Sinan Aral

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

PhD Student

100 Main Street

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Cambridge, MA 02142

United States

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Scholarly Papers (30)

Information, Technology and Information Worker Productivity

Information Systems Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2014
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Boston University – Questrom School of Business
Downloads 7,588 (819)
Citation 13

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Social Networks, Productivity, Information Worker, IT, Multitasking, Dynamic Panel Data, System GMM

Information, Technology and Information Worker Productivity: Task Level Evidence

NBER Working Paper No. w13172
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 27 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 26 Feb 2015
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Boston University – Questrom School of Business
Downloads 203 (165,164)
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Which Came First, it or Productivity? Virtuous Cycle of Investment and Use in Enterprise Systems

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 08 Feb 2020
Sinan Aral, Erik Brynjolfsson and D. J. Wu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Georgia Institute of Technology - Ernest Scheller Jr. College of Business
Downloads 4,213 (2,345)
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Business Value of Information Technology, Productivity, Simultaneity, Causality, Software Investment, Production Function, Enterprise Resource Planning, Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management

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It Savvy Pays Off: How Top Performers Match it Portfolios And Organizational Practices

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4560-05, CISR Working Paper No. 353
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 09 Aug 2005
Peter Weill and Sinan Aral
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 3,309 (3,537)
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Retail, business model, IT and information management, IT enabled strategy, outsourcing

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Creating Social Contagion Through Viral Product Design: A Randomized Trial of Peer Influence in Networks

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 30 May 2010 Last Revised: 30 Aug 2012
Sinan Aral and Dylan Walker
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Boston University - Questrom School of Business
Downloads 2,975 (4,241)
Citation 53

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Peer Influence, Social Contagion, Social Networks, Viral Marketing, Information Systems, Randomized Experiment

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The Diversity-Bandwidth Tradeoff

American Journal of Sociology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 78 Posted: 22 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2011
Sinan Aral and Marshall W. Van Alstyne
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Boston University – Questrom School of Business
Downloads 2,716 (4,935)
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Social Networks, Social Capital, Information Content, Information Diversity, Network Size, Network Diversity, EMail Networks, Performance, Productivity, Information Work.

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Productivity Effects of Information Diffusion in Networks

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 May 2007
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Boston University – Questrom School of Business
Downloads 2,243 (6,812)
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Networks, Information Diffusion, Productivity, Email

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Tie Strength, Embeddedness & Social Influence: Evidence from a Large Scale Networked Experiment

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 09 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 25 Jan 2015
Sinan Aral and Dylan Walker
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Boston University - Questrom School of Business
Downloads 1,791 (9,926)
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Engineering Social Contagions: Optimal Network Seeding in the Presence of Homophily

Forthcoming in Network Science
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Feb 2011 Last Revised: 20 Feb 2013
Sinan Aral, Lev Muchnik and Arun Sundararajan
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Independent and NYU Stern School of Business
Downloads 1,756 (10,255)
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Mining Face-to-Face Interaction Networks using Sociometric Badges: Predicting Productivity in an IT Configuration Task

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 May 2008
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, MIT - Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Downloads 1,614 (11,714)
Citation 58

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Social Networks, Face-to-Face Communication, Information Worker, Productivity

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Three-Way Complementarities: Performance Pay, HR Analytics and Information Technology

Management Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 26 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 12 Jun 2014
Sinan Aral, Erik Brynjolfsson and Lynn Wu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
Downloads 1,557 (12,360)
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Incentive Systems, Information Technology, Monitoring, Complementarity, Enterprise Systems, ERP, Productivity, Production Function, Principal-Agent Model

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Information in Digital, Economic and Social Networks

Information Systems Research, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 05 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2012
NYU Stern School of Business, New York University, Tel Aviv University - Coller School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 1,449 (13,909)
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I.T. Assets, Organizational Capabilities and Firm Performance: Do Resource Allocations and Organizational Differences Explain Performance Variation?

Organization Science, Forthcoming, MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4632-06
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 16 Feb 2006 Last Revised: 24 Feb 2015
Sinan Aral and Peter Weill
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Center for Information Systems Research (CISR)
Downloads 1,293 (16,569)
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Business Value of Information Technology, Information Technology Assets, Resource Based Theory, Complementarities, IT Infrastructure, IT Capabilities, IT Practices, Firm Performance

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Harnessing the Digital Lens to Measure and Manage Information Work

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 17 Nov 2010
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Boston University – Questrom School of Business
Downloads 1,181 (19,022)

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Identifying Social Influence in Networks Using Randomized Experiments

IEEE Intelligent Systems, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 11 Aug 2011
Sinan Aral and Dylan Walker
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Boston University - Questrom School of Business
Downloads 878 (29,316)

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Peer Influence, Social Contagion, Social Networks, Endogeneity, Causality, Randomized Experiments

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Identifying Social Influence: A Comment on Opinion Leadership and Social Contagion in New Product Diffusion

Marketing Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2012
Sinan Aral
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 689 (40,914)
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Sociometric Badges: A New Tool for I.S. Research

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 22 Mar 2011
MIT - Media Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, MIT - Media Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Downloads 653 (43,920)
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Information Technology, Repeated Contracts and the Number of Suppliers

Forthcoming, Management Science
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 07 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2019
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, New York University (NYU) - Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 573 (52,135)
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Buyer-Supplier Relationships, Optimal Number of Suppliers, Transaction Cost Economics, Incomplete Contracts, Coordination Theory, Search Costs, IT Outsourcing, IT Vendors

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Networked Experiments

Forthcoming in The Oxford Handbook on the Economics of Networks
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 13 Jun 2015 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2015
Sinan Aral
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 569 (52,570)

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Content and Context: Identifying the Impact of Qualitative Information on Consumer Choice

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 16 Mar 2011
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business and Independent
Downloads 505 (61,081)
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Antecedents and Consequences of Mutual Knowledge in Teams

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Nov 2008
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Boston University – Questrom School of Business
Downloads 446 (71,217)
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Mutual Knowledge, Diversity, Social Networks, Demography, Geographic Dispersion, Information Distance, Teams, Performance

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What’s in a Username? Identity Cue Effects in Social Media

Number of pages: 51 Posted: 15 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 25 Jul 2019
Sean J. Taylor, Lev Muchnik and Sinan Aral
Independent, Independent and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 405 (79,849)
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Social Networks, Field Experiments, Heterogeneity, Social Media

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Social Media Sharing and Online News Consumption

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 14 Feb 2019
Sinan Aral and Michael Zhao
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 291 (116,169)
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Social Media, Online News, Instrumental Variables, Peer Effects

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Unpacking Novelty: The Anatomy of Brokers' "Vision Advantage"

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2020
Sinan Aral and Paramveer Dhillon
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Downloads 233 (145,256)

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Information worker productivity, Networks, Information Exchange, Information Channels, Information Flow, Knowledge Transfer, Content Analysis.

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Digital Paywall Design: Implications for Content Demand & Subscriptions

Forthcoming, Management Science
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 27 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2020
Sinan Aral and Paramveer Dhillon
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Downloads 187 (179,286)

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digital paywalls, news-media, content demand, subscription-based models, quasi-experiments

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Selection Effects in Online Sharing: Consequences for Peer Adoption

14th ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce, June 16-20, 2013, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 02 May 2013 Last Revised: 22 Aug 2014
Sean J. Taylor, Eytan Bakshy and Sinan Aral
Independent, Facebook and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 148 (217,970)
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experimentation, viral marketing, information diffusion, social advertising, econometrics

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The Engagement-Diversity Connection: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Spotify

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 13 Apr 2020
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Spotify, Spotify, Spotify, Spotify and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 116 (263,127)
Citation 1

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Recommender Systems, Field Experiments, Electronic Commerce, Diversity, Computational Social Science

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Social Advertising Effectiveness Across Products: A Large-Scale Field Experiment

Marketing Science, forthcoming
Number of pages: 61 Posted: 08 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2020
University of Washington - Michael G. Foster School of Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Georgia Institute of Technology - Scheller College of Business and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 74 (350,815)

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social networks; social influence; social advertising; product; heterogeneity; field experiments

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Reducing Interference Bias in Online Marketplace Pricing Experiments

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 09 Jun 2020
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Airbnb, Airbnb and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 55 (408,533)

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Design of experiments, Electronic markets and auctions, Interference, Cluster randomization, Airbnb

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Limiting Bias from Test-Control Interference in Online Marketplace Experiments

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 May 2020
David Holtz and Sinan Aral
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management
Downloads 36 (483,397)
Citation 1

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econometrics, field experiments, electronic commerce, electronic markets and auctions

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Generating Premium Returns on Your it Investments

Sloan Management Review, Vol. 47, No. 2, Winter 2006
Posted: 05 Nov 2006
Peter Weill and Sinan Aral
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management

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IT Business Value, IT Portfolio Management, Intangible Investments, Organizational Complements to IT