Michel Anteby

Professor of Management & Organizations, Questrom School of Business

Michel Anteby is an Associate Professor in the Management & Organizations department at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. Prior to joining BU, he taught in master, doctoral, and executive programs at the Harvard Business School and the Yale School of Management.

His research looks at how individuals relate to their work, their occupations, and the organizations they belong to. He examines more specifically the practices people engage in at work that 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. Field settings for these and other inquiries have included aeronautics factory workshops, airport security teams, higher education institutions, and whole-body donation programs.

Michel’s research has appeared in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Ethnography, Organization Science, Social Science & Medicine, and Sociologie du Travail. He also is the author of two monographs: an ethnography of the Harvard Business School titled Manufacturing Morals: The Values of Silence in Business School Education (University of Chicago Press, 2013) and a study of illegal factory production titled Moral Gray Zones: Side Productions, Identity, and Regulation in an Aeronautics Plant (Princeton University Press, 2008). His work was recognized by an EGOS Best Paper award, an Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence, NYU’s Herman E. Krooss outstanding dissertation award, and the David M. Graifman Memorial award. He also is a recipient of the Donald and Valerie Ruth Honerkamp fellowship as well as a Marvin Bower fellowship. Currently, he serves a Senior Editor at Organization Science.

Michel earned a joint Ph.D. in management from New York University and in sociology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris). He holds a M.A. in economics from the Sorbonne and a M.P.A. from Harvard. After growing up in France and previously working there as a consultant (focusing on labor issues), he remains affiliated as a Research Fellow with the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations in Paris. He also serves on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth to help schools develop cultures that allow all youth to thrive.