. T., & Chervany, N. (2006). The multiple pathways of high performing groups: The interaction of social networks and group processes. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 27(3), 299–317.


March 11: Caitlin Zaloom, New York University

Caitlin Zaloom is a cultural anthropologist and an Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Director of Metropolitan Studies at New York University. She studies the cultural dimensions of finance, technology, and economic life. Her latest book, Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost, explores how the financial pressures of paying for college affect middle-class families. Caitlin is also author of Out of the Pits: Traders and Technology from Chicago to London, editor in Chief of Public Books, and co-editor of the recent volumes Think in Public and Antidemocracy in America. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and her work has been featured in outlets including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, NPR, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Times Higher Education. She received her Ph.D. in 2002 in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley and her B.A. in 1995 in Middle Eastern Studies and Modern Culture and Media from Brown University.

Recent publications:

Zaloom, C. (2019). Indebted: How families make college work at any cost. Princeton University Press.

Zaloom, C. (2018). A right to the future: Student debt and the politics of crisis. Cultural Anthropology, 33(4), 558–569.

Zaloom, C. (2018). How will we pay? Projective fictions and regimes of foresight in US college finance. HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, 8(1–2), 239–251.

Zaloom, C. (2016).The evangelical finance ethic. American Ethnologist, 43(2), 325–338.


March 18: Daniel DellaPosta, Pennsylvania State University

Daniel DellaPosta is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Data Analytics at the Department of Sociology and Criminology, Penn State University. He studies network dynamics in political, economic, and organizational contexts. Most broadly, his research focuses on how interdependent actors collectively shape social structure. Daniel is especially interested in how networks shape—and are shaped by—social expectations, norms, and attitudes. He works with data from historical sources, surveys, and the web using a combination of network analysis, statistical modeling, and computational methods. While addressing diverse empirical and theoretical puzzles, his research features a core focus on the mechanisms giving rise to intergroup cooperation and conflict, political and attitudinal alignments, and economic organization. In 2021 he received the Clifford Geertz Prize for Best Article from the ASA Culture Section and the Roy C. Buck Award for best published article in the social sciences by an untenured faculty member from the Penn State University.

Recent publications:

Andris, C., DellaPosta, D., Freelin, B. N., Zhu, X., Hinger, B., & Chen, H. (2021). To racketeer among neighbors: Spatial features of criminal collaboration in the American Mafia. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. Advance online publication.

DellaPosta, D. (2020). Pluralistic collapse: The “oil spill” model of mass opinion polarization. American Sociological Review, 85(3), 507–536.

Felmlee, D., DellaPosta, D., Rodis, P. D. C. I., & Matthews, S. A. (2020). Can social media anti-abuse policies work? A quasi-experimental study of online sexist and racist slurs. Socius, 6.

DellaPosta, D., & Nee, V. (2020). Emergence of diverse and specialized knowledge in a metropolitan tech cluster. Social Science Research, 86, Article 102377.

Nee, V., Liu, L., & DellaPosta, D. (2017). The Entrepreneur's network and firm performance. Sociological Science, 4, 552–579.


March 25: Sarah Soule, Stanford University

Sarah Soule is the Morgridge Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Her major areas of interest are organizational theory, social movements, and political sociology. Her research examines state and organizational-level policy change and diffusion, and the role social movements have in these processes. She has published papers on how protest impacts firm decisions, how advocacy organizations learn new strategies and tactics from those with which they collaborate, and on the process of emergence and diffusion of new protest tactics. She has written two books, the first with Cambridge University Press, entitled Contention and Corporate Social Responsibility, and the second with Norton, called A Primer on Social Movements. She is a member of the founding team of Sociological Science, and serves on the editorial boards of Stanford University Press and Cambridge University Press. Her recent research has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, Annual Review of Sociology, American Sociological Review, and the Administrative Science Quarterly. She has served on a number of boards of nonprofit organizations, is currently a member of the board of advisors to the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, the advisory board of the Danish Innovation Centre, and the international advisory board to the president of the Stockholm School of Economics.

Recent publications:

Björklund, T., Maula, H., Soule, S. A., & Maula, J. (2020). Integrating design into organizations: The coevolution of design capabilities. California Management Review, 62(2), 100–124.

Wang, D. J., Rao, H., & Soule, S. A. (2019). Crossing categorical boundaries: A Study of diversification by social movement organizations. American Sociological Review, 84(3), 420–458.

Tak, E., Correll, S. J., & Soule, S. A. (2019). Gender inequality in product markets: When and how status beliefs transfer to products. Social Forces, 98(2), 548–577.

Ganz, S. C., & Soule, S. A. (2019). Greening the congressional record: Environmental social movements and expertise-based access to the policy process. Environmental Politics, 28(4), 685–706.

Ferguson, J. P., Dudley, T., & Soule, S. A. (2018). Osmotic mobilization and union support during the Long Protest Wave, 1960–1995. Administrative Science Quarterly, 63(2), 441–477.

Munoz, J., Olzak, S., & Soule, S. A. (2018). Going green: Environment protest, policy and CO2 emissions, in U.S. States, 1990–2007. Sociological Forum, 33(2), 403–421.


April 1: Emilio Castilla, MIT

Emilio J. Castilla is the NTU Professor of Management and a Professor of Work and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Emilio is currently the head of the Work and Organization Studies Group. He joined the MIT Sloan faculty in 2005, after being a faculty member in the Management Department of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Institute for Work and Employment Research at MIT, as well as a Research Fellow at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center, and at the Center for Human Resources at the Wharton School.

His research primarily focuses on the sociological aspects of work and employment. Emilio is particularly interested in studying how social and organizational processes influence key organizational and employment processes and outcomes over time. He tackles his research questions by examining different empirical settings with longitudinal datasets, both at the individual and company levels. His focus is on the recruitment, hiring, development, and job mobility of employees within and across organizations and locations, as well as on the impact of teamwork and social relations on performance and innovation. His work has been published in top academic journals and edited volumes, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, American Journal of Sociology, and American Sociological Review. He has also written a book on the use of longitudinal methods in social science research (Elsevier/Academic Press).

Emilio has taught in various degree programs at MIT Sloan, the Wharton School, and a number of other international universities. His teaching interests include Strategic Human Resource Management, Strategies for People Analytics, Leading Effective Organizations, Talent Management, Career Management, and Organizational Behavior. In addition to teaching full-time MBA and executive courses, he has taught several PhD-level courses.

Recent publications:

Castilla, E. J., & Ranganathan, A. (2020). The production of merit: How managers understand and apply merit in the workplace. Organization Science, 31(4), 909–935.

Castilla, E. J., & Rissing, B. A. (2019). Best in class? The returns on endorsement in business school admissions. Administrative Science Quarterly, 64(1), 230–270.

Castilla, E. J. (2017). Meritocracy. In F. M. Moghaddam (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of political behavior (pp. 479–482). SAGE Publications.

Tolbert, P. S., & Castilla, E. J. (2017). Introduction to a special issue of inequality in the workplace (“What Works?”). ILR Review, 70(1), 3–15.

Rissing, B. A., & Castilla, E. A. (2016). Testing attestations: U.S. unemployment and immigrant work authorizations. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 69(5), 1081–1113.


April 8: Walter Powell, Stanford University

Walter W. Powell is Professor of Education (and, by courtesy) Sociology, Organizational Behavior, Management Science and Engineering, and Communication, Co-Director of the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, and Director of the Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research at Stanford University. He has been a member of the board of directors of the Social Science Research Council since 2000, and an external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute since 1999. Powell works in the areas of organization theory, economic sociology, and the sociology of science.

His 1990 article, “Neither Market Nor Hierarchy: Network Forms of Organization,” won the 1991 Max Weber prize for best paper in the field of organizations; and “Network Dynamics and Field Evolution: The Growth of Inter-Organizational Collaboration,” with D. White, K. Koput, and J. Owen-Smith (American Journal of Sociology, 2005), received the 2007 Viviana Zelizer prize for best paper in economic sociology. “Technological Change and the Locus of Innovation: Networks of Learning in Biotechnology,” with K. Koput and L. Smith-Doerr (1996), was recognized by Administrative Science Quarterly as its most influential scholarly publication in 2002. His 1983 paper, “The Iron Cage Revisited: Institutional Isomorphism and Collective Rationality in Organizational Fields,” with Paul DiMaggio, is the most cited article in the history of the American Sociological Review.

Powell is the author or editor of: The Culture and Commerce of Book Publishing, with Lewis Coser and Charles Kadushin (Basic Books, 1982); Getting into Print: The Decision-Making Process in Scholarly Publishing (U. of Chicago Press, 1985); The New Institutionalism in Organizational Analysis, with Paul DiMaggio (U. of Chicago Press, 1991); Private Action and the Public Good, with Elisabeth Clemens (Yale U. Press, 1997); and The Nonprofit Sector, with Richard Steinberg (Yale U. Press, 2006). He received his PhD in Sociology from SUNY – Stony Brook in 1978, and previously taught at Yale, MIT, and the University of Arizona. He holds honorary degrees from Uppsala University, Copenhagen Business School, and the Helsinki School of Economics, and is a foreign member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Science.

Recent publications:

Powell, W., & Sandholtz, K. (2019). Amphibious entrepreneurs and the origins of invention. In J. Reuer, S. Matusik, & J. Jones (Eds.), Oxford handbook on entrepreneurship and collaboration (pp. 541–567). Oxford University Press.

Horvath, A., Brandtner, C., & Powell, W. W. (2018). Serve or conserve: Mission, strategy, and multi-level nonprofit change during the Great Recession. Voluntas, 29(5), 976–993.

Powell, W. W. (2017). A sociologist looks at crowds: Innovation or invention? Strategic Organization, 15(2), 289–297.

Powell, W. W., & Snellman, K. (2004). The knowledge economy. Annual Review of Sociology, 30, 199–220.

Owen-Smith, J., & Powell, W. W. (2004). Knowledge networks as channels and conduits: The effects of spillovers in the Boston biotechnology community. Organization Science, 15(1), 5–21.


April 15: Likert Poster Session