Work and Occupations
Sociology of Culture
Hiring and Careers
Sharon Koppman joined the Paul Merage School of Business in 2015 as an Assistant 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 career trajectories, 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 Administrative Science Quarterly, the American Journal of Sociology, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Science, and Research Policy, among others. Currently, she is a member of the editorial board of the American Sociological Review.
Broschak, Joseph P., Emily Block, Sharon Koppman, and Idris Adjerid. 2020. “Will We Ever Meet Again? The Relationship between Inter-Firm Managerial Migration and the Circulation of Client Ties.” Journal of Management Studies. Vol. 57(6), 1106-1142.
Koppman, Sharon and Erin Leahey. 2019. “Who Moves to the Methodological Edge? Factors that Encourage Scientists to Use Unconventional Methods.” Research Policy. Vol. 48. (9).
Leung, Ming D. and Sharon Koppman (equal authorship). 2018. “Taking a Pass: How Proportional Prejudice and Decisions Not to Hire Reproduce Gender Segregation.” American Journal of Sociology. Vol. 124 (3), 762-813.
Koppman, Sharon, Elisa Mattarelli, and Amar Gupta. 2016. “Third World ‘Sloggers’ or Elite Global Professionals? Using Organizational Toolkits to Redefine Work Identity in IT Offshore Outsourcing.” Organization Science. Vol. 27 (4), 825-845.
Koppman, Sharon. 2016. “Different Like Me: Why Cultural Omnivores Get Creative Jobs.” Administrative Science Quarterly. Vol. 61 (2), 291-331.