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Mark Addleson

Associate Professor Emeritus of Organizational Development
Mark Addleson



3351 Fairfax Dr., MS 3B1
Arlington, Virginia 22201

Fax: 703-993-8215



Mark Addleson is a teacher, writer-researcher, and consultant, with a PhD in management. An Associate Professor Emeritus of Organizational Development in the Schar School of Policy and Government, he began this journey in South Africa at University of the Witwatersrand’s Graduate School of Business, in Johannesburg, where he headed the school’s general management program and consulted to organizations in many sectors.   He was instrumental in starting the Masters degree in Organization Development and Knowledge Management (ODKM) in the Schar School of Policy and Government and served as the program’s founding director from 1996 to 2006. Mark has published extensively both in economics, his original disciplinary home and in organization development. He is particularly interested in the collective nature of knowledge-work and in the relationship between conventional, high-control management practices and work. In his most recent book, Beyond Management: Taking Charge at Work (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011), he explains why knowledge-work and management practices are incompatible, what it takes to organize knowledge-work, and where to start replacing management practices.

Areas of Research

  • Change Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Knowledge Work
  • Organizations
  • Paradigms/World Views
  • Interpretive Social Theory