Brad Staats examines how organizations build effective operational capabilities. He primarily focuses on how to address the coordination problems that arise when individuals work in teams within and across organizations.
He uses both fieldwork and experimental methods to examine these questions.
To date, his fieldwork has been centered in the Indian software services industry. He uses archival company data and interviews to examine how repeated interactions between team members affect project team performance.
Prior to his doctoral studies he worked at a leading venture capital firm in the southeastern United States. He also worked in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and strategic planning at Dell Corporation.
Dr. Staats received his DBA in technology and operations management and MBA from Harvard Business School. He received a BS with honors in electrical engineering and a BA with high honors in Plan II and Spanish from The University of Texas at Austin.