Roy Suddaby

 Roy  Suddaby
Position
Professor; Francis G. Winspear Chair; Director, Research; Associate Dean Research and Faculty Renewal

Credentials

BSc and LLB, University of Alberta; MBA, University of British Columbia; PhD in Organizational Analysis, University of Alberta

Contact
Office: BEC 472

Expertise

  • Organizational change
  • Professions and professional firms
  • Corporate governance
  • Business and society
  • Technology and work

Scholarship and Professional Profile(s)

Roy Suddaby is the Winspear Chair of Management at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, Canada. He also is a Professor of Management at the Carson College of Business, Washington State University, USA and Liverpool University Management School, UK, an adjunct Professor at Ritsumeikan University, Japan and IAE Business School, Argentina.

Professor Suddaby is an internationally regarded scholar of organizational theory and institutional change. His work has contributed to our understanding of the critical role of symbolic resources – legitimacy, authenticity, identity and history – in improving an organization’s competitive position. His current research examines the changing social and symbolic role of the modern corporation and the intersection of craft and science in innovation.

Roy is a past editor of the Academy of Management Review and is or has been an editorial board member of the Academy of Management JournalAdministrative Science QuarterlyOrganization StudiesJournal of Management Studies, and the Journal of Business Venturing. He has won best-paper awards from the Academy of Management JournalAdministrative Science Quarterly, and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada as well as the Greif Research Impact Award from the Academy of Management. Roy is an associate editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives. AMP’s mission is to publish papers with policy implications based on management research.

Roy was recently named JMI Scholar by the Western Academy of Management and a Fellow of the Academy of Management and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. 

Journal publications

Forthcoming

Suddaby, R., Israelsen, T., Mitchell, R. & Lim, D., (2021). Entrepreneurial Visions as Rhetorical History: A diegetic narrative model of stakeholder enrollment. Academy of Management Review.

Kroezen, J., Ravasi, D., Sasaki, I., Zebrowska, M., & Suddaby, R. (2021). Configurations of Craft: Alternative Models for Organizing Work. Academy of Management Annals.

Completed/Published

Suddaby, R. & Jackiewicz, P., (2020). Managing Traditions: A critical capability for family business success. Family Business Review, 33(3): 234-243.

Suddaby, R., Coraiola, E., Harvey, C., & Foster, W. (2020). History and the Micro-Foundations of Dynamic Capabilities. Strategic Management Journal41(3), 530–556.

Ganzin, M., Islam, G. & Suddaby, R. (2020). Spirituality and Entrepreneurship: The Role of Magical Thinking in Future-Oriented Sensemaking” 2019. Organization Studies, 41(1): 77-102.

Shepherd, D., Wiklund, J., Wennberg, K., & Suddaby, R. (2019). What are we explaining? A review and agenda on initiating, engaging, performing, and contextualizing entrepreneurship. Journal of Management, 45(1), 159–196. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206318799443

Suddaby, R. (2019). Objectivity and Truth: The role of the essay in management scholarship. Journal of Management Studies, 56(2), 441–447. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12340

Suddaby, R., Bitektine, A., & Haack, P. (2017). Legitimacy. Academy of Management Annals, 1(11), 451–478. https://doi.org/10.5465/annals.2015.0101

Suddaby, R., & Foster, W. (2017). History and Organizational Change. Journal of Management, 1(43), 19–38. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206316675031

Recognition & Awards

2021 Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary
2020 Fellow, Academy of Management 

2017

JIM Outstanding Scholar, Western Academy of Management

2016

Otto Mønsted Visiting Professorship Award, Copenhagen Business School

2016

John F. Mee Award for Paper with the Best Management History Division Contribution, Management History Division of the Academy of Management

2016

Emerald Citations of Excellence Award, Emerald Group Publishing

2016

Member, Royal Society of Canada, College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

2017

JMI Outstanding Scholar, Western Academy of Management

2012

Greif Research Impact Award, USC Marshall School of Business

2012

Distinguished Scholar, Organization and Management Theory Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC)

2011

Best Paper Award, Administrative Science Quarterly

2007

Ascendant Scholar, Western Academy of Management

2006

Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Journal

2006

Pearson Faculty Fellow, Alberta School of Business

2003

Business Week Best Business Teachers in US list, Business Week

 Grants

  • "We are what we eat: Legitimacy and identity contestation in the emerging field of alternative meat”. Funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) June, 2021. ($209,000). Roy Suddaby (PI) with Joel Baum (Co-Investigator)

  • “What’s the Beef? The Emerging Contest over the Legitimacy of Meat”. Joel Baum (U of Toronto) and Roy Suddaby (U Vic) (May 14, 2020) ($7500). Funded by the Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship Research Grant, Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto

  • "Defining rhetorical history: exploring the work of corporate archivists & historians." Funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (June 1, 2013) ($332,676). PI William Foster with CoInvestigators Roy Suddaby, Maxim Voronov & Elden Weibe

  • "The process of stakeholder management: An investigation of social managers and their stakeholders", Funded by Killam Research Fund Committee, University of Alberta (September 1, 2012) ($29,951), Completed, Fall 2012, PI William Foster with CoInvestigator Roy Suddaby

  • "The Management of Corporate Social Memory: The role of the corporate historian/ archivist.", Funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (September 1, 2011) ($57,044), Completed, Fall 2011, PI William Foster with CoInvestigator Roy Suddaby, CoInvestigator Elden Weibe

  • "Institutional Homology: Explaining Corporate Art", Funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (September 1, 2010 - September 1, 2013) ($97,266), Completed, Fall 2010, PI Roy Suddaby with CoInvestigator William Foster

  • "Post­ professional regulation", Funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (September 1, 2005 - September 1, 2008) ($92,600), Completed, Fall 2005, PI Roy Suddaby with CoInvestigator David Cooper

  • "The production of trust and distrust in capital markets under threat", Funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) (September 1, 2003) ($122,975), Completed, Fall 2003, PI Yves Gendron with CoInvestigator Roy Suddaby

Courses Taught

  • Qualitative Methods (PhD)
  • Organization Theory (PhD)