I am an Assistant Professor in the Strategic Management and Organization Department at the University of Alberta. I study the question, How do organizations strategically change practices and culture? Most of my research revolves around four inter-related concepts naturally associated with organizational efforts to change practices and/or culture: language, tools and technology, professional expertise, and organizational consciousness.

Theoretical topics of interest include:

  • Strategic Management
  • Organization Theory
  • Family Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Routines and Capabilities
  • Strategy-as-Practice
  • Decision Making
  • Framing and Analogies
  • Strategic Change
  • Institutional Theory
  • Rationality
  • Culture and Social Cognition

I primarily use qualitative research methods. Recently, I have spent field time in the online display advertising and predictive analytics industries. I have also been conducting a longitudinal study of an entrepreneurial organization that is attempting to commercialize a new business model in the security industry.