BSc (EBS Business School and Tongji University), MSc (Warwick Business School), MPhil (University of Cambridge)
Essays on Managing Contested Social Evaluations
Jan Lodge is a PhD Candidate in Organisational Theory at Cambridge Judge Business School. His research examines how (social) entrepreneurs and their ventures work to bring about social change, and how, in so doing, they experience and manage social evaluations, including stigma, legitimacy, and reputation. Methodologically, he explores this through qualitative approaches covering in-depth interviewing, participant observations, and archival sources. Most recently, Jan has conducted research in an exciting array of empirical contexts including social housing organisations, prisons and reentry organisations, capital punishment in the US, and child marriage in Indonesia. His PhD at Cambridge is fully funded by an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) scholarship and further supported by the Cambridge Trust.
Jan holds an MPhil degree in innovation, strategy, and organisation from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in marketing and strategy from Warwick Business School, and gained a double BSc degree in international business from EBS Business School and Tongji University, during which he spent one-and-a-half years in Shanghai.
Prior to his PhD studies, Jan worked as a management consultant for L.E.K. Consulting in their Munich and London offices supporting international clients across various industries in developing their organisational design, market entry, and growth strategies. He has also worked for Sony, Siemens, and the Haniel Group in the UK, Germany, and China.
In his free time, Jan is passionate about open-water diving, reading fiction novels, and studying Mandarin. He currently resides at Corpus Christi College.
(Social) entrepreneurship; social innovation; social evaluations; social movements; institutional theory; inequality; routines.
Jan Lodge is a member of the Organisational Theory & Information Systems subject group.
Publications & papers
Claus, L., de Rond, M., Howard-Grenville, J. and Lodge, J. (2019) “When fieldwork hurts: on the lived experience of conducting research in unsettling contexts.” In: Zilber, T.B., Amis, J.M., Mair, J. (eds.) The production of managerial knowledge and organizational theory: new approaches to writing, producing and consuming theory. (Research in the Sociology of Organizations Series, vol.59). Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing, pp.157-172
Lodge, J. (2020) “Prisoners have to deal with extreme isolation in confinement: here’s how they cope.” The Conversation, 22 April 2020