Professor Valery Yakubovich guest at the MZES

Since September 2017 Prof. Valery Yakubovich has been working as a guest researcher at the MZES. Valery Yakubovich is an Associate Professor of Management at the ESSEC business school with campuses in Paris and Singapore. He conducts research and teaches courses in the areas of Economic Sociology, Organizational Theory, and Organizational Innovation. He served as a faculty member at the University of Chicago Booth School Of Business and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Valery was appointed as an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation fellow of the Social Science Research Council in 1999-2002 and as a fellow of the Summer Institute at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Palo Alto, California in 2006. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Organization Science.

Prof. Yakubovich’s research focuses on the emergence and diffusion of new organizational forms and management practices. He has studied the impact of managerial interest groups on the emergence of new business models in the late 19th century electricity industry in the US, and the role of social networks in the diffusion of new work practices in virtual organizations and post-socialist markets. The results of these studies have been published in leading academic journals, including Organization Science, Harvard Business Review, American Sociological Review, as well as numerous edited volumes. His current projects explore the role of language in the transfer of management practices, new forms of employment relationships in the context of digital transformation, algorithmic data-driven management, and innovative non-hierarchical forms of organizing business activities.

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