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Dr. Wenjue Knutsen
Dr. Wenjue  Knutsen
Position(s)
Associate Professor, School of Policy Studies and the Smith School of Business
Contact Info
(613) 533-6000 ext. 79379
Room 315, Robert Sutherland Hall

Professor Knutsen holds a joint appointment with three units on campus: The School of Nursing, Smith School of Business and the School of Policy Studies. Professor Knutsen is a management scholar and she earned her PhD in Public Administration from Florida State University in 2008. Professor Knutsen's teaching and research interests include organizational theory, nonprofit organizations, social enterprise, healthcare management. Her publications have appeared in top-ranked journals such as Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly and Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. She teaches both at undergraduate and graduate levels. Professor Knutsen has received funding from SSHRC (Social Science and Humanities Research Council) to support her research. Her current research areas include hybrid organizations and commercialization of nonprofit organizations.

Graduate Student Supervision

I am not currently accepting PhD students in the area of Health Quality and I will be on leave from March 2020 to March 2021.

Affiliations

Queen's School of Public Policy, Smith School of Business, Queen's School of Nursing

Teaching/Clinical Practice

Organizational Behaviour, Public Management and Policy, Nonprofit Management and Policy

Research Interests

Organizational behaviour, organizational theory, nonprofit management, healthcare management

Publications

  • 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 inter-organizational relations. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. First online: DOI: 10.1007/s11266-016-9775-3
  • 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 1985-2010. 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.

*Previous name: Wenjue Lu