Dr Marjolaine Rostain
Assistant Professor
(ISM-Analytics (ISMA) Group)

After obtaining a master's degree in chemical engineering and spending several years spent in the chemical industry, Marjolaine decided to transition to academica. She embarked on a PhD in management at emlyon business school under the supervision of Professor Ruthanne Huising and Professor Jean Clarke.
Upon completing her PhD, she began her career at Warwick Business School, initially as a Houlden Research Fellow and, starting from October 2023, as an assistant professor.

Research Interests

Marjolaine Rostain is an ethnographer of work and organizations. She is particularly interested in understanding how technologies impact workers' expertise, role configurations and boundaries as well as learning practices.
During her PhD, she conducted an ethnographic field work with shopfloor workers producing mold for the automotive industry. From this field work, she has co-published a paper with Ruthanne Huising, highlighting how workers who do not benefit from official training or peripheral learning, can reach some computational literacy through what they call "Vicarious Coding".
Currently, she is involved in a hospital project, examining how AI influences doctor's work practices. She has spent 18 months observing doctors in their operating rooms trying to understand how AI changes the work of those professionals.

Paper published :
Rostain, M., & Huising, R. (2023). Vicarious Coding: Breaching Computational Opacity in the Digital Era. Academy of Management Journal, (ja).
Rostain, M. (2021). The impact of organizational culture on entrepreneurial orientation: A meta-analysis. Journal of Business Venturing Insights, 15, e00234.