He is the TELUS Professor of Strategic Management and Associate Dean (Research) at the University of Alberta, and a Visiting Professor at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. He received his PhD from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. His research interests include the management of organizational design and change, usually from the perspective of institutional theory, and his favoured empirical settings involve professional service firms. In 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Management. He is the current Chair-Designate of the Organization and Management Theory Division of the Academy of Management.