Executive Education Faculty
John Van Maanen
Erwin H. Schell Professor of Organization Studies
John Van Maanen works within the fields of organization behavior and theory, and is an ethnographer of organizations ranging from police departments to educational institutions to a variety of business firms. In addition, he has worked with numerous public and private organizations in North America, Europe, and Asia, including BP, IBM, BMW, Siemens, the U... Read More»
John Van Maanen works within the fields of organization behavior and theory, and is an ethnographer of organizations ranging from police departments to educational institutions to a variety of business firms. In addition, he has worked with numerous public and private organizations in North America, Europe, and Asia, including BP, IBM, BMW, Siemens, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Lafarge, Warburg Dillon Read, and the National University of Technology (Singapore).
He has taught at MIT Sloan since 1972. He was the faculty chair of the MIT Sloan Fellows Program at MIT from 1994 to 2000, and is currently faculty chair of the Organization Studies Group. Van Maanen has been a visiting professor at Yale University, University of Surrey, and, most recently, at INSEAD.
Van Maanen has published a number of books and articles in the general area of occupational and organizational sociology. Cultural descriptions figure prominently in his studies of the work worlds of patrol officers on city streets 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. He is the author, co-author, and editor of numerous books, including Organizational Careers (Wiley, 1977), Policing: A View from the Street (with Peter Manning, Random House, l978), and Tales of the Field (University of Chicago Press, l988). His most recent books are Qualitative Studies of Organizations (Sage, 1999) and Organizational Transformations and Information Technology (with Joanne Yates, Sage, 2001).
He is a member of the American Sociological Association and a fellow of the American Association of Applied Anthropology. Van Maanen has served on the editorial boards of a variety of journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Human Organizations, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Human Relations, and Studies in Cultures, Organizations, and Societies.
Van Maanen holds an MS and a PhD in social administration from the University of California, Irvine, and a BA in political science and sociology from California State University at Long Beach. Close«
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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Programs Taught By This Faculty
Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management
March 25-26, 2014 | November 13-14, 2014
Strategy and Innovation
March 31-April 02, 2014 | July 07-09, 2014
Management and Leadership
May 18-23, 2014