Upcoming

  • 2020 Oct 07

    Summer Jackson (MIT)

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Zoom

    Understanding Organizational Inequality at ‘Well Intentioned’ Companies: The Case of ShopCo’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policies and Practices

    Hiring platforms promise to aggregate qualified racial minorities and use algorithms to match available candidates with employer vacancies—thereby giving organizations racial minority “talent on demand.” As such, they are often highly sought out by organizations looking to diversify their workforce—the current market research indicates a quarter of companies use AI-based hiring tools for recruitment. In a 20-...

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  • 2020 Oct 21

    Amir Goldberg (Stanford)

    4:00pm to 5:30pm

    Location: 

    Zoom

    More Than Identity: Perceived Construal Distance and Interparty Animosity in the United States

    What leads people to feel negatively about members of other social groups? While recent work has mostly focused on the strength of group identity, we propose that...

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  • 2020 Nov 04

    Simon C Friis (MIT)

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    Zoom

    Theories of Value in Evaluations of Category Spanning: Evidence From a Live Streaming Platform

    How do categories constrain strategic choice and valuation? Numerous studies by economic sociologists and organizational theorists document the tendency for audiences to penalize offerings that span multiple categories. A prominent explanation for this observation, prototype theory, casts the penalty as an invariant behavioral tendency. This explanation is problematic because it cannot account for variation...

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