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Research Topic

Organisational Structures and Boundary Work

Research Summary

Laura's research focuses on organisational structures through a boundary work lens. Questions like how organisational structures are changing over time and what role boundary work plays in creating successful, future oriented organisations are relevant to her topic.


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Laura Fey is a doctoral researcher in the Strategy Group. She is fully funded by the University of Edinburgh Business Scholarship and the ESRC Scholarship. She is driven to study institutional change on the example of organisational structures. Laura aims to enable a discussion about how we create and develop organisational forms in the future to encourage sustainable, collaborative organisational forms.

In addition to her research, Laura is the Doctoral representative at large for the Academy of Management division 'Organization Development and Change' and organises events and activities for students. Laura has reviewed papers for the Academy of Management (AOM) and the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS). She attended EGOS 2021 and 2022 as well as AoM 2022.

Her first publication has been accepted in 2022: Organizational wrongdoing, boundary work, and systems of exclusion: The case of the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

Education and Qualifications

Institute Degree/Qualification Year
University of Edinburgh MSc International Business and Emerging Markets 2018–2020
Nelson Mandela University Semester abroad focusing on Operational Management 2016
Ostfalia University of Applied Science Bachelor of Arts Business Administration in cooperation with Volkswagen 2013–2017

Professional and Voluntary Experience

Organisation Role Year
University of Edinburgh Business School PhD Student Mentor Sep 2022 to present
University of Edinburgh Business School Teaching Assistant Representative Feb 2022 to Sep 2022
University of Edinburgh Business School Teaching Assistant Sep 2021 to present
Amazon Logistics Manager (focus Business Development) 2019–2020
Vorwort. Consulting Founder 2019 to present
Volkswagen HR Marketing Manager 2017–2018
Industrie- und Handelskammer Lüneburg Apprenticeship as Industrial Management Assistant 2013–2016