Ray Reagans

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Ray Reagans

About

Ray Reagans is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management , a Professor of Organization Studies, and the Associate Dean for 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.

Publications

"Beyond One-Size-Fits-All: Tailoring Diversity Approaches to the Representation of Social Groups."

Apfelbaum, Evan Paul, Nicole M. Stephens, and Ray E. Reagans. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Vol. 111, No. 4 (2016): 547-566.

"Knowledge Utilization, Coordination, and Team Performance."

Reagans, Ray, Ella Miron-Spektor, and Linda Argote. Organization Science Vol. 27, No. 5 (2016): 1108-1124.

"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.

"Bridging the Knowledge Gap: The Role of Tie Strength, Network Cohesion, and Network Range."

Tortoriello, M., Ray E. Reagans and B. McEvily. Organization Science Vol. 23, No. 4 (2012): 1024-1039.

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