Fields of interest: Organizational theory; Institutionalism; Social networks; Organizational field; Business strategy.
Charles Kirschbaum holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (in Organizational Studies) from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and completed his post-doctorate in Economic Sociology at Columbia University. He is Assistant Professor since 2009 and Dean of the Professional Masters in Business Administration program since August 2013. He serves as a member of the editorial board of case studies at Insper and was director of Insper Cultura from 2009 to 2011. Before joining Insper, he lectured at the University Center of FEI and served as a consultant at Bain & Company and as an associate analyst at Advent International Private Equity.
He is a member of the Center for Strategy, where he has conducted research related to the analysis of social networks at companies. He lectured on Organizational Strategy in the Professional Masters in Business Administration program and in the undergraduate programs. He also lectures the elective course Management through Social Connections in the MBA program. In collaboration with Professor Priscila Claro, he authored the case study for classroom use on the implementation of incentives at DPaschoal.
His research in Creative Industries has generated a range of international and Brazilian publications, such as the paper “Categories and Networks within Jazz Evolution: bandleaders’ jazz sidemen overlap from 1930 to 1969” in the journal Poetics (Sociology of Culture) and the book “Indústrias Criativas no Brasil” (Editora Atlas, 2009, jointly with Wood, Bendassolli and Cunha).
He has performed various roles in the academic world, including leadership in the field Relationships and Intra- and Inter-Organizational Networks at the National Association of Graduate Studies and Research in Administration (ANPAD) from 2008 to 2013. He is the associate editor of the academic publications: Revista de Administração do Mackenzie, Organizações & Sociedade, RAE and Cadernos GCP. He serves as an expert to international meetings and periodicals, including Organization, Organization Studies, Poetics and Academy of Management Meeting.
He currently is developing a project financed by the São Paulo State Research Support Foundation – FAPESP (CEPID) associated with the Research Center of Metrópole-Cebrap that involves public schools and social capital.