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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 Wiesenfeld, Andre J.L. Koo Professor of Management, is also the Director of the Business and Society Program at New York University’s Stern School of Business. She is an expert on the effective management of organizational change across industries and sectors. She studies how technology changes the future of work and organizations, and how to manage employee and stakeholder reactions to layoffs, restructuring, remote work, and stigmatizing crises. Currently, much of her work focuses on how new AI/ML and digital health technologies are changing healthcare work and healthcare organizations, and how these technologies can be used for equity, upskilling, and at scale. Her work is multi-method, incorporating surveys, experiments, archival data analysis, interviews and observation. She is also an expert on theories of organizational identification, fairness, and construal level.

A former editor of Organization Science, she serves or served on multiple editorial boards including Administrative Science Quarterly and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, served on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management, and has received several large grants to support her work, including from the National Science Foundation. Batia received her PhD in Management from Columbia Business School, serves as an executive coach, and consults to senior leadership in a variety of organizations.

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

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Professor Batia Wiesenfeld offers insights on AT&T's recent Time Warner acquisition

Professor Batia Wiesenfeld is interviewed about GE's removal from the Dow Jones Industrial Average

Prof. Batia Wiesenfeld discusses the impact of telecommuting on work performance

International Society for Justice Research Conference 2014

Prof. Batia Wiesenfeld on the threat of layoffs from the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

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Innovate Possible

Prof. Batia Wiesenfeld on how to structure an organization

Areas of Expertise


  • Entrepreneurship


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