Chris Moos

Chris Moos

Teaching Fellow

Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Through his studies in Germany, France, Mexico and the United Kingdom, Moos gained an MSc in Management from IÉSEG School of Management (France), and an MSc in Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour (Research) as well as a PhD in Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is a member of the Academy of Management and the European Group for Organizational Studies.


Moos' research focuses on institutional complexity, social evaluations, and leadership. In particular, he is interested in how organisations deal with multiple institutional demands, and how they react to being evaluated by stakeholders like ranking agencies.

To investigate those questions, he uses a variety of methods, including inductive coding, regression modelling, and configurational approaches to analyse data sets spanning higher education and other industries. Together with Michael Smets and colleagues, he is currently working to create a better understanding of how leaders deal with complexity, from CEOs of Fortune 500 companies to museum directors.


Moos has been translating his research into practice through his work on the Earth Security Index, in recognition of which he was named an Associate of the Earth Security Group, a consultancy that develops metrics to help society respond to resource security challenges. He has also been writing case studies on business model innovation in the wine industry, as well as organisation design and culture in the technology industry. Prior to his academic roles, Chris has worked in the energy industry, and as a management consultant for Deloitte Mexico, with a focus on organisation design and leadership.


Moos has several years of teaching experience, from the undergraduate to the executive level.

His approach to teaching is based on a belief in the power of independent student inquiry. He sees his role as a facilitator to the best student learning experience, which he bases on three elements: experiential learning; critical reflection; and helping students become effective independent learners.

Moos has been putting his ideas into practice on a variety of courses at Saïd Business School, the London School of Economics, the University London International Programme, the Tecnológico de Monterrey, and the University of Sydney Business School.