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Nicholas A. Hays

Nicholas A. Hays

Joined Stern 2012

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West Fourth Street, 7-01A
New York, NY 10012

E-mail nhays@stern.nyu.edu

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Nicholas Hays joined the Stern School of Business as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations in August 2012. He will teach a course in management and organizational analysis in Spring 2013.

Professor Hays' research interests include the effects of social hierarchy on individuals' decisions and behaviors. In particular, he is interested in how people respond to power and status hierarchies and the ways in which they navigate and negotiate their way in these hierarchies. His work has been published in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science.

Professor Hays received a B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Management from UCLA.

Research Interests

  • Status and power hierarchies
  • Intragroup conflict
  • Conformity and influence

Academic Background

Ph.D., Management, 2012
University of California, Los Angeles

B.A., Psychology, 2000
University of Pennsylvania

B.S., Economics, 2000
University of Pennsylvania

Awards & Appointments

International Association of Conflict Management (IACM) Best Theoretical Conference Paper 2008

Selected Publications

Bendersky, C., & Hays, N. A. (2012)
Status conflict in groups
Organization Science, 23(2), 323-340

Goldstein, N. J., & Hays, N. A. (2011)
Illusory Power Transference: The Vicarious Experience of Power
Administrative Science Quarterly, 56(4), 593-621

Areas of Expertise


  • Competition/Rivalry
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Team Dynamics & Performance