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Gosia Ciesielska

Professor Gosia Ciesielska PhD, MA, PGCert LTHE, PGCert Coaching, FCMI, Academic FCIPD, FHEA

Professor of Management & Organisation Studies


Gosia is a Professor of Management & Organisation Studies at Sheffield Business School. Her work revolves around themes linked to sustainable and fair managerial practices, supporting of EDI agenda, and coaching practice.


Gosia specialises in organisational justice, coaching practice in support of diversity, talent management and HR Development. Majority of her work is carried out in highly professional settings like healthcare and tech sectors. Gosia looks specifically at how professional and managerial logics may differ in establishing what is ‘good’, fair’ or ‘valid’ and how to enhance collaboration between these groups. Her recent publications revolve around themes of restorative justice culture, supporting careers of women professionals, and managing organisational tensions during change and innovation processes. Gosia is specialising in qualitative research methods, especially interviewing, organisational ethnography and case studies.

She has worked with industry partners like NHS England & Innovation and International Basketball Federation (FIBA) as well as local authorities.


Department of Management

College of Business, Technology and Engineering


Journal articles

Harrison, D., Wilson, R., Graham, A., Brown, K., Hesselgreaves, H., & Ciesielska, M. (2022). Making every contact count with seldom‐heard groups? A qualitative evaluation of voluntary and community sector (VCS) implementation of a public health behaviour change programme in England. Health & Social Care in the Community, 30, e3193-e3206.

Ciesielska, M., & Jemielniak, D. (2022). Fairness in digital sharing legal professional attitudes toward digital piracy and digital commons. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 73 (7), 899-912.

Pattinson, S., Ciesielska, M., Preece, D., Nicholson, J.D., & Alexandersson, A. (2020). The “Tango Argentino”: A Metaphor for Understanding Effectuation Processes. Journal of Management Inquiry, 29 (3), 317-329.

Norris, D., & Ciesielska, M. (2019). Towards a framework for innovation orientation within business and management studies. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 32 (1), 123-144.

(2018). Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies. .

Ciesielska, M. (2018). Nokia on the slope. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 19 (3), 218-225.

Ciesielska, M., & Jemielniak, D. (2017). Preface. Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies, 1, ix-x.

Iskoujina, Z., Ciesielska, M., Roberts, J., & Li, F. (2017). Grasping the business value of online communities. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 30 (3), 396-416.

Ciesielska, M., & Westenholz, A. (2016). Dilemmas within commercial involvement in open source software. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 29 (3), 344-360.

Bowden, A., & Ciesielska, M. (2016). Ecomuseums as cross-sector partnerships: governance, strategy and leadership. Public Money & Management, 36 (1), 23-30.

Conference papers

Ciesielska, M., & Li, F. (2011). The Connected Home: From Market Barriers to Business Model Solutions. In IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, (pp. 189-199). Springer Berlin Heidelberg:

Book chapters

Jemielniak, D., & Ciesielska, M. (2018). Qualitative Research in Organization Studies. In Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies. (pp. 1-5). Springer International Publishing:

Ciesielska, M., Boström, K.W., & Öhlander, M. (2018). Observation Methods. In Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies. (pp. 33-52). Springer International Publishing:

Bowden, A., & Ciesielska, M. (2016). Accretion, Angst and Antidote: The transition from Knowledge worker to manager in the UK heritage sector in an era of Austerity. In The Laws of the Knowledge Workplace: Changing Roles and the Meaning of Work in Knowledge-Intensive Environments. (pp. 11-23).

Ciesielska, M., & Iskoujina, Z. (2012). Trust as a success factor in open innovation: The case of Nokia and GNOME. In Managing Dynamic Technology-Oriented Businesses: High Tech Organizations and Workplaces. (pp. 11-29).

Ciesielska, M. (2008). From rags to riches: A fairy tale or living ethos? Stories of polish entrepreneurship during and after the transformation of 1989. In Organizational Olympians: Heroes and Heroines of Organizational Myths. (pp. 59-70).

Ciesielska, M., & Iskoujina, Z. (n.d.). Trust as a Success Factor in Open Innovation. In Managing Dynamic Technology-Oriented Businesses. (pp. 11-29). IGI Global:


Ciesielska, M., & Jemielniak, D. (Eds.). (2018). Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies. Springer International Publishing.

Kostera, M. (Ed.). (2008). Organizational Olympians. Palgrave Macmillan UK.

Danby, G., & Ciesielska, M. (n.d.). Gender Bias in Organisations. Routledge.

Jemielniak, D. (n.d.). The Laws of the Knowledge Workplace. Routledge.

Other activities

Associate Editor for:

Culture and Organisation

Journal of Organizational Change Management

Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

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