Congratulations to Pablo!

Pablo Fernández, a 3rd-year Ph.D. student from EMLYON just got an article accepted for publication by Organization Studies. The paper is co-authored with our colleague Ignasi Martí. It should be published this year.

The Institutional Work of Oppression and Resistance: Learning from the Holocaust


In recent years there has been an outburst of studies aiming to advance our understanding of how actors do work to create, maintain and disrupt institutions. Drawing on work on the Holocaust, a largely neglected event in organization theory, we explore types of institutional work through which actors (1) maintain domination and grant acquiescence to oppression, and (2) target oppressive systems through acts of resistance. This approach offers an opportunity to study a familiar set of processes and phenomena on fresh terms and to focus on key elements that existing studies on institutional work have neglected.