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.
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
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
Associate 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.
DOUG HAYHURST, FCA, ICD.D
Doug is currently a full-time Corporate Director. His previous business career includes international management consulting industry leadership roles with IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and executive management roles with Price Waterhouse.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Canexus Corporation, Ballard Power Systems Inc., Accend Capital Corporation and the Advisory Board of The Layfield Group Limited. His community service includes the National Board of the Nature Conservancy of Canada and the CPA Canada Risk Oversight and Governance Board.
Malcolm Kendall is a co-founder and CEO of Microbiome Insights Inc., a Vancouver-based microbiome testing and analysis company. He has taught the Business of Biotech course for the SFU MOT program since 2006. A former U.S. Army Special Forces officer and life science venture capitalist, Malcolm brings to the school over 25 years of operational management, entrepreneurial, venture capital investment and leadership experience, the majority of which has been focused on company creation and building value in biotechnology and technology companies.
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, Science and Technology Commercialization
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.
As President and CEO of True North Synergy Inc., Alexandra Mancini provides executive consulting services for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies with respect to Canadian, US, and international regulations, clinical research, and development programs. She has over 28 years of global development experience, including 18 years at the executive level. Alexandra has taught the Regulatory Affairs for the Biotech Executive course for the SFU MOT program since 2008.
LESLIE MARSHALL, PhD
Les Marshall is a visiting lecturer in Managerial Economics. He has extensive experience teaching courses in economics and finance at a variety of institutions in Canada and China. Les completed his Master of Arts and PhD in the Department of Economics at SFU. Les' research interests are in Public Policy and Transaction Cost Economics.IAN MCCARTHY, PhD
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, Beedie School of Business
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
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
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
Dean, Beedie School of Business
RBC Professor of Technology and InnovationDr. 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.
CYNTHIA SHIPPAM-BRETT, PhD
Dr. Shippam is the in-house Patent Agent with SWITCH Materials, a spinoff company from 4D Labs at SFU. Before joining SWITCH, Cynthia spent several years with UBC's University-Industry Liaison Office and was a patent agent with a national law firm. Her experience in research (virology), management, intellectual property strategy, and patent prosecution in several nations provides her with a unique perspective of the intersection of law, business and science. She is a member of the 'Bank of Speakers' for the Canadian intellectual property Office educational programs, and presents regularly to Executive audiences. Cynthia is a Canadian and US-registered Patent Agent, and has a BSc (Biochemistry) from UVic, a PhD (Agriculture) from UBC, and an MBA from SFU.
JAN SIMON, PhD
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.
PAUL TERRY, PhD
Paul is the President and CEO at PHEMI. He also currently serves on the board of directors for Providence Health Care, Life Sciences BC and is a partner with Magellan Angel Partners. Paul spent over a decade as the secretary/treasurer and technology adviser for the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, BC's health research support agency, and was one of the Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at SFU Venture Labs.
Prior to his work in healthcare and venture capital, Paul was the CTO and cofounder of OctigaBay Systems, a pioneer in high-performance computing that was acquired by Cray Inc, the world leader in supercomputing. He was also the cofounder and CTO of Abatis Systems, which was acquired by Redback Networks in one of the largest technology acquisitions in Canadian history. Paul's early career included senior roles at Newbridge Networks and technology companies in the UK.
JON THOMAS, PhD
Dr. Thomas's research looks at innovation in the biotechnology and nanotechnology industries. He has a Ph.D. in Technology Management from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and currently holds a MITACS Elevate Fellowship jointly sponsored by Beedie and the ventures arm of the Centre for Drug Research & Developmen at UBC. Before coming to SFU, he was an Assistant Professor at the FORE School of Management, New Delhi. He teaches Innovation.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.
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