Friday June 12th, 11:00am – 11:15pm
J.Y. Tang – Consortium Chair
J.Y. Tang is an associate professor of strategic management at the Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University. He received his PhD from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. His research focuses on strategic leadership and governance in both the North American and the Chinese contexts. His work has been published in such journals as Journal of Management Studies, Long Range Planning, Organizational Dynamics, and Journal of World Business.
Managing Your Doctoral Program
Friday June 12th, 11:15am – 12:45pm
David L. Deephouse is the Eldon Foote Professor of International Business/Law in the Department of Strategic Management and Organization at the Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta. He recently served as Associate Dean for PhD Programs and for Research. He is also an International Research Fellow of the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation. He earned his PhD at the University of Minnesota in 1994, his MBA from Georgia Tech in 1984, and his BA in Mathematics from Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., in 1982. He became a frequent participant at ASAC after joining the University of Alberta in 2001 from Louisiana State University. His research interests include social evaluations of organizations, especially legitimacy and reputation, and indigenization in business and business schools. His theoretical interests include agenda-setting, institutional (in both organizational sociology and international business), media effects, stakeholder, strategic balance, and strategic choice theories. In addition to his published research on these topics, his work has been accepted for presentation by 11 divisions or interest groups of the Academy of Management since 1990.
Jeffrey Parsons is University Research Professor and professor of information systems in the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University of Newfoundland. His research interests include conceptual modeling, crowdsourcing, information quality, data integration, and recommender systems. His work on these topics has appeared in top journals in information systems (e.g.,Information Systems Research, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, MIS Quarterly), management (e.g., Management Science), computer science (e.g., ACM Transactions on Database Systems, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering), and biology (e.g., Nature, Conservation Biology). He is a senior editor for MIS Quarterly, a former senior editor for the Journal of the Association for Information System, and he has served as program co-chair for several major information systems conferences, including AMCIS, WITS, ER, and DESRIST. He has received numerous awards, including the INFORMS ISS Design Science Award, the Schoeller Senior Fellowship, and the designation of ER Fellow.
Tara McGrath is the ASAC conference co-manager and has been working with the association in an increasing capacity since 2015. She is also an independent events manager and creative business consultant, certified yoga teacher and personal coach. She completed her PhD in marketing at HEC Montréal, received a Master’s of Creative Industries from the Queensland University of Technology in 2010, and a BA – fine arts and arts management – from Bishop’s University in 2008. Her doctoral research studied the interconnectedness of environments, the strategic allocation of resources and signaling of value. Tara applies this research, in combination with her passion for change management, to a benefit in both business and life, for clients and personally. She believes that in every challenge there is an opportunity for growth, and that this natural relationship is the foundation of our evolution.
The Job Market
Friday June 12th, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Dr. Alyson Byrne is an assistant professor in organizational behaviour and human resource management at the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University. She received her PhD in organizational behaviour from Queen’s University. Prior to arriving at Memorial, Dr. Byrne also worked at the University of Manitoba and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in leadership at the Ivey Business School at Western University. Dr. Byrne’s research interests lie primarily in leadership, status, gender and relational outcomes. She has been published in journals such as Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, and Leadership Quarterly. She currently is a Primary Investigator on a SSHRC Insight Grant focused on female breadwinners. She has also been the keynote speaker for a number of public events concerning her research on leadership and gender.
Glenn Rowe served in the Canadian Navy for 22 years. He served as the Commanding Officer of Minor War Ships in his last three years. He entered academia in 1990. He has taught at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Texas A&M (while a PhD student) and Royal Roads as an invited professor. Since joining Ivey in 2001 he has served as Coordinator, General Management PhD program (2002-2009); as Director, Ivey’s EMBA Program (2009-2012). He has taught in Ivey’s HBA, MBA, MSc, AMBA, EMBA, and PhD programs. Currently, he teaches the core Business Unit strategy course in Ivey’s HBA program and a Corporate Strategy elective in Ivey’s MBA and HBA programs. In addition, he teaches in Ivey’s Executive Education programs and has facilitated Case Teaching/Writing Workshops for faculty in business schools and colleges in the US, Lebanon, Qatar, Mexico and Canada.
He is a coauthor of two textbooks: Cases in Leadership (5th Edition) and Strategic Analysis and Action (9th Edition). He is an active researcher and has written/co-authored close to 60 cases. He teaches 90 case classes per year in Ivey’s MBA program. He served as the Executive Director, Ivey Publishing from January 2016 to December 2019.
Shamsud Chowdhury is a professor of strategy and competitiveness and chair of the Strategy Area Group at the Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University. He is an inaugural fellow of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC). Over the past 30 years, he served ASAC in many capacities, including academic reviewer, program chair, and division chair for Strategy in 1994, 1995, and 1996, respectively; ASAC board member in 1996 and 2014; All ASAC Conference Program Chair in 2008; and Coordinator of the ASAC Doctoral Consortium in 2008. In addition, Shamsud served on the Best Paper Selection Committee for the Strategy Division six times, the CJAS Best Paper Selection Committee twice, and the Douglas Mackay Outstanding Paper Selection Committee twice. He serves on the editorial review board of CJAS and Metamorphosis: A Journal of Management Research.
Shamsud’s research has generated presentations at conferences in North America and overseas, and appeared in journals such as Business Horizons, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Engineering Technology and Management, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Long Range Planning. Over the years, he has held visiting appointments at Riga Technical University (Latvia), Helsinki School of Economics (Finland), Warsaw School of Economics (Poland), ESSEC Business School (France), and Bielefeld University (Germany).
Research & Publishing
Friday June 12th, 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Robert Anderson is an internationally recognized scholar on entrepreneurship and sustainable development with a focus on Indigenous peoples around the world. He has argued that developmental aspirations of Indigenous people are shaped by four key factors: (i) a desire by Indigenous people to improve their socio-economic circumstances through participation in the global economy ‘on their own terms’, (ii) increasing recognition of the rights of Indigenous people to have at least some control over activities on their traditional lands, (iii) the shift to a new, flexible global economy in which local aspirations and objectives can play a more significant role and (iv) the growing importance of entrepreneurship as a means for achieving these objectives that are well aligned with an emerging global trend of sustainability, and ‘blended value’ enterprises. In the last 20 years, he has held numerous SSHRC and other grants. These grants have facilitated international research networks to research Indigenous People and Sustainable Development in the Global Economy. This funding has also played a large part in the publication of more than 50 peer reviewed journal papers and 120 peer-reviewed conference papers along with four books, and 20 book chapters. Bob is a Past President of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada and a Past President of the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He also served as a Senior Vice President of the International Council for Small Business.
Dr. Mekaela Gulliver is the Grants Facilitation Officer at the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University. Since 2013, she has assisted faculty in developing their grant applications for several funding agencies, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Mitacs and others. Dr. Gulliver completed her PhD in Newfoundland History at MUN in 2014. She received her Master of Arts from Dalhousie University in 2004 and her Bachelor of Arts from Memorial University in 2003.
Michel Laroche (Royal Bank Distinguished Professor of Markeitng, Concordia), holds a Ph.D. and a M.Ph. (Columbia), a D.Sc. honoris causa (Guelph), and a M.Sc.Eng. (Johns Hopkins). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Psychological Association, the Society for Marketing Advances, and the Academy of Marketing Science. He received the 2000 Jacques-Rousseau Medal, the Living Legend of Marketing Award (2002), the Sprott Leader in Business Research & Practice Award (2003), the 2016 Hans B. Thorelli Award, and the 2019 Howard Berkman Service Award. He published over 185 journal articles in, among others, the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Business Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Service Research, Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Business Horizons, and the International Journal of Information Management. His current projects involve online consumer behavior, digital marketing, brand communities, social media, data mining, and the sharing economy, among others. He is currently the Editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences.
Albert J. Mills
Albert J. Mills is Professor of Management at Saint Mary’s University and Professor of Innovation Management at the University of Eastern Finland. He is a former President of ASAC (2003-2004); one of the very first ASAC Fellows; and a life member of the Association. Albert is currently the Co-Chair of the International Board for Critical Management Studies and the co-editor of Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management (QROM). He is also an Associate Editor of Organization; Gender, Work & Organization; and International Journal of Work Innovation and serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including Management & Organizational History; the Journal of Management Education; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Management Decision; Journal of Management History; the American Business Review; and the Academy of Management Learning & Education. Albert’s research has been published in 48 books, monographs and special issues; 131 refereed journal articles; 108 chapters in edited collections; and over 200 papers presented at scholarly conferences.
Becoming An Effective Teacher
Friday June 12th, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Isabelle Dostaler is Dean of Business at Memorial University. Prior to joining Memorial she was a Professor of Management at Concordia University. Her teaching interests are strategy, critical business thinking and technology management. Isabelle Dostaler has conducted research in a number of industries such as automotive, electronics, aerospace and aviation research, and is a strong advocate for bridging the gap between business research and business practice. Her research has been published in journals such as the Canadian Journal of Higher Education, Production and Operations Management, Journal of Air Transport Management, Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research, Operations Management Research and the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences. She also writes for a practitioner audience and is frequently asked by various media to comment on business news. She is also active on social media. She has been Director of Concordia University’s Aviation MBA and has conducted several research projects in aerospace and aviation for government agencies.
Before joining Memorial University, Emmanuel Haven was an academic at the University of Essex (UK) and the University of Leicester (UK). He has been teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He supervised several doctoral students towards completion. He does research in applying formalisms from essentially physics into social science. He has published in a variety of mainstream journals such as the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control and Journal of Mathematical Economics but also in multidisciplinary journals such as PLOS ONE. He published several books notably with Cambridge University Press and Springer Nature. He is currently the director of the Interdisciplinary PhD Programme at Memorial University.