Strategy and Organization
PhD, University of Southern California, USA
BA, Moscow State University, Russia
My research interests include corporate governance, firms affiliated with the state, and institutional environment of business in emerging economies. I have studied how the institutional context affects networks of ownership and board interlocks, how affiliation with the state affects firms’ performance, how firms are redefining standards of good corporate governance, and how firms can rely on different sources of trust when operating in the turbulent institutional environment. These projects have been supported by FQRSC and SSHRC grants. My research has been published or accepted for publication by Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, and International Sociology.
Strategic Business Models
Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Spicer, A., Okhmatovskiy, I. (2014) “Multiple Paths to Institutional-Based Trust Production and Repair: Lessons from the Russian Bank Deposit Market” Organization Studies, accepted.
Okhmatovskiy, I., David, R. (2012) “Setting Your Own Standards: Internal Corporate Governance Codes as a Response to Institutional Pressure” Organization Science, vol. 23 (1): 155-176.
Okhmatovskiy, I. (2010) “Performance Implications of Ties to the Government and SOEs: A Political Embeddedness Perspective” Journal of Management Studies, vol. 47 (6): 1020-1047.
Okhmatovskiy, I. (2005) “Sources of Capital and Structures of Influence: Banks in the Russian Corporate Network” International Sociology, vol. 20 (4): 427-457.
Chapters in Books
Guthrie, D., Okhmatovskiy, I., Schoenman, R., Xiao, Z. (2012) “Ownership Networks and New Institutional Forms in Transition from Plan to Market.” In B. Kogut (ed.) The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance, MIT Press: Cambridge, MA.
Okhmatovskiy, I. (2007) “Sources of Capital and Structures of Influence: Banks in the Russian Corporate Network.” In T. Mickiewicz (ed.) Corporate Governance and Finance in Poland and Russia, Palgrave-Macmillan.
PhD, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain
MSc, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
BSc, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Dror Etzion is an associate 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 in Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Sloan Management Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Management and other outlets. He serves as an associate editor of Organization & Environment (http://www.sagepub.com/journals/Journal200856).
Dror is on sabbatcial leave at EM Lyon for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Miron Avidan (http://www.mcgill.ca/desautels/programs/phd/class/directory)
Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Ferraro, F., Etzion, D. & Gehman, J. 2015. Tackling Grand Challenges Pragmatically: Robust Action Revisited. Organization Studies 36(3), 363-390.
Etzion, D., & Pe’er, A. 2014. Mixed signals: A dynamic analysis of warranty provision in the automotive industry, 1960- 2008. Strategic Management Journal, 35: 1605-1625.
Etzion D. Diffusion as classification. 2014. Organization Science, 25(2): 420-437.
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 BooksEtzion, D. & Struben, J. (2011). Better Place: Shifting paradigms in the automotive industry. Case Studies in Social Entrepreneurship – The oikos Collection volume 4. 2014. Greenleaf Publishing.
2014: 1st Prize, oikos Case Writing Competition (Social Entrepreneurship Track) “Communauto: A big idea for a big market” (w. Raymond Paquin, James Povitz and Ben Gruber).
2014: Finalist, Giarratani Rising Star Award, Industry Studies Association.
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
2013 - 2015: Faculty Fellow, Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management, Mcgill University.
2007: Booz Allen Hamilton/Strategic Management Society Fellowship.
2004-8: IESE Business School, University of Navarra Ph.D. Fellowship.
2015 - 19: "An Exploration Of Organizational Response Variation To Institutional Complexity In Fracking" Social Sciences and Humanities Research Counci Insight Grant (w. Joel Gehman and Michael Lounsbury).
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)
PhD, Marketing, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada
MA, Oxford University, honoury degree
MBA, Managerial Decision Systems, University of Southern California, LA, USA
BSc, Business, Ambassador University, USA
Leadership, CEO Leadership, Managing Strategy Execution
Dr. Karl Moore joined McGill's Faculty of Management in autumn 2000, where he teaches graduate courses in globalization and leadership. He has taught extensively in executive education and MBA programs with leading universities including: Oxford, LBS, Cambridge, Darden, Cornell, INSEAD, Duke, the Drucker School, the Rotterdam School of Management, IIM Bangalore, Queen's and McGill.
He was on the faculty of Oxford University for 5 years from 1995-2000 where he taught executive education at Templeton College, and on the MBA and doctoral programs at the Saïd Business School. An experienced senior corporate manager prior to joining academia, Dr. Moore worked 12 years in sales and marketing management positions in the high tech industry with IBM, Bull and Hitachi. He is a cycle director for the Advanced Leadership Program, a program chaired by Henry Mintzberg. He also works with Henry as a module director on the International Masters for Health Leadership and the IMPM. In 2002 he won the Faculty teaching award at the MBA level.
Dr. Moore's publications include 28 refereed journal articles, 10 books or edited volumes, 14 chapters in books, 31 executive articles and dozens of conferences papers. His research has been published in a number of leading journals including: SMJ, JIBS, Human Relations, Management International Review, Business History, Marketing Management, World Business, Across the Board, Leader to Leader, Strategy + Business, European Business Forum, Chief Executive, The Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Applied Behavioural Science, Policy Options, Marketing Research and the Journal of Brand Management. His research has received well over 1600 Google Scholar citations. He is on the editorial boards of Management International Review and the Journal of Management History. He is an Associate Editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives in January 2012. Karl was elected to an M.A. (Oxon) in 1995.
His current research is on postmodern leadership and globalization. He is writing a book on Postmodern Management with a former Accenture consultant now in strategy at the National Bank, it will be out in 2015. On the history side of globalization and international business, he and co-author historian David Lewis have published articles in Business History and the Management International Review on international business in the ancient world. Their latest book, "Origins of Globalization" was published by Routledge in April 2009. It has received worldwide press attention.
Since 2007, Karl has been doing a weekly videocast for the Globe and Mail, Canada's National Newspaper, where he interviews CEOs one week and leading business professors from the top universities in the world. It can be watched at wwww.globeandmail.com In March 2011 he started a weekly blog, Rethinking Leadership, for Forbes, it can be read at: http://blogs.forbes.com/karlmoore/. In spring 2014 he started a radio show, The CEO Series on CJAD where he interviews a CEO for an hour, he did five in the spring and there will be 8 out this autumn.
He has been a consultant to leading global firms including: Nokia, Air Canada, Lufthansa, British Airways, IBM, HP, Shell, Volvo, Accenture, Lilly, Pfizer and Regis McKenna. Articles on his research and op ed pieces written by him have appeared in the Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Independent, the Guardian, Les Echoes, the Australian Financial Review, Het Financielle Dagblad, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, La Presse, the Montreal Gazette, and other leading papers. He is a regular guest in the media and appears on CNN, BBC, CBC, CTV and Global Television, Karl has given over 1200 press inteviews in his career. The winter 2006 issue of Business Strategy Review, published by the London Business School, identified Karl among a group of world’s greatest business thinkers. Others on the list of about 20 include: Charles Handy, Phillip Kotler, Gary Hamel, Warren Bennis and Rosabeth Moss Kanter.
Strategy, CEO Leadership, Globalization
Oxford University, Cambridge University, LBS
Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals
Reid, Susan, Deborah Roberts and Karl Moore, “The Impact of Technology Vision on Early Success: The Case for Radically New, High-Tech Products”, Journal of Product Innovation Management,
Moore, Karl, “A Senior Scholar Interview with Kathryn Harrigan,” The Journal of Management History, forthcoming.
Moore, Karl, “A Senior Scholar Interview with Arthur Bedian,” The Journal of Management History, forthcoming.
Moore, Karl, “A Senior Scholar Interview with Michigan’s Jane Dutton,” The Journal of Management History, Volume 20, Issue 2, 2014, pages 140-144.
Moore, Karl, “A Senior Scholar Interview with Harvard’s Joseph Bower,” The Journal of Management History, Volume 17, Issue 3, 2011, pages 249-253.
Gopaul, Ishana and Karl Moore, “Managing the Postmodern Generation: New Perspectives by Exploring the Parallelism between Postmodern Management and Music,” The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management., Volume 10, 2010, December 2010.
Moore, Karl “Globalization and the Cold War,” Management & Organizational History, Volume 5, Number 1, Winter 2010, pages 5-17.
Moore, Karl and Susan Reid, “The Birth of Brand,” Business History, Vol. 50, Number 4, 2008, pages 419-432.
Borsuk, Daniel, Karl Moore, Grace Tan and Teanoosh Hosseinzadeh, "Replantation surgery in Quebec: The bottlenecks to rapid care,” Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, Volume 14, Number 3, Autumn 2006, pages 155-163.
Moore, Karl, Salem Razack, Hema Patel, Linda Snell and Laurel Taylor, “Management and Leadership Development Programs for the Medical Community at McGill University,” McGill Journal of Medicine, Volume 9, Number 1, 2006, pages 74-77.
Razack, Salem, Hema Patel, Linda Snell, Laurel Taylor and Karl Moore ,“The MD-Lead Study of Manager Role Training For Senior Residents: Evidence of Effectiveness From A Single-blind, Randomized, Controlled Trail,” Clinical and Investigative Medicine, abstract.
Gagnon, Sylvie, Monique Caron-Bouchard, Lise Renaud, Marie-Claude Lagacé, Laurette Dubé, Danielle Maisonneuve, Lyne Mongeau, Karl Moore, and Louise Getty, “Contribution des contenus télévisuels dans la formation de normes associées à la pratique d'activités physiques à l'adolescence. Quels messages pour quels jeunes?” Canadian Journal of Public Health, Winter, pages 58-65.
Moore, Karl, “The First Era of Globalization: “Know World” Globalization in the Time of the Roman Empire,” AIB Insights, Spring 2005.
Worren, Nicolay, Karl Moore and Pablo Cardona, “Modularity, Strategic Flexibility and Firm Performance: A Study of the Home Appliances Industry,” Strategic Management Journal, 23: 1123-1140. (Impact factor 3.92, ranked second among management journals)
Worren, Nicolay, Karl Moore and Richard Elliot, “When Theories become Tools: Toward a Framework for Pragmatic Validity,” Human Relations, 55 (10): 1227-1250. (Impact factor 1.04)
Moore, Karl, “A Strategy for Subsidiaries: Centres of Excellence to Build Subsidiary Specific Advantages,” Management International Review, Third Quarter, 275-290. (MIR is not ranked by JCR, but is on the Financial Times list of 40 most influential management journals)
Worren, Nicolay, Keith Ruddle and Karl Moore, “A Response to Criticism of From Organizational Development to Change Management: The Emergence Of A New Profession,” Journal of Applied Behavioural Science, 36, 3, September: 376-379.
Books and Edited Volumes
2016: Witzel, Morgen and Karl Moore. Historical and Multicultural Perspectives on Leadership. To be published by Wiley/Blackwell.
2015: Moore, Karl and Martin Spalding, Quiet Leaders: Introverts in the Executive Suite.
2015: Moore, Karl. The Postmoderns: Working with under 35 Year Olds the Way They Want To Be Worked With.
2009: Moore, Karl and Niketh Pareek. Marketing. London: Routledge. Second edition with new chapters on web marketing, podcasts and videocasts.
2009: Moore, Karl and David Lewis. Origins of Globalization. London & New York: Routledge.
2009: Moore, Karl and Louis Hebert. Strategy and Globalization: The Underlying Principles. A Four Volume Series. London: Sage, January, 2009.
2006: Moore, Karl and Niketh Pareek. Marketing. London: Routledge, 269 pages, published May, 2006. According to The Business Executive, a monthly business newspaper published for the Southern Ontario and Metro Toronto region, Karl and Niketh Pareek’s Book, Marketing was the 8th in a list of 10 business best sellers in October 2007.
2001: Moore, Karl and David Lewis, 2001. Foundations of Corporate Empire. London: Financial Times/Prentice Hall Publishing. 319 pp. Reviewed in the Report of Business Magazine, The National Post, The Australian Financial Review, Montreal Gazette, etc..
1999: Moore, Karl and David Lewis, 1999. Birth of the Multinational: 2000 Years of Ancient Business History – from Ashur to Augustus. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press. 341 pp. With a foreword by Professor John Dunning. Reviewed in JIBS (impact factor 1.460), the Journal of Economic Literature (impact factor 4.312, number one journal in economics), The Economic Journal (impact factor 1.134), Transnational Corporations, International Business Review, Management Learning, the Asia Pacific Journal of Systems Management and the Times Literary Supplement.
1998: Coveney, Patrick and Karl Moore, 1998. Business Angels: Securing Start up Finance. London: John Wiley and Sons.
Chapters in Books
2012: Moore, Karl, “Management in Antiquity”, Oxford Bibliographies in Management, Oxford University Press.
2012: Moore, Karl, “Strategies for Change” In Eric Kessler, the Encyclopedia of Management Theory, Sage.
2012: Moore, Karl, and Alexandra Klein “John Kotter.” In Morgen Witzel, the Oxford Handbook of Management Theorists, Oxford University Press.
2010: Moore, Karl, “Elements in Fighting Obesity.” In L. Dubé, A. Bechara, A. Dagher, A. Drewnowski, J. LeBel, P. James, & R. Y. Yada (eds) (2010) Obesity Prevention: The Role of Brain and Society on Individual Behavior. New York, NY: Elsevier, Inc.
2010: Chen, Xioye, Moore, Karl and Lisa Renaud, “Partnerships in Fighting Obesity.” In L. Dubé, A. Bechara, A. Dagher, A. Drewnowski, J. LeBel, P. James, & R. Y. Yada (eds) (2010) Obesity Prevention: The Role of Brain and Society on Individual Behavior. New York, NY: Elsevier, Inc, pp. 661-671.
2008: Moore, Karl, “The Transcultural Manager.” In Karl Moore and Louis Hebert (editors), Contemporary Issues in Business and Globalization. London: Sage, forthcoming November 2008.
2008: Moore, Karl and Julian Birkinshaw, “Centres of Excellence in Global Service Firms.” In Karl Moore and Louis Hebert (editors), Contemporary Issues in Business and Globalization. London: Sage, forthcoming November 2008.
2008: Moore, Karl, “The Transcultural Manager.” In G.P Sudhakar and Sumati Reddy (editors) The Global Manager. Hyderabad: Icfai University Press, pp. 22-29.
2008: Chen, Xioye, Karl Moore, Lise Renaud and Laurette Dube, “From Corporate Social Responsibility of Social Alliances: A Case of Childhood Obesity Prevention.” In Lise Renaud (editor), Les Medias et le Faconnement des Normes En Matiere de Sante. Montreal : Presses de L’Universite du Quebec.
2004: Moore, Karl, “Great Global Managers.” In Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove (eds) Financial Times Handbook of Management. London: Financial Times.
2000: Moore, Karl, “John H. Dunning.” In Morgen Witzel, Biographical Dictionary of Management. Bristol, England: Thoemmes Press.
2001: Moore, Karl and Keith Ruddle, “Organising For E-Commerce in MNE’s.” In Leslie Willcocks and Chris Sauer (eds.) Moving to E-Business: 99- 123. London: Random House.
1999: Moore, Karl, "Centres of Excellence and Competence Development of the MNC: The Emergence of Subsidiary Specific Advantages.” In Ulf Holm and Torben Pedersen (eds.) Centres of Excellence in MNCs, London: MacMillan.
1998: Moore, Karl, “Thinking Beyond Borders: Strategies for Subsidiaries in a Global Business World.” In George Bickerstaffe (ed) Mastering Global Business, London: FT/Pitman Publishing: 125-130.
1997: Worren, Nicolay, Karl Moore and Peter Collett, “When Theories Become Tools: The Pragmatic Validity of Conceptual Models.” In Centre for Research into Industry, Enterprise, and the Firm. St.
Andrews: University of St. Andrews.
1997: Worren, Nicolay, Keith Ruddle and Karl Moore, “From Organizational Development to Change Management: The Emergence of a New Global Profession.” In Centre for Research into Industry, Enterprise, and the Firm. St. Andrews: University of St. Andrews.
1997: Moore, Karl and Roger Heeler, “A Competency Based View of the Subsidiary.” In Peter Buckley and J.L. Mucchielli (eds.) Globalization and Regionalization in International Trade.
2012: Faculty Award for Excellence in Alumni Activities, McGill Alumni Association.
2012: Gold Medal in “Best Use of Social Media” category for Hot Cities India, 2012 Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) Prix d'Excellence.
2002: McGill Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award, McGill University.
2001: One of the Best Books This Year, Across the Board.
1999: Book of the Year, CBS Press.
1998: Runner-up for Best Paper, Academy of Management Executive.
1998: Runner-up for Best Paper, EGOS Conference.
1997: Best Paper, ICAM Conference.
1995: Honourary masters degree, Oxford University.
2006: Senior Fellow, Canada School of Public Service.
1990-1992: Research Fellowship, York University
Over two thousand press interviews. A recent Financial Times interview about my research shadowing women leaders may be seen at:
And about my work on Introverts in the C-Suite at the Globe and Mail, Canada’s National Newspaper:
Karl does a radio show on the Bell Media network across Canada where he interviews CEOs, one-on-one for an hour, to listen please go to http://www.cjad.com/TheCEOSeries.aspx
Karl has given lectures at many of the world's leading universities including: Oxford, Cambridge, Imperical College, RSM, the Technical University of Helsinki, Stockholm School of Economics, Renmin University, IMBangalore, the University of Hawaii, Keio University, University of Bangkok, University of Johannesburg, Dartmouth, Duke, Cornell, USC, Queens, SFU, UBC, Western University, Queens, York, University of Toronto, Laval, Bishop's, HEC and Harvard.
CEO Leadership, Introverted Leadership in the C-Suite
BEng, McGill University, Canada
BA, Concordia University, Canada
SM Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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Analysis: Framing and Frame Breaking (with Kunal Basu) to appear in Mindsets for Managers (Book in preparation)
Developing Managers, not MBAs (in preparation) - nearing completion of several years of collecting, contemplating, and writing on my views about the education and development of managers
Getting Past Smith and Marx... toward a Balanced Society (pamphlet, in preparation) - using my knowledge of organizations to seek a balance in society between the economic, the political, and the social
Managing: 29 Days in the Lives of Managers (in preparation) - a return to the subject of my first book, in this case based on 29 days in the lives of managers
Strategic Management Upside Down: A Study of McGill University from 1829 to 1980 (with Janet Rose, submitted for publication)-the strategy process in a university, which never changed on the broad level and never stayed put in its details
Articles in refereed journals
Mintzberg, H. "Managing Health and Disease: Up and Down, In and Out," Health Science Management Research (2002)
Mintzberg, H., "Reseaching the Researching of Walking," Journal of Management Inquiry, 2002.
Mintzberg, H., "The Economist who never came back Scandinavian Journal Management (2002).
Mintzberg, H., "Decision-Making: It's not what You Think," Sloan Management Review , v. 42, no. 3, Spring 2001 - Seeing First and Doing First as compared with Thinking First
Mintzberg, H. "Managing Exceptionally, " Organizational Science, v. 12, no. 6, 2001 - a day in the lives of two Red Cross managers at refugee camps
Glouberman, S. and Mintzberg, H., "Managing the Care of Health and the Cure of Disease: Part 1: Differentiation, Part II: Integration,"Health Care Management Review, (Winter, 2001)-a broad framework to think and rethink about this field
Mintzberg, H., "The Yin & Yang of Managing," Organizational Dynamics, v. 29, Nov. 2001 - a day in the life of the male head of Médecins sans frontiers and the female head of Paris's fashion museum
Re-viewing the Organization (with Ludo Van der Heyden) Ivey Busines Journal (September/October, 2000)-different ways to conceive processes in organizations
Sustaining the Institutional Environment, (with Frances Westley), Organizational Studies (Issue 0, 2000)-a day in the life of two Greenpeace managers
Managing Quietly, Leader to Leader (Spring, 1999)-enough hype, time for low key managing
Organigraphs: Drawing How Companies Really Work (with Ludo Van der Heyden) Harvard Business Review (September-October 1999)-mapping processes in organizations
Reflecting on the Strategy Process (with Joseph Lampel,) Sloan Management Review (Spring 1999)-ten schools of strategy, and beyond
Covert Leadership: The Art of Managing Professionals Harvard Business Review (November-December, 1998)-a day in the life of an orchestra conductor, questioning the myths
A Day in the Life of John Cleghorn, Decision (Fall, 1997)-following the CEO of the Royal Bank of Canada
Managing on the Edges, International Journal of Public Sector Management, (10, 1997)-a day in the lives of three managers in hierarchical succession in the western Canadian Parks who must manage on all kinds of physical, administrative, and political edges
Toward Healthier Hospitals, Health Care Management Review (Fall 1997)-another perspective on managing hospitals, based on a consulting study
Customizing Customization (with Joe Lampel) Sloan Management Review, (Fall, 1996)-the concept of customization is too standardized, an effort to nuance it
Managing Government, Governing Management, Harvard Business Review, (May-June, 1996)-a critique of the customer is everything, business is smarter, management has all the answers, capitalism has triumphed, and suggestions for an alternative perspective
Mirroring Canadian Industrial Policy: Strategy Formation at Dominion Textile from 1873 to 1990 (with Barbara Austin) Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences (13, 1996)-study of tracking strategy research
Musings on Management, Harvard Business Review (July/August 1996)-ten points of the superficiality of management and my thinking
Some Surprising Things About Collaboration, with (Deborah Dougherty, Jan Jorgensen, and Frances Westley), Organizational Dynamics (Summer, 1996)-some additional thoughts about collaboration
The "Honda Effect" Revisited, Califiornia Management Review (Summer, 1996)-a set of writings I drew together, some old, some new, including a couple of my own commentaries, to revisit Richard Pascale's Honda story
Diversifiction and Diversifact (with Sumantra Ghoshal), California Management Review, (Fall 1994)-grew out of joint effort to rethink how to organize multi-business enterprise
Managing as Blended Care, Journal of Nursing Administration, (September 1994)-based on a day observing the head nurse of a hospital ward
Rounding Out the Manager's Job, Sloan Management Review, (Fall 1994)-a more integrated framework than my earlier work to consider the manager's job
That's Not `Turbulence,' Chicken Little, It's Real Opportunity", Planning Review, (Nov-Dec. 1994)-excerpt from my planning book
The Fall and Rise of Strategic Planning Harvard Business Review (January-February, 1994)-summary of my planning book (title change from my book "Rise and Fall" done without my advice or consent)
The Pitfalls of Strategic Planning, California Management Review (Fall 1993)-excerpt from my book on Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning
Commentary on "MBA: Is the Traditional Model Doomed?" Harvard Business Review (November-December, 1992)-a shot at the dysfunctions of the MBA
Cycles of Organizational Change (with Frances Westley) Strategic Management Journal, (13, 1992)-attempt to draw dimensions of process together
Learning In (and from) Eastern Europe Scandinavian Journal of Management 1992;-more learning at grass roots level and fewer planners/economists might help
Managing the Form, Function, and Fit of Design (with Angela Dumas) Design Management Journal (Summer 1991)-adding fit to form and function and discussing models of cooperation
Strategies in the Financial Services Industry (with Maria Gonzalez) McKinsey Quarterly (1991)-framework of strategies that grew out of a consulting experience
The Effective Organization: Forces and Forms Sloan Management Review (Winter, 1991)-beyond configuration, playing "LEGO" with the dimensions
The Design School: Reconsideration of the Basic Premises of Strategic Management Strategic Management Journal (1990)-criticising the dominant Harvard view of strategy making
Managing Design, Designing Management (with Angela Dumas) Design Management Journal (Fall, 1989)-stages in managing the design process
Visionary Leadership and Strategic Management (with Frances Westley) Strategic Management Journal (l989)-probing beyond, and into vision
Another Look at Why Organizations Need Strategies California Management Review (June l987)-various reasons delineated
Crafting Strategy Harvard Business Review (September - October, l987; winner of second McKinsey Prize for that year)-main summary piece out of tracking strategy research
Five Ps for Strategy California Management Review (June l987)-ideas to open up the definition
Imaging Strategy (with Frances Westley) Journal of Management (1985)-just a fun page, strategy as images
Of Strategies, deliberate and emergent (with James Waters) Strategic Management Journal (l985)-summary piece, out of tracking strategy research, especially with regard to deliberate/emergent strategy
Strategy Formation in an Adhocracy (with Alexandra McHugh) Administrative Science Quarterly (1985)-tracking strategy research
The Organization as Political Arena Journal of Management Studies (l985)-out of my Power book, another configuration
Tracking Strategies in the Birthplace of Canadian Tycoons: The Sherbrooke Record 1946-l976 (with William Taylor and James Waters) Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences (June, 1984)-tracking strategy research
Who Should Control the Corporation? California Management Review (Fall, 1984)-out of my Power book, eight perspectives, left meets right and center differs
Tracking Strategy in an Entrepreneurial Firm (with James Waters) Academy of Management Journal (1982)-tracking strategy research
Organization Design: Fashion or Fit Harvard Business Review (January-February, l98l)-practitioner-oriented summary of Structuring book
What is Planning Anyway? Strategic Management Journal (1981)-reply to critique of my views of POSDCORB
An Emerging Strategy of "Direct" Research Administrative Science Quarterly (December, l979)-inferring my own research methodology
Patterns in Strategy Formation Management Science (May, 1978) also guest editor of grouping of four articles in that issue)-first paper on "tracking strategy" research
Team Teaching General Management: Theoretically, Experientially, Practically (with Walter Balke and James Waters) Exchange: The OB Teaching Journal (June 1978)-the theory/field study course at McGill coupled to the skill development course
Policy as a Field of Management Theory Academy of Management Review (January, 1977)-view of the field in general
Planning on the Left Side and Managing on the Right Harvard Business Review (July-August, l976; also in French in La revue internationale de gestion, Novembre 1976)-impulsive piece about two hemispheres of the brain related to managing
The Structure of "Unstructured" Decision Processes (with Duru Raisinghani and André Théoret) Administrative Science Quarterly (June, 1976)-empirical study of 25 decision processes
Making Management Information Useful, Management Review (May 1975)-summary of the monograph below
The Manager's Job: Folklore and Fact Harvard Business Review (July -August, 1975), winner of the McKinsey award for the best HBR article of l975-roles and characteristics of managerial work
Policy as a Field of Management Theory Journal of Business Policy (Summer, 1973)-a way to research and teach it in the theory-oriented business school
Strategy-Making in Three Modes California Management Review (Winter, 1973)-recurrent theme re planning, adapting, entrepreneurship
The Myths of MIS California Management Review (Fall, 1972)-thesis findings on information systems
Managerial Work: Analysis from Observation Management Science (October, 1971)-summary of thesis findings
Making a Science of Management Canadian Business (March, 1970)-brief review of early ideas for practitioners
Structured Observation as a Method of Study Managerial Work The Journal of Management Studies (February, 1970)-thesis methodology
The Planning Dilemma, (with James Hekimian), The Management Review (May, 1968)-first paper, recurrent theme, biblical vs. Darwinian approaches
The Science of Strategy-Making, Industrial (now Sloan) Management Review (Spring 1967)-managers versus planners
Books and monographs
Mintzberg, H., Managers Not MBAs: A Hard look at the soft practice of managing and management development, CA: Berrett-Koehler, distributed in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa by Pearson Education, June 2004, pp. 480.
Related Link: Berrett-Koehler listing
Why I Hate Flying (Texere, 2001) - spoof of the flying and the managing businesses, and of commercialism in general.
Related Link: Why I Hate Flying
Managing Publicly (with Jacques Bourgault; Institute of Public Administration of Canada, Toronto, 2000) - based on study I did of 8 Canadian public sector managers, published with commentaries
Strategy Safari (with Bruce Ahlstrand and Joe Lampel, Free Press and Prentice-Hall International, 1998) - as the subtitle says, "A Guided tour Through The Wilds Of Strategic Management"
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The Canadian Condition: Reflections of a "Pure Cotton" (Stoddart [en français: Les Propos d'un "Pur Coton," Québec/Amérique] 1995) - expression of some personal feelings about what Canada is all about (not a management book!)
The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning: Reconceiving the Roles for Planning, Plans, Planners (Free Press and Prentice-Hall International, 1994) - review of the process, very critical, though ends on a positive note
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Mintzberg on Management: Inside Our Strange World of Organizations (Free Press, 1989) - an effort to draw together my main material for practitioners, including some other (mostly polemic) material
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The Strategy Process: Concepts, Contexts, Cases (with J.B. Quinn. various editions, Prentice-Hall, since 1988) - I did the text, which comprises selected readings, including some of my own, all shortened
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Power In and Around Organizations (Prentice-Hall, 1983) - attempt to draw together the literature of power around notion of configurations
Structure in 5's: Designing Effective Organizations (Prentice-Hall, 1983) - condensed version of The Structuring of Organizations
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The Structuring of Organizations: A Synthesis of the Research (Prentice-Hall, 1979) - attempt to draw together the empirical literature on structuring, using five configurations as integrating devices-my most integrated book
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The Nature of Managerial Work (Harper and Row, 1973, reissued by Prentice-Hall, 1983) - roles and characteristics of managerial work, based on my doctoral thesis (study of five managers)
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Articles in technical/professional publications
Mintzberg, H., "Third-Generation Management Development," Training and Development Magazine, March, 2004.
Gosling, J. and Mintzberg, H., "The five minds of a manager," Harvard Business Review, November 2003, pp. 54-63.
Huy, Q.N. and Mintzberg, H., "The rhythm of change," MIT Sloan Management Review, v. 44, no. 4, Summer 2003, pp.79-83.
HR.Com: "Depressing is Hardly the Word," March 11, 2002. Related Link: Article
Mintzberg, H. "Managing to Innovate," in Leading for Innovation (Volume II of the Drucker Foundation Wisdom to Action Series) 2002.
Mintzberg, H., "Reality Programming for MBAs," Strategy and Business, issue 26, first quarter 2002.
Opening up Decision Making: The View From the Black Stool (with Ann Langley, Pat Pitcher, Elizabeth Posada, and Jan Saint-Macary) Organization Science, (May-June 1995)-extensive paper critiquing conventional views of decision making
Some Fresh Air for Management? in Collected Papers of Mary Parker Follett (Harvard Business School Press, 1995)-introduction to Follet's wonderful chapter on cooperation
Rethinking Strategic Planning: Parts I and II Long Range Planning (June 1994)-summary of my planning book
Une polémique en appelle une autre Revue Française de Gestion (janvier-février 1994)-my response to an article criticizing my critique of Henri Fayol
A Letter to Marta Calàs and Linda Smircich Organizational Studies, (1991)-my reply to their to "deconstruction" of The Nature of Managerial Work (which is not about rape!)
Learning 1, Planning 0 (Reply to Igor Ansoff) Strategic Management Journal 1991-is strategy making deliberate or emergent
Does Decision Get in the Way? (with James Waters) Organization Studies (1990)-"decision" is a construct
Emergent Strategy for Public Policy (with Jan Jorgensen) Canadian Public Administration (Summer, 1987)-applying notion of emergent strategy to public sector
Power and Organization Life Cycles Academy of Management Review (l984)-out of my Power book on power-driven life cycles
A Note on the Unionization of Professionals from the Perspective of Organization Theory Industrial Relations Law Journal (l983)-out of my Power book, reflecting concern about unions in professional organizations
Strategy Formation in the University Setting (with Cynthia Hardy, Ann Langley and Janet Rose) The Review of Higher Education (Summer, 1983); also in J. Bess (ed.) College and University Organization (New York University Press, l984)-think piece on how strategy making is different in professional organizations
The Case for Corporate Social Responsibility Journal of Business Policy (Fall, l983)-out of my Power book, summary of arguments for and against social responsibility
Why America Needs, But Cannot Have, Corporate Democracy Organizational Dynamics (Spring, l983)-out of my Power book, on democratization of the corporation
Structure in 5's Management Science (March, l980)-summary of Structuring book
Strategy Formulation as an Historical Process International Studies of Management and Organization (Summer, 1977) also Introduction to the Conference (same issue) and guest editor of the Summer and Fall-Winter issues of ISMO-research on strategy as historical pattern
A National Goals Hierarchy, Optimum (1974)-Malsow's needs-hierarchy theory adapted to government activity
A New Look at the Senior Manager's Job Organizational Dynamics (Winter, 1973)-summary of thesis findings for practitioners
Jeu des influences et buts organisationnels Commerce (juin, 1973)-first shot at power material
A Framework for Strategic Planning Canadian Forum (January-February, 1972)-toward a National Industrial Strategy for Canada
Artciles/chapters in books and monographs
A Guide to Strategic Positioning, in The Strategy Process, (Mintzberg and Quinn, Prentice Hall, 1997)-a fancy framework to think about positioning
Whining and Dining: Une table de joyeuses lamentations, ou une soirée, québeçoise parfaitment canadienne, in M. Briere (ed.) Le Gout du Québec (Editions Hurtubise, 1996)-an evening on the Quebec debate
Case Study Research, in N. Nicholson (ed.) The Blackwell Dictionary of Organizational Behaviour (Blackwell, 1995)-brief comments on case-type research method
Parting Shots: Our Real Ridge, in Building the Strategically Responsive Organization (Wiley, 1994)-bringing practitioners and academics together
25 Years Later...The Illusive Strategy, in A. Bedeian Management Laureates: A Collection of Autobiographical Essays, Vol. II (Grennwich, Ct., JAI Press, 1993)-autobiography of my working career, a detailed, ordered review of my research and writing
Globalization: Separating the Fad from the Fact, in D. Wong-Reiger and F. Reiger (eds.) International Management Research: Looking to the Future (de Gruyter, 1993)-summary comments at conference
Managerial Work: Forty Years Later, in Sune Carlson Executive Behavior, Textgruppen i Uppsala, 1991 (book originally published in 1951)-revisiting my thesis subject, to celebrate Carlson's 80th birthday
Strategic Thinking as "Seeing," in Juha Nasi (editor) Arenas of Strategic Thinking (Helsinski, Finland, Foundation for Economic Education) 1991-comment on papers and theme of a Finnish conference, different ways to "see" strategically
Strategy Formation: Schools of Thought, in J. Frederickson (ed.) Perspectives on Strategic Management (Harper & Collins, 1990)-extensive piece (half the book) on different viewpoints in the field
Analysis and Intuition in Management, in Mintzberg on Management (Free Press, 1989)-some correspondence with Hebert Simon and other thoughts
Society Has Become Unmanageable as a Result of Management, in Mintzberg on Management (Free Press, 1989)-cerebral style management is destroying our organizations and our social fabric
Training Managers, Not MBAs in Mintzberg on Management (Free Press, 1989)-why we need to rethink degree management education
Generic Strategies: Toward a Comprehensive Framework, in R.B. Lamb and P. Shivastava (eds.) Advances in Strategic Management (JAI Press, l988; shorter version in The Strategy Process, Prentice-Hall, 1991)-foray into Porter territory, an exhaustive/ing typology
Profiles of Strategic Vision: Levesque and Iacocca (with Frances Westley), in J. Conger and R. Kanungo (eds.) Charismatic Leadership: the Elusive Factor in Organizational Effectiveness (Jossey-Bass, l988)-comparative study of visionaries' autobiographies
Strategy of Design: A Study of "Architects in Co-Partnership" (with Jamal Shamsie, Susann Otis, and James Waters), in J. Grant (ed.) Significant Developments in Strategic Management (JAI Press, 1988)-tracking strategy research
Does Planning Impede Strategic Thinking? Tracking the Strategies of Air Canada from l937 to l976 (with Pierre Brunet and James Waters), in R.B. Lamb and P. Shivastava (eds.) Advances in Strategic Management (JAI Press, l986)-tracking strategy research
Researching the Formation of Strategies: The History of Canadian Lady, l939-l976 (with James Waters), in R.B. Lamb (ed.) Competitive Strategic Management (Prentice-Hall, l984)-tracking strategy research
The case for Configuration (with Danny Miller), in G. Morgan (ed.) Beyond Method (Sage, 1983); also in Miller and Friesen Organizations: A Quantum View (Prentice-Hall, 1984)-advantages of taking configurational approach to theorizing
The Mind of the Strategist(s) (with James Waters) in S. Srivasta (ed.) Executive Mind (Jossey-Bass, l983)-summary material on tracking strategy research
The Mind of the Strategist(s) (with James Waters) in S. Srivasta (ed.) Executive Mind (Jossey-Bass, l983)-summary material on tracking strategy research
Commentary, in Ungson and Braunstein (eds.) Decision Making: An Interdisciplinary Inquiry (Kent Publishing, 1982)-comments off on decision making
If You're Not Serving Bill and Barbara, then You're Not Serving Leadership, in Hunt, Sekaran, and Schriesheim (eds.) Leadership: Beyond Establishment Views (Southern Illinois University Press, l982)-sounding off on useless leadership research, plus speculations about how two managers might have reacted to conference papers, followed by their actual reactions
Configurations of Organizational Structure, in Meltzer and Nord Making Organizations Humane and Productive: A Handbook for Practitioners (Wiley, l98l) reprinted in modified form as A Typology of Organization Structure, in Miller and Friesen Organizations: A Quantum View (Prentice-Hall, l984)-practitioner-oriented summary of Structuring book
Organizational Power and Goals, in Schendel and Hofer Strategic Management (Little Brown, 1979)-summary of material in my Power book
Review of the "New Science of Management Decision," by Herbert Simon Administrative Science Quarterly (June l977)-follows correspondence with him (see Chapter 4 of my 1989 book), beginning of my questioning of his view of intuition
Some Fresh Air for Canada (working paper, 1992)-foray into political issues, re Canadian constitutional debate
Positioning the Positioning School: A Framework for Strategy Content Research (Working Paper, 1989)-trying to pin down so-called content side of strategy
Ten Years Later: Some Personal Reflections on Management and Methodology (Working Paper, l978)-reflections based on series of talks at business school
The Joint Doctoral Program in Administration (working paper, with Jean-Marie Toulouse, 1978; presented at ASAC Conference)-statement of program we designed for four Montreal universities, mid-way between European and American approaches
Other papers and publications
A Note on that Dirty Word Efficiency Interfaces (October, 1982)-out of my Power book, on problems of quantification
Mintzberg's Final Paradigm, letter to Administrative Science Quarterly (l978)-enough of that word
Beyond Implementation: An Analysis of the Resistance to Policy Analysis (Proceedings of the 1978 IFORS Conference) in Haley (ed.), Operational Research '78 (North-Holland, 1979: 106-l62) shorter version appeared in INFOR (May, l980)-extensive paper on why analysis is resisted
Research on Strategy-Making, Proceedings of the Academy of Management Conference (1972)-first notions of strategy as pattern
Impediments to the Use of Management Information (monograph of the National Association of Accountants (U.S.) and Society of Industrial Accountants (Canada, 1975)-summary of literature on impediments to MIS
Normative Models in Managerial Decision-Making (monograph of the National Association of Accountants (U.S.) and Society of Industrial Accountants (Canada, 1975, with Larry Gordon and Danny Miller)-on various models
30th place, World’s Top 50 Business Thinkers
2011: Management Book of the Year, Chartered Management Institute
2008: Carl Sloan Consultant of the Year, Association of Management Consulting
2007: Creation of Mintzberg Center for Management Research, Renmin University, Beijing
2006: Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize in Social Sciences and Humanities
2006: Hebert Simon Award, Corvinus University
2006: Prix Gerard-Parizeau
2005: Grand Montréalais, Chambre de Commerce
2004: Best paper in Strategy, Strategic Management Journal
2004: Best paper in Strategy, ASAC Journal
2003: Lifetime Achievement Award in Workplace Learning and Performance, American Society for Training and Development
2000: Distinguished Scholar Award for Contributions to Management, Academy of Management
1999: Who’s Who in the World
1998: Officier de l’ordre national du Québec
1996: Cleghorn Chair in Management Studies, McGill University
1996: Distinguished Scholar Award, Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management
1996: Prix du Québec in Social Science
1995: George R. Terry Award for the best book of the year, Academy of Management
1993: Economist de l’année (Categorie: Organisation et management) Le Nouvel Economiste
1993: Special Award for Contribution to the Field, AMOD (The Association for the Management of Organizational Design)
1992: Who’s Who in America
1991: Laureat du Merit Annuel pour le Réalizations Exceptionnelles dans le domaine des Resources Humaines, L’Association des Professionnelles en Resources Humaine du Québec
1987: McKinsey Prize for Second Best Article, Harvard Business Review
1986: First Honorary Member, Institute of Management Consultants of Quebec
1983: Grand Prix des Meilleurs Livres de Management, Harvard L’Expansion
1982-1996: Bronfman Chair
1980: Gold Medal for best publication by a member, Canadian Operational Research Society
1975: McKinsey Prize for Best Article, Harvard Business Review
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