Imperial College London

Dr Minjie Gao

Business School

Research Associate



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Business School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Minjie is a Research Associate at the Centre for Responsible Leadership at the Business School.

Her research lies at the intersection of leadership and organisational change. First, she is interested in digitalisation and its intended and unintended consequences for individuals, organising and organisations. Exploring a variety of digital innovation initiatives in hospitals led her to focus on concepts such as organisational change, sensemaking, emotion and narratives. Second, she is interested in understanding the future of work and its implications. Specifically, she looks at how the development and adoption of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and digital platforms allow new forms of collaboration and organising to emerge. Methodologically, as an organisational ethnographer, her research is anchored in a commitment toward phenomenon-driven qualitative analysis, based on an appreciation for classical organisation theory.



Nigam A, Gao M, 2017, Future of clinical leadership: the critical role of front-line doctors, Bmj Leader, Vol:1, Pages:33-35

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