Chris Rider is the Akkaway Term Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. Professor Rider is a social scientist whose research is situated at the intersection of sociology, strategy, and entrepreneurship. He studies how organizational reliance upon social structures like friends, communities, or employee networks for market information contributes to societal inequality and how entrepreneurship (sometimes) facilitates socioeconomic attainment.
His research is published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, Industrial & Corporate Change, Sociological Science, the American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings, and California Management Review. The Kauffman Foundation and the Law School Admissions Council have supported his research. He is a Senior Editor for Organization Science, an Associate Editor for Management Science, and he serves on the Administrative Science Quarterly editorial board.
Professor Rider teaches courses on strategic management, multinational business, data analytics, social networks, leadership, evidence-based management, and research methods.