Strategy and Organization
Comprised of scholars at various levels – senior and junior faculty as well as doctoral students – the members of the Strategy and Organization discipline represent a wide range of interests and skills. For more information on those affiliated with the Strategy and Organization area, see the following:
Welcome to the Desautels Faculty of Management’s Strategy and Organization website. This website is an introduction to our members, our research, and our teaching and outreach programs.
Research and teaching at the Faculty are divided into the following areas of specialization:
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Authors: Mirabeau, Laurent; Maguire, Steve
Publication: Strategic Management Journal, 2013
BA, Urban Studies, Columbia University, USA
MA, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Peter Younkin is an assistant professor of Strategy & Organization in the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. He joined the faculty in 2010 after earning a PhD. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Peter’s research focuses on the emergence and evolution of industries. His dissertation examined the U.S. pharmaceutical industry to understand the role of technological, political, and social change in shaping the organization of the modern industry. Recent papers have examined what distinguishes transformative from non-transformative shocks to a market, the diffusion of "bad ideas", and the use of scientific controversy to mitigate change in the market for prescription drugs. These projects address questions in economic sociology, organizational theory, and the studies of science and technology.
Currently, Peter is developing two new research projects that extend his interest in market emergence. The first looks at the growth of crowdfunding sites to explore how people assess value in different settings. This work questions whether the same factors that increase philanthropic contributions might act to reduce an individuals willingness to make loans or investments. In other words, do we give money to married teachers but prefer to invest money in single entrepreneurs? The second project examines the strategic behavior of new musicians. In particular, under what conditions is it better for an artist to span multiple genres rather than tyring to remain "true" to their original one?
His research has been presented at the Academy of Management and American Sociological Association meetings.
In 2012, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award for the Desautels Faculty of Management.
crowdfunding; entrepreneurship; industry emergence;
2012: Distinguished Teaching Award, Faculty of Management, McGill University
2012: M.U.S. “Professor of the Year”, Finalist, McGill University
2008: Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), Haas School of Business
2008: Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, UC-Berkeley
2009: Leo Lowenthal Graduate Research Fellow, UC-Berkeley
2004-2005: Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, UC-Berkeley
2012: SSHRC Insight Development Grant
PhD, Strategy & International Management, Sloan School of Management, MIT, USA
BSc, International Economics, Georgetown University, USA
Professor Toulan joined the McGill Faculty of Management in 1998. His areas of teaching include international business and strategic management. He currently teaches the Globalization and International Business Policy courses in the MBA and BCom programs. Following completion of his PhD at the Sloan School of Management at MIT in 1997, he spent a year in the faculty of the Stockholm School of Economics.
Dr. Toulan is currently pursuing two research streams. The first, which stems from his dissertation work, looks at the impact of major environmental shocks on firm behavior. In particular, he has explored the effect of market liberalization on the internationalization behavior of firms from emerging markets. In doing so, he makes a distinction between the effect on traditional or tangible forms of internationalization and what he calls intangible or knowledge-based forms of internationalization. His second research stream focuses on the management of firm boundaries, both upstream and downstream. Specifically, he is working on one research project that looks at the way in which firms manage their global customers and another which focuses on the outsourcing of capabilities to suppliers. From a regional point of view, his research interests have focused on Latin American and European firms. Dr. Toulan's work has been published in Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Latin American Studies, and Organizations.
Prior to entering academia, Dr. Toulan worked as a management consultant for McKinsey and Company in its New York office, as well as at its Global Institute in Washington, D.C. He has also worked as a researcher at the US President's Council of Economic Advisers. In addition, Dr. Toulan has performed private consulting and workshops for firms in the US, South America, and Europe.
Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals
(with Julian Birkinshaw and David Arnold) “Role of Inter-organizational Fit in Global Account Management,” International Studies of Management and Organization, Vol. 36 (4) 2006-7.
(with Andrea Goldstein) “Multi-Latinas go to China: Two Case Studies,” in Robert Grosse (ed.) Can Latin-American Firms Compete? Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007.
(with Julian Birkinshaw and David Arnold) “Managing Global Customers: Opportunities and Pitfalls,” in Subir Chowdry (ed.) Next Generation Business Handbook, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2004, pp. 630-644.
“The Impact of Market Liberalization on Vertical Scope: The Case of Argentina,” Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 23 (6), 2002, pp. 551-560.
“A Resource Perspective on Internationalization Responses to Market Liberalization,” Emerging Markets Review, Vol. 3 (1), 2002, pp. 51-68.
(with David Arnold and Julian Birkinshaw), “Can Selling Be Globalized? The Pitfalls of Global Account Management”, reprinted in Sales Management Business Fundamentals Series (2nd Edition), HBS Press, Boston, 2002, pp. 129-142.
“Measuring the Impact of Market Liberalization on Export Behavior: The Case of Argentina,” The International Trade Journal Vol. XVI (1), 2002, pp. 105-128. (with Julian Birkinshaw and David Arnold), “Can Selling Be Globalized? The Pitfalls of Global Account Management,” California Management Review Vol. 44 (1), 2001, pp. 8-20.
(with Julian Birkinshaw and David Arnold), “Global Account Management in Multinational Corporations: Theory and Evidence,” Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Vol. 32 (2), 2001, pp. 231-248.
(with Julian Birkinshaw and David Arnold) “Implementing Global Account Management in Multinational Corporations,” MSI (Marketing Science Institute) Working Paper Series, Report No. 00-103, 2000, pp. 1-38.
(with Julian Birkinshaw and David Arnold) "Implementing Global Account Management in MNCs," Thexis, Vol. 4, 1999, pp. 14-17.
(with Mauro Guillén) "New Organizational Forms of Internationalization in Latin America: The Experience of Argentine Firms," Organization, Vol. 4, No. 4, November 1997, pp. 552-563.
(with Mauro Guillén) "Beneath The Surface: The Impact Of Radical Economic Reforms On The Outward Orientation Of Argentine And Mendozan Firms, 1989-1995," Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 29, Part II, May 1997, pp. 395-418.
"Nonlinearities in the Impact of Industry Structure: The Case of Concentration and Intra-Industry Variability in Rates-of-Return," Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1996, pp. 175-202.
Chapters in Books
(with Maurizio Sobrero) “Task Partitioning, Communication Activities, and The Performance of Supplier Relations in Product Development: An Empirical Analysis,” in The Flexible Firm: Capability Management in Network Organizations, Julian Birkinshaw and Peter Hagstrom, eds., Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 21-42.
(with Julian Birkinshaw and David Arnold) “Global Account Management: Linking External Demands with Internal Abilities,” in The Flexible Firm: Capability Management in Network Organizations , Julian Birkinshaw and Peter Hagstrom, eds., Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 43-60.
2005: Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, Faculty of Management
2002: Professor of Student Life Award - presented by the Management Undergraduate Society to the Professor who had the greatest impact on student life during the year.
1995: Best Dissertation Proposal Award, European Internat’l Business Academy
1990: Notz Medal for the Outstanding Economics Student
1990: International Business Diplomacy Honors Certificate
1990: Marshall Scholarship Finalist/ Award Alternate
2001: Fellow, Institute of Internat’l Business, Stockholm School of Economics
2009-2014: Quebec Teaching Chair Award (Quebec Government)
2002-2006: SSHRC (Social Science and Humanities Research Council) Grant (Principal/Sole Researcher)
2002-2005: FQRSC (Quebec Government) Grant – (Principal/Sole Researcher)
1999: SSHRC Young Scholars Grant – (Principal/Sole Researcher)
1998: Marketing Science Institute Grant (Co-Researcher)
1999, 2001: Faculty of Management Small Research Grants
1998-2003: Travel Grant, Faculty of Management
1998-2001: Travel Grant, McGill University
1992-1996: C .S. First Boston Doctoral Fellowship
PhD, Management, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
MSc, Physics, Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands
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jeroen [dot] struben [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Why do technologically efficacious and economically feasible ideas fail? Answers to this question are important to firms and policy makers across industries. Jeroen Struben's research aims to understand factors and their interactions that contribute to the formation selfsustaining markets for complex product categories. Jeroen is particularly interested in phenomena that represent arenas for contested change efforts towards sustainable lifestyles and studies alternative energy and nutritional food markets. In researching alternative fuel vehicle market formation, for example, he considers the coevolution of consumer behavior, product category legitimacy, vehicle technology, infrastructure and institutions. He examines how relevant actors (from industries, governments, and other non-market sectors) coordinate to overcome market formation thresholds. Jeroen uses multiple methods including case studies of successful and failed diffusion, empirical parameter estimation, theory building, and dynamic modeling and other systems science-based based analyses.
Jeroen is Fellow of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM), McGill University, as well as a key member of the McGill Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE). Jeroen is also a Research Affiliate at the MIT Sloan School of management where he leads, jointly with John Sterman, the project on transitions to low carbon transportation.
Through his research Jeroen has worked with organizations across a variety of sectors ranging from automotive (Ford, GM, SAIC Shanghai), to energy (Shell, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US DOE, Johnson Controls China), public health (PHAC), and to fisheries (NOAA, GCDC). Prior to academia Jeroen worked at Accenture, where he consulted to various industries, including semiconductors, energy, telecom, retail, and steel.
Jeroen has developed the course systems thinking and sustainability (MSUS 402) as a hands-on course on systems thinking, with real world applications. Besides covering principles of systems thinking and system dynamics, the course will offer tools and approaches to recognize, understand and solve dynamically complex organizational problems. Applications will emphasize sustainability- and strategy-related challenges.
In his teaching Jeroen aims to develop students’ critical thinking skills and to empower students to effectively identify, diagnose, and solve problems important to society. His classes balance theory with application. In addition Jeroen strives for integrating research and teaching in his classrooms. He is also committed to increasing undergraduate engagement in research through independent study projecs. Jeroen has developed and taught a variety of courses and workshops for undergraduate and graduate students, and for executives on innovation and systems science. Jeroen has also taught the core undergraduate courses International Business (MGCR 382) and Operations Management (MGCR 472), as well as Simulation for Management Systems (MGSC 578).
Jeroen was the recipient of the 2011 Desautels Faculty of Management Distinguished Teaching Award for graduate teaching.
- market formation
- collective action
- product category emergence
- systems science; system dynamics; computational modeling
- alternative fuel vehicle & low carbon transportation markets
- nutritious food markets
- path dependency; co-evolution
Atefeh Ramezankhani (McGill University)
Derek Chan (McGill University)
Karin Strzeletz Ivertsen (Copenhagen Business School, March 2014)
David Keith (Massachusetts Insitute of Technology, August 2012) Now Assistant Professor at MIT Sloan School of Management
Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Struben, Jeroen, Laurette Dubé and Derek Chan (2014). “Policy Insights from the Nutritional Food Market Transformation Model: The Case of Obesity Prevention Dynamics”. New York Academy of Science Annals. (forthcoming). Early view
Dubé, Laurette, Srivardhini Jha, Aida Faber, Jeroen Struben, Archisman Mohapatra, Nick Drager, Chris Lannon, P.K. Joshi, and John McDermott (2014). “Convergent innovation for sustainable economic growth and affordable universal healthcare: Innovating the way we innovate”. New York Academy of Science Annals. (forthcoming)
Garland, Jennifer, Ruthanne Huising, and Jeroen Struben (2013), “What if Technology Worked in Harmony with Nature: Imagining Climate Change through Prius Advertisements” Organization 20(5): 679-704. abstract/paper
Struben, Jeroen and Sterman, John (2008). "Transition Challenges for Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Transportation Systems". Environment and Planning B.35(6) 1070-1097. abstract/paper
Otto, Peter and Jeroen Struben (2004). "Gloucester Fishery: Insights from a Group Modeling Intervention." System Dynamics Review20(4): 287-312. abstract/paper
Nazarov, Yuli and Jeroen Struben (1996). "Universal Excess Noise in Resonant Tunneling via Strongly Localized States." Physical Review B 53(23): 15466-15468 abstract/paper
Chapters in Books
Struben, Jeroen, John Sterman, and David Keith, (2014) “Parameter and Confidence Interval Estimation in Dynamic Models: Maximum Likelihood and Bootstrapping Methods” In: Oliva, R., N. Osgood, and H. Rahmandad (Eds) Dynamic Modeling Analytical Handbook, MIT Press, Cambridge MA (Forthcoming, Winter 2015)
Etzion, Dror and Jeroen Struben (2014) “Better Place: Shifting Paradigms in the Automotive Industry” in: Pirson, M., (Ed) Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship, The Oikos Collection V4, (Forthcoming, October 2014)
2011: Desautels Faculty of Management Distinguished Teaching Award, graduate level
2011: First Prize oikos Global Case Writing Competition, Social Entrepreneurship Track
2008: Best Paper Award – Nominee, 25th DRUID Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation
2006: Dana Meadows Student Prize - Honorable Mention, System Dynamics Society
2004: Dana Meadows Student Prize - Honorable Mention, System Dynamics Society
2013: Liber Ero Fellowship in Science Communication and Policy Engagement, McGill School of
2013-2015: Faculty Fellowship, Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management
2014-2018: Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et Culture (FRQSC) Team grant. Role: Co-Applicant, Équipe de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la gestion de l'interface santé-affaires. Title: Comportement du consommateur et dynamique de production, distribution et compétition en alimentation: Équilibrer la santé, le plaisir, et les affaires à court et long Terme
2014-2018: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant. Role: Co-Applicant, Paths of convergence for agriculture, health and wealth: Foundational work for a trans-disciplinary Whole-of-Society paradigm in food and nutrition context
2014-2017: Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentaire du Québec, (MAPAQ), Innov’Action Agroalimentaire. Role: Co-PI, A management flight simulator tool to improve economic performance of nutrition-sensitive food innovation and enabling policy environment
2014-2017: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Team Grant. Role: Co-Applicant, A Convergent Innovation Coalition for Sustainable Prosperity: Development Work for Agri-Food Systems
2012-2015: Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FQRSC), Market Formation through Coevolution of Organizational Capabilities and the Social Context: Nutritious Food in Québec,
2011-2012: McGill University, Internal Social Sciences and Humanities Development Grant, “Alternative Fuel Vehicle Market Emergence: Examining the Coordination of Heterogeneous Contributions
2010-2011: PHAC Grant, team-lead, Healthy Living Market Transformation: Industry Self- Regulation Dynamics of Low Nutrition High Motivational Food
2008-2009: Ford Motor Company, Co-PI, research on alternative fuel vehicles transitions
2006-2010: Shell Hydrogen, Co-PI, research on alternative fuel vehicles transition dynamics
2001-2002: DuPont Presidential Fellow
On challenges for and need for collaborative approaches towards nutritious food market formations (Globe and Mail, June 4 2014)
Published Management Flight Simulators
Struben, J. (October 2014) Behavioural Infectious Disease Simulator: The 2014 Ebola Outbreak.
Jeroen has currently 3 major research projects:
1. Market Formation and Category Emergence
In a project on market formation and collective action (with Brandon Lee) we examine questions regarding theories of market formation. We seek to understand conditions for existence for collective action thresholds and how different forms of governance may resolve these market formation challenes. We develop theoretical and computational models to examine this (see for example this working paper).
In a related project on product category coeveolution I explore how differences in relatedness between existing and new product categories affect their coevolution and eventual market formation outcomes. This project highlights the important role of hybrid product categories in market transformation.
2. Transitions towards Low Carbon Transportation Markets (With John Sterman and David Keith)
To explain spatio-temporal patterns of product diffusion we examine the role of local and long distance social exposure, local fixed effects, policies and their interactions. For this analysis we have built a dataset comprising 10-year US zipcode-level hybrid electric and other vehicle adoption. Using the same data set I also explore questions regarding consumer decision models and over-time category formation and evolution from the consumer point of view.
We have also created, and further developed, several behavioural dynamic models to understand the challenges of and integrated strategies for contemporary alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) market formation, including competition and coeveolution between multiple alternatives (see this paper). Besides contributing to understanding of industry transitions, this work offers strategic guidance to decision makers in organizations and public sectors (see this example). This project also involves development of a real-time AFV management flight simulator that can be used in classrooms or in workshops with experts.
3. Transitions towards higher nutritional quality food markets (With Derek Chan and Laurette Dubé)
In this project we examine how over-time interactions between food value chains, demand, and government interventions affect the transformation of nutritious food portfolios in markets. We have developed a behavioural dynamic model, currently applied to Canadian context, that we use to explore questions of competitive and collaborative strategies and food innovation at the larger-scale market as well as at the community level.
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
BSc, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Paola Perez-Aleman is Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization at McGill University. Her research focuses on enterprise development and its links to wider socio-economic processes in emerging and developing economies. Her current projects investigate how clusters and networks of firms emerge and grow; how enterprises in developing countries build technological capabilities; and how firms implement sustainable production practices. Her recent article “Collective Learning in Global Diffusion: Spreading Quality Standards in a Developing Country Cluster,” published in Organization Science, was selected by the Industries Studies Association and INFORMS as one of the five best articles published in all the 11 INFORMS journals (800 articles) in 2011.
In recognition for exceptional leadership in integrating social and environmental issues into her research and teaching in management, Professor Perez-Aleman was named a Faculty Pioneer Award Finalist by the Aspen Institute in 2010. She has expanded international management teaching at McGill University, creating courses such as Strategic Management in Developing Countries (MBA) and Strategies for Developing Countries (undergraduate) that prepare students to manage the challenges facing enterprises operating in developing and emerging economies. She also created a PhD seminar on International Business and Government and an undergraduate course on Business-Government Relations that examine business-government-NGO interactions in a complex global environment.
Professor Perez-Aleman earned her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her B.Sc. degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Perez-Aleman, P. "Regulation in the Process of Building Capabilities: Strengthening Competitiveness while Improving Food Safety and Environmental Sustainability in Nicaragua," Politics & Society, Vol. 14, No. 4, 2013, pp. 589-620.
Perez-Aleman, P. “Global Standards and Local Knowledge Building: Upgrading Small Producers in Developing Countries,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, Vol. 109, No. 31, 2012, pp. 12344-12349.
Perez-Aleman, P., “Collective Learning in Global Diffusion: Spreading Quality Standards in a Developing Country Cluster,” Organization Science, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2011, pp. 173-189.
Perez-Aleman, P. and Sandilands, M., “Building Value at the Top and the Bottom of the Global Supply Chain: MNC-NGO Partnerships,” California Management Review, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2008, pp. 24-49.
Perez-Aleman, P., “Cluster Formation, Institutions and Learning: Emergence of Clusters and Development in Chile,” Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 14, No. 4, 2005, pp. 651-677.
Perez-Aleman, P., “A Learning-Centered View of Business Associations: Building Business- Government Relations for Development,” Business and Politics, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2003, pp. 195-215.
Perez-Aleman, P., “Decentralized Production Organization and Institutional Transformations: Large and Small Firm Networks in Chile and Nicaragua,” Cambridge Journal of Economics, Vol. 27, No. 5, 2003, pp. 789-805.
Perez-Aleman, P., “Learning, Adjustment and Economic Development: Transforming Firms, the State and Associations in Chile,” World Development, Vol. 28, No. 1, 2000, pp. 41-55.
Books and Edited Volumes
Perez-Aleman, P., Organización, Identidad y Cambio: Las Campesinas en Nicaragua [Organization, Identity, and Change: Rural Women in Nicaragua], INIM, Managua, 1990.
Perez-Aleman, P. and Widmaier, C., Industria y Género en Nicaragua [Industrial Production and Gender in Nicaragua], INIM: Managua, 1988.
Chapters in Books
Perez-Aleman, P. “Connecting Sustainability Movements and Enterprises in Developing Economies: Building Networks and Capabilities,” invited chapter contribution for Using a Positive Lens to Explore Social Change and Organizations, edited by Jane Dutton and Karen Golden-Biddle, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2012.
Perez-Aleman, P., “Standards and Collective Knowledge Flows in the Emergence of Clusters: Developing Firms in Chile,” in The Emergence of Clusters: Theoretical, Empirical, and Political Perspectives on the Initial Stage of Cluster Evolution, edited by Dirk Fornahl and Max-Peter Menzel, Edward Elgar Publisher, Series on ‘Industrial Dynamics, Entrepreneurship and Innovation,’ 2010.
Perez-Aleman, P., “New Standards, MNC-NGO Partnerships and the Inclusion of Small Producers in Latin America: Some Lessons for State Policy,” in Business, Social Policy and Corporate Political Influence in Developing Countries, edited by Peter Utting and Jose Carlos Marques, Macmillan-Palgrave, 2010.
Perez-Aleman, P., “Improving Competitiveness and Social Cohesion,” in The Mesoamerican Region: Southeastern Mexico and Central America, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Territorial Reviews, OECD, Paris, 2006.
Perez-Aleman, P., “Aprendizado, ajustes e desenvolvimento economico: transformando empresas, o estado e associacoes no Chile,” in N. Araujo Guimaraes (ed.) Competitividade: Atores e instituicoes locais [Competitiveness: Local Actors and Institutions], SENAC: Sao Paulo, 2001.
Perez Aleman, P., «Panorámica de la investigación social sobre la mujer en Nicaragua, » in C. Serrano (ed.), Las Investigaciones sobre la Mujer en América Latina, INSTRAW-CIPAF, FLACSO, Santo Domingo, 1993.
Perez-Aleman, P., “Economic Crisis and Women in Nicaragua: Adjustments and Transformation,” in L. Beneria and Feldman, S. (eds.) Unequal Burden: Economic Crisis, Persistent Poverty and Gender Inequality, Westview Press: Boulder, 1992.
2012: INFORMS-Industry Studies Association Best Articles Award Finalist (for “Collective Learning in Global Diffusion,” Organization Science), out of 800 articles published in INFORMS Journals in 2011.
2010: Faculty Pioneer Award Finalist, Aspen Institute, Center for Business Education.
2013: Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University, Faculty Research Award, 2013-2014
2008-2012: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Business and Management Grant, 2008-2012, Principal/Sole Researcher
2003, 2005, 2008, 2012: McGill University Travel Grant
2006-2008: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, McGill University, Grant, Principal/Sole Researcher
2004-2007: Fonds Quebecois de Recherche sur la Société et la Culture, Nouveaux Professeurs-Chercheurs Program Grant, Principal/Sole Researcher
2002-2003: McGill University, Individual New Research Grant, Research Development Fund, Principal/Sole Researcher
PhD, HEC, Canada
MBA, University of British Columbia, Canada
BSc, Queen's University, Canada
Dr. Maguire is Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization in the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. He teaches in the core of the MBA program (Markets and Globalization) as well as elective courses at both the BCom and MBA levels on topics related to his research (Strategies for Sustainable Development, Managing Organizational Politics). He also conducts seminars in the executive the education programs. Dr. Maguire was appointed as the inaugural Director of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management in August, 2011. He is responsible for formulating and implementing strategies that advance the Institute's mandate; as well as overseeing the Institute's operations.
Dr. Maguire’s research focuses on technological and institutional change driven by the emergence of new risks to human health and the environment. 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. With the former, Dr. Maguire investigated the processes by which treatments for HIV/AIDS entered the economy and, in particular, how people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) empowered themselves to eventually transform the regulatory and scientific institutions governing the testing, approval and commercialization of pharmaceutical products. With the latter, Dr. Maguire investigated the process by which DDT and other “persistent organic pollutants” (POPs) exited the economy and, in particular, how NGOs, scientists and governments brought about changes to regulatory and scientific institutions that facilitated this.
Dr. Maguire’s work on DDT was awarded the prestigious Academy of Management’s “Organization and Natural Environment (ONE)” Best Doctoral Dissertation Award in 2001. He has also served as a peer reviewer for the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances. Linking much of Dr. Maguire’s research is a concern for understanding the role of discourse and discursive struggle in determining the fate of technologies – how new ideas (e.g. that patient groups should have an increased role in the testing of pharmaceutical products; that the precautionary principle should guide chemical risk management) are championed, debated and eventually built into institutions, with consequences for the fates of particular technological artifacts.
In addition to the Academy of Management Journal, Dr. Maguire’s work has appeared in Organization Studies, Health Care Management Review, Global Governance, Greener Management International, Strategic Organization, and Emergence, as well as numerous book chapters. In 2006, Dr. Maguire was named an International Visiting Fellow of the UK’s Advanced Institute of Management, a multi-council initiative of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). From 2007 to 2011, Dr. Maguire served on the Government of Canada Chemicals Management Plan “Challenge Advisory Panel”, which advised Health Canada and Environment Canada on the application of the precautionary principle and weight of evidence in screening approximately 200 “high priority” chemicals for health and environmental risks (appointed for a term of three years).
In 2000, Dr. Maguire was awarded a "Royal Bank Faculty Associate in Teaching Fellowship". In 2008, he was a finalist for the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Maguire was awarded a 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his dedication to his peers, his community, and to Canada.
Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Maguire, S. & Hardy, C., forthcoming, “Organizing Processes and the Construction of Risk: A Discursive Approach”, accepted at Academy of Management Journal.
Kisfalvi, V. & Maguire, S., 2011, “On the Nature of Institutional Entrepreneurs: Insights from the Life of Rachel Carson”, Journal of Management Inquiry, 20(2): 152 – 177.
Hardy, C. & Maguire, S., 2010, “Discourse, Field-configuring Events, and Change in Organizations and Institutional Fields: Narratives of DDT and the Stockholm Convention”, Academy of Management Journal, 53(6), 1365 – 1392.
Maguire, S. & Hardy, C., 2009, “Discourse and Deinstitutionalization: The Decline of DDT”, Academy of Management Journal, 52(1): 148-178.
Maguire, S. & Phillips, N., 2008, “‘Citibankers’ at Citigroup: A Study of the Loss of Institutional Trust after a Merger”, Journal of Management Studies, 45(2): 372-401.
Garud, R., Hardy, C. & Maguire, S., 2007, “Institutional Entrepreneurship as Embedded Agency”, Organization Studies, 28(07): 957-969.
Maguire, S. & Hardy, C., 2006, “The Emergence of New Global Institutions: A Discursive Perspective”, Organization Studies, 27(1): 7-29.
Maguire, S. & Ellis, J., 2005, “Redistributing the Burden of Scientific Uncertainty: Implications of the Precautionary Principle for State and Non-state Actors”, Global Governance, 11(4): 505-526.
Maguire, S., & Hardy, C., 2005, “Identity and Collaborative Strategy in the Canadian HIV/AIDS Treatment Domain”, Strategic Organization, 3(1): 11-45.
McAlpine, L., Maguire, S. & Lee, M.D., 2005, “Pedagogy Excellence Project: A professor-student team approach to authentic inquiry”, Teaching in Higher Education, 10(3): 355-370.
Maguire, S., Hardy, C., & Lawrence, T., 2004, “Institutional Entrepreneurship in Emerging Fields: HIV/AIDS Treatment Advocacy in Canada”, Academy of Management Journal, 47(5): 657- 679.
Maguire, S., 2004, “The Coevolution of Technology and Discourse: A Study of Substitution Processes for the Insecticide DDT”, Organization Studies, 25(1): 113-134.
Maguire, S. & Ellis, J., 2003, “The Precautionary Principle and Global Chemical Risk Management: Some Insights from the Case of Persistent Organic Pollutants”, Greener Management International: The Journal of Corporate Environmental Strategy and Practice, 41: 33-46.
Richer, F., Kisfalvi, V. & Maguire, S., 2003, “Imaginez un printemps silencieux… : Rachel Carson, biologiste, pionnière du courant environnementaliste”, Revue internationale de cas en gestion, 1(3).
Maguire, S., 2002, “Discourse and Adoption of Innovations: A Study of HIV/AIDS Treatments”, Health Care Management Review, 27(3): 74-88.
Maguire, S., Phillips, N., & Hardy, C., 2001, “When ‘Silence = Death’, Keep Talking: Trust, Control and the Discursive Construction of Identity in the Canadian HIV/AIDS Treatment Domain”, Organization Studies, 22(2): 285-312.
Maguire, S. & McKelvey, B., 1999, “Complexity & Management: Moving from Fad to Firm Foundations”, Emergence: A Journal of Complexity Issues in Organizations & Management, 1(2): 19-61.
Books and Edited Volumes
Schultz, M., Maguire, S., Langley, A., & Tsoukas, H. (Editors), 2012, Constructing Identity in and around Organizations: Perspectives on Process Organization Studies, Volume 2., Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
Allen, P., Maguire, S., & McKelvey, B. (Editors), 2011, SAGE Handbook of Complexity and Management, Sage, London, UK.
Garud, R., Hardy, C. & Maguire, S. (Editors), 2007, Organization Studies 28(07) [Special issue on “Institutional Entrepreneurship”].
Maguire, S., & McKelvey, B. (Editors), 1999, Emergence: A Journal of Complexity Issues in Organizations & Management, 1(2) [Special issue on “A Review of Complexity & Management Books”].
Chapters in Books
Maguire, S., Iles, A., Matus, K., Mulvihill, M., Schwarzman, M.R., Wilson, M.P, Woodhouse, N., 2013 (forthcoming). “Bringing Meanings to Molecules: Transforming the Global Chemical Enterprise by Integrating Green Chemistry and Social Sciences”, in International Social Science Council (ed.), World Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments: Transformative Impact of Social Sciences, UNESCO, Paris, France, xx – xx.
Garud, R. Hardy, C., & Maguire, S. 2013 (forthcoming), “Institutional Entrepreneurship”, in Carayannis, E.G. (ed.), Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, xx – xx.
Maguire & Hardy, 2012, “The Emergence of New Global Institutions: A Discursive Perspective”, in Mills, A.J. & Durepos, G.(eds.), Case Study Methods in Business Research, Sage, London, UK, 261 – 283.
Schultz, M., Maguire, S., Langley, A., & Tsoukas, H., 2012, “Constructing Identity in and around Organizations: Introducing the second volume of ‘Perspectives on Process Organization Studies’”, in Schultz, M., Maguire, S., Langley, A., & Tsoukas, H. (eds.), Constructing Identity in and around Organizations: Perspectives on Process Organization Studies, Volume 2., Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 1 – 18.
Maguire, S., 2011, “Constructing and Appreciating Complexity”, in Allen, P., Maguire, S. & McKelvey, B. (eds.), SAGE Handbook of Complexity and Management, Sage, London, UK, 79 - 92. Maguire, S., P. Allen, & McKelvey, B., 2011, “Complexity and Management”, in Allen, P., Maguire, S. & McKelvey, B. (eds.), SAGE Handbook of Complexity and Management, Sage, London, UK, 1 – 26.
Maguire, S. & Hardy, C., 2011, “Discourse and Deinstitutionalization: The Decline of DDT”, in Grant, D., Hardy, C. & Putnam, L. Organizational Discourse Studies (volume III), Sage, London, UK, 265 – 312.
Maguire, S. & Ellis, J., 2009, “The Precautionary Principle and Risk Communication”, in O’Hair, H. Dan & Heath, Robert L. (eds.), Handbook of Risk and Crisis Communication, Routledge, New York, NY, 119-137.
Maguire, S., 2008, “Contested Icons: Rachel Carson and DDT”, in Sideris, L. & Moore, K.D. (eds.), On Nature's Terms: the Legacy and Challenge of Rachel Carson, SUNY Press, New York, NY, 194-214.
Hardy, C., & Maguire, S., 2008, “Institutional Entrepreneurship”, in Greenwood, R., Oliver, C., Suddaby, R., & Sahlin-Andersen, K. (eds.), Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism, Sage, London, UK, 198-217.
Maguire, S., 2007, “Institutional Entrepreneurship”, in Clegg, S. & Bailey, J.R. (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies, Sage, London, UK, Volume 2: 674-678.
Maguire, S., McKelvey, B., Mirabeau, L. & Oztas, N., 2006, “Complexity Science and Organization Studies”, in Clegg, S, Hardy, C., Lawrence, T. & Nord, W. (Eds.), Handbook of Organization Studies (second edition), Sage, London, UK, 165-214.
Maguire, S., 2002, “Complexity and Management: Where Do We Stand?”, in Lissack, M. (ed.), The Interaction of Complexity and Management, Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport, CT, 203- 207.
Maguire, S. & McKelvey, B., 2002, “Complexity & Management: Moving from Fad to Firm Foundations”, in Lissack, M. (ed.), The Interaction of Complexity and Management, Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport, CT, 207-239.
Maguire, S., 1999, “Strategy as Design: A Fitness Landscape Framework”, in Lissack, M. & Gunz, H. (eds.), Managing Complexity in Organizations: A View in Many Directions, Quorum Books: Westport, CT, 67-104.
2012: Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, awarded by the Governor General of Canada to honour Canadians for their significant achievements and dedicated service to peers, community and Canada.
2010: “2010 Greif Research Impact Award”, awarded by the Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studiesat the University of Southern California for authoring the entrepreneurship paper that appeared in top-tier management and entrepreneurship journals six years prior and received the highest number of citations (based on Social Science Citations Index) in the five years following publication - for: Maguire, S., Hardy, C., & Lawrence, T., 2004, “Institutional Entrepreneurship in Emerging Fields: HIV/AIDS Treatment Advocacy in Canada”, Academy of Management Journal, 47(5): 657-679.
2010: “2010 Ron Farha Award”, awarded by the Farha Foundation (Quebec’s largest HIV/AIDS fundraising organization) to honour volunteers in the fight against HIV/AIDS who made pioneering contributions which had enduring impacts
2009: Quebec Teaching Chair (Programme de chaires d’enseignement en génie et en administration dans les universités québécoises, 2009 – 2014): one of only twenty-four awarded across the province on the basis of teaching and research excellence, following a peer-reviewed process ($100,000 per year for five years to the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University)
2009: “Best Paper of 2008” in the Journal of Management Studies, awarded by the editorial board - for: Maguire, S. & Phillips, N., 2008, “‘Citibankers’ at Citigroup: A Study of the Loss of Institutional Trust after a Merger”, Journal of Management Studies, 45(2): 372-401
2008: Finalist for the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching at McGill University in thecategory of Associate Professor (nominated by the Desautels Faculty of Management)
2003: Finalist for a Beyond Grey Pinstripes Faculty Pioneer Award (“Rising Star” category) from the World Resources Institute and the Aspen Institute for Social Innovation through Business (nominated by the Faculty of Management, McGill University)
2002: Le Prix Alma Lepage de l’École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) de Montréal for thebest case study of women and leadership, for “Imaginez un printemps silencieux… : Rachel Carson, biologiste, pionnière du courant environnementaliste” (co-authored with Francine Richer and Veronika Kisfalvi)
2001: Academy of Management “Organization and Natural Environment (ONE)” Best Doctoral Dissertation Award, for “Sustainable Development, Strategy & Substitution: Lessons from a Study of the Process of Eliminating DDT from the Economy”
2000: McGill University’s “Royal Bank Faculty Associate in Teaching Fellowship”, for the development and implementation of the “Pedagogy Excellence Project” in the Faculty of Management (with Professor Mary Dean Lee)
2007: Edward Clarence Dyason Universitas 21 Fellowship from the University of Melbourne
2006: International Visiting Fellowship from the Advanced Institute of Management (UK), a multicouncil initiative of the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
2012-2018: Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) [co-applicant with principal investigator CJ Li (McGill), and 9 other coapplicants: Bruce Arndtsen (McGill); Karine Auclair (McGill); Masad Damha (McGill); Tomislav Friscic (McGill); Subhasis Ghoshal (McGill); Phillip Jessop (Queen’s); Jean-Philip Lumb (McGill); Audrey Moores (McGill); Jim Nicell (McGill) - Green Chemistry (Collaborative Research and Training Experience [CREATE] program)
2011-2014: Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) [principal investigator, with collaborator Cynthia Hardy (U-Melbourne)] - Risk, Substitution and Change in Institutional Fields: A Discursive Perspective
2011-2013: Australian Research Council (ARC) [partner investigator, with principal investigator Cynthia Hardy (U-Melbourne)] - An Organizational Perspective on Risk Assessment:Comparing Chemicals Management in Australia & Canada
2009-2013: Fonds québécois de la recherché sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT) [co-applicant with principal investigator André Charette (U de M), and 24 other co-applicants: Bruce Arndtsen (McGill) ; Karine Auclair (McGill) ; John Boukouvalas (Laval) ; Tak-Hang Chan (McGill) ; Shawn Collins (U de M); Masad Damha (McGill); Trong-On Do (Laval); Frédéric-Georges Fontaine (Laval); James Gleason(McGill); Stephen Hanessian (U de M); Jeffrey Keillor (U de M); Hélène Lebel (U de M); CJ Li (McGill); Peter McBreen (Laval); Nicolas Moitessier (McGill); Audrey Moores (McGill); Thierry Ollevier (Laval); Jean-François Paquin (Laval); Frank Schaper (U de M); Andreea Schmitzer (U de M); Claude Spino (U-Sherbrooke); Christopher Wilds(Concordia-U); James Wuest (U de M); Davit Zargarian (U de M). - Centre for Green Chemistry and Catalysis (Strategic Clusters Program / programme de regroupement stratégiques)
2008-2015: Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) [co-applicant, with principal investigator Pratima Bansal (Ivey-UWO), and 9 other co-applicants: Robert Anderson (U-Regina); Raymond Cote (Dalhousie-U); Peggy Cunningham (Queen’s-U); Carolyn Egri (SFU); Corinne Gendron (UQAM); Martin Martens (Concordia-U); Marie- France Turcotte (UQAM); Alain Verbeke (U-Calgary); and Monika Winn (U-Victoria)] - The Research Network for Business Sustainability (Strategic Knowledge Clusters program)
2008-2011: Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) [co-applicant, with principal investigator Pratima Bansal (Ivey-UWO), and 9 other co-applicants: Robert Anderson (U-Regina); Raymond Cote (Dalhousie-U); Peggy Cunningham (Queen’s-U); Carolyn Egri (SFU); Corinne Gendron (UQAM); Martin Martens (Concordia-U); Marie- France Turcotte (UQAM); Alain Verbeke (U-Calgary); and Monika Winn (U-Victoria)] - The Research Network for Business Sustainability (Knowledge Impact in Society program)
2008-2011: Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) [principal investigator, with collaborator Cynthia Hardy (U-Melbourne)] - Technology Evolution and the Environment: A Discursive Perspective
2006-2009: Australian Research Council (ARC) [collaborator, with principal investigator Cynthia Hardy (U-Melbourne)] - Managing Transformational Change: A Discursive Approach
2004-2007: Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) [principal investigator, with collaborator Cynthia Hardy (U-Melbourne)] - Institutional Entrepreneurship and Technology Evolution: Innovating for Health and the Environment in the Global Economy
2002-2003: Australian Research Council (ARC) [collaborator, with principal investigator Cynthia Hardy (U-Melbourne), and 8 other co-applicants: David Grant (U-Sydney); Bill Harley (UMelbourne); Tom Keenoy (King’s College, London); Grant Michaelson (U-Sydney); Cliff Oswick (King’s College, London); Nelson Phillips (McGill); Graham Sewell (U-Melbourne); Nick Wailes (U-Sydney)] - Organizational Discourse
2001-2004: Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) [principal investigator] - Sustainable Development, Strategy & Substitution: Lessons from Studies of Processes of Eliminating Products from the Economy
2001-2004: Fonds de Formation Chercheurs & Aide Recherche (FCAR) [principal investigator] - Sustainable Development, Strategy & Substitution: Lessons from Studies of Processes of Eliminating Products from the Economy
2001: Faculty of Management, McGill University [principal investigator] - Sustainable Development, Strategy & Substitution: Lessons from Studies of Processes of Eliminating Products from the Economy
2001-2002: University of Melbourne [collaborator with Cynthia Hardy (U-Melbourne)] - Interorganizational Collaboration and Institutional Entrepreneurship: The Study of Institutional Change
1999-2001: Citigroup Behavioral Sciences Research Council [co-applicant with Nelson Phillips (McGill)] - The Dynamics of Trust & Identity in Intraorganizational Relations:A Discursive Perspective
1999: Faculty of Management, McGill University [principal investigator] - Sustainable Development, Strategy & Substitution: Lessons from a Study of the Process of Eliminating DDT from the Economy
PhD, University of Southern California, USA
BA, Moscow State University, Russia
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My research interests include corporate governance, firms affiliated with the state, and institutional environment of business in emerging economies. I have studied how the institutional context affects networks of ownership and board interlocks, how affiliation with the state affects firms’ performance, how firms are redefining standards of good corporate governance, and how firms can rely on different sources of trust when operating in the turbulent institutional environment. These projects have been supported by FQRSC and SSHRC grants. My research has been published or accepted for publication by Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, and International Sociology.
Strategic Business Models
Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Spicer, A., Okhmatovskiy, I. (2014) “Multiple Paths to Institutional-Based Trust Production and Repair: Lessons from the Russian Bank Deposit Market” Organization Studies, accepted.
Okhmatovskiy, I., David, R. (2012) “Setting Your Own Standards: Internal Corporate Governance Codes as a Response to Institutional Pressure” Organization Science, vol. 23 (1): 155-176.
Okhmatovskiy, I. (2010) “Performance Implications of Ties to the Government and SOEs: A Political Embeddedness Perspective” Journal of Management Studies, vol. 47 (6): 1020-1047.
Okhmatovskiy, I. (2005) “Sources of Capital and Structures of Influence: Banks in the Russian Corporate Network” International Sociology, vol. 20 (4): 427-457.
Chapters in Books
Guthrie, D., Okhmatovskiy, I., Schoenman, R., Xiao, Z. (2012) “Ownership Networks and New Institutional Forms in Transition from Plan to Market.” In B. Kogut (ed.) The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance, MIT Press: Cambridge, MA.
Okhmatovskiy, I. (2007) “Sources of Capital and Structures of Influence: Banks in the Russian Corporate Network.” In T. Mickiewicz (ed.) Corporate Governance and Finance in Poland and Russia, Palgrave-Macmillan.