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49: Engineered Culture and Normative Control – Gideon Kunda

Originally published in 1992, Gideon Kunda’s ethnographic study of a high-tech corporation altered the discourse on organizational culture. “Tech,” the firm being studied, was a firm on the rise...

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48: Stratified Systems Theory — Elliott Jaques

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Dmitrijs Kravcenko

A philosophically inclined social epistemologist specializing in organizational memory and sociomateriality of work in complex settings, Dmitrijs is currently Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior at the University of Sussex, UK.

Ralph Soule

Ralph (also known as "Rafael") is a retired United States Navy Captain. He holds a Doctorate in Human and Organizational Learning from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Pedro Monteiro

Pedro is an award-winning ethnographer of work and organizations focused on bureaucracy/formal organizational structures. He is currently Postdoctoral Researcher at EM Lyon, FR.

Tom Galvin

Tom is an Assistant Professor of leadership studies at the U.S. Army War College, and is the managing editor of WAR ROOM online journal. He teaches strategic leadership, defense management, leading organizational change and strategic communication

Miranda Lewis

Currently a PhD student at the University of Warwick Business School in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation group, Miranda's research looks at top management teams and the nexus between cognition and growth literature.

Ella Hafermalz

Ella is Assistant Professor of Digital Innovation with the KIN Research Centre at VU Amsterdam, NL. Her main research interest is how technology is being integrated into the workplace and how we maintain a sense of belonging when we work together digitally.

Gretta Corporaal

A sociologist of work and organizations, Gretta’s academic interests center around the future of work and how digital technologies enable new models of work and organizing to emerge. Her current research is an ethnography of the creation and adoption of online labor platforms.

Jarryd Daymond

Jarryd is a Research Associate and PhD student in Work and Organisational Studies at The University of Sydney Business School. His research examines strategy practices in organisations and collaborative work across boundaries, which are areas he first became interested in while consulting on immersive workshop processes.

Maikel Waardenburg

An interpretive scholar, who is particularly interested in connections between organizations from different domains. Maikel's research interests include organizational change, hybridization and public-private partnerships. He is based at Utrecht University’s School of Governance.

Catherine J. Molloy

Catherine is currently studying for her MBA at Warwick Business School. A journalist by trade, for the past 11 years she has been working in the not-for-profit sector as a consultant in fundraising and communications. Previously she worked as a print journalist for publications in the UK and Ireland.

Leonardo Melo Lins

A sociologist by training, Leonardo currently works at the Brazilian Network Center ( where he is responsible for the conduction of the ICT Enterprises survey and to promote the use of ICT by Brazilian enterprises. His research interests include institutional theory, organizational change, digital economy, and public policy to foster development.

Frithjof Wegener

Frithjof is a PhD Candidate at the TU Delft, NL. He works across the boundaries of design and organization studies, with an interest in pragmatism, process research and issues of organizational design. Frithjof is particularly interested in interorganizational design and innovation that addresses challenges around sustainability and other “grand challenges”.

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