Amir Goldberg

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

Assistant Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology, School of Humanities and Sciences

Amir Goldberg’s research lies at the intersection of organization studies, cultural sociology and network science. He is interested in understanding how social meanings emerge and solidify through social interaction, and what role network structures play in this process. He uses and develops computationally intensive network-based methods to study how new cultural and organizational categories take form as people and organizational actors interact. His current work demonstrates that similar, fundamental social dynamics shape how people consume music and invest in the stock market.


Professor Goldberg received bachelors' degrees in Computer Science and Film Studies from Tel Aviv University, and an MA in Sociology from Goldsmith’s College, University of London. Before pursuing a PhD in Sociology at Princeton University, he worked for several years as a software programmer, an IT consultant and a technology journalist. An Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior in Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, his research projects all share an overarching theme: the desire to understand the social mechanisms that underlie how people construct meaning, and consequently pursue action. His work has been published in the American Journal of Sociology, and awarded Princeton University’s Harold W. Dodds Honorific Fellowship.

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