Trish Reay

Professor, Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management
Associate Dean (Research), Alberta School of Business - Associate Dean Research
Associate Dean, PhD Program, Alberta School of Business - PhD Office


Professor, Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management
(780) 492-4246
2-24A Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2R6

Associate Dean (Research), Alberta School of Business - Associate Dean Research

Associate Dean, PhD Program, Alberta School of Business - PhD Office



Trish Reay is the Associate Dean, PhD and Research at the Alberta School of Business. She holds the TELUS Chair in Management. Her research interests are organizational and institutional change, organizational learning, professions and professional work, and identity and role identity. She currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Organization Studies. Trish earned her PhD and MBA at the University of Alberta.  


Journal Articles

Chreim, S., Langley, A., Reay, T., Comeau-Valle, M. & Huq, J.L. (in-press). Constructing and Sustaining Counter-Institutional Identities. Academy of Management Journal.

Hanlon, N., Reay, T., Snadden, D. & MacLeod, M. (2019). Creating partnerships to achieve health care reform: Moving beyond a politics of scale? International Journal of Health Services, 49(1), 51-67.

Reay, T. (2019). Family routines and next-generation engagement in family firms. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 43(2), 244-250.

Zhang, Z. & Reay, T. (2018). Managing the Yin and Yang of Family Capital: A Study of Chinese Immigrant Entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 30(7-8): 722–748.

Hewko, S.J., Reay, T., Estabrooks, C.A., Cummings, G.G. (2018). Conceptual Models of Early and Involuntary Retirement among Canadian Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals. Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue Canadienne du Viellissement, 37(3), 294-308.

Huq, J., Reay, T., & Chreim, S. (2017). Protecting the Paradox of Interprofessional Collaboration. Organization Studies, 38(3-4), 513-538.

Reay, T., Goodrick, E., Waldorff, S., & Casebeer, A. (2017). Getting Leopards to Change their Spots: Co-Creating a New Professional Role Identity. Academy of Management Journal, 60(3), 1043-1070.

Nicolini, D., Delmestri, G., Goodrick, E., Reay, T., Lindberg, K. & Adolfsson, P. (2016). Look What’s Back! Institutional Complexity, Reversibility and the Knotting of Logics. British Journal of Management, 27(2), 228-248.

Bucher, S. V., Chreim, S., Langley, A., & Reay, T. (2016). Contestation about Collaboration: Discursive Boundary Work among Professions. Organization Studies, 37(4), 497-522.

Jaskiewicz, P., Heinrichs, K., Rau, S. B., & Reay, T. (2016). To Be or Not to Be: How Family Firms Manage Family and Commercial Logics in Succession. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 40(4), 781-813.

Reay, T., & Jones, C., (2016). Qualitatively Capturing Institutional Logics. Strategic Organizations, 14(4), 441-454.

Reay, T., Jaskiewicz, P. & Hinings, C.R. (2015). How Family, Business and Community Logics Shape Family Firm Behavior and ‘Rules of the Game’ in an Organizational Field. Family Business Review, 28(4), 292-311.


Managing Organizational Change (Master's)

International Family Enterprise (Undergraduates and Master's)

Implementing Public Policy (Master's)

Qualitative Methods for PhD Students

Management and Strategy/ Organizational Analysis (Undergraduates)

Managing Organizational Change (Executive MBA)


BUS 701 - Qualitative Methodology for Business Research

Examines qualitative research methods as they apply to business research. Includes: the terrain and history of qualitative research, exploring different approaches to qualitative research, designing qualitative research, strategies of inquiry, qualitative data analysis, writing up research, and professional and ethical issues. Prerequisite: Registration in Business PhD Program or written permission of instructor. Approval of the Business PhD Program Director is also required for non-PhD students.

Winter Term 2021
SMO 633 - Managing Organizational Change

This course examines organization change, e.g. how organizations make transitions from one state to another. There is also a focus on understanding how management goes about changing corporate culture, organization structure and management systems.

Winter Term 2021

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