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Steve Maguire

Title: 
Professor, Strategy and Organization; Director, Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management
Contact Information
Phone: 
514-398-2115
Email address: 
steve [dot] maguire [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Alternate email address: 
cynthia [dot] wong3 [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

Bronfman Building [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 1G5

Degree(s): 

PhD, HEC, Canada
MBA, University of British Columbia, Canada
BSc, Queen's University, Canada

Area(s): 
Strategy and Organization
Office: 
309
Biography: 

Dr. Maguire is a 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.

Courses: 

MGCR 653 Markets and Globalization 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 690 Advanced Topics in Mgmt 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Curriculum vitae: 
Group: 
Faculty
Tenured & Tenure Track
Research areas: 
Corporate Social Entrepreneur
Corporate Social Responsibility
Integrated Management
Leadership & Governance
Risk Management
Social Enterprise
Social Entrepreneur
Social Innovation
Sustainability Collaboration
Sustainable Development
Technology & Innovation
Selected publications: 

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

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.

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Awards

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)

Fellowships

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)

Grants

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