Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Professor Roy Suddaby

Professor of Strategic Management and Organization

Background

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.

Degrees

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

Editorial Positions


  • 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


Professional Associations

  • Academy of Management
  • Administrative Sciences Association of Canada
  • European Group for Organization Studies
  • Western Academy of Management 

Research

Research Interests

Professor Suddaby’s research focuses on profound organizational and institutional change.

Research Grants

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).

Publications