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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 social change at organizational, industry and societal levels. I am especially interested in how people and organizations deploy cultural resources to bring about or resist social change. I have studied the role of emotions in social change, the role of social movements in creating popular support for local products, and organizations’ efforts to promote new ideas. I am currently conducting several projects that examine the role of authenticity in business and in society at large. My work appears or is forthcoming in such leading management journals as Academy of Management ReviewAcademy of Management JournalHarvard Business Review, Journal of Management Studies, and Human Relations, among others.

My professional involvement: I am a Senior Editor at Organization Studies. I am also currently serving on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. I also review for a variety of other leading scholarly journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and American Sociological Review.

My awards and distinctions: I am a recipient of Schulich Research Excellence Fellowship. My awards and distinctions include Emerald Citation of Excellence Award, and Best Paper from International Small Business Journal. My 2012 Academy of Management Review article (with Russ Vince) was 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.

Education:

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