Faculty member Jeff Inman is a recipient of the 2014 MSI/H. Paul Root Prize for his research that mapped out a shopper's path through the grocery store. The work found that for every 55 feet traveled, people spend another dollar in impulsive buys.
Brett Crawford joined the faculty of the Katz School in 2013 after earning his Ph.D. from the Department of Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School. Previously he held positions as a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Michigan and has taught at Northwestern University, Wayne State University, and the ESAN Graduate School of Business. Dr. Crawford’s current research includes a pair of projects focusing on legitimacy and organizational fields within the context of community development organizations and inter-community strategies. In his first project, he is exploring the role of legitimated interests in the formation and ongoing construction of organizational fields within the context of American Chambers of Commerce. In his second project, he is working to better understand the historical emergence of the ideology of environmental stewardship within the inter-organizational relationships of community development organizations, voluntary associations, and various levels of government. Dr. Crawford’s research has been presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management and workshops sponsored by Organization Studies and the ABC Network. He is a member of the Academy of Management and the American Sociological Association.
Crawford, B. “The Cultural Construction of Legitimated Interests: The Rise of American Chambers of Commerce.”
Crawford, B. “Caring is Sharing: Legitimizing Plurality in Community Development Organizations.”
Crawford, B. & Branch, J. “Rural Community Development as Institutional Work: An Ethnography.”
Crawford, B. “Towards Construct Clarity of Legitimated Interests.”
Crawford, B.; Anspach, R.; Fuhrel-Forbis, A.; Lin, K.; Parmami, S. & De Vries, R. “Oil and Water: A Disjuncture in the Normative Professionalization of Physicians.”
Ad Hoc Reviewer of Journal of Management Inquiry, International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets
Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
Brett enjoys spending time outdoors with his family.