Magdelena Plesa

Magdalena Plesa

Doctoral Candidate


Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street


Magdalena Plesa is a Doctoral Researcher in Management Studies at Said Business School, University of Oxford and the Graduate Common Room President at Green Templeton College.

Magdalena joined Said Business School in 2017 after completing her Master in Management at ESCP Europe in Paris, Berlin and London. She previously completed her undergraduate degree, International Business at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.


  • Social Enterprises
  • Hybrid Organizations
  • Dehybridization


Magdalena is researching the dehybridisation of social enterprises. Social enterprises are hybrid organisations since they embody both a social and profit mission at their core. Her research focuses on what happens when one of these missions takes over and the hybrid organisation transforms to a charity or for-profit organisation.

Magdalena is funded by a Green Templeton College TECT fund (Templeton Education and Charity Trust), the Saïd Business School Foundation and a Saïd Business School DPhil Scholarship. She is under the supervision of Tom Lawrence and Alex Nicholls.