PhD, Sociology, Northwestern University, USA
MA, Sociology, Northwestern University, USA
BA, History & Sociology, Emory University, USA
Daphne Demetry is an assistant professor of Strategy & Organization in the Desautels Faculty of Management. She joined the faculty in 2017 after a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Centre for Corporate Reputation at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. She completed her PhD in Sociology at Northwestern University.
As an organizational sociologist, Daphne investigates questions related to organizational theory, culture, economic sociology and entrepreneurship. Her research agenda consists of two streams:
1) Entrepreneurial Process: How nascent founders manage their ventures as they are still emerging, with particular attention to how entrepreneurs can leverage alternative organizational forms, like temporary project-based organizations.
2) Organizational Identity and Reputation: This vein of research is driven by the question of how organizational actors create and negotiate identity claims (especially authentic ones) when engaging with their local stakeholders and navigating culturally embedded environments.
Daphne studies these issues primarily through qualitative research methods (e.g., participant observation, interviews, and content analysis) and empirically her research centers on the culinary industry: restaurants kitchens, pop-up and underground restaurants, and gourmet food trucks.