Dr Rene Wiedner
Associate Professor of Organization Theory
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(Organisation and Work Group)

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 Cambridge University 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. With respect to health care, 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 services for dementia care. Additionally, I am leading studies on preserving traditional crafts and old technologies.

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.

Research Interests

Organizational change; Innovation; Collaboration; Craftsmanship/Craftwork; Autonomy; Respect; Practice Theory