Michel Anteby

Associate Professor of Business Administration (Leave of Absence)

Michel Anteby is an Associate Professor in the Organizational Behavior area at the Harvard Business School and a visiting Associate Professor at the Yale School of Management for the 2014-15 academic year. 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 looks at how individuals relate to their work, their occupations, and the organizations they belong to. He examines more specifically how the practices people engage in at work help them sustain their chosen cultures or identities. In doing so, his research contributes to a better understanding of how these cultures and identities come to be and manifest themselves. Of particular interest to him are issues of moral cultures and identities. This explains why he tends to study socially disapproved behaviors, such as factory workers’ illegal use of company property and the commerce in human cadavers for medical education or research. Field settings for these and other inquiries have included aeronautics factory workshop, airport security teams, higher education, and whole-body donation programs.

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, for instance, 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 management from New York Universit and in sociology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris). 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. He also serves on the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth to ensure that school cultures allow all youth to thrive.

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