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Johanne Ward-Grosvold

Dr, Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)


Accepting PhD Students


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Research interests

My main research interests are in corporate governance, CSR and institutional theory. A key area of expertise is the representation of women on corporate boards. I have conducted extensive research into the prevalence of women corporate board directors and the impact of national, industry and firm level determinants in engendering demographically diverse corporate boards of directors. I am currently involved in research relating to corporate boards and shareholder activism, the prevalence of policy-practice decoupling as regards women on the board, and the role of organisational ambidexterity and environmental management.

Willing to supervise PhD

I welcome queries from prospective PhD students, who are interested in pursuing a PhD in any of my key areas of interest.

Education/Academic qualification

Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bath

Bachelor of Science, University of Bath

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KTP with Waitrose Ltd

Roath, T., Pavelin, S. & Ward-Grosvold, J.

Innovate UK


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output

New modes of managing grand challenges: Cross-sector collaboration and the refugee crisis of the Asia Pacific

Quayle, A., Ward-Grosvold, J. & Chapple, E., 1 Nov 2019, In : Australian Journal of Management. 44, 4, p. 665-686 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)
44 Downloads (Pure)

Environmental managers and institutional work: reconciling tensions of competing institutional logics

Dahlman, F. & Grosvold, J., 30 Apr 2017, In : Business Ethics Quarterly. 27, 2, p. 263-291 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 15 Citations (Scopus)
    87 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 23 Citations (Scopus)
    172 Downloads (Pure)

    Women on corporate boards: a comparative institutional analysis

    Grosvold, J., Rayton, B. & Brammer, S., 1 Nov 2016, In : Business & Society. 55, 8, p. 1157-1196 40 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 13 Citations (Scopus)
    118 Downloads (Pure)


    Where are all the women? Institutional context and the prevalence of women on the corporate board of directors

    Author: Ward-Grosvold, J., 1 Jul 2009

    Supervisor: Brammer, S. (Supervisor) & Rayton, B. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD