Associate Professor Jaco   Lok
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Associate Professor Jaco Lok

Business School
MBA Programs

Awards:

  • Honorable Mention for the 2007 OMT Best Paper Paper Awards at the annual Academy of Management Meeting
  • OMT Best Paper Award 2006 at the annual Academy of Management Meeting
  • Best Paper Award Winter Doctoral Conference 2005, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
  • Hewlett-Packard Strategy Prize for best graduate thesis Netherlands, 1997

Research Interests:

  • The role of discourse and identity in (de-)institutionalization processes
  • Theory of stability and change of institutionalized organizational practices
  • Impact of rising power of institutional investors on strategy practice

ASB Profile: http://www.asb.unsw.edu.au/schools/Pages/JacoLok.aspx

 

Phone
+61 2 9385 9724
Location
Room 512, Australian School of Business building

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Lok J; Creed WED; DeJordy R, 2019, 'From Cruise Director to Rabbi: Authoring the Agentic Self through Conventions of Narrative Necessity', in Microfoundations of Institutions, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 63 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/s0733-558x2019000065b036
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Lok J; Hwang H; Höllerer MA, 2016, '‘Managers to the rescue!’: Evaluating the legacy of stewardship theory from an institutional perspective', in Qiu JXJ; Luo BN; Jackson C; Sanders K (ed.), Advancing organizational theory in a complex world, Taylor & Francis, New York, pp. 132 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315677293
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Creed WED; DeJordy R; Lok J, 2014, 'Myths to work by: Redemptive self-narratives and generative agency for organizational change', in Religion and Organization Theory, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 111 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/s0733-558x20140000041012
    Book Chapters |
    Lok J; Creed WED; DeJordy R; Voronov M, 'Living Institutions: Bringing Emotions into Organizational Institutionalism', in The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism, SAGE Publications Ltd, pp. 591 - 617, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446280669.n23
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Aquino K; Barrett FJ; Chen FX; de Rond M; DeCelles KA; DeJordy R; Lok J; Marrison A, 2021, 'Vigilantism, Violence, and the Defense of Social Order', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2021, pp. 11872 - 11872, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2021.11872symposium
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lok J; Badham RJ; de Rond M, 2020, 'Why Some Practices are Harder to Change than Others?', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2020, pp. 15324 - 15324, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2020.15324abstract
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lok J, 2019, 'Why (and How) Institutional Theory Can Be Critical: Addressing the Challenge to Institutional Theory’s Critical Turn', Journal of Management Inquiry, vol. 28, pp. 335 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1056492617732832
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lok J; Willmott H, 2019, 'Embedded Agency in Institutional Theory: Problem or Paradox?', Academy of Management Review, vol. 44, pp. 470 - 473, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amr.2017.0571
    Journal articles | 2016
    De Rond M; Lok J, 2016, 'Some things can never be unseen: The role of context in psychological injury at war', Academy of Management Journal, vol. 59, pp. 1965 - 1993, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amj.2015.0681
    Journal articles | 2016
    de Rond M; Lok J, 2016, '"Don't Ask Me If It's A Just War, It's Just War: A Contextual Perspective on Psychological Injury"', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2016, pp. 13605 - 13605, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2016.13605abstract
    Journal articles | 2014
    Creed WE; DeJordy, R. ; Lok J, 2014, 'Myths to work by: Redemptive Self-Narratives and Generative Agency for Organizational Change', Research in the Sociology of Organizations, vol. 41, pp. 111 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X_2014_0000041012
    Journal articles | 2013
    Lok J; WIllmott H, 2013, 'Identities and Identifications in Organizations: Dynamics of Antipathy, Deadlock, and Alliance', Journal of Management Inquiry, vol. 23, pp. 215 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1056492613504461
    Journal articles | 2012
    Lok J; De rond M, 2012, 'On the plasticity of institutions: Containing and restoring practice breakdowns at the Cambridge University Boat Club', Academy of Management Journal, vol. 56, pp. 185 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amj.2010.0688
    Journal articles | 2011
    Bartlett J; Tywoniak S; Cebon P; Lok J; Prichard C; Wilcox T, 2011, 'Stability and Change', Journal of Management and Organization, vol. 17, pp. 522 - 533, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1833367200001425
    Journal articles | 2010
    Lok J, 2010, 'Institutional Logics as Identity Projects', Academy of Management Journal, vol. 53, pp. 1305 - 1335, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amj.2010.57317866
    Journal articles | 2010
    Creed WED; DeJordy R; Lok J, 2010, 'Being the Change: Resolving Institutional Contradiction through Identity Work', Academy of Management Journal, vol. 53, pp. 1336 - 1364, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amj.2010.57318357
    Journal articles | 2010
    De Rond M; Lok J, 2010, 'Those who don't know don't need to know: On endogenous agency in traditiional institutions', Academy of Management 2010 Annual Meeting - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010
    Journal articles | 2008
    Lok J, 2008, 'Disorganization theory: Explorations in alternative organizational analysis', Organization Studies, vol. 29, pp. 909 - 913, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840606093610
    Journal articles | 2006
    Lok J; Willmott H, 2006, 'Institutional theory, language, and discourse analysis: a comment on Phillips, Lawrence, and Hardy.', Academy of Management Review, vol. 31, pp. 477 - 488
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Lok J; Creed WED; DeJordy R, 2019, 'From Cruise Director to Rabbi: Authoring the Agentic Self through Conventions of Narrative Necessity', in Microfoundations of Institutions, Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 63 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/s0733-558x2019000065b036
    Book Chapters | 2016
    Lok J; Hwang H; Höllerer MA, 2016, '‘Managers to the rescue!’: Evaluating the legacy of stewardship theory from an institutional perspective', in Qiu JXJ; Luo BN; Jackson C; Sanders K (ed.), Advancing organizational theory in a complex world, Taylor & Francis, New York, pp. 132 - 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315677293
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Creed WED; DeJordy R; Lok J, 2014, 'Myths to work by: Redemptive self-narratives and generative agency for organizational change', in Religion and Organization Theory, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 111 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/s0733-558x20140000041012
    Book Chapters |
    Lok J; Creed WED; DeJordy R; Voronov M, 'Living Institutions: Bringing Emotions into Organizational Institutionalism', in The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism, SAGE Publications Ltd, pp. 591 - 617, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446280669.n23
  • Conference Presentations | 2016
    Flores R; Chandler D; Kraatz M; Lok J; Walsh J; Rindova V; Spicer A; Besharov M, 2016, 'The Value Of Values For Organization Theory', presented at Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, United States, 05 August 2016 - 09 August 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Flores R; Chandler D; Kraatz M; Lok J; Walsh J; Rindova V; Besharov M; Spicer A, 2016, 'The value of values for organizational theory', in The value of values for organizational theory, Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, United States, presented at Academy of Management Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, United States, 05 August 2016 - 09 August 2016
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Lok J; Gupta A, 2015, 'Translating poverty into profits: The nature and limits of collective identity as an editing lens for institutional complexity', in 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2015, pp. 970 - 975, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2015.305
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Lok J; Willmott H; Voronov M, 2014, 'Emotions and (the Limits of) Institutional Control', in Emotions and (the Limits of) Institutional Control, EGOS, Rotterdam, presented at EGOS, Rotterdam, 03 July 2014 - 05 July 2014, http://www.egosnet.org/jart/prj3/egos/main.jart?rel=de&reserve-mode=active&content-id=1392376036788&subtheme_id=1334581237502
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Lok J; Khan A, 2013, 'The politics of intra-organizational institutional complexity', in Battilana J (ed.), The politics of intra-organizational institutional complexity, The Inaugural Paul R. Lawrence Conference, Harvard Business School, presented at The Inaugural Paul R. Lawrence Conference, Harvard Business School, 02 June 2013 - 04 October 2014, http://www.hbs.edu/faculty/conferences/2013-paulrlawrence/Documents/Intra-organizational%20politics%20of%20institutional%20complexity%20-%20Khan%20and%20Lok%20%202013%20Final.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Lok J; De Rond M, 2012, 'The relations between institutional logics, identity, and emotions', in The relations between institutional logics, identity, and emotions, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, 03 August 2012 - 07 August 2012
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Lok J; De Rond M, 2012, 'The relations between institutional logics, identity, and emotions', in The relations between institutional logics, identity, and emotions, EGOS, Helsinki, presented at EGOS, Helsinki, 05 July 2012 - 07 July 2012
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Lok J; Creed WED; Ventresca M, 2012, 'Institutions and Emotions', in Institutions and Emotions, EGOS, Helsinki, presented at EGOS, Helsinki, 04 July 2012 - 07 July 2012
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Lok J; Cebon P, 2011, 'Emotions and Neo-Institutional Theory: Towards a research agenda.', presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, 12 August 2011 - 16 August 2011
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Lok J; Creed WED, 2011, 'Reading institutional work for feeling.', presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, 12 August 2011 - 16 August 2011
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Lok J; Gupta A, 2011, 'Translating poverty into profits: Plural logics as editing lenses for the financialization of microfinance', in Translating poverty into profits: Plural logics as editing lenses for the financialization of microfinance, EGOS, Gothenburg, Sweden, presented at EGOS, Gothenburg, Sweden, 06 July 2011 - 09 July 2011
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Lok J; Powell W; Battilana J, 2010, 'Microfoundations of institutions', in Microfoundations of institutions, EGOS, Lisbon, presented at EGOS, Lisbon, 01 July 2010 - 03 July 2010
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Creed DE; DeJordy R; Lok J, 2009, 'Becoming the selves of the stories we tell: Resolving institutional contradictions through identity work and role use.', in Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting: AOM Best Conference Papers 2009, Academy of Management, Briarcliff Manor, NY, presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, 07 August 2009 - 11 August 2009
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Lok J, 2009, 'Theorizing the I in Institutional Theory', in Theorizing the I in Institutional Theory, Academy of Management, Briarcliff Manor, NY, presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, 07 August 2009 - 11 August 2009
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Creed DE; DeJordy R; Lok J, 2009, 'Institutional entrepreneurship of the self: Resolving institutional contradictions through identity work and role use', in Institutional entrepreneurship of the self: Resolving institutional contradictions through identity work and role use, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, 07 August 2009 - 11 August 2009
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Lok J, 2009, 'The logic of shareholder value as an identity project.', in Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting: AOM Best Conference Papers 2009, Academy of Management, Briarcliff Manor, NY, presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA, 07 August 2009 - 11 August 2009
    Conference Presentations | 2008
    Lok J, 2008, 'Institutionalizing shareholders as owners (but not quite…) and management as their agents (but not quite…).', presented at 24th EGOS Conference - European Group for Organizational Studies 2008, Amsterdam, 10 July 2008 - 11 July 2008
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Lok J, 2007, 'Fetishists, politicians and resistors: Role theory as a lens for understanding institutional actors.', in Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting: AOM Best Conference Papers 2009, Academy of Management, Briarcliff Manor, NY, presented at Academy of Management Conference,, Philadelphia., http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=buh&AN=26516257&site=ehost-live
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Lok J, 2006, 'Steps towards a theory of institutional stability and change as dialectically related opposites', in Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting: AOM Best Conference Papers 2009, Academy of Management, Briarcliff Manor, NY, presented at Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, 11 August 2006 - 16 August 2006, http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=buh&AN=27175652&site=ehost-live
    Journal articles | 2021
    Aquino K; Barrett FJ; Chen FX; de Rond M; DeCelles KA; DeJordy R; Lok J; Marrison A, 2021, 'Vigilantism, Violence, and the Defense of Social Order', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2021, pp. 11872 - 11872, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2021.11872symposium
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lok J; Badham RJ; de Rond M, 2020, 'Why Some Practices are Harder to Change than Others?', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2020, pp. 15324 - 15324, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2020.15324abstract
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lok J, 2019, 'Why (and How) Institutional Theory Can Be Critical: Addressing the Challenge to Institutional Theory’s Critical Turn', Journal of Management Inquiry, vol. 28, pp. 335 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1056492617732832
    Journal articles | 2019
    Lok J; Willmott H, 2019, 'Embedded Agency in Institutional Theory: Problem or Paradox?', Academy of Management Review, vol. 44, pp. 470 - 473, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amr.2017.0571
    Journal articles | 2016
    De Rond M; Lok J, 2016, 'Some things can never be unseen: The role of context in psychological injury at war', Academy of Management Journal, vol. 59, pp. 1965 - 1993, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amj.2015.0681
    Journal articles | 2016
    de Rond M; Lok J, 2016, '"Don't Ask Me If It's A Just War, It's Just War: A Contextual Perspective on Psychological Injury"', Academy of Management Proceedings, vol. 2016, pp. 13605 - 13605, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2016.13605abstract
    Journal articles | 2014
    Creed WE; DeJordy, R. ; Lok J, 2014, 'Myths to work by: Redemptive Self-Narratives and Generative Agency for Organizational Change', Research in the Sociology of Organizations, vol. 41, pp. 111 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S0733-558X_2014_0000041012
    Journal articles | 2013
    Lok J; WIllmott H, 2013, 'Identities and Identifications in Organizations: Dynamics of Antipathy, Deadlock, and Alliance', Journal of Management Inquiry, vol. 23, pp. 215 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1056492613504461
    Journal articles | 2012
    Lok J; De rond M, 2012, 'On the plasticity of institutions: Containing and restoring practice breakdowns at the Cambridge University Boat Club', Academy of Management Journal, vol. 56, pp. 185 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amj.2010.0688
    Journal articles | 2011
    Bartlett J; Tywoniak S; Cebon P; Lok J; Prichard C; Wilcox T, 2011, 'Stability and Change', Journal of Management and Organization, vol. 17, pp. 522 - 533, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1833367200001425
    Journal articles | 2010
    Lok J, 2010, 'Institutional Logics as Identity Projects', Academy of Management Journal, vol. 53, pp. 1305 - 1335, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amj.2010.57317866
    Journal articles | 2010
    Creed WED; DeJordy R; Lok J, 2010, 'Being the Change: Resolving Institutional Contradiction through Identity Work', Academy of Management Journal, vol. 53, pp. 1336 - 1364, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amj.2010.57318357
    Journal articles | 2010
    De Rond M; Lok J, 2010, 'Those who don't know don't need to know: On endogenous agency in traditiional institutions', Academy of Management 2010 Annual Meeting - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010
    Journal articles | 2008
    Lok J, 2008, 'Disorganization theory: Explorations in alternative organizational analysis', Organization Studies, vol. 29, pp. 909 - 913, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0170840606093610
    Journal articles | 2006
    Lok J; Willmott H, 2006, 'Institutional theory, language, and discourse analysis: a comment on Phillips, Lawrence, and Hardy.', Academy of Management Review, vol. 31, pp. 477 - 488

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