Leadership; social innovation and social enterprise; hybrid organizations; organizational design and culture
Current Research Interest
Institutional leadership; top-down and bottom-up approaches to social change; organizational models for building equitable and sustainable food systems; performance measurement in social purpose organizations; impact investing
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Besharov, Marya L. “The Relational Ecology of Identification: How Organizational Indentification Emerges when Individuals Hold Divergent Values.” Academy of Management Journal 57, no. 5 (2014): 1485-1512.