Professor | Ewald T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy | Co-Director, Computational Culture Lab | Co-Director, Berkeley Culture Center
Management of Organizations
Pioneering the use of computational methods to study culture and cognition
Sameer B. Srivastava is the Ewald T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at Berkeley Haas. He 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 independently and jointly relate to career outcomes. His work has been published in scholarly journals such as American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Management Science, and Organization Science. It has been covered in media outlets, including The New York Times, The Economist, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Forbes. He teaches a popular MBA elective course, Power and Politics in Organizations, and co-directs the Berkeley-Stanford Computational Culture Lab.
Srivastava has also served as a partner at the global management consultancy Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte). He holds AB, AM, MBA, and PhD degrees from Harvard University.
Expertise and Research Interests
- Culture and Cognition
- Organizational Sociology
- Organizational Theory
- Network Analysis
- Economic Sociology
- Research Design and Methods
- Katharina Lix, Amir Goldberg, Sameer B. Srivastava, and Melissa A. Valentine. Aligning Differences: Discursive Diversity and Team Performance. Management Science.
- Mathijs de Vaan, Saqib Mumtaz, Abhishek Nagaraj, and Sameer B. Srivastava. Social Learning in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Community Establishments’ Closure Decisions Follow Those of Nearby Chain Establishments. Management Science.
- Matthew Corritore, Amir Goldberg, and Sameer B. Srivastava. Duality in Diversity: How Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Cultural Heterogeneity Relate to Firm Performance. Administrative Science Quarterly.
- Sameer B. Srivastava, Amir Goldberg, V Govind Manian, and Christopher Potts. Enculturation Trajectories: Language, Cultural Adaptation, and Individual Outcomes in Organizations. Management Science.
- Gabriel Doyle, Amir Goldberg, Sameer B. Srivastava, and Michael C. Frank. Alignment at Work: Using Language to Distinguish the Internalization and Self-Regulation Components of Cultural Fit in Organizations. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics.
- Amir Goldberg, Sameer B. Srivastava, V. Govind Manian, William Monroe, and Christopher Potts. Fitting In or Standing Out? The Tradeoffs of Structural and Cultural Embeddedness. American Sociological Review.
- Christopher C. Liu, Sameer B. Srivastava, and Toby E. Stuart. An Intra-Organizational Ecology of Individual Attainment. Organization Science.
- Sameer B. Srivastava, and Eliot Sherman. Agents of Change or Cogs in the Machine? Reexamining the Influence of Female Managers on the Gender Wage Gap. American Journal of Sociology.
- Christopher C. Liu and Sameer B. Srivastava. Pulling Closer and Moving Apart: Interaction, Identity, and Influence in the U.S. Senate. American Sociological Review.
- Sameer B. Srivastava. Intraorganizational Network Dynamics in Times of Ambiguity. Organization Science.
- Sameer B. Srivastava and Mahzarin R. Banaji. Culture, Cognition, and Collaborative Networks in Organizations. American Sociological Review.
- Doing Organizational Identity: Earnings Surprises and the Performative Atypicality Premium
Paul Gouvard, Amir Goldberg, and Sameer B. Srivastava
- Mutual Receptiveness to Opposing Views Bridges Ideological Divides in Network Formation
Brian P. Reschke, Julia A. Minson, Hannah Riley Bowles, Mathijs de Vaan, and Sameer B. Srivastava
- A Language-Based Method for Assessing Symbolic Boundary Maintenance between Social Groups
Bhatt, Anjali, Amir Goldberg, and Sameer B. Srivastava
- Quantifying Vision through Language Demonstrates that Visionary Ideas Come from the Periphery
Paul Vicinanza, Amir Goldberg, and Sameer B. Srivastava
- Two-Sided Cultural Fit: The Differing Behavioral Consequences of Cultural Congruence Based on Values Versus Perceptions
Richard Lu, Jennifer A. Chatman, Amir Goldberg, and Sameer B. Srivastava
At Haas since 2012
- 2022 – present, Professor, Haas School of Business
- 2018 – present, Associate Professor (with tenure), Haas School of Business
- 2016 – present, Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy and Values
- 2016 – present, Faculty Affiliate, Department of Sociology
- 2020 – present, Faculty Affiliate, Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS)
- 2012 – 2018, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business
- 1993 – 1997; 1999-2007, Partner, Monitor Group, a global management consultancy
- 2020 – Present, American Journal of Sociology, Consulting Editor
- 2019 – Present, Organization Science, Senior Editor
- 2019 – Present, Administrative Science Quarterly, Methods Advisory Panel
- 2015 – Present, Administrative Science Quarterly, Editorial Board
- 2018 – 2021, American Sociological Review, Editorial Board
- 2017 – 2019, Academy of Management Review, Editorial Board
Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellowship, Haas School of Business
Recognition for faculty members “with a record of accomplishment and a very bright future”
“Club 6” Member, Haas School of Business
Recognition for teaching excellence
Best Paper Award, Wharton People Analytics Conference
2015 & 2016
Best Paper Award, Kellogg Computational Social Science Summit
Schwabacher Fellowship, Haas School of Business
State Farm Companies Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award
- Workplace Equality Improves When Women Mentor Men, Forbes, 02/18/2021
- Artificial Intelligence, Cultural Diversity, and a Giant “Bag of Words”, Stanford Business Insights, 11/20/2020
- It’s Time to Get Rid of Employee Surveys, The Wall Street, 08/01/2020
- Want women to succeed in the workplace? Help them find a mentor, Tampa Bay Times, 04/03/2020
- Three crucial strategies for effective mentoring, Associations Now, 03/19/2020
- Are you a ‘cultural fit’ for your job? Machines can now tell, BBC, 02/28/2020
- Mentoring gets a reboot as more women professionals break into top leadership: Mentoring Monday, Cleveland.com, 02/19/2020
- The New Analytics of Culture, Harvard Business Review, 02/01/2020
- Be Wary of Future of Work Predictions, Thrive Global, 10/02/2019
- Diversity Doesn’t Have To Come With Productivity Trade-Offs, Forbes, 05/13/2019
- Why people stay with the same company for decades, Financial Times, 04/29/2019
- Why mentoring matters, and how to get started, New York Times, 09/26/2018
- The high costs of staff turnover, Economist, 09/22/2018
- Three Ways to Build Resilience Against Gender Bias, INSEAD Knowledge, 04/12/2018
- Top MBAs Share Their Favorite Classes, Poets and Quants, 06/24/2017
- MBA Teaching: Power and Politics in Organizations, FTMBA, EWMBA, and EMBA programs
- PhD Teaching: Research in Macro-Organizational Behavior, PhD Seminar
- Executive Education Teaching, Faculty Director, Technology Leadership Program
Co-Faculty Director, Chief Technology Officer Program
Co-Faculty Director, Digital Transformation Program
Faculty Member, Chief Executive Officer Program; AI/Machine Learning Program; Strategy in Competitive Markets Program; Women’s Executive Leadership Program; Berkeley Executive Leadership Program; Boot Camp for Experienced Managers; Berkeley-Nanyang Advanced Management Program