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Tomas FARCHI

Professor (Education Track - Doha Campus)

Management & Human Resources

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Biography

Tomas' research focuses on how groups and organizations can mobilize and translate knowledge from other fields to address complex business, scientific and/or societal challenges.

His methodological approach is marked by the extensive use of in-depth qualitative and mix-method approaches, while his research contributes to organizational sociology and innovation in complex fields. His early work has focused on healthcare contexts, examining the nature of boundaries and mechanisms that influence knowledge sharing and translation on clinical teams and innovation projects, and the institutional and policy landscapes that affect them. His ongoing work has expanded to encompass complex business and social problems, exploring how solutions originated in diverse contexts can be successfully translated and embedded into new practices and ways of organizing to tackle such challenges.

Tomas is a regular speaker at academic and practitioner conferences and delivers executive education programs for leading companies in a variety of industries. His research is published in leading academic journals - such as Organization Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Social Science & Medicine, International Journal of Innovation Management, among others - and in academic and professional handbooks. He currently serves on the editorial board of Discover Health Systems Journal.

Tomas is Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School (University of Oxford) and holds a visiting position at IAE Business School (Argentina) and RWTH Aachen Business School (Germany). He completed a Doctorate of Philosophy and Master of Science at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Scientific articles

Do We Still Need Professional Boundaries? The multiple influences of boundaries on interprofessional collaboration

Organization Studies, 19 2023, vol. 44, n° 2, pp 277-298, (in coll. with S. Dopson, E. Ferlie)

Freedom Behind Bars: The central role of emotions in naturalizing an analogy for social change

Organization Studies, October 2022, vol. 43, n° 10, pp 1651-1675, (in coll. with D. Logue, P. Fernández, R. Vassolo)

Mundane and Everyday Politics for and from the Neighborhood

Organization Studies, 19 2017, vol. 38, n° 2, pp 201-223, (in coll. with P. D. Fernández, I. Martí)

Shaping innovation in health care: A content analysis of innovation policies in the English NHS, 1948–2015

Social Science and Medicine, November 2017, vol. 192, pp 143-151, (in coll. with T.-O. Salge)

Books

The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Innovation

Oxford University Press (in coll. with Y. BHATTI, M. HARRIS, S. DOPSON)

Proceedings

Seeking Socially Innovative Solutions to Complex Social Problems

2019 Academy of Management conference , 2019 , 2019 , 1 (D. Logue, P. D. Fernandez, R. Vassolo)

Us and them: How Intergroup Bias Hampers Knowledge Transfer

2019 Academy of Management conference , 2019 , 2019 , 1 (J. Hannen)

Case Studies

The Mann Gulch fire

A routine operation

Just a slap

Under the radar

Scientific articles

Do We Still Need Professional Boundaries? The multiple influences of boundaries on interprofessional collaboration

Organization Studies, 19 2023, vol. 44, n° 2, pp 277-298, (in coll. with S. Dopson, E. Ferlie)

Freedom Behind Bars: The central role of emotions in naturalizing an analogy for social change

Organization Studies, October 2022, vol. 43, n° 10, pp 1651-1675, (in coll. with D. Logue, P. Fernández, R. Vassolo)

Mundane and Everyday Politics for and from the Neighborhood

Organization Studies, 19 2017, vol. 38, n° 2, pp 201-223, (in coll. with P. D. Fernández, I. Martí)

Shaping innovation in health care: A content analysis of innovation policies in the English NHS, 1948–2015

Social Science and Medicine, November 2017, vol. 192, pp 143-151, (in coll. with T.-O. Salge)

Books

The Oxford Handbook of Health Care Innovation

Oxford University Press (in coll. with Y. BHATTI, M. HARRIS, S. DOPSON)

Proceedings

Seeking Socially Innovative Solutions to Complex Social Problems

2019 Academy of Management conference , 2019 , 2019 , 1 (D. Logue, P. D. Fernandez, R. Vassolo)

Us and them: How Intergroup Bias Hampers Knowledge Transfer

2019 Academy of Management conference , 2019 , 2019 , 1 (J. Hannen)

Case Studies

The Mann Gulch fire

A routine operation

Just a slap

Under the radar

Education

  • DPhil in Management Studies, Oxford University, Saïd Business School - United Kingdom

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2023- Professor (Education Track - Doha Campus), Management and Human Resources HEC Paris

External Academic Responsibilities

  • 2020-2023 Professor, Organisational Behaviour IAE Business School

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Academy of Management, European Group for Organization Studies, LAEMOS

Awards & honors

  • 2022 Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
  • 2021 HEC Research grant for Longitudinal study on bootcamps and labour exclusion in Latin America
  • 2020 OMT / EGOS / AMR Grant to sponsor PDW support
  • 2019 Finalist Best International Paper Award (OMT Division), AOM Annual Meeting, Boston