Linda Smircich

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Linda Smircich (born 1948) is a Professor of Management in the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst where she teaches Organizational Alternative Paradigms.[1] She is part of the critical management studies approach field and a critical researcher in organizational culture and gender.[2]


Linda Smircich has a B.S. from State University of New York at Oswego, M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Syracuse University.[1] She was previously Chair of the Management Department at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.[3]

Her research interests are in the fields of organizational behavior and theory; qualitative research, alternative paradigms; cultural perspectives on organizations and management; organization change; gender and organization, feminist theory.[1][3] Her earlier scholarly writing were centered on organizational culture, but currently she is pursuing a cultural and critical perspective on organization and management.[3] Linda Smircich various publications are often co-authored with Marta Calàs and apply insights from cultural studies, postmodernism, feminism, and post-colonial theory to analyze organizational topics such as leadership, business ethics, and globalization.[3]

She is co-editor of the international, interdisciplinary journal Organization, together with Gibson Burrell, Marta Calàs, and Mike Reed.[3]


  • Outstanding College Teacher Award, 2009 Isenberg School of Management
  • Distinguished PhD Alumni Award, 2008 Syracuse University Whitman School of Management
  • Sage Award for Scholarly Contribution, 2006 Gender, Diversity & Organizations Division, Academy of Management

On Smircich and Calás[edit]

  • Joanna Brewis, "Othering Organization Theory: Marta Calás and Linda Smircich", The Sociological Review, Special Issue: Sociological Review Monograph Series: Contemporary Organization Theory, edited by Campbell Jones and Rolland Munro, Volume 53, Issue Supplement s1, pp. 80–94, October 2005


  1. ^ a b c Linda Smircich @ UMass Archived 2010-06-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Brewis, Joanna (October 2005). "Othering Organization Theory: Marta Calás and Linda Smircich". The Sociological Review, Special Issue: Sociological Review Monograph Series: Contemporary Organization Theory. 53 (Supplement s1): 80–94. 
  3. ^ a b c d e The Oxford Handbook of Organization Theory, At Home from Mars to Somalia: Recounting Organization Studies (Marta B. Calás, Linda Smircich)

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