Peter Tingling

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs

Associate Professor, Management Information Systems

Burnaby

Room: WMC 5309

Phone: 778.782.3473

Email: peter_tingling@sfu.ca

Curriculum Vitae: View

Credentials

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

Biography

Peter joined the Beedie School of Business at SFU from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario where his 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 Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy (The Presidents Club),  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. http://doi.org/10.1108/SBM-04-2018-0028

Zatzick, C. D., Zhao, N. B., & Tingling, P. M. (2014). Avoiding layoff blunders. 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. M. (2012, February). The upside of downsizing done right. People Talk, 16(4), 14-15.

Tingling, P. M., Masri, K., & Martell, M. D. (2011). Does order matter? An empirical analysis of NHL draft decisions. Sport, Business and Management: an International Journal, 1(2), 155-171. http://doi.org/10.1108/20426781111146754

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? 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. M. (2005). A new twist on an old method: A guide to the applicability and use of web experiments in management research. DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems, 36(3), 69-88. http://doi.org/10.1145/1080390.1080396

Tingling, P. M., & Parent, M. M. (2004). An exploration of enterprise technology selection and evaluation. Journal of Strategic Information Systems, 13(4), 329-354. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsis.2004.11.003

Tingling, P. M., Parent, M. 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(5), 113.