Andreea Daniela Gorbatâi
(Organizational Behavior, May 2012)
Thesis Title: Social Structure and Mechanisms of Collective Production: Evidence from Wikipedia
Committee: Mikolaj Jan Piskorski (Chair), Peter V. Marsden, J. Richard Hackman, and Toby E. Stuart
Initial Placement: Assistant Professor, Management of Organizations, HAAS School of Business, University of California - Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Andreea Gorbatai is an Assistant Professor in Management of Organizations area. She currently teaches Leading People in the evening MBA program at the Haas School of Business. Professor Gorbatai's research focuses on social mechanisms related to knowledge production and information sharing, and on the role of language and emotions in markets. Organizational theory research has examined the various social mechanisms and structures that play a role in knowledge diffusion, and the characteristics of this knowledge. However, the perspective of information as a public good and the unintended consequences of different modes of free knowledge production and sharing have been underexplored in our field.