Carnegie Mellon University

Brandy Aven

Brandy L. Aven

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory

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  • TEP - Tepper Building - Room 4101
  • 412-268-6347
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


  • Stanford University - Ph D (Sociology) - 2010
  • Stanford University - MA (Sociology) - 2004
  • University of California at Los Angeles - BA (Sociology) - 2000


Working Papers

  • A Market for Social Ties: A Quasi-Experiment on Monetary Incentives and Informal Knowledge Sharing

    (author(s): Giuseppe Soda, Alessandro Iorio, Brandy Aven)

  • The effects of individual status and group performance on network tie formation among teammates in the National Basketball Association

    (author(s): Jeremy Koster, Brandy Aven)

  • Disentangling embedded ties: How liking and trust influence economic partner selection and fraud

    (author(s): Brandy Aven, Taya Cohen, Jin Wook Chang)

  • Dyadic Analysis: Methods and Software for Organizational Networks

    (author(s): Jeremy Koster, George Leckie , Brandy Aven)

Awards and Honors

  • Gerald L. Thompson Excellence in Teaching Award (2012)

University Service

  • Alumni Event Presentation, Presented "Leveraging Your Network" in a webinar to Tepper Alumni. (2017 - 2017)

Professional Activities

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Informs , Organization Science/INFORMS Dissertation Proposal Competition (September 2017 - September 2017)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, Academy of Management, OMT Best Dissertation-Based Paper Award (March 2017 - March 2017)