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Krista Pettit

Assistant Professor, General Management & Strategy

Krista Pettit

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  • Strategic change and renewal
  • Occupations
  • Occupational identity work
  • Qualitative research
  • Process research

Research Publications

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Krista Pettit is an Assistant Professor in General Management, Strategy, at the Ivey Business School. She adopts a strategy-as-practice (SAP) perspective and examines strategy as something organizational actors ‘do’, as opposed to the traditional focus on strategy as something an organization has. She brings ‘humans’ into strategy research by employing qualitative and interpretive methods to highlight the ‘humanness’ of the social actors doing strategy. Her research highlights how the actions and inactions of social actors contribute to strategic change and shape an organization’s future. Prior to returning to academia, she held senior level positions in the financial services, software and real estate industries in Canada and Japan.


  • Strategic Analysis and Action
  • Power and Politics in Organization

Programs Taught

  • HBA


  • PhD, Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario
  • MBA, Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario
  • BA, University of Alberta

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Pettit, K.; Balogun, J.; Bennett, M., 2023, "Transforming visions into actions: Strategic change as a future-making process", Organization Studies, November 44(11): 1775 - 1799.
  • Pettit, K.; Crossan, M. M., 2020, "Strategic renewal: Beyond the functional resource role of occupational members", Strategic Management Journal, June 41(6): 1112 - 1138.

For more publications please see our Research Database


  • 2016-2019 – Post Doctoral Research Associate in Strategy-as-Practice, University of Liverpool Management School, Liverpool, U.K.
  • 2004-2011 – Client Services Director (final position), PriceMetrix Inc., Toronto, Canada
  • 2000- 2001 – Operations Manager – Commerce One Japan, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1999-2000 – Sales and Facilities Manager – Servcorp Japan, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1998-1999 – Translator – Fuji Bank, Tokyo, Japan

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