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Dr Mihaela Stan
UCL School of Management
  • Lecturer
  • UCL School of Management
  • Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL Principal Supervisor

Mihaela is Assistant Professor of Strategy at the UCL School of Management and her current research focuses on the links between formal structures, organizational learning, and adaptation. More broadly, she is interested in understanding how attributes of the organizational context shape learning outcomes, with an emphasis on the healthcare sector. Prior to joining UCL, Mihaela pursued a Ph.D. in Strategic and International Management from the London Business School and an MBA from Brigham Young University in United States.

Research Themes
Research Summary

Mihaela's work has appeared in Organization Science, was featured in the Financial Times and is under review in prestigious Management journals.  Her broad research focus is on the long-term organisational consequences of short-termism with a special interest in organisational learning and innovation.  One of her recent findings relates to the learning deficiencies caused by "selection at the gate" as an organisational practice (i.e. the attempts of organisations to improve the success rate of their output by selecting promising cases as input).

Teaching Summary

Mihaela teaches a large course (100+) on “Organisational Behaviour and Communications” focusing on the contribution of the behavioural sciences to our understanding of how organisations function. In her teaching, she emphasizes how an understanding of individual and group behaviour can improve both the quality of working life and the effectiveness of organisations. Mihaela is also involved with the LSE Summer School where she uses case method teaching for two courses: MG106 "Strategic Management" and MG211 "International Business".

Academic Background
2010   Doctor of Philosophy University of London
2007   Master of Research University of London
2004   Master of Business Administration Brigham Young University
2000   Bachelor of Arts Academia De Studii Economice
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