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Johanne Ward-Grosvold

Dr, Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)


Accepting Doctoral 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 doctoral students

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

Award Date: 14 Oct 2015

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 16 Sep 2010

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bath

Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

Bachelor of Science, University of Bath

Award Date: 1 Jan 2000

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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., 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)
52 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
  • 17 Citations (Scopus)
    96 Downloads (Pure)
    Open Access
  • 25 Citations (Scopus)
    200 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