International scholar to speak on navigating value violations in the workplace

A leading international scholar will discuss how young professionals, particularly new physicians, navigate situations where their professional values are severely and repeatedly compromised at the Goodman School of Business Luncheon Speaker Series on Friday, Feb. 9.

April Wright, Professor of Organizational Studies at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, will focus on environments with limited resources, unpacking the three most common responses to these situations – traumatized departure, peer-supported survival and pragmatic acceptance – and their consequences on the health-care system.

Portrait of April Wright.

April Wright, Professor of Organization Studies at the University of Warwick.

Wright’s research examines how institutions are maintained, changed and disrupted, with a direct focus in professional values, extreme contexts and management education.

Her work has been published in leading international journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Organization Studies, Organization Theory, Academy of Management Learning and Education, British Journal of Management, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations.

Wright is an incoming editor of JMS Says at Journal of Management Studies, a former Associate Editor at the Academy of Management Learning and Education and Journal of Management. She serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Studies, and Organization Research Methods.

The Luncheon Speaker Series provides Goodman faculty, staff and students with an informal opportunity to discuss recent advances in research, teaching and practices with business colleagues. The talk will run from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Sankey Chamber.

The event is open to everyone, and anyone interested in attending can RSVP to Jennifer Smith at to reserve a seat.

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