Selected Papers


Fayard, AL., Mendola, M. (2024). The 3-Stage Process That Makes Universities Prime Innovators. Harvard Business Review and Inspiring Minds by Harvard Business Publishing (blog post), April and June.

Fayard, AL., Majekodunmi, J., Mendola, M., Kenny, R. (2024). Nurturing Innovation. Harvard Business Review, March-April.

Fayard, AL. , Fathallah ,S. (2024). Design Thinking Misses the MarkStanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2024 Print Issue (cover story).


Fayard, AL., Weeks, J. and Khan, M. (2021). The Office is Dead, Long Live the Office: Designing a Hybrid Office that Work: From Workplace to Culture Space. Harvard Business Review, March-April.

Leone, P. V., Mantere, S., & Faraj, S. (2021). Open theorizing in management and organization studiesAcademy of Management Review, 46(4).


Babic, B., Chen, D., Evgeniou, T. and Fayard, AL. (2020). The Better Way to Onboard AI: Understand it as a tool to assist, rather than replace people. Harvard Business Review, July – August.


Fayard, AL. (2019). Notes on the Meaning of Work: Labor, Work, and Action in the Twenty-First Century. Journal of Managerial Inquiry, 30(2): 207-220.  


Fayard, AL. (2018), Why Design Thinking Matters? in Special issue on Design Thinking – Journal of Financial Transformation. Capco Institute, 48: 42-47.


Fayard, AL. (2017). Language games: a conceptual lens for studying the co-production of materiality, practice and discourseCommunication Research and Practice, 3(3): 265-281.

Fayard, AL, Stigliani, I. and Bechky, B. (2017). How Nascent Occupations Construct a Mandate: The Case of Service Designers’ EthosAdministration Science Quarterly, 62(2): 270-30.

Holm, A. E., Decreton, B., Nell, P. C., and Klopf, P. (2017). The dynamic response process to conflicting institutional demands in MNC subsidiaries – An inductive study in the Sub-Saharan African e-commerce sector. Global Strategy Journal, 7(1): 104-124. Journal’s top 10 most downloaded papers in 2017


Fayard, AL., Gkeredakis, E. and Levina, L. (2016). Framing Innovation Opportunities While Staying Committed to an Organizational Epistemic StanceInformation Systems Research, 27(2): 302-323. 


Fayard, AL. and Van Maanen, J. (2015), Making Culture Visible: Reflections on Contract EthnographyJournal of Organizational Ethnography, 4(1):4-27.



Nelson, J. L., Bechky, B. and Fayard, AL. (August 8th, 2022). “Attaining Occupational Knowledge, Values & Belonging through spatially situated interactions at work” – presentation in panel session at Academy of Management 2022.

Fayard, AL. ( August 6, 2022) – presenter in symposium ‘Creating a Better World via Cross-Sectoral Collaborations’ at Academy of Management 2022.

Fayard, AL. and Pache, AC. (August 6, 2022). “Common Grounding: How to Nurture Cross-Sector Collaborations for Social Innovation” – paper session at Academy of Management 2022.

Fayard, AL. (May, 4th 2022). “Technology-as-Monster: a generative metaphor to explore artificial intelligence possibilities and risks” – Re-TRO series (Reputation: Ethics, Trust, and Relationships at Oxford).


Pache, AC. (24th November 2021). “Attention Allocation in the Context of Institutional Pluralism: How Boards Manage Attentional Challenges in Hybrid Organizations“ (paper with Julie Battilana and Channing Spencer) – Management Research Seminar in partnership with ERA Chair in SI.

Fayard, AL. (27th September 2021). “Enacting a Collaboration Space for Social Impact through Common Grounding“ – LFI Research presentation and Internal kick-off of the ERA Chair in SI.

Selected Book Chapters


Fayard, AL. (2023). Open social innovation. In Encyclopedia of Social Innovation (pp. 67-72). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.


Pache, AC., Fayard, AL., and Rocha, M. (2022). Cross sector collaborations for social innovation In Handbook of Social Innovation and Social Enterprises, A. Vaccaro and T. Ramus (Eds)


Mir, R. and Fayard, AL. (Eds.) (2020). The Routledge Companion to Anthropology and Business. Peer-Reviewed book. Routledge.


Fayard, AL. (2018). Bricolage in the Field: Experimenting in Ethnography. In Raza Mir and Sanjay Jain (Eds). Routledge Companionto Qualitative Research in Organization StudiesRoutledge.

Levina, N., & Fayard, AL. (2018). Tapping into diversity through open innovation platforms: The emergence of boundary-spanning practices. In Creating and Capturing Value through Crowdsourcing (pp. 204-235). Oxford University Press.

Selected Conference Proceedings


Fayard, AL. and Pache, AC. (2022). “Common grounding, rather than common ground: How to nurture cross-sector collaboration for social innovation” – paper nominated for OMT Responsible Research Award at the Academy of Management 2022.


Holm, A. E., Hotho, J., Rabbiosi. (2021). “Stakeholder attributes for engaging corporations in dialogue on misconduct: a configurational perspective” – shorter version published at Academy of Management 2021 Best Papers Proceedings.


Dove, G. and Fayard, AL. (2020). “Monsters, Metaphors, and MachineLearning” – presented at CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (April 25–30). ACM.  

Gopstein, D., Fayard, AL., Apel, S. and Cappos, J. (2020). “Thinking Aloud About Confusing Code: A Qualitative Investigation of ProgramComprehension and Atoms of Confusion” – presented at EuropeanSoftware Engineering Conference and ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on the Foundations of Software Engineering (ESEC-FSE).


Fayard, AL., Bill, V., Chase, J and Kush, S. (Oct 2019). Designing Interactive Artifacts to Generate New Modes of Engagement in an Academic Makerspace. International Symposium on Academic MakerSpaces.


Fayard, AL., Bill, V., Kush, S. and Nicolas, M. (2018). CAIRN: A Tangible Research Tool to Materially Visualize Practices in a Makerspace. ISAM (International Symposium on Academic MakerSpaces).


Bill, V. and Fayard, AL. (2017). Building an Entrepreneurial andInnovative Culture in a University Makerspace. ASEE (AmericanAssociation for EngineeringEducation).

Case studies


Holm, A. E. (2022). Michelin in India: managing internal and external stakeholders – Parts A & B; Alison Holm – submitted to Ivey Publishing


Fayard, AL., Lakhani, K., Gkederakis, M. andPaik, J. H. (2020). OpenIDEO Case BHarvard Business School, Case No. 621058-PDF-ENG.


Decreton, B., Holm, A. E., Nell, P. C. (2017). DeliverMeal Ivory Coast: Addressing Headquarters Demands. Ivey Publishing, Case No. 9B17048.


Lakhani, Karim R., Anne-Laure Fayard, Natalia Levina, and Greta Friar. “OpenIDEO.” Harvard Business School Teaching Note 615-055, March 2015.


Lakhani, K. R., Fayard, AL., Levina, N. and Pokrywa, S. H. (2012). OpenIDEOHarvard Business School, Case No. 612-066. (Revised Oct 2013)


Case Fayard, AL., Stigliani, I. and Williams, E. (2010). Designing Services at Engine (A) Case, The Case Center, References no. 411-020-1;

Case Fayard, AL., Stigliani, I. and Williams, E. (2010). Designing Services at Engine (B): Co-designing for Health and the Domestic Environment The Case Center, Reference no. 411-021-1

Case Fayard, AL., Stigliani, I. and Williams, E. (2010). Designing Services at Engine (A &B) – Teaching note. The Case Center Reference no. 411-020-8