Dr. Katharina Dittrich

Oberassistent (Senior Researcher)


Office: Room UNK F9
Phone: +41/44/634 37 65
Fax: +41/44/634 37 49
Email: katharina.dittrich<at>business.uzh.ch


Aug 2018 In August I will be taking up an Assistant Professorship in Organization Studies at the Warwick Business School in the UK
2015 Visiting Post-Doc Fellow at the University of California, Irvine, USA with Martha Feldman and at Warwick Business School, UK with Davide Nicolini, supported by the SNF Early PostDoc.Mobility Fellowship
Since 2014 Oberassistent (Senior Researcher), Chair of Organization and Management, Prof. David Seidl, University of Zurich
Sept 2014 PhD in Business Administration, specifically Organization Theory, with Summa Cum Laude
2010 - 2014 Research Associate/ PhD, Chair of Organization and Management, Prof. David Seidl, University of Zurich
2012 Visiting Scholar at Saïd Business School, Oxford University; invited by Richard Whittington
2007 - 2010 Consultant at Booz & Company, Zurich, Switzerland
2003 - 2007 Business Administration/ Economics at the „WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management“, Vallendar, Germany


Dittrich, K., & Seidl, D. Forthcoming. Emerging Intentionality in Routine Dynamics: A Pragmatist View. Academy of Management Journal.

Dittrich K., Guerard S., Seidl, D. 2016. Talking About Routines: The Role of Reflective Talk in Routine Change. Organization Science.

Dittrich K., Guerard S., Seidl, D. 2011. Meetings in the Strategy Process: Toward an Integrative Framework, Best Paper Proceedings of the 2011 Academy of Management Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.

Dittrich, K., Golden-Biddle, K., Feldman, E., Locke, K. 2015. Constructing Contribution in ‘Strategy as Practice’ Research. in The Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice (2nd edition), Golsorkhi D., Rouleau L., Seidl, D., and Vaara, E. (Eds.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Working Papers

Dittrich K., Feldman, M., Seidl, D. 2017. The entwinement of organizational outcomes and processes: a routine dynamics perspective. Working Paper.

Dittrich K., Seidl, D., Vaara, E. 2017. Narrating a Strategic Plan: The Role of Intertextuality and Narrative Coherence. Working Paper.


Awards as Outstanding Reviewer of the Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) Interest Group at the Academy of Management in 2014, 2015 and 2017

Award as Top 5% Outstanding Reviewer for the Strategy Practice Interest Group at the 34th Annual Conference 2014 of the Strategic Management Society

"SAP Best Student Paper Award" at the 2011 Academy of Management Meeting at San Antonio, Texas: "Meetings in the Strategy Process: Towards an Integrative Framework"

Development of Early-Career Scholars

PostDoc Representative at the Extended Board of the Graduate Campus of the University of Zurich

PhD & PostDoc Representative of the UZH Department of Business Administration (2014-2017)

Co-founder and member of the female network CareerElixier

Board Membership in Academic Associations

Membership Secretary for the Strategizing Activities and Practices (SAP) Interest Group at the Academy of Management (2014-2017)

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Management.

Membership in Academic Assocations

Ad-hoc Reviewer

Research Interests

  • Strategy
  • Organizational Routines
  • Practice Theory
  • Innovation
  • Grand Challenges
  • Meetings

I completed the program "Teaching Skills" of the University of Zurich. If you are interested in receiving a copy of my teaching portfolio, please contact me.

  • Change Management (lecture, bachelor level)
  • Business Administration – Introduction to Organisation Theory (lecture, bachelor level)
  • The Practice of Strategy (seminar, master level)
  • Family Business (seminar, bachelor level)
  • Case study seminar in cooperation with Accenture (seminar, master level)