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Whether you are looking for discussions of classical works in management and organization studies, debates on more contemporary issues, interviews with authors and peers, perspectives on management through the lens of history and culture, our growing portfolio of episodes is sure to have something for everyone!

E44: TRANSACTION COST APPROACH – OLIVER E. WILLIAMSON

Following on a theme from the previous episode, we explore an important reading that bridges organization theory with economics. This was the explicit aim of Oliver E. Williamson’s famous...

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E43: CENTRALIZATION/DECENTRALIZATION DEBATE – THE FEDERALIST PAPERS

For this episode, we decided to do something very different! A debate about centralization vs. decentralization in organizations using a very important historical document as our lens. The theme...

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E42: CARNEGIE MELLON SERIES No. 5 – ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING

Welcome to Season 5! In this episode, we discuss Barbara Levitt and James G. March’s article “Organizational Learning,” published in the 1988 edition of the Annual Review of Sociology. Although the...

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E41: IMAGES OF ORGANIZATION – GARETH MORGAN

We conclude Season 4 with one of our most ambitious efforts, tackling Gareth Morgan’s classic book Images of Organization, originally published in 1986. This lengthy and detailed volume synthesizes an...

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Professor at Warwick Business School, UK
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Research Fellow at Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
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Writer and former Director of Mediation for the Massachusetts District Courts, US
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Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

PODCASTERS

Meet the voices behind the microphones, the brains behind the podcast, the ultimate motley crew of academia, audacious mavericks of organization studies, and, above all else, your fellow scholars eager to make sense of management theory and practice one podcast episode at a time!

Dmitrijs Kravcenko

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

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.

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.

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

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