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Majid Majzoubi

Ph.D. Student

Academic Department: Management & Organization

Area of Specialization: Management


MBA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2015)
BSCS, Amirkabir University of Technology (2013)

Research Interests

I am a Ph.D. candidate in management. My research is on the interface between audiences and organizations. I draw from institutional theory and various socio-cognitive theories of categorization to study how a firm’s positioning claims influence its audience evaluations. I explore (1) how identity change affects audience evaluations, (2) how market positioning affects audiences’ benchmark selection, (3) how firms could use machine learning to strategically position themselves. I use cutting-edge machine learning and various textual analysis techniques in conducting large-scale longitudinal studies of firms’ market identities and equity analysts’ evaluations of them.


Foster School Alumni PhD Fellow, 2015-2020
UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Fellow, 2013-2015