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Biography

Professor Merryman received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University where she wrote her dissertation on employee mutiny in organizations.  Her research interests include employee voice in organizations, social movements and organizations, and threats to professional and organizational identity. She is also interested in issues of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and gender in the workplace. Professor Merryman is a former Truman Scholar (IA '94) and also the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship for graduate study in England. 

Education

PhD - Harvard University, Organizational Behavior and Sociology
MBA - Harvard Business School
MSc  - London School of Economics, Labor Economics
BA - Stanford University, Economics

Research

Employee voice in organizations, social movements and organizations, and threats to professional and organizational identity. She is also interested in issues of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, and gender in the workplace.

Publications

Merryman, A.  “Protecting How We Work: Professional Autonomy and Motivations for Employee Mutiny.”  Work in progress.


Merryman, A.  “A Social Movements Perspective on Organizational Mutiny Processes.” Manuscript in preparation. Work in progress.


Merryman, A. (with L. Ramarajan).  “Professional Identity and Social Mission: How Architects and Clients Construct Pro Bono Design.”  Data collection in progress. 


Merryman, A., Kojima, H.M., & Hatta, Y. (1999) “Reforming Corporate Governance in Japan.” Report prepared for Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Industrial Policy Bureau.  


Chaplin, D. & Merryman, A. (1996). "Criminal Behavior and Victimization Among Disadvantaged Youth." The Urban Institute, April 1996.


Clewell, B., Hannaway, J., Cohen, C., Merryman, A. and Mitchell, A. (1996). “Systemic Reform in Mathematics and Science Education: An Urban Perspective." The Urban Institute.


 

Teaching Materials

Merryman, A. (Contributing Author). “From Taylor to Today.” DVD multimedia project.  E. Friedberg, editor.  Montreuil, France: R&O Multimedia, 2011. 

 

Presentations

 “From the Bounty to the Boardroom: Employee Narratives of Leader Oustings,”

Academy of Management Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, August 2010


 “Organizational Mutiny: Employee Experiences in Leader Oustings,”

International Association of Conflict Management Annual Conference, Boston, MA June 2010


 “Employee Narratives of Organizational Mutiny,”

Trans-Atlantic Doctoral Conference. London Business School, May 2010


 “Mutiny in Organizations: Subordinate Dissent, Collective Subversion and Leader Oustings,”

Work, Organizations and Markets Seminar, Harvard University, February 2008

Course Information


BOS315: Organizational Behavior (Fall 2012)

BOS480: Topic TBD (Spring 2013)