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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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Projects 2012 2015

KTP with Waitrose Ltd

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


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Research Output 2007 2017

3 Citations

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Institutional work
Institutional logics
Exogenous shocks
4 Citations
Open Access
business school
2 Citations

Women on corporate boards: a comparative institutional analysis

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

family education
Corporate boards
Comparative institutional analysis
34 Citations
Corporate reputation
And supply chain management
Supply chain management
Supply chain
3 Citations

Management models and priorities in member associations: Is credit unions' community involvement crowded-out?

Forker, J., Grosvold, J. & Ward, A. M., Apr 2014, In : Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly . 43, S2, p. 105S-123S 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

financial management
financial service