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John Van Maanen

Erwin H. Schell Professor of Organization Studies

John Van Maanen works within the fields of organization behavior and theory. He is an ethnographer of organizations ranging in type from police organizations to educational institutions as well as a variety of business firms. Cultural descriptions figure prominently in his studies of the work worlds of patrol officer on city street in the United States, police detectives and their guv’nors in London, fishermen in the North Atlantic, MBA students at MIT and Harvard Business School, and park operatives in the Sistine Chapel of Fakery, Disneyland (here and abroad)... Read More»

Organization Studies

General Expertise:
Service industry; Career development; Changing workforce; Employee motivation; Training; Change management; Changing work environments; Dispute resolution; Leadership; organizational; Organizational behavior; Organizational change; Organization culture; Organizational design and performance; Cross-cultural awareness;

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Contact Information:

Office: E62-322

Tel: 617-253-3610

Fax: 617-253-2660


Support Staff:

Name: Alexis Ertzner

Tel: (617) 324-4581


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John Van Maanen is the recipient of the 2013 Everett Cherrington Hughes Award

Date Added: June 25, 2013

John Van Maanen is the recipient of the 2013 Everett Cherrington Hughes... more

Video: The fad and falderal of leadership

Date Added: December 08, 2011

Whats the difference between managing and leading? MITs John Van Maanen weighs in

Reflections and Lessons on Organization Studies

Date Added: October 03, 2011

How do ones personal and professional lives intersect and influence each other? What motivates employee performance? How can managers effectively... more

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