Sameer B. Srivastava is the Ewald T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and 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 relate to career outcomes. His work has been published in 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 such as The New York Times, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Forbes. Sameer co-directs the Berkeley Culture Initiative and the Berkeley-Stanford Computational Culture Lab. In a prior career, Sameer was a partner at a global management consultancy (Monitor Group; now Monitor Deloitte). He holds AB, AM, MBA, and PhD degrees from Harvard University.



  • AB Economics, magna cum laude, Harvard College
  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • AM Sociology, Harvard University
  • PhD Organizational Behavior/Sociology, Harvard University

Research Interests

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

Honors and Awards

  • UC Berkeley Institute for Research on Labor and Employment Graduate Student Researcher Award ($15,126), 2016
  • 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.
  • Best Paper Award, Research Paper Competition, 2016 Wharton People Analytics Conference
  • Best Paper Award, Research Paper Competition, 2015 Wharton People Analytics Conference
  • Best Paper Award, Research Paper Competition, 2015 Kellogg Computational Social Science Summit
  • Runner Up, Best Paper Award, Academy of Management OMT Division, 2015.
  • Schwabacher Fellowship (Highest honor for Assistant Professors), Haas School of Business, 2014.
  • “Club 6” (Recognition for teaching excellence), Haas School of Business, 2012-present.
  • Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation Research Award ($15,000), 2012
  • State Farm Companies Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2011
  • Best Paper Award in Organizational Behavior, Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference, London Business School, 2011
  • Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Derek Bok Center, Harvard University, 1998, 2010
  • Finalist, Aage B. Sorensen Memorial Award for the Most Outstanding Research Paper, Department of Sociology, Harvard University, 2009
  • John Harvard Scholarship, Academic Achievement of Highest Distinction, 1990-1993
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1993
  • IBM Thomas J. Watson Scholarship, 1989



Sameer Srivastava
Haas School of Business
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1900
Tel: 510-643-5922
Fax: 510-845-1770

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