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Haskayne Doctor of Business Administration

The Haskayne Doctor of Business Administration aims to advance Canadian business practice by preparing our executive leaders to contribute to the development and application of new business knowledge for establishing long-term organizational growth.

Recognized nationally and internationally as outstanding teachers, world-class scholars and thought-leaders, the Haskayne DBA faculty engage in research that seeks to advance existing business knowledge and practice.

Throughout the program you will have the opportunity to learn from leading scholars, such as:

Päivi Eriksson, Professor

Päivi Eriksson holds a Doctor of Science in Business Administration and Economics from the Helsinki School of Economics and is a Professor of Management in the area of Innovation Management at the University of Eastern Finland Business School, Finland. She holds the title of Docent at the Aalto University Business School and the School of Management at the University of Tampere in Finland. Her teaching, consulting and research focus is on the social processes of innovation and change in different contexts. She has worked with a number of private and public organizations, research and consulting companies and innovative startups with a special interest in health and wellbeing business.

She teaches qualitative research methods to PhD students internationally, and her book on case research for the Finnish audience is well-cited. Her book on Qualitative Methods in Business Research with Sage Publications (2nd edition in 2016) covers all major qualitative approaches used in business research. She works as an associate editor for the Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal published by Emerald. Her research has been published widely in international peer-reviewed journals.

C.R. (Bob) Hinings, Professor Emeritus

Bob Hinings is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Strategic Management and Organization, Faculty of Business at the University of Alberta and Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise. Until 2002, he was the Thornton A. Graham Professor of Business and Director of the Centre for Professional Service Firm Management.

Hinings' consultancy in Canada has been with professional service firms, health care organizations and municipal and provincial governments. It has involved assignments on managing strategic change, restructuring, devising value statements, designing planning and budgeting systems, and developing strategic plans. He has acted as a facilitator for strategic planning and objective setting meetings in a variety of organizations.

Hinings has published nine books and over 130 papers.

Seok-Woo Kwon, Professor

Seok-Woo Kwon is an associate professor with tenure and holds the Robson Professorship in Entrepreneurship.

Prior to joining the Haskayne School in 2016, Seok-Woo has taught at Temple University, University of California at Riverside, University of Kentucky, and University of Southern California. He is one of the inaugural recipients of the Robert K. Merton Visiting Research Fellowship at Linköping University, and visited the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Boulder.

His research has been published in Academy of Management Review, American Sociological Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of International Business Studies, Management Science, Organization Science, and Social Forces. He has won multiple awards including W. Richard Scott Award for Distinguished Scholarship, 2014; Academy of Management Review Decade Award, 2012; Best AMR Paper of 2002 Award.

He has a Google Scholar profile and reviews journal articles regularly as shown on Publons.

Tom Lawrence, Professor

Tom is a Professor of Strategy at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, UK. His areas of expertise include strategic management, organizational change, social innovation, institutional theory, and social change. This work has appeared in the leading organization and strategy journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, and Journal of Management. He is also a co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Organization Studies and the Sage Handbook of Organizational Institutionalism. Before joining Saïd Business School, Tom was the W. J. VanDusen Professor of Management at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, and has held permanent or visiting positions at the University of Victoria, University of British Columbia, Cambridge University, McGill University, St. Andrews University, and Chulalongkorn University. He received his PhD in organizational analysis and BComm in finance from the University of Alberta.

Denise M. Rousseau, Professor

Denise M. Rousseau is the H.J. Heinz II University Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy and the Tepper School of Business. She is the faculty director of the Institute for Social Enterprise and Innovation and chair of Health Care Policy and Management program as well as a scholar and educator on positive organizational practices. She was the 2004‐2005 President of the Academy of Management and served as Editor‐in‐chief, Journal of Organizational Behavior. She co-founded the Center for Evidence-Based Management and is President of its Academic Board.

Rousseau is a two-time winner of the Academy of Management’s George Terry Award for best management book in 1996 for Psychological Contracts in Organizations: Understanding Written and Unwritten Agreement (Sage) and in 2006 for I‐Deals: Idiosyncratic Deals Workers Bargain for Themselves (ME Sharpe). In 2016, she won the Distinguished Scholarly Contributions Award for life time achievement from the Academy of Management, and other lifetime achievement awards from AOM’s Careers Division, Organizational Behavior Division, and the Practitioner Theme Committee. She also holds several honorary doctorates from international universities.

Rousseau’s research has two streams; one, focusing on the use of evidence in organizational decision making and the teaching of evidence-based management, and the other, on the impact workers have on the employment relationship and the firms that employ them. She is recognized for developing the theory of the psychological contract (Great Minds in Management, Oxford University Press, edited by Ken Smith and Michael Hitt). Her publications include over a dozen books and 200 articles and monographs in management and psychology journals. Her most recent book with Eric Barends is Evidence-Based Management (Kogan Page) to be published in 2018.

Peter D. Sherer, Associate Professor

Peter D. Sherer is an associate professor at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining the Haskayne School, he was a faculty member at the University of Illinois, the University of Oregon, and the Wharton School.

Professor Sherer teaches DBA, MBA, Ph.D., undergraduate and executive MBA courses. His teaching interests include strategic human resource management, organizational theory, business strategy, and research methods. He has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards during his years at the Haskayne School of Business, the University of Oregon, and the Wharton School. In 2005, Canadian Business recognized him as one of the top MBA professors in Canada.  

He has published a number of articles in leading journals. Professor Sherer (along with K. Lee) was awarded the Best Paper of 2002 in the Academy of Management Journal by the Academy of Management for his paper on institutional change in law firms. The paper was also recognized by the editorial board of the Academy of Management Journal (February, 2006) as one of the most interesting academic journal articles in management over the last 100 years. His work has also appeared in such journals as Organizational Science, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Professions and Organization, Personnel Psychology, and Journal of Labor Economics. His work has also appeared in major research volumes including Research in OB, Research in Personnel and Human Resources, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, the Oxford Handbook of Human Capital, and the Oxford Handbook of Professional Service Firms.

Professor Sherer’s research interests are in understanding how organizations build strategy through human capital, identifying innovations that are occurring in governance, and in examining how firms restructure and achieve resilience in industries that are particularly subject to managing high levels of cyclicality. He is involved in several projects aimed at understanding the effectiveness of firm strategies for managing cycles. 

Professor Sherer is on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Professions and Organization. He is a founding member of the Strategic Human Capital Interest Group of the Strategic Management Society. Professor Sherer is also the Director for the PhD. program.

Giovani da Silveira, Professor

Giovani da Silveira is Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at the Haskayne School of Business. He holds a PhD in Operations Management from the University of Warwick, a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil. He has held faculty positions with leading business schools in Latin America. Dr. da Silveira teaches operations management, operations strategy, and theory building in the PhD, DBA and Bachelor of Commerce programs.

Dr. da Silveira is a researcher in the areas of operations strategy, mass customization, servitization and supply chain management. He has published numerous articles in the Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Technovation, and European Journal of Operational Research, among other journals. He has co-edited (with Flavio Fogliatto) the book Mass Customization: Engineering and Managing Global Operations published by Springer-Verlag. He has more than 3600 citations to his work in Google Scholar. His research is supported by the Warren Dyer Fellowship in Advanced Supply Chain Management and Logistics.

Dr. da Silveira serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Operations Management and the International Journal of Operations and Production Management. He has won professional awards including the 2010 Outstanding Paper Award from the International Journal of Operations and Production Management for a paper with Brent Snider and Jaydeep Balakrishnan, the 2008 Chris Voss Highly Commended Award for a paper with Rui Sousa at the 15th International Annual EurOMA Conference in Groningen, and a 2007 Best Reviewers Award with the Journal of Operations Management.

Andrew H. Van de Ven, Professor

Andrew H. Van de Ven is Professor Emeritus in the Carlson School of the University of Minnesota. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1972, and taught at Kent State Univ. and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania before that. He teaches courses on the management of innovation and change, organizational behavior, and engaged scholarship research methods. Van de Ven's books and journal articles over the years have dealt with the Nominal Group Technique, organization design and assessment, inter-organizational relationships, organizational innovation and change, and engaged scholarship research methods.

Van de Ven has been studying changes unfolding in health care organizations and industry. During the 1980s he directed the Minnesota Innovation Research Program in which 30 faculty and doctoral students tracked fourteen different kinds of innovations from concept to implementation. 

In addition to organizational innovation and change, Van de Ven's books and journal articles over the years have dealt with the Nominal Group Technique, organization assessment, inter-organizational relationships, and research methods. He is co-author of 13 books, including: The Innovation Journey (1999, 2008), Organization Change and Innovation Processes (2000), Handbook of Organizational Change and Innovation (2004), and Engaged Scholarship (2007), which won the 2008 Terry best book award from the Academy of Management. During 2000-2001 Van de Ven was President of the Academy of Management.

Alain Verbeke, Professor

Dr. Alain Verbeke is a Professor of International Business Strategy and holds the McCaig Research Chair in Management at the Haskayne School of Business (HSB), University of Calgary. He has also been the Chair of the Strategy and Global Management Area at the HSB.  In 2014, Dr. Verbeke was elected as the Inaugural Alan M. Rugman Memorial Fellow at the Henley Business School, University of Reading (UK).  He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Solvay Business School, University of Brussels (VUB).  He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Business Studies - JIBS (2017 – 2022)

Dr. Verbeke's academic research agenda consists of revisiting, rethinking and augmenting the core paradigms in strategic management and international business, especially internalization theory, which is a joint transaction cost economics and resource based view of the firm, focused on the governance of new resource combinations. He has particular expertise in the management of headquarters - subsidiary relationships and broader governance challenges in large multinational enterprises.

Dr. Verbeke has authored or edited more than 30 books and more than 200 refereed publications, including many articles in leading scholarly journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies, the Strategic Management Journal and the Journal of Management Studies.

Dr. Verbeke is an Elected Fellow of both the Academy of International Business – AIB and the European International Business Academy – EIBA.  He is the recipient of the double Gold Medal for scholarly contributions and scholarly service to JIBS.

Jaana Woiceshyn, Professor and Director, DBA

Jaana Woiceshyn holds a BBA and an MBA from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration (Aalto University Business School), and a PhD from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her academic career, Jaana was involved in operating a small business in Finland and worked for a consulting firm in Calgary. She teaches strategic management and business ethics to undergraduate, MBA and Executive MBA students at the Haskayne School and has also given seminars on these subjects to various business audiences. Jaana's work has been published in such journals as Organization Studies, Long Range Planning, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Ethics, and Business Ethics Quarterly.

Applying her expertise in qualitative methods, Dr. Woiceshyn has studied adoption of technological innovations in the graphic arts industry, product innovation in biotechnology firms, and implementing innovations in the health care sector. The Canadian oil and gas industry has been a frequent context of Jaana's research. She has studied adoption of technological innovations by oil and gas companies and their integrative capability and value creation, as well as decision making of effective CEOs.

Jaana's research in business ethics focuses on ethical decision making and its role in firms' performance, which is also the theme of her book, How to Be Profitable and Moral (Hamilton Books, 2012). Her current projects include health care innovation, cognitive integration as the microfoundation of firms' strategy, and knowledge production in business schools.

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