Dr Sarah Otner

About

I am a behavioral scientist focused on how individuals gain and maintain social status for themselves, and how they judge deservingness to allocate social status to others. My principal research interests combine organization theory, strategy, networks, and innovation; I use approaches from economic sociology, social psychology, and economics. I adopt interdisciplinary research tools – including experimentation, computational social science, and mixed-methods approaches. Building on Robert K. Merton's theories of status and competition, I endeavor to identify pathways to impact for society to solve its "wicked problems", especially inequality.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour

Qualifications

  • Ph.D.
  • FHEA
  • CMBE
  • FRSA

Teaching and learning

I teach courses at all levels (Undergraduate through Executive MBA) in organizational behavior, organization theory, negotiations, networks, innovation, and leadership.

Qualifications and expertise

  • External Examining (AdvanceHE)
  • Case Method (Harvard Business Publishing)
  • #IamRemarkable (Google)
  • Writing Retreat Facilitator (Rowena Murray Method)

Undergraduate courses taught

Research

My  research  focuses  on  awards  and  prizes.  I  study  the  design  of,  and  the  mechanisms  that  drive,  competitions.  My  current  work  involves  peer  effects  among  elites,  and  invisible  status  effects  during  blinded  judging.  A  second  stream  of  my  research  examines  innovation  tournaments,  and  particularly  Grand  Challenge  prizes.  My  ongoing  projects include:  prize  scarcity,  prize  sharing,  establishment  of  new  prizes,  and  prize  refusals.

Refereed Publications - http://bit.ly/ScholarSMGO

Areas of specialism

  • Status
  • Prizes
  • Networks
  • Culture
  • Innovation

Scholarly affiliations

  • Academy of Management (USA)
  • American Sociological Association
  • British Academy of Management
  • Women in Business Education

Publications

Number of items: 9.

Article

Betancourt, Nathan, Jochem, Torsten and Otner, Sarah M. G. (2022) Standing on the shoulders of giants : how star scientists influence their co-authors. Research Policy, 52(1), p. 104624. ISSN (print) 0048-7333

Schweinsberg, Martin, Feldman, Michael, Staub, Nicola, van den Akker, Olmo R., van Aert, Robbie C.M., van Assen, Marcel A.L.M., Liu, Yang, Althoff, Tim, Heer, Jeffrey, Kale, Alex, Mohamed, Zainab, Amireh, Hashem, Venkatesh Prasad, Vaishali, Bernstein, Abraham, Robinson, Emily, Snellman, Kaisa, Amy Sommer, S., Otner, Sarah M.G., Robinson, David, Madan, Nikhil, Silberzahn, Raphael, Goldstein, Pavel, Tierney, Warren, Murase, Toshio, Mandl, Benjamin, Viganola, Domenico, Strobl, Carolin, Schaumans, Catherine B.C., Kelchtermans, Stijn, Naseeb, Chan, Mason Garrison, S., Yarkoni, Tal, Richard Chan, C.S., Adie, Prestone, Alaburda, Paulius, Albers, Casper, Alspaugh, Sara, Alstott, Jeff, Nelson, Andrew A., Ariño de la Rubia, Eduardo, Arzi, Adbi, Bahník, Štěpán, Baik, Jason, Winther Balling, Laura, Banker, Sachin, AA Baranger, David, Barr, Dale J., Barros-Rivera, Brenda, Bauer, Matt, Blaise, Enuh, Boelen, Lisa, Bohle Carbonell, Katerina, Briers, Robert A., Burkhard, Oliver, Canela, Miguel-Angel, Castrillo, Laura, Catlett, Timothy, Chen, Olivia, Clark, Michael, Cohn, Brent, Coppock, Alex, Cugueró-Escofet, Natàlia, Curran, Paul G., Cyrus-Lai, Wilson, Dai, David, Valentino Dalla Riva, Giulio, Danielsson, Henrik, Russo, Rosaria de F.S.M., de Silva, Niko, Derungs, Curdin, Dondelinger, Frank, Duarte de Souza, Carolina, Tyson Dube, B., Dubova, Marina, Mark Dunn, Ben, Adriaan Edelsbrunner, Peter, Finley, Sara, Fox, Nick, Gnambs, Timo, Gong, Yuanyuan, Grand, Erin, Greenawalt, Brandon, Han, Dan, Hanel, Paul H.P., Hong, Antony B., Hood, David, Hsueh, Justin, Huang, Lilian, Hui, Kent N., Hultman, Keith A., Javaid, Azka, Ji Jiang, Lily, Jong, Jonathan, Kamdar, Jash, Kane, David, Kappler, Gregor, Kaszubowski, Erikson, Kavanagh, Christopher M., Khabsa, Madian, Kleinberg, Bennett, Kouros, Jens, Krause, Heather, Krypotos, Angelos-Miltiadis, Lavbič, Dejan, Ling Lee, Rui, Leffel, Timothy, Yang Lim, Wei, Liverani, Silvia, Loh, Bianca, Lønsmann, Dorte, Wei Low, Jia, Lu, Alton, MacDonald, Kyle, Madan, Christopher R., Hjorth Madsen, Lasse, Maimone, Christina, Mangold, Alexandra, Marshall, Adrienne, Ester Matskewich, Helena, Mavon, Kimia, McLain, Katherine L., McNamara, Amelia A., McNeill, Mhairi, Mertens, Ulf, Miller, David, Moore, Ben, Moore, Andrew, Nantz, Eric, Nasrullah, Ziauddin, Nejkovic, Valentina, Nell, Colleen S, Arthur Nelson, Andrew, Nilsonne, Gustav, Nolan, Rory, O'Brien, Christopher E., O'Neill, Patrick, O'Shea, Kieran, Olita, Toto, Otterbacher, Jahna, Palsetia, Diana, Pereira, Bianca, Pozdniakov, Ivan, Protzko, John, Reyt, Jean-Nicolas, Riddle, Travis, (Akmal) Ridhwan Omar Ali, Amal, Ropovik, Ivan, Rosenberg, Joshua M., Rothen, Stephane, Schulte-Mecklenbeck, Michael, Sharma, Nirek, Shotwell, Gordon, Skarzynski, Martin, Stedden, William, Stodden, Victoria, Stoffel, Martin A., Stoltzman, Scott, Subbaiah, Subashini, Tatman, Rachael, Thibodeau, Paul H., Tomkins, Sabina, Valdivia, Ana, Druijff-van de Woestijne, Gerrieke B., Viana, Laura, Villesèche, Florence, Duncan Wadsworth, W., Wanders, Florian, Watts, Krista, Wells, Jason D, Whelpley, Christopher E., Won, Andy, Wu, Lawrence, Yip, Arthur, Youngflesh, Casey, Yu, Ju-Chi, Zandian, Arash, Zhang, Leilei, Zibman, Chava and Luis Uhlmann, Eric (2021) Same data, different conclusions : radical dispersion in empirical results when independent analysts operationalize and test the same hypothesis. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 165, pp. 228-249. ISSN (print) 0749-5978

Landy, Justin F., Jia, Miaolei (Liam), Ding, Isabel L., Viganola, Domenico, Tierney, Warren, Dreber, Anna, Johannesson, Magnus, Pfeiffer, Thomas, Ebersole, Charles R., Gronau, Quentin F., Ly, Alexander, van den Bergh, Don, Marsman, Maarten, Derks, Koen, Wagenmakers, Eric-Jan, Proctor, Andrew, Bartels, Daniel M., Bauman, Christopher W., Brady, William J., Cheung, Felix, Cimpian, Andrei, Dohle, Simone, Donnellan, M. Brent, Hahn, Adam, Hall, Michael P., Jiménez-Leal, William, Johnson, David J., Lucas, Richard E., Monin, Benoît, Montealegre, Andres, Mullen, Elizabeth, Pang, Jun, Ray, Jennifer, Reinero, Diego A., Reynolds, Jesse, Sowden, Walter, Storage, Daniel, Su, Runkun, Tworek, Christina M., Van Bavel, Jay J., Walco, Daniel, Wills, Julian, Xu, Xiaobing, Yam, Kai Chi, Yang, Xiaoyu, Cunningham, William A., Schweinsberg, Martin, Urwitz, Molly, The Crowdsourcing Hypothesis Tests Collaboration, ..., Otner, Sarah M. G., ... and Uhlmann, Eric L. (2020) Crowdsourcing hypothesis tests : making transparent how design choices shape research results. Psychological Bulletin, 146(5), pp. 451-479. ISSN (print) 0033-2909

Otner, Sarah M. G. (2018) Near-winners in status competitions : neglected sources of dynamism in the Matthew Effect. Journal of Management Inquiry, 27(4), pp. 374-377. ISSN (print) 1056-4926

Otner, Sarah M. G. (2018) Older, but wiser? "The Matthew Effect" at 50 : introduction to the dialog. Journal of Management Inquiry, 27(4), pp. 359-361. ISSN (print) 1056-4926

Betancourt, Nathan, Kovács, Balázs and Otner, Sarah M. G. (2018) The perception of status : how we infer the status of others from their social relationships. Network Science, 6(3), pp. 319-347. ISSN (print) 2050-1242

Conference or Workshop Item

Otner, Sarah (2023) The smell of victory : prizes in the fragrance industry. In: 39th EGOS Colloquium : Pre-Colloquium Development Workshop (PDW) : Social Evaluations in Organization Studies; 06-08 Jul 2023, Cagliari, Italy. (Unpublished)

Otner, Sarah (2022) Grant-giving governance : do near-winners make better judges? In: The Conference on Field Experiments in Strategy (CFXS); 15-16 Sep 2022, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Adorjani, Roland and Otner, Sarah (2022) Partisan divergence in political discourse in the UK Brexit referendum : consequences for culture and classification. In: 14th Annual Conference of the International Network of Analytical Sociologists (INAS); 26-27 May 2022, Florence, Italy. (Unpublished)

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