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Susan A. Mohrman

Susan A. Mohrman

Senior Research Scientist


Dr. Mohrman is widely known for her research in the area of organization design and effectiveness and on large-scale change. She has focused on the design of knowledge based firms and knowledge creating systems. Most recently, she is beginning to focus on the design of complex collaborations to foster sustainability. She also examines the research process itself, and how to create academic/company partnerships to yield useful knowledge.

Research Partners & Clients

Mohrman has been actively involved as a researcher and/or consultant to a wide variety of organizations instituting innovative management systems and organizational designs. She has studied and consulted to redesign processes in organizations such as Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, Pratt and Whitney, Lockheed Martin, Medtronic, Texas Instruments, 3M, Xerox, Pfizer, Kaiser Permanente, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Allstate and The Hartford. She has helped install innovative production and management systems in organizations such as James River Paper, Amoco (now BP), Shell Oil, General Mills, and Johnson and Johnson.

Professional Work

Sue Mohrman has served on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management and the Board of Directors of The Human Resource Planning Society. She is on the editorial board of The Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences.


BA - Stanford University
MEd - University of Cincinnati
PhD - Northwestern University

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