Tim Hannigan, D.Phil, M.Sc, B.A. (Hons)

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

Contact

Associate Professor, Alberta School of Business - Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Management
Email
tim.hannigan@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 248-1190
Address
2-32H Business Building
11203 Saskatchewan Drive NW
EdmontonAB
T6G 2R6

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Entrepreneurship Innovation Management Business Organizations


About

Timothy R. Hannigan’s research and teaching interests at the Alberta School of Business surround innovation, entrepreneurship, Interpretive Data Science, and the dynamics of organizational discontinuities. His primary stream focuses on the pragmatic use of provisional knowledge (i.e., rumors and propositions) in sensemaking within contexts characterized by uncertainty such as open innovation, market pre-history, scandal, and early stage entrepreneurial ecosystems. His secondary stream focuses on the interplay between facts and interpretation in determining organizational and reputational outcomes in organizations and social media. Dr. Hannigan employs a combination of big data/ machine learning computational text analysis techniques and qualitative research methods. 

Before joining University of Alberta, Tim attended the Queen’s University (BA Hons), London School of Economics and Political Science (MSc) and University of Oxford (PhD). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Organization Theory and Entrepreneurship at the Alberta School of Business.

Publications authored by Dr. Hannigan can be found in leading journals such as Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Review, Research Policy, Behavioral Science & Policy and Big Data & Society.


Research Interests

Organization Theory, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Interpretive Data Science, Content Analysis, Natural Language Processing, Topic Modeling, Organizational Wrongdoing, Scandal, Corporate Reputation, Open Innovation, Network Analysis


Recent Publications

Hannigan, T.R., Pak, Y., & Jennings, P.D. (2022). Mapping the multiverse: A cultural cartographic approach to realizing entrepreneurial possibilities. In Lockwood, C, & J.-F. Soublière (eds.), Advances in Cultural Entrepreneurship (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 80, pp. 217-237). Bingley: Emerald Publishing.

Lounsbury, M. & Hannigan, T.R. (2022). Field of Dreams: Exploration of Entrepreneurial Possibilities. Entrepreneur & Innovation Exchange.  

Hannigan, T. R., Briggs, A. R., Valadao, R., Seidel, M.-D. L., & Jennings, P. D. (2021). A new tool for policymakers: Mapping cultural possibilities in an emerging AI entrepreneurial ecosystem. Research Policy, 104315. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2021.104315

Hannigan, T.R., Wang, M.S., Steele, C.W.J., Seidel, M.D.L., Cervantes, E., Jennings, P.D. (2020) A community-based sociocultural network approach to controlling COVID-19 contagion: Seven suggestions for improving policy. Behavioral science & policy.

Seidel, V. P., Hannigan, T.R, & Phillips, N. (2020). Rumor communities, social media, and forthcoming innovations: The shaping of technological frames in product market evolution. Academy of Management Review

Hannigan, T.R., Haans, R.F.J., Vakili, K., Tchalian, H., Glaser, V.G., Wang, M., Kaplan, S., & Jennings, P.D. (2019) Topic Modeling in Management Research: Rendering New Theory from Textual Data. Academy of Management Annals.

Hannigan, T. R., & Casasnovas, G. (2021). New structuralism and field emergence: The co-constitution of meanings and actors in the early moments of social impact investing. In C. W. J. Steele, T. R. Hannigan, V. Glaser, M. Toubiana, & J. Gehman (eds.), Macrofoundations: Exploring the institutionally situated nature of activity (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 68, pp. 147–183). Bingley: Emerald Publishing.

Steele, C. & Hannigan, T.R. (2021). Integrating and complicating the micro- and macro- ‘foundations’ of institutions: towards a more optometric institutionalism and an institutionalist optometry. In C. W. J. Steele, T. R. Hannigan, V. Glaser, M. Toubiana, & J. Gehman (eds.), Macrofoundations: Exploring the institutionally situated nature of activity (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 68, pp. 19-46). Bingley: Emerald Publishing.

Steele, C., Hannigan, T.R., Toubiana, M., Glaser, V., & Gehman, J. (2020). Macrofoundations: Exploring the Institutionally Situated Nature of ActivityIn C. W. J. Steele, T. R. Hannigan, V. Glaser, M. Toubiana, & J. Gehman (eds.), Macrofoundations: Exploring the institutionally situated nature of activity (Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 68, pp. 3-16). Bingley: Emerald Publishing.

Glaser, V.L., Valadao, R. & Hannigan, T.R. (2020) Algorithms and Routine Dynamics, in Cambridge Handbook of Routine Dynamics.

Hannigan, T.R., Seidel, V.P., & Yakis-Douglas, B. (2018). Product Innovation Rumors as Forms of Open Innovation. Research Policy, 47 (5), 953-964. 

Hannigan, T.R. (2016). Categories. In C. Carroll (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of corporate reputation (pp. 102-104). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. 

Hannigan, T.R. (2015). Close encounters of the conceptual kind: Disambiguating social structure from text. Big Data & Society, 2(2).


Awards

2020 Academy of Management Review (AMR) Developmental Reviewer Award

OMT Above and Beyond the Call of Duty reviewing award, Academy of Management Meetings, Boston (2019).

Best Paper Proceedings for the Academy of Management Meetings, Vancouver, BC. "The Social Construction of Scandal: the Role of Media in the British Parliamentary Expense Affair" (2015).

Best Paper Prize, Woxbridge Doctoral Conference, Warwick, UK (2011).

Best MSc. Dissertation, Information Systems, London School of Economics (2007).