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Ali Dastmalchian

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Dr. Ali Dastmalchian passed away on August 13, 2020, while serving his second term as SFU Beedie’s Dean.

Dr. Dastmalchian was an international and award-winning, teacher, facilitator, and researcher. He served as the dean and a professor of management and organization studies and international business in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University from 2016-2020. He had previously served 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 was deeply committed to making business education relevant and innovative. He led the Beedie School of Business through a process of renewal, and championed a vision for our school of teaching and learning powered by world-class research, meaningful community engagement, and a global outlook. This vision will continue to shape the school’s efforts to take business education beyond the walls of academia, and to empower people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives to reimagine the role of business in tackling society’s most significant challenges.

Dr. Dastmalchian was 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 held faculty positions, visiting appointments, and had management experience in locations around the world including North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Dastmalchian, A., Bacon, N., McNeil, N., Steinke, C., Blyton, P., Satish Kumar, M., Bayraktar, S., Auer-Rizzi, W., Bodla, A. A., Cotton, R., Craig, T., Ertenu, B., Habibi, M., Huang, H. J., İmer, H. P., Isa, C. R., Ismail, A., Jiang, Y., Kabasakal, H., ... Varnali, R. (2020). High-performance work systems and organizational performance across societal cultures. Journal of International Business Studies, 51(3), 353-388.

Karacay, G., Bayraktar, S., Kabasakal, H., & Dastmalchian, A. (2019). Role of Leaders as Agents of Negotiation for Counterbalancing Cultural Dissonance in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Journal of International Management, 25(4).

Dastmalchian, A., Rezac, D., Steinke, C., Imer, P., Bayraktar, S., & Muzyka, D. (2019). Connectorship: A new frontier for engaged leadership. Organizational Dynamics.

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., Varnali, R., & 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.

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.

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., 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.

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 trustworthiness. Journal of Business Ethics, 90(3), 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., Antonio Ruiz-Quintanilla, S., Ruiz-Quintanilla, S. A., Dorfman, P. W., Abdalla, I. A., Adetoun, B. S., Aditya, R. N., Agourram, H., Akande, A., Akande, B. E., Akerblom, S., Altschul, C., Alvarez-Backus, E., Andrews, J., Arias, M. E., Arif, M. S., Ashkanasy, N. M., ... Zhou, J. (1999). Culture specific and crossculturally generalizable implicit leadership theories: Are attributes of charismatic/transformational leadership universally endorsed? Leadership Quarterly, 10(2), 219-256.

books 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). Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

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

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). Palgrave Macmillan Ltd (UK).

Downey, A., Dastmalchian, A., Kelley, H. M., Sharp, D., & D'Agnone, K. (2009). Shifting responsibility for health and healthy lifestyles: Exploring Canadian trends. In Blyton, P., Blunsdon, B., & Reed, K. (Eds.), Ways of Living: Work, Community and Lifestyle Choice (pp. 288-309). Palgrave Macmillan Ltd (UK).

Steinke, C., Kurosawa, R., & Dastmalchian, A. (2009). 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). Palgrave Macmillan Ltd (UK).

Blunsdon, B., Reed, K., Blyton, P., & Dastmalchian, A. (2009). Social change and ways of living: An introduction. In Blyton, P., Blunsdon, B., & Reed, K. (Eds.), Ways of Living: Work, Community and Lifestyle Choice (pp. 1-14). 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 (pp. 548-571). 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. Palgrave Macmillan.