Marya Besharov

Associate Professor
Organizational Behavior, ILR School

Contact Information

397 Ives Hall Faculty Wing
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 255-8524

Marya Besharov

Associate Professor
Organizational Behavior, ILR School

Expertise
Leadership; social innovation and social enterprise; hybrid organizations; organizational design and culture

Current Research Interest
How organizations sustain competing social and business demands; the emergence of commercial, market-based approaches in the nonprofit sector; how collaborative communities formalize without subverting their founding values

Selected Publications
Battilana, Julie, Marya L. Besharov, and Bjoern Mitzinneck. "On Hybrids and Hybrid Organizing: A Review and Roadmap for Future Research." In The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism, edited by Royston Greenwood, Christin Oliver, Thomas B. Lawrence, and Renate E. Meyer. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2017.

Besharov, Marya. “The Relational Ecology of Identification: How Organizational Identification Emerges When Individuals Hold Divergent Values.” Academy of Management Journal 57, no. 5 (2014): 1485-1512.

Cornell Research Website Article
Dual Missions and Competing Demands