Alexander D. Hoppe

Alexander Hoppe

2013 Cohort

McNeil 353

Alexander D. Hoppe is a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on administration and social psychology in creative industries, especially fashion. His dissertation is a “follow the product” ethnography centering on Indian suppliers in the apparel global value chain. By connecting assembly line engineers to local designers and global buyers, the research re-enchants organic solidarity and challenges conventional morphological arguments about the international division of labor.


Comprehensive Exams in Sociology of Work (with distinction) and Culture
MA in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 2015

BA in Sociology (with distinction), UW-Madison, 2013

Research Interests

Work, Organizations, and Management 

Economic Sociology

Social Psychology and Microsociology 

Creative Industries 

Sociological Theory 



Selected Publications

Hoppe, Alexander D. (In Press). “Coordinating Transnational Futurework in Fashion Design.” Socio-Economic Review.

*Nominated for all-academy Carolyn Dexter Award for Best International Paper, Academy of Management, 2019

*Nominated for Best Student-Led Paper Award, Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division, Academy of Management, 2019

Hoppe, Alexander D. (2020). Strategic Balance or Imperfect Imitation? Style and Legitimation Challenges in a Semi-Peripheral City. In G. Cattani, S. Ferriani, F. Godart, & S. V. Sgourev (Eds.), Advances in Strategic Management (Vol. 40). Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Hoppe, Alexander D. (2019). “License to Tweak: Artistic License at First-Tier Indian Apparel Suppliers.” Poetics, 76.

CV (file)
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