Corporate governance and accountability, Management and leadership in practice, Executive judgment, Coordination, Practice-based approaches to the study of organizations, Interpretive research methods (particularly ethnography and shadowing).
Teaching in 2020-2021
Distance Learning MBA
IB802P: Organisational Behaviour
IB9S30: Management of Change
Executive MBA (London)
IB9S3L: Management of Change
Full Time MBA
IB9070: Organisational Behaviour
IB1470: Management of Global Risks
Dr Maja Korica is an Associate Professor of Organisation and Management within the Organisation and HRM (OHRM) group at Warwick Business School. She specialises in corporate governance, accountability and responsibility, as well as executive management and leadership in practice. She holds an MSc in Management Research (with Distinction), and a DPhil (PhD) in Management Studies from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
As an interdisciplinary, qualitative researcher, her work is focused on understanding dynamics of complex and rarely seen organizational settings. This is particularly at the top of corporate hierarchies (i.e. boards of directors, chief executives), and where public or societal interest is involved. Her latest research is on coordination under challenging circumstances, which includes operational response to refugee emergencies, funded by the British Academy.
In 2017, she was shortlisted for the Thinkers50 Radar Award, which aims to identify management thinkers most likely to shape the future of how organizations are led and managed.
Prior to her current appointment, she taught at St. Catherine's College, Oxford as a Senior Stipendiary Lecturer and Subject Tutor in Management, and held a range of senior positions in a private start-up. An award-winning teacher, she was recognized in 2017 as one of the Top 40 Undergraduate Professors by Poets & Quants. In 2019, she received recognition as a winner of the university-wide Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence (WATE).
She is the organiser of the WBS Distinguished Lecture Series at the Shard.
Nicolini, D. and Korica, M. (2021) "Attentional engagement as practice : a study of the attentional infrastructure of healthcare CEOs", Organization Science
Bazin, Y. and Korica, M. (2020) "Aesthetic objects, aesthetic judgments and the crafting of organizational style in creative industries", Journal of Management Inquiry
Bardon, T., Garreau, L., Abdallah, C., Journé, B. and Korica, M. (2020) "Rethinking observation : challenges and practices
", M@n@gement, 23, 3, 1-8
Korica, M. and Bazin, Y. (2019) "Fashion and organisation studies : exploring conceptual paradoxes and empirical opportunities ", Organization Studies, 40, 10, 1481-1497
Korica, M., Nicolini, D. and Johnson, B. M. (2017) "In search of 'managerial work' : past, present and future of an analytical category", International Journal of Management Reviews, 19, 2, 151-174
Nicolini, D., Korica, M. and Ruddle, K. (2015) "Staying in the know : overhauling your personal knowledge infrastructure", MIT Sloan Management Review, Volume 56, Number 4
Shaw, S. E., Russell, J., Greenhalgh, T. and Korica, M. (2014) "Thinking about think tanks in health care : a call for a new research agenda", Sociology of Health & Illness, 36, 3, 447-461
Korica, M. and Molloy, E. (2010) "Making sense of professional identities: Stories of medical professionals and new technologies", Human Relations, Vol.63, No.12, 1879-1901
Korica, M. and Nicolini, D. (2019) "Tracing context as relational, discursive accomplishment : analytical lessons from a shadowing-based study of health care chief executives", Oxford University Press,
Korica, M. and Nicolini, D. (2016) "Objects and monitoring practices : understanding CEOs’ information work as mundane accomplishment", 41-60, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom