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Andrea Wessendorf

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Andrea Wessendorf

PhD Candidate

MPhil (University of Cambridge)

Research topic

Organisational, Institutional & Social Change

Biography

Andrea is a third-year PhD candidate in the Strategy & International Business subject group at Cambridge Judge Business School. Andrea’s research interests focus on organisational, institutional, and social change. In her research on social change, she studies the ways in which organisations contribute to the creation and recreation of social inequality. She seeks to contribute to a better understanding of the structures and mechanisms underlying organisational processes that produce inequality, and what organisations can do to address patterns of social inequality. In her research on organisational change, Andrea studies the response of a National Health Service (NHS) Trust to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to starting her PhD, Andrea completed the MPhil in Innovation, Strategy & Organisation at Cambridge Judge Business School. Before commencing an academic career, she gained industry experience in an international corporation, most recently as the Director of Marketing (EMEA).

Research interests

Organisational change; institutional change; social change; social inequality; diversity; boundaries.

Andrea Wessendorf is a member of the Strategy & International Business subject group.

Publications & papers

Conference presentations

Wessendorf, A. and Munir, K. (2020) “Archetypes: practitioner schemata and the maintenance of social inequality in and through organizations.” In: EGOS Colloquium (36th), 2-4 July 2020, Hamburg, Germany.

Wessendorf, A. and Munir, K. (2019) “How organisations perpetuate social inequality – an intersectional lens on the simultaneous structures of advantage and disadvantage.” In: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 9-13 August 2019, Boston, MA, USA.

Wessendorf, A. and Paolella, L. (2019) “Partner selection decisions in US-based law firms: equal opportunity for diverse associates.” In: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (Careers in the Rough: A Research Development Workshop), 9-13 August 2019, Boston, MA, USA.

Wessendorf, A. and Paolella, L. (2019) “Partner selection decisions in US-based law firms: equal opportunity for diverse associates.” In: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (On-Boarding Diversity in Corporate Boards Research: A Paper Development Workshop), 9-13 August 2019, Boston, MA, USA.

Wessendorf, A. and Munir, K. (2019) “Organisations’ contribution to social inequality: an intersectional lens on the simultaneous structure of advantage and disadvantage.” In: Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Refereed Round Table Presentation), 10-13 August 2019, New York, NY, USA.

Wessendorf, A. and Munir, K. (2019) “How organisations perpetuate social inequality: an intersectional lens on the simultaneous structure of advantage and disadvantage.” In: EGOS Colloquium (35th), 4-6 July 2019, Edinburgh, UK.

Contact details

Andrea Wessendorf
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

[email protected]

Year of entry

2018

Supervisor

Dr Kamal Munir

Pathway

Strategic Management