ORGB 423 Human Resources Management
Lisa Cohen’s work focuses on how jobs and work are structured, investigating such fundamental issues such as how jobs designs are created and changed change. Her research is currently focused on: how organizations learn about the organization of work, when new job titles are created, managerial mobility, the impact of job titles on resources, and job design.By challenging assumptions about work and organizational structures, Lisa Cohen is able to offer insightful, practical support to organizations, enabling them to develop and change successfully.
Lisa Cohen’s research has won several major awards and honors, including the Max Weber Award from the American Sociological Association, the Crawford Fellowship at the Haas School of Business and the VanderWeide Fellowship at the Fuqua School of Business. Her papers have been published in the American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, Academy of Management Journal and Organization Science.
As well as her work at Desautels, Lisa Cohen has taught at London Business School, the Yale School of Management and the Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine, where she focused on strategic human resources, organizational behavior and communications, emphasizing developing organizations through people.
Following postgraduate studies at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, and the Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, Lisa Cohen enjoyed a successful consultancy career. She worked as Principal Consultant at Terranova Consulting Group/Right Management Consultants, a human resource and management consulting firm working to improve organizations’ potential through their people.