Jill Purdy, Ph.D.

Professor
Phone
253-692-5635
Office hours
On Leave Fall 2021 and Winter 2022
Campus Box
358420
Degrees
Ph.D.
Business Administration
Pennsylvania State University
1994
B.B.A.
Business Administration
College of William and Mary
1988
Introduction

Dr. Purdy is a founding faculty member of the Milgard School of Business. Her expertise is in management and organizational sociology. She served as director of the MBA program from 2000-2005, as Academic Director of the Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility from 2006-2012, and as Interim Dean from 2015-2016. Her current research includes the study of social entrepreneurs, Institutional influences on business social practices, and cross-sector collaboration and conflict resolution.

Dr. Purdy served as Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (chief academic officer of UW Tacoma) from 2017-2021.

Honors and Awards
Publication Date Bibliographic Citation
2019

Purdy, J. M., Ansari, S. & Gray, B. (2019). Are logics enough? Framing as an alternative tool for understanding institutional meaning making. Journal of Management Inquiry, 28 (4), 409-419.

2018

Gray, B. and Purdy, J. M. (2018). Collaborating for Our Future: Multistakeholder Partnerships for Solving Complex Problems. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780198782841.

2018

Thompson, T., Purdy, J. M. & Ventresca, M. (2018). How entrepreneurial ecosystems take form: Evidence from social impact initiatives in Seattle. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 12 (1): 96-116

2017

Skilton, P. F., & Purdy, J. M. (2017). Authenticity, power, and pluralism: A framework for understanding stakeholder evaluations of corporate social responsibility activities. Business Ethics Quarterly, 27(1), 99–123.

2016

Purdy, J. M. (2016). The role of power in collaborative governance. In R. Margerum & C. Robinson (Eds.), The Challenges of Collaboration in Environmental Governance. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

2016

Thompson, T. A. & Purdy, J. M. (2016) Practice variation as a mechanism for influencing institutional complexity: Local experiments in funding social impact businesses. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 48 (A), 157-199.

2015

Gray, B., Purdy, J. M. & Ansari, S. S. (2015). From interactions to institutions: Microprocesses of framing and mechanisms for the structuring of institutional fields. Academy of Management Review, 40(1): 115-143.