Roberto Fernandez

William F. Pounds Professor in Management
Professor of Organization Studies

Biography | Selected Publications

The Causal Status of Social Capital in Labor Markets (2014)

Missing Links: Referrer Behavior and Job Segregation (2013)

Race, Network Hiring, and Statistical Discrimination (2013)

The Causal Status of Social Capital in Labor Markets (5/30/2012)

Gender Sorting and the Glass Ceiling in High Tech (2012)

Gender Sorting at the Application Interface (2011)

Creating the Connection: Networks, Race and Poverty at the Hiring Interface (2010)

From Metaphors to Mechanisms: Gender Sorting In(to) an Organizational Hierarchy (2010)

Glass Ceilings and Glass Doors? Internal and External Hiring in an Organizational Hierarchy (2010)

Hiring Managers’ Race in the Hiring Process (2010)

Missing links: Referrer Behavior and Job Segregation (2010)

Networks, Race and Hiring (2010)

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

What Do Employers Do? Networks, Race and Gender at the Hiring Interface (2010)

Competing for Jobs: Labor Queues and Gender Sorting in the Hiring Process (2008)

Race, Spatial Mismatch, and Job Accessibility: Evidence From a Plant Relocation (2008)

Networks, Race and Hiring (2006)

Gendering the Job: Networks and Recruitment at a Call Center (2005)

Space in the Study of Labor Markets (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)

Creating Connections For the Disadvantaged: Networks and Labor Market Intermediaries at the Hiring Interface

From Metaphors to Mechanisms: Gender Sorting In(to) an Organizational Hierarchy


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Research Center(s)

General Expertise
Change management; Changing work environments; Gender issues, workplace; Hiring; Human resource management; Labor market policy; Managing change; Managing diversity; Networking, personal, business, organizational; Organizational change; Organizational culture; Organizational studies; Recruitment; Social networks; Sociology, occupational