I study how organizations learn new behaviors and how those behaviors change over time. I am particularly interested in how cultural and moral ideas influence the process of learning and reproduction.
I am also interested in problems of excess like mass consumerism, urban sprawl, and information overload. How do people respond to excess? How do organizations sort and select for specific practices among a welter of alternatives? How does hyperabundance affect relationships between consumption and wellbeing?
nsherefkin [at] stanford.edu