Teodora K. Tomova Shakur

PhD Candidate 2022

New York University, Stern School of Business

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I am a PhD Candidate in Management at Stern School of Business, New York University.

I am fascinated by network tie favoritism (e.g., nepotism, cronyism), which I define as individuals' tendency to favor their network ties over equally (or more) competent strangers in organizational decision-making. In my research program, I investigate the core motivations, driving individuals to favor their network ties, and the intended and unintended consequences of such favoritism for individuals, organizations, and society at large. I employ a mixed-methods approach, including field and laboratory experiments and surveys, archival datasets, meta-analyses, and longitudinal studies. My research has been published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and has been recognized by the Academy of Management (Best Paper Award), International Association for Conflict Management (Finalist in IACM 3MT Competition), and funded by the Center for Global Economy and Business.

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I received a M.Phil. in Management from New York University and a B.A. in Psychology (Honors) from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining Stern, I gained experience in consulting and Human Resources; experiences that gave rise to my career as a researcher.