Research

My research agenda focuses on interorganizational relationships, business strategic networks, community, and race. My study is motivated by the theoretical interests in how complex social structure influences the relationships, behaviors, and performances of organizations and individuals. My research utilizes large scale data sets and builds on both computational methods and causal inference.

My dissertation examines the processes that shape the capacity of individuals and organizations to deploy resources to both enhance their well-being and nurture their relationships with others in social contexts characterized by frequent information updates and the coexistence of multiple interdependent relationships. Another related stream of research is animated by the intersection of economic geography, race, and organizational behavior. My work in this vein investigates the effect of neighborhood racial context on the performance of social actors.

  • "Relational Structure and Similarity in Organizational Strategy: The Role of Individuals in Interorganizational Relationships" Job Market Paper

  • "Temporal Distance and Information Group Size: The Dynamics of Social Influence in the U.S. Real Estate Market" Under Review at American Journal of Sociology

  • "Path Matters: The Impact of the Quality of Residential Mobility During Adolescence on High School Graduation" Under Review at Social Problems

  • "Do Black Parents Hold Higher Educational Expectations than Other Parents? An Examination of Parental Expectations for Sons and Daughters" with Grace Kao In Preparation for Submission

  • "The Alignment between Organizations and Neighborhoods: Racial Composition and Organizational Performance" (Data Analysis Stage)

  • "The Hidden Impact: Tie Multiplexity and the Performance of Companies" (Data Collection Stage)

  • "The Movement of Personnel and The Maintenance of Social Capital" (Data Collection Stage)