• Assistant professor Sean Buchanan wearing blue shirt & tie
  • Associate Professor
    The Associates Fellow in Business Administration

    Business Administration Department
    Room 654 Drake Centre
    181 Freedman Crescent
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5V4

    T: 204-474-8423

    Curriculum vitae


Sean Buchanan is an Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. He earned his PhD from the Schulich School of Business at York University. His research broadly focuses on the relationships among actors, institutions, and social and environmental issues, and specifically seeks to understand the dynamics of change and stability in organizational fields, industries, and occupations struggling with environmental sustainability, economic inequality, or stigmatization. His research has been published in Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Human Relations, Journal of World Business, and Organization. He teaches Business and Society (GMGT 1010) and Seminar in Management and Capitalism (GMGT 4210) at Asper.

Research Interests

  • Social and environmental issues in business
  • Institutional theory
  • Qualitative methods

Recent Publications

Buchanan, S., Zietsma, C. and Matten, D. (2022). “Settlement Constellations and the Dynamics of Fields Formed around Social and Environmental Issues.” Organization Science. Forthcoming.

Buchanan, S. and Barnett, M. (2022). “Inside the Velvet Glove: Sustaining Private Regulatory Institutions through Hollowing and Fortifying.Organization Science. Forthcoming.

Ruebottom, T., Buchanan, S., Voronov, M. and Toubiana, M. (2022). “Commercializing the Practice of Voyeurism: How Businesses Leverage Authenticity and Transgression to Create Value.Academy of Management Review. 47(3): 466-488.

Phung, K., Buchanan, S., Toubiana, M., Ruebottom, T. and Turchick-Hakak. (2021). “When Stigma Doesn’t Stick: Stigma Deflection and Occupational Stratification in the Sharing Economy.Journal of Management Studies. 58(4): 1107-1139.