Stine Grodal

Dean’s Research Scholar Associate Professor, Strategy and Innovation Faculty Director, Honors Program

Stine Grodal’s main stream of research examines institutional change. In particular she investigates the emergence of new organizational fields and organizations’ responses to changes in their institutional environment by asking how institutional logics, symbols and localized meaning structures facilitate and constrain change processes. Dr. Grodal is interested in the use of labels, and the role labels play as carries of meaning and agents of change. She investigates how labels assume multiple meanings across institutional contexts, and how organizations use labels in order to redefine boundaries and meaning structure, attract resources, and improve their competitive advantage. Most of her research has focused on tobacco, nanotechnology and the legal service sector.

    Education
  • PhD, Stanford University, 2007
  • MA, University of Copenhagen, 2001
  • BA, University of Copenhagen, 1998
    Publications
  • Zunino, D., Suarez, F., Grodal, S. (In Press). "Familiarity, Creativity, and the Adoption of Category Labels in Technology Industries", Organization Science
  • Lounsbury, M., Cornelissen, J., Granqvist, N., Grodal, S. (2019). "Culture, innovation and entrepreneurship", Innovation, 21 (1), 1-12
  • Zunino, D., Suarez, F., Grodal, S. (2019). "Familiarity, Creativity, and the Adoption of Category Labels in Technology Industries", Organization Science, 30 (1), 169-190
  • Grodal, S. (2018). "Field Expansion and Contraction: How Communities Shape Social and Symbolic Boundaries", Administrative Science Quarterly, 63 (4), 783-818
  • Grodal, S., O'Mahony, S. (2017). "How does a grand challenge become displaced? Explaining the duality of field mobilization", Academy of Management Journal, 60 (5), 1801-1827
  • Grodal, S., Kahl, S. (2017). "The Discursive Perspective of Market Categorization: Interaction, Power, and Context", Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 51 149-182
  • Suarez, F., Grodal, S. (2015). "Mastering the "Name Your Product Category" Game", Sloan Management Review, 56 (2), 23-29
  • Chang, M., Grodal, S. (2019). "The Duality of Salient Exemplars for Prototype Evolution: The Creation of the Category AIDS", Academy of Management Proceedings, 2019 (1), 18460-18460
  • Kahl, S., Grodal, S. (2016). "Discursive strategies and radical technological change: Multilevel discourse analysis of the early computer (1947-1958)", Strategic Management Journal, 37 (1), 149-166
  • Suarez, F., Grodal, S., Gotsopoulos, A. (2015). "Perfect timing? Dominant category, dominant design, and the window of opportunity for firm entry", Strategic Management Journal, 36 (3), 437-448
  • Grodal, S., Nelson, A., Siino, R. (2015). "Help-Seeking and Help-Giving as an Organizational Routine: Continual Engagement in Innovative Work", Academy of Management Journal, 58 (1), 136-168
  • Grodal, S., Gotsopoulos, A., Suarez, F. (2015). "The Coevolution of Technologies and Categories During Industry Emergence", Academy of Management Review, 40 (3), 423-445
  • Grodal, S., Kahl, S. (2015). Multi-level Discourse Analysis: A Structured Approach to Analyzing Longitudinal Data."Doing Innovative Qualitative Research in Organizations: Paths to Cool Ideas and Interesting Papers", Routledge
  • Grodal, ., Thoma, . (2014). "Cross-Pollination in Science and Technology: Concept Mobility in the Nanobiotechnology Field", Annals of Economics and Statistics (115/116), 57-57
  • Grodal, S., Granqvist, N. (2014). Great Expectations: Discourse and Affect during Field Emergence."Research on Emotions in Organizations", Emerald Group 139-166
  • Granqvist, N., Grodal, S., Woolley, J. (2013). "Hedging Your Bets: Explaining Executives' Market Labeling Strategies in Nanotechnology", Organization Science, 24 (2), 395-413
  • Grodal, S. (2013). New Organizational Forms."The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management", Springer
  • Barley, S., Meyerson, D., Grodal, S. (2011). "E-mail as a Source and Symbol of Stress", Organization Science, 22 (4), 887-906
  • GRANQVIST, N., GRODAL, S., WOOLLEY, J. (2009). "EXECUTIVES' LABELING STRATEGIES IN EMERGING DOMAINS OF ACTIVITY: CONSTRUCTING AND USING NASCENT MARKET LABELS.", Academy of Management Proceedings, 2009 (1), 1-6
  • Castellaci, F., Grodal, S., Mendonca, S., Wibe, M. (2005). "Advances and Challenges in Innovation Studies", Journal of Economic Issues, 39 (1), 91-121
  • Grodal, S."The Inauthenticity in legitimacy: Identity trade-offs in firms’ new market entry", Administrative Science Quarterly
  • Grodal, S."The Inauthenticity in legitimacy: Identity trade-offs in firms’ new market entry",
  • Grodal, S."The Aesthetic Evolution of Technology Products: Cultural Trends and Categorical Aspirations in the U.S. Hearing Aid Industry (1945-2015)", Administrative Science Quarterly
    Research Presentations
  • Grodal, S. Junkies, queers and babies: Achieving category cohesion during the evolution of the category “AIDS” (1978-1985), 2019
  • Grodal, S. Junkies, queers and babies: How medical professionals created the category AIDS (1978-1985), 2019
  • Grodal, S. Problematizing categories in qualitative analysis: Implications for theory building, 2019
  • Grodal, S. Junkies, queers and babies: How medical professionals created the category AIDS (1978-1985), 2019
  • Grodal, S. Platform identity and entrepreneurs’ narrative strategies, 2019
  • Grodal, S. How legitimacy and competition jointly shape innovation adoption: Evidence from digital platforms, 2019
  • Grodal, S. , Anteby, M. , Holm, A. Problematizing Categories in Qualitative Research, 2019
  • Grodal, S. Big, beige and bulky: Aesthetic shifts in the hearing aid industry (1945-2015), Cass Business School, London, UK, 2018
  • Grodal, S. Big, beige and bulky: Aesthetic shifts in the hearing aid industry (1945-2015), Imperial College London, London, UK, 2018
  • Grodal, S. Big, beige and bulky: Aesthetic shifts in the hearing aid industry (1945-2015), Aalto University, 2018
  • Grodal, S. Big, beige and bulky: Aesthetic shifts in the hearing aid industry (1945-2015), Judge Business School Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, 2018
  • Grodal, S. Big, beige and bulky: Aesthetic shifts in the hearing aid industry (1945-2015), Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, 2018
  • Grodal, S. Big, beige and bulky: Aesthetic shifts in the hearing aid industry (1945-2015), EM Lyon, Lyon, France, 2018
  • Grodal, S. Big, beige and bulky: Aesthetic shifts in the hearing aid industry (1945-2015), SKEMA Business School, Sophia Antipolis, France, 2018
  • Grodal, S. Big, beige and bulky: Aesthetic shifts in the hearing aid industry (1945-2015), IE Business School, Madrid, Spain, 2018
  • Grodal, S. Europe vs. U.S.: Learning the different Tricks of the Trade, IE Business School, Madrid, Spain, 2017
  • Grodal, S. How Core and Peripheral Communities Shape the Boundaries of an Organizational Field, New York University, NYC, NY, 2017
  • Suarez, F. , Grodal, S. , Gotsopoulos, A. Perfect Timing?: Dominant Category and the Window of Opportunity for Entry into Emerging Markets, Catholic University of Portugal, Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal, 2012
  • Grodal, S. Moving beyond labels: Texts, images and asymmetries in categorization
    Awards and Honors
  • 2018, TIM Best Paper Award, Academy of Management TIM division
  • 2018, AMJ Best Paper Award 2017, Academy of Management
  • 2015, Positive Organizational Scholarship Best Paper Award, The Center for Positive Organizations, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
  • 2014, OMT Best Symposium Award 2014, Academy of Management
  • 2014, 2014 Broderick Prize for Excellence in Research Scholarship, Boston University School of Management
  • 2011, Finalist Best Paper Award, TIM Division, AoM, Academy of Management, TIM Division
  • 2010, 2009 EGOS Best Paper Award, EGOS