Ezra Zuckerman

Nanyang Technological University Professor
Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
Chair MIT Sloan PhD Program


Ezra Zuckerman Ezra Zuckerman is an economic sociologist with a focus on social network analysis. He studies how social structures of various kinds emerge and influence behavior and key outcomes for individuals, teams, and organizations. Zuckerman's current research projects include a study of industry peer networks, exclusive groups of noncompeting peer firms from the same industry that gather on a regular basis to learn from one another's experiences and to motivate one another to achieve higher performance.

Prior to joining the MIT Sloan School of Management, Zuckerman taught strategic management and organizational behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

He earned a PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago.

Faculty Media

  • Improving Capabilities Through Industry Peer Networks

    In a world of increasing globalization, companies of all sizes need to stay attuned to new developments and currents of innovation beyond their core markets. This article highlights an intriguing...

  • New Journal Speeds Access to Sociology Research

    A new, innovative, open-access online journal for sociological research launched.

  • Keeping Your Options Open Could Be Hurting Your Career

    After studying Hollywood actors for three years, MIT Professor Ezra Zuckerman found that actors who typecast themselves (PDF) early in their careers tend to earn more money, have longer lifespans,...


Contact Information

Office: E62-488
Email: ewzucker@mit.edu
Website: http://web.mit.edu/ewzucker/www/
Support Staff
Name: Holly Johnson
Phone: 617-324-7368

Teaches In

Advanced Management Program May 30-Jun 30, 2017 | May 29-Jun 29, 2018