BA (Durham University), MPhil (University of Cambridge)
Craft & Community: Advancing a Human-Centric Perspective on Institutional Dynamics
Monika’s research seeks to advance a more human-centric perspective on institutional dynamics. In her research she seeks to understand how humans relate to their work, organisations, and institutions and what impact does it have on institutional processes. She is particularly interested in craft and community-related contexts and the mechanisms behind long-term institutional persistence. As part of her research, Monika studies surprising survival of a heritage craft of Koniaków lacemaking in Poland.
Prior to starting her PhD, Monika completed the MPhil in Innovation, Strategy & Organisation at Cambridge Judge Business School and BA in Business and Management at Durham University Business School.
Institutional processes; persistence; craft; communities.
Monika Żebrowska is a member of the Strategy & International Business subject group.
Publications & papers
Kroezen, J., Ravasi, D., Sasaki, I., Żebrowska, M. and Suddaby, R. (2021) “Configurations of craft: alternative models for organizing work.” Academy of Management Annals, 15(2), 502-536. (DOI: 10.5465/annals.2019.0145)
Conference and workshop presentations
Żebrowska, M. and Kroezen, J. (2021) “Hooked on a thread: the craft of institutional persistence in the context of Koniaków lacemaking.” In: The Austrian Early Scholars Workshop in Management (9th), November 2021,(Virtual).
Żebrowska, M. and Kroezen, J. (2020) “Exploring the role of hardship in the persistence of a folk craft: the case of Koniaków lacemaking”. Presented as a part of the symposium organised by Sasaki, I. and Kroezen, J. “Craft and hardship”, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, August 2020, (Virtual).
Żebrowska, M. and Kroezen, J. (2020) “Hooked on a thread: investigating institutional persistence of Koniaków lacemaking.” In: Edinburgh Paper Development Workshop, March 2020, Edinburgh, UK.
Żebrowska, M. and Kroezen, J. (2019) “Hooked on a thread: investigating the interplay between stability and change in institutional maintenance.” In: Cambridge Judge Business School Winter Doctoral Conference (16th), 10 December 2019, Cambridge, UK.
Żebrowska, M. and Kroezen, J. (2019) “Hooked on a thread: investigating the interplay between stability and change in institutional maintenance.” In: EGOS Colloquium, 4-7 July 2019, Edinburgh, UK.
Żebrowska M. (2018) “Hooked on the thread: the case of Koniaków lacemaking.” Studying Crafts and Craftsmanship in Organizations, Paper Development Workshop, May 2018, Windemere, UK.