A maxim in the business world is that people are what matter most in business. Consequently, Yik’s research focuses on the impact of intangibles, such as corporate culture, innovation and ethics, on corporate outcomes. Yik’s research shows that a business is much more than the sum of its debt and equity.
Yik completed his PhD in Finance at York University where he won a large variety of scholarships and other awards. He also holds an MBA from Cornell University, an MBA from Queen’s University, and a CFA charter. Prior to his academic life, he worked as a consultant and investment analyst for 12 years.
Dr. Bruno Dyck is a management and organization theorist who joined the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba in 1990.
His research on sustainable management focuses on social and ecological sustainability in small-scale farms — the world’s neediest and most prevalent organizations — and how to double productivity and enhance community and the natural environment via sustainable conservation agricultural practices.
Dr. Dyck earned his PhD in business from the University of Alberta with a dissertation entitled: “A multiple rationalities model of transformational change: Understanding the ubiquity of change”. His other current research interests are in the areas of: developing and comparing conventional versus radical management, organizational learning, corporate social responsibility and international development issues. His research tends to reflect his fascination with the role of values in how organizations change and how we think about management.
Dr. Dyck has been published in a variety of journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, the Academy of Management Review , the Journal of Management Studies, and the Business and Society Review.
Dr. Gagnon joined the Asper School in Fall 2018. She holds the Great-West Life Chair in Leadership Education and is the inaugural director of the Institute for Leadership Development in the School. A professor of Organizational Behaviour at McGill University for 14 years, Dr. Gagnon’s courses engage the power of active, experiential learning including peer learning and reflection for leadership and management education at all levels. Dr. Gagnon’s research focuses on identity dynamics and leadership development in international firms, on emergent and collective leadership and its links to organizational change in both private and public sector organizations, and on social diversity and equality in business organization. She has also published on innovative pedagogy for leadership education. Her work is published in leading management and organization journals. Dr. Gagnon has held several competitive grants to support her work including as a co-lead investigator for a five year SSHRC funded Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) entitled DiversityLeads/ DiversitéEnTête (2011‐2017). She is an Editorial Board member of Leadership, the Sage journal, and Organization Studies.
Dr. Gagnon holds a PhD in Management from Lancaster University and a Masters degree in Industrial Relations from Oxford University. Earlier in her academic career, she taught at both Oxford and Oxford Brookes Universities in the United Kingdom, and consulted in organizational change for KPMG Management Consulting.
John Godard is an expert on democratic rights in the employment relation, especially as they pertain to workplace representation and to the terms and conditions of employment in developed economies.
He joined the I.H Asper School of Business in 1991 after earning a PhD from Cornell University.
Godard’s work focuses on the relationships between the institutional environments of employers (e.g., state policies), employer labour relations and human resource practices, and societal/policy outcomes. He has become most known for his work on state policies and labour law, on comparative institutional environments, and on “high performance” work and human resource practices.
Within Canada, Godard is also known for his text, Industrial Relations, the Economy, and Society, which uniquely adopts a critical, economical and societal perspective on Canadian labour and employment relations. He has also published on labour and employment policy in Canada and has been active as a policy advocate, serving as co-chair of the Manitoba Low Wage Community Inquiry and co-author of its report, Paid to be Poor.
Godard is chief editor of the British Journal of Industrial Relations and associate editor of the Human Resource Management Journal. He served as president of the Canadian Industrial Relations Association, is a former board member of the Labor and Employment Research Association (USA), and worked for the governments of Manitoba, Canada, and Great Britain
Paul Larson works in the area of humanitarian logistics, investigating how humanitarian agencies create and use supply chains to source food to areas of drought and famine
Raymond Lee works in the areas of health workplace safety, mental health, and emotional labour.
Dr. Manchanda has three broad areas of research, the first of which revolves around understanding the role of negative affect in marketing. His study of negative affect has included emotions such as embarrassment, guilt, and feeling offended (or shocked). He is interested in understanding the underlying causes and antecedents of these emotions as they arise in the consumer context as well as their outcomes (e.g., cognitions and behaviours) and its implications for marketers. His second, and a developing area of research interest, is that of sustainability and social marketing. Within this area, he is interested in studying health related issues (e.g. anti-smoking efforts and tobacco control), as well as green marketing, sustainable living, and environmental issues – from a consumer and an organizational viewpoint. His third area of research deals with pricing and consumer promotion issues. In this regard, he has investigated alternative pricing and promotional strategies (e.g., fixed pricing strategies versus discounting strategies) as well as issues related to internet pricing.
Dr. Manchanda received his Ph.D. (Marketing) and M.S. (Advertising) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his MBA and B.Com from the University of Bombay. He has been at the University of Manitoba since 1997.
Dr. Lukas Neville is an assistant professor of organizational behaviour in the Asper School of Business. His research interests include trust, income inequality, negotiation,and the resolution of conflict in groups and teams.
His research on societal-level income inequality examines its impact on organizations and has been featured in The Atlantic. He is active on Twitter and has been selected multiple times by Leader Lab as a top professor on Twitter.
Dr. Neville completed an MA in political science at McGill University, and his MSc and PhD in organizational behaviour at Queen’s School of Business. His work is published in Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, the , Research on Managing Groups and Teams, and Psychological Science.
Dr. Neville’s other main area of research examines trust in organizations. He presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the Academy of Management exploring when observers trust forgiving victims in the workplace.