Roberto Fernandez

William F. Pounds Professor in Management
Professor of Organization Studies

Biography | Selected Publications

"Gender, Trial Employment, and Initial Salaries," Roberto M. Fernandez, Adina D. Sterling (2014)

The Causal Status of Social Capital in Labor Markets.” Roberto M. Fernandez and Roman Galperin. Research in the Sociology of Organizations 40:441-457. (2014)

“Gendered Musical Chairs: Job Suceession and Gender Segregation.” Roberto M. Fernandez and Gokce Basbug. Forthcoming in Proceedings of the 65th Annual Meeting of the Labor and Employment Relations Association Series. (2013)

Missing Links: Referrer Behavior and Job Segregation.” Brian Rubineau and Roberto M. Fernandez. Management Science 59 (11): 2470-89. (2013)

Race, Network Hiring, and Statistical Discrimination.” Roberto M. Fernandez and Jason Greenberg. Research in the Sociology of Work 24:81-102. (2013)

"The Causal Status of Social Capital in Labor Markets." Fernandez, Roberto, and Roman V. Galperin. [Working Paper] (2012)

"Gender Sorting and the Glass Ceiling in High Tech." Roberto M. Fernandez and Santiago Campero. [Working Paper] (2012)

Gender Sorting at the Application Interface.” Roberto M. Fernandez and Colette Friedrich. Industrial Relations 50: 591-609. (2011)

"From Metaphors to Mechanisms: Gender Sorting In(to) an Organizational Hierarchy." Roberto Fernandez, Mabel Botelho Abraham. [Working Paper] (2010)

"Glass Ceilings and Glass Doors? Internal and External Hiring in an Organizational Hierarchy." Roberto Fernandez, Mabel Botelho Abraham [Working Paper] (2010)

Networks, Race and Hiring (2010)

Social Capital at Work: Networks and Employment at a Phone Center. (2010)

Competing for Jobs: Labor Queues and Gender Sorting in the Hiring Process.” Roberto M. Fernandez and M. Louise Mors. Social Science Research 37:1061-80. (2008)

Race, Spatial Mismatch, and Job Accessibility: Evidence From a Plant Relocation.” Roberto M. Fernandez. Social Science Research 37: 953-975. (2008)

Networks, Race and Hiring.” Roberto M. Fernandez and Isabel Fernandez-Mateo. American Sociological Review 71:42-71. [Reprinted in Social Capital in Business, edited by Keith Koput and Joseph Broshak. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Edgar, 2010. Reprinted in Social Stratification: Class, Race, and Gender in Sociological Perspective, 3rd Edition, edited by David B. Grusky, Manwai C. Ku, and Szonja Szelényi. Boulder: Westview Press, 2008]. (2006)

“Gendering the Job: Networks and Recruitment at a Call Center.” Roberto M. Fernandez and M. Lourdes Sosa. American Journal of Sociology 111: 859-904. (2005)

“Space in the Study of Labor Markets.” Roberto M. Fernandez and Celina Su. Annual Review of Sociology 30: 545-69. (2004)

Keeping a Job: Network Hiring and Turnover in a Retail Bank (2003)

“How Much is That Network Worth? Social Capital in Employee Referral Networks.” Fernandez, Roberto M. and Emilio J. Castilla in Social Capital: Theory and Research, edited by Karen Cook, Nan Lin, and Ronald S. Burt. Chicago: Aldine-deGruyter, 2001: 85-104.

Prismatic Metropolis: Inequality in Los Angeles (2001)

Skill-Biased Technological Change and Wage Inequality: Evidence From a Plant Retooling (2001)

"Social Capital at Work: Networks and Employment at a Phone Center." Fernández, Roberto M., Emilio J. Castilla and Paul Moore. American Journal of Sociology 105 (5): 1288-1356. [Winner of the 2001 W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship presented by the Organizations, Occupations, and Work Section of the American Sociological Association]. Reprinted in Social Capital in Business, edited by Kenneth W. Koput and Joseph P.Boschak. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing (2011). (2000)

"Structural Factors in Hispanic Youth Employment" Race and Ethnicity in the United States: An Institutional Approach (1998)

Sifting and Sorting: Personal Contacts and Hiring in a Retail Bank (1997)

"Spatial Mismatch: Housing, Transportation and Employment in Regional Perspective" The Urban Crisis: Linking Research to Action (1997)

Who Has the Most Fortune 500 Firms?: A Network Analysis of Global Economic Competition (1995)

A Dilemma of State Power: Brokerage and Influence in the National Health Policy Domain (1994)

Race, Space, and Job Accessibility: Evidence From a Plant Relocation (1994)

American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass (1993)

Policy Dilemmas in Urban Education: Addressing the Needs of Poor, At-Risk Children (1993)

"Demand-Side and Supply-Side Explanations of Black Male Joblessness" Urban Labor Markets and Job Opportunity (1992)

"Social Isolation and the Underclass" Drugs, Crime, and Social Distress: Barriers to Urban Opportunity (1992)

Structural Bases of Leadership in Intraorganizational Networks (1991)

Dropping Out Among Hispanic Youth (1989)

Multiorganizational Fields and Recruitment to Social Movements (1989)

Structures of Mediation: A Formal Approach to Brokerage in Transaction Networks (1989)

Social Networks and Social Movements: Multiorganizational Fields and Recruitment to Mississippi Freedom Summer (1988)

Worker Power, Firm Power and the Structure of Labor Markets (1988)

"America and the Changing Structure of Hegemonic Production" America's Changing Role in the World System (1987)

School-to-Work Transition Profiles of Mexican American and Non-Hispanic White High School Graduates (1987)

Bilingualism and Hispanic Scholastic Achievement: Some Baseline Results (1986)

"Educational Transitions of Whites and Mexican-Americans" Hispanics in the U.S. Economy (1985)

"Hispanic Youth in the Labor Market: An Analysis of High School and Beyond" Youth Employment and Training Program: The YEDPA Years (1985)

"Hispanics and Education" Hispanics in the United States: A New Social Agenda. New Brunswick (1985)

Achievement of Hispanic Students in American High Schools: Background Characteristics and Achievement (1982)

A Multilevel Model of Life Satisfaction: Effects of Individual Characteristics and Neighborhood Composition (1981)


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Research Center(s)

General Expertise
Change management; Changing work environments; Gender issues; Hiring; Labor market policy; Managing change; Managing diversity; Organizational change; Organizational culture; Organizational studies; Recruitment; Social networks; Sociology