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Ezra Zuckerman Sivan is  the Alvin J. Siteman (1948) Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. He is also cofounder of MIT Sloan's PhD Program in Economic Sociology.

Zuckerman Sivan is an economic sociologist whose research focuses on showing how an understanding of fundamental social processes is important for shedding light on key issues in business and management, as well as how an appreciation for the dynamics of business and management inform our understanding of fundamental social processes.  He is perhaps best known for demonstrating the importance of categorical structures in shaping valuation in various markets.  

Zuckerman Sivan's master's and executive level teaching centers on competitive and technology strategy, and he teaches two doctoral courses, "Sociology of Strategy" and "Identity and Action."

He holds a BA in political science from Columbia University as well as an MA and a PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago.

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"Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Embeddedness Failure in the Pharmaceutical Industry."

Azoulay, Pierre, Nelson P. Repenning, and Ezra Zuckerman Sivan. Administrative Science Quarterly Vol. 55, No. 3 (2010): 472-507. Appendix.

"A Lack of Security or of Cultural Capital? Acculturative Conservatism in the Naming Choices of Early 20th-Century US Jews."

Zhang, Jiayin, Ezra Zuckerman Sivan, and Elena Obukhova. Social Forces Vol. 94, No. 4 (2016): 1509-1538.

"A Sociological Approach to Market Efficiency."

Sivan, Ezra Zuckerman. Presentation, American Sociology Association, United States of America. 2013.

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