Christopher Steele

Christopher Steele is Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Organization at the Alberta Business School, of the University of Alberta. His research interests include the production and use of knowledge, the formation and influence of collective intentionality and identity, and the internal dynamics of practices and institutions. His current research projects use qualitative methods to explore these topics in the contexts of U.S. healthcare, and of U.S. business intelligence and analytics. This research draws from various literatures, including practice theory, institutional theory, cultural sociology, and the sociology of knowledge. These literatures also form the basis of several theoretical projects, extending beyond this empirical work. Along with Klaus Weber, he is currently working on theorizing the multiple ways in which materiality expresses and enacts moral principles and understandings. His work has been published in Research in the Sociology of Organizations and Advances in Group Processes, and is forthcoming in the Academy of Management Review.