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Ray Reagans is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management , a Professor of Organization Studies, and the Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Reagans studies the origin and influence of social capital on knowledge transfer, learning rates, and overall team performance. More specifically, he examines how demographic characteristics such as race, age, and gender affect the development of network relations. He also considers how particular network structures affect performance outcomes, including the transfer of knowledge among individuals and the productivity of research and development teams.
Reagans holds a BA in sociology and economics from Brown University and a PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago.
Apfelbaum, Evan Paul, Nicole M. Stephens, and Ray E. Reagans. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Vol. 111, No. 4 (2016): 547-566.
Reagans, Ray, Ella Miron-Spektor, and Linda Argote. Organization Science Vol. 27, No. 5 (2016): 1108-1124.
"Forgotten Third Parties: Analyzing the Contingent Association Between Unshared Third Parties, Knowledge Overlap, and Knowledge Transfer Relationships with Outsiders."
Reagans, Ray, Param Vir Singh, and Ramayya Krishnan. Organization Science Vol. 26, No. 5 (2015): 1400-1414.
"Commitment, learning and alliance performance: A formal analysis using an agent-based network formation model."
Anjos, F. and Ray E. Reagans. Journal of Mathematical Sociology Vol. 37, No. 1 (2013): 1-23.
"Demographic Diversity as Network Connections: Homophily and the Diversity-Performance Debate."
Reagans, Ray, E. In The Oxford Handbook of Diversity and Work, edited by Q. Roberson, 192-208. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Tortoriello, M., Ray E. Reagans and B. McEvily. Organization Science Vol. 23, No. 4 (2012): 1024-1039.