Presentations & Media

Construction Owners Association of Alberta
Best Practices Conference Workshop, May 2017

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Transport Canada
Risk Engineering Workshop, November 2017

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University of Calgary
Fuse Gala, January 2017

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Maturing to Safety, Oilweek, August 2017

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From Vulnerable to Transformational – BuildForce, Fall 2017

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PRESENTATIONS AND INVITED PARTICIPATIONS

Refereed Conference Papers

Lefsrud, L.M., Fox, K., Cooper, D., & Taminiau, Y. 2016. Maintaining Oil and Gas Reserves Accounting: The Limits of Commensuration. Accounting, Organizations, and Society Conference, London School of Economics, December 14, 2016.

Umme, M.* & Lefsrud, L.M. 2016. How Can Regulatory Prosecution Improve Workplace Safety? 66th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Quebec City, October 16-19, 2016.

Lefsrud, L.M., Gehman, J. & Jamieson, M.J. 2016. Revisiting How ‘Acceptable Risk’ and ‘Social License to Operate’ Become Defined: An Incorporation of Social-psychological Processes into Technical Risk Management. 66th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Quebec City, October 16-19, 2016.

Jamieson, M.J. & Lefsrud, L.M. 2016. Using Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment, and the Sustainable Design Process to Evolve Environmental Regulations. 66th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Quebec City, October 16-19, 2016.

Lefsrud, L.M. Graves, H. & Phillips, N. “Giant Toxic Lakes You Can See from Space”: A Theory of Multimodal Messages and Emotionality in Legitimacy Work. Copenhagen Business School conference on visuality, materiality, multimodality on September 22-23, 2016.

Lefsrud, L.M., Jamieson, M. & Gehman, J. 2016. Revisiting how Acceptable Risk and Social License to Operate Become Defined. Congreso Colombiano de Mineria. Medellin Colombia, May 24, 2016.

Baker, K.E.* & Lefsrud, L.M. 2016. Hazard Control Implementation for Contaminated Water Recycling in the Mining & Energy Sectors / Aplicación de control de riesgo para el agua contaminada de reciclaje en los sectores de minería y energía. Congreso Colombiano de Mineria. Medellin Colombia, May 24, 2016.

Jamieson, M. & Lefsrud, L.M. 2016. Evolving Regulations to Support Sustainable Design / Evolución de las reglamentaciones para apoyar el diseño sostenible. Congreso Colombiano de Mineria. Medellin Colombia, May 23, 2016.

Lefsrud, L.M. Oberg, A. & Meyer, R. 2016. Organizational Emotionality in the Discursive Field of Climate Change. 12th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory, Lucerne, March 31-April 01, 2016.

Hoffman, A.J., & Lefsrud, L.M. Paradox and Sustainability: Moving Beyond the Business Case. ONE Research and Practice in the Era of the Anthropocene. Academy of Management Annual meeting, Vancouver, August 10, 2015.

Hoffman, A.J., Jennings, D.J., & Lefsrud, L.M. Climate change in the era of the Anthropocene – An institutional analysis. Subtheme 23: Climate (In)action: Understanding Corporate and Institutional Inertia, 31st EGOS Colloquium, Athens, July 2-4, 2015.

Lefsrud, L.M. Phillips, N. & Westbury, C. Categorization and Framing as Legitimacy Work: the Struggle over the Canadian Oil Sands. Sub-theme 62: Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Social Ontologies and Post-Legitimacy Theorizing about Social Structure, 31st EGOS Colloquium, Athens, July 2-4, 2015.

Lefsrud, L.M. Graves, H. & Phillips, N. Picture the Feeling: Theorizing the Role of Emotion in Legitimacy Work. European Theory Development Workshop, Cardiff UK, June 25-26, 2015.

Lefsrud, L.M. & Vaara. E. Framing Fairness: The Case of Alberta Oil Sands. Alberta Institutions Conference, Banff, June 12-14, 2015.

Lefsrud, L.M. When Worlds Collide? In Showcase Symposium: Bridging Institutional Analysis with Cultural Dynamics in Explaining Environmental Sustainability. Academy of Management, ONE, SIM and OMT Divisions, Philadelphia, August 1-5, 2014.

Lefsrud, L.M. Graves, H. & Phillips, N. A Theory of Visual Rhetoric in Legitimacy Struggles. Sub-theme 07: (SWG) Visualizing Institutions and Knowledge, 30th EGOS Colloquium, Jul. 3–5, 2014, Rotterdam.

Gehman, J. Lefsrud, L., Lounsbury, M. & Lu, C. 2014. Perspectives on Energy and Environment Risks. Helmholtz-Alberta Initiative Energy and Environment (HAI-E&E) Annual Science Forum. Edmonton, AB, Canada, September 29, 2014, Edmonton.

Lefsrud, L.M., & Vaara, E. 2014 Relational Legitimacy through Justice: The Case of Alberta Oil Sands. 3rd European Theory Development Workshop, Jun. 27-28, 2014, Amsterdam.

Lefsrud, L.M., Graves, H. & Phillips, N. 2014 Dirty Oil, Ethical Oil, Legitimate or Not? The Struggle to Categorize the Alberta Oil Sands. Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability (ARCS) Conference, Cornell University, May 7-9, 2014, Ithaca.

Lefsrud, L.M., Graves, H. & Phillips, N. 2013 Dirty Oil, Ethical Oil: Categorical Illegitimacy and the Struggle over the Alberta Oil Sands. Emotions and Institutions Workshop, York University, Dec. 11-12, 2013, Toronto.

Lefsrud, L.M., Graves, H. & Phillips, N. 2013 Dirty Oil, Ethical Oil: Categorical Illegitimacy and the Struggle over the Alberta Oil Sands. Sub-theme 48: The Emergence of Categories, Identities, Fields and Organizational Forms, 29th EGOS Colloquium, Jul. 4–6, 2013, Montreal.

Lefsrud, L.M., Fox, K.A., Cooper, D.J. & Taminiau, Y. 2013. Veils of Ambiguity: Professionals’ Categorization of Oil and Gas Reserves. Sub-theme 30: Strategic and Institutional Environments. Sub-theme 48: The Emergence of Categories, Identities, Fields and Organizational Forms, 29th EGOS Colloquium, Jul. 4-6, 2013, Montreal.

Misutka, P. & Lefsrud, L.M. 2013. At the Gateway of Social Injustice? An International Conference on Inequality, Institutions and Organizations, June 6-8, 2013, Segal Graduate School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.

Lefsrud, L.M. & Suddaby, R. 2013 Golden Goose or Ugly Duckling. Connecting Rigor and Relevance in Institutional Analysis, Doctoral Consortium, Harvard University, June 2-4, 2013.

Lefsrud, L.M., Graves, H. & Phillips, N. 2013 Dirty Oil, Ethical Oil: Categorical Illegitimacy and the Struggle over the Alberta Oil Sands. Sustainability, Ethics, and Entrepreneurship (SEE) Conference, Apr. 11-12, 2013, University of Denver, Colorado.

Lefsrud, L.M. & Meyer, R.E. 2012. Science or Science Fiction? Experts’ Discursive Construction of Climate Change. Academy of Management, OMT Division, Boston, Aug. 3-7, 2012. Finalist for Best International Paper, OMT.

Lefsrud, L.M. Graves, H. & Phillips, N. 2012. Dirty Oil, Snake Oil: The Categorical Illegitimacy of Alberta’s Oilsands. Sub-theme 24: Organizations as Phenomena of Language Use: Interconnecting Discourse and Communication, 28th EGOS Colloquium, Jul. 5–7, 2012, Helsinki. Awarded Best Paper of the Conference.

Graves, H., Lefsrud, L.M. & Phillips, N. 2012. Dirty Oil/Ethical Oil/Snake Oil: Discursive Positioning in Environmental Rhetoric. Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse & Writing, Wilfred Laurier University, May 26-28, 2012, Kitchener-Waterloo.

Lefsrud, L.M., Graves, H. & Phillips, N. 2012. Dirty Oil, Snake Oil: Illegitimacy of Alberta’s Oilsands. 8th New Institutionalism Workshop, 15 – 16 Mar. 2012, ESADE Ramon Llull University, Barcelona.

Lefsrud, L.M. & Suddaby, R. 2011. Co-Constructing the Meaning of Oil: Stakeholders’ Definition and Valuation of Resources in Alberta’s Oil Sands. Energy, Organizations, and Society (EOS) workshop, Oct. 14-15, 2011, University of California, Davis.

Lefsrud, L.M. & Suddaby, R. 2011. Co-Constructing the Meaning of Oil: Stakeholders’ Definition and Valuation of Resources in Alberta’s Oil Sands. Organizing Institutions: Studying the Emergence of New Practices, Sep. 30‐Oct. 1, 2011, Harvard Business School, Boston.

Lefsrud, L.M. & Emerson, C.J. 2011. Putting Fuel in the Tank: Best Practices in Promoting Diversity and Innovation. Fueling the Future: International Conference for Women in Oil & Gas, Mar. 8-9, 2011, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Lefsrud, L.M. & Meyer, R.E. 2011. Science or Science Fiction? Experts’ Discursive Construction of Climate Change. ETH PhD-Academy on Sustainability and Technology: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: An Organizational Science Perspective, Jan. 16-21, 2011, ETH Zurich Centro Stefano Franscini.

Lefsrud, L.M. & Suddaby, R. 2010. Oil & Water: Stakeholders’ Framing of Resources in Alberta’s Oil Sands, Unwrap the Research Conference, Oct. 22-24, 2010, Ft McMurray.

Lefsrud, L.M. & Suddaby, R. 2010. Oil & Water: Framing of Resources in Alberta’s Oil Sands. OCIS: PDW on Materiality in Organizational Studies: Mapping the Territory, Aug. 6-10, 2010, Academy of Management, Montreal.

Lefsrud, L.M. & Suddaby, R. 2010. After the Gold Rush: The Role of Professionals in Emergence/Configuration of Organizational Fields. Symposium on Entrepreneurship in Professional Services, Aug. 6-10, 2010 Academy of Management, Montreal.

Lefsrud, L.M. & Meyer, R.E. 2010. Science or Science Fiction? Experts’ Discursive Construction of Climate Change. Sub-theme 46: Global Fears – Local Consequences: Discourses, Disguises and Productive Change, EGOS, Jun. 28-Jul. 3, 2010, Lisbon.

Lefsrud, L.M. & Suddaby, R. 2010. During the Gold Rush: Field-Level Regulation of Alberta’s Oil Sands in Definition and Valuation of Resources. Organizing Institutions: Agency and Interpretive Approaches, May 21-22, 2010, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen.

Lefsrud, L.M. & Suddaby, R. 2010. Oil & Water: Stakeholders’ Framing of Resources in Alberta’s Oil Sands. Annual conference for International Association for Business and Society, Banff, Mar. 25-28, 2010.

Lefsrud, L.M. & Meyer, R.E. 2009. Considering the Materiality of Climate Change through Professionals’ Logics, Framing and Agency. EGOS, Sub-theme 08: Institutions and knowledge: The role of materiality, Jul. 2-4, 2009, Barcelona.

Taminiau, Y., Lefsrud, L.M., & Suddaby, R. 2009. Mind the Gap: Exploring the Regulator-Profession Interface in the Oil and Gas Industry. EGOS, Sub-theme 09: Energizing energy markets: Institutions, devices and experiments, Jul. 2-4, 2009, Barcelona.

Lefsrud, L.M. 2009. After the Goldrush: Creating Order from Chaos. Three studies on professionals’ expertise claims, definition of resources, and agency. EGOS, PhD Pre-Colloquium Workshop, Jun. 29 – Jul. 1, 2009, Barcelona.

Lefsrud, L.M. & Hughes, K. 2009. Maintaining the Iron Cage: Reinforcing Professional Self-Regulation to Enable Innovation. 5th Workshop on New Institutionalism in Organization Theory, Mar. 26-27, 2009, Naples.

Lefsrud, L.M. 2008. Convenient Truths? Multiple Logics in the Petroleum Industry. PhD Sustainability Academy – Building Sustainable Value Cross-Enterprise Leadership Centre, Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Sept. 26-30, 2008, London.

Lefsrud, L.M. & Suddaby, R. 2008. Changing Logics of Self-Regulation in Professional Fields. EGOS, Sub-theme 22 Institutional Work: Understanding How Actors Create, Maintain and Disrupt Institutions, Jul. 10-12, 2008, Amsterdam.

Lefsrud, L.M. & Suddaby, R. 2008. Who Is Regulating Whom and How? Establishing Sites of Regulation for Outsourced Engineering. Offshoring & Outsourcing: The Organizational and Geographical Relocation of High-Value Company Functions, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Apr. 23-24, 2008, Milan.

Lefsrud, L.M. 2008. Convenient Truths? Multiple Logics in the Petroleum Industry. 5th Annual Sprott Doctoral Symposium, Carleton University, Apr. 10-11, 2008, Ottawa. Runner-up best paper.