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Maja Korica

Maja Korica is currently a Research Fellow at the Unit for the study of Innovation, Knowledge and Organisational Networks (IKON), Warwick Business School. She is working on the SDO-funded project entitled ‘The organisational practices of knowledge mobilisation at top manager level in the NHS’ with Prof. Davide Nicolini and Prof. John Powell, looking closely at the use of ‘evidence’ by NHS chief executives in everyday decision-making, and at their everyday working practices. She completed her DPhil (PhD) in Management Studies at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford in August 2011. Her thesis explored corporate governance and accountability as accomplished in everyday interactions of organizational members. The ethnographic study was based on rare, in-depth access to three UK organizations in the public sphere: a university, a think tank and a regulator (an NDPB).

During her doctoral studies, she also served as a Senior Subject Tutor and Stipendiary Lecturer in Management at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford for two years. In addition, she worked with her Oxford colleague, Dr. Eamonn Molloy, on a qualitative project examining changing medical identities in the context of new technologies, which was published in the journal Human Relations in December 2010. The paper was awarded the 2011 Diana Forsythe Award, sponsored by the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) People and Organizational Issues Working Group. Her academic interests are wide-ranging, but include practice-based approaches to study of organizations, managerial work, the public sector and sphere, and interpretive research methods, particularly ethnography. 

Prior to entering the DPhil programme, Maja received her MSc in Management Research from Oxford with distinction, and was awarded the Dean’s prize by the Saïd Business School as the best student of her generation. She is a recipient of the Templeton College DPhil Scholarship, as well as a number of smaller scholarships. She holds an undergraduate degree in service management from the Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, received with highest honors.