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Karl Moore

Title: 
Associate Professor, (prof), Strategy and Organization
Contact Information
Phone: 
514-398-4138
Email address: 
karl [dot] moore [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Alternate email address: 
darlene [dot] fowler [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Address: 

Room 489

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

Degree(s): 

PhD, Strategy and Leadership, 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

Area(s): 
Strategy and Organization
Teaching areas: 

Leadership, CEO Leadership, Managing Strategy Execution

Office: 
489
Biography: 

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 1900 Google Scholar citations. He is on the editorial boards of Management International Review and the Journal of Management History. He was appointed 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 Quiet or Introverted Leaders. He is writing a book on Postmodern Management and a book on Quiet Leaders: Introverts in the C-Suite.  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 has done over 30 interviews including with Prime Minster Justin Trudeau,  Montreal Canadiens CEO Geoff Molson, Bombardier CEO Alain Bellemare and Quiet Author Susan Cain.

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.

Specialization: 

Quiet Leaders: Introverted Leaders, CEO Leadership

Courses: 

BUSA 691 Advanced Topics in Mgmt 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 CEO Insights, MBA program, 23 CEOs come to class for an hour and half each, plus a consulting project for a CEO in groups of 6

BUSA 692 Advanced Topics in Mgmt 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

MGPO 470 Strategy and Organization 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 The Hot Cities of the World Tour, with 30 grads and 12 alumni we spend 11 days abroad, 2016 Chile and Columbia, in previous years:  Israel, the UAE, India, South Africa, Russia, Mongolia and Seoul and in 2015, Doha, Hong Kong, Jakarta and Bali

Area of expertise: 

Strategy, CEO Leadership, Introverted Leadership

Group: 
Faculty
Research areas: 
Global Leadership
Graduate supervision: 

Four doctoral students Oxford

Sat or sit on the committees of four doctoral students at McGill

supervised over a two dozen MBA students for McGill MBA Japan

 

Taught previously at: 

Oxford University, Cambridge University, LBS

 

Selected publications: 

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.

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Awards

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.

Fellowships

2006: Senior Fellow, Canada School of Public Service.

1990-1992: Research Fellowship, York University

 

Interviews: 

Over three thousand press interviews. A recent Financial Times interview about my research shadowing women leaders may be seen at:

http://video.ft.com/3617280143001/What-men-can-learn-from-women/Business-School

And about my work on Introverts in the C-Suite at  the Globe and Mail, Canada’s National Newspaper:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/leadership-lab/extroverts-be-a-better-leader-by-channelling-your-inner-introvert/article20158531/

 

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

 

2015

Alain Bellemare, COE Bombardier

Justin Trudeau,23rd Prime Minister of Canada

Carlos Letiao, Minister of Finance, Quebec

Geoff Molson, CEO of the Montreal Canadiens

Peter Simmons, CEO Simmons

Lieutent  General Christine Whitecross

Henry Mintzberg, Management Guru

Gregg  Saretsky, CEO WestJet

 Heather Munroe-Blum, former Principal, McGill University

Lino Saputo, Saputo Cheese

 

2014

 

Mitch Joel, CEO Mirum

Mitch Garber, Chairman of the Board, Cirque du Soleil

Thierry Vandal, CEO Quebec Hydro

Pierre Boivin, CEO Claridge

Brian Featherstonehaugh, CEO Oglivy One

Melanie Joy, Minister of Heritage

Phillip Crawley, Publisher Globe and Mail

Hubert Lacroix CEO CBC

John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist

David Segal, Co-Founder, David’s Tea

Rupert Duchense, CEO Aimia

Kathleen Weil, Minister of Justice, Quebec

Allan MacDonald, COO, Canadian Tire

Andy Nulman, Just for Laughs

Zoe Yujnovich, CEO IOC

Stephen Bronfman, Chairman, Claridge

Yona Shtern, CEO, Beyond the Rack

 

Book images: 
Lectures: 

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.

Current research: 

CEO Leadership,  Introverted Leadership in the C-Suite