Academic Appointments

  • Professor, Organizational Behavior

2023-24 Courses

Stanford Advisees

All Publications

  • Cultural Tariffing: Appropriation and the Right to Cross Cultural Boundaries AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW Oshotse, A., Berda, Y., Goldberg, A. 2024
  • Exposure to the Views of Opposing Others with Latent Cognitive Differences Results in Social Influence-But Only When Those Differences Remain Obscured MANAGEMENT SCIENCE Guilbeault, D., van Loon, A., Lix, K., Goldberg, A., Srivastava, S. B. 2023
  • Doing Organizational Identity: Earnings Surprises and the Performative Atypicality Premium ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY Gouvard, P., Goldberg, A., Srivastava, S. B. 2023
  • Two-Sided Cultural Fit: The Differing Behavioral Consequences of Cultural Congruence Based on Values Versus Perceptions ORGANIZATION SCIENCE Lu, R., Chatman, J. A., Goldberg, A., Srivastava, S. B. 2023
  • A deep-learning model of prescient ideas demonstrates that they emerge from the periphery. PNAS nexus Vicinanza, P., Goldberg, A., Srivastava, S. B. 2023; 2 (1): pgac275


    Where do prescient ideas-those that initially challenge conventional assumptions but later achieve widespread acceptance-come from? Although their outcomes in the form of technical innovation are readily observed, the underlying ideas that eventually change the world are often obscured. Here, we develop a novel method that uses deep learning to unearth the markers of prescient ideas from the language used by individuals and groups. Our language-based measure identifies prescient actors and documents that prevailing methods would fail to detect. Applying our model to corpora spanning the disparate worlds of politics, law, and business, we demonstrate that it reliably detects prescient ideas in each domain. Moreover, counter to many prevailing intuitions, prescient ideas emanate from each domain's periphery rather than its core. These findings suggest that the propensity to generate far-sighted ideas may be as much a property of contexts as of individuals.

    View details for DOI 10.1093/pnasnexus/pgac275

    View details for PubMedID 36712938

  • A Language-Based Method for Assessing Symbolic Boundary Maintenance between Social Groups SOCIOLOGICAL METHODS & RESEARCH Bhatt, A. M., Goldberg, A., Srivastava, S. B. 2022
  • Aligning Differences: Discursive Diversity and Team Performance MANAGEMENT SCIENCE Lix, K., Goldberg, A., Srivastava, S. B., Valentine, M. A. 2022
  • Associative Diffusion and the Pitfalls of Structural Reductionism AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW Goldberg, A. 2021
  • Duality in Diversity: How Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Cultural Heterogeneity Relate to Firm Performance ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY Corritore, M., Goldberg, A., Srivastava, S. B. 2020; 65 (2): 359–94
  • THE NEW ANALYTICS OF CULTURE HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Corritore, M., Goldberg, A., Srivastava, S. B. 2020; 98 (1): 76–83
  • Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence (Book Review) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY Book Review Authored by: Goldberg, A. 2019; 125 (1): 312–14

    View details for DOI 10.1086/703455

    View details for Web of Science ID 000472682100030

  • Beyond Social Contagion: Associative Diffusion and the Emergence of Cultural Variation AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW Goldberg, A., Stein, S. K. 2018; 83 (5): 897–932
  • Searching for Homo Economicus: Variation in Americans' Construals of and Attitudes toward Markets ARCHIVES EUROPEENNES DE SOCIOLOGIE DiMaggio, P., Goldberg, A. 2018; 59 (2): 151–89
  • Culture out of attitudes: Relationality, population heterogeneity and attitudes toward science and religion in the U.S POETICS DiMaggio, P., Sotoudeh, R., Goldberg, A., Shepherd, H. 2018; 68: 31–51
  • Enculturation Trajectories: Language, Cultural Adaptation, and Individual Outcomes in Organizations MANAGEMENT SCIENCE Srivastava, S. B., Goldberg, A., Manian, V., Potts, C. 2018; 64 (3): 1348–64
  • Language as a Window into Culture CALIFORNIA MANAGEMENT REVIEW Srivastava, S. B., Goldberg, A. 2017; 60 (1): 56–69
  • Spillovers Inside Conglomerates: Incentives and Capital REVIEW OF FINANCIAL STUDIES Duchin, R., Goldberg, A., Sosyura, D. 2017; 30 (5): 1696-1743

    View details for DOI 10.1093/rfs/hhw095

    View details for Web of Science ID 000400899900008

  • Beyond the Beat: Musicians Building Community in Nashville (Book Review) ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY Book Review Authored by: Goldberg, A. 2017; 62 (1): NP6-NP7
  • Alignment at Work: Using Language to Distinguish the Internalization and Self-Regulation Components of Cultural Fit in Organizations Doyle, G., Goldberg, A., Srivastava, S. B., Frank, M. C., Barzilay, R., Kan, M. Y. ASSOC COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS-ACL. 2017: 603-612
  • Fitting In or Standing Out? The Tradeoffs of Structural and Cultural Embeddedness AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW Goldberg, A., Srivastava, S. B., Manian, V. G., Monroe, W., Potts, C. 2016; 81 (6): 1190-1222
  • What Does It Mean to Span Cultural Boundaries? Variety and Atypicality in Cultural Consumption AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW Goldberg, A., Hannan, M. T., Kovacs, B. 2016; 81 (2): 215-241
  • In defense of forensic social science BIG DATA & SOCIETY Goldberg, A. 2015; 2 (2)
  • Neither Ideologues nor Agnostics: Alternative Voters' Belief System in an Age of Partisan Politics AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY Baldassarri, D., Goldberg, A. 2014; 120 (1): 45-95


    How do Americans organize their political beliefs? This article argues that party polarization and the growing prominence of moral issues in recent decades have catalyzed different responses by different groups of Americans. The article investigates systematic heterogeneity in the organization of political attitudes using relational class analysis, a graph-based method for detecting multiple patterns of opinion in survey data. Three subpopulations, each characterized by a distinctive way of organizing its political beliefs, are identified: ideologues, whose political attitudes strongly align with either liberal or conservative categories; alternatives, who are instead morally conservative but economically liberal, or vice versa; and agnostics, who exhibit weak associations between political beliefs. Individuals' sociodemographic profiles, particularly their income, education, and religiosity, lie at the core of the different ways in which they understand politics. Results show that while ideologues have gone through a process of issue alignment, alternatives have grown increasingly apart from the political agendas of both parties. The conflictual presence of conservative and liberal preferences has often been resolved by alternative voters in favor of the Republican Party.

    View details for DOI 10.1086/676042

    View details for Web of Science ID 000347235300002

  • Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music (Book Review) AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY Book Review Authored by: Goldberg, A. 2013; 118 (4): 1145-1147

    View details for DOI 10.1086/668542

    View details for Web of Science ID 000317580100023