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Aneesh Rai

Aneesh Rai

Assistant Professor

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Aneesh Rai is an Assistant Professor of Management & Organization at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He received his PhD in Operations, Information, and Decisions from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

His research is primarily focused on using insights from the judgment and decision-making literature to better understand what drives decisions to diversify organizations. Within this space, he examines how people’s perceptions of group diversity affect personnel selection decisions and influence how diverse organizations become. He also explores how the salience of diversity influences people’s decisions and leverages this knowledge to design interventions for organizations to increase their gender and racial diversity. Finally, his secondary research interest is using large-scale field experiments to test interventions to promote positive behavior change in organizations.

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