Centre Visiting Fellows

Jason Woodard, July 2013

Jason Woodard is an assistant professor in the School of Information Systems at Singapore Management University. His research explores the evolution of complex product and system designs, with a focus on the relationship between their architecture and the competitive strategy of their designers. Topics of recent work include compatibility and standardization, strategic design moves, and the dynamics of platform ecosystems.

Alan Meyer, June 2013

Alan Meyer studies industry emergence, corporate venturing, and technology entrepreneurship using organizational theory and sociology as theoretical frames. He is a field researcher who triangulates between archival data and primary data gathered through interviews and naturalistic observation. His early research explored the health care sector, with a focus on hospitals’ responses to “environmental jolts” – unexpected shocks that created natural experiments in organizational change. Nanotechnology and venture capital are recent research contexts, where the National Science Foundation has supported his work on corporations’ adoption of venture capitalists’ investment practices, and the emergence of a network of scientists, entrepreneurs, and investors seeking to commercialize nanotechnology

Andrew Nelson, January 2013

Andrew Nelson is Assistant Professor of Management and Bramsen Faculty Fellow in innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainability at the University of Oregon’s Lundquist College of Business. His research focuses on the diffusion and commercialization of scientific and technological knowledge, and on the influence of institutional factors and network structures on these processes. His ongoing research projects focus on the fields of digital music, green chemistry, information technology, and biotechnology.

Bruno Silvestre

Bruno Silvestre is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Winnipeg, Canada. His research interests are associated with the technology and innovation management and supply chain management areas

Anita McGahan

Anita McGahan is Associate Dean (Research), Director of the PhD Program and Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman (with a cross-appointment to the Munk School of Global Affairs). Her research is focused on industry change, sustainable competitive advantage and the establishment of new fields. An area of particular interest to her is in global health and the diffusion of knowledge across international boundaries.

Sarah Kaplan

Sarah Kaplan is Associate Professor of Strategic Management at Rotman. She is a co-author of the bestselling business book, Creative Destruction. Her research explores how framing processes of managers and entrepreneurial actors affect the evolution of technologies, organizational response to change, and strategy making inside organizations. Her studies examine the biotechnology, fiber optics, personal digital assistant, financial services and nanotechnology fields. She is Senior Editor at Organization Science, and Associate Editor for The Academy of Management Annals, and sits on the Editorial Boards of Administrative Science Quarterly and Organization Studies.

Steve Maguire

Steve Maguire is Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization in the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. He is part of a team of professors teaching in the core of the MBA program (Markets and Globalization); teaches elective courses at both the BCom and MBA levels on topics related to his research (Strategies for Sustainable Development, Managing Organizational Politics); and conducts related seminars in executive education programs. In 2008, he was a Finalist for the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching; and in 2000 he was awarded a “Royal Bank Faculty Associate in Teaching Fellowship”. Dr. Maguire’s research focuses on technological and institutional change. Specifically, he seeks to understand the fates of particular technologies (i.e. whether, how and why they are adopted and enter the economy; whether, how and why they are abandoned and exit the economy) and how this is influenced by the activities and strategic behaviours of non-market actors (e.g. non-government organizations, scientists, politicians, and government organizations) in addition to market ones (e.g. firms and their customers). Empirically, he has studied controversial products at the intersection of commercial, scientific and political struggles, such as pharmaceutical products for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and chemical substances linked to environmental problems.

Dr. Frances Bowen,January 2011

Frances Bowen is an Associate Professor and Director of the International Resource Industries and Sustainability Centre (IRIS) at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. She is also a Visiting Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford. She holds a PhD (2001) University of Bath, England, an MA in Economics (1995) Northeastern University, and a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1994) University of Oxford. Before joining Haskayne in 2003, Frances held appointments at both Sheffield University Management School (1999-2003) and at the University of Bath (1995-1999). Her research focuses on the environmental and sustainability strategies of large natural resource and energy companies, with a particular emphasis on the discrepancy between symbolic and substantive environmental strategies.

Dr. Danny Miller, November 2007

Danny Miller is Chair in Family Enterprise and Strategy at the University of Alberta and Research Professor at HEC Montreal. He has served as a Visiting Research Scholar at Columbia University, Visiting Professor at McGill University, and the University of Alberta, and has served on the faculty of McGill University. He has also consulted with major international corporations and consulting firms. Danny has served on the editorial boards of many journals and has published over 120 articles in a variety of academic and business publications. His most recent book, Managing for the Long Run: Lessons in Competitive Advantage from Great Family Businesses, co-written with his wife, Isabelle Le Breton-Miller, was published by Harvard Business School Press in 2005 and has been translated into five languages. He has written five other books, including The Icarus Paradox and The Neurotic Organization, which have been translated into eight languages. Danny is part of the ISI Web of Knowledge Highly-Cited List in Business and Economics: a list of the top 0.5% most-cited researchers internationally for two decades. He was
elected to the Academy of Management Journal’s Hall of Fame, authored two of the ten most-cited Academy of Management Journal papers in the 40 year history of AMJ, received the Strategic Management Society’s Wiley Award for the most significant article published in the Strategic Management Journal from 1980-1990, is listed in the Canadian Who’s Who, and was awarded the Glueck Best Paper Award of the Academy of Management, the Academy of Management Journal Best Paper Award for 1996, the Journal of Management Best Paper Award for 2001.

Isabelle Le Breton-Miller, November 2007

Isabelle Le Breton-Miller is a senior research associate at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise at the University of Alberta and President of Organizational Effectiveness Research (Montreal), a consultancy in human resources and family enterprise.  Her research interests and recent publications are focused on managing succession in family business, building human and social capital, and creating competitive advantage in family enterprise.

Dr. Woody Powell, October 2007

Woody Powell is Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Sociology, Organizational Behavior, Management Science and Engineering, Communication, and Public Policy at Stanford University. He is also an external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute. He is co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society. Powell joined the Stanford faculty in July 1999, after previously teaching at the University of Arizona, MIT, and Yale. He has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences three times, and a visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna twice. Powell has received honorary degrees from Uppsala University, the Helsinki School of Economics, and Copenhagen Business School, and is a foreign member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences. He has been a member of the board of directors of the Social Science Research Council since 2000. Professor Powell works in the areas of organization theory and economic sociology.

Dr. Cynthia Hardy, August 2006

Cynthia Hardy is Professor of Management at the University of Melbourne, co-director of the International Centre for Research on Organizational Discourse, Strategy & Change and Visiting Professor at the University of Leicester. She is an internationally renowned expert in the politics of strategic change and inter-organizational collaboration. Her current research interests revolve around the study of power and politics in organizations and organizational discourse, and she is particularly interested in how power and politics occur within a larger social context. She recently published Discourse Analysis: Investigating Processes of Social Construction with Nelson Phillips, as well as co-editing a special issue of Organization Studies on organizational discourse and the Sage Handbook of Organizational Discourse. In total, she has published twelve books and edited volumes, including the Handbook of Organization Studies, published by Sage, which won the George R. Terry Book Award at the 1997Academy of Management. She has written over 60 journal articles and book chapters, and her work has appeared in many leading international journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Organization Science, and California Management Review.

Dr. Julia Balogun, October 2006

Julia Balogun is a Professor of Strategic Management at the Cass Business School, City University in London, UK. Prior to joining the Cass Business School, Julia was on faculty at Cranfield Business school and before that spent time as a senior consultant in the financial services consultancy division of Coopers & Lybrand. Julia specializes in strategy development and strategic change. Her research to date has focused on how strategic activity is initiated and championed at multiple levels within organizations, and has won international recognition through acceptance in top ranked international journals (see below) and a best paper award at the American Academy of Management Conference (2001). Her current research is more concerned with investigating strategizing as a distributed organizational activity, through a focus on activities such as strategic planning, strategic change and organizational restructuring. Julia’s work is also used to inform practice through practitioner books and journals. In her teaching and consultancy, she specializes in the management of strategic change, with a focus on linking the formulation of strategy through to the implementation of associated cultural and organizational changes. She regularly works with MBAs and executives on issues to do with strategy and change in their organizations, and has developed and directed many programs on delivering strategic change.