Education

Degrees

PhD in Administration (2013). John Molson School of Business, Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada).

  • Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal, awarded June 11, 2014, at Concordia University – link article
  • Thesis: The Influence of CEO Narratives in Organizational Path Dependence – View
    • Supervisor: Dr. Rick Molz, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
    • Internal Committee Member: Dr. Isabelle Dostaler, John Molson School of Business, Concordia University
    • External Committee Member: Dr. Ann Langley, Dept of Management, HEC Montréal
    • Internal Examiner: Dr. Govind Gopakumar, Faculty of Engineering, Concordia University
    • External Examiner: Dr. Georg Schreyögg, School of Business & Economics, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 4.11 GPA
  • Member Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Member Beta Gamma Sigma International Honour Society.
  • Co-Creator, President and VP Management, JMSB Doctoral Student Society – 2009/2010
  • Valedictorian – John Molson School of Business, Fall 2013 graduating class – Video and article

MBA (1996).  John Molson School of Business, Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

  • MBA Thesis Project:  Information Technology at Nortel – comparing theory to practice
  • Dean’s List.
  • Completed degree in 3 years, as a part-time student, while working full-time.

Bachelor of Engineering – Mechanical (1992). McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada).

  • Minor in Management
  • Outstanding Student Contribution

Professional Development

  • Professional Development Workshop – Mid-career consortium. 2017 Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Atlanta) – competitive acceptance
  • Individual French courses (3 hours per week, year-round)
  • Atelier d’écriture, HEC Montréal (2014-2015)
  • Ontario Quebec Qualitative Research Methods Workshop, HEC Montreal & McGill University
  • Professional Development Workshop – Developing a Research Agenda to Advance Perspectives on Performativity, Academy of Management OMT division (2015, Vancouver) – competitive acceptance
  • Professional Development Workshop – Bridging the Institutional and the Strategy-as-Practice Perspectives: Avenues for Future Research, Academy of Management OMT and SAP Divisions (2015, Vancouver)
  • Professional Development Workshop – Craft of Writing a Book, Academy of Management OB, OMT, BPS Divisions (2015, Vancouver)
  • Atelier pédagogique, HEC Montréal (2014)
  • Atelier d’intégration, HEC Montréal (2013)
  • Professional Development Workshop for Early Scholars and Post Docs, European Group for Organizational Studies Annual Meeting (2013, Montreal) – competitive acceptance
  • Historical Methods Professional Development Workshop, European Group for Organizational Studies Annual Meeting (2013, Montreal) – competitive acceptance
  • Strategic Discourse Days, HEC Montreal. Workshop for international faculty and doctoral students doing research in strategy and discourse (2011, Montreal)
  • OMT Doctoral consortium, Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2010, Montreal) – competitive acceptance
  • Doctoral consortium, Annual HEC Montreal Doctoral Consortium (2009, Montreal)
  • Managing your dissertation workshop, Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2009, Chicago)
  • Process research methods workshop, Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2009, Chicago)
  • Doctoral consortium, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Annual Meeting (2008, Halifax)