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Nathanael Fast

Associate Professor of Management and Organization
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Ph.D., Stanford University

Nathanael Fast studies the factors that facilitate and hinder effective leadership. His research examines the determinants and consequences of power and status in groups and organizations as well as the interpersonal processes that lead people, ideas, and practices to become and stay prominent. He is also interested in the psychological underpinnings of social networks as well as the individual and organizational implications of the adoption of new technologies. His findings have been published in top-tier academic journals and are featured regularly in popular media outlets. He earned his Ph.D. in organizational behavior at Stanford University and has received numerous awards for his teaching and research.

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Eric Anicich, Nathanael Fast, Nir Halevy, Adam Galinsky () "How Powerful, Low-Status Jobs Lead to Conflict ,"  Harvard Business Review, https://hbr.org/2016/02/how-powerful-low-status-jobs-lead-to-conflict.
Eric Anicich, Nathanael Fast, Nir Halevy, Adam Galinsky () "When the Bases of Social Hierarchy Collide: Power Without Status Drives Interpersonal Conflict ,"  Organization Science  27, 123 -140.
Kimberly Rios, Nathanael Fast, Deborah Gruenfeld () "Feeling High But Playing Low: Power, Need to Belong, and Submissive Behavior ,"  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin  41, 1135-1146.
Eric Anicich, Nathanael Fast, Halevy Nir, Galinsky Adam () "When the Bases of Social Hierarchy Collide: Power Without Status Drives Interpersonal Conflict ,"  Organization Science.
Nathanael Fast, Priyanka Joshi () "Decision Making at the Top: Benefits and Barriers ,"  The Psychology of Social Status.
Nathanael Fast, Ethan Burris, Caroline Bartel () "Managing to Stay in the Dark: Managerial Self-Efficacy and the Aversoin to Employee Voice ,"  Academy of Management Journal  57, 1013-1034.
Priyanka Joshi, Nathanael Fast () "I Am My (High-Power) Role: Power as a Determinant of Role Identification ,"  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin  39, 898-910.
Priyanka Joshi, Nathanael Fast () "Power and Reduced Temporal Discounting ,"  Psychological Science  24, 432-438.
Nathanael Fast, Niro Sivanathan, Nicole Mayer, Adam Galinsky () "Power and Overconfident Decision-Making ,"  Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes  117, 249-260.
Yeri Cho, Nathanael Fast () "Power, Defensive Denigration, and the Assuaging Effect of Gratitude Expression ,"  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology  48, 778-782.
Nathanael Fast, Nir Halevy, Adam Galinsky () "The Destructive Nature of Power Without Status ,"  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology  48, 391-394.
Nathanael Fast, Jennifer Overbeck () "The Curse of Power: Elevated Resource Control Hinders Self-Determination ,"  Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings.
Nathanael Fast () "Blame Contagion: The Automatic Transmission of Self-Serving Attributions ,"  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology  46, 97-106.
Nathanael Fast, Serena Chen () "When the Boss Feels Inadequate: Power, Incompetence, and Aggression ,"  Psychological Science  20, 1406-1413.
Nathanael Fast, Chip Heath, Wu George () "Common Ground and Cultural Prominence: How Conversation Reinforces Culture ,"  Psychological Science  20, 904-911.
Nathanael Fast, Deborah Gruenfeld, Niro Sivanathan, Adam Galinsky () "Illusory Control: A Generative Force Behind Power's Far-Reaching Effects ,"  Psychological Science  20, 502-508.
Kimberly Morrison, Nathanael Fast, Oscar Ybarra () "Group Status, Perceptions of Threat, and Support for Social Inequality ,"  Journal of Experimental Social Psychology  45, 204-210.
Kimberly Morrison, Nathanael Fast () "Perceived Intergroup Threat and the Status-Dominance Relationship ,"  Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings.