Ali Dastmalchian

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

    Segal Room: SGL 4235
    Segal 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.

    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

    Sonpar, K., Walsh, I. J., Pazzaglia, F., Eng, M., & Dastmalchian, A. (2018). Picking the measuring stick: The role of leaders in social comparisons. Journal of Management Studies, 55(4), 677-702.

    Dastmalchian, A., Rezac, D., Muzyka, D. F., Bayraktar, S., Steinke, C., & Imer, H. P. (2016). Developing a measure for 'connectorship' as a component of engaged leadership. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 37(3), 403-427.

    Dastmalchian, A., McNeil, N., Blyton, P., Bacon, N., Blunsdon, B., Kabasakal, H., ... Steinke, C. (2015). Organisational climate and human resources: exploring a new construct in a cross-national context. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 53(4), 397-414.

    Steinke, C., Dastmalchian, A., & Baniasadi, Y. (2015). Exploring aspects of workplace climates in Canada: implications for the human resources of health-care. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 53(4), 415-431.

    Imer, P. H., Kabasakal, H., & Dastmalchian, A. (2014). Personality and contextual antecedents of organizational citizenship behavior: A study of two occupational groups. Journal of Management and Organization, 20(4), 441-462.

    Baniasadi, H., & Dastmalchian, A. (2014). The differentiating characteristics of societal cultures: An examination of societal values, practices and potential for change. Journal of Comparative International Management, 17(1), 1-13.

    Steinke, C., Dastmalchian, A., Blyton, P., & Hasselback, P. (2013). Organizational change strategies within healthcare. Healthcare Management Forum, 26(3), 127-135.

    Kabasakal, H., Dastmalchian, A., Karacay, G., & Bayraktar, S. (2012). Leadership and culture in the MENA region: An analysis of the GLOBE project. Journal of World Business, 47(4), 519-529.

    Dorfman, P., Javidan, M., Hanges, P., Dastmalchian, A., & House, R. (2012). GLOBE: A twenty year journey into the intriguing world of culture and leadership. Journal of World Business, 47(4), 504-518.

    Kabasakal, H., Dastmalchian, A., & Imer, P. (2011). Organizational citizenship behaviour: a study of young executives in Canada, Iran, and Turkey. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(13), 2703-2729.

    Ng, I., & Dastmalchian, A. (2011). Perceived training benefits and training bundles: a Canadian study. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(4), 829-842.

    Bacon, N., Blyton, P., & Dastmalchian, A. (2010). The impact of organizational change on steelworkers in craft and production occupational groups. Human Relations, 63(8), 1223-1248.

    Chreim, S., Williams, B. E., Janz, L., & Dastmalchian, A. (2010). Change agency in a primary health care context: the case of distributed leadership. Health Care Management Review, 35(2), 187-199.

    Sonpar, K., Handelman, J. M., & Dastmalchian, A. (2009). Implementing new institutional logics in pioneering organizations: The burden of justifying ethical appropriateness and rusworthiness. Journal of Business Ethics, 90, 345-359.

    Javidan, M., & Dastmalchian, A. (2009). Managerial implications of the GLOBE project: A study of 62 societies. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 47(1), 41-58.

    Bacon, N., Blyton, P., & Dastmalchian, A. (2005). The significance of working time arrangements accompanying the introduction of teamworking: Evidence from employees. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 43(4), 681-701.

    Javidan, M., & Dastmalchian, A. (2003). Culture and leadership in Iran: The land of individual achievers, strong family ties, and powerful elite. Academy of Management Executive, 17(4), 127-142.

    Ng, I., & Dastmalchian, A. (2001). Organizational flexibility in Western and Asian firms: an examination of control and safeguard rules in five countries. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 18(1), 17-24.

    Den Hartog, D. N., House, R. J., hanges, P. J., Ruiz-Quintanilla, S. A., Dorfman, P. W., Dastmalchian, A., ... Zhou, J. (1999). Culture specific and cross-culturally generalizable implicit theories: Are attributes of charismatic/transformational leadership universally endorsed? Leadership Quarterly, The, 10(2), 219-256.

    Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

    Dastmalchian, A., & Steinke, C. (2017). High-performance HR practices in healthcare in Canada. In Qudrat-Ullah, H., & Tsasis, P. (Eds.), Innovation healthcare systems for the 21st century (pp. 299-331). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

    Dastmalchian, A., Blyton, P., & Adamson, R. (2014). The climate of workplace relations. Philadelphia, United States: Routledge (US).

    Downey, A., Dastmalchian, A., Kelley, H. M., Sharp, D., & D'agnone, K. (2010). Shifting responsibility for health and healthy lifestyles: Exploring Canadian trends. In Blyton, P., Blunsdon, B., Reed, K., & Dastmalchian, A. (Eds.), Ways of living: Work, community and lifestyle choice. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd (UK).

    Steinke, C., Kurosawa, R., Dastmalchian, A., & Dastmalchian, A. (2010). Designing for well-being: the role of the physical work environment. In Blyton, P., Blunsdon, B., & Reed, K. (Eds.), Ways of living: Work, community and lifestyle choice (pp. 267-287). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd (UK).

    Kabasakal, H., Imer, P., & Dastmalchian, A. (2010). Work values across cultures: The role of affect and job outcomes among young executives in Canada, Iran and Turkey. In Blyton, P., Blunsdon, B., Reed, K., & Dastmalchian, A. (Eds.), Ways of living: Work, community and lifestyle choice (pp. 241-266). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd (UK).

    Blyton, P., Blunsdon, B., Reed, K., & Dastmalchian, A. (2010). Social change and ways of living: An introduction. In Blyton, P., Blunsdon, B., Reed, K., & Dastmalchian, A. (Eds.), Ways of Living: Work, community and lifestyle choice (pp. 1-14). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd (UK).

    Dastmalchian, A. (2008). Industrial relations climate. In Blyton, P., Heery, E., Bacon, N., & Fiorito, J. (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Industrial Relations. Thousand Oaks, United States: Sage Publications, Inc (US).

    Dastmalchian, A. (2006). Work-life integration: International perspectives on the balancing of multiple roles. In Blyton, P., Blunsdon, B., & Reed, K. (Eds.), Work-Life Integration. New York, United States: Palgrave Macmillan.

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