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Olivier Berthod


Freie Universität Berlin
School of Business and Economics
Path Dependency Research Center
Garystr. 21
D-14195 Berlin

Phone (Secretariat): 030/838-54052
Fax: 030/838-57186
Email: olivier.berthod @ fu-berlin.de

Olivier Berthod


“On Institutions, Paths, and Routes Set in Stone: The Construction of a Bridge as a Case of Path Instantiation”


Academic Background:

Since 2011: Honors Fellow, Dahlem Research School, Freie Universität Berlin


2008-2011: PhD Candidate (defense: May 2011), Doctoral Program – Research on Organizational Paths, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.


2006-2007: Researcher, Institute for Business and Media Management, Universität zu Köln, Cologne, Germany.


Education: Master degrees in organization theory and management from the Université Paris Dauphine, France, and the Växjö Universitet, Sweden.


Research Interests:

  • Organization theory
  • Organizational resistance
  • Organizations and society
  • Public management
  • Temporary organizations
  • World Heritage preservation and management


Invited Presentations (2008-2011):

27th Colloquium of the European Group of Organization Studies (Gothenburg, Sweden);
2nd International Conference on Path Dependence (Freie Universität Berlin);
70th Meetings of the Academy of Management, OMT Division (Montreal, Canada);
26th Colloquium of the European Group of Organization Studies (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal);
Constructing Green Conference (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA);
International Summer School on the Logic of Self-Reinforcing Processes (Freie Universität Berlin);
2nd International Conference on Institutions and Space (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada).