Dr Joelle Evans is a Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Bayes Business School, City, University of London. She earned a PhD in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management. Prior coming to Bayes, she held a faculty position in Management and Human Resources at HEC Paris, France.
Her research focuses on the governance of professional work. She studies how professionals respond to societal and organisational demands for responsibility and accountability. She has examined how professionals respond to these demands in different areas such as in the use and commercialisation of the personal (stem cells), hazardous work (experimental work and rail transportation) and the recruitment of diverse workforce in elite occupations. Part of this research is published in Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Science. Her work was funded in part by the Martin Family Society Fellowship for Sustainability. She received a Best Paper Award and was a finalist for the Louis Pondy best paper based on a dissertation award from the Academy of Management for her work.
At Bayes, she teaches courses on Corporate Social Responsibility and Organisational Behaviour in the undergraduate, full-time MBA and modular MBA programs.
- PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, Sep 2006 – Sep 2012
- Senior Lecturer, Bayes Business School, Aug 2022 – present
- Lecturer, Bayes Business School, Sep 2019 – present
- Assistant Professor, HEC Paris, Sep 2012 – Aug 2019
- Consultant, Accenture, Jan 2000 – Jun 2005
- Business Ethics
- Organizational Behaviour
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Organizational Culture
- Evans, J., Huising, R. and Silbey, S. (2015). Accounting for Accounts: Crafting Ethnographic Validity through Team Ethnography. In Elsbach, K. and Kramer, R. (Eds.), Handbook of Qualitative Organizational Research: Innovative Pathways and Methods Routledge. ISBN 978-1-84872-509-6.
Journal articles (3)
- Evans, J. and Silbey, S.S. (2022). Co-Opting Regulation: Professional Control Through Discretionary Mobilization of Legal Prescriptions and Expert Knowledge. Organization Science, 33(5), pp. 2041–2064. doi:10.1287/orsc.2021.1525.
- Evans, J. (2021). How Professionals Construct Moral Authority: Expanding Boundaries of Expert Authority in Stem Cell Science. Administrative Science Quarterly. doi:10.1177/00018392211011441.
- Evans, J. (2014). Resisting or governing risk? Professional struggles and the regulation of safe science. Academy of Management Proceedings, (2014).