Amir Goldberg

Stanford Graduate School of Business


I am an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and (by courtesy) of Sociology.

It took me a while to realize what I want to do when I grow up. As an undergrad, I majored in computer science and film studies at Tel Aviv University, and moved on to work as a programmer and later as an IT consultant for several years. I received my PhD in Sociology from Princeton University. My background in computers has had a profound effect on my development as a sociologist. I see the internet as an amazing repository of social scientific data, and constantly search for and develop new computational methods for modeling dynamic social processes.

You can find my CV here.

My work isn't easily described using standard labels. Rather, it is a mix of economic, organizational and cultural sociology, held together by theories and methods borrowed from social network analysis and complex systems science. My research projects all share an overarching theme: the desire to understand the social mechanisms that underlie how people construct meaning, and consequently pursue action.