Associate Professor of Managerial and Organizational Behavior, Chicago Booth
Tanya Menon is Associate Professor of Managerial and Organizational Behavior at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where she currently teaches a course on Power and Influence in Organizations and a Ph.D. course on Social Psychology of Organizations. She has written articles that consider how national culture affects people's everyday assumptions and their patterns of decision making. In addition, she has published papers about how organizational culture affects knowledge transfer and learning. This research examines how managers respond to new ideas, and particularly why they sometimes value knowledge from insiders, competitors, and consultants differently. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Review, and Management Science among others. She is currently researching leadership and culture.
Professor Menon has taught courses in India, Singapore, Barcelona, and Chicago, and a visiting professor at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France in 2007. She was the winner of Chicago Booth �s 2006 Faculty Excellence Award and the 2007 Phoenix Award, for contributions inside and outside the classroom.
Professor Menon earned her BA degree in Sociology from Harvard University and her PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. At Harvard, she won a Thomas Templeton Hoopes Prize for writing one of the top senior theses. Menon was also the recipient of an American Marshall Memorial Fellowship, a Kaufman Foundation Grant for research on Entrepreneurship, and a Stanford Center for Conflict and Negotiation Fellowship. Prior to graduate school, Menon was a research assistant at INCAE Business School in Costa Rica and an intern in Morgan Stanley's London office.