Mabel Abraham is an Assistant Professor of Management at Columbia Business School. Her main stream of research examines how organizational and social network processes contribute to gender differences in outcomes. In one recent project, Professor Abraham compares the relative benefits received by male and female entrepreneurs through strategic social networks aimed at generating new clients. In other related work, she has examined how evaluation processes affect the attention and recognition investment professionals receive from their professional peers. Another stream of her research looks at resource exchange patterns among entrepreneurs more generally and the performance implications.
Professor Abraham has received several prestigious awards for her research, including the Academy of Management’s Pondy Best Dissertation Paper Award (2015), the INFORMS Dissertation Proposal Competition (winner, 2014), the American Association of University Women American Fellowship (2014), and the Kauffman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2011). Her research has also been featured in several media outlets, including Forbes and the Society for Human Resource Management. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, Professor Abraham worked in defined benefits consulting and risk management at Fidelity Investments. She completed her PhD in Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.