Pri Shah

Pri Shah

Department of Work and Organizations


  • MS 1991
    Organizational Behavior Northwestern University
  • PhD 1994
    Organizational Behavior Northwestern University
  • BA 1989
    Biology and Psychology University of Rochester


  • Social networks
  • Teams
  • Decision Making
  • Negotiation
  • Procedural Justice


Priti Pradhan Shah is an Associate Professor in the Department of Work and Organizations at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Her primary research areas are Social Networks, Teams and Decision-Making. Her research is published in Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes among others. Her areas of teaching expertise include Negotiations, Organizational Behavior, Teams and Social Networks. In addition to the Carlson School, she has taught at MIT and Yale. She also held a Visiting Scientist position at the Mayo Clinic during her sabbatical. Professor Shah has undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology from the University of Rochester. She holds a Masters and PhD in Organizational Behavior from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Selected Works & Activities

  • Journal Articles
    Jones, S.L. & Shah, P.P. (2016) "Diagnosing the Locus of Trust: A temporal perspective for trustor, trustee and dyadic influences on perceptions of trustworthiness," Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(3): 392
  • Journal Articles
    Shah, P.P., Bechara, J., Kolars, J., Drefahl, M., LaRusso, N., Wood, D., Spurrier, B. (2013) "Temporal Elements in Career Selection Decisions: An archival study investigating career selection decisions in medicine. Organization Science.
  • Journal Articles
    Wholey, D., Zhu, X., Knoke, D., Shah. P.P., Zellmer-Bruhn, M.E., Witeridge, T. (2012) "The Teamwork in Assertive Community Treatment (TACT) Scale: Development and Validation." Psychiatric Services
  • Journal Articles
    Ferrin, D., Dirks, K. & Shah, P. (2006) "Direct and Indirect Effects of Third-Party Relationships on Interpersonal Trust." Journal of Applied Psychology
  • Journal Articles
    Shah, P., Dirks, K., & Chervany, N. (2006) "The Multiple Pathways of High Performing Groups: The interaction of social networks and group processes." Journal of Organizational Behavior.
  • Journal Articles
    Shah, P.P. (2000) "Network Destruction: The structural implications of downsizing." Academy of Management Journal.
  • Journal Articles
    Shah, P.P. (1998). "Who are our social referents? A network perspective to determine the referent other." Academy of Management Journal, 41(3): 249-268.
    • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Applied Psychology
    • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Organizational Behavior
    • Editorial Board Member, Small Group Research

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