Academic Areas

Stanford GSB faculty pursue research and teaching within seven academic areas.

Research is sparked by intellectual curiosity and enriched by interactions with other academics and business leaders around the globe. Many are engaged in multidisciplinary work that crosses scholarly boundaries within the school or take part in work that involves faculty from other schools or departments at Stanford University.

Courses are renewed constantly as knowledge gained through faculty research enters classrooms to enrich the experience of MBA and PhD students, Fellows in the Stanford MSx Program, and the executives and non-business students in our Executive Education and other non-degree programs.

Recent Publications

Susan Athey, Guido W. Imbens, Thai Pham, Stefan Wager
American Economic Review (forthcoming). May
2017

There is a large literature on semiparametric estimation of average treatment effects under unconfounded treatment assignment in settings with a fixed number of covariates. More recently attention has focused on...

Elizabeth Pontikes, William P. Barnett
Administrative Science Quarterly. March
1 , 2017, Vol. 62, Issue 1, Pages 140-178

Salient successes and failures, such as spectacular venture capital investments or agonizing bankruptcies, affect collective beliefs about the viability of particular markets. We argue that collective sense-making in the wake...

Sameer B. Srivastava, Amir Goldberg, V. Govind Manian, Christopher Potts
Management Science. March
2017

How do people adapt to organizational culture and what are the consequences for their outcomes in the organization? These fundamental questions about culture have previously been examined using self-report measures,...

William P. Barnett, Daniel Levinthal
Strategy Science. March
2017, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Pages i-v
Stephan Seiler, Øyvind Thomassen, Howard Smith, Pasquale Schiraldi
American Economic Review (forthcoming). March
2017

In many competitive settings consumers buy multiple product categories, and some prefer to use a single firm, generating complementary cross-category price effects. To study pricing in supermarkets, an organizational form...