Ezra Zuckerman Sivan

Alvin J. Siteman (1948) Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy
Deputy Dean

Biography | Selected Publications

Zuckerman, Ezra W. 2015. “Optimal Distinctiveness Revisited: An Integrative Framework for Understanding the Balance between Differentiation and Conformity in Individual and Organizational Identities.” Oxford Handbook on Organizational Identity, forthcoming.

"In Either Market or Hierarchy, but Not in Both Simultaneously: Where Strong Ties Are Found in the Economy.” Zuckerman, Ezra W. Research in the Sociology of Organizations (Special Issue: Contemporary Perspectives on Organizational Social Networks) 40: 111-133


“So You Think You Can Dance: Lessons from the U.S. Private Equity Bubble.” Turco, Catherine and Ezra Zuckerman. Sociological Science 1:81-101. (2014)

Zuckerman, Ezra W., Review of Lyn Spilman, "Solidarity in Strategy: Making Business Meaningful in American Trade Associations,"American Journal of Sociology, forthcoming. (2014)

"The Denigration of Heroes? How the Status Attainment Process Shapes Attributions of Considerateness and Authenticity" Hahl, Oliver and Ezra W. Zuckerman. American Journal of Sociology vol. 120 (2014) (2014)

Zuckerman, Ezra W., Review of "The Emergence of Organizations and Markets," edited by John F. Padgett and Walter W. Powell. Contemporary Sociology, forthcoming (2014)

"When Politics Froze Fashion: The Effect of the Cultural Revolution on Naming in Beijing." Obukhova, Elena, Ezra W. Zuckerman, and Jiayin Zhang. American Journal of Sociology, vol. 120. (2014) (2014)

“Betrayal as Market Barrier: Identity-Based Limits to Diversification among High-Status Corporate Law Firms.” Phillips, Damon, Catherine Turco, and Ezra Zuckerman. American Journal of Sociology 118(4): 1025-54. (2013)

"Market Efficiency: A Sociological Perspective." Zuckerman, Ezra W. Ch.12 (pp. 223-249) in Karin Knorr-Cetina and Alex Preda eds., Oxford Handbook on the Sociology of Finance (2013)

"The Status-Based Model of Market Competition: A Reconsideration Based on Recent Research," Zuckerman, Ezra W, Administrative Science Quarterly, forthcoming. (2013)

“Construction, Concentration, and (Dis)Continuities in Social Valuations.” Zuckerman, Ezra W. Annual Review of Sociology 38: 223-245. (2012)

“Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Irrational Overcommitment in an Industry Peer Network.” Sgourev, Stoyan V. and Ezra W. Zuckerman. Rationality and Society 23: 1-32. (2010)

"Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Embeddedness Failure in the Pharmaceutical Industry." Azoulay, Pierre, Nelson P. Repenning, and Ezra W. Zuckerman (2010). Administrative Science Quarterly, 55(3): 472-507. (2010)

"Speaking with One Voice: A ‘Stanford School’ Approach to Organizational Hierarchy.” Research in the Sociology of Organizations Vol. 28 (The Stanford Organization Theory Renaissance, 1970-2000): 289-307. (2010)

“What if we had been in charge? The sociologist as builder of rational institutions.” Zuckerman, Ezra W. Research in the Sociology of Organizations Vol. 30 (Markets on Trial: The Economic Sociology of the U.S. Financial Crisis). Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.359-378. (2010)

"All in the Family: Reply to Burt, Podolny, and van den Rijt, Ban, and Sarkar," Reagans, Ray E. and Ezra W. Zuckerman, Industrial and Corporate Change 17: 979-999 (2008)

Zuckerman, Ezra W., Review of Peter S. Bearman, "Doormen,"Administrative Science Quarterly 53: 194-197 (2008)

"Why Knowledge Does Not Equal Power: The Network Redundancy Tradeoff," Reagans, Ray E. and Ezra W. Zuckerman, Industrial and Corporate Change 17: 903-944 (2008)

"On Firmer Ground: The Collaborative Team as Strategic Research Site for Verifying Network-Based Social Capital Hypotheses." Reagans, Ray E., Ezra W. Zuckerman, and Bill McEvily. Chapter 6 (pp. 148-182) in James E. Rauch ed., Missing Links: Formation and Decay of Economic Networks. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. (2007)

“Improving Capabilities Through Peer Networks.” Sgourev, Stoyan V. and Ezra W. Zuckerman. MIT Sloan Management Review 47: 33-38. (2006)

"Peer Capitalism: Parallel Relationships in the U.S. Economy," Zuckerman, Ezra W. and Stoyan V. Sgourev, American Journal of Sociology 111: 1327-1366 (2006)

"Typecasting and Generalism in Firm and Market: Genre-Based Career Concentration in the Feature-Film Industry," Zuckerman, Ezra W., Research in the Sociology of Organizations 23 (): 173-216 (2005)

Zuckerman, Ezra W., Review of James E. Coverdill and William Finlay, "Headhunters," American Journal of Sociology 108: 480-481 (2004)

"How to Make the Team: Social Networks vs. Demography as Criteria for Designing Effective Projects in a Contract R&D Firm." Reagans, Ray E., Ezra W. Zuckerman, and Bill McEvily, Administrative Science Quarterly 49: 101-133 (2004)

"Shrewd, Crude, or Simply Deluded? Comovement and the Internet Stock Phenomenon" Zuckerman, Ezra W., Hayagreeva Rao, Industrial and Corporate Change 13: 171-213 (2004)

"Structural Incoherence and Stock Market Activity," Zuckerman, Ezra W., American Sociological Review 69: 405-432 (2004)

"Towards the Social Reconstruction of an Interdisciplinary Turf War: Comment on Zajac and Westphal, ASR, June 2004." Zuckerman, Ezra W, American Sociological Review 69: 458-465

"On Networks and Markets by Rauch and Casella, eds.," Zuckerman, Ezra W, Journal of Economic Literature 46: 545-565 (2003)

"Robust Identities or Non-Entities? Typecasting in the Feature Film Labor Market," Zuckerman, Ezra W, Tai-Young Kim, Kalinda Ukanwa, and James von Rittmann, American Journal of Sociology 108: 1018-1075 (2003)

"The Critical Trade-Off: Identity Assignment and Box-Office Success in the Feature Film Industry," Zuckerman, Ezra W and Tai-Young Kim, Industrial and Corporate Change 12: 27-67 (2003)

"Middle Status Conformity: Theoretical Restatement and Empirical Demonstration in Two Markets" Phillips, Damon J. and Ezra W. Zuckerman, American Journal of Sociology 107: 379-429 (2001)

"Networks, Diversity, and Performance: The Social Capital of Corporate R&D Units," Reagans, Ray E. and Ezra W. Zuckerman, Organization Science 12: 502-517 (2001)

"What Makes You Think You're So Popular? Self-Enhancement Meets the Friendship Paradox," Zuckerman, Ezra W. and John T. Jost, Social Psychology Quarterly 64: 207-223 (2001)

"Focusing the Corporate Product: Securities Analysts and De-Diversification." Zuckerman, Ezra W., Administrative Science Quarterly 45: 591-619 (2000)

"The Categorical Imperative: Securities Analysts and the Illegitimacy Discount." Zuckerman, Ezra W., American Journal of Sociology 104: 1398-1438 (1999)

"Social Capital and Opportunity in Corporate R&D: The Contingent Effect of Contact Density on Mobility Expectations." Gabbay, Shaul M. and Ezra W. Zuckerman, Social Science Research 27: 189-217 (1998)

"Circumcision in the U.S.: Prevalence, Prophylaxis, and Sexual Practice." Laumann, Edward O., Christopher Masi, and Ezra W. Zuckerman, Journal of the American Medical Association 277:1052-1057 (1997)

"Mediating the Corporate Product: Securities Analysts and the Scope of the Firm." Doctoral Dissertation in Sociology, University of Chicago. 1997

"A Structural Theory of Vote Choice: Social and Political Networks and Electoral Flows in Britain and the United States," Zuckerman, Alan S., Nicholas A. Valentino, and Ezra W. Zuckerman, Journal of Politics 56: 1008-33 (1994)


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