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Michel Anteby is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Boston University's Questrom School of Business and (by courtesy) Sociology at Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to joining BU, Michel taught in master, doctoral, and executive programs at the Harvard Business School and the Yale School of Management.

His research looks at how individuals relate to their work, their occupations, and the organizations they belong to. He examines more specifically the practices people engage in at work that help them sustain their chosen cultures or identities. In doing so, his research contributes to a better understanding of how these cultures and identities come to be and manifest themselves. Field settings for these and other inquiries have included aeronautics factory workshops, airport security teams, MBA classrooms, and whole-body donation programs.

Michel's research has appeared in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Ethnography, Organization Science, Social Science & Medicine, and Sociologie du Travail. He also is the author of two monographs: an ethnography of the Harvard Business School titled Manufacturing Morals: The Values of Silence in Business School Education and a study of illegal factory production titled Moral Gray Zones: Side Productions, Identity, and Regulation in an Aeronautics Plant. His work was recognized by BU's Slatkin Family Fund award, NYU's Herman E. Krooss outstanding dissertation award and the David M. Graifman Memorial award. He also is a recipient of the Donald & Valerie Ruth Honerkamp fellowship, a Susilo fellowship, and a Marvin Bower fellowship.

Michel earned a joint Ph.D. in management from New York University and in sociology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris). He holds a M.A. in economics from the Sorbonne and a M.P.A. from Harvard. After growing up in France and previously working there as a consultant (focusing on labor issues), he remains affiliated as a Research Fellow with the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations in Paris. He also serves on the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth to help all branches of state goverment develop cultures that allow all youth to thrive.

  • EDUCATION Open or Close

    PH D, New York University, 2005.

    PH D, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), 2005.

    MPA, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2000.

  • CURRENT COURSESOpen or Close

    GSM DS999 G1 Dissertation

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      Anteby, M., & Chan, C. (In Press). The Self-Fullfiling Cycle of Coercive Surveillance. Organization Science.

      Anteby, M., Chan, C., & Julia, D. (2016). Three Lenses on Occupations and Professions in Organizations: Becoming, Doing, and Relating. The Academy of Management Annals, 10 (1), 183-244.

      Chan, C., & Anteby, M. (2016). Task Segregation as a Mechanism for Within-Job Inequality: Women and Men of the Transportation Security Administration. Administrative Science Quarterly, 61 (2), 184-216.

      Knight, C., Tilcsik, A., & Anteby, M. (2016). The Geography of Stigma Management: The Relationship Between Sexual Orientation, City Size, and Self-Monitoring. Socius, 2, 1-10.

      Tilcsik, A., Anteby, M., & Knight, C. (2015). Concealable Stigma and Occupational Segregation: Toward a Theory of Gay and Lesbian Occupations. Administrative Science Quarterly, 60 (3), 446-481.

      Anteby, M., & Wrzesniewski, A. (2014). In Search of the Self at Work: Young Adults' Experiences of a Dual Identity Organization. Research in the Sociology of Work, (25), 13-50.

      Anteby, M., & Anderson, C. (2014). The Shifting Landscape of LGBT Organizational Research. Research in Organizational Behavior, (34), 3-25.

      Asad, A., Anteby, M., & Garip, F. (2014). Who Donates their Bodies to Science? The Combined Role of Gender and Migration Status among California Whole-Body Donors. Social Science & Medicine, (106), 53-58.

      Anteby, M. (2013). Relaxing the Taboo on Telling Our Own Stories: Upholding Professional Distance and Personal Involvement. Organization Science, 4 (24), 1277-1290.

      Anteby, M., & Molnar, V. (2012). Collective Memory Meets Organizational Identity: Remembering to Forget in a Firm's Rhetorical History. Academy of Management Journal, 3 (55), 515-540.

      Anteby, M., Garip, F., Martorana, P., & Lozanoff, S. (2012). Individuals’ Decision to Co-Donate or Donate Alone: An Archival Study of Married Whole Body Donors in Hawaii. PLOS One, 8 (7), e42673.
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      Battilana, J., Anteby, M., & Sengul, M. (2010). The Circulation of Ideas Across Academic Communities: When Locals Re-Import Exported Ideas. Organization Studies, 6 (31), 695-713.

      Anteby, M. (2010). Markets, Morals, and Practices of Trade: Jurisdictional Disputes in the U.S. Commerce in Cadavers. Administrative Science Quarterly, 4 (55), 606-638.

      Anteby, M. (2009). A Market for Human Cadavers in All but Name?. Economic Sociology: The European Electronic Newsletter, 1 (11), 3-7.

      Anteby, M., & Hyman, M. (2008). Entrepreneurial Ventures and Whole-Body Donations: A Regional Perspective from the United States. Social Science & Medicine, 4 (66), 963-969.

      Anteby, M. (2008). Identity Incentives as an Engaging Form of Control: Revisiting Leniencies in an Aeronautic Plant. Organization Science, 2 (19), 202-220.

      Anteby, M. (2006). Factory 'Homers': Understanding a Highly Elusive, Marginal, and Illegal Practice. Sociologie du Travail (English edition), S1 (48), e22-e38.

      Anteby, M. (2003). La 'Perruque' en Usine: Approche d'une Pratique Marginale, Illegale et Fuyante. Sociologie du Travail, 4 (45), 453-471.

      Anteby, M. (2003). The 'moralities' of Poaching: Manufacturing Personal Artifacts on the Factory Floor. Ethnography, 2 (4), 217-239.


      Anteby, M. (2015). L'École des Patrons: Silence et Morales d'Entreprise à la Business School de Harvard. Paris France: Editions Rue d'Ulm.
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      Anteby, M. (2013). Manufacturing Morals: The Values of Silence in Business School Education. Chicago United States: University of Chicago Press.
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      Anteby, M. (2008). Moral Gray Zones: Side-Production, Identity, and Regulation in an Aeronautic Plant. Princeton United States: Princeton University Press.
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      Manning, R., & Anteby, M. (In Press). Wrong Paths to Right: Defining Morality with or Without a Clear Red Line. In Organizational Wrongdoing. New York, New York/United States: Oxford University Press.

      Anteby, M., & Anderson, C. (2017). Management and Ethics/Morality: The Elusive Corporate Morals. In Oxford Handbook of Management (pp 386-398). Oxford United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

      Anteby, M. (2016). Denials, Obstructions, and Silences: Lessons from Repertoires of Field Resistance (and Embrace). In Handbook of Qualitative Organizational Research: Innovative Pathways and Methods (pp 197-205). New York, New York/United States: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

      Anteby, M. (2015). Un scénario écrit entre les lignes : Le silence normatif dans les notes pédagogiques de Harvard Business School. In Gallenga, G., and Soldani, J. (Eds.), Une anthropologie de l'éthique entrepreneuriale (pp 113-132). Paris France: Archives contemporaines.


      Anteby, M., & Bechky, B. (2016). How Workplace Ethnographies Can Inform the Study of Work and Employment Relations. (Vol 69). United States Industrial and Labor Relations Review.


    Anteby, M. Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Editorial Board Member. (September 16, 2015 - Present).

    Anteby, M. Research in the Sociology of Work, Editorial Board Member. (July 1, 2015 - Present).

    Anteby, M. Organization Science, Associate Editor. (July 1, 2014 - Present).

    Anteby, M. Stanford University Press, Culture & Economic Life series, Editorial Board Member. (July 1, 2014 - Present).

    Anteby, M. Administrative Science Quarterly, Editorial Board Member. (July 1, 2011 - Present).


    Chair, Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth. (January 1, 2017 - Present).

    Secretary-Treasurer, American Sociological Association - Organizations, Occupations & Work Section. (July 24, 2014 - Present).

    Co-Chair, Safe Schools Committee, Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth. (July 24, 2013 - January 1, 2016).