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Mark Wexler

Professor Emeritus, Management and Organization Studies


Room: SGL 3520

Phone: 778.782.7846


Curriculum Vitae: View


B.A. (McGill), M.A. (W. Ontario), Ph.D. (York)


Dr. Mark N. Wexler is the Professor of Business Ethics and Management in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University and the President of the Perimeter Group of Consultants. Dr. Wexler is also a member of the Management and Organization Studies (MOS) and the Policy Analysis groups in the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University. Markís work appears in over 125 refereed journals and in ten books. He is the recipient of 4 teaching awards, numerous grants and research funds, has been selected as Price Waterhouse Cooper's 2004 Leader in Management Education (LIME) and sits on the editorial board of four research journals. Dr. Wexler's article. "The who what and why of knowledge mapping" has been selected as a classic (due to citation counts) in the Journal of Knowledge Management.  Mark has consulted for diverse organizations in the private and public sectors. These include Abbott Laboratories, Air Alaska, Bank of Montreal, BHP Billiton, Canadian Immigration Services, Diageco, Doctor's without Borders, Lockheed Martin,Celgene, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Microsoft, Nokia, Proctor and Gamble, Revenue Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Royal Dutch Shell, Toyota Motors, United Technologies, Vancouver Hospital, and others. Mark's recent work has appeared in Business and Society Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Ideology, Social Science Information, Journal of Change Management,Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion and The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy. Please address all questions to


Research Interests

Business Ethics, Management, Business and Society, Knowledge Management.

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Wexler, M. N., & Oberlander, J. (2021). Covid-19 as a super crisis: Implications for place management. Journal of Place Management and Development, 14(2).

Wexler, M. N., & Oberlander, J. (2021). Robo-advisors (RAs): the programmed self-service market for professional advice. Journal of Service Theory and Practice.

Wexler, M. N., & Oberlander, J. (2020). Public leadership and the wicked problem continuum. International Journal of Public Leadership, 16(4), 359-373.

Wexler, M. N., & Oberlander, J. (2017). The shifting discourse on third places: Ideological implications. Journal of Ideology, 38(1).

Wexler, M. N., Oberlander, J., & Shankar, A. (2017). The slow food movement: A 'Big Tent' ideology. Journal of Ideology, 37(1), 1-34.

Wexler, M. N. (2015). Re-thinking queue culture: The commodification of thick time. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 35(3-4), 165-181.

Wexler, M. N. (2014). Toward the ambidextrous gown. Academic Matters, 12-14.

Wexler, M. N. (2013). Rachel carson's toxic discourse: Conjectures on counterpublics, stakeholders and the "occupy movement". Business and Society Review, 118(2), 171-192.

Wexler, M. (2011). Positive deviance and performance enhancement in public agencies. Optimum: The Journal of Canadian Public Sector Management, 41(4), 28-39.

Wexler, M. (2011). Invisible hands: Intelligent design and free markets. Journal of Ideology, 33(1), 22-38.

Wexler, M. N. (2011). Which fox in what henhouse and when? Conjectures on regulatory capture. Business and Society Review, 116(3), 277-302.

Wexler, M. N. (2011). Four reactions to the prevalence of end-of-the-world logic. Midwest Quarterly, 52(3), 256-270.

Wexler, M. N. (2011). Reconfiguring the sociology of the crowd: Exploring crowdsourcing. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 31(1-2), 6-20.

Wexler, M. N. (2010). Financial edgework and the persistence of rogue traders. Business and Society Review, 115(1), 1-25.

Wexler, M. N. (2009). Exploring the moral dimension of wicked problems<sup>*</sup>. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 29, 531-542.

Wexler, M. N. (2009). Strategic ambiguity in emergent coalitions: The triple bottom line. Corporate Communications, 14(1), 62-77.

Wexler, M. (2008). Conjectures on systemic psychopathy: reframing the contemporary corporation. Society and Business Review, 3(3), 224-238.

Wexler, M. N. (2007, January). The moral nature of a credible scandal story. Insights, 4(3), 140-156.

Wexler, M. N. (2006). Successful resume fraud: Conjectures on the origins of amorality in the workplace. Journal of Human Values, 12(2), 137-152.

Wexler, M. N. (2002). Organizational memory and intellectual capital. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 3(4), 393-414.

Wexler, M. N. (2001). The who, what and why of knowledge mapping. Journal of Knowledge Management, 5(3), 249-264.

Wexler, M. N., & Sept, R. (1994). The Psycho‐Social Significance of Trivia. Journal of Popular Culture, 28(2), 1-11.

Wexler, M. N. (1990). Deep ecology: Grounding a contemporary argument field. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 10(1), 47-70.

Wexler, M. N. (1987). Conjectures on the dynamics of secrecy and the secrets business. Journal of Business Ethics, 6(6), 469-480.

Wexler, M. N. (1987). Problems in the grid-group analysis of the environmentalist movement. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 7(1), 68-82.

books chapters and monographs

Wexler, M. N. (2012). Counter-publics and the informal organization of contention in public controversies. In Singh, P., & Handley, R. (Eds.), Protest and its evolution (pp. 143-161). Whitewater Publications.

Gunns, M., & Wexler, M. N. (2010). Twenty questions directors should ask about codes of conduct, 2nd edition. 20 Questions Series. Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Wexler, M. N. (2008). Conjectures on workplace spirituality. In Todd, D. (Ed.), Cascadia: The Elusive Utopia (pp. 215-240). Ronsdale Press.

Wexler, M. N., & Oberlander, J. (2007). The four faces of planning ethics: A value profile in Canadian planning. In Grant, J. (Ed.), A Reader in Canadian Planning: Linking Theory and Practice (pp. 99-106). Nelson Thompson Learning.

Wexler, M. N. (2007). Reframing the 'gatekeeping' professions. In Tan, B. (Ed.), Relationships in the professions (pp. 211-228). Ballard Books.