Brandy L. Aven

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Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior & Theory;
Xerox Junior Faculty Chair AY2013-2014

  • University of California at Los Angeles - B.A. - 2000
  • Stanford University - M.A. - 2004
  • Stanford University - Ph.D. - 2010
Areas of Expertise:
  • Organizational Behavior and Theory
Teaching and Research Interests:
  • Social network analysis, information and innovation diffusion, social psychology and group processes, and entrepreneurship.
Published Papers: 
  • Fragmented Networks and Entrepreneurship in Late Imperial Russia
    American Journal of Sociology 117, September, 2011.
    (with: Henning Hillmann)

  • "Assessing Trustworthiness in Online Goods and Services"
    in K. S. Cook, C. Snijders, V. Buskens & C. Cheshire (ed.) ETrust: Forming Relationships in the Online World, New York, New York: Russell Sage Foundation, (2009).
    (with: Karen Cook, Coye Cheshire, Alexandra Gerbasi)

  • Berkman Faculty Development Grant for a proposal titled "Innovator-Imitator Interactions: A Network Theory Perspective on U.S. Pharmaceutical Markets, 2000-2012" - 2012
  • Gerald L. Thompson Excellence in Teaching Award - 2012
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