Roger L.M. Dunbar

Roger L.M. Dunbar

Joined Stern 1979

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Tisch Hall
40 West Fourth Street, 719
New York, NY 10012


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Roger L. M. Dunbar is a Professor of Management Emeritus at NYU Stern. Professor Dunbar has taught courses in managing organizations, management and organizational analysis, organization theory and research methods.

Professor Dunbar has been at Stern for more than 30 years. He is interested in how managers support organizational stability and also facilitate change. He is particularly interested in sensemaking processes in organizations and how framing processes constrain meaning and the use of narrative enables learning and adaptation.

Before joining NYU Stern, Professor Dunbar was a research fellow at the International Institute of Management, a part of the Science Center of Berlin in Germany. He has also been a visiting professor at Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland, both in New Zealand, and at the Free University of Berlin, Germany. He is currently a Senior Editor for Organization Studies and a member of the editorial boards of Strategic Management Journal and Academy of Management Learning & Education.

Academic Background

Ph.D., Business Administration, 1970
Cornell University (New York)

M. Commerce, Operations Management, 1966
University of Otago (New Zealand)

B. Commerce, Accounting, 1963
University of Otago (New Zealand)

Areas of Expertise


  • Corporate Culture
  • Distributed Organization
  • Managing Change
  • Negotiation
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Learning


  • Australia
  • Germany
  • New Zealand