Tristan L. Botelho

Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior

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Professor Botelho’s research interests include digital platforms and entrepreneurship, with a focus on questions related to careers, innovation, social evaluation, and strategy. In current work, he explores how factors unrelated to quality, such as gender and social influence, affect the ratings investment professionals receive. In other work, he focuses on how employer characteristics affect the likelihood that an employee becomes an entrepreneur and how an entrepreneur’s social network affects their performance. His research has appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, and London School of Economics Business Review, and has won best paper and best dissertation awards



  • PhD, MIT Sloan School of Management, 2017
  • SM, MIT Sloan School of Management, 2015
  • BS & BA, Providence College, 2007


  • Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management, 2017
  • Winner of the INFORMS Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition, 2016
  • Best Student Paper Award, Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management, 2015