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Stefan Meisiek

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Ekon.Dr.; Dipl.-Kfm.; SFHEA
Associate Professor; Director of Educational Innovation in Business

Rm 5156
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Stefan is an Associate Professor and Director of Educational Innovation in Business.

He received his PhD in Management from the Stockholm School of Economics, and studied at Freie Universtät Berlin, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, and Justus-Liebig Universtät Giessen. Stefan is a visiting associate professor at Copenhagen Business School and Hong Kong University, and has been a visiting scholar at NYU Stern, ESADE, Stanford University, and MIT Sloan.

Stefan is researching leadership and business innovation. He has a particular interest in how leadership enables or constrains innovation efforts. This includes motivating organizational members for inquiry into pernicious problems, challenging basic assumptions, and giving license for dreaming, imagining, and creating.


Journal Article/s

Meisiek S and Barry D 2018 'Finding the Sweet Spot between Art and Business in Analogically Mediated Inquiry', Journal of Business Research, vol.82, pp. 476-483 [Link]


Book Section/s

Meisiek S and Barry D 2016 'Organizational Studios: Enabling Innovation' in Artistic Interventions in Organizations: Research, Theory and Practice (Routledge Research in Creative and Cultural Industries Management), ed. Ulla Johansson Sköldberg, Jill Woodilla, and Ariane Berthoin Antal, Routledge, London, United Kingdom, pp. 225-38 [Link]

Meisiek S 2016 'A Studio at a Business School?' in Designing Business and Management, ed. Junginger S & Faust J, Bloomsbury Publishing, London, United Kingdom, pp. 159-66 [Link]

Meisiek S, Guillet de Monthoux P, Barry D and Austin RD 2016 'Four voices: making a difference with art in management education' in The Routledge Companion to Reinventing Management Education, ed. Chris Steyaert, Timon Beyes & Martin Parker, Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom, pp. 330-41 [Link]


Journal Article/s

Barry D and Meisiek S 2015 'Discovering the Business Studio', Journal of Management Education, vol.39:1, pp. 153-75 [Link]


Journal Article/s

Meisiek S and Barry D 2014 'Editorial: Theorizing the field of arts and management', Scandinavian Journal of Management, vol.30:1, pp. 83-85 [Link]

Meisiek S and Barry D 2014 'The Science of Making Management an Art', Scandinavian Journal of Management, vol.30:1, pp. 134–41 [Link]


Book Section/s

Meisiek S and Redford D 2013 'Entrepreneurship Education: Science or Craft' in Handbook de Educação em Empreendedorismo no Contexto Portugués, ed. D Redford, Universidade Católica Editora, Porto, Portugal


Book Section/s

Meisiek S and Häfliger S 2011 'Inviting the unexpected: Entrepreneurship and the arts' in Art Entrepreneurship, ed. Zander, I. & Scherdin, M., Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, London, United Kingdom, pp. 78-97

Meisiek S, Matula L and Badham R 2011 'Who controls the looking glass: Organizational theater and liquid power' in Komplexität und Handlungsspielraum, ed. Eberl, P., Geiger, D. and Koch, J., Erich Schmidt Verlag, Berlin, Germany


Journal Article/s

Barry D and Meisiek S 2010 'Seeing More and Seeing Differently: Sensemaking, Mindfulness and the Workarts', Organization Studies, vol.31:11, pp. 1505–30 [Link]

Barry D and Meisiek S 2010 'The Art of Leadership and its Fine Art Shadow', Leadership, vol.6:3, pp. 331-49 [Link]

Conference Proceeding/s

Barry D, Meisiek S and Hatch MJ 2010 'Sublime views and beautiful explanations: The art and craft of organization theory', Proceedings of the Academy of Management 2010 Annual Meeting, Montréal, Canada, 10th August 2010


Book Section/s

Meisiek S and Hatch MJ 2008 'This is work, this is play' in Handbook of New and Emerging Approaches to Management and Organization, ed. Barry, D. & Hansen, H., Sage, London, United Kingdom



Darsö L, Meisiek S and Boje D 2007 'Thin Book: Organizational Theatre', Learning Lab Denmark, The Danish University of Education, Copenhagen, Denmark

Journal Article/s

Meisiek S and Barry D 2007 'Through the Looking Glass of Organizational Theatre: Analogically Mediated Inquiry in Organizations', Organization Studies, vol.28:12, pp. 1805-27 [Link]


Book Section/s

Meisiek S 2006 'Dissonances, Awareness, and Aesthetization: Theatre in a Home Care Organization' in Aesthetic Leadership, ed. P. Guillet de Monthoux, C. Gustafsson & S-E. Sjöstrand, Palgrave Macmillan, London, United Kingdom

Journal Article/s

Steyaert C, Meisiek S, Höpfl H, Hjorth D, Hansen H and Bille D 2006 'In the Wings: On the Possibility of Theatrical Space', Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, vol.5:3, pp. 93-98


Book Section/s

Meisiek S and Yao X 2005 'Nonsense Makes Sense: Humor in Social Sharing of Emotion at the Workplace' in Emotions in Organizational Behavior, ed. Härtel CEJ, Zerbe WJ & Ashkanasy NM, Routledge, London, United Kingdom

Recent Units Taught

  • EMBA6002 Leadership

    2016: Int Feb,

  • EMBA6002 Reframing Leadership

    2017: Int Feb,

  • SMBA6104 Expert Topic B

    2017: S2,
    2016: S2,


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