Denis Trapido is Assistant Professor of Management and Organization. Prior to joining the UW Bothell School of Business, Prof. Trapido was on the faculty of the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2008.
Prof. Trapido’s research focuses on the effects of competition on the formation of social and economic ties, the origins and rewards of creativity, and the evolution of professional networks. His work has examined a variety of professional communities, including the venture capital industry, academic disciplines and historical communities of maritime merchants. His fieldwork in the San Francisco Bay Area, supported by the National Science Foundation, has mapped the networks of competition and interorganizational ties among two thirds of the active drug development companies in the region. Prof. Trapido’s research has appeared in Organization Science, American Journal of Sociology, Social Forces, Research Policy and European Sociological Review. He has also contributed book chapters and published wider-interest interdisciplinary work.
Prof. Trapido has developed and taught courses in organization theory, organizational behavior and innovation management to undergraduate, MBA and doctoral students.