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I am Professor of Organization Studies at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto.

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, and Human Relations, among others.

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

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 have received Best Reviewer Awards from Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal and Journal of Management Studies.


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