Chris Rider


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Chris Rider is Associate Professor of Strategy at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and a Junior Faculty Fellow of the Ewing M. Kauffman Foundation. Professor Rider is a social scientist whose research is situated at the intersection of sociology and strategy. In particular, he examines how organizational reliance upon social structures like friends, communities, or employee networks for market information contributes to societal inequality. He studies this phenomenon in both labor and capital markets and in industries like legal services and venture capital.

His research is published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Research Policy, Industrial & Corporate Change, Sociological Science, the American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, and California Management Review. The Kauffman Foundation and the Law School Admissions Council have supported his research. He is a Senior Editor for Organization Science, an Associate Editor for Management Science, and also serves on the Administrative Science Quarterly editorial board

At Georgetown, Professor Rider teaches strategic management but he has also taught courses on social networks, leadership, and evidence-based management. Prior to joining the McDonough faculty, he was on the faculties of Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He also held strategic management positions at, Intel Corporation, and Verizon Communications.


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  • Ph.D. (2008) University of California, Berkeley, Business Administration, Organizational Behavior
  • MBA (2003) University of Chicago, Business Administration
  • B.A. (1998) Johns Hopkins University, Economics