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Katharina Dittrich

Job Title
Associate Professor
WBS - Teaching Groups
024 765 24268
Research Interests

Organizational change, climate change, organizational routines, strategy, practice theory, process philosophy, pragmatism, science and technology studies, grand challenges, social studies of finance, qualitative research methods, ethnography


Katharina Dittrich is Associate Professor of Organisation Studies in the Organisation and Human Resource Management (OHRM) Group at Warwick Business School. She received her PhD in Organisation Theory from the University of Zurich, Switzerland and has been a visiting research fellow at the Said Business School in Oxford, UK, and the University of California at Irvine, USA. Her research interests include climate change, organizational change, organizational routines/ routine dynamics and strategy, with an emphasis on practice-theoretical approaches and qualitative research methods. Her worked has been published in Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal and Organization Theory. She is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Management and Journal of Management Studies and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

In March 2020 Katharina has been awarded the 4-year Future Leaders Fellowship from the UK Research and Innovation council. Her project is entitled "Financially redesigning the Anthropocene: Investigating tools, data, and practices for climate risks and targets." Together with five other researchers, Katharina investigates the various finance-focused programmes that are currently pursued to manage the climate crisis by purposefully diverting and directing capital allocation towards more sustainable economies and societies. Within these various programmes, the project focuses on one core challenge: the production of actionable data and analytics for climate risks and alignment targets which enable climate risk and impact management practices in the investment industry.

More information about the project can be found here: Financially redesigning the Anthropocene

  • 'Dittrich, Katharina, 2022. 'Scale in research on grand challenges. In G?m?say, A. A.; Marti, Emilio; Tritten-Ulbrich, Hannah; Wickert, Christopher (eds.), Organizing for Societal Grand Challenges, Bingley, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, pp. 187-203
  • Dittrich, Katharina, 2021. Ethnography and routine dynamics. Feldman, M. S.; Pentland, B. T.; D?Adderio, L.; Dittrich, K.; Rerup, C.; Seidl, D. (eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Routine Dynamics, Cambridge, United Kingdom : New York, NY, Cambridge University Press
  • 'Feldman, M. A., 'Pentland, B. T., 'D'Adderio, L., 'Dittrich, Katharina, 'Rerup, C., 'Seidl, D., 2021. 'What is routine dynamics?. Feldman, M. S.; Pentland, B. T.; D?Adderio, L.; Dittrich, K.; Rerup, C.; Seidl, D. (eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Routine Dynamics, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
  • Feldman, Martha S., D'Adderio, Luciana, Dittrich, Katharina, Jarzabkowski, Paula, 2019. Introduction : Routine dynamics in action. In Routine Dynamics in Action: Replication and Transformation, Bingley, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 1-10
  • Dittrich, K., Golden-Biddle, K., Feldman, E., Locke, K., 2015. Constructing contribution in strategy-as-practice research. In Golsorkhi, Damon; Rouleau, Linda; Seidl, David; Vaara, Eero (eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, pp. 95-110
Title Funder Award start Award end
Management insights for tackling grand challenges: the case of climate-related financial risks in the financial investment industry UK Research and Innovation 01 Oct 2020 28 Feb 2025