People

Director

Stephanie BertelsStephanie Bertels | Profile

Stephanie is an Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business. She studies how organizations make the transition towards sustainability by undertaking practitioner informed research on sustainable operations, embedding sustainability and sustainable innovation.

Stephanie founded and leads the Embedding Project (www.embeddingproject.org), a collaborative initiative between researchers and practitioners working to embed sustainability. She brings together companies from across industries and around the world, helping them learn from one another and to understand their own sustainability journeys. To date, Stephanie has worked with over two dozen global firms. She has developed an online knowledge portal featuring a curated selection of the most relevant tools and resources – including practical guides and worksheets developed through her own research – to help practitioners everywhere more effectively embed sustainability into their organizations.

Stephanie teaches courses in managing innovation and change; sustainable operations; and managing for sustainability in both the undergraduate and MBA programs. Stephanie has a BSc in Geological Environmental Engineering, a MSc in Petroleum Engineering and a PhD in Strategy and Global Management and Sustainable Development. She has also worked in industry as an environmental engineering consultant with Golder Associates.

Research Fellows

Chang Hoon OhChang Hoon Oh | Profile

Chang Hoon Oh (PhD, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University) is Professor of International Business at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. He is the Inaugural Alan Rugman Visiting Fellow at Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK for 2015-2016. His research centers on business continuity and sustainability of multinational enterprises. His current research includes 1) social and environmental consequences of conflicts between extractive industries and communities, and 2) organizational and societal resilience against natural disasters. He also proceeds to interdisciplinary works and bridges between business and economics and between business and political science.

He has published more than 40 articles in peer reviewed journals in business, economics, and political science, and his works appear in such leading journals as Organization ScienceStrategic Management JournalJournal of International Business StudiesEntrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Global Environmental Change. He received the OB/HRM/OT Best Paper Award (with J. Oetzel) from International Management Division of Academy of Management, 2015.

image001Daniel Shapiro | Profile

Daniel M. Shapiro (PhD, Cornell) is Professor of Global Business Strategy at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University. He has worked for forty years as an educator, researcher, and academic administrator. Most recently he was Dean of the Beedie School of Business. He has had a long-standing interest in governance and sustainable development. He was Director of the CIBC Centre for Corporate Governance and Risk Management and co-academic director of the Vancouver Directors Education Program offered through the ICD Corporate Governance College.

As an academic, he has published five books and monographs and over eighty scholarly articles on international business and governance. His research has been published in Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Industrial Economics, among others. His article (with Peter Klein and Jeff Young) on Board Independence and Family Firms was published in Canadian Investment Review as Winner of the 2004 Barclays Global Investors Canada Ltd. Research Award. His current research is focused on governance and sustainability in the global extractive industries.

Eric Werker | Profile

Eric Werker is Associate Professor in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University and academic lead from SFU to the Canadian International Resources and Development Institute. Eric researches how less developed countries can build more thriving and inclusive private sectors, particularly when they are rich in natural resources, and how international actors can play a positive role in creating successful societies. Eric teaches about emerging markets, strategy, governance, and global economics to MBAs and executives.

Outside of academia, Eric is an advisor to the Liberia program of the International Growth Centre in London, serves on the advisory group of the Center for Global Development in Washington, and is a member of the Centre for International Policy Studies study group on Canada’s sustainable development policy in Ottawa. He has set up and directed the International Growth Centre’s Liberia program, served as economic advisor to the President of Liberia, supported host government teams negotiating concession agreements, consulted to the NGO Conservation International on low-carbon development and to the US Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation on foreign aid projects, and worked with the Refugee Law Project in Uganda. Eric earned his A.B. and Ph.D in economics at Harvard.