Organizers

John A. Amis (johnamis@memphis.edu) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Memphis. His research interests center on issues of organizational and institutional change. He has had over 50 articles and book chapters published, including papers in Academy of Management Journal, American Journal of Public Health, Human Relations, Organizational Research Methods, and Journal of Sport Management. His current research on childhood obesity policy was funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Amis was runner up for the 2004 Academy of Management Journal ‘Best Paper’ award, and has also twice won best paper awards from the Southern Management Association. In 2009, he was awarded the University of Memphis’ Distinguished Teaching Award. He has served on several editorial boards including currently Academy of Management Review.

Thomas B. Lawrence (tom_lawrence@sfu.ca) is the W. J. VanDusen Professor of Management at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. His research focuses on the dynamics of power, change and institutions in organizations and organizational fields. It has appeared in leading academic journals including Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Organization, and the Journal of Management. He is a co-editor (with Stewart Clegg, Cynthia Hardy and Walter Nord) of the Sage Handbook of Organization Studies, Second Edition (Sage Publications, 2006), and (with Roy Suddaby and Bernard Leca) Institutional Work: Actors and Agency in Institutional Studies of Organizations (Cambridge University Press 2009). .

Kamal Munir is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy at University of Cambridge, where he has been based since 2000. He obtained his PhD in Organization and Management Theory from McGill University, Canada. Kamal has published several articles in organizational journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Industrial and Corporate Change, Organization Studies and Research Policy. In addition, he has written numerous articles for prominent newspapers and magazines such The Financial Times, The Guardian, Financial Express India, Dawn, Herald and World Business. Kamal has acted as a consultant or advisor to several multilateral agencies and government departments including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the Government of Pakistan.

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