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Maja Korica

phone: +44 (0)24 7657 5818Maja Korica


room: 2.123

Profile (biography)

Maja Korica is an Associate Professor within the group, specialising in corporate governance and accountability, and public sector management. She was previously a Research Fellow at the Unit for the study of Innovation, Knowledge and Organisational Networks (IKON), also at Warwick Business School, working on the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) SDO-funded project entitled The Organisational Practices of Knowledge Mobilisation at Top Manager Level in the NHS, with Davide Nicolini (WBS). The study looked closely at the use of knowledge and evidence by NHS trust chief executives in their decision-making, and more generally into the nature of their everyday work. As part of the study, she spent considerable time in organizations, closely observing the daily practices and interactions of individual chief executives.

She completed her DPhil (PhD) in Management Studies at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Her doctoral thesis explored corporate governance and accountability in the public sector via direct observation of board and other committee meetings, as a counter-point to dominant scholarly accounts focused on governance structures and detached, normative pronouncements. She is broadly interested in everyday realities of organisational life and work.

Research interests

Corporate governance and accountability, Regulation, Public sector and sphere, Managerial work, Leadership in practice, Practice-based approaches to the study of organizations, Dramaturgy, Rituals and ceremonies of organizational life, Interpretive research methods (particularly ethnography and shadowing).


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 SE, Russell J, Korica M, and Greenhalgh T. "Thinking about think tanks in healthcare? A call for a new research agenda."
Sociology Of Health And Illness In press. (2013)

Korica, M, Molloy, E. "Making sense of professional identities: Stories of medical professionals and new technologies"
Human Relations (2010)

Availability for Ph.D Supervision and Suggested Topics

Yes. Broadly interested in proposals addressing corporate governance, organisational accountability, public sector regulation, leadership in practice, and executive management. Particularly interested in supervising theses based on ethnographic accounts of managing and organising in practice, and shadowing-based empirical investigations.