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Office: Room N331, SSB
Area(s) of Expertise
- Entrepreneurial Studies
- Institutional Change
- Organizational Strategy
- Organizational Theory
- Social Innovation
- Social Organization
- Strategic Management
About Maxim Voronov
I am Professor of Organization Studies at the Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto.
I conduct research on the dynamics of change and stability of social arrangements – at organizational, industry and societal levels. I am especially interested in how cultural resources are created and deployed by people and organizations to accomplish their strategic objectives, and I examine both human effort and its social embeddedness. I have studied change in a variety of industries and organizations, including Ontario wine and restaurant industries and Canadian whisky industry. My work appears or is forthcoming in such leading management journals as Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, and Human Relations, among others.
I currently serve on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, and Organization Studies. I also review for a variety of other leading scholarly journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and American Sociological Review.
My awards and distinctions include Best Paper Award from the CMS Division of the Academy of Management (2010, with Russ Vince) and Best Paper of 2009 from International Small Business Journal (with Dirk De Clercq). My 2012 Academy of Management Review article (with Russ Vince) was a recipient of Emerald Citation of Excellence Award and a finalist for the Academy of Management’s OMT Division’s Best Published Paper Award. I was also chosen as the Best Reviewer of the Year by Journal of Management Studies.
2018 Best Reviewer Award, Journal of Management Studies
2015 Distinguished Researcher Award, Goodman School of Business, Brock University
2015 Emerald Citations of Excellence
2014 Best Developmental Reviewer, CMS Division of the Academy of Management
2012 Finalist, Best Published Paper in Organization and Management Theory
2010 Best Paper Award from CMS Division of the Academy of Management (with Russ Vince)
2009 Best Paper of 2009 from International Small Business Journal (with Dirk De Clercq)
Voronov, M. & Weber, K. (2020). People, actors, and the humanizing of institutional theory. Journal of Management Studies, 57: 873-884.
Zietsma, C., Toubiana, M., Voronov, M., and Roberts, A. (2019). Emotions and Organization Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N., & Voronov, M. (2018). Market Turbulence and Sustainable Behavior: The Critical Roles of Network Embeddedness and Innovative Orientation. Journal of Business Ethics, 148: 437-455.
Voronov, M. & Weber, K. (2017). Emotional competence, institutional ethos and the heart of institutions. Academy of Management Review, 42: 556-560.
Massa, F., Helms, W., Voronov, M., & Wang, L. (2017). Emotions Uncorked: Inspiring Evangelism for the Emerging Practice of Cool Climate Winemaking in Ontario. Academy of Management Journal, 60: 461-499.
Voronov, M. & Weber, K. (2016). The heart of institutions: Emotional competence and institutional actorhood. Academy of Management Review, 41, 456-478.
Voronov, M., & Yorks, L. (2015). “Did you notice that?” Theorizing differences in the capacity to apprehend institutional contradictions. Academy of Management Review, 40, 563-586.
De Clercq, D., Thongpapanl, N., & Voronov, M. (2014). Explaining SMEs’ Engagement in Local Sourcing: The Roles of Location-specific Resources and Patriotism. International Small Business Journal, 33, 929-950.
Voronov, M. (2014). Toward a toolkit for emotionalizing institutional theory. Research on Emotion in Organizations, 10, 167-196.
Hills, S., Voronov, M., & Hinings, C.R. (2013). Putting new wine in old bottles: Utilizing rhetorical history to overcome stigma associated with a previously dominant logic. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 39B, 99-137.
Voronov, M., De Clercq, D., & Hinings, C.R. (2013). Conformity and Distinctiveness in a Global Institutional Framework: The Legitimation of Ontario Fine Wine. Journal of Management Studies, 50 (4): 607-645.
Voronov, M., De Clercq, D., & Hinings, C.R. (2013). Institutional Complexity and Logic Engagement: An Investigation of Ontario Fine Wine. Human Relations, 66 (12): 1563-1596.
Voronov, M. & Vince, R. (2012). Integrating emotions into the analysis of institutional work. Academy of Management Review, 37 (1): 58-81.
- Finalist for the Best Published Paper in Organization and Management Theory Award, OMT Division of the Academy of Management, August 2013
- Emerald Citations of Excellence for 2015 Award
De Clercq, D., & Voronov, M. (2011). Sustainability in Entrepreneurship: A Tale of Two Logics. International Small Business Journal, 29 (4): 322-344.
Voronov, M. (2009). From Marginalization to Phronetic Science: Toward a New Role for Critical Management Studies. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 22 (5): 549-566.
De Clercq, D., & Voronov, M. (2009). The Role of Domination in Newcomers’ Legitimation as Entrepreneurs. Organization, 16(6): 799-827.
De Clercq, D., & Voronov, M. (2009). The Role of Cultural and Symbolic Capital in Entrepreneurs’ Ability to Meet Expectations about Conformity and Innovation. Journal of Small Business Management, 47(3): 398-420.
De Clercq, D., & Voronov, M. (2009). Toward a Practice Perspective of Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial Legitimacy as Habitus. International Small Business Journal, 27(4): 395-419.
- Winner, Best Paper of the Year Award
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project TitleInstitutions, movements and emotions: re-building local food RoleCo-Applicant Award Amount$195,980.00 Year Awarded2017 Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Project TitleDefining rhetorical history: Exploring the work of corporate archivists and historians RoleCo-Applicant Award Amount$332,746.00 Year Awarded2013 Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Project TitleCreating symbolic value in commercial cultural production: The Ontario wine industry RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$85,024.00 Year Awarded2009 Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)