Alison Minkus

Alison Minkus

PhD in Organizational Analysis
Editing for business/arts academic publications, theses/dissertations, grants, academic job applications, websites.

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Introduction
Working at the intersection of art and business, I have investigated the history of maintenance and disruption at the New York Philharmonic since its inception in 1842, structural and relational perspectives of power, and art programs of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 19th century. A recent contribution, "Craft, magic and the re-enchantment of the world" (Suddaby, Ganzin, & Minkus, 2017), explores an alternate view of the hyper-rationalized and disenchanted world of neo-institutionalism.
Additional affiliations
September 2013 - April 2014
University of Alberta
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • For Dr. Roy Suddaby (in association with the Rozsa Foundation), development of arts management program.
July 2012 - August 2012
University of Alberta
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • For Dr. Roy Suddaby and Dr. William Foster (SSHRC Project - The management of corporate social memory: The role of the historian/archivist)
January 2012 - April 2012
University of Alberta
Position
  • Sessional Instructor
Description
  • Winter Term, SMO 686: Strategic Management in the Arts (MBA level)
Education
September 2008 - August 2015
University of Alberta
Field of study
  • Organizational Analysis
September 2005 - May 2008
University of Alberta
Field of study
  • International Business
September 2002 - May 2004
Brandon University
Field of study
  • Guidance and Couselling

Publications

Publications (4)
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This essay challenges the prevailing view of progressive rationality and disenchantment as set out in Max Weber's social theory and reproduced in organizational neo-institutionalism. We observe that rationality and disenchantment cannot exist in the absence of magic, mystery and enchantment. We argue that the contemporary celebration of rationality...
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This essay challenges the prevailing view of progressive rationality and disenchantment as set out in Max Weber's social theory and reproduced in organizational neo-institutionalism. We observe that rationality and disenchantment cannot exist in the absence of magic, mystery and enchantment. We argue that the contemporary celebration of rationality...
Chapter
The title of our chapter points to a conundrum of power in organizations, which we disentangle via the opportunities afforded by theoretical cross-fertilization between business and the arts. In approaching power as structural (power manifested in structurally enabled individual action over others) and relational (power manifested in the circulatio...
Article
Strategic management research has demonstrated that firm-specific resources can confer a distinct competitive advantage. This research, however, tends to assume that the resources are fixed and immutable and that they operate inside the organization. We offer a competing view in which resources are socially constructed and operate primarily on exte...

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Projects (2)
Project
I will be working throughout December 2021 and January 2022 (and beyond) for anyone requiring editorial support for paper submissions, job applications, and website updates.
Project
October 2021 | Chapter submitted for review, Revolutionary and master: Beethoven’s reception and reflection at the New York Philharmonic (1842-1892); for the monograph “Beethoven the European: Politics, Reception, Interpretation” (part of the series “Speculum Musicae”), edited by William Kinderman and Malcolm Miller, published by Brepols. Dec 2020 | Beethoven the European. International Virtual Conference (Organized by Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca, in collaboration with Ad Parnassum. A Journal of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Instrumental Music); paper presentation; Revolutionary and Master: Beethoven’s Reception and Reflection at the New York Philharmonic; Lucca, Italy.