Ali Dastmalchian

Professor, Management and Organization Studies and International Business
Ph.D., M.Sc. (Cardiff University), B.Sc. (National University of Iran)

Burnaby Room: WMC 5310
Segal Room: SGL 4235
Phone: 778.782.7664

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Dr. Ali Dastmalchian is an international and award-winning, teacher, facilitator, and researcher. He serves as the Dean and a Professor of Management and Organization Studies and International Business in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Dastmalchian brings over 20 years of experience in leadership roles at Canadian Universities; previously serving as Dean of the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria (2002- 2012) and in the Faculty of Management at the University of Lethbridge (1997-2002).

Dr. Dastmalchian is also the President and Chair of the Global Leadership & Organizational Behaviour Effectiveness (GLOBE) Foundation – a world-renowned, large-scale international research project. GLOBE focuses on societal culture and leadership and is conducted by over 200 researchers from 62 countries. Dr. Dastmalchian has held faculty positions, visiting appointments, and has management experience in locations around the world including North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Specialization and Research Interests

With over 100 publications and over 15 major research grants from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Dr. Dastmalchian has proven to be an experienced researcher. His research and teaching interests span organizational design and change, organizational culture and climate, cross-nation leadership, international management, and innovation.

Selected Publications

Articles and Reports

Karan Sonpar, Ian J. Walsh, Federica Pazzaglia, Miranda Eng, & Ali Dastmalchian

Picking the measuring stick: The role of leaders in social comparisons

2017 | Journal of Management Studies.

Ali Dastmalchian, Nicola McNeil, Paul Blyton, Nicolas Bacon, Betsy Blunsdon, Hayat Kabasakal, ... Claudia Steinke

Organisational climate and human resources: exploring a new construct in a cross-national context

2015 | Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. 53(4): 397-414

Pinar H. Imer, Hayat Kabasakal, & Ali Dastmalchian

Personality and contextual antecedents of organizational citizenship behavior: A study of two occupational groups

2014 | Journal of Management and Organization. 20(4): 441-462

Hayat Kabasakal, Ali Dastmalchian, Gaye Karacay, & Secil Bayraktar

Leadership and culture in the MENA region: An analysis of the GLOBE project

2012 | Journal of World Business. 47(4): 519-529

Peter Dorfman, Mansour Javidan, Paul Hanges, Ali Dastmalchian, & Robert House

GLOBE: A twenty year journey into the intriguing world of culture and leadership

2012 | Journal of World Business. 47(4): 504-518

Hayat Kabasakal, Ali Dastmalchian, & Pinar Imer

Organizational citizenship behaviour: a study of young executives in Canada, Iran, and Turkey

2011 | International Journal of Human Resource Management. 22(13): 2703-2729

Nick Bacon, Paul Blyton, & Ali Dastmalchian

The impact of organizational change on steelworkers in craft and production occupational groups

2010 | Human Relations. 63(8): 1223-1248

Samia Chreim, Bernie E. Williams, Linda Janz, & Ali Dastmalchian

Change agency in a primary health care context: the case of distributed leadership

2010 | Health Care Management Review. 35(2): 187-199

Nicolas Bacon, Paul Blyton, & Ali Dastmalchian

The significance of working time arrangements accompanying the introduction of teamworking: Evidence from employees

2005 | British Journal of Industrial Relations. 43(4): 681-701

Mansour Javidan, & Ali Dastmalchian

Culture and leadership in Iran: The land of individual achievers, strong family ties, and powerful elite

2003 | Academy of Management Executive. 17(4): 127-142

Ignace Ng, & Ali Dastmalchian

Organizational flexibility in Western and Asian firms: an examination of control and safeguard rules in five countries

2001 | Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences. 18(1): 17-24

Deanne N. Den Hartog, Robert J. House, Paul J. hanges, S. A. Ruiz-Quintanilla, Peter W. Dorfman, Ikhlas A. Abdalla, ... Jian Zhou

Culture specific and cross-culturally generalizable implicit theories: Are attributes of charismatic/transformational leadership universally endorsed?

1999 | Leadership Quarterly, The. 10(2): 219-256

Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

Ali Dastmalchian, & Claudia Steinke

High-performance HR practices in healthcare in Canada

2017 | Innovation healthcare systems for the 21st century. 299-331

Ali Dastmalchian, Paul Blyton, & Raymond Adamson

The climate of workplace relations


Paul Blyton, Betsy Blunsdon, Ken Reed, & Ali Dastmalchian

Ways of living: Work, community and lifestyle choice


Angela Downey, Ali Dastmalchian, Helen M. Kelley, David Sharp, Kristene D'agnone, Paul Blyton, ... Ken Reed

Shifting responsibility for health and healthy lifestyles: Exploring Canadian trends

2010 | Ways of living: Work, community and lifestyle choice.

Claudia Steinke, Rei Kurosawa, Ali Dastmalchian, Paul Blyton, Betsy Blunsdon, & Ken Reed

Designing for well-being: the role of the physical work environment

2010 | Ways of living: Work, community and lifestyle choice. 267-287

Hayat Kabasakal, Pinar Imer, Ali Dastmalchian, Paul Blyton, Betsy Blunsdon, & Ken Reed

Work values across cultures: The role of affect and job outcomes among young executives in Canada, Iran and Turkey

2010 | Ways of living: Work, community and lifestyle choice. 241-266

Paul Blyton, Betsy Blunsdon, Ken Reed, & Ali Dastmalchian

Social change and ways of living: An introduction

2010 | Ways of Living: Work, community and lifestyle choice. 1-14

Ali Dastmalchian, Paul Blyton, Edmund Heery, Nicolas Bacon, & Jack Fiorito

Industrial relations climate

2008 | The SAGE Handbook of Industrial Relations.

Paul Blyton, Betsy Blunsdon, Ken Reed, & Ali Dastmalchian

Work-life integration: International perspectives on the balancing of multiple roles

2006 | Work-Life Integration.

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