Professor Roy Suddaby
Professor of Strategic Management and Organization
Roy Suddaby is a Strategic Research Professor at Newcastle University Business School.
He is also the Winspear Chair of Management and the Director of Research at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, Canada.
Professor Suddaby is an Honorary Professor at Copenhagen Business School, the Essays Editor at the Journal of Management Studies and Field Editor for Organization Theory at the Journal of Business Venturing. He is a past editor of the Academy of Management Review.
2001 – PhD, University of Alberta, Canada
1991 – MBA, University of British Columbia, Canada
1984 – LLB, University of Alberta, Canada
1981 – BSc, University of Alberta, Canada
Honours, Fellowships and Awards
2017 JMI Outstanding Scholar, Western Academy of Management
2017 Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists & Scientists, Royal Society of Canada
2016 John F. Mee Award for Best Management History Paper, Academy of Management
2016 Emerald Citations of Excellence Award "Professions and Institutional Change"
2015 Fellow, Society of Advanced Management Studies
2016, 2015 & 2014 Thompson Reuters World's Most Influential Scientific Minds
2015 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Learning & Education
2012 Grief Research Impact Award, USC, “Institutional Entrepreneurship…”
2012 Distinguished Scholar – Organization and Management Theory Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC)
2011 Best Paper Award, Administrative Science Quarterly, "Rhetorical Strategies..."
2011 Most Downloaded paper, 2010 Journal of Management Inquiry, “Challenges ..."
2011 Professor of the Year, Alberta MBA program
2010 Eric Geddes Professor of Business, University of Alberta
2010 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC)
2007 Best Paper Award, Academy of Management Journal, “Institutional Entrepreneurship"
2007 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Journal
2007 Ascendant Scholar, Western Academy of Management
2007 Mackenzie Professor of the Year Award, Alberta MBA program
2006 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Review
2008-9 Rice Faculty Fellow, Alberta School of Business
2006-8 Pearson Faculty Fellow, Alberta School of Business
- Field Editor - Journal of Business Venturing, 2016
- Essays Editor - Journal of Management Studies, 2015 to present
- Editor – Academy of Management Review, 2011 to 2014
- Associate Editor – Academy of Management Review, 2008 to 2011
- Guest Editor – Academy of Management Journal, Special Research Forum on Institutions
- Guest Editor – Academy of Management Review, Special Research Forum on Theory Building
- Guest Editor – Management Communications Quarterly, Special Issue on Rhetoric
- Guest Editor – Journal of Organizational Behaviour, Special Issue on Professional Service Firms
- Guest Editor – Journal of Business Venturing, Special Issue on Institutions, Entrepreneurs & Communities
- Guest Editor – Journal of Management Studies, Special Issue on Professions and Institutional Change
- Guest Editor – Journal of Business Venturing, Special Issue on Entrepreneurship through a Qualitative Lens
- Guest Editor – Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Special Issue on The Transnational Regulation of Accounting
- Academy of Management
- Administrative Sciences Association of Canada
- European Group for Organization Studies
- Western Academy of Management
Professor Suddaby’s research focuses on profound organizational and institutional change.
1. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), 2013, $332,676. “Defining rhetorical history: exploring the work of corporate archivists & historians”, William Foster (Principal Investigator), Roy Suddaby, Maxim Voronov & Elden Weibe.
2. Killam Research Fund Committee, 2012, $29,951. “The process of stakeholder management: An investigation of social managers and their stakeholders”, William Foster (Principal Investigator) & Roy Suddaby.
3. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2011, $57,044. “The Management of Corporate Social Memory: The role of the corporate historian/archivist.” William Foster (principal investigator), Roy Suddaby & Elden Weibe.
4. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2010, $97,266. “Institutional Homology: Explaining Corporate Art”. Roy Suddaby (Principal Investigator) & William Foster.
5. Alberta Water Research Institute, 2010. $46,000. “Oil and Water: Stakeholders’ Framing of Resources in Alberta’s Oilsands”. Roy Suddaby.
6. Western Centre for Economic Research/Centre for International Business Studies, 2006. $5,000.00. “Institutional Impediments to Internationalization: Professions in Emerging Economies”. Roy Suddaby (Principle Investigator).
7. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2005, $92,600. “Post-professional regulation”. Co-researchers: Roy Suddaby (Principal Investigator) & David Cooper.
8. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), 2003, $122,975. “The production of trust and distrust in capital markets under threat”. Co-researchers: Yves Gendron (Principal Investigator) and Roy Suddaby (University of Iowa, co-investigator).
9. Canadian Academic Accounting Association (CAAA), 2000, $7,500. “Organizational and professional commitment in a multidisciplinary age”. Co-researchers: Yves Gendron (University of Alberta) and Roy Suddaby (University of Iowa).
10. Law Society of Alberta (LSA), 1998, $5,000. “Survey of Professional Commitment”. Roy Suddaby (University of Alberta).
11. Certified General Accountants of Alberta (CGAA), 1998, $5,000. Grant to study process of legislative reform for accountancy in Alberta. Roy Suddaby (University of Alberta).
- Suddaby R, Bitektine A, Haack P. Legitimacy. Academy of Management Annals 2017, 11(1), 451-478.
- Maclean M, Harvey C, Suddaby R, O'Gorman K. Political ideology and the discursive construction of the multinational hotel industry. Human Relations 2017, Epub ahead of print.
- Suddaby R, Foster WM. History and Organizational Change. Journal of Management 2016, (ePub ahead of Print).
- Delbridge R, Suddaby R, Harley B. Introducing JMSSays. Journal of Management Studies 2016, 53(2), 238-243.
- Suddaby R, Viale T, Gendron Y. Reflexivity: The role of embedded social position and social skill in processes of field level change. Research in Organizational Behavior 2016, epub ahead of print.
- Mills AJ, Suddaby R, Foster WM, Durepos G. Re-visiting the Historic Turn 10 years later: Current Debates in Management and Organizational History – an Introduction. Management & Organizational History 2016, 11(2), 67-76.
- Bevort F, Suddaby R. Scripting Professional Identities: How Individuals Make Sense of Contradictory Logics. Journal of Professions and Organizations 2016, 3(1), 17-38.
- Foster WM, Coraiola DM, Suddaby R, Kroezen J, Chandler D. The strategic use of historical narratives: a theoretical framework. Business History 2016, 1-25.
- Mena S, Suddaby R. Theorization as Institutional Work: The Dynamics of Roles and Practices. Human Relations 2016, 69(8), 1669-1708.
- Shepherd D, Suddaby R. Theory Building: A Review and Integration. Journal of Management 2016, Epub ahead of print.
- Suddaby R. Toward a Historical Consciousness: Following the Historic Turn in Management Thought. M@n@gement 2016, 19(1), 46-60.
- Suddaby R. Can Institutional Theory Be Critical?. Journal of Management Inquiry 2015, 24(1), 93-95.
- Suddaby R, Bruton GD, Si SX. Entrepreneurship through a qualitative lens: Insights on the construction and/or discovery of entrepreneurial opportunity. Journal of Business Venturing 2015, 30(1), 1-10.
- Viale T, Gendron Y, Suddaby R. From Mad Men to Math Men: The Rise of Expertise in Digital Measurement and the Shaping of Consumer Preferences. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal 2015. In Press.
- Foster WM, Suddaby R. Processing History: Bringing process-oriented research to management and organizational history. In: McLaren,PG; Mills,AJ; Weatherbee,TG, ed. Routledge Companion to Management and Organizational History. Routledge, 2015, pp.363-371.
- Suddaby R, Young R. The Art of the Form: A Configurational Perspective. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 2015, 39(6), 1371-1377.
- Suddaby R, Muzio D. Theoretical perspectives on the professions. In: Empson L, Muzio, D., Broschak, J., Hinings, B, ed. Oxford Handbook on Professional Services Firms. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp.25-47.
- Suddaby R, Saxton GD, Gunz S. Twittering change: The institutional work of domain change in accounting expertise. Accounting, Organizations and Society 2015, 45, 52-68.
- Coraiola DM, Foster WM, Suddaby R. Varieties of history in organization studies. In: McLaren,PG; Mills,AJ; Weatherbee,TG, ed. Routledge Companion to Management and Organizational History. Routledge, 2015, pp.206-221.
- Birkinshaw J, Healey MP, Suddaby R, Weber K. Debating the future of management research. Journal of Management Studies 2014, 51(1), 38-55.
- Suddaby R, Foster WM, Mills AJ. Historical institutionalism. In: Bucheli,M; Wadhwani,RD, ed. Organizations in time: History, theory, methods. Oxford, 2014, pp.100-123.
- Gillis P, Petty R, Suddaby R. The transnational regulation of accounting: insights, gaps and an agenda for future research. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 2014, 27(6), 894-902.
- Deveraux-Jennings P, Greenwood R, Lounsbury M, Suddaby R. Institutions, entrepreneurs, and communities: A special issue of entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing 2013, 28(1), 1-9.
- Muzio D, Brock D, Suddaby R. Professions and Institutional Change: Towards an Institutionalist Sociology of the Professions. Journal of Management Studies 2013, 50(5), 699-721.
- Suddaby R, Seidl D, Le JK. Strategy-as-practice meets neo-institutional theory. Strategic Organization 2013, 11(11), 329-344.
- Lefsrud L, Suddaby R. After the gold rush: The role of professionals in the emergence and configuration of organizational fields. In: Hanbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in Professional Services. 2012.
- Wiebe E, Suddaby R, Foster WM. The momentum of organizational change 1. In: Schultz,M; Maguire,S; Langley, A; Tsoukas, H, ed. Constructing Identity in and around Organizations. 2012.
- Foster WM, Suddaby R, Minkus A, Wiebe E. History as social memory assets: The example of Tim Hortons. Management & Organizational History 2011, 6(1), 101-120.
- Suddaby R. How communication institutionalizes: A response to Lammers. Management Communication Quarterly 2011, 25(1), 183-190.
- Fraser S, Suddaby R, Leca B. Institutional work: Refocusing institutional studies of organization. Journal of Management Inquiry 2011, 20(1), 52-58.
- Suddaby R, Viale T. Professionals and field-level change: Institutional work and the professional project. Current Sociology 2011, 59(4), 423-442.
- Suddaby R, Hardy C, Quy N. Where are the new theories of organization?. Academy of Management Review 2011, 36(2), 236.
- Suddaby R. Challenges for institutional theory. Journal of Management Inquiry 2010, 19(1), 14-20.
- Suddaby R. Construct Clarity in Theories of Management and Organization. Academy of Management Review 2010, 35(3), 346-357.
- Suddaby R, Elsbach KD, Greenwood R, Meyer JW, Zilber TB. Organizations and their institutional environments - Bringing meaning, values, and culture back in: Introduction to the special research forum. Academy of Management Journal 2010, 53(6), 1234-1240.
- Suddaby R, Foster WM, Trank CQ. Rhetorical history as a source of competitive advantage. In: Baum Joel A.C., Joseph Lampel, ed. The Globalization of Strategy Research. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2010, pp.147-173.
- Suddaby R, Gendron Y, Lam H. The organizational context of professionalism in accounting. Accounting, Organizations and Society 2009, 34(3-4), 409-427.
- Sillince JAA, Suddaby R. Organizational rhetoric: bridging management and communication scholarship. Management Communication Quarterly. Special Issue on Organizational rhetoric 2008, 22(1), 5-13.