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Tue, 2014-11-18 08:30 - Fri, 2014-11-21 17:15
Bronfman Building : Unit 601, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5
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Organization: McGill Executive Institute
Email:
Office Phone: 514-398-3970

Louis Chauvin

Louis Chauvin
Senior Faculty Lecturer, Strategy and Organization
Degree(s): 

PhD, Concordia University, Canada
MA, Concordia University, Canada
BA, Ottawa University, Canada

Area(s): 
Strategy and Organization
Phone: 
+1 514 398 2317
Email Address: 
louis [dot] chauvin [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Alternate Email Address: 
rola [dot] zoayter [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

Bronfman Building, [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 1G5

Office: 
509
Biography: 

Louis s’est joint à la Faculté de gestion Desautels de McGill en janvier 1994 pour y enseigner l’Éthique en affaires aux premiers et 2e cycles et pour ensuite y donner  aussi un cours sur les Stratégies de développement durable. Il enseigne présentement deux cours, soit : Affaires et société et un cours du tronc commun intitulé Le contexte social des affaires

De 1991 to 1993, il fût editeur du Journal of Religion and Culture à l'Université Concordia. Avant d’entreprendre une carrière académique Louis œuvra quelques 20 années dans l’industrie de l’assurance et y occupa une variété de postes. Après plusieurs années sur le conseil d’administration d’Équiterre, il s’engagea auprès du Réseau québécois pour la simplicité volontaire et siégea sur son CA de 2005 à 2010 dont 2 ans à la présidence. 

Ses intérêts de recherche courants portent sur l’impact de la quête du bonheur et du plaisir sur nos comportements et le rôle de la Simplicité Volontaire comme réponse aux problématiques multiples d’un monde de plus en plus corporatisé et économiquement mondialisé. 

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Louis joined the Faculty of Management at McGill in January 1994 to teach Ethics in Management at the undergraduate and graduate levels and later also taught Strategies for Sustainable Development. He is now teaching Business and Society and a core course, The Social Context of Business

From 1991 to 1993, he was editor of the Journal of Religion and Culture at Concordia University.  Prior to undertaking an academic career, he spent nearly 20 years in the insurance industry in positions ranging from sales, management, to executive vice-president of an IS company that specialized in insurance broker software. After several years on the Board of Directors of Équiterre, he got involved with the Quebec Network for Voluntary Simplicity sittitng on its Board from 2005 to 2010 including 2 years as president.

His research interests have ranged from biomedical ethics to the role of the concept and practice of Voluntary Simplicity as a response to an increasingly corporatised and economically-globalised world.  Current research revolves around concepts and issues of work and economic globalization and more particularly the role of the quest for happiness in our behaviour as consumers, producers and citizens.

Courses: 

MGCR 360 Social Context of Business 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 567 Business in Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Curriculum Vitae: 
Awards, Honours, and Fellowships: 

Fellowships

1992-1994: SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

1992-1994: J.W. McConnell Memorial Graduate Fellowship

Jan J Jorgensen

Jan J Jorgensen
Associate Professor, Strategy and Organization
Degree(s): 

PhD, McGill University, Canada
MA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

Area(s): 
Strategy and Organization
Phone: 
+1 514 398 4027
Email Address: 
jan [dot] jorgensen [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Alternate Email Address: 
kathi [dot] murphy [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

Bronfman Building, [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 1G5

Office: 
329
Biography: 

Jan Jorgensen joined McGill's Faculty of Management in 1980. He previously taught at the University of Waterloo and Dalhousie University.

In the strategy/policy field, Dr. Jorgensen's courses on Managing Corporate Strategy and Strategic Management for Development emphasize developing organizational capabilities and alliances for competitive advantage in the global economy. He coordinates the Economic Policy Management Seminar, which invites well-known practitioners and researchers from international development agencies, the private sector and universities to talk on economic reform and development. He has also taught Management Policy, Competitive Strategy, Organizational Policy, Public Sector Management, and International Business and has helped supervise more than twenty doctoral students and visiting scholars who now hold positions at universities in Canada, the United States, China, and Europe.

His current research interests include organizational responses to globalization in selected industries, strategic collaboration, and public sector divestment and restructuring in industrialized and developing countries. He is particularly interested in the transferability of western management know-how to developing and emerging market economies. He has contributed to a wide range of journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Gestion, Canadian Public Administration, Organizational Dynamics and Journal of Management Studies.

Dr. Jorgensen directs the masters program in Economic Policy Management (EPM), which is offered jointly by the Faculty of Management and the Department of Economics. The EPM program is designed to give practitioners from developing and emerging market economies the analytical tools and management skills needed to become effective policy advisors. After completing 18 months coursework in economics, management, French, and policy seminars, participants serve a 6-month internship with private and public sector organizations in Canada, the United States, Africa or Europe to put into practice what they have learned. The McGill EPM program has served 91 participants from 34 different nations since its founding in 1994. McGill staff members are assisting the University of Ghana (Accra) and Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda) to establish EPM programs in Africa with support from the Canadian International Development Agency, the African Capacity Building Foundation, and the Joint Japan / World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program.

Research Areas: 
Risk Management
Selected Publications : 

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

(Mintzberg, H., Dougherty, D., and Jorgenson, J.) "Some Surprising Things About Collaboration", Organizational Dynamics , Summer, 1996, pp. 60-72.

(and Hafsi, T.) "L'état en mutation: Désinvestir pour mieux agir", Gestion, v. 15, no. 3 (1990), pp. 111-120.

Books and Edited Volumes

(Co-edited with J.Jorgensen, A Jain, S. Noumoff) "Transfer of Western Management Expertise to Developing Nations"; McGill University; 1988

(Co-edited with J.Jorgensen, A. Jain, S. Noumoff) "Transfer of Western Management Expertise to Developing Nations: An Annotated Bibliography"; McGill University; 1988

Chapters in Books

(and Lilja, K.) "Managerial Agency And Its Sectoral Embeddedness: A Process Model Of Strategic Moves In The Pulp And Paper Industry", Strategic Management Society of Finland Yearbook, Helsinki: Strategic Management Society of Finland, 1995, pp. 18-22.

"Privatization And National Renaissance: The Cases Of Malaysia And Québec", in Howard Thomas, Don O'Neal & James Kelly eds., Strategic Renaissance and Business Transformation, New York: John Wiley & Sons., 1995, pp. 7-32.

"Restructuring Public Enterprise In East Africa: The Human Resource Dimension", in David Saunders (series ed.), New Approaches to Employee Management, 3, Rabindra N. Kanungo (vol. ed.), Employee Management in Developing Countries, Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press, 1995, pp. 35-66.

(Hafsi, T., and Demers, C.), "Context and Process in Privatization: Canada/Quebec", in Political Economy of Privatisation, Thomas Clarke ed., London, Routledge, 1993, pp. 234-272. ---(J., Hafsi, T. and Koenig, C.), "Strategic Divestment in the Public Sector; Patterns from France and Great Britain", in Perspectives on Strategic Change, Luca Zan, Stafano Zambon, & Andrew M. Pettigrew eds., Boston, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1993, pp. 277-306.

(and Hafsi, T.), "Privatisation: Canada", in Privatisation: A Global Perspective, V.V. Ramanadham ed., London, Routledge, 1992, pp. 201-232.

"Managing Privatization and Deregulation: The Telecommunications Sector in Canada", in Privatization and Deregulation in a Global Perspective, Dennis J. Gayle and Jonathan N. Goodrich eds., 1990, pp. 394-412.

"Organizational Life Cycle and Effectiveness Criteria in StateOwned Enterprises: The Case of East Africa", in Managing Organizations in Developing Countries, Alfred M. Jaeger and Rabindra N. Kanungo eds., London, Routledge, 1990, pp. 62-82.

"Global Interdependence: Dimensions and Dilemmas", in Ethics and Technology, Jorge Nef, Jokelee Vanderkop & Henry Wiseman eds., Toronto, Wall & Thompson, 1989, pp. 173-179.

"Managing Three Levels of Culture in StateControlled Enterprises", in Strategic Issues in State Owned Organizations, Taieb Hafsi ed., JAI Press, 1989, pp. 229-255.

Awards, Honours, and Fellowships: 

Awards

Fellowships

Grants

Yuan Li

Yuan Li
Assistant Professor, Strategy and Organization
Degree(s): 

PhD, Business Administration, University of Southern California, USA
MA, Tsinghua University, China
BA,Tsinghua University, China

Area(s): 
Strategy and Organization
Teaching Areas: 

Strategic Management

Phone: 
+1 514 398 2054
Email Address: 
yuan [dot] li [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Alternate Email Address: 
kathi [dot] murphy [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

Bronfman Building, [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 1G5

Office: 
488
Biography: 

Yuan Li is an assistant professor of Strategy and Organization in the Desautels Faculty of Management at Mcgill University. She earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Professor Li’s research is broadly concerned with the symbolic aspect of management and strategy. She analyzes the role of language in the construction of motives, actions, meaning, and institutions. She employs various analytical lenses, such as discourse analysis, rhetoric, and semiotics, to study (1) how symbols shape material reality; and (2) how the symbolic and the material co-evolve.

The empirical setting most suitable to the study of meaning and symbols seems to be changes that are radical in nature and settings characterized by conflicting or contradictory logics. An earlier study examines the diffusion of Total Quality Management, a managerial revolution that completely reversed American managers’ belief about how quality is related to costs. Currently, Professor Li is conducting research on the rhetoric of China’s market-based transition, the evolution of organizational forms of Chinese companies, and the history and present condition of Chinese private entrepreneurs. Contemporary China has undergone fundamental transformations of its economic outlook, yet is still struggling with naming the change and making meaning. How and why organizations and institutions change beliefs and navigate contradictions remains a mystery and lies at the center of Professor Li’s intellectual curiosity.

Professor Li has received a one-year New Scholar Research Grant and a three-year Standard Research Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). She has presented her work at the annual meetings of the Academy of Management (AoM), European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS), American Sociological Association (ASA), National Communications Association (NCA), and Critical Management Studies (CMS) workshops.

Professor Li teaches Organizational Policy, a capstone strategy course for undergraduate students (MGCR 423).

Courses: 

MGCR 423 Strategic Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Areas of Expertise: 

China's political culture, market-based transtion, entrepreneurship, and state-owned-enterprises;

Neoinstitutional thoery, social constructionist perspectives;

Discourse, rhetoric, and semiotic analysis

Research Areas: 
Entrepreneurship
Selected Publications : 

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Green, S., Li, Y. 2011. Rhetorical Institutionalism: Language, Agency, and Structure in Institutional Theory since Alvesson 1993. Journal of Management Studies, 48(7): 1662-1697.

Green, S., Li, Y. and Nohria, N. 2009. Suspended in Self-Spun Webs of Significance: A Rhetorical Model of Institutionalization and Institutionally Embedded Agency. Academy of Management Journal, 52(1): 11-36. 

Davison, R.M., Martinsons, M.G., Li, Y. and Lo, H.W.H.2009. The Ethics of IT Professionals in China. Communications of the ACM, 52(9): 153-155.

Davison, R., Li, Y. and Kam, C. 2006. Web-Based Data Collection in China. Journal of Global Information Management, 14 (3): 70-89, reprinted as a book chapter in Hunter, G. and Tan, F. (Eds.) International Perspectives in Information Management: Global Adaptations, Idea Group Publishing, 167-188. 

Books and Edited Volumes

Chapters in Books

Awards, Honours, and Fellowships: 

Grants

2011-14: Principle Investigator. “The Coevolution of the Symbolic and the Material in Radical Change: China’s Transition to the Market.” SSHRC Standard Research Grant.

2010-11: Principle Investigator. “The Coevolution of Discourse and Practice while Implementing Radical Change: China’s Transition to the Market.” SSHRC New Scholar Research Grant. 

Margaret Graham

Margaret Graham
Associate Professor, Strategy and Organization
Degree(s): 

PhD, Harvard University, USA
MBA, Harvard University, USA
MA, Harvard University, USA
BA, College of Wooster, USA

Area(s): 
Strategy and Organization
Phone: 
+1 514 398 4725
Email Address: 
margaret [dot] graham [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Alternate Email Address: 
linda [dot] foster [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

Bronfman Building, [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 1G5

Office: 
495
Biography: 

Dr. Margaret Graham joined McGill's Faculty of Management in 2000. She is also a founding director of the Winthrop Group Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her research and writing center on managing innovation. In addition to several multi-year consulting engagements with research-based firms in the specialty materials, automotive, and pharmaceutical industries, she spent four years in R&D management as an executive at Xerox PARC, Xerox's advanced research center in Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Graham has been a member of the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and the Boston University School of Management. While at B.U. as Professor, Operations Management and Management of Technology, she served as Associate Dean and Dean of the Faculty.

Dr. Graham is a leading scholar of the history of industrial research. Her books include The Business of Research: RCA and the VideoDisc, and R&D for Industry: A Century of Technical Research at Alcoa, coauthored by Bettye Pruitt, both published by Cambridge University Press. Her latest book on innovation, Corning and the Craft of Innovation, coauthored by Alec Shuldiner, was published by Oxford University Press in 2001. Her articles include writings on the history of the information age, and on the evolution of information technology. A chapter entitled "The Threshold of the Information Age: Radio, Television and Motion Pictures Mobilize the Nation," appears in Alfred Chandler and James Cortada (eds.), A Nation Transformed by Information, published this year by Oxford University Press.

Courses: 

MGPO 435 International Business History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 440 Strategies for Sustainability 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BUSA 614 Seminar in Law and Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 630 Managing Strategy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 706 Perspectives on Innovation 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Curriculum Vitae: 
Research Areas: 
Corporate Social Entrepreneur
Corporate Social Responsibility
Leadership & Governance
Risk Management
Social Enterprise
Social Entrepreneur
Social Innovation
Sustainability Collaboration
Sustainable Development
Technology & Innovation
Selected Publications : 

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Margaret B.W. Graham, “Intellectual Property and the Professionals,” History and Technology: An International Journal, 28:1, 73-82, April 2012.
John Seaman and Margaret B.W. Graham, “Sustainability and the Scholarly Enterprise: A History of Gutenberg-e,” The Journal of Scholarly Publishing, March, 2012.
Margaret B.W. Graham, “Corporate Responsibility at Corning, Incorporated,” Internet publication by St.Thomas University Institute on Ethics and Corporate Responsibility, 2011.
Margaret B.W. Graham, “Schumpeter’s Children,” Woodrow Wilson Quarterly, May 2010.
Mary O’Sullivan and Margaret B.W. Graham, Guest Editors’ Introduction, “Business History and Management Theory: A Critical Introduction,” in Margaret, B.W. Graham, Christopher McKenna and Mary O’Sullivan, Special Issue on Business History and Management Theory, the Journal of Management Studies, 2010.

Books and Edited Volumes

Corning and the Craft of Innovation with Alec T. Shuldiner, Oxford University Press, NY 2001.

R&D for Industry: A Century of Technical Innovation at Alcoa, with Bettye Pruitt, Cambridge University Press, NY 1990.

RCA and the VideoDisc: the Business of Research, Cambridge University Press, NY1986. Paperback edition: The Business of Research: RCA and the VideoDisc, 1988.

Chapters in Books

“Aluminum and the Third Industrial Revolution,” in Giovanni Dosi and Louis Galambos, (Eds) The Third Industrial Revolution in Global Business, Cambridge University Press, New York, NY. forthcoming in March 2013.

“Entrepreneurship in the United States, 1920-2000,” in Daniel R. Headrick, Joel Mokyr and William J. Baumol, (Eds.) The Invention of Enterprise: Entrepreneurship from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Times, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2010.

“Corning as Creative Responder: A Schumpeterian Interpretation of Disruptive Innovation,” in Sally H. Clarke, Naomi R. Lamoreaux and Steve W. Usselman (Eds.) The Challenge of Remaining Innovative: Insights from Twentieth Century American Business, Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA 2009.

“Technology and Innovation,” in Geoffrey Jones and Jonathan Zeitlin (Eds.)The Oxford Handbook of Business History, Oxford University Press, NY 2008.

“Financing Fiber: Corning Invades the Telecommunications Industry,” in Naomi Lamoreaux and Kenneth Sokoloff, (Eds.) Financing Innovation in the United States: 1870 to the Present, Cambridge: The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA 2007.

"The Threshold of the Information Age: Radio, Television and Motion Pictures Mobilize the Nation," in Alfred D. Chandler and James Cortada (eds.) A Nation Transformed by Information: How Information Reshaped the United States from Colonial Times to the Present, Oxford University Press, NY 2000.

Awards, Honours, and Fellowships: 

Awards

2011: Distinguished Teaching Award for Undergraduates, Desautels Faculty of Management,

2005: Distinguished Teaching Award, McGill Faculty of Management

1987: Broderick Prize for Research, Boston University School of Management

Fellowships

1968-1973: Harvard Graduate Prize Fellowship

Grants

Dror Etzion

Dror Etzion
Assistant Professor, Strategy and Organization
Degree(s): 

PhD, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain
MSc, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
BSc, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Area(s): 
Strategy and Organization
Phone: 
+1 514 398 4071
Email Address: 
dror [dot] etzion [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

Bronfman Building, [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 1G5

Office: 
486
Biography: 

Dror Etzion is an assistant professor of strategy and organizations at the Desautels Faculty of Management, and an associate member of the McGill School of the Environment.  He joined McGill in 2008, after completing his Ph.D. studies at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. Previously, Dror worked for 5 years in the Israeli software industry, and also spent a year at The Natural Step, an international non-profit research and consultancy organization focused on sustainable development.

Dror’s research program focuses on environmental metrics: how we decide what we measure, how new metrics diffuse in the organizational landscape, and how accurately the measures used actually capture the reality of business impacts on the environment.  This research integrates areas of scholarship as diverse as economic sociology, signaling theory, behavioral economics and social psychology.  In other research, he examines the effects of industry affiliation and geographic location on firm environmental performance. A third stream examines the social context of business and critically investigates the intersection of corporations, democracry and the public good.

In 2013 Dror received the Organizations and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division Emerging Scholar Award, presented at the Academy of Management (AoM) Business Meeting. The ONE Emerging Scholar Award recognizes early career academics who have already made outstanding research contributions in the area of organizations and the natural  environment, and who appear to have a strong potential to continue making such contributions in the near future.  Earlier in his career, his work was awarded the Booz Allen Hamilton/Strategic Management Society Fellowship and the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program Dissertation Proposal Award. His research has been published or is forthcoming in Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Management and other outlets. 

Currently, Dror teaches the MBA core course on Markets and Globalization, an elective on Strategies for Sustainable Development, and in the not-for-profit consulting program.

Courses: 

MGCR 360 Social Context of Business 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 640 Strategies for Sustainable Dev 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGCR 653 Markets and Globalization 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 434 Topics in Policy 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 690 Adv. Topics Strategic Mgmt 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Curriculum Vitae: 
Research Areas: 
Corporate Social Responsibility
Sustainable Development
Selected Publications : 

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Etzion, D. Diffusion as Classification. Organization Science. Forthcoming.

Etzion D. & Pe’er A. Mixed signals: A dynamic analysis of warranty provision in the automotive industry, 1960- 2008. Strategic Management Journal , Forthcoming.

Delmas, M., Etzion, D., & Nairn-Birch, N. 2013. Triangulating environmental performance: What do corporate social responsibility ratings really capture? Academy of Management Perspectives, 27(3): 255-267.

Gehman, J., Mastroianni, D., Grant, A., & Etzion, D. 2012. An analysis of unconventional gas well reporting under Pennsylvania's Act 13 of 2012. Environmental Practice, 14(4): 262-277.

Etzion, D. & Ferraro, F. 2010. The role of analogy in the institutionalization of sustainability reporting. Organization Science, 21(5): 1092–1107.

Etzion, D. & Davis, GF. 2008. Revolving doors? A network analysis of corporate officers and U.S. government officials. Journal of Management Inquiry, 17(3): 157-161.

Martí, I., Etzion, D. & Leca, B. 2008. Theoretical approaches for studying corporations, democracy and the public good. Journal of Management Inquiry, 17(3): 148-151.

Etzion, D. 2007. Research on organizations and the natural environment, 1992-Present: a Review. Journal of Management, 33(4): 637-664.

Books and Edited Volumes

Chapters in Books

Awards, Honours, and Fellowships: 

Awards

2013: Academy of Management’s Organization and Natural Environment (ONE) Emerging Scholar Award

2011: 1st Prize, oikos Case Writing Competition (Social Entrepreneurship Track) “Better Place: Shifting Paradigms in the Automotive Industry” (w. Jeroen Struben)

2009: Academy of Management’s “Organization and Natural Environment (ONE)” Best Doctoral Dissertation Award.

2009: Finalist, EDAMBA (European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration) Doctoral Thesis Competition.

2007: Aspen Institute, Business and Society Program, US Dissertation Proposal Award

1993-4: Ben Gurion University, Rector’s list

Fellowships


2007: Booz Allen Hamilton/Strategic Management Society Fellowship

2004-8: IESE Business School, University of Navarra Ph.D. Fellowship

Grants

2013- 15: "Predatory Selection: An Analysis of Cultural Vulnerability and Opportunity Exploration in Unconventional Gas Well Drilling" Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant (w. Joel Gehman)

2009- 13: “An Industry Level View of Environmental Performance.” Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Standard Research Grant

2009: McGill School of Environment Seed Grant for New Research Initiatives, Corporations, Ecosystems and Democracy (with Gregory Mikkelson)

Projects: 

Case Studies:
Paquin, R., Etzion, D., Povitz, J. & Gruber B. (2014).  Communauto: A big idea for a big market. Forthcoming in Case Research Journal 34(3), special issue on Business and Sustainability (Summer).
Etzion, D. & Struben, J. (2011). Better Place: Shifting paradigms in the automotive industry (downloadable at: http://backup.oikos-international.org/academic/case-collection/inspectio...

Abhirup Chakrabarti

Abhirup Chakrabarti
Assistant Professor, Strategy and Organization
Degree(s): 

PhD, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, USA
MSc, Management by Research, National University of Singapore, Singapore
BSc, Economics, Calcutta University, India

Area(s): 
Strategy and Organization
Alternate Email Address: 
cynthia [dot] wong3 [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

Bronfman Building, [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 1G5

Biography: 

Abhirup Chakrabarti joined McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management in 2007. Dr. Chakrabarti graduated from Duke University with a PhD degree in Business Administration, and has previously attended Presidency College Calcutta, the Indian Statistical Institute Delhi, and the National University of Singapore.

Dr. Chakrabarti studies questions of business dynamics, exploring how firms create and sustain value through managerial processes. Questions include how firms scan and search for resources, select among alternatives, integrate across business units, overcome institutional constraints, and respond to environmental changes. He studies these questions in the context of asset reconfiguration, where firms reorganize using strategies of business acquisition, internal development, or asset divestiture. His work has appeared in Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Global Strategy Journal; and has achieved awards from the Strategic Management Society and from the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. Dr. Chakrabarti serves on the Editorial Boards of the IIMB Management Review and the Strategic Management Journal.

Dr. Chakrabarti's courses at McGill connect closely with his research interests. For BCom and MBA students, Dr. Chakrabarti teaches Managing Globalization, which examines organization and policy responses to sudden shocks and recessions resulting from the unexpected flows of capital across borders. For PhD students, he teaches a Seminar in Strategic Management focusing on the dynamic capabilities perspective. For executive MBA participants, he runs sessions on organization growth and acquisitions strategy. Dr Chakrabarti has also co-directed the Analytic Mindset Module of the McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA program, and has previously taught at Duke University and the National University of Singapore.

Courses: 

MGPO 469 Managing Globalization 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 705 Seminar in Policy 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Research Areas: 
Business Dynamics
Competitive Strategy
Corporate Strategy
Emerging Market Strategy
Geographic Strategy
Growth and Acquisitions Strategy
Strategic Management
Strategy Process
Selected Publications : 

Chakrabarti A, Mitchell W. 2014. The role of geographic distance in completing related acquisitions: Evidence from U.S. chemical manufacturers. Conditional acceptance. Strategic Management Journal.

Chakrabarti A, Mitchell W. 2013. The persistent effect of geographic distance in acquisition target selection. Organization Science. 24(6):1805-1826

Chakrabarti A, Vidal E, Mitchell W. 2011. Business transformation in heterogeneous environments: The impact of market development and firm strength on growth and retrenchment reconfiguration. Global Strategy Journal. 1(1):6-26.

Chakrabarti A., Singh K., Mahmood I. 2007. Diversification and performance: Evidence from East Asian firms. Strategic Management Journal. 28(2):101-120.

Chakrabarti A., Mitchell W. 2005. A corporate level perspective on acquisitions and integration. Advances in Mergers and Acquisitions. Volume 4.

Robert J. David

Robert David
Associate Professor, Strategy & Organization; Cleghorn Faculty Scholar; Area Coordinator, Strategy & Organization; Director, Centre for Strategy Studies in Organization
Degree(s): 

PhD, Cornell University, USA
MBA, McGill University, Canada
BEng, McGill University, Canada

Area(s): 
Strategy and Organization
Phone: 
514-398-7463
Email Address: 
robert [dot] david [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Alternate Email Address: 
rola [dot] zoayter [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

Bronfman Building, [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 1G5

Biography: 

Professor David received a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2001. At McGill, he currently teaches Organizational Policy (a capstone strategy course), Industry Analysis & Competitive Strategy (a strategy elective), and Seminar in Organizational Theory (a Ph.D. seminar). He also teaches in the faculty's executive programs. Professor David has been honoured with the Faculty of Management's Distinguished Teaching Award and the Desautels Doctoral Student Society's Best Advisor Award. He was recently named a Quebec Teaching Fellow for 2009-2013 in a province-wide competition. Prior to joining McGill, Professor David taught Management & Organizations to both undergraduate and graduate students at Cornell University.

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Professor David does research on the evolution of industries, organizations, and management practices from an institutional perspective. His doctoral dissertation examined the emergence, evolution, and competitive dynamics of the management consulting industry. In addition to his ongoing research on management consulting, Professor David is involved in collaborative research projects on management fashions (with David Strang), entrepreneurship (with Wesley Sine), and environmental management (with Jean-Baptiste Litrico). Professor David has been honoured with the Cleghorn Faculty Scholar Award on two occasions (2007-2010 and 2011-2014). He currently serves as the Director of McGill's Centre for Strategy Studies in Organization.

Professor David has received research grants from the "Fonds de Recherche sur la Societé et la Culture" of Quebec (FQRSC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). He frequently presents his research at the annual meetings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC), the Academy of Management (AoM), and the European Group on Organization Studies (EGOS). He has won Best Paper awards from ASAC and from the Academy of Management. Professor David has published his work in Research Policy, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, and Organization Science, as well as in edited volumes. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Organization Science and Strategic Organization, and as an associate editor at Journal of Management Inquiry. He was recently honored for "Outstanding Service" to the Organization Science Editorial Board. In addition, he reviews for Academy of Management Review, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Studies, and Strategic Management Journal.

Prior to entering academia, Professor David worked for Procter & Gamble and Canadian Pacific Limited.

Courses: 

MGPO 445 Industry Anal. & Comp. Strat. 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGCR 423 Strategic Management 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 704 Organizational Theory Seminar 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Selected Publications : 

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Strang, David, Robert J. David, and Saeed Akhlaghpour. Co-evolution in management fashion: Computational models of consultant-driven innovation. Conditionally accepted at American Journal of Sociology.

Newbert, Scott, Robert J. David, and Shin-Kap Han. Rarely pure and never simple: Assessing cumulative evidence in strategic management. Forthcoming at Strategic Organization.

David, Robert J., Sine, Wesley D., and Haveman, Heather A. 2013. "Seizing Opportunity in Emerging Fields: How Institutional Entrepreneurs Legitimated the Professional Form of Management Consulting". Organization Science, 24:356-377.

Okhmatovskiy, Ilya, and Robert J. David. 2012. Setting your own standards: Internal corporate governance codes as a response to institutional pressure. Organization Science, 23: 155-176.

Dowell, G., and David, R.J. 2011. Effects of Ancestral Populations on Entrepreneurial Founding and Failure: Private Liquor Stores in Alberta, 1994-2003. Industrial and Corporate Change, 20: 825–853

Tolbert, P. S., David, R.J., and Sine, W.D. 2011. Studying Choice and Change: The Intersection of Institutional Theory and Entrepreneurship Research. Organization Science, 22: 1332-1344

Sine, WD, David, RJ, and Mitsuhashi, H. 2007. "From Plan to Plant: Effects of Certification on Operational Start-up in the Emergent Independent Power Sector". Organization Science, 18 (4): 578-594

David, R. J. and Strang, D. 2006. "When Fashion is Fleeting: Transitory Collective Beliefs and the Dynamics of TQM Consulting," Academy of Management Journal, 49 (2): 215-233.

David, R. J., and Han, S-K. 2004. "A Systematic Assessment of the Empirical Support for Transaction Cost Economics," Strategic Management Journal, 25 (1): 39-58.

Sine, W. D., and David, R.J. 2003. "Environmental Jolts, Institutional Change, and the Creation of Entrepreneurial Opportunity in the U.S. Electric Power Industry," Research Policy, 32 (2): 185-207.

Books and Edited Volumes

Sine, W.D. and R.J. David (eds.). 2010. Research in the Sociology of Work (Vol 21): Institutions and Entrepreneurship. Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, UK.

Chapters in Books

David, Robert J. 2012. Institutional change and the growth of strategy consulting in the United States. In M. Kipping and T. Clark (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Management Consulting. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 71-92.

Sine, Wesley D., and Robert J. David. 2010. Institutions and Entrepreneurship. In W.D. Sine and R.J. David (eds.), Institutions and Entrepreneurship: Research in the Sociology of Work, Vol. 21. Emerald Group Publishing, Bingley, UK, pp. 1-26.

David, Robert J., and Alex B. Bitektine. 2009. The Deinstitutionalization of Institutional Theory? Exploring Divergent Agendas in Institutional Research. In D. Buchanan and A. Bryman (eds.), The Sage Handbook of Organizational Research Methods: 160-175. London: Sage.

Haveman, Heather A., and Robert J. David. 2008. Ecologists and Institutionalists: Friends or Foes? In R. Greenwood, C. Oliver, K. Sahlin-Andersson, and R. Suddaby (eds.), The Sage Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism: 573-595. London: Sage.

Other

Reviews:

David, Robert J. 2007. "McKenna: The World’s Newest Profession: Management Consulting in the Twentieth Century." Organization Studies, 29: 634-638.

David, Robert J. 2004. "Sahlin-Andersson and Engwall, eds: The Expansion of Management Knowledge: Carriers, Flows, and Sources". Administrative Science Quarterly, 48: 693-695

Working Papers:

David, Robert J., Johnny Boghossian, and M. Tina Dacin. Overcoming legitimacy deficits: Leveraging regional collective identity in the Quebec wine field.

Litrico, Jean-Baptiste, and Robert J. David. How umbrella constructs evolve within fields: The framing of environmental management in aviation.

Vakratsas, D. and David, R.J. "Catching the Leader: Competitive Dynamics between Airbus and Boeing, 1969-2002."

Other Papers and Publications:

David, Robert J., and Motamedi, Amir. 2004. "Cirque du Soleil: Can it Burn Brighter?" Journal of Strategic Management Education, 1(2): 369-382.

Conference Proceedings:

Strang, David, Robert J. David, and Saeed Akhlaghpour. 2012. Co-evolution in management fashion: Computational models of consultant-driven innovation. Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Published online at: http://program.aomonline.org/2012/reportsaspnet/Proceedings.aspx

David, Robert J., and Strang, David. "When Fashion Is Fleeting: Boom-Bust Dynamics in TQM Consulting". Best Paper Award. Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Meetings. 2004. CD-ROM. ISBN 2-9808490-0-6

David, R.J. "A Narrow Target or a Wide Net? Specialist and Generalist Strategies in the Management Consulting Industry," Best Paper Award, Proceedings of Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Meetings, London Ontario, May 2001, pp. 13-23.

David, R. J. "Environmental Change and Industry Evolution: An Historical Account of the Emergence and Growth of the Management Consulting Industry" (conference version), Best Paper Award, Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meetings, Toronto, August 6-9, 2000, CD ROM.

David, R. J. "The Institutional Embeddedness of Management Consulting Firms: Effects of Affiliations to Industry and Professional Associations" (conference version), Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Meetings, Montreal, July 8-11, 2000, pp. 44-53.

David, R. J. "The Institutionalization of New Organizational Forms"(conference version), Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Meetings, Saint John, New Brunswick, June 12-15, 1999, pp. 25-34.

David, R.J. "Building Legitimacy Through Symbolic Action: Statements of Organizational Mission" (conference version), Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Meetings, St. John's, Newfoundland, June 1-3, 1997, pp. 20-29.

Elliot Lifson

Elliot Lifson
Professor of Practice, Strategy and Organization
Degree(s): 

MBA, University of Western Ontario, Canada
LLB, Université de Montréal, Canada

Area(s): 
Strategy and Organization
Phone: 
+1 514 398 4000 ext.00959
Email Address: 
elliot [dot] lifson [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Alternate Email Address: 
linda [dot] foster [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

Bronfman Building, [Map]
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
Canada
H3A 1G5

Biography: 

Mr. Lifson joined the Desautels Faculty of Management in June, 2005 as Adjunct Professor. He is Vice‐Chairman of Peerless Clothing Inc. and President of the Canadian Apparel Federation (CAF). He is and one of the longest sitting members of the Apparel & Footwear Sectoral Advisory Group on International Trade (SAGIT). In addition to his duties with the Federation, he is a member of the Board of the Apparel Manufacturing Institute of Quebec (AMIQ), Director of the Fondation De La Mode De Montréal, Director of the Fondation De La Tolerance, and Director of the Apparel Human Resource Council. As well, Mr. Lifson is a First Vice‐President of the Montreal Board of Trade, and sits on the board of many charitable institutions. In October 2006, he was appointed Chairman of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal for a one‐year term and, then as outgoing Chairman the following year.

Peerless Clothing has been manufacturing men’s apparel in Canada since 1919. The company is privately owned and employs in excess of 3,000 people, who work in a modern and technologically advanced manufacturing facility in Montreal. Following the Canada‐United States Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Peerless established itself as an international manufacturing and marketing company with a significant presence in the U.S. market. Peerless has signed exclusive license agreements to market well‐known brand names, such as Chaps by Ralph Lauren, Lauren by Ralph Lauren, CK Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Sean John, IZOD, and Kasper. Peerless products can be found in every major retailer in the United States and Canada.

He is a graduate in Law from the Université de Montréal and a member of the Quebec Bar. He received his MBA from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.

Selected Publications : 

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Books and Edited Volumes

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Awards, Honours, and Fellowships: 

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Fellowships

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