Sharon Koppman

Sharon Koppman

Associate Professor

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PhD, University of Arizona
MA, University of Arizona
BA, UC Santa Barbara

Research Interest

Organization Theory

Work and Occupations

Sociology of Culture

Hiring and Careers

Creative Industries

Sharon Koppman joined the Paul Merage School of Business in 2015. She is an Associate Professor of Organization & Management. Her research examines sociological factors underlying hiring, careers, and collaboration in creative fields like advertising, music, tech, and science. She examines how people enter these jobs, the factors that shape their careers, and how they collaborate with members of other occupations. Her research has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and received awards from the Academy of Management and other conferences. Recent publications appear in the Academy of Management JournalAdministrative Science Quarterly, the American Journal of SociologyJournal of Management StudiesOrganization Science, and Research Policy, among others. From 2017-2020, she was a member of the editorial board of the American Sociological Review.