Warwick Business School


Should we be worried about rising automation? - Maja Korica


Warwick Business School

Maja Korica is an Associate Professor within the Organisation and HRM (OHRM) group at Warwick Business School. She specialises in corporate governance, accountability and responsibility, as well as executive management and leadership in practice. She holds an MSc in Management Research (with Distinction), and a DPhil (PhD) in Management Studies from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Her doctoral thesis explored corporate governance and accountability in the public sector via extended observation of board and committee meetings, and top management teams.

As an interdisciplinary, qualitative researcher specialising in ethnography and shadowing, her work is focused on understanding dynamics of complex and rarely seen organizational settings. This is particularly at the top of corporate hierarchies, and where public or societal interest is involved. Her latest research is on coordination under challenging circumstances, which includes operational response to refugee emergencies, funded by the British Academy.

In 2017, she was shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Radar Award, which aims to identify management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are led and managed.

Prior to her current appointment, she taught at St. Catherine's College, Oxford as a Senior Stipendiary Lecturer and Subject Tutor in Management, and held a range of senior positions in a private start-up. An award-winning teacher, she was recognized in September 2017 as one of the Top 40 Undergraduate Professors by Poets & Quants. She is the organiser of the WBS Distinguished Lecture Series at the Shard.


Journal Articles

  • Korica, M. and Bazin, Y. (2019) "Fashion and organisation studies : exploring conceptual paradoxes and empirical opportunities ", Organization Studies
  • Korica, M., Nicolini, D. and Johnson, B. M. (2017) "In search of 'managerial work' : past, present and future of an analytical category", International Journal of Management Reviews, 19, 2, 151-174
  • Nicolini, D., Korica, M. and Ruddle, K. (2015) "Staying in the know : overhauling your personal knowledge infrastructure", MIT Sloan Management Review, Volume 56, Number 4
  • Shaw, S. E., Russell, J., Greenhalgh, T. and Korica, M. (2014) "Thinking about think tanks in health care : a call for a new research agenda", Sociology of Health & Illness, 36, 3, 447-461
  • Korica, M. and Molloy, E. (2010) "Making sense of professional identities: Stories of medical professionals and new technologies", Human Relations, Vol.63, No.12, 1879-1901

Book Items

  • Korica, M. and Nicolini, D. (2019) "Tracing context as relational, discursive accomplishment : analytical lessons from a shadowing-based study of health care chief executives", Oxford University Press,
  • Korica, M. and Nicolini, D. (2016) "Objects and monitoring practices : understanding CEOs’ information work as mundane accomplishment", 41-60, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom

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