Elena Obukhova

Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

Assistant Professor

1001 Sherbrooke St. West

Montreal, Quebec H3A1G5 H3A 2M1

Canada

http://https://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/elena-obukhova

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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1.

Why Was There No Fashion in Mao’s China? Effects of Politics on Culture in the Case of Chinese Naming Practices

Number of pages: 77 Posted: 06 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 15 Nov 2015
Elena Obukhova, Ezra W. Zuckerman and Jiayin Zhang
Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Differentiation, fashion, politics, China

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Do Job-Seekers Benefit from Contacts? A Within-Individual Test with Contemporaneous Searches

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4971-12
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 08 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 11 Dec 2013
Elena Obukhova and George Lan
Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University and MIT Sloan School of Management
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Labor markets, social capital, job search, network causality, school-to-work transition

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Why Not All Sea-Turtles Become Brokers: The Conflict between Category Membership and Brokerage among Returnee-Firms in China

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4899-11
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 28 May 2012 Last Revised: 10 Dec 2012
Elena Obukhova
Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
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Category, brokerage, entrepreneurship, state, China

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Motivation vs. Relevance: Using Strong Ties to Find a Job in Urban China

Social Science Research, Forthcoming, MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 4898-11
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 09 May 2011 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2014
Elena Obukhova
Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
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Social networks, job search, strength-of-strong-ties, within-individual methodology, China

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Scouting for Good Jobs: Gender and Networking in Job Search

Tuck School of Business Working Paper No. 2995471
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 04 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 23 Jul 2019
Elena Obukhova and Adam M. Kleinbaum
Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University and Tuck School of Business
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Networking, Social Networks, Gender, Labor Markets

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A Lack of Security or of Cultural Capital? Acculturative Conservatism in the Naming Choices of Early 20th-Century U.S. Jews

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 09 Oct 2014
Jiayin Zhang, Ezra W. Zuckerman and Elena Obukhova
Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University
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Immigration, fashion, acculturation, American Jews, naming

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When Politics Froze Fashion: The Effect of the Cultural Revolution on Naming in Beijing

American Journal of Sociology 120: 4 (September 2014): 555–83
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 18 Nov 2015
Elena Obukhova, Ezra W. Zuckerman and Jiayin Zhang
Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management
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culture, fashion, names, China

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Market Transition and Network-Based Job Matching in China: The Referrer Perspective

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 18 Apr 2019
Elena Obukhova and Brian Rubineau
Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University and Cornell University
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social networks, labor markets, job search, recruitment, referrals, market transition, China

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The Role of Returnee-Entrepreneurs in Cluster Emergence: The Case of Shanghai’s Semiconductor-Design Industry

Posted: 26 May 2012
Elena Obukhova
Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

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Clusters, returnees, multinational corporations, China