Monika Kostera

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Monika Kostera (born 28 February 1963) is a Polish organization theorist, known for her contributions to postmodern business studies, myths, storytelling and narrative analysis in anthropology of organization.

At present, she is a professor at the School of Management and Economics at Växjö University in Sweden,[1] and at the Faculty of Management at Warsaw University, Poland.[2] Fellow of Collegium Invisibile.[3] Currently, she holds positions in several editorial boards of international journals in the field, including Journal of Organizational Change Management, Human Relations, Management Learning.

Her research takes a constructionist perspective on organizing, most recently exploring the organizational archetypes. She is interested in methodology, especially in failures in organizational ethnography. She has also made contributions to organizational changes in transitional economy theory,[4] and critical management studies.[5]


  • Kostera, M. 2007. Organizational ethnography. Methods and inspirations. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
  • Kelemen, M., & Kostera, M. 2002. Critical management research in Eastern Europe: managing the transition. Basingstoke - New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Hatch, M. J., Kostera, M., & Kozminski, A. K. 2005. The three faces of leadership: manager, artist, priest. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub.
  • Kostera, M. 2005. The Quest for the Self-actualizing Organization. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School.
  • Kostera, M. (ed.). 2008. Organizational Olympians. London: Palgrave Macmillan.