Seminar with Professor Roy Suddaby

Guest lecture by Professor Roy Suddaby, University of Victoria. 'From Painted Horses to Zebras: Legitimating China’s Economic Transition with Rhetorical History.’

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 15:00 to 17:00


Roy Suddaby is an expert on organizational and social change. He’s specifically interested in how organizations use symbolic resources—such as legitimacy, authenticity and history—to gain competitive advantage. “For instance,” says Suddaby, “corporations are increasingly recognizing that their history is a competitive resource that they can use to their advantage. 
It can be used as a marketing tool to create a sense of identity for employees, or to gain an advantage over competitors by appearing environmentally sustainable (commonly known as greenwashing).”Roy Suddaby currently works at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria and Newcastle University Business School.
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