Ben A. Rissing

Benjamin Rissing
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Ben A. Rissing

Assistant Professor
Organizational Behavior

Overview

Ben Rissing studies employment-relevant decisions in organizations, including businesses, government, and academic institutions. His research contributes to the sociology, industrial relations, and management literature on work and organizations, labor markets, and regulation (both public and private) – while examining settings including immigrant work authorization decisions, university admissions assessments, and voluntary codes of conduct. Ben’s research seeks ordered theoretical explanations, supported by empirical and qualitative analyses, to better understand complex social processes of managerial and policy importance. His teaching interests include organizational behavior, labor markets and employment, networks, and inequality.

Dr. Rissing earned his doctorate in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management; master’s degrees in management science and engineering management from MIT and Duke University, respectively; and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia. Before joining Cornell University, Ben was the Hugh W. Pearson Visiting Professor of Commerce, Organizations and Entrepreneurship at Brown University and a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Brown University Watson Institute for International Studies. He also previously conducted research as a Wertheim Fellow with the Harvard Law School.

Publications

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Ben A. Rissing. 2013. Highly-skilled Information and Technology Migrant Workers. in Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. Hoboken, NJ, United States: Wiley Blackwell, 2013. I. Ness and P. Bellwood. (1646-1651)

Book Reviews

  • Ben A. Rissing. 2017. Book Review of The Diversity Bargain and Other Dilemmas of Race, Admissions, and Meritocracy at Elite Universities. in Administrative Science Quarterly. Sage Publications, 2017. (1-3)
  • Ben A. Rissing. 2016. Book Review of Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs. in Organization Studies. Sage Publications, 2016. (1189-1192)

Honors and Awards

  • Finalist, Research Paper Competition, Wharton People and Analytics Conference. 2017
  • Class of 2017 Faculty and Staff Award, Cornell University. 2016
  • Undergraduate Teaching and Research Award, Brown University. 2015
  • National Finalist, White House Fellows Program. 2014
  • Best Paper Proceedings Recipient, Academy of Management. 2012
  • Award Recipient, U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Research Paper Program. 2011
Benjamin Rissing

Contact

Ives Hall, Room 393