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ASAC 2019 Conference

Divisional Speakers

Dr. Pratima (Tima) Basal

Organizational Theory/ Social Responsibility/ Strategy

Sunday May 26th, 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Tima Bansal is the Canada Research Chair in Business Sustainability at the Ivey Business School at Western University (Ontario). She directs Ivey's research centre for Building Sustainable Value, and founded and continues to direct the Network for Business Sustainability (nbs.net). Both these organizations aim to strengthen research and its ties with practice. In 2018, Dr. Bansal was elected to the Royal Society of Canada. In 2017, she was named a “Distinguished Scholar”  by the Organizations and Natural Environment Division of the Academy of Management in 2017, joined the inaugural “Clean50 for Clean Capitalism” in 2011, and was named a “Faculty Pioneer” by the Aspen Institute in 2008. Dr. Bansal’s research interests focus on sustainability in business strategy. She has published over 50 peer-reviewed academic journals and 2 books on Business and the Natural Environment.  She serves as a Deputy Editor for the Academy of Management Journal (2016-2019), managing the qualitative research portfolio. She also served as an Associate Editor (2010-2013) for AMJ and has sat on nine editorial review boards. Her research has also been cited in the popular press including The Wall Street Journal, The National Post, Globe and Mail and The Independent.

Dr. Kenneth Fox


Sunday May 26th, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Kenneth Fox (CPA, CA, CIA) is an accounting researcher in the Accounting Department at the Edwards School of Business. Dr. Fox studies the presentation and use of corporate financial reporting in capital markets, and is interested in hybrid organizations that are economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. His current research examines sustainability practices and reporting in the global wine industry. Focusing on certified organic and Biodynamic wine producers, a segment of the industry that is growing globally, he investigates the communication of ostensibly sustainable practices to these producers’ markets.

Dr. Nicole Haggerty

Information Systems

Monday May 27th, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Nicole Haggerty is an Associate Professor in Information Systems.  Since she left the private sector to pursue a second career in Academia, she has studied how to maximize the effectiveness of IT enabled organizational performance.  Her research has specifically focused on the role of the increasing importance of cross-functional knowledge sharing and virtual competence as mechanisms to enhance value creation from technology.  Her most recent projects examine digital transformation initiatives in the health care sector. Dr. Haggerty also has a keen interest in case-based education and how this active learning method creates significant learning experiences for students.  She has taught faculty development workshops on this method for over 500 faculty members in Colombia, The Netherlands, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Ethiopia, Ghana, India and Canada winning the 2012 Emerging Leaders Award in Academic Leadership from the Ivey Alumni Association and the Innovations in Case Teaching Award, from The Case Centre in the UK in 2014.  Dr. Haggerty is a social innovator who runs The Ubuntu Management Education Initiative from Ivey with a goal of collaboratively building capacity for case-based education in African Universities and Business Schools.

Dr.  Jiaping Qiu


Sunday May 26th, 11:00am - 12:30pm

​Jiaping Qiu is a professor of finance and the CIBC chair in Financial Markets at McMaster University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from the University of Toronto. Dr.  Qiu’s research focuses primarily on issues in corporate finance. Dr. Qiu has published extensively in top finance and business journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Accounting Review, Management Science and the Journal of International Studies. His work is highly impactful. According to Google Scholar, as of April 2019, his research has been cited more than 4000 times. He was a recipient of the best corporate finance paper awards from Financial Management Association and Northern Finance Association. He has served as an external evaluator for Swiss National Science Foundation and Hong Kong Research Grants Council. He is currently conducting research on how technology innovations reshape corporate financial policy and organizational structure.

Dr. Rebecca (Becky) Reuber

Entrepreneurship & Family Business, International Business, Marketing, Technology & Innovation Management

Sunday May 26th, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Becky Reuber is Professor of Strategic Management at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.  She received her PhD from Queen’s University and has held visiting positions at University of Glasgow, Dartmouth College, University of Adelaide, Australian National University, and University of Victoria. Her research examines the entrepreneurial behaviors underlying internationalization.  Her work has been published in the form of book chapters, policy reports and papers in journals including Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Journal of Small Business Economics. Becky is area editor for international entrepreneurship at the Journal of International Business Studies and sits on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Family Business Review. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (UK), and has been a member of the CGA-Canada’s SME Trade Advisory Panel, the Toronto Board of Trade’s Access to Capital Task Force, and VP (Programs) of the Canadian Council for Small Business & Entrepreneurship.  She has recently been named as a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and is the incoming VP (Administration) for that organization.

Dr. Gary Latham

Management Education, Human Resources, Organizational Behaviour

Sunday May 26th, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Gary Latham is the Secretary of State Professor of Organizational Effectiveness in the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He is a former President of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and Work and Organizational Psychology, a division of the International Association of Applied Psychology. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, Academy of Management, CPA, National Academy of Human Resources, SIOP, and the Royal Society of Canada. He is the only recipient of both awards. Distinguished Contributions to Science and to Practice from SIOP.

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