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Program Options and Courses

Teaching within the Strategy and Organization discipline is constantly evolving. At the undergraduate level, we offer Bachelor of Commerce concentrations in Strategic Management (with Global Strategy and Social Business and Enterprise options) and Entrepreneurship. Beginning in Fall 2014, we will offer a new Major in Strategic Management.

Research

Our faculty members conduct research on a variety of issues related to Strategy and Organization:

Doctoral Students

Contact Information

Natalia Aguila Delgado

Email: natalia [dot] aguilardelgado [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Arash Amirkhany

Email: arash [dot] amirkhany [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
Room: 1610M (1010 Sherbrooke W)

Miron Avidan

Johnny Boghossian

Email: johnny [dot] boghossian [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Faculty

Research Faculty

Contact Information

Research Areas & Courses Taught

Robert David
Associate Professor
Area Coordinator

Email: robert [dot] david [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Phone: 514-398-7463
Office:

Research areas:

Members

Comprised of scholars at various levels – senior and junior faculty as well as doctoral students – the members of the Strategy and Organization discipline represent a wide range of interests and skills. For more information on those affiliated with the Strategy and Organization area, see the following:

Strategy and Organization

Strategy and Organization at Desautels Faculty of ManagementWelcome to the Desautels Faculty of Management’s Strategy and Organization website. This website is an introduction to our members, our research, and our teaching and outreach programs.

Areas of specialization

Research and teaching at the Faculty are divided into the following areas of specialization:

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Peter Younkin

Peter Younkin
Assistant Professor, Strategy and Organization
Degree(s): 

BA, Urban Studies, Columbia University, USA
MA, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
PhD, Sociology, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Area(s): 
Strategy and Organization
Phone: 
+1 514 398 5365
Email Address: 
peter [dot] younkin [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: 
557
Biography: 

Peter Younkin is an assistant professor of Strategy & Organization in the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. He joined the faculty in 2010 after earning a PhD. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Peter’s research focuses on the emergence and evolution of industries. His dissertation examined the U.S. pharmaceutical industry to understand the role of technological, political, and social change in shaping the organization of the modern industry. Recent papers have examined what distinguishes transformative from non-transformative shocks to a market, the diffusion of "bad ideas", and the use of scientific controversy to mitigate change in the market for prescription drugs. These projects address questions in economic sociology, organizational theory, and the studies of science and technology.

Currently, Peter is developing two new research projects that extend his interest in market emergence. The first looks at the growth of crowdfunding sites to explore how people assess value in different settings. This work questions whether the same factors that increase philanthropic contributions might act to reduce an individuals willingness to make loans or investments. In other words, do we give money to married teachers but prefer to invest money in single entrepreneurs? The second project examines the strategic behavior of new musicians.  In particular, under what conditions is it better for an artist to span multiple genres rather than tyring to remain "true" to their original one?

His research has been presented at the Academy of Management and American Sociological Association meetings.

In 2012, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award for the Desautels Faculty of Management.

Courses: 

BUSA 465 Technological Entrepreneurship 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 362 Fundls of Entrepreneurship 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

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

Areas of Expertise: 

crowdfunding; entrepreneurship; industry emergence; 

Research Areas: 
Entrepreneurship
Technology & Innovation
Selected Publications : 

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Books and Edited Volumes

Chapters in Books

Awards, Honours, and Fellowships: 

Awards

2012: Distinguished Teaching Award, Faculty of Management, McGill University

2012: M.U.S. “Professor of the Year”, Finalist, McGill University

2008: Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor (GSI), Haas School of Business

2008: Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, UC-Berkeley

Fellowships

2009: Leo Lowenthal Graduate Research Fellow, UC-Berkeley

2004-2005: Dean’s Normative Time Fellowship, UC-Berkeley

Grants

2012: SSHRC Insight Development Grant

Omar Toulan

Omar Nohad Toulan
Associate Professor, Strategy and Organization
Degree(s): 

PhD, Strategy & International Management, Sloan School of Management, MIT, USA
BSc, International Economics, Georgetown University, USA

Area(s): 
Strategy and Organization
Phone: 
+1 514 398 4036
Email Address: 
omar [dot] toulan [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Alternate Email Address: 
gina [dot] ceolin [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

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

Office: 
555
Biography: 

Professor Toulan joined the McGill Faculty of Management in 1998. His areas of teaching include international business and strategic management. He currently teaches the Globalization and International Business Policy courses in the MBA and BCom programs. Following completion of his PhD at the Sloan School of Management at MIT in 1997, he spent a year in the faculty of the Stockholm School of Economics.

Dr. Toulan is currently pursuing two research streams. The first, which stems from his dissertation work, looks at the impact of major environmental shocks on firm behavior. In particular, he has explored the effect of market liberalization on the internationalization behavior of firms from emerging markets. In doing so, he makes a distinction between the effect on traditional or tangible forms of internationalization and what he calls intangible or knowledge-based forms of internationalization. His second research stream focuses on the management of firm boundaries, both upstream and downstream. Specifically, he is working on one research project that looks at the way in which firms manage their global customers and another which focuses on the outsourcing of capabilities to suppliers. From a regional point of view, his research interests have focused on Latin American and European firms. Dr. Toulan's work has been published in Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Latin American Studies, and Organizations.

Prior to entering academia, Dr. Toulan worked as a management consultant for McKinsey and Company in its New York office, as well as at its Global Institute in Washington, D.C. He has also worked as a researcher at the US President's Council of Economic Advisers. In addition, Dr. Toulan has performed private consulting and workshops for firms in the US, South America, and Europe.

Curriculum Vitae: 
Research Areas: 
Corporate Strategy
Global Account Management / Inter-firm Relations
Impact of Market Reforms on Firm Strategy / Scope
International Management
Selected Publications : 

Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals

(with Julian Birkinshaw and David Arnold) “Role of Inter-organizational Fit in Global Account Management,” International Studies of Management and Organization, Vol. 36 (4) 2006-7.

(with Andrea Goldstein) “Multi-Latinas go to China: Two Case Studies,” in Robert Grosse (ed.) Can Latin-American Firms Compete? Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007.

(with Julian Birkinshaw and David Arnold) “Managing Global Customers: Opportunities and Pitfalls,” in Subir Chowdry (ed.) Next Generation Business Handbook, Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2004, pp. 630-644.

“The Impact of Market Liberalization on Vertical Scope: The Case of Argentina,” Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 23 (6), 2002, pp. 551-560.

“A Resource Perspective on Internationalization Responses to Market Liberalization,” Emerging Markets Review, Vol. 3 (1), 2002, pp. 51-68.

(with David Arnold and Julian Birkinshaw), “Can Selling Be Globalized? The Pitfalls of Global Account Management”, reprinted in Sales Management Business Fundamentals Series (2nd Edition), HBS Press, Boston, 2002, pp. 129-142.

“Measuring the Impact of Market Liberalization on Export Behavior: The Case of Argentina,” The International Trade Journal Vol. XVI (1), 2002, pp. 105-128. (with Julian Birkinshaw and David Arnold), “Can Selling Be Globalized? The Pitfalls of Global Account Management,” California Management Review Vol. 44 (1), 2001, pp. 8-20.

(with Julian Birkinshaw and David Arnold), “Global Account Management in Multinational Corporations: Theory and Evidence,” Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS) Vol. 32 (2), 2001, pp. 231-248.

(with Julian Birkinshaw and David Arnold) “Implementing Global Account Management in Multinational Corporations,” MSI (Marketing Science Institute) Working Paper Series, Report No. 00-103, 2000, pp. 1-38.

(with Julian Birkinshaw and David Arnold) "Implementing Global Account Management in MNCs," Thexis, Vol. 4, 1999, pp. 14-17.

(with Mauro Guillén) "New Organizational Forms of Internationalization in Latin America: The Experience of Argentine Firms," Organization, Vol. 4, No. 4, November 1997, pp. 552-563.

(with Mauro Guillén) "Beneath The Surface: The Impact Of Radical Economic Reforms On The Outward Orientation Of Argentine And Mendozan Firms, 1989-1995," Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol. 29, Part II, May 1997, pp. 395-418.

"Nonlinearities in the Impact of Industry Structure: The Case of Concentration and Intra-Industry Variability in Rates-of-Return," Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1996, pp. 175-202.

Chapters in Books

(with Maurizio Sobrero) “Task Partitioning, Communication Activities, and The Performance of Supplier Relations in Product Development: An Empirical Analysis,” in The Flexible Firm: Capability Management in Network Organizations, Julian Birkinshaw and Peter Hagstrom, eds., Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 21-42.

(with Julian Birkinshaw and David Arnold) “Global Account Management: Linking External Demands with Internal Abilities,” in The Flexible Firm: Capability Management in Network Organizations , Julian Birkinshaw and Peter Hagstrom, eds., Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 43-60.

Awards, Honours, and Fellowships: 

Awards

2005: Undergraduate Teacher of the Year, Faculty of Management 

2002: Professor of Student Life Award - presented by the Management Undergraduate Society to the Professor who had the greatest impact on student life during the year.

1995: Best Dissertation Proposal Award, European Internat’l Business Academy 

1990: Notz Medal for the Outstanding Economics Student 

1990: International Business Diplomacy Honors Certificate 

1990: Marshall Scholarship Finalist/ Award Alternate

Fellowships

2001: Fellow, Institute of Internat’l Business, Stockholm School of Economics 

Grants

2009-2014: Quebec Teaching Chair Award (Quebec Government) 

2002-2006: SSHRC (Social Science and Humanities Research Council) Grant (Principal/Sole Researcher)

2002-2005: FQRSC (Quebec Government) Grant – (Principal/Sole Researcher)

1999: SSHRC Young Scholars Grant – (Principal/Sole Researcher)

1998: Marketing Science Institute Grant (Co-Researcher)

1999, 2001: Faculty of Management Small Research Grants

1998-2003: Travel Grant, Faculty of Management 

1998-2001: Travel Grant, McGill University 

1992-1996: C .S. First Boston Doctoral Fellowship 

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