Cynthia Hardy is Laureate Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is an Honorary Professor at Cardiff Business School, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, an Honorary member of EGOS (the European Group on Organization Studies), and a former International Visiting Fellow at the Advanced Institute of Management Research, UK.
She is one of only two professors in Australia to be ranked by Thomson Reuters as a highly cited researcher in the field of Business & Economics.
Professor Hardy moved to Melbourne in 1998, and was Head of the newly formed Department of Management for its first three years. She previously worked at McGill University, Canada, and holds an undergraduate degree and doctorate from the University of Warwick, UK. She has held visiting positions at a range of institutions including the University of Leicester; the University of Ferrara, Italy; L'Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales, France; Simon Fraser University, Canada; and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She is co-founder of the International Centre for Research in Organizational Discourse, Strategy and Change (ICRODSC), which links international researchers at institutions in Australia, Europe, North America and Asia, who share an interest in developing and applying discourse methods to study organizations.
Professor Hardy’s research interests revolve around discourse, power and organizational change She has published over 60 articles in refereed journals, as well as numerous book chapters and conference papers. She has published over 10 books, including two SAGE Handbooks – the Handbook of Organization Studies, which won the George R. Terry Book Award at the 1997 Academy of Management; and the Handbook of Organizational Discourse, which won the 2005 Outstanding Book at the Organizational Communication Division of the USA’s National Communication Association.
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A new methodology for supply chain management: Discourse analysis and its potential for theoretical advancement
C Hardy, Vikram Bhakoo, S Maguire
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Supply Chain Management
This paper responds to recent calls for methodological diversification and ‘in‐house’ theory development within the discipline of ..
Organizations, Risk Translations and the Ecology of Risks: The Discursive Construction of a Novel Risk
Cynthia Hardy, Steve Maguire
Journal article | 2019 | Academy of Management Journal
The contemporary ‘risk society’ is associated with the emergence of a wide range of risks characterised by uncertainty and unfamil..
Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Power: An Ethnographic Study of a Creative Space
Paul Finn, Cynthia Hardy, Robin Canniford
Conference Proceedings | 2018 | Academy of Management Proceedings
Entrepreneurial thinking and behavior in organizations are increasingly being encouraged as a creative response to competitive wor..
Bridging Practice and Process Research to Study Transient Manifestations of Strategy
L Mirabeau, S Maguire, C Hardy
Journal article | 2018 | Strategic Management Journal
Research Summary: At the intersection of Strategy Process (SP) and Strategy-as-Practice (SAP) research lies the focal phenomenon t..
What's Age Got to Do With It? On the Critical Analysis of Age and Organizations
R Thomas, C Hardy, L Cutcher, S Ainsworth
Journal article | 2014 | Organization Studies
Age, as an embodied identity and as an organizing principle, has received scant attention in organization studies. There is a lack..
Discourse, Translation, and the (Re)Organization of Institutional Fields: The Deinstitutionalization of DDT
C HARDY, S MAGUIRE
Conference Proceedings | 2008 | Proceedings of the Conference on What is an Organization? Materiality, Agency and Discourse, HEC-Montreal and Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Finalist for Best Paper publlshed in 2016
Highly Cited Researcher
Dean's Prize for Exceptional Distinction in Research and Research Training, Faculty of Economics & Commerce
Woodward Medal in Humanities and Social Sciences
2005 Outstanding Book Award
Best Paper Award
Member of the panel awarded Best symposium
George R. Terry Book Award
The Sage Publications Award for the Best Refereed Paper at the British Academy of Management Conference
Best Paper Award
Award for Excellence in Teaching
FASSA - Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
Melbourne Laureate Professor
Management And Marketing
Academy of Management
European Group on Organization Studies
Society for the Advancement of Management Studies
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Warwick
Bachelor of Science
University of Warwick