Organizational change; Innovation; Collaboration; Craftsmanship/Craftwork; Autonomy; Respect; Practice Theory
Teaching in 2021-2022
Business with Consulting
IB9FC0: Current Issues in Leadership
IB3810: Critical Issues in Management
Prior to becoming an academic I worked in human resources consulting, investor relations consulting and information services. I obtained my PhD in management studies at the Cambridge Judge Business School and have a Magister degree in International Business Administration from the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, in addition to an MPhil degree in Innovation, Strategy & Organisation from the Cambridge Judge Business School.
My research focuses on organizational and field level change in health care and the creative industries. Specifically, I have conducted research on change in health care systems management in the National Health Service (NHS), funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) and am currently leading a study on navigating dementia services in the UK, as well as a global study on vinyl record manufacturing in the digital era.
I am currently the Research Environment Lead and representative of the PhD programme for the Organisation and Work group at Warwick Business School, and a member of the Academy of Management Journal's editorial review board.
Wiedner, R., Nigam, A. and Bento da Silva, J. (2020) "General Practitioners are from Mars, administrators are from Venus : the role of misaligned occupational dispositions in inhibiting mandated role change", Work and Occupations, 47, 3, 348-377
Wiedner, R., Croft, C. and McGivern, G. (2020) "Improvisation during a crisis : hidden innovation in healthcare systems", BMJ Leader, 4, 4, 185-188
Wiedner, R. and Mantere, S. (2019) "Cutting the cord : mutual respect, organizational autonomy, and independence in organizational separation processes", Administrative Science Quarterly, 64, 3, 659-693
Wiedner, R., Barrett, M. and Oborn, E. (2017) "The emergence of change in unexpected places : resourcing across
organizational practices in strategic change", Academy of Management Journal, 60, 3, 823-854
Rene Wiedner (2017) "Conscious uncoupling : the difficulty of establishing and enforcing new organizational boundaries", Academy of Management Proceedings, 2017, 1, 13523
Mantere, S. and Wiedner, R. (2021) "Change that concludes", Oxford University Press, Oxford
Wiedner, R. and Ansari, S. (2020) "Collaborative uncoupling : how to break up and stay together", 64, 185-210, Bingley, UK, Emerald
Wiedner, R. and Ansari, S. (2017) "Appreciating emergence and serendipity in qualitative research : resisting the urge to follow set plans", Routledge,
Rene Wiedner (2015) "Coda : reflecting on the use of Bourdieu's tools from outside the fields of music and music education", Ashgate, Burlington, VT ; Farnham, Surrey, England