Martha Feldman

Martha Feldman

Professor (Joint Appointment)
Johnson Chair for Civic Governance and Public Management; Professor of Planning, Policy, and Design, Management, Sociology, and Political Science, School of Social Ecology

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PhD, Stanford University

Research Interest

Organization Theory and Behavior

Stability and Change in Organizations

Decision Making and Information Processing

Public Management

Qualitative Research Methods

Martha S. Feldman (Stanford University PhD, 1983) is the Johnson Chair for Civic Governance and Public Management at the University of California, Irvine. Her current research on organizational routines explores the role of performance and agency in creating, maintaining and altering these fundamental organizational phenomena. She is a Senior Editor for Organization Science  and serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal,  International Public Management Journal, Journal of Management StudiesOrganization Studies and Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management. She received Administrative Science Quarterly’s 2009 award for Scholarly Contribution and the 2011 Academy of Management Practice Scholarship Award. In 2014, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from the University of St. Gallen School of Management and was named by Thomson Reuters as one of the approximately 3000 Highly Cited Researchers worldwide, a distinction earned by ranking among the top 1% most cited for field and year indexed in the Web of Science during the period 2002-2012. In 2015 she was named the Academy of Management Distinguished Scholar for the Organization and Management Theory Division and was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Management. In 2016, she received the Keith G. Provan Award for Outstanding Contribution to Empirical Theory from the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management.