Leanne Hedberg


Michael Lounsbury

Royston Greenwood

Research Interests

  • Social movements
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Social innovations
  • Cross-sector collaborations
  • Institutional complexity
  • Grand challenges

My research interests focus on how social movements become translated as they grow and enter organizations (i.e. corporations). This is important to me because social movements, while aiming to positively transform society by addressing wicked problems, often face challenges like cooptation as they enter the corporate sphere where, perhaps, the greatest potential exists for social transformation. Why does this happen? What needs to change in order to mitigate the filtering of broader social movement values that often takes place?

I am also interested in how differing types of organizations (i.e. those with very different missions) work together toward the greater good. Currently, my research setting is on local food systems.


Hedberg L., Luchak, A., (2017). Founder attachment style and its effects on socioemotional wealth objectives and HR system design. Human Resource Management Review (HRMR).

Gellatly, I. R., & Hedberg, L. (2016). Consequences of organizational commitment: Employee turnover and absenteeism. In J. P. Meyer’s (Ed.), The Handbook of Employee Commitment. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

Moses, M. D. & Hedberg, L., (2017), Heritage Chickens: The challenge of genetic sustainability. Ivey Publishing Business Case Study.

Tummerman, M., Hedberg, L., (2012), Increasing Medical Team Cohesion Using 360-degree Feedback Processes. Volume 111(1), Western Medical Society.