Brandy L. Aven

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory



Areas of Expertise

Organizational Behavior and Theory


Stanford University - Ph D (Sociology) - 2010
Stanford University - MA (Sociology) - 2004
University of California at Los Angeles - BA (Sociology) - 2000


  • Fragmented Networks And Entrepreneurship In Late Imperial Russia

    (author(s): Henning Hillmann, Brandy Aven) American Journal Of Sociology 117(2), 2011; 484-538


  • Returns to Structural Complementarity: Roles in Entrepreneurial Teams

    (author(s): Brandy Aven, Henning Hillmann)

  • Multiple Team Membership and Timing of Switches: How the Autonomy to Switch Teams Affects Individual and Team Productivity

    (author(s): Anita Woolley, Brandy Aven, Evelyn Zhang, Michael O'Leary, Mark Mortensen)

  • The Effects of Local versus Global Information for Organizational Learning

    (author(s): Brandy Aven, Evelyn Zhang)

  • Negotiation partner selection: The distinct effects of trust and liking ties in markets with information asymmetry

    (author(s): Brandy Aven, Taya Cohen)

Awards and Honors

Gerald L. Thompson Excellence in Teaching Award (2012)

University Service

MBA Pro Bono Teams, Faculty Advisor, Mentoring pro bono team projects, (2011 - 2012)
Other, Bosch MBA Case Competition Judge, (2010 - 2010)

Professional Activities

Member, Academy of Management
Member, American Sociological Association
Member, International Network for Social Network Analysis


  • Managing Networks and Organizations (45741)
    2014 Mini 4 Section: A, F
    2013 Mini 1 Section: A, B
    2013 Mini 4 Section: A, F
  • Seminar in Organizational Theory (macro) (47892)
    2013 Mini 1 Section: A
    2012 Mini 2 Section: A
    2012 Mini 3 Section: A
  • Organizational Behavior (70311)
    2012 Section: A, B
    2011 Section: C, D

Brandy Aven