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.
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles; Anderson School of Management, Human Resources and Organizational Behavior
B.A., University of Pennsylvania; Economics
- "Secondhand Social Capital: Boundary Spanning, Secondhand Closure, and Individual Performance", Social Networks
- "Individual Performance Benefits of Multiplex Relationships", Management Communication Quarterly
- "Performance Benefits From Providing Assistance in Networks: Relationships That Generate Learning", Journal of Management