dr. (Mirjam) MD Werner

dr. (Mirjam) MD Werner
Associate professor Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Department of Business-Society Management
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam

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Mirjam Werner is Assistant Professor in the Business-Society Management Department at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

She holds an MSc in cultural anthropology from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2005), and a PhD in political science from the University of Leeds, UK (2011). Her research interests include social movements and political activism, framing and sensemaking, organizational change, organizational identity and culture, and emotions. Two of her current research projects concern social movements as motors of bottom up change within organizational contexts, on the one hand, and exploring the performative nature of emotions in social interaction (what do emotions do?), both intentionally and unintentionally, on the other.

Methodologically, and due to her anthropological background, she takes a qualitative and interpretive approach, and mainly focuses on the micro level of analysis. She also enjoys theoretical and conceptual work. Her research has been published in the Academy of Management Annals and Organization Studies.

  • Maria Carmen Punzi & Mirjam Werner (2020) - Challenging the Menstruation Taboo One Sale at a Time: The Role of Social Entrepreneurs in the Period Revolution - doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-0614-7_60 - Palgrave Macmillan
  • Joep Cornelissen, SA Haslam & Mirjam Werner (2016) - Bridging and Integrating Meta-Theoretical Perspectives on organizational identity: A social Interactionist Model of Organizational Identity Development - Oxford University Press
  • G Crawford & Mirjam Werner (2014) - Participatory Democracy Initiatives in Europe: An Overview and Comparison - Institute for Governance and Development Action Aid Nepal Publications

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Research Methodology II

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