Assistant Professor of Strategy
McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
My research draws on organization theory to study individual outcomes like entrepreneurship and mobility; organizational behaviors like hiring, staffing, and retention; and organizational outcomes like founding, change, and survival. I am particularly interested in new organizations, labor markets, and social networks.
- de Figueiredo, Rui J.P., Evan Rawley, and Christopher I. Rider (forthcoming). “Why are firms rigid? A general framework and empirical tests.” Organization Science. [pdf]
- Rider, Christopher I. and Giacomo Negro (2015). "Organizational failure and intraprofessional status loss." Organization Science. Vol. 26. No. 3: 633-649. [pdf]
- Rider, Christopher I. and David Tan (2015). "Labor market advantages of organizational status: A study of lateral partner hiring by large U.S. law firms." Organization Science. Vol. 26. No. 2: 356-372. [pdf]
- Haveman, Heather A. and Christopher I. Rider (2014). "The spatial scope of competition and the geographic distribution of entrepreneurship: Magazine foundings and the U.S. Post Office." Sociological Science, Vol. 1: 111-127 [pdf]
- Rider, Christopher I. (2012). "How employees' prior affiliations constrain organizational network change: A study of U.S. venture capital and private equity." Administrative Science Quarterly. Vol. 57. No. 3. 453-483. [pdf]
- Rider, Christopher I. and Anand Swaminathan (2012). "They just fade away: Mortality in the U.S. venture capital industry." Industrial and Corporate Change. Vol. 21. No. 1. 151-185. [pdf]
- Roberts, Peter W., Mukti Khaire, and Christopher I. Rider (2011). “Isolating the symbolic implications of employee mobility: Price increases after hiring winemakers from prominent wineries.” American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings. Vol. 101. No. 3. 147-151. [pdf]
- Audia, Pino G. and Christopher I. Rider (2010). "Close, but not the same: Locally-headquartered organizations and agglomeration economies in a declining industry." Research Policy. Vol. 39. No. 3. 360-374. [pdf]
- Rider, Christopher I. (2009). “Constraint on the control benefits of brokerage: A study of placement agents in U.S. venture capital fundraising." Administrative Science Quarterly. Vol. 54. No. 4. 575-601. [pdf]
- Audia, Pino G. and Christopher I. Rider (2006). "Entrepreneurs as organizational products: Revisited." The Psychology of Entrepreneurship. J.R. Baum, R.A. Baron and M. Frese (Eds.). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. [pdf]
- Audia, Pino G. and Christopher I. Rider (2005). "A garage and an idea: What more does an entrepreneur need?" California Management Review. Vol. 48. No. 1. 6-28. [pdf]
Most manuscripts can be downloaded at my SSRN author page.
- Rider, Christopher I., Adina D. Sterling, and David Tan. “Career mobility and racial diversity in law firms.” Conditionally accepted, Diversity in Practice: Race, Class, and Gender in Legal and Professional Careers (Cambridge Univ. Press). [pdf]
- Rider, Christopher I. "Educational credentials and intra-occupational inequality: Evidence from law firm dissolutions." [pdf]
- Chen, Jing and Christopher I. Rider. "Still the same: The new venture diversity imperative and workforce segregation." [pdf]
- Tan, David and Christopher I. Rider. “Let them go? How losing personnel to competitors can enhance firm status.”
- Rider, Christopher I., James B. Wade, Anand Swaminathan, and Andreas Schwab. "Racial disparity in promotion rates of National Football League coaches."
- Rider, Christopher I., Peter Thompson, Aleksandra J. Kacperczyk, and Joacim Tåg. “Experience and entrepreneurship.” [pdf]
- Sterling, Adina D. and Christopher I. Rider. "Educational affiliations and intra-organizational allocations of labor." [pdf]
- Haveman, Heather A. and C. I. Rider. “Place and space: The development of communication systems and competitive differentiation among startups.”