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A. Wren Montgomery

Assistant Professor

Office: Odette Building, Room 447
Phone: 519-253-3000, ext 4291
E-mail: wren.montgomery@uwindsor.ca

Education:
Ph.D.               Queen's University (Canada)
                       Queen's School of Business

   University of Michigan (U.S.A.)
   Visiting Ph.D. Student,
   Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise

M.B.A.              University of British Columbia (Canada) and

   Rotterdam School of Management
  
(Netherlands - exchange)

B.A. (Honours)  McGill University (Canada)

Background: 
Dr. Montgomery currently holds a Visiting Research Scholar position at the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, located jointly between the Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment.  She is also cross-appointed at the University of Windsor’s Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER). Before returning to academia Dr. Montgomery worked as a government relations and management consultant, as well as a policy analyst and strategist at senior levels of government.

Research Interests:
Dr. Montgomery’s research interests include field and institutional change, water risk, corporate sustainability and greenwashing, and environmental and social entrepreneurship. Her research has been published in the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Organization and Environment, Research in the Sociology of Organizations and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings and presented at Academy of Management and Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability conferences, among others.  In 2016 Dr. Montgomery’s research won both the OMT Best Paper on Environmental and Social Practices Award and the ONE Best Dissertation Award at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting.  Her research has also been featured in University of Michigan and Queen’s University media, in public talks and whitepapers, and has informed public and private managers and policymakers.

Journal Publications:
Corbett, J. and Montgomery, A.W. (forthcoming). “Environmental Entrepreneurship and Interorganizational Arrangements: A Model of Social-benefit Market Creation.” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Montgomery, A.W., Lyon, T.P. and Zhao, D. (forthcoming). “Not a Drop to Drink? Drinking Water Quality, System Ownership, and Stakeholder Attention.” Research in the Sociology of Organizations.

Lyon, T.P, Montgomery, A.W. and Zhao, D. (2017) “A Change Would Do You Good: Privatization, Municipalization, and Drinking Water Quality”. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Montgomery, A.W. (2016) “Think Global, Drink Local: Field Configuring Interactions and the Detroit Water Crisis.” Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Lyon, T.P. and Montgomery, A.W. (2015) “The Means and End of Greenwash.” Organization & Environment, 28(2), 223-249.

Lyon, T.P. and Montgomery, A.W. (2013). “Tweetjacked: The Impact of Social Media on Corporate Greenwash.” Journal of Business Ethics, 118(4), 747-757. (Financial Times 45 list)

Montgomery, A.W., Dacin, P.A. and Dacin, M.T. (2012) “Collective Social Entrepreneurship: Collaboratively Shaping Social Good.” Journal of Business Ethics, 111(3), 375-388. (Financial Times 45 list)

Grants & Awards:
Winner 2016 Best Paper on Environmental and Social Practices Award, Academy of Management Conference, OMT Division.

Winner 2016 Best Dissertation Award, Academy of Management Conference, ONE Division.

SSHRC Insight Development Grant, $49,305, 2016 (Co-investigator)

Canadian Water Network $50,000, 2016 (Co-investigator)

Office of Research and Innovation Services (ORIS) Research Grant, $4,800, 2016 (Principal Investigator)

Visiting Research Scholar appointment, University of Michigan, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, 2015-17

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, US$75,000, 2015 (Co-investigator)

NBS Impact on Practice Award, runner-up 2015, Academy of Management Conference, ONE Division.

Visiting PhD Student appointment, University of Michigan, Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, 2013-15