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Sharique Hasan

Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior
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Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
Academic Area: 
Organizational Behavior

Research Statement

Sharique Hasan studies social networks, work and entrepreneurship. His research on social networks has explored how networks help people learn complex ideas, what types of network connections enhance performance, and how individuals can build larger and more diverse networks. Sharique's research on work has explored how specialized experience translates into rapid career advancement and how the internal configuration of organizations shapes the dynamics of jobs inside them. In his latest research, Sharique co-founded a startup bootcamp in India called Innovate Delhi where aspiring Indian entrepreneurs learn design thinking and venture design. Using data from Innovate Delhi ( he and his collaborators are exploring how the networks of entrepreneurs enhance learning, idea generation, the vetting and selection of co-founders, and team performance.

Research Interests

  • Social networks
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Labor markets
  • Organization design

Teaching Statement

Professor Hasan teaches classes on managing social networks and data and decisions to MBA and MS students. He also teaches a doctoral course on designing social networks research.


Sharique Hasan is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.  Professor Hasan received his BS in Computer Science and Philosophy from Rutgers College in New Jersey, an MS in Public Policy and Management and his PhD in Organizational Theory and Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College. His doctoral dissertation, “Social Networks, Stratification and Careers in Organizations” won the Herbert A. Simon Doctoral Dissertation Award in the Administrative Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University. His research has been published or is forthcoming in Organization Science, Management Science, the American Sociological Review,  and Administrative Science Quarterly.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Organizational Theory, Carnegie Mellon University, 2010
  • BS in Computer Science and Philosophy, Rutgers College, 2003

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 2010

Awards and Honors

  • Louise & Claude N. Rosenberg Jr. Faculty Scholar for 2015-2016
  • Herbert A Simon Doctoral Dissertation Award in Administrative Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012
  • Fletcher Jones Faculty Scholar, Stanford GSB, 2013-2014


Journal Articles

Sharique Hasan, John-Paul Ferguson, Rembrand Koning. Organization Science. October 2015, Vol. 26, Issue 6, Pages 1665-1681.
Sharique Hasan. Management Science. 2015.
Sharique Hasan. American Sociological Review. December 4, 2013, Vol. 78, Issue 6, Pages 1009–1032.
John-Paul Ferguson, Sharique Hasan. Administrative Science Quarterly. 2013, Vol. 58, Issue 2, Pages 233-256.
Sharique Hasan. Social Networks. 2012, Vol. 34, Issue 4, Pages 506-514.
Sharique Hasan, George T. Duncan, Daniel B. Neill, Rema Padman. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2011, Vol. 18, Issue 4, Pages 449-458.


Degree Courses


This course is designed to improve your effectiveness a manager by introducing you to both the concepts and tools that are part of the "new science of social networks" as they apply to organizations. In this course, you will develop the skills to...


This seminar considers the leading sociological approaches to analyzing relations of organizations and environments, with a special emphasis on dynamics. Attention is given to theoretical formulations, research designs, and results of empirical...


This course is designed to improve your effectiveness a manager by introducing you to both the concepts and tools that are part of the "new science of social networks" as they apply to organizations. In this course, you will develop the skills to...

This course provides coverage of both introductory and intermediate topics in social network analysis with a primary focus on recent developments in theory, methods and substantive applications. We will begin the course with a brief overview of...

Data and Decisions (OIT 249) is the introductory course in Data Analytics and Applied Statistics for senior managers in the MSx program at the Graduate School of Business. The focus of the class is to provide students with hands on experience...

Stanford Case Studies

iSPIRT: M&A Connect (Part A) | E544A
Sharique Hasan, Sara Rosenthal2015
iSPIRT: M&A Connect (Part B) | E544B
Sharique Hasan, Sara Rosenthal2015

Insights by Stanford Business

January 20, 2016
The quality of ideas produced through networking may depend on the personality types of those interacting.
January 30, 2015
Stanford scholars discuss their experiences in the field.
February 11, 2014
A study in Southern India shows that high-performing roommates may have greater influence than friends or study partners.
September 23, 2013
Stanford scholars explore how the path you take affects your career prospects.