Dr. Roy Suddaby

Dr. 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 474

Expertise

  • Corporate governance and corporate social responsibility
  • Corporate structures
  • Global change
  • Organizational change

Dr. Roy Suddaby, an influential and top cited business scholar, brings his passion for organizational research and teaching to the Gustavson School of Business. Roy serves as the Francis G. Winspear Chair and works with PhD students in the area of organizational analysis.

Roy’s current research seeks to understand how corporations are adapting to changing global norms and expectations. His research focuses on organizational change and where it intersects with business and society. His current research examines the changing role of the multi-national corporation. He is interested in understanding the various ways in which corporations mimic the function and role of the nation state – i.e. corporate art collections, corporate history and museums, corporate universities and corporate social responsibility. His goal is to the find the justification for this behaviour, which goes beyond the financial bottom line and into organizational intangibles such as establishing meaning, values and culture.

Roy is the outgoing editor of the Academy of Management Review and has served as editor or guest editor for several journals. His research can be found in numerous academic journals including the Administrative Sciences Quarterly, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies, and the Academy of Management Journal He has won best paper awards from the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada as well as the Greif Research Impact Award from the Academy of Management. Roy is a recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award by the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.

In addition, Roy is a strategic research advisor at the University of Newcastle Business School and an honorary professor at Copenhagen Business School.

Google Scholar Citations

2019

Does Resource Diversity Confer Organizational Autonomy In Arts Organizations? Extending Resource Dependence Theory (Journal article)

Sherer, P. D., Suddaby, R., & Rozsa de Coquet, M. (2019). Does Resource Diversity Confer Organizational Autonomy In Arts Organizations? Extending Resource Dependence Theory. Journal of Arts Management Law and Society.  DOI: 10.1080/10632921.2018.1559265

Objectivity and Truth: The Role of the Essay in Management Scholarship(Journal article)

Suddaby, R. (2019). Objectivity and Truth: The Role of the Essay in Management Scholarship. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, 56(2), 441-447.  DOI: 10.1111/joms.12340

 

2018

History as Organizing: Uses of the Past in Organization Studies (Journal article)

Wadhwani, R. D., Suddaby, R., Mordhorst, M., & Popp, A. (2018). History as Organizing: Uses of the Past in Organization Studies. Organization Studies, 39(12), 1663-1683. DOI: 10.1177/0170840618814867

Political ideology and the discursive construction of the multinational hotel industry (Journal article)

Maclean, M., Harvey, C., Suddaby, R., & O'Gorman, K. (2018). Political ideology and the discursive construction of the multinational hotel industry. HUMAN RELATIONS, 71(6), 766-795.  DOI: 10.1177/0018726717718919

What We Talk About When We Talk About Inequality: An Introduction to the Journal of Management Studies Special Issue (Journal article)

Suddaby, R., Bruton, G. D., & Walsh, J. P. (2018). What We Talk About When We Talk About Inequality: An Introduction to the Journal of Management Studies Special Issue. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, 55(3), 381-393.  DOI: 10.1111/joms.12333

What are we explaining? A review and agenda on initiating, engaging, performing and contextualizing entrepreneurship (Journal article)

Shepherd, D., Wennberg, K., Suddaby, R., & Wiklund, J. (n.d.). What are we explaining? A review and agenda on initiating, engaging, performing and contextualizing entrepreneurship. Journal of Management.  DOI: 10.1177/0149206318799443

 

2017

Craft, magic and the re-enchantment of the world (Journal article)

Suddaby, R., Ganzin, M., & Minkus, A. (2017). Craft, magic and the re-enchantment of the world. EUROPEAN MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 35(3), 285-296. DOI: 10.1016/j.emj.2017.03.009

Craft, magic and the re-enchantment of the world (Chapter)

Suddaby, R., Ganzin, M., & Minkus, A. (2017). Craft, magic and the re-enchantment of the world. In Management Research: European Perspectives (pp. 41-72). DOI: 10.4324/9781315194394

From "mad men" to "math men" The rise of expertise in digital measurement and the shaping of online consumer freedom (Journal article)

Viale, T., Gendron, Y., & Suddaby, R. (2017). From "mad men" to "math men" The rise of expertise in digital measurement and the shaping of online consumer freedom. ACCOUNTING AUDITING & ACCOUNTABILITY JOURNAL, 30(2), 270-305. DOI: 10.1108/AAAJ-12-2014-1887

History and Organizational Change (Journal article)

Suddaby, R., & Foster, W. M. (2017). History and Organizational Change. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, 43(1), 19-38.  DOI: 10.1177/0149206316675031

LEGITIMACY (Journal article)

Suddaby, R., Bitektine, A., & Haack, P. (2017). LEGITIMACY. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT ANNALS, 11(1), 451-478.  DOI: 10.5465/annals.2015.0101

MNEMONIC CAPABILITIES: COLLECTIVE MEMORY AS A DYNAMIC CAPABILITY (Journal article)

Coraiola, D. M., Suddaby, R., & Foster, W. M. (2017). MNEMONIC CAPABILITIES: COLLECTIVE MEMORY AS A DYNAMIC CAPABILITY. RAE-REVISTA DE ADMINISTRACAO DE EMPRESAS, 57(3), 258-263.  DOI: 10.1590/S0034-759020170306

The strategic use of historical narratives: a theoretical framework (Journal article)

Foster, W. M., Coraiola, D. M., Suddaby, R., Kroezen, J., & Chandler, D. (2017). The strategic use of historical narratives: a theoretical framework. BUSINESS HISTORY, 59(8), 1176-1200.  DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2016.1224234

Theory Building: A Review and Integration (Journal article)

Shepherd, D. A., & Suddaby, R. (2017). Theory Building: A Review and Integration. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, 43(1), 59-86.  DOI: 10.1177/0149206316647102

 

2016

Introducing JMSSays (Journal article)

Delbridge, R., Suddaby, R., & Harley, B. (2016). Introducing JMSSays. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, 53(2), 238-243.  DOI: 10.1111/joms.12174

Organization Studies: Call for Papers Special Issue on Uses of the Past: History and Memory in Organizations and Organizing (Journal article)

Mordhorst, M., Popp, A., Suddaby, R., & Wadhwani, R. D. (2016). Organization Studies: Call for Papers Special Issue on Uses of the Past: History and Memory in Organizations and Organizing. Organization Studies, 37(1), 123-126. DOI: 10.1177/0170840615601573b

Re-visiting the historic turn 10 years later: current debates in management and organizational history – an introduction (Journal article)

Mills, A. J., Suddaby, R., Foster, W. M., & Durepos, G. (2016). Re-visiting the historic turn 10 years later: current debates in management and organizational history – an introduction. Management & Organizational History, 11(2), 67-76. DOI: 10.1080/17449359.2016.1164927

Reflexivity: The role of embedded social position and entrepreneurial social skill in processes of field level change (Chapter)

Suddaby, R., Viale, T., & Gendron, Y. (2016). Reflexivity: The role of embedded social position and entrepreneurial social skill in processes of field level change. In Unknown Book (Vol. 36, pp. 225-245).  DOI: 10.1016/j.riob.2016.02.001

Theorization as institutional work: The dynamics of roles and practices(Journal article)

Mena, S., & Suddaby, R. (2016). Theorization as institutional work: The dynamics of roles and practices. HUMAN RELATIONS, 69(8), 1669-1708. DOI: 10.1177/0018726715622556

Unplugged - "Carte blanche": Toward a historical consciousness: Following the historic turn in management thought (Journal article)

Suddaby, R. (2016). Unplugged - "Carte blanche": Toward a historical consciousness: Following the historic turn in management thought. Management (France), 19(1), 46-60.

Useful rhetorical history: An ideographic analysis of Fortune 500 corporations(Conference Paper)

Foster, W. M., Coraiola, D., & Suddaby, R. R. (2016). Useful rhetorical history: An ideographic analysis of Fortune 500 corporations. In Academy of Management Proceedings Vol. 2016 (pp. 12707).  DOI: 10.5465/ambpp.2016.120

 

2015

Can Institutional Theory Be Critical? (Journal article)

Suddaby, R. (2015). Can Institutional Theory Be Critical?. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT INQUIRY, 24(1), 93-95.   DOI: 10.1177/1056492614545304

Entrepreneurship through a qualitative lens: Insights on the construction and/or discovery of entrepreneurial opportunity (Journal article)

Suddaby, R., Bruton, G. D., & Si, S. X. (2015). Entrepreneurship through a qualitative lens: Insights on the construction and/or discovery of entrepreneurial opportunity. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS VENTURING, 30(1), 1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2014.09.003

Processing history: Bringing process-oriented research to management and organizational history (Chapter)

Foster, W. M., & Suddaby, R. (2015). Processing history: Bringing process-oriented research to management and organizational history. In The Routledge Companion to Management and Organizational History (pp. 363-371). DOI: 10.4324/9780203550274

The Art of the Form: A Configurational Perspective (Journal article)

Suddaby, R., & Young, R. (2015). The Art of the Form: A Configurational Perspective. ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE, 39(6), 1371-1377. DOI: 10.1111/etap.12181

Twittering change: The institutional work of domain change in accounting expertise (Journal article)

Suddaby, R., Saxton, G. D., & Gunz, S. (2015). Twittering change: The institutional work of domain change in accounting expertise. ACCOUNTING ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY, 45, 52-68.  DOI: 10.1016/j.aos.2015.07.002

 

2014

Debating the Future of Management Research (Journal article)

Birkinshaw, J., Healey, M. P., Suddaby, R., & Weber, K. (2014). Debating the Future of Management Research. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, 51(1), 38-55. DOI: 10.1111/joms.12061

EDITOR'S COMMENTS: WHY THEORY? (Journal article)

Suddaby, R. (2014). EDITOR'S COMMENTS: WHY THEORY?. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 39(4), 407-411.  DOI: 10.5465/amr.2014.0252

GUEST EDITORIAL The transnational regulation of accounting: insights, gaps and an agenda for future research (Journal article)

Gillis, P., Petty, R., & Suddaby, R. (2014). GUEST EDITORIAL The transnational regulation of accounting: insights, gaps and an agenda for future research. ACCOUNTING AUDITING & ACCOUNTABILITY JOURNAL, 27(6), 894-902. DOI: 10.1108/AAAJ-07-2014-1757

The role of business media in constructing rational myths of organizations(Chapter)

Schultz, F., Suddaby, R., & Cornelissen, J. P. (2014). The role of business media in constructing rational myths of organizations. In Organizations and the Media: Organizing in a Mediatized World (pp. 13-32).  DOI: 10.4324/9780203068052

 

2013

Institutions, entrepreneurs, and communities: A special issue on entrepreneurship (Journal article)

Jennings, P. D., Greenwood, R., Lounsbury, M. D., & Suddaby, R. (2013). Institutions, entrepreneurs, and communities: A special issue on entrepreneurship. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS VENTURING, 28(1), 1-9.   DOI: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2012.07.001

Professions and Institutional Change: Towards an Institutionalist Sociology of the Professions (Journal article)

Muzio, D., Brock, D. M., & Suddaby, R. (2013). Professions and Institutional Change: Towards an Institutionalist Sociology of the Professions. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, 50(5), 699-721.  DOI: 10.1111/joms.12030

Reinventing the Book Review at AMR (Journal article)

Reinventing the Book Review at AMR (2013). ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 38(2), 316-318. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Strategy-as-practice meets neo-institutional theory (Journal article)

Suddaby, R., Seidl, D., & Le, J. K. (2013). Strategy-as-practice meets neo-institutional theory. STRATEGIC ORGANIZATION, 11(3), 329-344. DOI: 10.1177/1476127013497618

The Janus Face of Commercial Open Source Software Communities: An Investigation into the Institutional (Non)work by Interacting Institutional Actors(Journal article)

Suddaby, R. (2013). The Janus Face of Commercial Open Source Software Communities: An Investigation into the Institutional (Non)work by Interacting Institutional Actors. ORGANIZATION STUDIES, 34(7), 1009-1011. DOI: 10.1177/0170840613484676

 

2012

After the gold rush: The role of professionals in the emergence and configuration of organizational fields (Chapter)

Lefsrud, L., & Suddaby, R. (2012). After the gold rush: The role of professionals in the emergence and configuration of organizational fields. In Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in Professional Services (pp. 318-339). DOI: 10.4337/9781781009109.00029

The momentum of organizational change 1 (Chapter)

Wiebe, E., Suddaby, R., & Foster, W. M. (2012). The momentum of organizational change 1. In Constructing Identity in and around Organizations. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640997.003.0010

Untitled (Journal article)

Suddaby, R. (2012). Untitled. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 37(1), 6-9. DOI: 10.5465/amr.2011.0379

 

2011

History as social memory assets: The example of Tim Hortons (Journal article)

Foster, W. M., Suddaby, R., Minkus, A., & Wiebe, E. (2011). History as social memory assets: The example of Tim Hortons. Management & Organizational History, 6(1), 101-120.  DOI: 10.1177/1744935910387027

How Communication Institutionalizes: A Response to Lammers (Journal article)

Suddaby, R. (2011). How Communication Institutionalizes: A Response to Lammers. MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION QUARTERLY, 25(1), 183-190. DOI: 10.1177/0893318910389265

Institutional Work: Refocusing Institutional Studies of Organization (Journal article)

Lawrence, T., Suddaby, R., & Leca, B. (2011). Institutional Work: Refocusing Institutional Studies of Organization. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT INQUIRY, 20(1), 52-58. DOI: 10.1177/1056492610387222

Professionals and field-level change: Institutional work and the professional project (Journal article)

Suddaby, R., & Viale, T. (2011). Professionals and field-level change: Institutional work and the professional project. CURRENT SOCIOLOGY, 59(4), 423-442. DOI: 10.1177/0011392111402586

WHERE ARE THE NEW THEORIES OF ORGANIZATION? INTRODUCTION(Journal article)

Suddaby, R., Hardy, C., & Huy, Q. N. (2011). WHERE ARE THE NEW THEORIES OF ORGANIZATION? INTRODUCTION. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 36(2), 236-246.  DOI: 10.5465/AMR.2011.59330875

 

2010

Challenges for Institutional Theory (Journal article)

Suddaby, R. (2010). Challenges for Institutional Theory. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT INQUIRY, 19(1), 14-20. DOI: 10.1177/1056492609347564

EDITOR'S COMMENTS: CONSTRUCT CLARITY IN THEORIES OF MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION (Journal article)

Suddaby, R. (2010). EDITOR'S COMMENTS: CONSTRUCT CLARITY IN THEORIES OF MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, 35(3), 346-357.  DOI: 10.5465/AMR.2010.51141319

Institutional Work: Actors and Agency in Institutional Studies of Organizations.(Journal article)

Dobbin, F. (2010). Institutional Work: Actors and Agency in Institutional Studies of Organizations.. ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY, 55(4), 673-676. DOI: 10.2189/asqu.2010.55.4.673

ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTS-BRINGING MEANING, VALUES, AND CULTURE BACK IN: INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL RESEARCH FORUM (Journal article)

Suddaby, R., Elsbach, K. D., Greenwood, R., Meyer, J. W., & Zilber, T. B. (2010). ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTS-BRINGING MEANING, VALUES, AND CULTURE BACK IN: INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL RESEARCH FORUM. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 53(6), 1234-1240.  DOI: 10.5465/AMJ.2010.57317486

Organizations and their institutional environments - Bringing meaning, values, and culture back in: Introduction to the special research forum (Journal article)

Suddaby, R., Elsbach, K. D., Greenwood, R., Meyer, J. W., & Zilber, T. B. (2010). Organizations and their institutional environments - Bringing meaning, values, and culture back in: Introduction to the special research forum. Academy of Management Journal, 53(6), 1234-1240.  DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2266086

RHETORICAL HISTORY AS A SOURCE OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE(Chapter)

Suddaby, R., Foster, W. M., & Trank, C. Q. (2010). RHETORICAL HISTORY AS A SOURCE OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE. In Unknown Book (Vol. 27, pp. 147-173).  DOI: 10.1108/S0742-3322(2010)0000027009

2009

Institutional work: Actors and agency in institutional studies of organizations(Book)

Lawrence, T. B., Suddaby, R., & Leca, B. (2009). Institutional work: Actors and agency in institutional studies of organizations. DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511596605

Introduction: Theorizing and studying institutional work (Chapter)

Lawrence, T. B., Suddaby, R., & Leca, B. (2009). Introduction: Theorizing and studying institutional work. In Institutional Work: Actors and Agency in Institutional Studies of Organizations (pp. 1-28).  DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511596605.001

Professional-Organisational Commitment: A Study of Canadian Professional Accountants (Journal article)

Gendron, Y., Suddaby, R., & Qu, S. Q. (2009). Professional-Organisational Commitment: A Study of Canadian Professional Accountants. AUSTRALIAN ACCOUNTING REVIEW, 19(3), 231-248.  DOI: 10.1111/j.1835-2561.2009.00060.x

The Sage Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism. (Journal article)

Li, S. X. (2009). The Sage Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism.. ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY, 54(3), 533-535. DOI: 10.2189/asqu.2009.54.3.533

The organizational context of professionalism in accounting (Journal article)

Suddaby, R., Gendron, Y., & Lam, H. (2009). The organizational context of professionalism in accounting. ACCOUNTING ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY, 34(3-4), 409-427.  DOI: 10.1016/j.aos.2009.01.007

2008

Introduction to the Journal of Organizational Behavior's special issue on professional service firms: where organization theory and organizational behavior might meet Introduction (Journal article)

Suddaby, R., Greenwood, R., & Wilderom, C. (2008). Introduction to the Journal of Organizational Behavior's special issue on professional service firms: where organization theory and organizational behavior might meet Introduction. JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, 29(8), 989-994.  DOI: 10.1002/job.552

Organizational rhetoric - Bridging management and communication scholarship (Journal article)

Sillince, J. A. A., & Suddaby, R. (2008). Organizational rhetoric - Bridging management and communication scholarship. MANAGEMENT COMMUNICATION QUARTERLY, 22(1), 5-12.  DOI: 10.1177/0893318908318264

 

2007

Transnational regulation of professional services: Governance dynamics of field level organizational change (Journal article)

Suddaby, R., Cooper, D. J., & Greenwood, R. (2007). Transnational regulation of professional services: Governance dynamics of field level organizational change. ACCOUNTING ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY, 32(4-5), 333-362. DOI: 10.1016/j.aos.2006.08.002

 

2006

An examination of the ethical commitment of professional accountants to auditor independence (Journal article)

Gendron, Y., Suddaby, R., & Lam, H. (2006). An examination of the ethical commitment of professional accountants to auditor independence. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, 64(2), 169-193.  DOI: 10.1007/s10551-005-3095-7

From the editors: What grounded theory is not (Journal article)

Suddaby, R. (2006). From the editors: What grounded theory is not. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 49(4), 633-642.  DOI: 10.5465/AMJ.2006.22083020

Institutional entrepreneurship in mature fields: The big five accounting firms(Journal article)

Greenwood, R., & Suddaby, R. (2006). Institutional entrepreneurship in mature fields: The big five accounting firms. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 49(1), 27-48. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/ 

Institutions and institutional work (Chapter)

Lawrence, T. B., & Suddaby, R. (2006). Institutions and institutional work. In The SAGE Handbook of Organization Studies (pp. 215-254). DOI: 10.4135/9781848608030.n7

Introduction (Journal article)

Ainsworth, S., Suddaby, R., & Gillespie, N. (2006). Introduction. ORGANIZATION STUDIES, 27(5), 747.  DOI: 10.1177/0170840606065959

The case of disappearing firms: death or deliverance? (Journal article)

Greenwood, R., & Suddaby, R. (2006). The case of disappearing firms: death or deliverance?. JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, 27(1), 101-108. DOI: 10.1002/job.360

 

2005

Rhetorical strategies of legitimacy (Journal article)

Suddaby, R., & Greenwood, R. (2005). Rhetorical strategies of legitimacy. ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCE QUARTERLY, 50(1), 35-67. DOI: 10.2189/asqu.2005.50.1.35

 

2004

Professional insecurity and the erosion of accountancy's jurisdictional boundaries (Journal article)

Gendron, Y., & Suddaby, R. (2004). Professional insecurity and the erosion of accountancy's jurisdictional boundaries. Canadian Accounting Perspectives, 3(1), 85-115.

 

2002

Theorizing change: The role of professional associations in the transformation of institutionalized fields (Journal article)

Greenwood, R., Suddaby, R., & Hinings, C. R. (2002). Theorizing change: The role of professional associations in the transformation of institutionalized fields. ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 45(1), 58-80.  DOI: 10.2307/3069285

 

2001

Colonizing knowledge: Commodification as a dynamic of jurisdictional expansion in professional service firms (Journal article)

Suddaby, R., & Greenwood, R. (2001). Colonizing knowledge: Commodification as a dynamic of jurisdictional expansion in professional service firms. HUMAN RELATIONS, 54(7), 933-953.  DOI: 10.1177/0018726701547007

 

1998

Legalistic organizations: a comment on empirical investigations into procedural justice in organizations (Journal article)

Suddaby, R. (1998). Legalistic organizations: a comment on empirical investigations into procedural justice in organizations. JOURNAL OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, 19(2), 143-145. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Editor – Essays Section, Journal of Management Studies, 2015 

Editor – Academy of Management Review, 2011-2014

Associate Editor – Academy of Management Review, 2008-2011

SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship Awards Committee (5C), 2006-2010

Guest Editor – Academy of Management Journal

Guest Editor – Journal of Management Studies

Guest Editor – Journal of Business Venturing

Guest Editor – Accounting, Auditing and Auditability Journal

Professional Development Workshop (PDW) Chair of the Management History division of the Academy of Management (2018)

Honorary Professor at Ritsumeikan University Graduate School of Management, Osaka, Japan (2018)

Thomson Reuters World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds, Business and Economics (2016, 2015, 2014)

Honorary Professor: Copenhagen Business School (2013)

Keynote Speaker: British Academy of Management, Liverpool (2013)

Guest Professor: Uppsala University (2010)

Grief Research Impact Award, USC Marshall School of Business, “Institutional Entrepreneurship…” (2012)

Distinguished Scholar – Organization and Management Theory Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (2012)

Best Paper Award, Administrative Science Quarterly, “Rhetorical Strategies of Legitimacy” (2011)

Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Journal, “Institutional Entrepreneurship …” (2007)

Research Grant: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), 2013, $332,676. “Defining rhetorical history: exploring the work of corporate archivists & historians”, William Foster (Principal Investigator), Roy Suddaby, Maxim Voronov & Elden Weibe. (2013)

Research Grant: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2010, $97,266. “Institutional Homology: Explaining Corporate Art”. Roy Suddaby (Principal Investigator) & William Foster. (2010)

  • Organizational theory (PhD)

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