Management and Organization Studies
The mission of the Management and Organization Studies area is to create and disseminate management and organizational knowledge that furthers social and human sustainability. We focus in particular on the relationship between organizations and the health and well-being of individuals, organizations, families, communities and societies. According to the University of Texas at Dallas, the MOS area ranks 20th in the world (3rd in Canada) in terms of research published in the top management and organization scholarly journals.
Over the past two years, MOS faculty published research articles in prestigious journals, presented research findings at several academic conferences, been keynote speakers at academic conferences and industry gatherings, received hundreds of thousands of dollars in research grants, and wrote books on emerging topics. This research covers diverse territory, including applied ethics, corporate social responsibility, employment relations, human resource management, organizational behaviour, organization development, and organization theory.
Several exciting research projects are underway. MOS faculty members are currently examining the effects of sustainable business practices and corporate social responsibility in a variety of countries, new contingent employment relationships, telecommuting, work restructuring, leadership in health care, building long lasting family businesses, new forms of organizational change, managerial values around the world, trade secret protection, corporate scandals and fraud, transformational leadership, organizational learning, qualitative research methods, high-commitment management practices, trade union mobilization, effects of downsizing, ethical issues in management, work/life balance, workplace deviance, workplace health and safety, social change processes, and learning from errors in organizations. Members of our area lead centers of research at SFU in Strategic Change and Performance Management and Workplace Health and Safety. As well, they provide leadership in the international Academy of Management and vet research funding for granting agencies in Canada and internationally.
The Management and Organization Studies group is committed to both undergraduate and graduate business education. Through the concentration in Human Resource Management, the area prepares undergraduate students for a career in HRM and develops the leadership and teamwork skills of undergraduate students in other business specialties. The group plays a major role in Simon Fraser University’s Executive MBA Program, provides courses in all the Faculty’s other MBA programs, and is very active in the Ph.D. program. MOS faculty are regularly on the Faculty’s Teaching Honour Roll.
Along with its research and teaching accomplishments, several MOS faculty provide their consulting expertise to companies in Canada and internationally. The MOS area continues the Faculty of Business’ commitment to practical scholarship by developing cooperative, mutually beneficial projects with industry, government and non-profit organizations.
Faculty List & Specializations
|Name||Position||Specialization & Research Interests|
|Gervase Bushe||Professor of Leadership and Organization Development||Leadership, organizational change and development, groups and teamwork, consulting and change agentry.|
|Carolyn Egri||William J.A. Rowe EMBA Alumni Professor & Area Coordinator, Management and Organization Studies||Sustainability and corporate social responsibility, international management, organizational power and politics, leadership, management education, organizational change and development.|
|David Hannah||Associate Professor
Master of Business Administration, Academic Chair
|Human-Animal Work, The Protection of Confidential Information and Trade Secrets in Organizations, Qualitative Research Methods.|
|Brenda Lautsch||Associate Professor||Work and employment relations, work and family, non-standard, contingent and flexible Work arrangements, qualitative research methodology.|
|Tom Lawrence||Professor, W.J. VanDusen Professor of Management||Power and politics, Organizational change, Institutional theory, Organization theory.|
|Mark Wexler||Professor||Business Ethics, Management, Business and Society, Knowledge Management.|
|Chris Zatzick||Associate Professor||Downsizing and Layoffs, High Performance Work Systems, Inequality, Organizational Identification, and Organizational Demography.|
|Natalie Zhao||Assistant Professor||Error Reporting
Learning from Errors
News & Activities
- David Hannah and Brenda Lautsch on Counting in Qualitative Research
- MBA-inspired research on fluid teams garners Wall Street Journal profile
- SFU Business professor Tom Lawrence to receive USC's Greif Research Impact Award
- Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings awarded for Dave Hannah and PhD candidate Kirsten Pankratz
- Gervase Bushe paper on Revisioning Organizational Development accepted for publication
- David Hannah Paper on Confidentiality Selected for 2009 Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings
- Gervase Bushe Project on Family Businesses Awarded SSHRC Research Development Initiative Funding
- 2006/7 Scholarly Activities Report
- Outlook for Change Named a Top 50 Green Tech Blog
- Outlook for Change Selected as One of the Top 50 Blogs
Awards & AchievementsBushe, Gervase
- SSRHC Research Development Initiative: Modeling the Dynamics that lead to Family Business and Business Family Success (2009-2011, with McNaughton, Key, and Astrachan)
- Awarded the 2009 Douglas McGregor Award for Best Paper by the Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.
- BC Ministry of Education Grant: A Study of Appreciate Inquiry at The Vancouver School Board. (2006-2007)
- Journal of Applied Behavioral Science: 2007 Douglas McGregor Memorial Award for Bushe, Gervase and Coetzer, Graeme. (2007). Group Development and Team Effectiveness: Using Cognitive Representations to Measure Group Development and Predict Task Performance and Group Viability. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 43(2), 184-212.
- Academy of Management: 2007 Best Paper Award, Organization Development and Change Division.
- Journal of Applied Behavioral Science: 2005 Douglas McGregor Memorial Award Honorable Mention.
- SSHRC Standard Research Grant: Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility: Canada in a Global Context. (2004-2007)
- Eastern Academy of Management International Conference: 2007 Carolyn R. Dexter Outstanding Paper Memorial Award
- SSHRC Small: A Preliminary Study of Animal Work. (2010)
- SSHRC Standard Research Grant: How Can Organizations Keep Their Secrets? (2007-2010)
- SSHRC Small Grant: (2006-2007, with Brenda Lautsch)
- Western Academy of Management: 2008 Ascendant Scholar Award
- SSHRC Standard Research Grant: High-Involvement Management and Workforce Restructuring in Canadian Organizations. (2005-2008, with Chris Zatzick)
- Academy of Management: 2004 Best Paper Award, HR Division “Job Performance and Voluntary Turnover: An Examination of Linearity, Curvilinearity, and the moderators of time, unemployment rate, and perceived ease of movement using event history analysis.”
- SSHRC Standard Research Grant: Non-Standard Work in Dynamic Environments: Outcomes for Workers and Firms. (2006-2009)
- SSHRC Research Development Initiative: Exploring the Role of Individual in Social Innovation through Institutional Biography. (2010-2012, with Green)
- SSHRC Small: The Role of Individuals in Social Innovation. (2010)
- SSHRC Special Call in Management Business and Finance: How Do University Research Parks Help Their Firms? (2008-2011, with Ian McCarthy)
- SSHRC Standard Research Grant: The Creation and Institutionalization of Public Innovations. (2006-2009)
- William and Ada Isabelle Steel Fund: The role of “connector organizations” in the establishment and diffusion of supervised injection sites for intravenous drug users. (2006)
- SSHRC Workshop Grant: Change and Innovation in the Organization of Healthcare. (2005-2006)
- MIT Sloan Management Review: 2005 Richard Beckhard Memorial Prize for outstanding article on planned change and organizational development - Pablo Martin de Holan, Nelson Phillips and Thomas B. Lawrence (2004) Managing organizational forgetting. MIT Sloan Management Review, 42(5): 45-51.
- SSHRC Small Grant: Is the New Deal a Good Deal? An Examination of Employee Attitudes and Behaviors in a Post-Downsizing Organization. (2008-2010)
- SSHRC Standard Research Grant: High-Involvement Management and Workforce Restructuring in Canadian Organizations. (2005-2008, with Rick Iverson)
- Western Academy of Management: 2008 Ascendant Scholar Award
- SSHRC Small Grant: The Impact of Negative Emotions on Learning from Errors. (2007-2009)
- CMA Research Fellowship (2006-2009)
- Zhao, B. (2007, August). Learning from errors: The role of context, emotion and personality. Best Research Proposal Award (for faculty) in the "Cognition in the Rough" professional development workshop, Managerial and Organizational Cognition Division, the Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, USA.
Recent Faculty BooksBushe, Gervase
- Bushe, G.R. (2008). An Appreciative Inquiry into Learning at Metropolitan School District. In Cooperrider, D.L., Whitney, D & Stavros, J.M. (Eds.), Handbook of Appreciative Inquiry, 2nd Edition (pp. 314-317). Brunswick, OH: Crown.
- Bushe, G.R. (2006). Sense-making and the Problems of Learning from Experience: Barriers and Requirements for Creating Cultures of Collaboration. In Shulman, S. (Ed.), Creating Cultures of Collaboration (pp.151-171). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
- Starik, M., Sharma, S., Egri, C.P., & Bunch, R. (Eds.). (2005). New Horizons in Research on Sustainable Organizations: Emerging Ideas, Approaches, and Tools for Practitioners and Researchers. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf Publishing.
- Hannah, David R., and Iverson, Roderick. (2004). Employment relationships in context: Implications for policy and practice. In Coyle-Shapiro, J. Shore, L., Taylor, S. and Tetrick, L (Eds.), The Employment Relationship: Examining Psychological and Contextual Perspectives (pp. 332-350). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Buttigieg, D.M., Deery, S.J., & Iverson, R.D. (2007). Mobilisation Theory and its Application in Two Wage Campaigns. In D. Buttigieg, S. Cockfield, R. Cooney, M. Jerrard., and A. Rainnie (Eds.), Trade Unions in the Community: Values, Issues, Shared Interests and Alliances (pp 81-95). Melbourne: Heidelberg Press.
- Barlow, L., & Iverson, R.D. (2005). Workplace Safety. In Barling, J., Kelloway, E.K., & Frone, M. (Eds.), Handbook of Stress (pp247-266). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
- Thomas B. Lawrence, Roy Suddaby and Bernard Leca. (Forthcoming). Institutional Work: Actors and Agency in Institutional Studies of Organization. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Stewart R. Clegg, Cynthia Hardy, Thomas B. Lawrence and Walter R. Nord. (Eds.). (2006). Handbook of Organization Studies, 2nd Edition. London: Sage Publications.
- Thomas B. Lawrence. (In press). Power, Institutions and Organizations. In R. Greenwood, C. Oliver, R. Suddaby & K. Sahlin-Andersson (Eds.), Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism. London: Sage Publications.
- Thomas B. Lawrence, Roy Suddaby and Bernard Leca. (Forthcoming). Introduction. In Thomas B. Lawrence, Roy Suddaby and Bernard Leca (Eds.), Institutional Work: Actors and Agency in Institutional Studies of Organization. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Thomas B. Lawrence and Masoud Shadnam. (Forthcoming). Institutional Theory. In Wolfgang Donsbach (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Communication. Oxford: Blackwell.
- Walter R. Nord, Thomas B. Lawrence, Cynthia Hardy and Stewart Clegg. (2006). Introduction. In S. R. Clegg, C. Hardy, T. B. Lawrence, & W. R. Nord (Eds.), Handbook of Organization Studies, 2nd Edition. London: Sage.
- Thomas B. Lawrence and Roy Suddaby. (2006). Institutions and Institutional Work. In S. R. Clegg, C. Hardy, T. B. Lawrence, & W. R. Nord (Eds.), Handbook of Organization Studies, 2nd Edition (pp. 215-254). London: Sage.
- Ellen Ernst Kossek. & Brenda A. Lautsch. (2008). Ceo of Me: Creating a Life that Works in the Flexible Job Age. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Wharton School Publishing.
- Ellen Ernst Kossek and Brenda A. Lautsch. (2006). Flexible Work Arrangements. In Jeff Greenhaus and Gerry Callanan (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Career Development. London: Sage Publications.
- Ellen Ernst Kossek, Brenda A. Lautsch and Susan C. Eaton. (2005). Flexibility Enactment Theory: Relationships Between Type, Boundaries, Control and Work-Family Effectiveness. In Ellen Ernst Kossek and Susan J. Lambert (Eds.), Work and Life Integration: Organizational, Cultural and Individual Perspectives (pp. 243-262). LEA’s Organization and Management Series. Series in Applied Psychology.
- Wexler, Mark. (Forthcoming). Understanding Corporate Scandals: Who are those Monsters? Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishers.
- Wexler, Mark. (2008). Workplace Spirituality in Cascadia. In Douglas Todd (Ed.), The Elusive Utopia (pp. 171-193). Toronto, ON: Ronsale Press.
- Wexler, Mark. (2007). Reframing the ‘Gatekeeping’ Professions. In B. Tan (Ed.), Relationships in the Professions and Professionalizations (pp. 214-228). New York: Ballard Books.
- Wexler, Mark and Judy Oberlander. (2007). The Four Faces of Planning Ethics: A Value Profile in Canadian Planning. In Jill Grant (Ed.), A Reader in Canadian Planning (pp. 99-106). Toronto, ON: Thomas Nelson.
- Wexler, Mark. (2005). Leadership in Context: The Four Faces of Capitalism. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
- Wexler, Mark. (2005). Twenty Questions on Corporate Codes of Conduct. Toronto, ON: Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
- Iverson, Roderick D., Zatzick, Christopher D. and McCrae, Melissa. (2008). High Performance Work Systems. In J. Barling and C. Cooper (Eds), Handbook of Organizational Behaviour. London: Sage.
For full papers, please contact the authors.
Journal Articles Published:
- Furrer, O., Egri, C., Ralston, D.A., Danis, W., Reynaud, E., Naoumova, I., Molteni, M., Starkus, A., Leon Darder, F., Dabic, M. & Furrer-Perrinjaquet, A. (2010). Attitudes toward Corporate Responsibilities in Western Europe and in Central and Eastern Europe. Management International Review. 50, 379-398. [Journal Abstract]
- Hannah, D.R. & Lautsch, B.A. (2010). Counting in Qualitative Research: Why to Conduct it, When to Avoid it, and When to Closet it. Journal of Management Inquiry OnlineFirst. Doi: 10.1177/1056492610375988. [Journal Abstract]
- Wexler, M.N. (2009). Exploring the Moral Dimension of Wicked Problems. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 29(9/10), 531-542. [Journal Abstract]
- Lautsch, B.A., Kossek, E.E., and Eaton, S.C. (2009). Supervisory Approaches and Paradoxes in Managing Telecommuting Implementation. Human Relations, 62(6), 795-827. [Journal Abstract]
- Deery, S.J., Iverson, R.D., and Walsh, J.T. (2009). Coping Strategies in Call Centres: Work Intensity and the Role of Co-workers and Supervisors. British Journal of Industrial Relations. Forthcoming. [Journal Abstract]
- Yu, M., Sun, L., and Egri, C. (2008). Workplace Safety Climate Assessment Based on Behaviors and Measurable Indicators. Process Safety Progress, 27(3), 239-247. [Journal Abstract]
- Buttigieg, D.M., Deery, S.J. & Iverson, R. (2008). Union Mobilization: A Consideration of the Factors Affecting the Willingness of Union Members to Take Industrial Action. British Journal of Industrial Relations. 46(2), 248-267. [Journal Abstract]
- Reynaud, E., Egri, C.P., Ralston, D.A., Danis, W., Starkus, A., Dabic, M., Wangenheim, F., Dalgic, T., Castro, F.B., Potocan, V.V., Kavoossi, M., Molteni, M., Girson, I., Elenkov, D., Pla-Barber, J., Maignan, I., Weber, M. & Wallace, A. (2008). La Responsabilité Sociale de l'Entreprise à l'épreuve de l'Europe. Revue Francaise de Gestion. 34, 109-130. [Journal Abstract]
- Bushe, G. & Coetzer, G.H. (2007). Group Development and Team Effectiveness. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. 43(2), 184-212. [Journal Abstract]
- Buttigieg, D.M., Deery, S.J. & Iverson, R. (2007). An Event History Analysis of Union Joining and Leaving. Journal of Applied Psychology. 92(3), 829-839. [Journal Abstract]
- Chia, H.B., Egri, C.P., Ralston, D.A., Fu, P.P., Kuo, M.H., Lee, C.H., Li, Y. & Moon Y.L. (2007). Four Tigers and the Dragon: Values Differences, Similarities, and Consensus. Asia Pacific Journal of Management. 24(3), 305-320. [Journal Abstract]
- Gilpin-Jackson, Y. & Bushe, G. (2007). Leadership Development Training Transfer: A Case Study of Post-Training Determinants. Journal of Management Development. 26(10), 980-1004. [Journal Abstract]
- Hannah, D.R. (2007). An Examination of the Factors that Influence Whether Newcomers Protect or Share Secrets of their Former Employers. Journal of Management Studies. 44(4), 465-487. [Journal Abstract]
- Hannah, D.R. & Zatzick, C.D. (2007). An Examination of Leader Portrayals in the U.S. Business Press Following the Landmark Scandals of the Early 21st Century. Journal of Business Ethics. 79(4), 361-377. [Journal Abstract]
- Iverson, R. & Zatzick, C.D. (2007). High-Commitment Work Practices and Downsizing Harshness in Australian Workplaces. Industrial Relations. 46(3), 456-480. [Journal Abstract]
- Lautsch, B.A. & Scully, M.A. (2007). Restructuring Time: Implications of Work-Hours Reductions for the Working Class. Human Relations. 60(5), 719-743. [Journal Abstract]
- Lawrence, T.B. & Robinson, S.L. (2007). Ain't Misbehavin: Workplace Deviance as Organizational Resistance. Journal of Management. 33(3), 378-394. [Journal Abstract]
- Maitlis, S. & Lawrence, T.B. (2007). Triggers and Enablers of Sensegiving in Organizations. Academy of Management Journal. 50(1), 57-84. [Journal Abstract]
- Morse, E.A., Fowler, S.W. & Lawrence, T.B. (2007). The Impact of Virtual Embeddedness on New Venture Survival: Overcoming the Liabilities of Newness. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice. 31(2), 139-159. [Journal Abstract]
- Reynaud, E., Egri, C.P., Ralston, D.A., Danis, W., Starkus, A., Dabic, M., Wangenheim, F., Dalgic, T., Castro, F.B., Potocan, V.V., Kavoossi, M., Molteni, M., Girson, I. & Elenkov, D. (2007). The Differences in Values Between Managers of the European Founding Countries, the New Members and the Applicant Countries: Societal Orientation or Financial Orientation? European Management Journal. 25(2), 132-145. [Journal Abstract]
- Kossek, E.E., Lautsch, B.A. & Eaton, S.C. (2006). Telecommuting, Control, and Boundary Management: Correlates of Policy Use and Practice, Job Control, and Work-Family Effectiveness. Journal of Vocational Behavior. 68, 347-367. [Journal Abstract]
- Ralston, D.A., Terpstra-Tong, J. Terpstra, R.H., Wang, X. & Egri, C.P. (2006). Today's State-Owned Enterprises of China: Are They Dying Dinosaurs or Dynamic Dynamos. Strategic Management Journal. 27(9), 825-843. [Journal Abstract]