CredentialsB.Com. (Carleton), M.B.A., Ph.D. (Queen's), ICD.D
Michael Parent is a recognized expert on Corporate Governance in Canada, with a focus on cybersecurity, data privacy, and IT governance. He is a Professor at the Segal Graduate School, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, since 2002.
From 2015-2017 he was a Professor and Vice-Dean at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor at the Richard Ivey School of Business from 1996-2002. He was also a Senior Special Advisor to the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada, Government of Canada, in 2018-2019.
Michael received his MBA and PhD degrees from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, and qualified for the Institute of Corporate Directors’ ICD.D designation.
Before becoming an academic, he spent over a decade in the high technology industry in new product development, marketing, and management.
Michael is an active researcher and executive educator. He has taught programs for the federal and provincial governments in Canada, Crown Corporations, as well as a number of public and private companies and Boards. He has advised over 100 Boards on cybersecurity and governance issues.
He is the Academic Director for the Vancouver cohort of the Directors’ Education Programs for Canada’s Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), co-Academic Director for the Montréal cohort, Founding Academic Director of the Ottawa cohort, and teaches the IT and Cybersecurity Risk module nationally. He is also the Academic Director for the ‘Oversight of Cybersecurity in an Era of Digital Acceleration’ program, delivered nationally by the ICD.
IT & Cybersecurity Governance, Corporate Governance, Luxury brands / wine marketing.
articles and reports
Parent, M. (2020). Unbiasing information technology decisions. Organizational Dynamics, 49(1). http://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgdyn.2019.02.001
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
Bevelander, D. L., Page, M. J., Pitt, L. F., & Parent, M. (2015, January). On a mission: Achieving distinction as a business school? South African Journal of Business Management, 46(2), 29-41. http://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v46i2.89
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
Beninger, S., Parent, M., Pitt, L., & Chan, A. (2014). A content analysis of influential wine blogs. International Journal of Wine Business Research, 26(3), 168-187. http://doi.org/10.1108/IJWBR-09-2013-0036
Kelley, H., Compeau, D., Higgins, C. A., & Parent, M. (2013). Advancing theory through the conceptualization and development of causal attributions for computer performance histories. Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, 44(3), 8-33. http://doi.org/10.1145/2516955.2516957
Ho, D., Lau, A., Parent, M. M., & Young, A. (2013). A comparative survey of legal awareness between Hong Kong and Canadian managers. Company Lawyer, 34(3), 92-95. http://handle.uws.edu.au:8081/1959.7/547237
Parent, M. (2012). Corporate governance: Velocity and visibility. Business Horizons, 55(6), 525-527. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2012.08.002
Halvorson, W., Bal, A., Pitt, L., & Parent, M. (2012). e-Marketing Ireland: Cashing in on green dots. Marketing Intelligence & Planning, 30(6), 625-633. http://doi.org/10.1108/02634501211262591
Grant, P. S., Bal, A., & Parent, M. (2012). Operatic flash mob: Consumer arousal, connectedness and emotion. Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 11(3), 244-251. http://doi.org/10.1002/cb.384
Reyneke, M., Berthon, P. R., Pitt, L. F., & Parent, M. (2011). Luxury wine brands as gifts: ontological and aesthetic perspectives. International Journal of Wine Business Research, 23(3), 258-270. http://doi.org/10.1108/17511061111163078
Plangger, K. A., Facey, N. T., & Parent, M. M. (2011). The value of a nugget. Journal of Strategic Management Education, 7(3), 1-14.
Tsao, H. Y., Berthon, P., Pitt, L. F., & Parent, M. (2011). Brand signal quality of products in an asymmetric online information environment: An experimental study. Journal of Consumer Behaviour, 10(4), 169-178. http://doi.org/10.1002/cb.327
Pitt, L. F., Parent, M., Steyn, P. G., Berthon, P., & Money, A. (2011). The social media release as a corporate communication tool for bloggers. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 54(2), 122-132. http://doi.org/10.1109/TPC.2011.2121610
Parent, M., Plangger, K., & Bal, A. (2011). The new WTP: Willingness to participate. Business Horizons, 54(3), 219-229. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2011.01.003
Campbell, C., Pitt, L. F., Parent, M., & Berthon, P. R. (2011). Understanding consumer conversations around ads in a Web 2.0 world. Journal of Advertising, 40(1), 87-102. http://doi.org/10.2753/JOA0091-3367400106
Pitt, L. F., Parent, M., Junglas, I., Chan, A., & Spyropoulou, S. (2011). Integrating the smartphone into a sound environmental information systems strategy: Principles, practices and a research agenda. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 20(1), 27-37. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsis.2010.09.005
Campbell, C., Parent, M., Plangger, K., & Fulgoni, G. M. (2011). Instant innovation: From zero to full speed in fifteen years-how online offerings have reshaped marketing research. Journal of Advertising Research, 51(SUPPL. 1), 72-86. http://doi.org/10.2501/JAR-51-1-072-086
Campbell, C., Pitt, L. F., Parent, M., & Berthon, P. (2011). Tracking back-talk in consumer-generated advertising: An analysis of two interpretative approaches. Journal of Advertising Research, 51(1). http://doi.org/10.2501/JAR-51-1-224-238
Campbell, C., Papania, L., Parent, M., & Cyr, D. (2010). An exploratory study into brand alignment in B2B relationships. Industrial Marketing Management, 39(5), 712-720. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.indmarman.2010.02.009
Pitt, L., Parent, M., Berthon, P., & Steyn, P. G. (2010). Event sponsorship and ambush marketing: Lessons from the Beijing Olympics. Business Horizons, 53(3), 281-290. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2010.01.002
Steyn, P., Salehi-Sangari, E., Pitt, L., Parent, M., & Berthon, P. (2010). The Social Media Release as a public relations tool: Intentions to use among B2B bloggers. Public Relations Review, 36(1), 87-89. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pubrev.2009.09.005
Robb, A., & Parent, M. M. (2009). Understanding IT governance: A case of two financial mutuals. Research note. Journal of Global Information Management, 17(3), 59-75.
Parent, M. M., & Reich, B. H. (2009). Governing risk: On board IT. California Management Review, 51(3), 134-152. http://cmr.berkeley.edu/search/articleDetail.aspx?article=5521
Reddy, M., Terblanche, N., Pitt, L., & Parent, M. (2009). How far can luxury brands travel? Avoiding the pitfalls of luxury brand extension. Business Horizons, 52(2), 187-197. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.bushor.2008.11.001
Berthon, P., Pitt, L., Parent, M., & Berthon, J. P. (2009). Aesthetics and ephemerality: Observing and preserving the luxury brand. California Management Review, 52(1). http://doi.org/10.1525/cmr.2009.52.1.45
Parent, M., & Reich, B. H. (2009). Governing information technology risk. California Management Review, 51(3). http://doi.org/10.2307/41166497
Salisbury, W. D., Parent, M., & Chin, W. W. (2008). Robbing peter to pay paul: The differential effect of GSS restrictiveness on process satisfaction and group cohesion. Group Decision and Negotiation, 17(4), 303-320. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10726-007-9096-4
Parent, M. M. (2007). The 6th and biggest lie of all: Lessons from a decade of e-tailing. Ivey Business Journal, November/December. https://iveybusinessjournal.com/?s=The+6th+and+biggest+lie+of+all%3A+Lessons+from+a+decade+of+e-tailing
Bavis, C., & Parent, M. M. (2007). Data theft or loss: Ten things your lawyer must tell you about handling information. Ivey Business Journal, July/August. https://iveybusinessjournal.com/publication/data-theft-or-loss-ten-things-your-lawyer-must-tell-you-about-handling-information/
Ilsever, J., Cyr, D., & Parent, M. M. (2007). Extending models of flow and e-loyalty. Journal of Information Science & Technology, 4(2), 3-22.
Tingling, P., & Parent, M. (2004). An exploration of enterprise technology selection and evaluation. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 13(4 SPEC. ISS.), 329-354. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsis.2004.11.003
Tingling, P., Parent, M., & Wade, M. (2003). Extending the capabilities of Internet-based research: Lessons from the field. Internet Research, 13(3), 223-235. http://doi.org/10.1108/10662240310478231
Tingling, P. M., & Parent, M. M. (2002). Mimetic isomorphism and technology evaluation: Does imitation transcend judgment. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 3(1), 113. http://doi.org/10.17705/1jais.00025
books chapters and monographs
Robb, A., & Parent, M. M. (2011). Understanding IT governance: A case of two financial mutuals. Research note. In Tan, F. B. (Ed.), International enterprises and global information technologies: Advancing management practices (pp. 41-61). IGI Global. http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-605-3.ch003
Mark, K., & Parent, M. M. (2009). Ji'nan Broadcasting Corporation. In Kerzner, H. (Ed.), Project Management Case Studies, 3rd Edition (pp. 196-204). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Parent, M. M. (2009). Zhou Jianglin, Project Manager. In Kerzner, H. (Ed.), Project Management Case Studies, 3rd Edition (pp. 399-402). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Related Teaching Material
Hannah, D. R., Lord Ferguson, S. T., & Parent, M. M. (2019). Accounting Exam Irregularities in an MBA Program. Case ID:Ivey ID: 9B19C005..
Hannah, D. R., Lord Ferguson, S. T., & Parent, M. M. (2019). Accounting Exam Irregularities in an MBA Program (B). Case ID:Ivey ID: 9B19C006..
Parent, M. M. (2016). Waterco customer information and billing system (A). Case ID:Ivey ID: 9B16E003..
Parent, M. M. (2016). Waterco customer information and billing system (B). Case ID:Ivey ID: 9B16E004..
Shapiro, D., Egri, C., Parent, M. M., & Mills, A. J. (2015). Methanex: Developing strategy in a commodity industry. In Beamish, P. (Ed.), Cases in Strategic Management (11th Canadian edition). McGraw-Hill Ryerson.
Campbell, C. L., Piercy, N., Parent, M. M., & Robson, K. E. (2014). United Airlines and Captain Denny Flanagan. Case ID:Ivey ID: 9B14A025..
Hannah, D. R., Parent, M. M., Pitt, L. F., & Berthon, P. (2014). It's a secret: Marketing value and the denial of availability. Case ID:BH582-PDF-ENG..
Shapiro, D., Egri, C. P., Parent, M. M., & Mills, A. J. (2013). Methanex: Developing strategy in a commodity industry. Case ID:9B13M066..
Parent, M. M., Bal, A. S., & Robson, K. E. (2013). SalinaBear: Monetizing a YouTube Profile. Case ID:Ivey ID: 9B12A063..
Halvorson, W., Parent, M. M., & Pitt, L. F. (2009). Selling green dots in second life. Case ID:Ivey 9B09A033..
Parent, M. M., Pitt, L. F., & Morrison, S. (2009). The power of persuasion: An exercise in creating persuasive advertising. Case ID:Ivey 9B09A001..
Parent, M. M. (2008). Sydney Water customer information and billing system (B). Case ID:Ivey: 9B08E013..
Parent, M. M. (2008). Sydney Water customer information and billing system (A). Case ID:Ivey: 9B08E012..
Parent, M. M., Cheung, W. L., Ellison, C., Kumar, P., Kyle, J., & Morrison, S. (2008). Swimming in the virtual community pool with PlentyofFish. Case ID:Ivey: 9B08M015..
Parent, M. M., Singh, H., Woerner, M., & Zhang, Y. (2007). Paybox.net: Mobilizing m-commerce. Case ID:Ivey: 9B04E028..
Parent, M. M., & Sperry, T. (2007). Jay Nielsen & Akka International: Outsourcing in India. Case ID:Ivey: 9B04E027..