Susan A. Mohrman

Affiliated Senior Research Scientist


Dr. Susan 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 and complex laterally linked organizations. She has led a series of studies and a collaborative multi-university and multi-company consortium focusing on the design of complex collaborations to foster sustainability. Most recently, she has been a leader of a collaborative consortium generating knowledge about the design of digitally enabled work systems.  She also examines the research process itself, and how to create academic/company partnerships to yield useful knowledge.

Research Partners & Clients

Dr. Susan 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, The Hartford, Driscoll’s, and Mondelēz International. 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 & Johnson.

Professional Work

Dr. 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 and Human Resource Management. She is an academic advisor to the Board of the Organization Design Forum.

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BA – Stanford University

MEd – University of Cincinnati

PhD – Northwestern University

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