Research & Publications

"Gender Composition of Job Queues and Gender Disparities in Hiring." Campero, Santiago, and Roberto Fernandez. Social Forces. Forthcoming.
"Once in the Door: Gender, Tryouts, and the Initial Salaries of Managers." Sterling, Adina, and Roberto Fernandez. Management Science. Forthcoming.
"Worker Morale and Effort: Is the Relationship Causal?" Hassink, Wolter H.J., and Roberto Fernandez. The Manchester School. Forthcoming.
"At the Expense of Quality?" Bond, Brittany M., Tatiana Labuzova, and Roberto Fernandez. Sociological Science Vol. 5, (2018): 380-401. Download Paper.
"Strength Matters: Tie Strength as a Casual Driver of Networks' Information Benefits." Kim, Minjae, and Roberto Fernandez. Social Science Research Vol. 65, (2017): 268-281.
"Gender Sorting and the Glass Ceiling in High Tech." Fernandez, Roberto, and Santiago Campero. Industrial and Labor Relations Review Vol. 70, No. 1 (2017): 73-104.
"The Strength of Weak Ties in MBA Job Search: A Within-Person Test." Greenberg, Jason, and Roberto Fernandez. Sociological Science Vol. 3, (2016): 296-316.
"Bending the Pipeline? Executive Search and the Gender Inequality in Hiring for Top Management Jobs." Fernandez-Mateo, Isabel, and Roberto Fernandez. Management Science Vol. 62, No. 12 (2016): 3636–3655.
"Tipping Points: The Gender Segregating and Desegregating Effects of Network Recruitment." Rubineau, Brian, and Roberto M. Fernandez. Organization Science Vol. 26, No. 6 (2015): 1646-1664.
"Missing Links: Referrer Behavior and Job Segregation." Rubineau, Brian and Roberto M. Fernandez. Management Science Vol. 59, No. 11 (2013): 2470-2489.
"Gender Sorting at the Application Interface." Fernandez, Roberto M. and Colette Friedrich. Industrial Relations Vol. 50, No. 4 (2011): 591-609.
"Race, Spatial Mismatch, and Job Accessibility: Evidence From a Plant Relocation." Fernandez, Roberto M. Social Science Research Vol. 37, No. 3 (2008): 953-975.
"Competing for Jobs: Labor Queues and Gender Sorting in the Hiring Process." Fernandez, Roberto M. and M. Louise Mors. Social Science Research Vol. 37, (2008): 1061-1080.
"Networks, Race and Hiring." Fernandez, Roberto M., and Isabel Fernandez-Mateo. American Sociological Review Vol. 71, (2006): 42-71.
"Gendering the Job: Networks and Recruitment at a Call Center." Fernandez, Roberto M. and M. Lourdes Sosa. American Journal of Sociology Vol. 111, No. 3 (2005): 859-904.
"Space in the Study of Labor Markets." Fernandez, Roberto M. and Celina Su. Annual Review of Sociology Vol. 30, (2004): 545-569.
"Skill-Biased Technological Change and Wage Inequality: Evidence From a Plant Retooling." Fernandez, Roberto M. American Journal of Sociology Vol. 107, No. 2 (2001): 273-320.
"Social Capital at Work: Networks and Employment at a Phone Center." Fernandez, Roberto M., Emilio J. Castilla and Paul Moore. American Journal of Sociology Vol. 105, No. 5 (2000): 1288-1356. Download Paper.
"Sifting and Sorting: Personal Contacts and Hiring in a Retail Bank." Fernandez, Roberto M., and Nancy Weinberg. American Sociological Review Vol. 62, No. 6 (1997): 883-902.
"Who Has the Most Fortune 500 Firms? A Network Analysis of Global Economic Competition." Bergesen, Albert, and Roberto M. Fernandez. Journal of World-Systems Research Vol. 1, No. 2 (1995): 1956-1989.
"A Dilemma of State Power: Brokerage and Influence in the National Health Policy Domain." Fernandez, Roberto M. and Roger V. Gould. American Journal of Sociology Vol. 99, No. 6 (1994): 1455-1491.
"Race, Space, and Job Accessibility: Evidence From a Plant Relocation." Fernandez, Roberto M. Economic Geography Vol. 70, No. 4 (1994): 390-416.
"Policy Dilemmas in Urban Education: Addressing the Needs of Poor, At-Risk Children." Jeffrey A. Raffel, William Lowe Boyd, Vernon M. Briggs Jr., Eugene E. Eubanks and Roberto M. Fernandez. Journal of Urban Affairs Vol. 14, No. 3-4 (1992): 263-290.
"Structural Bases of Leadership in Intraorganizational Networks." Fernandez, Roberto M. Social Psychology Quarterly Vol. 54, No. 1 (1991): 36-53.
"Microstructural Bases of Recruitment to Social Movements." McAdam, Doug, and Roberto M. Fernandez. Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change Vol. 12, (1990): 1-33.
"Dropping Out Among Hispanic Youth." Fernandez, Roberto M., Ronnelle Paulsen and Marsha Hirano-Nakanishi. Social Science Research Vol. 18, No. 1 (1989): 21-52.
"Multiorganizational Fields and Recruitment to Social Movements." Fernandez, Roberto M and Doug McAdam. International Social Movement Research Vol. 2, (1989): 315-343.
"Structures of Mediation: A Formal Approach to Brokerage in Transaction Networks." Gould, Roger V. and Roberto M. Fernandez. Sociological Methodology Vol. 19, (1989): 89-126.
"Social Networks and Social Movements: Multiorganizational Fields and Recruitment to Mississippi Freedom Summer." Fernandez, Roberto M. and Doug McAdam. Sociological Forum Vol. 3, No. 3 (1988): 357-382.
"Worker Power, Firm Power and the Structure of Labor Markets." Fligstein, Neil and Roberto M. Fernandez. The Sociological Quarterly Vol. 29, No. 1 (1988): 5-28.
"School-to-Work Transition Profiles of Mexican American and Non-Hispanic White High School Graduates." Holsinger, Donald B. and Roberto M. Fernandez. Sociology and Social Research Vol. 71, No. 21 (1987): 1-220.
"Bilingualism and Hispanic Scholastic Achievement: Some Baseline Results." Fernandez, Roberto M. and François Nielsen. Social Science Research Vol. 15, No. 1 (1986): 43-70.
"A Multilevel Model of Life Satisfaction: Effects of Individual Characteristics and Neighborhood Composition." Fernandez, Roberto M. and Jane C. Kulik. American Sociological Review Vol. 46, No. 6 (1981): 840-850.
"Glass Ceilings and Glass Doors? Internal and External Hiring in an Organizational Hierarchy." Fernandez, ​Roberto M., and Mabel Botehlo Abraham, Working Paper. 2011.
"From Metaphors to Mechanisms: Gender Sorting In(to) an Organizational Hierarchy." Fernandez, ​Roberto M., and Mabel Botelho Abraham, Working Paper. 2010.
"Creating Connections for the Disadvantaged: Networks and Labor Market Intermediaries at the Hiring Interface." Fernandez, Roberto. Revise and resubmit, Social Forces, Working Paper. 2018.
"How do Labor Market Networks Work?" Rubineau, Brian and Roberto M. Fernandez. In Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Forthcoming.
"Who's Closure? Gender Inequality and Access to Skill Training." Christian Hunkler and Roberto M. Fernandez. In Proceedings of the ESA Economic Sociology Midterm Conference, Konstanz, Germany: September 2018.
"Space and Networks in the Labor Market." Melissa Staha and Roberto Fernandez. In Proceedings of the 2016 Meeting of the International Network of Analytical Sociologists, Utrecht, Netherlands: June 2016.
"Gendered Engineering in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia." Sarah Ashwin, Irina Kozina, and Roberto Fernandez. In 2015 American Sociological Association Meeting, Chicago, IL: August 2015.
"Networks for the Unemployed?" Bond, Brittany, and Roberto M. Fernandez. In Proceedings of the 2015 Meeting of the International Network of Analytical Sociologists, Cambridge, MA: June 2015.
"The Causal Status of Social Capital in Labor Markets." Roberto M. Fernandez and Roman Galperin. In The Causal Status of Social Capital in Labor Markets, edited by Ajay Mehra, Daniel J. Brass, Daniel S. Halgin, Giuseppe Labianca, Stephen P. Borgatti, 445-462. Somerville , MA: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2014.
"Gendered Musical Chairs: Job Succession and Gender Segregation." Roberto M. Fernandez. In Proceedings of 65th Annual Meeting of the Labor and Employment Relations Association 2013, edited by C. Weller, F. Carre, Washington, DC: June 2013.
"Race, Network Hiring, and Statistical Discrimination." Roberto M. Fernandez and Jason Greenberg. In Networks, Work and Inequality, edited by Steve Mcdonald, 81-102. Somerville, MA: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013.
"Keeping a Job: Network Hiring and Turnover in a Retail Bank." Kathryn Neckerman and Roberto M. Fernandez. In The Governance of Relations in Markets and Organizations, edited by Chris Snijders, Vincent Buskens, Werner Raub, 299-318. Somerville, MA: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2003.
"Review of Prismatic Metropolis: Inequality in Los Angeles." Fernandez, Roberto M. Review of Prismatic Metropolis: Inequality in Los Angeles, by Lawrence D. Bobo, Melvin L. Oliver, James H. Johnson Jr. and Abel Valenzuela Jr.. American Journal of Sociology, September 2001.
"Structural Factors in Hispanic Youth Employment." Fernandez, Roberto M. In Race and Ethnicity in the United States: An Institutional Approach, edited by William Velez , 202-222. New York, NY: General-Hall, 1998.
"Spatial Mismatch: Housing, Transportation and Employment in Regional Perspective." Fernandez, Roberto M. In The Urban Crisis: Linking Research to Action, edited by Burton Weisbrod, James Worthy, 81-99. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1997.
"American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass." Fernandez, Roberto M. Review of American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the Underclass, by Douglas Massey and Nancy Denton. Contemporary Sociology, December 1993.
"Social Isolation and the Underclass." Fernandez, Roberto M. and David Harris. In Drugs, Crime, and Social Distress: Barriers to Urban Opportunity, edited by Adele Harrell, George Peterson, 257-293. Washington, D.C.: The Urban Institute Press, 1992.
"Demand-Side and Supply-Side Explanations of Black Male Joblessness." Fernandez, Roberto M. In Urban Labor Markets and Job Opportunity, edited by George Peterson, Wayne Vroman, 155-159. Washington, D.C.: The Urban Institute Press, 1992.
"America and the Changing Structure of Hegemonic Production." Bergesen, Albert, Roberto M. Fernandez and Chintamani Sahoo. In America's Changing Role in the World System, edited by Albert Bergesen, Terry Boswell, 157-175. New York, NY: Praeger, 1987.
"Educational Transitions of Whites and Mexican-Americans." Fligstein, Neil and Roberto M. Fernandez. In Hispanics in the U.S. Economy, edited by George Borjas, Marta Tienda, 161-192. New York, NY: Academic Press, 1985.
"Hispanic Youth in the Labor Market: An Analysis of High School and Beyond." Fernandez, Roberto M. In Youth Employment and Training Program: The YEDPA Years, edited by Charles Betsey, Mary Papageorgiou, Robinson Hollister, 410-461. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1985.
"Hispanics and Education." Fligstein, Neil and Roberto M. Fernandez. In Hispanics in the United States: A New Social Agenda, edited by Pastora Cafferty, William McCready, 113-146. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books, 1985.