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Wesley Helms

Associate Professor, Organizational Behaviour

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Wesley Helms is as an Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at Ivey Business School. He received his PhD from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Wes studies the strategies of organizational actors that are marginalized for their core practices or their work with marginalized actors to better understand how they navigate the sanctions they experience in serving their communities. These organizations range from social enterprises to cold-climate fine wineries to mixed martial arts organizations.

His work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Inquiry and the Journal of Management and Organization.

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Helms, W.; Patterson, K. D.; Hudson, B. A., 2019, "Let’s not “taint” stigma research with legitimacy, please", Journal of Management Inquiry, January 28(1): 5 - 10.
  • Massa, F.; Helms, W.; Voronov, M.; Wang, L., 2017, "Emotions uncorked: Inspiring institutional evangelism for the contested practice of Ontario Winemaking", Academy of Management Journal, April 60(2): 461 - 499.
  • Helms, W.; Oliver, C., 2015, "Radical settlements to conflict: Conflict management and its implications for institutional change", Journal of Management and Organization, July 21(4): 471 - 494.
  • Helms, W.; Patterson, K., 2014, "Eliciting acceptance for “illicit” organizations: The positive implications of stigma for MMA organizations", Academy of Management Journal, October 57(5): 1453 - 1484.
  • Helms, W.; Webb, K., 2014, "Perceived voluntary code legitimacy: Towards a theoretical framework and research agenda", Journal of Management and Organization, May 20(3): 287 - 312.
  • Helms, W.; Oliver, C.; Webb, K., 2012, "Antecedents of settlement on a new institutional practice: Negotiation of the ISO 26000 standard on social responsibility", Academy of Management Journal, October 55(5): 1120 - 1145.

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