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Department of Management
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE







Chris Moos

PhD student in Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour


Chris is a multilingual researcher, consultant and activist. Prior to joining the EROB group as a PhD student, he has been studying in Germany, France and Mexico, obtaining an MSc in Management from IÉSEG School of Management in France as well as an MSc in Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour (Research) from LSE.

He has also been working for a utility company in Germany and a management consultancy in Mexico. There, his area of expertise included competency modelling as well as projects in organisational climate, design and transformation for clients such as ThyssenKrupp Mexinox, Pemex and the State Government of Guanajuato. Chris is an associate of the Earth Security Initiative, a think tank that develops metrics to help decision makers in industry, government, finance, and civil society to respond to resource security challenges.

Research Interests

  • Sociology of social measures
  • Rankings
  • Higher education
  • Commensuration
  • Performance measurement
  • New Institutional Theory

Chris’s research focuses on the sociology of social measures, especially rankings and accreditations. He is particularly interested in understanding how rankings change organisational fields and impact on the way organisations conceive of themselves and relate to other organisational actors. For his most recent work he is drawing on data from the Financial Times Global MBA rankings, perspectives from New Institutional Theory and the literature on performance measurement.





  • ID200 Organisational Theory and Behaviour
  • MG133 Foundations of Management
  • MG301 Firms, Markets and Crises: Foundations in the Social Studies of Finance

Publications and Papers

  • “Rankings and organisations: An assessment and review” – Paper presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014, Philadelphia.
  • “The differential impact of rankings on higher education institutions” – Paper presented at the European Group for Organisation Studies Colloquium 2014, Rotterdam.
  • “Hatchery and Conditioning in the 65 after Ford: Do rankings trigger isomorphism?” – Paper presented at the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • “Do rankings trigger isomorphic change in the higher education field?” – Paper presented at the 2012 European Group for Organisation Studies Colloquium, Helsinki.