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Professor Gregory Vit: "The Risk in Risk Management: Financial Organizations and the Problem of Conformity" book release

Thu, 2015-03-12 16:28

McGill Desautels Professor Gregory Vit's book: The Risk in Risk Management: Financial Organizations and the Problem of Conformity was reviewed in the March 2015 Issue of Organization Studies. The reviewer, Professor Iain Munro, concluded: "…this book deserves to be widely read and I have no doubt that its scrupulous lessons will better equip us and our students to avoid such financial misadventures in the future."

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Saku Mantere

Professor Saku Mantere
Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization, Associate Director, Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management
Degree(s): 

D.Sc. (engineering); M.Sc. (engineering); MA (philosophy)

Area(s): 
Strategy and Organization
Phone: 
+1-514-398-4992
Email Address: 
saku [dot] mantere [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

Desautels Faculty of Management - McGill University
1001 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H3A 1G5, Canada

Office: 
Bronfman 484
Courses: 

MGCR 360 Social Context of Business (BCom)

MGPO 701 Seminar in Qualitative Research (PhD)

INTG 202 Integrated Management Essentials 2 (Cross-disciplinary)

Areas of Expertise: 

Strategy process, Strategy-as-Practice, Organizational Change, Communication, Research Methods

Research Areas: 
Health Management
Integrated Management
Organization Identity
Organizational Theory
Strategic Management
Strategy Process
Graduate Supervision: 

Grigor McClelland Dissertation Award (supervisee: Henrika Franck, 2013)

Six graduated PhD students.

Taught previously at: 

Warwick Business School, UK; Hanken School of Economics, Finland; Rouen Business School (now NEOMA Business School), France; Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University), Finland

Selected Publications : 

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Gylfe, P., Franck, H., LeBaron, C. & Mantere, S. (2015). Video Methods in Strategy Research: Focusing on Embodied Cognition. Forthcoming in the Strategic Management Journal.
  • Balogun, J., Jacobs, C., Jarzabkowski, P. Mantere, S. & Vaara, E. (2014). Placing Strategy Discourse in Context: Sociomateriality, Sensemaking and Power. Journal of Management Studies, 51 (2): 175-201.
  • Cornelissen, J., Mantere, S. & Vaara, E. (2014). The Contraction of Meaning: The Combined Effect of Communication, Emotion and Materiality on Sensemaking in the Stockwell Shooting. Journal of Management Studies, 51(5): 699–736.
  • Mantere, S. & Ketokivi, M. (2013). Reasoning in Organization Science. Academy of Management Review, 38 (1): 70-89.
  • Mantere, S. (2013). What is Organizational Strategy? A Language-Based View. Journal of Management Studies, 50 (8): 1408-1426.
  • Mantere, S., Aula, P., Vaara, E. & Schildt, H. (2013). Narrative Attributions of Responsibility in Entrepreneurial Failure. Journal of Business Venturing, 28 (4): 459-473.
  • Aula, P. & Mantere, S. (2013). Making and Breaking Sense: An Inquiry Into Reputation Change. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 26(2): 340-352.
  • Küpers, W., Mantere, S. & Statler, M. (2013). Strategy as Storytelling: A Phenomenological Exploration of Embodied Narrative Practice. Journal of Management Inquiry, 22 (1), 83-100.
  • Mantere, S., Schildt, H. & Sillince, J.A.A. (2012). Reversal of Strategic Change. Academy of Management Journal, 55(1) 172-196.
  • Schildt, H., Mantere, S. & Vaara, E. (2011). Reasonability and the Linguistic Division of Labor in Institutional Work. Journal of Management Inquiry, 20(1): 82-86.
  • Ketokivi, M. & Mantere, S. (2010) Two Strategies for Inductive Reasoning in Organizational Research. Academy of Management Review 35, 315–333.
  • Suominen, K. & Mantere, S. (2010). Consuming Strategy: The Art and Practice of Managers’ Everyday Strategy Usage. Advances in Strategic Management, 27, 211-245.
  • Mantere, S., Pajunen, Pajunen, K &  Lamberg, J. (2009): Vices and Virtues of Corporate Political Activity. Business and Society, 48, 105-132.
  • Mantere, S. & Vaara, E. (2008). On the problem of participation in strategy: A critical discursive perspective. Organization Science, 19, 341-358.
  • Mantere, S. (2008). Role Expectations and Middle Manager Strategic Agency. Journal of Management Studies, 45, 294-316.
  • Mantere, S. & Sillince, J. (2008) Strategic Intent as a Rhetorical device. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 23: 406-423.
  • Mantere, S., Sillince, J.A.A. & Hämäläinen, V. (2007) Music as a Metaphor for Organizational Change. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 20, 447-459.
  • Mantere, S. (2005) Strategic practices as enablers and disablers of championing activity. Strategic Organization 3 (2): 157-184. Recipient of the SO!What award, for best paper in 2005.

Books and Edited Volumes

  • Aula, P. & Mantere, S. (2008) Strategic Reputation Management. New York: Routledge.

Chapters in Books

  • Franck, H. & Mantere, S. 2013. Coping with ethical tensions through irony. In R.T. By and B. Burmes (eds.). Organizational Change, Leadership and Ethics: Leading Organizations towards Sustainability. New York: Routledge.
  • Mantere, S. How the ‘Strategy-Bug’ helped me make sense of 301 interviews. Forthcoming in A. Carlsen & J.E. Dutton (eds.) Generativity in Doing Qualitative Research. Copenhagen Business School Press.
  •  Mantere, S. Strategy Practice as a Form of Life: A Wittgensteinian Perspective on Studying Strategy-as-Practice. Forthcoming in D. Gorsorhki, L. Rouleau, D. Seidl & E. Vaara (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of Strategy as Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Carlsen, A. & Mantere, S. (2007) Pragmatism. In S.R. Clegg and J.R. Bailey (eds.) International Encyclopedia of Organization Studies. London: Sage.
Awards, Honours, and Fellowships: 

Awards

  • SO!What award (Best paper award for the journal Strategic Organization), 2010
  • MBA lecturer of the year (University of Oulu eMBA program), 2009
  • Hanken teaching award, 2007
  • (With co-author Pekka Aula) Pro Oeconomia award (20.000€) for the best business book in Finland 2005-2006.

Fellowships

Grants

Social Business Academia Report 2014

Thu, 2014-12-11 10:56

The Social Business Academia Report 2014 gives a comprehensive overview about many of the social business initiatives that take place at universities around the world. Social businesses aim to solve social problems in a financially self-sustainable way.

... Robert J. David is Associate Professor of Strategy & Organization and the Cleghorn Faculty Scholar at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University. He is also Director of the Centre for Strategy Studies in Organization at McGill. 

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When Do Artists Make Good Entrepreneurs? Lessons From Joan Jett

Thu, 2014-11-13 12:32

We often try to hire people who are self-starters, who will work for us as if they own the business. The risk of finding such a person is that they may one day leave us to start their own company.

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Research Proposal - Arash Amirkhany, McGill University

Fri, 2014-11-21 14:00
Bronfman Building : Room 046, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5

Mr. Arash Amirkhany, a doctoral student at McGill University in the Strategy and Organization area will be defending his research titled: 

Three Essays on Event Driven Institutional Change

Arash Amirkhany

Doctoral student in Strategy and Organization, McGill University

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Research Proposal - Isla Milne, McGill University

Thu, 2014-11-20 14:30
Bronfman Building : Room 245, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5

Ms. Isla Milne, a doctoral student at McGill University in the Strategy and Organization area will be defending her research titled: 

The Future is in (bio?)plastic: A Case Study of Sustainable Innovation, Converging Fields and Institutional Entrepreneurship

Isla Milne

Doctoral student in Strategy and Organization, McGill University

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Corey Phelps

Corey Phelps
Associate Professor, Strategy and Organization
Degree(s): 

Ph.D., Management & Organization, Stern School of Business, New York University, USA

M.Phil., Management & Organization, Stern School of Business, New York University, USA 

MBA, Management, San Diego State University, USA

B.A., Administration, San Diego State University, USA

Area(s): 
Strategy and Organization
Teaching Areas: 

Strategic Management

Social Networks

Phone: 
514-398-4007
Fax Number: 
514-398-3876
Email Address: 
corey [dot] phelps [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Alternate Email Address: 
darlene [dot] fowler [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

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

Office: 
542
Office Hours: 
By appointment
Biography: 

Corey Phelps is an award-winning teacher, researcher and Associate Professor of Strategy at McGill University in Montreal. Prior to arriving at McGill, he was a faculty member at HEC Paris and the Foster School of Business, University of Washington (UW). He completed his Ph.D. at the Stern School of Business, New York University. At HEC, he taught in the MBA, EMBA, PhD and executive education programs and directed the HEC-Atos GOLD Talent Development Program, which received the 2013 EFMD Excellence in Practice Award for best custom talent development program. His extensive executive teaching experience includes programs in Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East. Professor Phelps received the 2012 Pierre Vernimmen BNP Paribas Award for the best teaching at HEC. At UW he received undergraduate and MBA professor of the year awards and was a finalist for the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award.

Dr. Phelps’s research focuses on understanding how companies use strategic alliances, acquisitions, and corporate venture capital to enhance their agility and growth. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in the Academy of Management Journal, Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, Information Systems Research, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, and Journal of Management. A portion of this research was funded by a three-year grant from the United States National Science Foundation. His research has received the Academy of Management Technology and Innovation Management Division’s Best Dissertation Award, The State Farm Companies Foundation Dissertation Award, and the 2012 INFORMS Technology Management Best Paper Award. He is currently Chairperson for the Knowledge & Innovation Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society and serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Business Venturing and Strategic Organization.

Courses: 

MBA: MGCR 653: Markets and Globalization

PHD: MGPO 705: Social Networks: Concepts, Theory & Applications

Areas of Expertise: 

Competitive strategy, Corporate venturing, Scenario planning, Real options, Social networks, Innovation management

Curriculum Vitae: 
Taught previously at: 

HEC Paris School of Management (2009-2014)

Foster School of Business, University of Washington (2001-2009)

Selected Publications : 

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Wadhwa, A., Phelps, C. & Kotha, S. (Forthcoming) Corporate venture capital portfolios and firm innovation. Journal of Business Venturing

Basu, S., Phelps, C., & Kotha, S. (Forthcoming). Search and integration in external venturing: An inductive examination of corporate venture capital units. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal.

Heidl, R., Steensma, H.K. & Phelps, C. (2014) Divisive faultlines and the unplanned dissolutions of multipartner alliances. Organization Science, 25 (5): 1351-1371.

Singh, P.V. & Phelps, C. (2013). Networks, social influence and the choice among competing innovations: Insights from open source software licenses. Information Systems Research, 24: 539-560. [equal authorship]

Phelps, C., Heidl, R. & Wadhwa, A. (2012). Knowledge, networks, and knowledge networks: A review and research agenda. Annual Review Issue, Journal of Management, 38 (4): 1115 – 1166.

Basu, S., Phelps, C., & Kotha, S. (2011). Towards understanding who makes corporate venture capital investments and why. Journal of Business Venturing, 26: 153-171.

Phelps, C. (2010). A longitudinal study of the influence of alliance network structure and composition on firm exploratory innovation. Academy of Management Journal, 53: 890-913.

Yang, H., Phelps, C. & Steensma, H.K. (2010). Learning from what others have learned from you: The effects of knowledge spillovers on originating firms. Academy of Management Journal, 53: 371-89. 2011 Syntec Management Consulting Best Article Award in the Category "Management, HR,Organization".

Schilling, M. & Phelps, C. (2007). Interfirm collaboration networks and knowledge creation: The impact of large scale network structure on firm innovation. Management Science, 53: 1113-1126. 2012 INFORMS Technology Management Best Paper Award.

Shamsie, J., Phelps, C., & Kuperman, J.  (2004). Better late than never: A study of late entrants in household electrical equipment. Strategic Management Journal, 25: 69-84. 

Morrison, E.W. & Phelps, C. (1999). Taking charge at work: Extra-role efforts to initiate workplace change. Academy of Management Journal, 42, 403-419. 

Books and Edited Volumes

Chapters in Books

Wadhwa, A., Phelps, C. & Kotha, S. (2009). Creating exploratory innovations by learning from entrepreneurial ventures. In D. Audretsch, G. Dagnino, R. Faraci, and R. Hoskisson (Eds.), New Frontiers in Entrepreneurship: Recognizing, Seizing and Executing Opportunities. Springer.

Schilling, M.A. & Phelps, C. (2007). Interfirm collaboration networks: The impact of network structure on rates of innovation. In W. Baumol, E. Sheshinki, and P. Dougherty (Eds.), Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the Growth Mechanism of the Free-Market Economies, Chapter 6 (pp. 100-131). Princeton University Press

Lant, T. & Phelps, C. (1999). Strategic groups: A situated learning perspective. In A. Miner & P. Anderson (Eds.), Advances in Strategic Management, Vol. 16 (pp. 219-245). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Garud, R., Jain, S., & Phelps, C. (1998). Organizational linkages and product transience: New strategic imperatives in network fields. In J.A.C. Baum (Ed.), Advances in Strategic Management, Vol. 15 (pp. 205-237). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Awards, Honours, and Fellowships: 

Awards

  • 2013 EFMD Excellence in Practice Award in Talent Development category for HEC-Atos GOLD Talent Development Program (Academic Director).
  • 2012 INFORMS Technology Management Best Paper Award, for article: Interfirm collaboration networks and knowledge creation: The impact of large scale network structure on firm innovation.
  • Pierre Vernimmen BNP Paribas Teaching Award (2012), HEC Paris (award for best overall teaching)
  • Top 10 Research Awards, HEC Paris (2011, 2012)
  • 2011 Syntec Management Consulting Best Article Award in the Category "Management, HR,
    Organization," for article: Learning from what others have learned from you: The effects of knowledge spillovers on originating firms.
  • Evening MBA Program Professor of the Year (2009), Foster School
  • Wells Fargo Faculty Award for Undergraduate Teaching (2008), Foster School
  • Finalist (1 of 20), University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award (2008)
  • Neal & Jan Dempsey Faculty Fellowship, 2007-9, Foster School
  • Academy of Management TIM Division Best Dissertation Award (2004)
  • State Farm Companies Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Award (2002)

Fellowships

Grants

  • National Science Foundation Grant, SES-0521839: The Influence of Pre-acquisition Alliance Experience with a Target on Acquirer Performance. Sole PI. 8/2005- 8/2008. $159,102.
  • UW Royalty Research Fund Grant. Corporate Venture Capital: Towards Understanding Who Does it and Why. Sole PI. 8/2006 – 8/2007. $32,244.

Thesis Defense - Hermann Juergens, McGill University

Fri, 2014-09-05 13:15

Bronfman Building: Room 310, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5

Mr. Hermann Juergens, a doctoral student at McGill University in the Strategy & Organization area will be defending his research titled: 

Competitive Conditions and Propensity to Collaborate:  A Firm Dyad Investigation

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Derek Chan

PhD Student, Strategy and Organization
Area(s): 
Strategy and Organization
Email Address: 
derek [dot] chan2 [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
Current Research: 

Derek's current research interest lies in food market category formation and transformation, with innovation and consumer habits as the primary areas of focus for mechanisms of change. He uses system dynamics as a methodology in order to effectively capture and analyze dynamics in complex environments involving many actors and stakeholders.

Thesis Defense - Carlos Rodriguez Redondo, McGill University

Wed, 2014-08-27 13:15 - 15:15
Bronfman Building : Room 245, 1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1G5

Mr. Carlos Rodriguez Redondo, a doctoral student at McGill University in the Strategy & Organization area will be defending his research titled: 

Global Subunit Specialization: An Organizational Perspective

Carlos Rodriguez Redondo
Doctoral student in Strategy & Organization, McGill University

Date: August 27, 2014
Time: 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Location: Room 245, Bronfman Building

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