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Alex Rainville

PhD Student

Alex is a graduate student at the University of Missouri, Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business. His research interests fall at the intersection of the institutional environment and organizational strategy. Specifically, he explores the role of government in fostering, developing, and altering value-based market exchanges, as well as how organizations adapt and respond to different types of influences, such as regulation, rhetoric, and spending. Similarly, he also explores how multiple governments, from an international business perspective, create unique isomorphic pressures on organizations, as well as how cultural, social, and other institutional forces shape the organization itself. His research motivation is to understand how governments, whether one or several, as well as other institutional forces, affect organizations, and theorize on the positive and negative outcomes of such dynamics. Prior to his pursuit of a Ph.D., Alex worked as an attorney, both at a law firm and in-house, as well as an analyst for a strategy consulting firm. Prior to that, he spent time as an aide for members of the United States House of Representatives. 



J.D., cum laude, Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, NE, 2016;

M.B.A., Norwich University, Northfield, VT, 2010;

B.S., Political Science, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE, 2007