Faculty and Staff

MOT MBA faculty are among the top researchers in their fields, with careers and credentials that go beyond the academic. Backgrounds in business, engineering, psychology, law, IT, and biotechnology make them ideally suited to teach technology’s new leaders and entrepreneurs.

GERVASE BUSHE, PhD

Professor of Leadership and Organization Development, & Area Coordinator, Management and Organization Studies

Gervase Bushe is a leading organization development scholar in Canada, with numerous publications and a long time consulting practice in leadership development and organizational change. He teaches Managing Self & Others. His research examines organizational change, organizational learning, leadership and leadership development, teams and team building, change agents and change agentry. With an extensive background in designing transformational change processes, Gervase consults to major corporations such as Business Objects, Telus, General Motors, the Vancouver Island and Fraser Health Authorities, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, and ACL Analytics. His leadership development programs are licensed for delivery around the world through Clear Learning Ltd. Gervase is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science and The Organization Development Practitioner.

DAVID DUNNE, PhD

Adjunct Senior Fellow

David teaches Design Thinking. Which is defined as approaching management problems just as designers approach design problems. Though it has been traditionally associated with product and service design, it also has important implications for management, something recognized increasingly by both academic research and the business press. Dunne, an award-winning management educator, author and consultant who is jointly appointed with the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, joined Simon Fraser University earlier this year. He combines international experience as a senior executive with an outstanding record as an academic. He also consults to organizations in the health care sector on designing customer experience and teaches problem solving, innovation and marketing to students and executives throughout the world.
  

CRAIG EMBY, PhD

Professor & Area Coordinator, Accounting

Professor Emby’s research focuses on audit judgment and audit decision making, and has been published in leading accounting journals. He is active in the educational programs of both the CA School of Business and the Certified General Accountants of Canada. He teaches Financial/Managerial Accounting. He specializes in applying aspects of cognitive psychology to judgment and decision-making in auditing. "As an auditor, you have to discover why inappropriate breaches of behaviour occurred and determine whether those reasons are valid," he says. "This is particularly pertinent in a profession where we're exercising judgment based on incomplete information."

ERIC GEDAJLOVIC, PhD

Professor, Strategy

In his research, Eric Gedajlovic seeks better explanations of strategic and entrepreneurial processes by considering the institutional, historical and organizational contexts in which they are embedded. In this way, he strives to contribute to the strategy, entrepreneurship and family business literatures by bringing into the foreground, contextual factors that are often ignored, underspecified or treated as limitations or boundary conditions. In his view, context is what surrounds strategic and entrepreneurial behaviour and gives it meaning. As a consequence, an appreciation of context leads to more finely grained theoretical accounts and facilitates the identification of potentially insightful contingencies that moderate and offer better explanations of complex organizational phenomena.

DAVID HANNAH, PhD

Assoiciate Professor, Management and Organization Studies

Dr. Hannah’s research focuses on employee behaviour and leadership that goes against organizational rules and policies. He has published in numerous books and journals and was the recipient of the 2005 TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award. Dr. Hannah teaches Negotiations and the Academic Chair for the Master of Business Administration.

MILA LAZAROVA, PhD

Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair & Area Coordinator, International Business

Mila teaches International Management.  Her research interests include expatriate management, with a focus on repatriation and the career impact of international assignments; work/life balance issues related to assignments; global careers and the role of organizational career development and mobility practices in organizations; the changing role of the HR department; and comparative human resource management.

ELICIA MAINE, PhD

Associate Professor, Technology Management & Strategy

Academic Director, Management of Technology MBA program

Elicia Maine’s research interests are in technology management, technology entrepreneurship, and the commercialization of innovation.  Dr. Maine has published in leading technology management journals. She holds a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Innovations in the New Economy (INE) grant investigating the growth processes of early stage technology firms in the evolving advanced materials and fuel cell industries. She teaches Innovation.

IAN MCCARTHY, PhD

Professor, Canada Research Chair & Area Coordinator in Technology and Operations Management

Ian McCarthy’s research interests focus on understanding and designing competitive and sustainable organizational forms using systems methods, classification tools and evolutionary concepts. His work considers technology and operation management issues such as: managing operational complexity, mass customization, modeling decision making in new product development, and classifying drug discovery strategies. He is a qualified chartered engineer and a director of the Complexity Society. Ian teaches Business Operations Design.

MARK MOORE, PhD

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Moore's has conducted research on monetary policy, international portfolios, direct investment flows and options pricing methods for the Bank of Canada. His current research is on further analysis of the softwood lumber dispute, and he is also investigating the consequences of privatizing the Canadian National Railway. He teaches Managerial Economics for the Management of Technology MBA program.

MICHAEL PARENT, PhD

Associate Professor, Management Information Systems

Dr. Parent comes to academia from more than 10 years in the high technology industry. An award-winning teacher, he has also received several grant awards including a three-year SSHRC “Initiative on the New Economy” grant to examine the process firms use to make decisions about adopting technology infrastructure.

LEYLAND PITT, PhD

Professor, Marketing

Dr. Pitt is an internationally renowned marketing expert, recipient of the TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award. He has taught on five continents and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals. In 2002, the Academy of Marketing Science, the world's largest academic marketing association, named him "Outstanding Marketing Teacher." His research focuses on the marketing-technology interface, and the interaction between marketing and information systems.

BLAIZE REICH, PhD

RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation

Dr. Reich teaches Project Management. An RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation, Blaize currently holds a prestigious Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant to investigate how knowledge management theory might improve IT project success.

JAN SIMON, PhD

Visiting Professor

An Associate Professor at IESE and a visiting Professor at SFU Beedie, Dr. Simon received his PhD in Finance from the University of Essex. He also completed his MBA at the IESE Business School from the University of Navarra and his Master of Law from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Jan teaches Finance.

GARY WAGENHEIM, PhD

Adjunct professor, Management and Organization Studies

Gary Wagenheim is an adjunct professor in management and organization studies. He has extensive experience teaching international courses in organizational behaviour, leadership, and interpersonal skills. He has taught throughout the US, Canada, Singapore, Brazil, China, Germany, Taiwan, India, and Finland. Gary teaches Leadership.

MARK WEXLER, PhD

Professor, Business Ethics/ Management and Organization Studies/Policy Analysis

Mark Wexler is President of the Perimeter Group of Consultants and Trainers. His work appears in over 90 refereed journals and he is the author of four books. He has been awarded four teaching awards, numerous grants and research funds and was selected as Price water house Cooper’s 2004 “Leader in Management Education.” Mark teaches Ethics.

Administration

Elicia Maine, PhD

Academic Director

Melissa McCrae, MBA

Executive Director

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