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Team Science

National Research Council, Committee on the Science of Team Science, Nancy J. Cooke and Margaret L. Hilton (Eds). "Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science." As a member of the National Research Council Committee on the Science of Team Science, co-authored a 2015 report along with Nancy J. Cooke (Chair), Roger D. Blandford, Jonathon N. Cummings, Stephen M. Fiore, Kara L. Hall, James S. Jackson, John L. King, Steven W. J. Kozlowski, Judith S. Olson, Jeremy A. Sabloff, Daniel S. Stokols, and Hannah Valantine, 2015.

Athena Unbound

Etzkowitz, Henry, Carol Kemelgor, and Brian Uzzi. "Athena Unbound: The Advancement of Women in Science and Technology." Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Embeddedness & Corporate Change in the Global Economy

Tzeng, Rueyling and Brian Uzzi (eds). "Embeddedness & Corporate Change in the Global Economy. Lang Publishing, Inc., 2000.


Research Articles

Mukherjee, Satyam, Daniel Romero, Ben Jones, Brian Uzzi (2017) "The Nearly Universal Link Between the Age of Past Knowledge and Tomorrow’s Breakthroughs in Science and Technology". Science Advances, April 2017.

Whalen, Ryan, Satyam Mukherjee, Brian Uzzi (Forthcoming 2017) "Legal Decision Evolution: Temporal Patterns of Precedent Citation & Judicial Opinion Impact." Elon Law Journal.

Soderstrom, Sara B., Brian Uzzi, Derek D. Rucker, James H. Fowler, Daniel Diermeier. "Timing Matters: How Social Influence Affects Adoption Pre- and Post-Product Release". Sociological Science, DOI 10.15195/v3.a40, October 2016.

Bessi, Alessandro, Fabiana Zollo, Michela Del Vicario, Michelangelo Puliga, Antonio Scala, Guido Caldarelli, Brian Uzzi, Walter Quattrociocchi. "Users Polarization on Facebook and Youtube". PLoS ONE 11(8): e0159641, August 2016.

Liu, Bin, Ramesh Govindan and Brian Uzzi. "Do Emotions Expressed Online Correlate with Actual Changes in Decision-Making?: The Case of Stock Day Traders". PLoS ONE 11(1): e0144945, January 2016.

Romero, Daniel, Brian Uzzi and Jon Kleinberg. “Social Networks Under Stress” In Proceedings of the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), 2016.

Horvat, Agnes. E., Jay Uparna and Brian Uzzi. "Market- vs network relations: The role of friends in the early stages of bidding in crowdfunding." IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining Proceedings, 2015, 226-233.

Satyam Mukherjee, Brian Uzzi, Ben Jones, and Michael Stringer. “A New Method for Identifying Recombinations of Existing Knowledge Associated with High-Impact Innovation.” Journal of Product Innovation Management, 2015. doi: 10.1111/jpim.12294

Romero, Daniel, Roderick Swaab, Brian Uzzi, and Adam Galinsky. "Mimicry is Presidential: Linguistic Style Matching in Presidential Debates and Improved Polling Numbers.” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, vol. 41 no. 10 1311-1319.

Saavedra, Serguei, Luis J Gilarranz, Rudolf P Rohr, Michael Schnabel, Brian Uzzi and Jordi Bascompte. “Stock fluctuations are correlated and amplified across networks of interlocking directorates.” EPJ Data Science, 3:30, 2014.

Csermely, Peter, Andres London, Ling.-Yun Wu and Brian Uzzi. "Structure and dynamics of core-periphery networks." J. Complex Networks, 2013. doi:10.1093/comnet/cnt016

Uzzi, Brian, Satyam Mukherjee, Michael Stringer, and Benjamin F. Jones. "Atypical Combinations and Scientific Impact." Science 342, 268-472, 2013.

Susan Lu, Ginger Zhe Jin, Brian Uzzi, and Benjamin F Jones. "The Retraction Penalty: Evidence from the Web of Science." Nature Scientific Reports, 2013.

Saavedra, Serguei, R. Dean Malmgren, Nicholas Switanek, and Brian Uzzi. "Foraging under conditions of short-term exploitative competition: the case of stock traders."  Proceedings of the British Royal Society B, vol. 280 no. 1755 2012290, 1471-2954, 2013.

Lancaster, Ryon and Brian Uzzi. "Legally Charged: Embeddedness and Profits in Large Law Firms." Sociological Focus, v45, Issue 1, 1-22, 2012.

Uzzi, Brian and Shannon Dunlap. "Make Your Enemies Your Allies," Harvard Business Review, 133-138, May 2012.

Saavedra, Serguei, Daniel Stouffer, Brian Uzzi, and Jordi Bascompte. "Strong contributors to network persistence are the most vulnerable to extinction," Nature, 478, 233–235, October 2011. doi:10.1038/nature10433

Wuchty, Stefan and Brian Uzzi. "Human Communication Dynamics: A Study of the Agreement between Self-reported and Email Derived Social Networks,"PLoS ONE 6(11): e26972. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026972, 2011.

Saavedra, Serguei, Jordi Duch, and Brian Uzzi. "Tracking traders’ understanding of the market using e-communication data," PLoS ONE 6(10): e26705.doi:10.1371/journal.pone. 0026705, 2011

Saavedraa, Serguei, Kathleen Hagerty, and Brian Uzzi. "Synchronicity, instant messaging, and performance among financial traders", Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 2011: 1018462108v1-201018462

Saavedra, Serguei, Brian Uzzi and Felix Reed-Tsochas. "More on Bipartite Networks and Cooperation in Ecological and Organizational Networks."  In Felix Reed Tsochas and Neil Johnson (eds.) Complex Systems and Interdisciplinary Sciences. London: World Scientific Publishing, 2011.

Börner, Katy, Noshir Contractor, Holly Falk-Krzesinski, Stephen Fiore, Kara Hall, Joann Keyton, Bonnie Spring, Daniel Stokols, William Trochim and Brian Uzzi. "A Multi-Level Systems Perspective for the Science of Team Science," Science Translational Medicine, 2010, Volume 2, Issue 49.

Falk-Krzesinski, Holly, Katy Börner, Noshir Contractor, Stephen M. Fiore, Kara L. Hall, Joann Keyton, Bonnie Spring, Daniel Stokols, William Trochim, and Brian Uzzi. "Advancing the Science of Team Science," CTS JOURNAL, Vol 3 (5), 2010.

Rivera, Mark, Sara Soderstrom, Brian Uzzi. "Dynamics of Dyads in Social Networks: Assortative, Relational, and Proximity Mechanisms,"  Annual Review of Sociology. 91-115, 2010. 

Saavedra, Serguei, Felix Reed-Tsochas, and Brian Uzzi. "A simple model of bipartite cooperation for ecological and organizational networks," Nature, 2009, 457:463-466.

Jones, Ben, Stefan Wuchty, and Brian Uzzi. "Multi-university Research Teams: Shifting Impact, Geography, and Stratification in Science,"  Science, 2008, 322: 1259-1262

Saavedra, Serguei, Felix Reed-Tsochas, and Brian Uzzi. "Asymmetric Disassembly and Robustness in Declining Networks," Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Fall 2008, 105:16466-16471.

Uzzi, Brian. "A Social Network's Changing Statistical Properties and the Quality of Human Innovation," Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, June 2008, Vol. 41 Number 22, 224023 (12pgs)

Wuchty, Stefan, Ben Jones, and Brian Uzzi. "Science Commentary: Why Do Team-Authored Papers Get Cited More?" Science, September 2007, 317: 1496-1498

Uzzi, Brian, Luis Amaral, and Felix Reed-Tsochas. "Small-World Networks and Management Science Research: a Review," European Management Review, Summer 2007, 4: 77–91

Amaral, Luis and Brian Uzzi. "Complex Systems- A New Paradigm for the Integrative Study of Management, Physical, and Technological Systems," Management Science, June 2007, 53:1033–1035.

Wuchty, Stefan, Ben Jones, and Brian Uzzi. "The Increasing Dominance of Teams in the Production of Knowledge," Science, May 2007, 316:1036-1039.

Uzzi, Brian and Jarrett Spiro. "Collaboration and Creativity: The Small World Problem," American Journal of Sociology, Sept 2005, 111:447-504.

Uzzi, Brian and Shannon Dunlap. "How To Build Your Network," Harvard Business Review, December 2005, Vol. 83 Issue 12, p53-60.

Guimera, Roger, Brian Uzzi, Jarrett Spiro, and Luis A. Nunes Amaral. "Team Assembly Mechanisms Determine Collaboration Network Structure and Team Performance," Science, 2005, 308:697-702.

Uzzi, Brian and Ryon Lancaster. "Embeddedness and Price Formation in the Corporate Law Market," American Sociological Review, June 2004, v69: 319-344.

Uzzi, Brian and Ryon Lancaster. "Relational Embeddedness and Learning: The Case of Bank Loan Managers and Their Clients," Management Science, 2003, v 49: 383-399.

UzzI, Brian and James Gillespie. "Knowledge Spillover in Corporate Financing Networks: Embeddedness, Network Transitivity and Trade Credit Performance," Strategic Management Journal, 2002, v23:595-618.

Uzzi, Brian. "Embeddedness in the Making of Financial Capital: How Social Relations and Networks Benefit Firms Seeking Finance," American Sociological Review, 1999, v64: 481-505.

Uzzi, Brian and Zoe Barsness. "Contingent Employment in British Establishments: Organizational Determinants of the Use of Fixed-term and Part-time Workers," Social Forces, 1998, v76: 967-1006.

Uzzi, Brian."Social Structure and Competition in Interfirm Networks: The Paradox of Embeddedness," Administrative Science Quarterly, March 1997, 42:35-67.

Uzzi, Brian. "Towards a Network Perspective on Organizational Decline," The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 1997, v17: 111-155.

Uzzi, Brian. "The Sources and Consequences of Embeddedness for the Economic Performance of Organizations: The Network Effect," American Sociological Review, 1996, v61(4): 674-698.

Etzkowitz, Henry, Carol Kemelgor, Michael Neusthatz, and Brian Uzzi. "The Paradox of Critical Mass for Women in Science," Science, 1994, 226:51-55.

Davis-Blake, Alison and Brian Uzzi. "Determinants of Employment Externalization: The Case of Temporary Workers and Independent Contractors," Administrative Science Quarterly, 1993, 38: 195-223.

Popular Press Articles

Uzzi, Brian: "How Human-Machine Learning Partnerships Can Reduce Unconscious Bias." Entrepreneur, July 2016.

Uzzi, Brian. “This Can Be Hillary Clinton's Secret Weapon In Tonight’s Debate.” Fortune, March 2016.

Uzzi, Brian. “Everyone Will Tweet About This Ad On Super Bowl Sunday.” Fortune, February 2016.

Cerf, Moran and Brian Uzzi. "How Humans Plus Machines Will Equal Amazing Advancements." Entrepreneur, February 2016.

Uzzi, Brian. " Great Leaders Can Think Like Each Member of Their Team." Harvard Business Review, July 2015.