INNOVATION AND ORGANIZATION
Seminar : Inhabiting institutional politics on the ground: Power and institutional logics in the creation of Chicago’s Millennium Park
Santi Furnari is Professor of Strategy and Director of the Centre for Research in Corporate Governance at Cass Business School, City, University of London. Prior joining Cass, he was a PhD-abroad IRI Foundation Fellow and later a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago. He completed his Ph.D. in Business Administration and Management at Bocconi University.
Dr. Furnari studies how new ideas, new practices and new industries emerge, particularly in the context of creative industries and creative projects. He also studies the performance consequences of different organizational configurations and business models. To address these issues, Dr. Furnari uses institutional theory, configurational approaches, qualitative methods, and fuzzy-set/Qualitative Comparative Analysis (fs/QCA). His paper titled “A Chemistry of Organization” (with Anna Grandori) has been among the first empirical applications of the fs/QCA methodology in management studies.
His research has been published in leading academic journals, such as the Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Management, Organization Studies, and Strategic Organization (among others). His paper titled “Interstitial Spaces” has received the AMR Best Paper Award for the best paper published in the Academy of Management Review in 2014. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies and Journal of Management Studies.