Area of Expertise
- Entrepreneurial Studies
- Institutional Change
- Organizational Strategy
- Organizational Theory
- Social Innovation
- Social Organization
- Strategic Management
I conduct research on the dynamics of social change at organizational, industry and societal levels. I am especially interested in how people and organizations deploy cultural resources to bring about or resist social change. I have studied the role of emotions in social change, the role of social movements in creating popular support for local products, and organizations’ efforts to promote new ideas. I am currently conducting several projects that examine the role of authenticity in business and in society at large. I am also studying organizational and societal responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. 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 Harvard Business Review, among others.
I am a Senior Editor at Organization Studies. I am also currently serving on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations. I also review for a variety of other leading scholarly journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and American Sociological Review.
2023 Academy of Management Review Best Article of the Year
2023 Finalist, Best Published Paper in Organization and Management Theory
2022 Best Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Review, August 2022
2021 Schulich Research Excellence Fellowship
2020 Mike Wright Prize for Best Journal of Management Studies Reviewer
2020 Best Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Journal, August 2020
2020 Best Developmental Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Review
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 Article of 2009 from International Small Business Journal (with Dirk De Clercq)
Logics of Social Research (Ph.D.)
Theorizing and Theoretical Contribution (Ph.D.)
Resilience to Catastrophic Failure in Organizations (Undergraduate)
Organizations and Their Environments (Undergraduate)
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project TitleCanadian Public Sector's Response to COVID-19 Pandemic: Conflicting Logics, Emotions and Rhetoric RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$281,111.00 Year Awarded2022 Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) 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)
Lok, J., Creed, D., DeJordy, R., & Voronov, M. (2017). Living institutions: Brining Emotions into Organizational Institutionalism. In Greenwood, R., Oliver, C., Lawrence, T.B., & Meyer, R.E. The Sage Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism (2nd Ed), pp. 591-620. London: Sage.
De Clercq, D., & Voronov, M. (2011). Entrepreneurial Legitimacy as a Set of Discursive Practices. In E. Bonet, & G. Ilipiniar (Eds.), Rhetoric and Management Research. Copenhagen Business School Press.
Voronov, M., & Woodworth, W.P. (2011). OD Discourse and Domination. In D. Boje, B. Burnes, & J. Hassard (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Organizational Change. London, UK: Routledge.
Voronov, M., Wolfram-Cox, J., LeTrent-Jones, T.G. and Weir, D. (2009). Introduction: Intersections of Critical Management Research and Practice: A Multi-Domain Perspective. In J. Wolfram Cox, T.G. LeTrent-Jones, M. Voronov, and D. Weir, (Eds.), Critical Management Studies at Work: Negotiating Tensions between Theory and Practice. Edward Elgar.