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