About me

I am a PhD student in the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship at the Imperial College Business School. I joined Imperial in 2019. Prior to this, I studied at at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago. I also gained valuable professional experience working at Ernst & Young (EY) in Chicago.

Research Interests

My research explores the intersection of new forms of organizing and decentralized coordination.

Empirically, my thesis specifically focuses on Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs), where technology is extensively integrated into coordination processes. I study how DAO communities leverage technology to develop and evolve social and algorithmic mechanisms without traditional hierarchical structures. As an extension of this work, I also investigate traditional bespoke tailoring shops, which have largely resisted modern technological integration. I explore how traditional craft communities adopt decentralized coordination with minimal technological intervention. By analyzing these divergent cases, I aim to shed light on the current decentralization trends and gain valuable lessons for organizational design and adaptation in the digital age.

Methodologically, my work combines a grounded theory approach with AI-based analysis tools, including BERTopic and large language models (LLMs). This interdisciplinary approach allows for rich, context-specific insights and broader pattern recognition. Overall, my research seeks to advance theory on the dynamics enabling organizational design, particularly in understanding how different combinations of social norms, expertise, and technology influence organizational effectiveness and adaptability.

More from the past

Sharing Knowledge and Resources

I have curated various X (formerly Twitter) lists focused on management research, DAOs, and AI research, which provide valuable insights and updates from experts in these fields.

Writing in markdown helps me focus on the writing rather than organizing and formatting. Check out my post on “Streamlining Academic Writing and Citation Management: The Case for a Markdown-centric Approach to Academic Writing (MaCAW)

I have also created and adapted a collection of themes, scripts, templates for Zotero, Marked 2, Deckset, and more.