Ezra Zuckerman Sivan

Alvin J. Siteman (1948) Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy


Ezra Zuckerman Sivan

Ezra Zuckerman Sivan is Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning and the Alvin J. Siteman (1948) Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship. He is also cofounder of MIT Sloan's PhD Program in Economic Sociology.

Zuckerman Sivan is an economic sociologist whose research focuses on showing how an understanding of fundamental social processes is important for shedding light on key issues in business and management, as well as how an appreciation for the dynamics of business and management inform our understanding of fundamental social processes. 

He is perhaps best known for demonstrating the importance of categorical structures in shaping valuation in various markets. Zuckerman Sivan's master's and executive level teaching centers on competitive and technology strategy, and he teaches two doctoral courses, "Sociology of Strategy" and "Identity and Action.”

He holds a BA in political science from Columbia University as well as an MA and 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: E60-382
Phone: (617) 253-1918
Fax: (617) 258-6617
Email: ewzucker@mit.edu
Website: http://mitmgmtfaculty.mit.edu/esivan/
Support Staff
Name: Gilly Parker
Phone: (617) 253-5074

Teaches In

Developing and Managing a Successful Technology Strategy Feb 4-12, 2021 | May 20-21, 2021 | Jul 7-8, 2021