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Jeannette Colyvas

Jeannette Colyvas

Associate Professor, Human Development and Social Policy
Associate Professor, Learning Sciences
Associate Professor and Executive Board Member , Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)
Associate Professor (by courtesy) , Department of Sociology
Associate Professor (by courtesy) , MORS, Kellogg School of Management
Faculty Affiliate , Institute for Policy Research
Director of Undergraduate Programs , School of Education and Social Policy


Annenberg Hall
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, IL 60208-0001
Phone: (847) 467-5020

Awards/Honors

  • 2016 - Academic Leadership Program Fellow, Committee on Institutional Cooperation
  • 2015 - Visiting Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • 2012 - Northwestern Multicultural Student Affairs Faculty Recognition
  • 2011 - Honor Roll recipient for Northwestern undergraduate teaching, Northwestern Associated Student Government
  • 2010 - School of Education and Social Policy Teacher of the Year
  • 2007 - Honor Roll recipient for Northwestern undergraduate teaching, Northwestern Associated Student Government.

Research/Scholarship

Education

Year Degree Institution
2007 PhD Stanford University
MA, Sociology, MA, East Asian Studies Stanford University

Selected Publications

Debbie Kim and Jeannette A. Colyvas (2016). Ideological Call to Arms: Analyzing the character and maintenance of institutional contradictions in US electoral politics and education policy, 1952-2008. Forthcoming, Research in the Sociology of Organizations.

Colyvas, Jeannette A. and Maroulis, Spiro (2015). Moving from an Exception to a Rule: Analyzing Mechanisms in Emergence-Based Institutionalization. Organization Science Vol. 26, No. 2 (Runner up Best Paper Award, Academy of Management OMT Division): 601-621.
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Colyvas, Jeannette A., Warren Little, Judith, Spillane, James (2015). Investigating Practice in Educational Research: Conceptual Challenges and Possibilities. Under Review.

Jeannette A. Colyvas and Eleanor Anderson (2015). Institutionalization's Quadrant and the Micro Macro Dimension in Organizational Analysis. Under Review.

Hwang, Hokyu and Colyvas, Jeannette A. (2014). Actors, Actors! Actors? The Proliferation of Actors and Its Consequences in Institutional Theory. Under Review.

Colyvas, Jeannette A. and Maroulis, Spiro. (2012). Academic Laboratories and the Reproduction of Proprietary Science: Modeling Organizational Rules through Autocatalytic Networks in Padgett, J., and Powell, W. W., The Emergence of Organizations and Markets  Princeton University Press.

Colyvas, Jeannette A. (2012). Performance Metrics as Formal Structures and Through the Lens of Mechanisms: how do they work and how do they influence?. American Journal of Education 118 ( 2): 167-197.
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Colyvas, Jeannette A., Snellman, Kaisa, Bercovitz, Janet,and Feldman, Maryann (2012). Disentangling Effort and Performance: A Renewed Look at Gender Differences in Commercializing Medical School Research. Journal of Technology Transfer 12 (37): 478-489.
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Colyvas, Jeannette A. and Jonsson, Stephan (2011). Ubiquity and Legitimacy: Disentangling Diffusion and Institutionalization. Sociological Theory 29(2): 27-53.
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Haeussler, Carolin and Colyvas, Jeannette A. (2011). Breaking the Ivory Tower: Academic Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences in UK and Germany. Research Policy 40(4): 41-54.
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Hwang, Hokyu and Colyvas, Jeannette A. (2011). Problematizing Actors and Institutions in Institutional Work. Journal of Management Inquiry 20 (1): 62-66 .
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Colyvas, Jeannette A. and Powell, Walter W. (2009). Measures, Metrics, and Myopia: The Challenges and Ramifications of Sustaining Academic Entrepreneurship. Advances in the Study of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Growth (19): 276-298.
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Powell, Walter W. and Jeannette A. Colyvas (2008). Microfoundations of Institutional Theory in Royston Greenwood, Christine Oliver, Kerstin Sahlin-Andersson, and Roy Suddaby, editors, Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism (pp. 276-98). Sage Publishers.
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Colyvas, Jeannette A. (2007). Factories, Hazards, and Contamination: Metaphors and Recombinant DNA in University and Biotechnology. Minerva 45: 143-159.
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Colyvas, Jeannette A. (2007). From Divergent Meanings to Common Practices: The Early Institutionalization of Technology Transfer in the Life Sciences at Stanford University. Research Policy 36: 456-476.

Powell, Walter W., Jason Owen-Smith, and Jeannette A. Colyvas (2007). Innovation and Emulation: Lessons from the Experiences of US Universities in Selling Private Rights to Public Knowledge. Minerva 45: 143-159.

Colyvas, Jeannette A. and Walter W. Powell (2007). From Vulnerable to Venerated: The Institutionalization of Academic Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences. Research in the Sociology of Organizations 25: 219-259.

Colyvas, Jeannette A. and Walter W. Powell (2006). Roads to Institutionalization: The Remaking of Boundaries between Public and Private Science. Research in Organizational Behavior 27 : 315-363 .

Colyvas, Jeannette, Annetine Gelijns, and Nathan Rosenberg (2003). Intellectual Property Rights and the Rise of Academic Medical Centers in O. Grandstrand, Economics, Law and Intellectual Property (pp. 155-176 ). Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Colyvas, Jeannette, Michal Crow. Annetine Gelijns, Roberto Mazzolini Richard R. Nelson, Nathan Rosenberg and Bhaven Sampat (2002). How do University Inventions Get Into Practice. Management Science 48: 61-72.
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Grants/Funding

Year Title Source Period Amount Status
2017 Investigating the microfoundations of socioeconomic impact of university-industry relations Novo Nordisk Foundation 2017 - 2020 $Euro 1,300,000 Funded
PI:     Marcel Bogers (Project Leader), Elena Tavella, Karin Beukel, Maria Theresa Norn, Erik Bisgaard Madsen, Pablo D'Este, Toke Reinholt, Beverly Tyler, Jeannette Colyvas

2011 The Use of Empirical Research to Protect Juvenile Due Process Rights W.T. Grant Foundation 2011 - 2013 $25,000 Funded
PI: Colyvas, Jeannette    April Faith-Slaker (graduate student)

2009 Unexamined Consequences: Analyzing the Impact of Early Exposure to Proprietary Science on Careers and Knowledge Production National Science Foundation, Section on Science and Society. 2009 - 2011 $110,000 Funded
PI: Colyvas, Jeannette   

2009 The Use of Empirical Research to Protect Juvenile Due Process Rights Institute for Policy Research 2009 - 2011 $5,000 Funded
PI: Colyvas, Jeannette    April Faith-Slaker (graduate student)

2008 Careers and Commerce: The Transformation of Scientific Research and Training Practices in Universities and Beyond Northwestern University Research Grant 2008 - 2009 $3500 Funded
PI: Colyvas, Jeannette   

Research Interests

Organizations and entrepreneurship; institutions and networks; comparing public, private, and non-profit forms of organizing; university-industry interfaces; public and private science.

Teaching/Advising

Courses

HDSP 451

Organizations, Institutions and Society: Persistence and Change Among Public, Private, and Non-Profit Sectors This graduate seminar will introduce theories of institutional persistence and change in the context of public, private, and nonprofit settings. The course is organized as a seminar and will blend foundational studies in institutional theory with contemporary work, from sociology, organization sciences, education and nonprofit studies. An overarching theme of the course addresses how new practices and organizational forms spread (diffusion), how they stick (institutionalization) and how they take the form that they do (emergence). Topics covered will include accountability and performance; organizational learning; contemporary debates about social mechanisms, and micro-foundations of institutional theory. Ideally, this course will provide a platform for students to develop and advance their own research projects, in the form of a research proposal, for beginning doctoral students, or an empirical analysis for more advanced students.

LOC 306

Studies in Organizational Change Organizations are ubiquitous. For most of us, our initial encounter with the world is in an organization a hospital. We spend the bulk of our childhood and adolescence attending another organization the school. Most Americans - approximately 90% will work in an organization as distinct from being self-employed. Organizations are a fixture in our lives at an early age. The ubiquity of organizations is such that we often take them for granted, rarely stopping to consider how they influence our lives. Organizational change has garnered considerable attention from academics, private consultants and policy-makers. This interest cuts across organizational sectors for-profit, non-profit, and government organizations. This class focuses on organizational change. Studies in Organizational Change is an advanced course in the Learning & Organizational Change major designed to introduce students to key constructs and ideas about change in organizations. The class is organized as follows: We will begin with a discussion of the notion of change in general and organizational change in particular. We will identify four levels of analysis that scholars who study organizational change focus on individual, group, organization, and institution. We will then examine different levers or resources for organizational change including routines, human capital, social capital, technology, culture, identity and organizational environments. We will conclude by considering LOC 306, Fall 2010 how these resources interact with aspects of the organization such as time and developmental stage. Throughout the class, students will be expected to constantly apply the constructs and ideas to particular cases of organizational change.

LOC 311

Tools for Organizational Analysis Understanding cause-and-effect relationships pertaining to organizational behavior and performance.

LRN_SCI 451

Topics (25): Organizations, Institutions and Society: Persistence and Change Among Public, Private and Non-Profit Sectors This graduate seminar will introduce theories of institutional persistence and change in the context of public, private, and nonprofit settings. The course is organized as a seminar and will blend foundational studies in institutional theory with contemporary work, from sociology, organization sciences, education and nonprofit studies. An overarching theme of the course addresses how new practices and organizational forms spread (diffusion), how they stick (institutionalization) and how they take the form that they do (emergence). Topics covered will include accountability and performance; organizational learning; contemporary debates about social mechanisms, and micro-foundations of institutional theory. Ideally, this course will provide a platform for students to develop and advance their own research projects, in the form of a research proposal, for beginning doctoral students, or an empirical analysis for more advanced students.


Service/Recognition

Professional Service

Year Organization Position Description
2007 - 2013 American Sociological Association (ASA), European Group on Organizational Studies (EGOS), Academy of Management (AOM), Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), INFORMS Professional Memberships  
2007 - 2013 Academy of Management Journal, Research Policy, Organization Studies, Organization Science, American Sociological Review, Spencer Foundation, National Science Foundation, WT Grant Foundation Ad Hoc Reviewer  
0000 - 0000 National Science Foundation Panel Member (panel section and dates are confidential)  

Editorial Boards

Year Journal Name Position
2012 - 2016 Research in the Sociology of Organizations Advisory Board
2012 - 2016 Journal of Technology Transfer Editorial Board Member
2011 - 2015 Sociological Theory Editorial Board Member


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