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Wenjue Knutsen

Adjunct Associate Professor

Overview

Wenjue Knutsen is jointly appointed at Smith School of Business and School of Policy Studies at Queen's University. Her teaching and research interests include organizational behavior, nonprofit management and nonprofit theories, public management, organizational theory, social enterprises.

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Academic Area

  • Organizational Behaviour

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Wenjue Knutsen is jointly appointed at Smith School of Business and School of Policy Studies at Queen's University. Her teaching and research interests include organizational behavior, nonprofit management and nonprofit theories, public management, organizational theory, social enterprises.

Dr. Knutsen is a member of the editorial board of the journal VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. Her works have appeared in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector QuarterlyVoluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, and Administration and Society. Her current research interests are social enterprises and social impact bonds. Her research focuses on the interactions of the social and economic dimensions of organizations.

Academic Degrees

Doctorate in Public Administration (Ph.D.)
Florida State University, Reubin O’D. Askew School of Public Administration and Policy (2008) 

Masters in Public Administration (M.P.A.)
Wayne State University, Department of Political Science (2005)

Academic Experience

Smith School of Business, Queen's University
Associate Professor (contract) (2009 - Present)

School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University
Associate Professor (contract) (2009 - Present)
Post-Doctoral Research Associate (2008-2009)

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Knutsen, W. L. (2017). Retaining the benefits of government-nonprofit contracting relationship: opposites attract or clash? Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.

Knutsen, W. L. (2016). External perception matters: the phenomenon of identity coupling in interorganizational relations. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 28, 4, 1762-1784.

Knutsen, W. L. (2016). Nonprofit sector is dead, long live the nonprofit sector. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 27, 4, 1562-1584.

Knutsen, W. L. and Brock, K. (2014). Introductory essay: from a closed system to an open system: a parallel critical review of the intellectual trajectories of publicness and nonprofitness. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 25, 5, 1113-1131.

Knutsen, W. L. and Chan, Y. (2014). The phenomenon of staff volunteering: How far can you stretch the psychological contract in a nonprofit organization? Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 26, 3, 962-983.

Knutsen, W. L. (2013) Value as a self-sustaining mechanism: Why some nonprofit organizations are different from and similar to private and public organizations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 42, 5, 985-1005.

Knutsen, W. L. (2012). Adapted institutional logics of contemporary nonprofit organizations. Administration & Society, 44, 8, 985-1013.

Knutsen, W. L. (2012). An institutional account of China’s HIV/AIDS policy progress from 19852010. Politics & Policy, 40, 1, 161-192.

Knutsen, W. L., & Brower, R. (2010). Managing expressive and instrumental accountabilities in nonprofit and voluntary organizations: A qualitative investigation. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 39, 4: 588-610.

Carr, J., Bae, S., & Lu, W. (2007). City-county government and promises of economic development: A tale of two cities. State and Local Government Review, 38, 3: 131-141.

Book Chapters

Knutsen, W. L. (2013). Book chapter. A Chinese-Styled AIDS Exceptionalist Paradigm: Reflection on China’s Recent HIV/AIDS Policy Reform. Global HIV/AIDS Politics, Policy and Activism: Persistent Challenges and Emerging Issues. Praeger Publishers.

Guest Edited Special Issue

Knutsen, W. L. and Brock, K. (2014). Special Issue: Theoretical Variations for Voluntary Sector Organizing: Topping off Old Bottles with New Wine at Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 25, 5, 1113. 

Teaching

  • Organizational Behaviour in Healthcare

Masters of Science in Healthcare Quality (MScHQ) mandatory core course

  • Management in the Public Sector 

Masters of Public Administration (MPA) mandatory core course

  • Principles of Management

Masters of Public Administration (MPA) elective course

  • Nonprofit and Voluntary Organizations: Public Policy and the Third Sector Masters of Public Administration (MPA) elective course
  • Human Resource Management

Smith School of Business Commerce program: mandatory core course

  • Organizational Behavior 

Smith School of Business Commerce program: mandatory core course

Smith School of Business undergraduate Arts & Sciences students: elective

Awards

Fellowships

Askew School Chair Research Fellow (2005-2006), Reubin O’D Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University, $35,000 (tuition and stipend)  

DeVoe Moore Center Research Fellow (2004-2005), Reubin O’D Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University, $30,000 (tuition and stipend) 

Thomas C. Rumble Fellow (2002-2003), Wayne State University, $35,000 (tuition and stipend) 

Other Awards

Winner of the Inaugural Felice Davidson Perlmutter Award For Expanding Theory, Issues, and Boundaries (2016). The Theory, Issues, and Boundaries Section (TIBS) of the Association For Research On Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, Washington, DC.  

Emerging Scholar Award (2008), Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Actions (ARNOVA), $1,750

Ruth “Sweetie” Cox Dissertation Award for Best Dissertation (2007), Reubin O’D Askew School of Public Administration and Policy, Florida State University, $1,500

Research assistantship (2003-2004), Dr. Jered Carr, Department of Political Science, Wayne State University, $30,000 (tuition and stipend) 

Grants & Funding

Workshop entitled: “Living In A World of Blurring Boundaries: An International Workshop on Organizational Hybridity, Cross-Sectoral Relationship, and Network Governance.” (2016)
SSHRC | $20,950.

Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development (2014-2016)
Queen’s University | $10,000

DI McLeod Summer Research Assistantship (2016)
Smith School of Business | $1,400

Workshop: “Theoretical Variations for Voluntary Sector Organizing: Topping off Old Bottles with New Wine” (2011)
SSHRC | $24,103

Exploring How Nonprofit Organizations Establish Social Enterprise
The Monieson Centre | $10,000

Cohesion or Dilution: The Role of Ethno-Specific Organizations in a Canadian Context 
Queen’s University Fund for Scholarly Research and Creative Work and Professional Development  | $6,700 

D. I. McLeod Summer Research Assistantship (2010-2011)
Smith School of Business | $4,268

Service

Editorial Board Member: Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations

Academic Lead, Fudan University Exchange Program, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, 2016-present

Admission committee members, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University, 2016 – present

Invited Discussant (August, 2016, January 2017). Workforce Development & In-Migration Strategy. City of Kingston

Secretary (elected), 2014-2016. Theories, Issues, and Boundaries Section (TIBS) of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

Member, 2014-2015, Conference Planning Committee, for Association for Research of Nonprofit and Voluntary Actions (ARNOVA) Conference

Co-Chair, 2014-2015, Conference Track – “Evolving Sectoral Relationships: Global & Local View,” for Association for Research of Nonprofit and Voluntary Actions (ARNOVA) Conference

Program Committee Member for Association for Research of Nonprofit and Voluntary Actions (ARNOVA), 2014 Conference

Executive Committee Member (elected), 2013-2014, Theories, Issues, and Boundaries Section (TIBS) of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

Secretary (elected), 2014-2016. Theories, Issues, and Boundaries Section (TIBS) of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

Judge for Voluntary Sector Reporting Awards 2012, CA-Queen’s Centre for Governance, Queen’s  School of Business, Queen’s University

Knutsen, W. L. (March 18, 2013). Invited panel discussant. New Ideas for the Sector: Insights from North America and Europe Symposium. Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University.

Member, steering committee for Queen’s Masters of Science in Health Care Quality (interdisciplinary professional degree about patient safety)

Coordinator, (2011-2012). Nonprofit Sector Concentration, Graduate Program, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University

Committee Member, International Task Force, Organization and Management Theory Division (OMT), Academy of Management (AoM). (2010-2011)

Organizer, Professional Development Workshop at Academy of Management annual meeting: “International Variations of Nonprofit Scholarship” (August 6-10, 2010). Participants included academics from Indiana University, University of Georgia, Florida State University, Université du Québec à Montréal, Ryerson University, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), and China Association for NGO Cooperation.

Member (2011-2012), Curriculum Review Committee at the MPA program of School of Policy Studies. 

Liaison Officer for the Academy of Management’s Public and Nonprofit Division to ARNOVA (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action). (2009-2010)

Peer reviewer for conference papers, Academy of Management’s Organizational Behavior and Public and Nonprofit Divisions, Annual Conferences 2008, 2009, 2010. Administrative Science Association of Canada, 2009

Invited Speaker. 2009. Adventures in Teaching: Learning Beyond Memorization. Centre for Teaching and Learning, Queen’s University, December 8