Professor of Sociology and Management
Management of Organizations | Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership
Expert on the evolution of organizations and industries, and the impact of organizations on their employees and society at large.
Heather A. Haveman is Professor of Sociology and Business at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her BA in history and her MBA from the University of Toronto, and her PhD in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations from Cal’s Haas School of Management. She has been on the faculty at Duke, Cornell, and Columbia. She returned to Cal in 2006.
She studies how organizations, industries, and employees’ careers evolve, and the impact of organizations on their employees and society. Her work combines insights from sociology and management studies, as well as computational linguistics, economic geography, law, and social history. Her most recent project related to on gender issues in the workplace involves analyzing data from the job-search portal GlassDoor.com to understand how organizational cultures and everyday practices create (or remove) obstacles to gender inequality.
Expertise and Research Interests
- Careers and Job Mobility
- Habinek, Jacob, and Heather A. Haveman. 2019. Professionals and populists: the making of a free market for medicine in the United States, 1787-1860. Socio-Economic Review, 17 (1): 81-108.
- Haveman, Heather A., and Rachel Wetts. 2019b. Contemporary organizational theory: The demographic, relational, and cultural perspectives. Sociology Compass, 13 (3): e12664.
- Haveman, Heather A., and Rachel Wetts. 2019a. Organizational theory: From classical sociology to the 1970s. Sociology Compass, 13 (3): e12627.
- Carlos, W. Chad, Wesley D. Sine, Brandon H. Lee, and Heather A. Haveman. 2018. Gone with the wind: Industry development and the evolution of social movement influence. In Sinziana Dorobantu, Ruth Aguilera, Jiao Luo, and Frances Milliken, eds., Advances in Strategic Management: Sustainability, Stakeholder Governance, and Corporate Social Responsibility, 38: 339-365. (DOI:10.1108/S0742-332220180000038018)
- Haveman, Heather A., Nan Jia, Jing Shi, and Yongxiang Wang. 2017. The dynamics of political embeddedness in China. Administrative Science Quarterly, 62 (1): 67-104.
- BOOK: Haveman, Heather A. 2015. Magazines and the Making of America: Modernization, Community, and Print Culture, 1741-1860. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
- Haveman, Heather A., and Christopher I. Rider. 2014. The spatial scope of competition and the geographic distribution of entrepreneurship: American magazine foundings and the U.S. post office. Sociological Science, 1 (3): 111-127.
- Goldstein, Adam, and Heather A. Haveman. 2013. Pulpit and press: Denominational dynamics and the growth of religious magazines in antebellum America. American Sociological Review, 78 (5): 797-827.
Haveman, Heather A., and Jasmine Sanders. The balancing act: Norms and practices that hinder work-life balance.
Haveman, Heather A., and William Rathje. Is this firm blue, purple, or pink? The gendering of employee discourse.
At Haas since 2006
2006 – Present, Professor, Sociology and Business, UC Berkeley
2021 – Present, Associate Faculty Director, Berkeley Institute for Data Science
1998 – 2007, Professor, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business
1994 – 1999, Associate to Full Professor, Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management
1990 – 1994, Assistant to Associate Professor, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
- Associate Editor, Academy of Management Review
- 2018 Distinguished Visitor, INSEAD (Singapore Campus)
- 2017 Barrington Moore Book Award, American Sociological Association, Comparative and Historical Sociology Section (Magazines and the Making of America)
- 2016 Book Award, American Sociological Association, Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology Section (Magazines and the Making of America)
- 2016 Renowned Guest Researcher, École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales (ESSEC), Cergy-Pontoise, France
- 2008 Invited to participate in 2008 Nobel Symposium on the Foundations of Organization
- 2005 Elected to the Sociological Research Association
- 2001 Best Symposium, Academy of Management, Organization & Management Theory Division
- 1999-2007 Faculty Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University
- 1997-1998 Clifford H. Whitcomb Faculty Fellow, Cornell University
- 1997 Max Weber Award from the Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section of the American Sociological Association (best paper published in the last three years, for Haveman and Cohen, 1994 AJS)
- 1990 Lou Pondy Award, from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management (best paper from a dissertation, later published as Haveman, 1992 ASQ)
- Evaluation of Evidence, Soc 5
- Organizations, Soc 280D
- Research Design , Soc 275
- Sociology of Entrepreneurship, Soc 190