Marco Berti
Marco Berti
Associate Professor
Management and Organizations

After a 20+ years international career as a management consultant specialized in organizational development and strategy, with relevant experience in executive education and as an adjunct university professor, he became a full-time academic, with a specific interest in the field of organizational studies. A full-time academic since 2015, he built both on your experiences in facilitating change management and organizational learning, which he developed serving organisations in various industries (automotive, high tech manufacturing, insurance, public sector), to develop innovative work integrated learning courses in Management consulting, Ethics and Leadership and Change/transformation management. 

2015 - PhD in Management, University of Technology Sydney

1990 - Degree in Political Science, Bologna University

Study of organizational tensions and contradictions (organizational paradox theory), business ethics and critical approaches to management, theorizing as a social process, the role of power and discourse in organizing, and the development of cooperative forms of ownership and governance. 

  • Simpson, Tamara, Simpson, Ace Volkmann, Berti, Marco (2024). Managing paradoxes of healthcare reform: The case of the General Healthcare System in Cyprus. British Journal of Health Care Management, 30 (2).
  • Berti, Marco, Cunha, Miguel Pina E. (2023). Paradox, dialectics or trade-offs? A double loop model of paradox. Journal of Management Studies, 60 (4), 861-888.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Clegg, Stewart, Rego, Arménio, Berti, Marco (2023). The paradox of the peasantry in management and organization studies. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 31 (5), 1802-1813.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Rego, Arménio, Berti, Marco, Simpson, Ace Volkmann (2023). Understanding pragmatic paradoxes: When contradictions become paralyzing and what to do about it. Business Horizons, 66 (4), 453-462.
  • Pradies, Camille, Berti, Marco, Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Rego, Arménio, Tunarosa, Andrea, Clegg, Stewart (2023). A figure is worth a thousand words: The role of visualization in paradox theorizing. Organization Studies, 44 (8), 1231–1257.
  • Simpson, Ace Volkmann, Panayiotou, Alexia, Berti, Marco, Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Kanji, Shireen, Clegg, Stewart (2023). Pandemic, power and paradox: Improvising as the new normal during the COVID-19 crisis. Management Learning, 54 (1), 3–13.
  • Barthold, Charles, Krawczyk, Victor, Berti, Marco, Priola, Vincenza (2022). Intersectionality on screen: A coloniality perspective to understand popular culture representations of intersecting oppressions at work. Gender, Work and Organization, 29 (6), 1890-1909.
  • Berti, Marco, Pitelis, Christos (2022). Open team production, the new cooperative firm, and hybrid advantage. Academy of Management Review, 47 (2), 309-330.
  • Clegg, Stewart, Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Berti, Marco (2022). Research movements and theorizing dynamics in management and organization studies. Academy of Management Review, 47 (3), 382-401.
  • Clegg, Stewart, Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Rego, Arménio, Berti, Marco (2022). Speaking truth to power: The academic as jester stimulating management learning. Management Learning, 53 (3), 547-565.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina E, Rego, Armenio, Berti, Marco (2022). Estrategias para desactivar las paradojas pragmáticas. Harvard Deusto Business Review, 318.
  • Rosales, Virginia, Gaim, Medhanie, Berti, Marco, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2022). The rubber band effect: Managing the stability-change paradox in routines. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 38 (2).
  • Simpson, Ace V., Rego, Arménio, Berti, Marco, Clegg, Stewart, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2022). Theorizing compassionate leadership from the case of Jacinda Ardern: Legitimacy, paradox and resource conservation. Leadership, 18 (3), 337-358.
  • Berti, Marco, Jarvis, Walter, Nikolova, Natalia, Pitsis, Alexandra (2021). Embodied phronetic pedagogy: Cultivating ethical and moral capabilities in postgraduate business students. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 20 (1), 6-29.
  • Berti, Marco, Simpson, Ace Volkmann (2021). On the practicality of resisting pragmatic paradoxes. Academy of Management Review, 46 (2).
  • Berti, Marco, Simpson, Ace V. (2021). The dark side of organizational paradoxes: The dynamics of disempowerment. Academy of Management Review, 46 (2), 252-274.
  • Clegg, Stewart, Berti, Marco (2021). Tales of power. Journal of Political Power, 14 (1), 27-50.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Berti, Marco, Clegg, Stewart (2021). European social theory reflecting on a time of contagion: a book review essay: The virus in the age of madness. Journal of Political Power, 14 (2), 372-382.
  • Simpson, Ace Volkmann, Berti, Marco, Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Clegg, Stewart (2021). Art, culture and paradox pedagogy in management learning: the case of Portuguese Fado. Management Learning, 52 (5), 630-651.
  • Walker, Michael, Fleming, Peter, Berti, Marco (2021). ‘You can’t pick up a phone and talk to someone’ How algorithms function as biopower in the gig economy. Organization, 28 (1), 26-43.
  • Berti, Marco, Simpson, Ace Volkmann (2021). Resistance is not futile. Academy of Management Review, 46 (2), 409-412.
  • Simpson, Ace V., Berti, Marco (2020). Transcending organizational compassion paradoxes by enacting wise compassion courageously. Journal of Management Inquiry, 29 (4), 433-449.
  • Fee, Anthony, McGrath-Champ, Susan, Berti, Marco (2019). Protecting expatriates in hostile environments: Institutional forces influencing the safety and security practices of internationally active organisations. International Journal Of Human Resource Management, 30 (11), 1709-1736.
  • Berti, Marco, Simpson, Ace V., Clegg, Stewart (2018). Making a place out of space: The social imaginaries and realities of a Business School as a designed space. Management Learning, 49 (2), 168-186.
  • Simpson, Ace Volkmann, Cunha, Miguel Pina E., Clegg, Stewart, Rego, Arménio, Berti, Marco (2024). Organizational compassion: A relational approach. Taylor & Francis.
  • Gaim, Medhanie, Clegg, Stewart, Cunha, Miguel Pina E, Berti, Marco (2022). Organizational paradox. Cambridge University Press.
  • Berti, Marco, Simpson, Ace, Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Clegg, Stewart (2021). Elgar Introduction to Organizational Paradox Theory. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Clegg, Stewart, Rego, Arménio, Berti, Marco (2021). Paradoxes of power and leadership. Taylor & Francis.
  • Berti, Marco (2017). Elgar introduction to organizational discourse analysis. Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Cunha, Miguel Pina e, Berti, Marco (2023). The improvisation-serendipity nexus. The Routledge Companion to Improvisation in Organizations. Taylor & Francis, 77-91.
  • Berti, Marco (2021). Logic(S) and paradox. Research in the Sociology of Organizations. Emerald Group Holdings Ltd., 27-47.
  • Clegg, Stewart, Berti, Marco, Simpson, Ace Volkmann, Cunha, Miguel Pina e (2020). Artificial intelligence and the future of practical wisdom in business management. Handbook of practical wisdom in business and management. Schwartz, Barry, Bernacchio, Caleb, González-Cantón, César, Robson, Angus (Eds.), Springer, Cham, 1-18.
  • Berti, Marco, Clegg, Stewart, Jarvis, Walter Patrick (2017). Future in the past: A philosophical reflection on the prospects of management. The Oxford Handbook of Management. Oxford University Press, 145–176.
  • Green, Roy, Berti, Marco, Sutton, Nicole (2017). Higher education in management: The case of Australia. The Future of Management Education. : Challenges facing Business Schools around the World. Palgrave Macmillan, Vol. 1, 117-137.
  • Schofield, T, Berti, Marco (2015). The state and health. A Sociological Approach to Health Determinants. Cambridge University Press.