Professor Kovács studies various topics in organization theory and strategy, including social networks, entrepreneurship, learning, diffusion, organizational identity, and status. He has investigated these issues in a variety of settings, including restaurants, movies, book publishing, innovation and patenting, and banks. His current work investigates the effects of category spanning and innovation in technological domains. Professor Kovács typically uses large-scale, “big data” approaches to study these questions, analyzing online reviews and social networks. His research appears in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Organization Science, Management Science, Nature Biotechnology, Research Policy, Social Networks, and Strategic Management Journal.
Professor Kovács received his PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Prior to joining the Yale School of Management, he was an assistant professor at the University of Lugano, Switzerland.