Peter Tingling

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program

Associate Professor, Management Information Systems


Room: WMC 5309

Phone: 778.782.3473


Curriculum Vitae: View


Ph.D. (U. of Western Ontario), M.B.A. (Wilfrid Laurier), CPA, CGA


Peter joined the Beedie School of Business at SFU from the Ivey School of Business at Western University where his doctoral thesis examined organizational decision-making. Peter has had a long association with higher education and has taught at several business schools. Prior to academia, Peter had more than two decades of industrial experience working in a number of senior line and staff positions as well as consulting to a diverse range of Fortune 500, government, and start-up organizations across North America.

The University, says Peter, meets several of his life goals, allows him to make a greater contribution to society and offers new challenges. "Many industry practitioners are preoccupied with 'what' rather than the more useful 'why' and how' of theory,” he says. “These are my interests."

Peter has always considered himself a 'closet academic' with a curious passion for eclectic reading. Some of his favourite authors include Kai Bird and Martin J Sherwin (American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer),  James Gleick (Genius: The biography of Richard Feynman), Peter Bernstein (Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk), David Halberstam (The Coldest Winter), Margaret MacMillan (Paris 1919, Six Months that Changed the World), Thomas Ricks (The Generals), and Neil Postman (Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business).

Peter is a member of the Senate Commitee on University Priorities (SCUP), the Senate Commitee on University Honours (SCUH), the Senate Commitee on Agenda and Rules (SCAR) and the Electoral Standing Commitee (ESC). As Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs he serves on a number of ex-officio committees. 

Outside of the University, Peter is the president and CEO of Octothorpe Software Corporation, a decision sciences company. In 2019 he was elected to a three year term on the CPABC Board of Directors.

Research Interests

Decision making, sport management, disruptive technology, business strategy and social issues of technology.

Selected Publications

articles and reports

Tingling, P. M., Masri, K., & Chu, D. (2019). Catch and release? NHL expansion draft endowment effects. Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 9(3), 301-312.

Zatzick, C. D., Zhao, B., & Tingling, P. M. (2014). Avoiding layoff blunders. MIT Sloan Management Review, 55(3), 10-12.

Saeed, A., & Tingling, P. M. (2013). Extreme programming beyond adoption: A longitudinal case study of a software start-up. International Journal of Business and Management Invention, 2(7), 89-95.

Wade, M., & Tingling, P. M. (2012, June). The art of retreat. CEO Forum.

Tingling, P., Masri, K., & Martell, M. (2011). Does order matter? An empirical analysis of NHL draft decisions. Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, 1(2), 155-171.

Tingling, P. M., Gemino, A. C., & Parker, D. C. (2011). Changing channels: The impact of Web 2.0 on supply chain management. Production and Inventory Management Journal, 47(2), 31-44.

Tingling, P. M., & Brydon, M. J. (2010). Is decision-based evidence making necessarily bad? MIT Sloan Management Review, 51(4), 71-76.

Tingling, P. M. (2009, January). Downsizing: Measure twice, cut once. Human Resource Professional.

Tingling, P. M. (2009, January). Measure twice, cut once. Human Resource Professional, 35.

Wade, M. R., & Tingling, P. (2005). A New Twist on an Old Method: A Guide to the Applicability and Use of Web Experiments in Information Systems Research. Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, 36(3), 69-88.

Tingling, P., & Parent, M. (2004). An exploration of enterprise technology selection and evaluation. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 13(4 SPEC. ISS.), 329-354.

Tingling, P., Parent, M., & Wade, M. (2003). Extending the capabilities of Internet-based research: Lessons from the field. Internet Research, 13(3), 223-235.

Tingling, P. M., & Parent, M. M. (2002). Mimetic isomorphism and technology evaluation: Does imitation transcend judgment. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 3(5), 113.

books chapters and monographs

Tingling, P. M. (2017). Educated guesswork: Drafting in the national hockey league. Handbook of Statistical Methods and Analyses in Sports (pp. 327-339).