Dr. Fernanda Tsujiguchi

Dr. Fernanda Tsujiguchi
Position
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Credentials

PhD in Business Administration, State University of Maringa, Brazil; Master in Business Administration, State University of Londrina, Brazil; Bachelor of Social Communication in Public Relations, State University of Londrina, Brazil.

Contact
Office: BEC 443

Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
  • Immigration, memory, and occupations/professions.
  • Innovation and public policies.
  • State and innovation.
  • Regulation and innovation.

Background

Fernanda Tsujiguchi is a post-doctoral research fellow at Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria, since October 2018, where she is currently working with Dr. Roy Suddaby. Her primary research focuses on how multiple actors, such as entrepreneurs, corporations, and the state can build an environment pro-innovation through institutions that incentivize creative and entrepreneurial thinking, opportunities, and new venture creation. She is particularly interested in the symbolic, cultural, and historical aspects related to the actors and organizational practices which can enable and disable new ventures, innovation, and different business models. Recently, her research projects focus on three main themes: immigration, memory, and occupations, entrepreneurship and immigration to create new business, and the role of artificial intelligence and language in the production and diffusion of technological innovation.

Fernanda earned her doctorate at the State University of Maringa (Brazil) in Business Administration. Her thesis entitled “State and Institutions in the Development of the Field of Fostering Innovation in Brazil” focused on understanding how the role of the Brazilian state influenced the fostering innovation, and how the actors acted to build the field of fostering innovation.

Before starting the Ph.D. and joining the Gustavson School of Business, Fernanda was teaching in a private university for undergraduate and graduate degrees. She has experience as a manager of Incubators of Technology-Based Companies connected with public universities, private companies, and governmental agents in Brazil.

Conference Presentations and Publications

Book Chapter

Coraiola, D. M., Tsujiguchi, F., Suddaby, R. (2022). Historical Cognition and Strategic Entrepreneurship. In Vishal K. Gupta, Galina V. Shirokova, Amit Karna, & Ayse Banu Goktan. Handbook of Strategic Entrepreneurship. Edward Elgar.

Conference Presentations

Tsujiguchi, F.Y., Coraiola, D. M., & Suddaby, R. (2020). Industrial elites and fostering innovation in Brazil: the narratives created to wield political influence and resources for innovation. OMT Global PDW on 'Doing Organizational Research Around the World', Virtual AOM Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, Aug 7-11, 2020.

Tsujiguchi, F., Coraiola, D. M., & Suddaby, R. (2020). Beyond objective data: from the prejudice fit to the diffusion of technological innovations. Virtual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics SASE 2020, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 18-21, 2020.

Tsujiguchi, F.Y., Coraiola, D. M., & Suddaby, R. (2020). Industrial elites and fostering innovation in Brazil: the narratives created to wield political influence and resources for innovation. Virtual 36th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Hamburg, German, Jul 2-4, 2020.

Suddaby, R.; Tsujiguchi, F.; Coraiola, D.; Sherer, P. & De Coquet, M.R. (2019). Three Models of Financing Performing Arts in Canada: Linking Policy to Practice. Conference “The Study of Cultural Policy in Canada, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Apr 11-12.

Tsujiguchi, F., Coraiola, D. M., Suddaby, R. (2019). Does language matter for innovation? A preliminary study of the patent laws language from different countries. Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, ASAC 2019, St. Catherines.

Tsujiguchi, F., Reinert, M. Coraiola, D. M., Suddaby, R. (2019). The Brazilian State and Industrial Elites in the Field of Fostering Innovation. Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics SASE 2019, New York City.

Coraiola, D. M., Tsujiguchi, F., & Suddaby, R. (2019). Strategizing the past for competitive advantage: Generating opportunities from history and heritage management. Caucus ”Building Entrepreneurial Strategies: Setting a Future Agenda for Strategic Entrepreneurship Research”. AOM Annual Meeting 2019, Boston.

Tsujiguchi, F.Y. (2018). Interview with Roy Suddaby - "Academy, Institutional Theory and Organizational Research". BAR – Brazilian Administration Review, 15, 3, 1-6.

Reinert, M.; Tsujiguchi, F.Y. (2016). Meanings of fostering innovation in Brazil: Initial interpretations under the glance of institutional perspective. Proceedings of the 32nd EGOS Colloquium, EGOS - European Group for Organizational Studies, Naples, Italy.

Reinert, M.; Tsujiguchi, F.Y. (2016). Meanings of Fostering Innovation in a Field Under Construction. Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting Conference of the Society, SASE - Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, University of California, Berkeley, United States.

Tsujiguchi, F.Y.; Reinert, M. (2016). Significados de fomento à inovação no Brasil: Interpretações iniciais sob o olhar da perspectiva institucional. Proceedings of the 10th Workshop Empresas, Empresários e Sociedade (WEES), Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Recognition & awards

  • Academy of Management Learning & Education Best Emerging Reviewer, 2021.

  • PhD fellowship at the State University of Maringa, 2014-2018, granted by Ministry of Education - CAPES Foundation, Brazil.

  • 'Sandwich' Doctorate fellowship at the University of Victoria, 2017, granted by Ministry of Education - CAPES Foundation, Brazil.