Sean Buchanan
Sean Buchanan
Position Assistant Professor
Department Business Administration
Office 654 Drake Centre
Phone 204-474-8423

Curriculum vitae ►

Research Interests

Institutional change and stability; Business Collective Action; Corporate social and environmental performance; Organizational fields; Comparative institutional analysis

Teaching Interests

Business and Society, Organizational Theory, Sustainability


Sean is an Assistant 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. Sean’s research broadly focuses on the relationships among actors, institutions, and society and specifically seeks to understand how the interactions between actors and institutions shape social and environmental outcomes. His research has been published in Human Relations, Organization and the Academy of Management Proceedings. His current research projects focus on the role of trade associations in the evolution of social and environmental sustainability in the Canadian Mining industry and on consumer debt practices in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis.