Neha Shah

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Assistant Professor
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Academic Info

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles; Anderson School of Management, Human Resources and Organizational Behavior
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Economics


Workplace Social Networks, Status Hierarchies, Individual Performance


Organizational Behavior, Management Skills

Professor Shah studies how individuals’ involvement in their workplace relationship networks affects their job performance and, conversely, how job performance affects their network involvement. In particular, her research identifies how individuals’ pursuits of status, reputation and sociability in the workplace may support or conflict with their professional pursuits of productivity. Her research has been published in scholarly outlets including Organization Science, the Academy of Management Journal, and Journal of Management; and has been featured by media outlets including The Atlantic, New York Times, Time, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, USA Today, Forbes, and CNN.


Business Insights

Rutgers Business School News

Neha Shah: Your own job performance benefits from helping others at work

Monday, July 27, 2015

Neha Shah, a professor of management and global business, discusses her latest research on the benefits of helping others at work, and how it can make you better at your job. Shah studies the antecedents and consequences of workplace relationship networks, with a focus on the trade offs associated with workplace relationships, such as job performance. More ›

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Rutgers Business School News

Job performance benefits from helping others, according to new research by Rutgers Business School professors

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Professor Neha Shah worked with her colleague Professor Daniel Levin, who also teaches management at Rutgers, and Professor Rob Cross at the McIntire School of Commerce to look into the understudied implications of providing help. They focused on situations where a person provided task-focused problem-solving assistance to others and whether they benefited – beyond reciprocity – in the process. More ›

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