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Batia Mishan Wiesenfeld

Batia Mishan Wiesenfeld

Joined Stern 1994

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 7-52
New York, NY 10012

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Batia Mishan Wiesenfeld is the Andre J. L. Koo Professor of Management at the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University. She was the Chair of the Department of Management and Organizations from 2012 to 2018. She received her Ph.D. in Management and Organizational Behavior from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Her teaching and research interests focus on the management of organizational change. She has examined organizations in various industries (e.g., banking, technology, telecommunications, public utilities) undergoing downsizing, restructuring and reengineering programs, exploring how to maintain the productivity and commitment of remaining employees. She also studies virtual work and telecommuting initiatives, online communities and the careers of top executives and directors. Her work has been published in numerous academic journals, as well as manager-oriented journals such as Harvard Business Review. She serves as a Senior Editor of the journal Organization Science, and she has been quoted in newspapers and magazines such as the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal and she has appeared on television and radio programs such as Good Morning America.

Research Interests

  • Organizational change (layoffs, restructuring, virtual work)
  • Self processes in organizations

Courses Taught

  • Business and Its Publics
  • Management and Organizational Analysis
  • Management Organizations
  • Managing Organizational Change

Academic Background

Ph.D., Management/Organizational Behavior, 1995
Columbia University Graduate School of Business

B.A., Economics/Sociology, 1988
Columbia College

Areas of Expertise


  • Entrepreneurship


  • Leadership
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Restructuring & Layoffs
  • Technology & Innovation