The success of any organisation is built on its people and, more particularly, the extent to which they are engaged, productive, and healthy.

Organisation Studies explores behaviour and performance at the organisation, team, and individual levels.

At Saïd Business School, the Organisation Studies Group is at the forefront of research. Our teaching team employs a wide array of quantitative and qualitative research methods, contributing to pioneering new approaches such as team- and video-ethnography. One particular research focus is the study of professionals working in organisations.



Phenomenology as qualitative methodology

Chapter  |  Qualitative Analysis: Eight approaches for the social sciences  | 
Organisation Studies

Posttraumatic Growth at Work(opens in new window)

Journal article  |  Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior  | 
  • Sally Maitlis
Organisation Studies

Making sense of myself: exploring the relationship between identity and sensemaking(opens in new window)

Chapter  |  Oxford Handbook of Identities in Organizations  | 
  • HC Vough,
  • BB Caza,
  • Sarah Maitlis
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How can I study who you are(opens in new window)

Chapter  |  The Oxford Handbook of Identities in Organisations  | 
Organisation Studies

When a Colleague is Grieving: How to Provide the Right Kind of Support(opens in new window)

Journal article  |  Harvard Business Review  | 
  • Gianpiero Petriglieri,
  • Sally Maitlis
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Members of the group have strong links to Professional Service Firms while others are heavily involved in research projects in the healthcare sector and cultural industries.

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The Organisation Studies Group teaches across undergraduate, MBA, research and executive education programmes. These include: