Daphne Demetry

Assistant Professor, Strategy & Organization
Contact Information
Email address: 
daphne.demetry [at] mcgill.ca
Alternate email address: 
darlene.fowler [at] mcgill.ca

Bronfman Building [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1G5


PhD, Sociology, Northwestern University, USA

MA, Sociology, Northwestern University, USA

BA, History & Sociology, Emory University, USA

Strategy & Organization

Daphne Demetry is an assistant professor of Strategy & Organization in the Desautels Faculty of Management. She joined the faculty in 2017 after a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Centre for Corporate Reputation at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. She completed her PhD in Sociology at Northwestern University.

​As an organizational sociologist, Daphne investigates questions related to organizational theory, culture, economic sociology and entrepreneurship. Her research agenda consists of two streams: 

1) Entrepreneurial Process: How nascent founders manage their ventures as they are still emerging, with particular attention to how entrepreneurs can leverage alternative organizational forms, like temporary project-based organizations.

2) Organizational Identity and Reputation: This vein of research is driven by the question of how organizational actors create and negotiate identity claims (especially authentic ones) when engaging with their local stakeholders and navigating culturally embedded environments. 

​Daphne studies these issues primarily through qualitative research methods (e.g., participant observation, interviews, and content analysis) and empirically her research centers on the culinary industry: restaurants kitchens, pop-up and underground restaurants, and gourmet food trucks. 


MGPO 362 Fundls of Entrepreneurship 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Tenured & Tenure Track
Research areas: 
Culture & Consumption
Economic Sociology
Organizational Theory