Michel Anteby

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Michel Anteby is an Associate Professor and Marvin Bower Fellow in the Organizational Behavior area at the Harvard Business School. He teaches in the School's MBA, doctoral, and executive programs, most recently the second-year MBA elective "Managing Human Capital" course, the doctoral "Design of Field Research Methods" course, and in the executive “Leading Change and Corporate Renewal” and “Talent Management” programs.

His research mainly examines occupational and organizational cultures. More specifically, he tries to understand how meaning is built at work and how moral orders are sustained. He has pursued these questions through the lens of diverse social groups (e.g., academics, clinical anatomists, and factory craftsmen). In doing so, he has looked at the many ways individuals sustain chosen cultures and identities: for instance, by engaging in collective forgetting or deviant behaviors. Field settings for these inquiries include whole-body donation programs, manufacturing workshop, and higher-education.

He is the author of Manufacturing Morals: The Values of Silence in Business School Education (University of Chicago Press, 2013) and Moral Gray Zones: Side-Productions, Identity, and Regulation in an Aeronautic Plant (Princeton University Press, 2008). His work has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Ethnography,Organization Science, Social Science & Medicine, and Sociologie du Travail. He serves on the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science.

Michel earned a joint Ph.D. in sociology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris) and in management from New York University. He holds a MA in economics from the Sorbonne and a MPA from Harvard. He grew up in France, previously worked as a consultant (focusing on labor issues), and remains affiliated as a Research Fellow with the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations in Paris.