Michael Lounsbury

Professor, Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management

Contact

Professor, Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management
Email
michael.lounsbury@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-1684
Address
3-30L Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6

Overview

About

Adjunct, Department of Sociology

Director, Technology Commercialization Centre

Editor-In-Chief, Research in the Sociology of Organizations (2002- present)

Selected as a Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher—with scholarly papers ranking among the top 1% most cited in Economics & Business


Research

Research Interests

Organization Theory, Entrepreneurial Dynamics, Technological Innovation and Commercialization, Market Creation, Economic Sociology, Strategic Management. 

Professor Lounsbury's research has a general focus on the relationship between entrepreneurship and institutional change, especially the cultural entrepreneurship involved in the creation of new industries and practices. He serves on a number of editorial boards and his work has been published in top tier peer-reviewed journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, and Organization Studies. In addition, he is the series editor of Research in the Sociology of Organizations. At the University of Alberta, he is the Academic Director of the Technology Commercialization Centre (TCC), overseeing curricular and co-curricular entrepreneurship initiatives.


Teaching

Teaching Interests

Organization Theory, Entrepreneurial Dynamics, Technological Innovation and Commercialization, Market Creation, Economic Sociology, Strategic Management.

Courses

SMO 686 - Selected Topics in Behavioral Sciences

Topics may vary from year to year. Students should check with the MBA Office for pre/corequisites of specific sections.

Winter Term 2021

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Publications

Filtering Institutional Logics: Community Logic Variation and Differential Responses to the Institutional Complexity of Toxic Waste
Author(s): Lee, Min-Dong (Paul), Michael Lounsbury
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Organization Science
Volume: 26
Page Numbers: 847-866
External Link: http://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.1287/orsc.2014.0959
Perspectives on Energy and Environment Risks
Author(s): 2. Gehman, Joel, Lianne Lefsrud, Michael Lounsbury, and Chang Lu
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology
External Link: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2508488
Towards a More Critical and “Powerful” Institutionalism
Author(s): Hirsch, Paul and, Lounsbury
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: Journal of Management Inquiry
Volume: 24
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 96-99
External Link: http://jmi.sagepub.com/content/24/1/96.full.pdf+html
Celebrating Organization Theory
Author(s): Lounsbury, Michael and Beckman, Christine
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Journal of Management Studies
Volume: 52
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 288-308
External Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joms.12091/abstract
Taking Religion Seriously in the Study of Organizations
Author(s): Paul Tracey, Nelson Phillips, and Michael Lounsbury
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: In Religion and Organizations. Research in the Sociology of Organizations
Volume: 41
Page Numbers: 3-21
External Link: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/S0733-558X20140000041009
Hybrid vigor: securing venture capital by spanning categories in nanotechnology
Author(s): Tyler Wry, Michael Lounsbury, and P. Devereaux Jennings
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Academy of Management Journal
Volume: 57
Issue: 5
Page Numbers: 1309-1333
External Link: http://amj.aom.org/content/57/5/1309
Overcoming the Illegitimacy Discount: Cultural Entrepreneurship in the US Feature Film Industry
Author(s): Eric Yanfei Zhao, Masakazu Ishihara , and Michael Lounsbury
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Organization Studies
Volume: 34
Issue: 12
Page Numbers: 1747-1776
External Link: http://professor.business.ualberta.ca/~/media/business/FacultyAndStaff/SMO/YanfeiZhao/Documents/zhao2013_culturalentp.pdf
The Institutional Logics Perspective: A New Approach to Culture, Structure and Process
Author(s): Patricia H. Thornton, William Ocasio, and Michael Lounsbury
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: Administrative Science Quarterly
Volume: 58
Page Numbers: 493-147
External Link: http://www.cairn.info/revue-management-2012-5-page-583.htm
Institutional Complexity and Organizational Responses
Author(s): Royston Greenwood, Mia Raynard, Farah Kodeih, Evelyn Micelotta, and Michael Lounsbury
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Academy of Management Annals
Volume: 5
Page Numbers: 317-371
External Link: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/19416520.2011.590299
Legitimating Nascent Collective Identities: Coordinating Cultural Entrepreneurship
Author(s): Tyler Wry, Michael Lounsbury, Mary Ann Glynn
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Organization Science
Volume: 22
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 449-463
External Link: http://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.1287/orsc.1100.0613
Markets on Trial
Author(s): Michael Lounsbury and Paul Hirsch (Eds.)
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Administrative Science Quarterly
Volume: 57
Page Numbers: 363-365
External Link: https://business.ualberta.ca/MarketsOnTrial/~/media/business/MarketsOnTrial/Documents/Papers/Lounsbury.pdf
Markets on trial: toward a policy-oriented economic sociology
Author(s): Michael Lounsbury, Paul M. Hirsch
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Michael Lounsbury, Paul M. Hirsch (ed.) Markets on Trial: The Economic Sociology of the U.S. Financial Crisis: Part B (Research in the Sociology of Organizations)
Volume: Volume 30
Issue: Part B
Page Numbers: 5-26
External Link: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/S0733-558X%282010%29000030B029
Policy as Myth and Ceremony? The Spread of Stock Exchanges, 1980-2005
Author(s): Klaus Weber, Jerry Davis, and Michael Lounsbury
Publication Date: 2009
Publication: Academy of Management Journal
Volume: 52
Page Numbers: 1319-1347
External Link: http://webuser.bus.umich.edu/gfdavis/Papers/weberdavislounsbury2009amj.pdf
A tale of two cities: Competing logics and practice variation in the professionalizing of mutual funds
Author(s): Michael Lounsbury
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Academy of Management Journal
Volume: 50
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 289-307
External Link: http://poseidon01.ssrn.com/delivery.php?ID=458117106069068089118096087111085118051053051021058043068127065104101117011078091102036054032126054012052114019025092103073008038007053017081068028112005030083076059059048092109102015006110087020070118092121127085070022099123120114121120087069126003&EXT=pdf
New practice creation: An institutional perspective on innovation
Author(s): Michael Lounsbury, and Ellen T. Crumley
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: Organization Studies
Volume: 28
Issue: 7
Page Numbers: 993-1012
External Link: http://oss.sagepub.com/content/28/7/993.full.pdf+html
Vive la resistance: Competing logics and the consolidation of US community banking
Author(s): Christopher Marquis, and Michael Lounsbury
Publication Date: 2007
Publication: ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL
Volume: 50
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 799-820
External Link: http://amj.aom.org/content/50/4/799.short
Rediscovering Volition: The Institutional Economics of Douglass C. North
Author(s): Paul M. Hirsch, and Michael Lounsbury
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: Academy of Management Review
Volume: 21
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 872-884
External Link: http://amr.aom.org/content/21/3/872.short
Institutional transformation and status mobility: The professionalization of the field of finance
Author(s): Michael Lounsbury
Publication Date: 2002
Publication: ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT JOURNAL
Volume: 45
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 255-266
External Link: http://amj.aom.org/content/45/1/255.short
Cultural Entrepreneurship: Stories, Legitimacy and the Acquisition of Resources
Author(s): Michael Lounsbury and Mary Ann Glynn
Publication Date: 2001
Publication: Strategic Management Journal
Volume: 22
Issue: 6-7
Page Numbers: 545-564
External Link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smj.188/epdf
Institutional sources of practice variation: Staffing college and university recycling programs
Author(s): Michael Lounsbury
Publication Date: 2001
Publication: Administrative Science Quarterly
Volume: 46
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 29-56
External Link: http://asq.sagepub.com/content/46/1/29.full.pdf+html
Institutional Sources of Practice Variation: Staffing College and University Recycling Programs
Author(s): Michael Lounsbury
Publication Date: 2001
Publication: Administrative Science Quarterly
Volume: 46
Page Numbers: 29-56
External Link: http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/2667124.pdf?_=1461608110143