CredentialsPh.D. Organization Science (University of Texas at Austin), B.Comm.Hon (University of British Columbia)
David R. Hannah is an award-winning researcher and teacher, and presently an Associate Professor of Management at the Beedie School of Business. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Past President of the Western Academy of Management and their 2008 Ascendant Scholar. His research and teaching focuses on how individuals at work can cope effectively with the challenges and dilemmas of organizational life, and how they can help others to do so. His research has been published in numerous leading journals, including Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Academy of Management Discoveries, Journal of Management Studies, Sloan Management Review, Business Horizons, Journal of Management Inquiry, and the Journal of Business Ethics. He edits the Generative Curiosity section of the Journal of Management Inquiry. In addition to his research interests, Dr. Hannah is a sought-after teacher and speaker who has worked with numerous local and international corporations as well as corporate leaders and boards. His teaching interests include leadership, negotiations, decision-making, and general management. He was recently selected as an approved speaker for the Mackay CEO forums. Dr. Hannah is a past recipient of the SFU Business Research Award and the TD-Canada Trust Teaching Excellence Award.
Dr. Hannah's research and teaching focuses on how individuals at work can cope effectively with the dilemmas of organizational life, and how they can help others to do so. He is presently interested in the challenges involved in working with animals, including managing one's emotions and finding meaningfulness. Dr. Hannah has longstanding interests in the protection of trade secrets in organizations, and qualitative research methods.
articles and reports
ROBERTSON, K. M., O'REILLY, J., & HANNAH, D. R. (2020). Finding meaning in relationships: The impact of network ties and structure on the meaningfulness of work. Academy of Management Review, 45(3), 596-619. http://doi.org/10.5465/AMR.2015.0242
McCarthy, I. P., Hannah, D., Pitt, L. F., & McCarthy, J. M. (2020). Confronting indifference toward truth: Dealing with workplace bullshit. Business Horizons, 63(3), 253-263. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2020.01.001
Lee, L. W., Hannah, D., & McCarthy, I. P. (2020). Do your employees think your slogan is “fake news?” A framework for understanding the impact of fake company slogans on employees. Journal of Product and Brand Management, 29(2), 199-208. http://doi.org/10.1108/JPBM-12-2018-2147
Hannah, D. R., & Robertson, K. (2020). Emotional regulation in veterinary work: Do you know your comfort zone? Canadian Veterinary Journal, 61(2), 178-180.
Ferreira, C., Hannah, D., McCarthy, I., Pitt, L., & Lord Ferguson, S. (2020). This Place Is Full of It: Towards an Organizational Bullshit Perception Scale. Psychological Reports. http://doi.org/10.1177/0033294120978162
Hannah, D., Parent, M., Pitt, L., & Berthon, P. (2019). Secrets and knowledge management strategy: the role of secrecy appropriation mechanisms in realizing value from firm innovations. Journal of Knowledge Management, 23(2), 297-312. http://doi.org/10.1108/JKM-09-2017-0389
Robertson, K. M., Lautsch, B. A., & Hannah, D. R. (2019). Role negotiation and systems-level work-life balance. Personnel Review, 48(2), 570-594. http://doi.org/10.1108/PR-11-2016-0308
Faems, D., & Hannah, D. R. (2018). A Retrospective Examination of a Successful Developmental Reviewing Process. Journal of Management Inquiry, 27(2), 144-148. http://doi.org/10.1177/1056492617726712
Hannah, D., Treen, E., Pitt, L., & Berthon, P. (2016). But you promised! Managing consumers' psychological contracts. Business Horizons, 59(4), 363-368. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2016.02.003
Hannah, D. R., & Robertson, K. M. (2016). Jarvis manufacturing: An experiential exercise for teaching the fundamentals of teamwork. Management Teaching Review, 1(1), 7-18. http://doi.org/10.1177/2379298115676750
Robertson, K. M., Hannah, D. R., & Lautsch, B. A. (2015). The secret to protecting trade secrets: How to create positive secrecy climates in organizations. Business Horizons, 58(6), 669-677. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2015.07.004
Hannah, D. R., & Robertson, K. (2015). Why and how do employees break and bend confidential information protection rules? Journal of Management Studies, 52(3), 381-413. http://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12120
Hannah, D., Parent, M., Pitt, L., & Berthon, P. (2014). It's a secret: Marketing value and the denial of availability. Business Horizons, 57(1), 49-59. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2013.09.001
Plangger, K., Kietzmann, J. H., Pitt, L. F., Berthon, P., & Hannah, D. (2013). Nomen est omen: formalizing customer labeling theory. AMS Review, 3(4), 193-204. http://doi.org/10.1007/s13162-013-0054-9
Hannah, D. R., & Peredo, A. M. (2011). Rethinking management education and scholarship. Journal of Management Inquiry, 20(2), 178-179. http://doi.org/10.1177/1056492610394744
Hannah, D. R., & Peredo, A. M. (2011). Concluding thoughts. Journal of Management Inquiry, 20(2), 192-195. http://doi.org/10.1177/1056492610394746
Hannah, D. R., & Lautsch, B. A. (2011). Counting in qualitative research: Why to conduct it, when to avoid it, and when to closet it. Journal of Management Inquiry, 20(1), 14-22. http://doi.org/10.1177/1056492610375988
Hannah, D. R., & Venkatachary, R. (2010). Putting "organizations" into an organization theory course: A hybrid cao model for teaching organization theory. Journal of Management Education, 34(2), 200-223. http://doi.org/10.1177/1052562909333983
Hannah, D. R., & Zatzick, C. D. (2008). 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. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-007-9406-4
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. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6486.2007.00694.x
Hannah, D. R. (2006). Keeping trade secrets secret. MIT Sloan Management Review, 47(3), 17-20.
Hannah, D. R. (2005). Should I keep a secret? The effects of trade secret protection procedures on employees' obligations to protect trade secrets. Organization Science, 16(1), 71-84. http://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.1040.0113
Beyer, J. M., & Hannah, D. R. (2002). Building on the past: Enacting established personal identities in a new work setting. Organization Science, 13(6), 636-652. http://doi.org/10.1287/orsc.13.6.636.495
Related Teaching Material
Hannah, D. R., Lord Ferguson, S. T., & Parent, M. M. (2019). Accounting Exam Irregularities in an MBA Program. London, Ontario, Canada: Ivey Publishing. Case ID:9B19C005.
Hannah, D. R., Lord Ferguson, S. T., & Parent, M. M. (2019). Accounting Exam Irregularities in an MBA Program (B). London, Ontario, Canada: Ivey Publishing. Case ID:9B19C006.
Hannah, D. R., Treen, E. R., Pitt, L. F., & Berthon, P. (2016). But you promised! Managing consumers' psychological contracts. Boston, Massachusetts, United States: Harvard Business School Publishing. Case ID:BH745-PDF-ENG.
Hannah, D. R., McCarthy, I. P., & Kietzmann, J. H. (2015). We're leaking, and everything's fine: How and why companies deliberately leak secrets. Boston, Massachusetts, United States: Harvard Business School Publishing. Case ID:BH709-PDF-ENG.