Carnegie Mellon University

Brandy Aven

Brandy L. Aven

Associate Professor of Organizational Theory, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship

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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

  • When Ties Bind and When Ties Divide: The Effects of Communication Networks on Shared Social Identity and Group Performance
    (author(s): J. Kush, Brandy Aven, Linda Argote)
  • Shifting Modalities: Social Networks, Intra-Organizational Lateral Mobility, and Performance
    (author(s): E. Zhang, A. Sterling, Brandy Aven)
  • Exploring Gender Difference in Network Responsiveness to Intra-organizational Mobility
    (author(s): E. Zhang, Brandy Aven, A. Kleinbaum)
  • Text-Based Measure of Transactive Memory System Strength
    (author(s): J. Kush, E. Fahrenkopf, Brandy Aven, Linda Argote)
  • A Quasi-Experiment on the Effects of Monetary Incentives on Informal Knowledge Sharing
    (author(s): G. Soda, A. Iorio, Brandy Aven)

Awards and Honors

  • George Leland Bach Excellence in MBA Teaching Award (2019)
  • Xerox Junior Faculty Chair (2013)
  • Gerald L. Thompson Excellence in Teaching Award (2012)