Alex Stewart

BA, MA, MBA, PhD

  • Chair in Entrepreneurship
  • Professor
Expertise
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Theory
  • Small Business
  • Strategy
Contact Information
Ph: 709.864.4707
Em: astewart13@mun.ca
Office: BN-3032
Personal Profile

Alex Stewart joined Memorial University in 2017 after 17 years at Marquette University, 10 years at Texas Tech University, and five years at Brock University. He holds a bachelor of arts and master of arts in social anthropology, a master of business administration and a PhD in political science, all from from York University. His scholarship since has used anthropological methods and concepts for studying business. He hopes to use this approach to learning about and from the entrepreneurs in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Dr. Stewart has been chair of the entrepreneurship division of the Academy of Management and program chair of the Organization Science Winter Conference and the Family Enterprise Research Conference. His work has been published in Academy of Management Perspectives, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management and Organization Science. He has also published two scholarly books: Team Entrepreneurship and The Ethnographer’s Method (both from Sage Publications). He co-edited and contributed to Entrepreneurship and Family Business (Emerald Publications).

Honours/Awards/Accreditation

2012

  • Best Paper of the Year award, Family Business Review, for Stewart & Hitt

2011

  • Reviewer Excellence Certificate, Family Business Review

2010

  • Reviewer Excellence Certificate, Family Business Review

2009

  • Distinguished Service Award, Family Enterprise Research Conference

2008

  • Distinguished Service Award, Family Enterprise Research Conference

2005

  • Best Reviewer of the Year Award, Organizational Research Methods
Research
  • Stewart, A., Cotton, J.L., and Adya, M. (forthcoming) Information systems: A house divided? Communications of the AIS.
  • Stewart, A. and Aldrich, H.E. (2015). Collaboration between management and anthropology researchers: Obstacles and opportunities. Academy of Management Perspectives, 29(2), 173-192.
  • Stewart, A. (2014). Too rare to be a token: An anthropologist in a management department. Journal of Business Anthropology, 3(2), 140-158.
  • Stewart, A. and Hitt, M.A. (2012). Why can’t a family business be more like a non-family business? Modes of professionalization in family firms. Family Business Review, 25(1), 58-86.