Michael Lounsbury

Professor, Alberta School of Business - Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management

Contact

Professor, Alberta School of Business - Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management
Email
ml37@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-1684
Address
3-30L Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6

Overview

About

Academic Director, eHUB

Elected Fellow of the Academy of Management (top 1% of membership) whose purpose is “to recognize and honor members of the Academy of Management who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management”

J. Gordin Kaplan Award Recipient for Excellence in Research; the most prestigious University of Alberta research award.

Clarivate Analytics Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher; defined as scholars with highly cited papers ranking them among the top 1% most cited in the field of Economics & Business

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

Adjunct, Department of Sociology


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 eHUB, 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

SEM 330 - Exploring Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This is an interdisciplinary, introductory online course for students interested in understanding innovation and entrepreneurial processes. The course focuses on how people, ideas, resources can be brought together to generate economic, social or cultural impact and change. Topics include entrepreneurial processes, barriers to new venture creation, how to navigate entrepreneurial ecosystems, and social and communicative skills required for resource acquisition. Through approaching entrepreneurial practice with multiple lenses, we will enhance the notion that creativity and innovation can be applied across many spheres of life - including in academic research, nonprofits, government, big companies, and small start-ups. Open to students in any Faculty. Not open to students in first year.


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Publications

New Directions in the Study of Institutional Logics: From Tools to Phenomena

Author(s): Lounsbury, M., C. Steele, M. Wang & M. Toubiana
Publication Date: 12/11/2021
Publication: Annual Review of Sociology
Volume: 47
Page Numbers: 261–280
DOI: 10.1146/annurev-soc-090320-111734
External Link: https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-soc-090320-111734

Not Just Small Potatoes: Cultural Entrepreneurship in the Moralizing of Markets

Author(s): Hedberg, Leanne & Lounsbury, Michael
Publication Date: 12/5/2021
Publication: Organization Science
Volume: 32
Page Numbers: 433-454
DOI: 10.1287/orsc.2020.1395
External Link: https://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/abs/10.1287/orsc.2020.1395?journalCode=orsc

Optimal Distinctiveness in the Console Video Game Industry: An Exemplar-Based Model of Proto-Category Evolution

Author(s): Eric Yanfei Zhao, Masakazu Ishihara, P. Devereaux Jennings and Michael Lounsbury
Publication Date: 6/15/2018
Publication: Organization Science
Volume: 29
Page Numbers: 588-611
DOI: 10.1287/orsc.2017.1194
External Link: https://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/10.1287/orsc.2017.1194

Pathways of Institutional Change: An Integrative Review and Research Agenda

Author(s): Micelotta, Evelyn, Michael Lounsbury and Royston Greenwood.
Publication Date: 8/15/2017
Publication: Journal of Management
Volume: 43
Page Numbers: 1885-1910
DOI: 10.1177/0149206317699522
External Link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0149206317699522

Market Mediators and the Trade-offs of Legitimacy-Seeking Behaviors in a Nascent Category

Author(s): Lee, B.H., Hiatt, S.R., Lounsbury M.
Publication Date: 6/15/2017
Publication: Organization Science
Volume: 28
Page Numbers: 447-470
DOI: 10.1287/orsc.2017.1126
External Link: https://pubsonline.informs.org/doi/10.1287/orsc.2017.1126

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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