Dr Marja Flory

Marja Flory

Lecturer
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Profile

Marja Flory is Assistant Professor of Management of Change at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

Marja’s primary research and teaching topics are change management, advisory skills, cross-cultural management and narrative methodology. She has done consulting work for large multinational companies and has mentored several international student projects at RSM. Having a BA in South American literature, she is particularly interested in Hispanic cultures.

Marja is a visiting professor at ESADE, Barcelona, where she has been involved with organizing the biennial conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research (RNMR) since 2011, and is an affiliated researcher at the Centre of Excellence in Public Safety Management (CESAM). She has published in a variety of peer-reviewed and professional journals and currently is the managing editor of the Journal of Organizational Change Management.

Marja holds an MSc in Organizational Change Management and a PhD from RSM.

Professional experience

Lecturer

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Organisation and Personnel Management

Publications

Key Publications (3)

Professional Publications (5)

Scholarly Publications (21)

  • G. Jacobs, G.N.G. Vanderveen, T. Hak, M.J. Flory, T. Thuis, S. Valkeman & M. Franken (2018). Een klacht is een gratis advies. (Politiekunde, 96). Den Haag: Politie en Wetenschap/ Sdu Uitgevers [go to publisher's site]
  • A.C.C. Marques & M.J. Flory (2017). The Dance Within: A New Perspective to Tackle Sustainability Challenges. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2016 (1):12000. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2016.12000abstract
  • E. Bonet, M.J. Flory & N. Nadal-Burgues (2017). Guest Editorial. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 30 (3), 294-296. doi: 10.1108/JOCM-03-2017-0077
  • M.J. Flory, R.A. Durant, S.J. Magala, D.M. Boje & A. Downs (2017). Heather Höpfl’s Storytelling. Culture and Organization, 23 (2), 110-117. doi: 10.1080/14759551.2016.1243107
  • G. Jacobs, E.G. Brein, M.J. Flory, G.N.G. Vanderveen & P.S. Bayerl (2016). Onderzoeksvoorstel 'Een klacht is een gratis advies'. Politie en Wetenschap call 2016 - 1e ronde: .
  • G. Jacobs, E.G. Brein, M.J. Flory, G.N.G. Vanderveen & P.S. Bayerl (2016). Onderzoeksvoorstel ‘Een klacht is een gratis advies’. Politie en Wetenschap call 2016 - 2e ronde (gehonoreerd): .
  • M.J. Flory & J.P.J.M. Essers (2016). Slawomir Magala, Generalist with a Cause. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 29 (1). doi: 10.1108/JOCM-11-2015-0217
  • M.J. Flory & S.J. Magala (2014). Foreword. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 27 (5). doi: 10.1108/JOCM-09-2014-0165
  • S.J. Magala & M.J. Flory (2012). The Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 25 (2), 201-203. doi: 10.1108/09534811211214026
  • R.A. Durant & M.J. Flory (2010). Greek Myth of Echo and Narcissus in Organizational Scholarship. 20th Standing Conference on Management and Organization Inquiry: Alexandria (Virginia) (2010, april 10 - 2010, april 10).
  • M.J. Flory & O. Iglesias (2010). Once Upon a Time: The Role of Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research and Practice. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 23 (2), 113-119. doi: 10.1108/09534811011031274
  • M.J. Flory & R.A. Durant (2009). The Role of the Researcher and Reader in Storytelling. 19th Standing Conference on Management and Organization Inquiry: Orlando (2009, april 2 - 2009, april 3).
  • M.J. Flory & R.A. Durant (2007). Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Dialogized Heteroglossia in Organizational Studies. In E. Bonet, B. Czarniawska, D. McCloskey & H.S. Jensen (Eds.), 2nd RNMR Conference: Management and Persuasion (pp. 77-85). Barcelona: ESADE
  • M.J. Flory (2005). Management Fads: The Case of the Self-managed Team. Benchmarking-an International Journal, 12 (3), 275-282. doi: 10.1108/14635770510600384
  • M.J. Flory (2004). Swan Eaten by Frog: The Merger of Air France and KLM. In C.L. Gardner, J. Biberman & A.F. Alkhafaji (Eds.), Business Research Yearbook: Global Business Perspectives (pp. 805-809). Saline: McNaughton & Gunn
  • M.J. Flory (2004). Managing a Self-Managed Team. In S. Chowdhury (Ed.), Next Generation Business Handbook: New Strategies from Tomorrow's Thought Leaders (pp. 186-199). Hoboken: Wiley
  • M.J. Flory (2002). A Social Constructionist View on Self-managed Teams. In J. Biberman & A.F. Alkhafaji (Eds.), Business Research Yearbook: Global Business Perspectives (pp. 504-508). Saline: McNaughton & Gunn
  • M.J. Flory (2002). Learning and Self-Managed Teams. 2nd Annual Conference on Innovative Research in Management: Stockholm (2002, mei 9 - 2002, mei 11).
  • M. Segalla, D. Rouziès & M.J. Flory (2001). Culture and Career Advancement in Europe: Promoting Team Players vs Fast Trackers. European Management Journal, 19 (1), 44-57. doi: 10.1016/S0263-2373(00)00070-0
  • M.J. Flory & K. Ignatchev (1998). Intercultural Group Dynamics. 14th Annual EGOS Colloquium: Maastricht (1998, juli 9 - 1998, juli 11).
  • M.J. Flory (1998). International Team Effectiveness. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 13 (3/4), 225-229. doi: 10.1108/02683949810215039

Semi Scientific Publications

  • M.J. Flory & J.P.J.M. Essers (2011). Frits maakt geen vrienden. In J. Groenewegen & A. Dreimüller (Eds.), Frits van Engeldorp Gastelaars: vriendelijke vriendenboek (pp. 33-35). Zeist: A-D Druk

Doctoral Thesis

Recognitions

Editorial positions (3)

  • Journal of Organizational Change Management

    Co-Editor Special Issue

  • Journal of Organizational Change Management

    Managing Editor

  • Journal of Organizational Change Management

    Occasional Reviewer

Side positions (4)

  • CESAM

    Affiliated researcher

  • ESADE

    Visiting professor

  • Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research

    Member Organizing Committee

  • Conference on Rhetoric and Narratives in Management Research

    Member Scientific Committee

Courses

Interim project

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2015/2016, 2014/2015
  • Code: BKB0032
  • Level: Bachelor 3

Managing Professional Organisations

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BM01OCC
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Theories on Change, on Behaviour and on Differences

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BM02OCC
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Studying Change

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BM04OCC
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Foundations of Consulting

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BM05OCC
  • ECTS: 3 Level: Master

Personal Development Trajectory

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BM06OCC
  • ECTS: 3 Level: Master

Foundations of Consulting

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BM07OCC
  • ECTS: 3 Level: Master

Personal Development Trajectory

  • Study year: 2018/2019
  • Code: BM08OCC
  • ECTS: 2 Level: Master

Management van Verandering

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BMA2103
  • ECTS: 5

MV 1, Management van Verandering

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMA3016
  • ECTS: 6

MV 2, Majorgebonden Methodologie Seminar

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMA3017
  • ECTS: 2

Managerial and group decision making

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMME045
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master, Master

Advisory Skills

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMME064
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Rhetoric for managers

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMME065
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Intervention skills

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BMME066
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Cross-cultural Management

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMME067
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master, Master

Motivation, Coordination, and Cognition in Enterprises

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMME135
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

OCC Master Thesis

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BMMTOCC
  • ECTS: 16 Level: Master

Organisational Change and Consulting Research Methodology

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMRMOCC
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Organisatie Studies

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BPA1012
  • ECTS: 3

Past courses

Foundations of Consulting

  • Study year: 2019/2020
  • Code: BM09OCC
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Foundations of consulting

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BM03OCC
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Interim Project

  • Study year: 2015/2016, 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BAE05
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 3

Advisory Skills

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMME059
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Foundations of consulting

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSM04OCC
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Cross Cultural Management / International Case

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: BAB23
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 2, Bachelor 2