Jill Purdy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor ; Graduate Faculty
Purdy, Jill

Contact information

Dept: Milgard School of Business
Room: GWP 429
Phone: 253-692-5635
Email: jpurdy@uw.edu
Web: http://tinyurl.com/PurdyScholar


  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1994.


Dr. Purdy is a founding faculty member of the Milgard School of Business. She served as director of the MBA program from 2000-2005 and currently serves as Academic Director of the Center for Leadership and Social Responsibility.


Management and Organizational Theory

Selected Publications

  • Gray, B. & PURDY, J. M. (Forthcoming, 2013).  Conflict in cross sectoral partnerships. In M. Seitanidi & A. Crane (Eds.) Social Partnerships and Responsible Business: A Research Handbook. London: Routledge.
  • PURDY, J. M. (2012). A framework for assessing power in collaborative governance processes. Public Administration Review. 72(3): 409-417.
  • PURDY, J. M. and Lawless, J. (2012). Learning about governance through nonprofit board service. Journal of Management Education. 36(1): 33-65.
  • PURDY, J. M. (2011). Negotiation approaches: Claiming and creating value. In M. Benoliel (Ed.) Negotiation Excellence: Successful Deal Making (pp. 57-78). Singapore: World Scientific.
  • PURDY, J. M., Alexander, E. and Neill, S. (2010).  The impact of national institutional context on social responsibility: Comparing Finnish and U.S. business communities. European Journal of International Management, 4(3): 234-256.
  • PURDY, J. M. and Gray, B. (2009). Conflicting logics, mechanisms of diffusion, and multilevel dynamics in emerging institutional fields. Academy of Management Journal, 52(2): 355-380.
  • Thompson, T. & PURDY, J. M. Purdy (2009). When a good idea isn't enough: Curricular innovation as a political process.  Academy of Management Learning and Education, 8(2): 188-207.
  • PURDY, J. M. (2000). The role of third parties in county dispute resolution. Public Administration Quarterly, 24(3): 320-337.
  • PURDY, J. M., Nye, P. and Balakrishnan, P.V. (2000). The impact of media richness on negotiation outcomes. International Journal of Conflict Management, 11(2): 163-188.
  • Thompson, T., PURDY, J. M. and Fandt, P. M. (1997). Building a strong foundation: Computer simulations and introductory management. Journal of Management Education, 21(3): 418-434.
  • PURDY, J. M. and Gray, B. (1994). Government agencies as mediators in public policy conflicts. International Journal of Conflict Management, 5(2): 158 180.

Current research

The development of social enterprises, Institutional influences on business social practices, and Cross-sector collaboration and conflict resolution.

Working Papers

  • Thompson, T., PURDY, J. M., Kaghan, W. and Ventresca, M. Creating an Institutional Field for Social Enterprise
  • Gray, B., PURDY, J. M., and Ansari, S. Mechanisms For Meaning Making In Institutional Fields: The Importance Of Framing

Honors and Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar, 2005
  • Nominee for UW Tacoma Distinguished Teaching Award (2007, 2002 and 1997)
  • Best Paper Award, International Association for Conflict Management (1992)
  • Outstanding Doctoral Student Teacher, Smeal College of Business, Pennsylvania State University (1992)


  • Academy of Management
  • International Association for Conflict Management

Academic Service

  • Editorial Board, Negotiation and Conflict Management Journal
  • Reviewer, Academy of Management Journal