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Elena Obukhova

Assistant Professor

Desautels Faculty of Management
McGill University


Topic Areas

Careers, Entrepreneurship, Gender and Diversity, Social Issues

Trending Topics

COVID, Future of Work

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Biography

Elena Obukhova is an Assistant Professor in Strategy and Organization at the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. She is an economic sociologist who focuses on how relationships, gender, politics and other social processes shape market outcomes. Her recent paper has explored gender differences in networking.

One stream of Elena's research investigates the value of social connections in job search. A second stream examines what enables individuals and organizations to act in non-conformist fashion. With Daphne Demetry, she is currently conducting research on entrepreneurial resilience during Covid-19 pandemic.  Her work uses a variety of methods, including survey research, simulations, experiments and big data.

Elena is a recipient of Insight Development grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Fulbright-Hays Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Education, and two Fellowships from the Social Science Research Council. She currently serves on editorial boards of Organization Science and Management and Organization Review. 


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