Business School


Paul Myers

(Organizational Behavior, June 2007)
Thesis Title: Strategic and Operational Autonomy in the Governance of Multiparty Ventures
Committee: Rosabeth Moss Kanter (chair), Robin J. Ely, Peter V. Marsden
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor of Management, Simmons School of Management, Simmons College
Current Position: Business Educator and Senior Lecturer, Simmons University School of Business

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Lauren Audrie Rivera

(Sociology, June 2009)
Thesis Title: Hiring and Inequality in Elite Professional Service Firms
Committee: Michèle Lamont (chair), Frank Dobbin, and Mary C. Brinton
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Current Position: Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Associate Professor of Sociology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, Northwestern University... Read more about Lauren Audrie Rivera


Sameer Srivastava

(Organizational Behavior, May 2012)
Thesis Title: Social Capital Activation during Times of Organizational Change
Committee: Peter V. Marsden (Co-Chair), Toby E. Stuart (Co-Chair), Frank Dobbin, J. Richard Hackman, and Roberto M. Fernandez (MIT)
Initial Placement: Associate Professor, Management of Organizations and Harold Furst Chair in Management Philosophy and Values, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
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András Tilcsik

(Organizational Behavior, November 2012)
Thesis Title: Remembrance of Things Past: Individual Imprinting in Organizations
Committee: Frank Dobbin (Chair), Peter V. Marsden, and Christopher Marquis
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (2012-16); Fellow, Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship (2015)
Current Position: Associate Professor of Strategic Management; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
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Qingxia Tong

(Organizational Behavior, November 2008)
Thesis Title: Property Rights and Corporate Governance in Chinese Public Companies 1994-2005
Committee: Peter V. Marsden (chair), Tiziana E. Casciaro, and Martin K. Whyte
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, College of Business Sciences, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Current Position: Associate Professor, Research Institute of Economics and Management (REIM), Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, Chengdu, Sichuan, PRC


Tamara Pavasović Trošt

(Sociology, May 2012)
Thesis Title: Dealing with the Past: History and Identity in Serbia and Croatia
Committee: Mary C. Waters (Chair), Christopher Winship, Jocelyn Viterna, and Veljko Vujacic (Oberlin College)
Initial Placement: Visiting Professor, Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz, Austria
Current Position: Assistant Professor, International Economics and Business, School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana

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Catherine Joan Turco

(Sociology, May 2011)
Thesis Title: Motherhood, Inc.: Cultural and Organizational Dynamics in the Commercialization of Personal Life
Committee: Orlando Patterson (Chair), Mary C. Brinton, Jocelyn Viterna, and Ezra W. Zuckerman (MIT)
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor of Organization Studies, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge MA
Current Position: Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor, Work and Organization Studies

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Noam Wasserman

(Organizational Behavior, June 2002)
Thesis Title: Venture Capitalist as Entrepreneur: Characteristics and Dynamics Within Venture Capital Firms
Committee: Nitin Nohria (chair), George Baker, Paul Gompers, Peter V. Marsden
Initial Placement: Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Current Position: Jorge Paulo and Susanna Lemann Chair in Entrepreneurship, Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship and Founding Director, Founder Central, Marshall School, University of Southern California