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About Moshe Farjoun
Moshe Farjoun is a Professor of Strategy and Organization at the Schulich School of Business, York University and is currently a visiting Research Fellow at the Judge School of Business, Cambridge University. Moshe received his Ph.D. from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. His research is mainly conceptual and historical and focuses on strategy, organization and adaptation in novel, complex and dynamic contexts as manifest in processes such as organizational learning, discovery, strategy making, managerial cognition, and institutional and strategic change. His current projects explore themes such as the interplay of routine and non-routine, as well as stability and change, in and around organizations, coevolution and shaping, endogenous change and discontinuities and surprises, and draws on Pragmatism, Evolutionary Theory and Dialectics.
2017 Invited Keynote, Strategy as Practice (SAP) workshop, Cass business school, London.
2011 Invited keynote for a panel on cognition and strategic decision making, Strategic Management Society special conference on strategy process, Miami, Florida, U.S.
2011 Delivered the opening lecture in the Israel Applied Sociology conference on organizational learning and strategic renewal, Haifa, Israel
2011 Paper selected as one of the top six Academy Management Review articles published in 2010
2009 Recipient, Dean’s annual merit award for professional contributions in research, teaching and service to York University.
2007 Finalist in the best paper award competition, Israel Strategy Conference (ISC)
2003 Finalist (top three) in the Academy of Management Journal Best Paper competition for 2002
2003 Letter of recognition for teaching quality from the Vice Dean, Tel Aviv University
1990 Finalist, best dissertation in strategy, Academy of Management
Farjoun, M. and Smith, W. Langley, A. and Tsoukas H. (Eds.) Dialectics, Paradox and Dualities, to be published by Oxford University Press (2017).
Farjoun, M. 2017. Contradictions, dialectics and paradox. Chapter 6 in Langley A. and Tsoukas H. (Ed.), Sage Handbook of Process Organization Studies, Sage Publications.
Publications in Refereed Journals:
Farjoun, M. 2018. Strategic Contradictions: A Dialectical View. Invited essay, Strategic Organization.
Kollenscher, E., Dov, E., B. Ronen and Farjoun, M. 2017. ‘Architectural Leadership: The Neglected core of organizational leadership’, European Management Review.
Farjoun, M. Ansell, C. and Boin, A. 2015. ‘Pragmatism in Organization Studies: Meeting the challenges of Dynamic and Complex World’, Organization Science (November-December issue).
Ansell, C., Boin, A. and Farjoun, M. 2015. “Changing to remain the same: Dynamic Conservatism’ and Selznick’s Institutional Pragmatism”, in ‘reinfusing values: Institutions and values’ - a special issue honoring Philip Selznick (Matt Kraatz, editor), Research in the Sociology of Organizations.
Farjoun, M. and M. Levin. 2011. A Fractal approach to industry dynamism. Organization Studies, Special issue on complexity, 32(6): 825-851.
Farjoun, M. 2010. “Beyond Dualism: Stability and Change as a Duality”. Academy of Management Review, 35(2): 202-225.
Courses TaughtStrategic Management
Strategy in turbulent environment
Behavioral foundations of strategy (Doctoral seminar)
Organizations in their environments
Organizations in the movies