Michel Anteby

Visiting Associate Professor of Business Administration

Professor Anteby's research looks at how individuals relate to their work, their occupations, and the organizations they belong to. He examines more specifically how the practices people engage in at work help them sustain their chosen cultures or identities. In doing so, his research contributes to a better understanding of how these cultures and identities come to be and manifest themselves.

Of particular interest to him are issues of moral cultures and identities. This focus explains why he tends to study socially disapproved behaviors, such as factory workers' illegal use of company property and the commerce in human cadavers for medical education or research. Field settings for these and other inquiries have included aeronautics factory workshops, airport security teams, higher education institutions, and whole-body donation programs.

Prior to coming to the Yale School of Management, Professor Anteby taught at the Harvard Business School. He also previously worked as a consultant focusing on labor issues in France. He now serves on the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth to ensure that school cultures allow all youth to thrive.


  • PhD, New York University, 2005
  • PhD, EHESS (France), 2005
  • MPA, Harvard University, 2000


Selected Books

Manufacturing Morals: The Values of Silence in Business School Education
M. Anteby
University of Chicago Press
Moral Gray Zones: Side Productions, Identity, and Regulation in an Aeronautic Plant
M. Anteby
Princeton University Press

Selected Articles

In search of the self at work: Young adults’ experiences of a dual identity organization
M. Anteby & A. Wrzesniewski
Research in the Sociology of Work
Obstructions, Denials, and Silences: Lessons from Field Resistance (and Emb race)
M. Anteby, in Kimberly D. Elsbach & Roderick M. Kramer (eds),
The Handbook of Innovative Qualitative Research Methods
Who Donates Their Bodies to Science? The Combined Role of Gender and Migration Status among California Whole - Body Donors
A. Asad, M. Anteby, and F. Garip.
Social Science & Medicine
Relaxing the Taboo on Telling our Own Stories: Upholding Professional Distance and Personal Involvement
M. Anteby
Organization Science
Collective Memory Meets Organizational Identity: Remembering to Forget in a Firm’s Rhetorical History
M. Anteby and V. Molnár
Academy of Management Journal


Marvin Bower Fellow
Harvard Business School
Extraordinary Service to the Editorial Board
Organization Science
Best Paper Award
European Group for Organization Studies, Annual Meeting
George R. Terry Book Award
Academy of Management, Finalist
David M. Graifman Memorial Award
New York University
Herman E. Krooss Outstanding Dissertation Award
New York University
INFORMS Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition, Finalist
Donald and Valerie Ruth Honerkamp Fellowship
New York University

Editorial Boards

Administrative Science Quarterly, Board Member, 2012+
Organization Science, Senior Editor, 2014+
Organization Science, Board Member, 2013-2014