David Wicks

Full Professor
Sobey School of Business
Management

Faculty Member Information

Interests

Compliance and resistance with institutional expectations (at both individual and organizational levels) and their effects on organizational stability/change, strategic management in highly regulated industries and the formation and replication of gendered institutional practices and organizational cultures.

Education

B.M., Music, Dalhousie University, 2008
Ph.D., Organizational Behavior/Theory , York University, Schulich School of Business, 1996
M.B.A., Business Administration, York University, Schulich School of Business, 1992
B.Comm, Commerce (Honors), Carleton University, 1986

Academic Work Experience

2013 - 2016, Program Director/Academic Liaison (Bachelor of Commerce, Zhuhai Cohort), Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University
2011 - Present, Professor (tenured), Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University
2006 - 2011, Dean, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University
2005 - 2006, Acting Dean, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University
2000 - 2003, Chairperson, Department of Management, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University
2000 - 2011, Associate Professor (tenured), Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University
1996 - 2000, Assistant Professor, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University
1993 - 1996, Part-Time Instructor/Teaching Assistant, York University, Schulich School of Business

Non-Academic Work Experience

1994 - 1996, Professional Program Moderator, Society of Management Accountants of Ontario
1990 - 1992, Marketing Manager, Ricoh Canada Ltd
1986 - 1990, Marketing Analyst, Ricoh Canada Ltd.

Honours

Award of Teaching Excellence MBA Student Society, Saint Mary's University - 2014
Award of Teaching Excellence MBA Student Society, Saint Mary's University - 2003
Professor of the Year, Saint Mary's University, Frank H. Sobey Faculty of Commerce - 2002
Best Paper Award, Women in Management Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference - 1996
Doctoral Fellowship 1994-1996 SSHRC - 1996
Doctoral Research Award Schulich School of Business - 1996
Research Award, Women in Management York University, Faculty of Administrative Studies Women’s Alumni Doctoral - 1995
Graduate Scholarship 1992-1994 York University, Schulich School of Business - 1994

Teaching: Course / Program Development

1996/01 - Present, Course Instruction at Saint Mary's University
1992/03 - 1995/03, Course Instruction at York University, Schulich School of Business, Toronto, Canada

Scholarly Contributions

Book Reviews

Wicks David. (2017)"The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers (3rd edition)", The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers (3rd edition), Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management 2:12, 169-170

Book

Wheelen T., Hunger J., Wicks David. "Concepts in Strategic Management, Canadian edition" (Spring - 2005)

Book Chapters

Wicks D.. (2013). "What do business schools really teach? The role of critical management studies in business education ", in Dialogues in Critical Management Studies, 195-202
Wicks D. (2009). "Deviant case analysis", in Encyclopedia of Case Study Research, 289-291.
Wicks D. (2009). "Bricoleur ", in Encyclopedia of Case Study Research, 59-60
Wicks D. (2009). "Naturalistic inquiry ", in Encyclopedia of Case Study Research, 601-603
Wicks D. (2009). "Axial coding", in Encyclopedia of Case Study Research, 153-155
Wicks D., Mills A, Helms Mills J, Weatherbee T.. (2006). "The Culture Exercise", in Instructor’s Manual to accompany G. Jones et al.’s Organization Theory, Design and Change, Canadian edition.
Wicks D., Bradshaw P.. (2002). "Investigating gender and organizational culture: Gendered value foundations that reproduce discrimination and inhibit organizational change ", in Gender, identity and the culture of organizations, 137-159
Bradshaw P., Wicks D.. (2000). "The experiences of white women on corporate boards in Canada: Compliance and non-compliance to hegemonic masculinity", in Women on corporate boards of directors: International challenges and opportunities, 197-212
Wicks D. (2000). "The glass ceiling", in Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories, 229
Wicks D. (2000). "Administrative studies", in Encyclopedia of Feminist Theories, 1-2
Wicks David. (1997). "Women in the academy: Cycles of compliance and resistance", in Managing the organizational melting pot: Dilemmas of workplace diversity, 197-212
Wicks David. (1995). "The oppression of women in Canada", in Canadian diversity: 2000 and beyond, 145-162

Journal Articles

McLarney C, Wicks David, E Chung. "Online surveys may be hazardous to your corporate health: A framework for assessing and improving market research survey quality", Metamorphosis – A Journal of Management Research 7:1 (Spring - 2008), 59-73
Grandy G., Wicks D.. "Competitive advantage as a legitimacy-creating process", Qualitative Research in Organizations & Management 31:1 (Spring - 2008), 21-41
Wicks D., Grandy G.. "What Cultures Exist in the Tattooing Collectivity? Ambiguity, Membership and Participation", Culture & Organization 13 (4) (Spring - 2007), 349-363
Wicks D. "When bigger isn’t better: The strategic competitive advantage of small firms", The Workplace Review 2:2 (Spring - 2005)
Wicks D. "The Institution of Tenure: Freedom or discipline?", Management Decision 42:5 (Spring - 2004), 619-627
Grandy G., Wicks D.. "What Cultures Exist in the Tattooing Collectivity? An exploration of socialization and cultural identities", The 2003 conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (Spring - 2003)
Wicks D., Ball K.. "Editorial: Power, representation and voice", Gender, Work, & Organization 9:3 (Spring - 2002), 239-243
Wicks D. "Successfully increasing technological control through minimizing workplace resistance: Understanding the willingness to telework", Management Decision 40:7 (Spring - 2002), 619-627
Wicks D. "Institutional bases of identity construction and reproduction: The case of underground coal mining", Gender, Work & Organization 9:3 (Spring - 2002), 308-335
Wicks D. "Institutionalized mindsets of invulnerability: Differentiated institutional fields and the antecedents of organizational crisis", Organization Studies 22:4 (Spring - 2001), 659-692
Wicks D., Mills A.. "Deconstructing Harry: A critical review of man, masculinity and organization", LTA / The Finnish Journal of Business Economics 3 (Spring - 2000), 327-349
Wicks David, Bradshaw Patricia. "Gendered organizational cultures in Canadian work organizations: Implications for creating equitable workplaces", Management Decision 37:3&4 (Spring - 1999), 372-380
Wicks D., Bradshaw P.. "Gendered organizational cultures in Canadian work organizations: Implications for creating an equitable workplace", Management Decision 37:4 (Spring - 1999), 372-380
Driscoll C., Wicks D.. "The customer-driven approach in business education: A possible Danger?", Journal of Education for Business 74:1 (Winter - 1998), 58-61
Wicks D. "Organizational structures as recursively constructed systems of agency and constraint: Compliance and resistance in the context of structural conditions", Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 35:3 (Spring - 1998), 369-390

Presentation

Wicks David. "Adaptive sensemaking and regulatory change: Making sense of social controversies (Organization Theory Division)", Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (Spring - 2017)
Wang J, Wicks David. "Wage effects of sexual orientation: What really matters?", Academy of Management Meetings (Gender & Diversity in Organizations Division) (Summer - 2017)
Wicks David. "The role of sensemaking and institutions in regulatory change: The case of medical marijuana", Academy of Management Meetings (Organization & Management Theory Division) (Summer - 2016)
Wicks David. "The consequences of outness: A qualitative study of gay men’s workplace experiences (Gender & Diversity in Organizations Division)", Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (Spring - 2016)
Wicks D.. "Using speculative fiction in critical management studies education, Atlantic Schools of Business Conference, September 27-29, 2013.", Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (Management Education Division) (Spring - 2013)
Ngo P., Jenkel I., Wicks David. "Students’ perception of corporate social responsibility: A longitudinal study", 2005 conference of the Society of Marketing Advances (Fall - 2005)
McKay R., Chung E., Wicks David. "Towards a model of entrepreneurial strategic competence", The 2003 conference of the Society of Marketing Advances (Fall - 2003)
Chung E., Wicks David. "Defining the indefinite: A theory-based measure of ethnicity", The British Academy of Management (Spring - 2002)
Grandy G., Wicks D.. "Tattooing: An art or science? Constructing competitive advantages in the face of a sifting bases of competition in the tattooing industry", The 2002 Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism (Spring - 2002)
Wicks D. "Successfully increasing technological control through minimizing workplace resistance: Understanding the willingness to telework", The 4th International Business and Economics Conference (Fall - 2001)
Wicks D., Driscoll C.. "Legitimacy, efficiency and higher education", The 2001 Atlantic Schools of Business Conference (Spring - 2001)
McLarney C., Rhyno S., Wicks David, Chung E.. "Online surveys may be hazardous to your corporate health: A framework for assessing and improving market research survey quality", The Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management 2000 Conference (Fall - 2000)
Wicks D. "Institutional bases of coal miners’ identities: Living and working in male-dominated environments", The 15th EGOS Colloquium (Spring - 1999)
Driscoll C., Wicks D.. "Commercial discourses in university education: A critique of assumptions of marketing orientations in the strategic management of Canadian universities", Academy of Management Meetings (Winter - 1998)
Wicks D. "Managing in control: The paradox of compliance and autonomy", The 1998 Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (Organizational Theory Division) (Winter - 1998)
Mills A., Wicks D.. "Deconstructing Harry: Men, masculinity and organization - A critical review", Academy of Management Meetings (Winter - 1998)
Wicks D. "Cognitive institutional influences on working class men: Dangerous work, harmful mindsets and organizational crisis", Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (Joint Session in Or (Winter - 1998)
Wicks D. "Gendered expectations and individual compliance: Influences on behavioral responses to perceived institutional pressures", The 1998 Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (Women in Management Division) (Winter - 1998)

Conference Proceedings

Ngo P., Jenkel I., Wicks David. "Students’ perception of corporate social responsibility: A longitudinal study", Proceedings of the 2005 conference of the Society of Marketing Advances (2005 - 2005)
McKay R., Chung E., Wicks David. "Towards a model of entrepreneurial strategic competence", Proceedings of the 2003 conference of the Society of Marketing Advances (2003 - 2003)
McLarney C., Rhyno S., Wicks David, Chung E.. "Online surveys may be hazardous to your corporate health: A framework for assessing and improving market research survey quality", Proceedings of Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management 2000 Conference (2000 - 2000)
Wicks D. "Institutional bases of coal miners’ identities: Living and working in male-dominated environments", Proceedings of the 14th European Group and Organization Studies Colloquium (1999 - 1999)
Wicks D. "Gendered expectations and individual compliance: Influences on behavioral responses to perceived institutional pressures", Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference 1998, Women in Management Division (1998 - 1998)

Editorial Work

Wicks David. (Ed.) (2000) Divisional Proceedings – Women in Management Division.

Other Publications

Wicks David. "Sustaining innovation"
Progress 18(5) (Spring - 2011)
Wicks David. "Putting strategy to work for you"
Progress 17(7) (Spring - 2010)
Wicks David. "The four Fs of performance"
Progress 16(7) (Spring - 2009)
Wicks David. "Performance by design"
Progress 15(7) (Spring - 2008)
Wicks David. "A question of balance – The top 101 companies"
Progress 14(7) (Spring - 2007)
Wicks David. "Measuring up: Top 101 CEO survey"
Progress 13(1) (Spring - 2006)
Wicks David. "Human Resource Report Card: Making the investment in people"
Progress 13(1) (Spring - 2006)

Service: Institutional Committees

Bcomm Program Committee, 2013/03 - None (Member)
Faculty Union, 2012/03 - 2013/03 (Treasurer)
Ph.D. Program Committee, 2011/03 - 2013/03 (Member)
Faculty Union, 2011/03 - 2013/03 (Member)
Budget Advisory Committee, 2006/03 - 2010/03 (Member)
University Senate, 2004/03 - 2010/03 (Member)
University Review Committee, 2004/03 - 2010/03 (Member)
University Appointments Committee, 2004/03 - 2010/03 (Member)
Senate Curriculum Committee, 2004/03 - 2006/03 (Member)
Academics Planning Committee, 2004/03 - 2010/03 (Member)
University Appointments Committee, 1997/03 - 1999/03 (Member)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

Member, external review team, Department of Commerce/Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies, Mount Allison University 2015/03 - 2016/01
External Expert, Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture 2014/03 - 2015/01
Academic Reviewer, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences 2014/03 - 2017/01
Chair (Conference), Gender & Diversity track of the Atlantic Schools of Business Conference 2014/01 - 2014/01
Director, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada 2013/03 - Present
Director, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada 2013/03 - 2017/01
Chair (Conference), Gender & Diversity track of the Atlantic Schools of Business Conference 2013/01 - 2013/01
Member, Peer Review Team for Fifth Year Maintenance of Accreditation AACSB Review, Memorial University of Newfoundland 2011/03 - 2012/01
Consultant, AACSB Accreditation Readiness Review, University of Prince Edward Island 2011/03 - 2012/01
Chair (Conference), Gender & Diversity track of the Atlantic Schools of Business Conference 2011/01 - 2011/01
Member : Panel of External Reviewer (MHPEC), Bachelor of Business Administration program, Yorkville University 2010/03 - 2011/01
Presenter, Halifax Women’s Network 2010/01 - 2010/01
Panelist- CEO Round-table, The Halifax Club 2010/01 - 2010/01
Panelist, Atlantic Gateway Business Summit 2010/01 - 2010/01
Chair (Conference), Gender & Diversity track of the Atlantic Schools of Business Conference 2010/01 - 2010/01
Board/Committee Member: Atlantic Representative, Canadian Federation of Business School Deans 2009/03 - 2010/03
Academic Reviewer, Gender, Work and Orgnization 2008/02 - 2017/01
Keynote Speaker, Saint Mary’s University Executive and Professional Development Graduation 2007/03 - 2007/03
Board/Committee Member, Business and the Arts Council, Halifax Chamber of Commerce 2006/03 - 2009/03
Academic Reviewer, Organization Studies 2006/02 - 2007/01
Board/Committee Member, SMU Business Development Centre Advisory Board 2004/03 - 2010/03
Board/Committee Member, Centre for Leadership Excellence at Saint Mary’s University 2004/03 - 2009/03
Board/Committee Member, Sobey Endowment Fund Management Committee 2004/03 - 2010/03
Board Chair, IMPACT Program Board Chair 2004/03 - 2010/03
Academic Reviewer (Conferences), Various 1997/03 - Present

Service: Community

Member: Judging Panel, Make It Real Program. (Yellow Pages Group) 2007/03 - 2008/03