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I am Professor of Management at the Goodman School of Business, Brock University, Ontario, Canada.

My research: I conduct research on the dynamics of change and stability of social arrangements – at organizational, industry and societal levels. I am especially interested in how cultural resources are created and deployed by people and organizations to accomplish their strategic objectives, and I examine both human effort and its social embeddedness. I have studied change in a variety of industries and organizations, including Ontario wine and restaurant industries and Canadian whisky industry. My work appears or is forthcoming in such leading management journals as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, and Organization, among others.

My professional involvement: I currently serve on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review and Journal of Management Studies and also review for a variety of other leading scholarly journals, including Academy of Management JournalAdministrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Organization Studies.

My awards and distinctions: My awards and distinctions include Best Paper Award from the CMS Division of the Academy of Management (2010, with Russ Vince) and Best Paper of 2009 from International Small Business Journal (with Dirk De Clercq). My 2012 Academy of Management Review article (with Russ Vince) was a recipient of Emerald Citation of Excellence Award and a finalist for the Academy of Management’s OMT Division’s Best Published Paper Award. I was the recipient of the Goodman School of Business Distinguished Researcher Award.


  • Ph.D. – Columbia University (2006)
  • MPhil – Columbia University (2005)
  • MA – Columbia University (2003)
  • BA – Connecticut College (2000)