Emilio J. Castilla

Faculty

Emilio J. Castilla

About

Emilio J. Castilla is the NTU Professor of Management and Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Castilla studies how social networks influence organizational and employment processes and outcomes over time. He tackles this question by examining different empirical settings with longitudinal datasets, both at the individual and organizational levels. His focus is on the hiring, retention, and job mobility of employees within and across organizations and locations, as well as on the impact of teamwork and social relations on performance. His research and teaching interests include organizational theory and behavior, economic sociology, and human resources management.

Castilla joined the MIT Sloan faculty in 2005, after being a faculty member for three years in the management department of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Institute for Work and Employment Research at MIT, as well as a Research Fellow at the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and at the Center for Human Resources at the Wharton School.

Castilla holds a Graduate Diploma in business from Lancaster University, UK; a BA in economics from Universitat de Barcelona; and a PhD in sociology from Stanford University. 

Honors

Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize awarded to Emilio J. Castilla

Publications

"Best in Class? The Returns on Endorsement in Business School Admissions."

Castilla, Emilio J., and Ben A. Rissing. Administrative Science Quarterly. Forthcoming.

"Meritocracy."

Castilla, Emilio J. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior, edited by Fathali M. Moghaddam, 479-482. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2017.

"Introduction to a Special Issue of Inequality in the Workplace: What Works?"

Tolbert, Pamela S., and Emilio J. Castilla. ILR Review Vol. 70, No. 1 (2017): 3-15.

"Testing Attestations: U.S. Unemployment and Immigrant Work Authorizations."

Rissing, Ben A., and Emilio J. Castilla. Industrial and Labor Relations Review Vol. 69, No. 5 (2016): 1081-1113.

"Achieving Meritocracy in the Workplace."

Castilla, Emilio J. MIT Sloan Management Review, June 2016.

"Accounting for the Gap: A Firm Study Manipulating Organizational Accountability in Pay Decisions."

Castilla, Emilio J. Organization Science Vol. 26, No. 2 (2015): 311-333.

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“Achieving Meritocracy in the Workplace” winner of MIT Sloan Management Review 2017 Beckhard Prize

Emilio J. Castilla wins award for best MIT SMR article on planned change and organizational development

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