Michel Anteby

Professor, Management & Organizations

Michel Anteby is a Professor of Management & Organizations at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business and (by courtesy) Sociology at Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences. He also co-leads Boston University’s Precarity Lab.

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. Studied populations have included airport security officers, clinical anatomists, factory craftsmen, ghostwriters, puppeteers, and subway drivers.

Prof. Anteby’s research has appeared in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, American Sociological Review, Organization Science, Social Science & Medicine, and Social Forces. He also is the author of two monographs: a study of illegal factory production titled Moral Gray Zones: Side Productions, Identity, and Regulation in an Aeronautics Plant and an ethnography of faculty socialization at the Harvard Business School titled Manufacturing Morals: The Values of Silence in Business School Education (also available in French and Chinese). His work was recognized by the ASQ Award for Scholarly Contribution, the Academy of Management’s Saroj Parasuraman award for outstanding publication on gender and diversity, the Academy of Management’s SIM-ONE Outreach award, Boston University’s Slatkin Family Fund and Broderick awards, NYU’s Herman E. Krooss award and the David M. Graifman Memorial award. He is a recipient of the Donald & Valerie Ruth Honerkamp fellowship, a Marvin Bower fellowship, a MaxPo fellowship, a Susilo fellowship, and a Pardee fellowship. He currently serves as a Representative at Large for the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management.

Prof. Anteby 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), after completing a M.A. in economics at the Sorbonne and a M.P.A at Harvard. In addition, her served as chair of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth and co-chair of its Safe Schools program. 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.

    Education
  • PhD, New York University, 2005
  • PhD, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), 2005
  • MPA, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2000
    Publications
  • Cameron, L., Chan, C., Anteby, M. (In Press). "Heroes From Above But Not (Always) From Within? Gig Workers’ Reactions to the Sudden Public Moralization of their Work", Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
  • Anteby, M., Rajunov, M. (In Press). The Darker Side of Strong Organizational Cultures: Looking Forward by Looking Back."The Handbook of the Sociology of Morality", Springer
  • Grodal, S., Anteby, M., Holm, A. (2021). "Achieving Rigor in Qualitative Analysis: The Role of Active Categorization in Theory Building", Academy of Management Review, 46 (3), 591-612
  • Anteby, M., Holm, A. (2021). "Translating Expertise across Work Contexts: U.S. Puppeteers Move from Stage to Screen", American Sociological Review, 86 (2), 310-340
  • Bourmault, N., Anteby, M. (2020). "Unpacking the Managerial Blues: How Expectations Formed in the Past Carry into New Jobs", Organization Science, 31 (6), 1452-1474
  • Anteby, M. (2020). Dénis, obstructions et silences: La résistance du terrain. In V, Duprat-Kushtanina., C, Perrin-Joly. (Eds.), "Parler de Soi : Méthodes Biographiques en Sciences Sociales", Éditions de l’EHESS 215-226
  • DeCelles, K., Anteby, M. (2020). "Compassion in the Clink: When and How Human Services Workers Overcome Barriers to Care", Organization Science, 31 (6), 1408-1431
  • Anteby, M., Occhiuto, N. (2020). "Stand-in Labor and the Rising Economy of Self", Social Forces, 98 (3), 1287-1310
  • Anteby, M., Chan, C. (2018). "A Self-Fulfilling Cycle of Coercive Surveillance: Workers’ Invisibility Practices and Managerial Justification", Organization Science, 29 (2), 247-263
  • Chan, C., Anteby, M. (2016). "Task Segregation as a Mechanism for Within-job Inequality: Women and Men of the Transportation Security Administration", Administrative Science Quarterly, 61 (2), 184-216
  • Anteby, M., Chan, C., DiBenigno, J. (2016). "Three Lenses on Occupations and Professions in Organizations: Becoming, Doing, and Relating", The Academy of Management Annals, 10 (1), 183-244
  • Anteby, M. (2016). "The Ideology of Silence at the Harvard Business School: Structuring Faculty's Teaching Tasks for Moral Relativism", Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 25 103-121
  • Anteby, M. (2015). Denials, Obstructions, and Silences: Lessons from Repertoires of Field Resistance (and Embrace)."Handbook of Qualitative Organizational Research Innovative Pathways and Methods", Routledge 197-205
  • Tilcsik, A., Anteby, M., Knight, C. (2015). "Concealable Stigma and Occupational Segregation: Toward a Theory of Gay and Lesbian Occupations", Administrative Science Quarterly, 60 (3), 446-481
  • Anteby, M. (2015). "L'Ecole des patrons: Silence et morales d'entreprise à la Business School de Harvard", Editions Rue d'Ulm
  • Asad, A., Anteby, M., Garip, F. (2014). "Who donates their bodies to science? The combined role of gender and migration status among California whole-body donors", Social Science and Medicine, 106 53-58
  • Anteby, M., Anderson, C. (2014). "The shifting landscape of LGBT organizational research", Research in Organizational Behavior, 34 3-25
  • Anteby, M. (2013). "Manufacturing Morals: The Values of Silence in Business School Education", The University of Chicago Press
  • Anteby, M. (2013). "Relaxing the Taboo on Telling Our Own Stories: Upholding Professional Distance and Personal Involvement", Organization Science, 24 (4), 1277-1290
  • Anteby, M., Wrzesniewski, A. (2013). "In Search of the Self at Work: Young Adults' Experiences of a Dual Identity Organization", Research in the Sociology of Work, 25 13-50
  • Anteby, M., Molnar, V. (2012). "Collective Memory Meets Organizational Identity: Remembering To Forget In A Firm's Rhetorical History", Academy of Management Journal, 55 (3), 515-540
  • Anteby, M. (2010). "Markets, Morals, and Practices of Trade: Jurisdictional Disputes in the US Commerce in Cadavers", Administrative Science Quarterly, 55 (4), 606-638
  • Battilana, J., Anteby, M., Sengul, M. (2010). "The Circulation of Ideas across Academic Communities: When locals re-import exported ideas", Organization Studies, 31 (6), 695-713
  • Anteby, M. (2009). "A Market for Human Cadavers in All But Name?", Economic Sociology : the European Electronic Newsletter, 11 (1), 3-7
  • Anteby, M. (2008). "Moral Gray Zones: Side Productions, Identity, and Regulation in an Aeronautic Plant", Princeton University Press
  • Anteby, M. (2008). "Identity incentives as an engaging form of control: Revisiting leniencies in an aeronautic plant", Organization Science, 19 (2), 202-220
  • Anteby, M., Hyman, M. (2008). "Entrepreneurial ventures and whole-body donations: A regional perspective from the United States", Social Science and Medicine, 66 (4), 963-969
  • Anteby, M. (2006). "Factory “Homers”: Understanding a Highly Elusive, Marginal, and Illegal Practice", Sociologie du Travail, 48 e22-e38
  • Anteby, M. (2003). "La 'Perruque' en Usine: Approche d'une Pratique Marginale, Illegale et Fuyante", Sociologie du Travail, 45 (4), 453-471
  • Anteby, M. (2003). "The 'Moralities' of Poaching: Manufacturing Personal Artifacts on the Factory Floor", Ethnography 4 (2)
    Awards and Honors
  • 2022, ASQ Award for Scholarly Contribution
  • 2021, Broderick Award for Excellence in Research
  • 2021, ONE-SIM Outreach Award, Academy of Management
  • 2021, MaxPo Visiting Fellowship
  • 2018, Distinguished Mentor Award, Questrom PhD Students Association
  • 2017, Extraordinary Service as Senior Editor, Organization Science
  • 2017, Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management
  • 2016, Saroj Parasuraman Award for Outstanding Publication on Gender and Diversity, Academy of Management
  • 2015, George R. Terry Book Award (Finalist), Academy of Management
  • 2011, Best Paper at the EGOS Annual Conference 2010, European Group for Organization Studies
  • 2009, George R. Terry Book Award (Finalist), Academy of Management