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Carroll School of Management

Candace Jones

associate professor - management and organization department


Ph.D., University of Utah
M.S., University of Utah
B.A., Smith College


Professor Candace Jones' research interests focus on cultural frameworks, cultural meaning and social structures. She examines vocabularies to locate actors’ logics and cultural meanings within professions and creative industries. She examines how these depend on and shape actors social networks. Her current research projects include how novel practices become legitimated exemplars in a profession, what predicts who becomes an exemplar within the architectural profession, winning Gold Medals and the Pritzker Prize, the sources of inspiration for Pritzker Prize winners, vocabularies and creativity as a competitive resource for architectural firms, vocabularies and logics of action in the medical and architectural professions. Currently she is co-editing the Handbook of Creative Industries for Oxford University Press which is due out 2012.


She is currently on the editorial review boards of Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies, where she was a Senior Editor from 2008-2012. Professor Jones was elected Division Chair for Organization and Management Division of the Academy of Management 2012-2015, and served as Representative at Large from 2008-2010.


(Italicized are peer reviewed)


Before receiving her Ph.D., Professor Jones worked for small businesses for five years and focused on linking human resource practices with the organizations' strategic needs. Professor Jones has been a visiting scholar at Copenhagen Business School, SDA Bocconi in Milan Italy, Tillburg University in the Netherlands, Cologne University in Germany, and ESADE Business School, Barcelona Spain. She joined the Department of Management and Organization at Boston College as an Assistant Professor in 1994 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1999.