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PhD Program Spring Update

Date Published: April 25, 2019


It is shaping to be a successful conference season this spring and summer. The Sobey PhD student network will have representation in the following: Baltic Connections: Conference in Social Science History (Helsinki, Finland); Diana International Research Conference (Wellesley, Massachusetts); International Critical Management Studies Conference (Reading, United Kingdom); the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (St. Catharines, Ontario); the Academy of Management (Boston, Massachusetts). It is still quite premature to relay conference paper decisions, but rest assured, we will have several students attend these premier conferences.

It is also a personal pleasure of mine to recognize four Sobey PhD candidates on their election/promotion to divisional executive at ASAC:

  • Kristene Coller (PhD Entry 2012) as Chair of the Business History Division;
  • Nicholous M. Deal (PhD Entry 2016) as Divisional Editor of the Business History Division;
  • Liela Jamjoom (PhD Entry 2015) as Program Coordinator of the Gender and Diveristy in Organizations Division;
  • Rene Arseneault (PhD Entry 2016) as Program Coordinator of the Management Education Division.

Many Sobey PhD students and candidates are currently serving as reviewers for each of these conferences as well.

Kristin Williams (PhD Entry 2015) was recently appointed as the Editorial Assistant in the Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management journal. This is a rare opportunity for a Sobey PhD student to take on such a vital role in a major scholarly journal.

Liela Jamjoom (PhD Entry 2015) is currently a co-guest editor for a special issue on “Identity Intersectionality – Changing the Conversation” in the journal of Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, along with her colleagues Stefanie Ruel (Athabasca University), Mariana Ines Paludi (PhD Graduate 2017), Isabella Krysa (PhD Graduate 2017; Farleigh Dickinson University), and Marta Calas (University of Massachusetts).

In terms of student scholarship, the fall and winter months have been productive for publications:

Tianyuan Yu (PhD Entry 2015), whose paper “A reflexive critique of a critical hermeneutic analysis of Wu Zetian,” was accepted for publication in the journal of Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management;

Ikiene Sentime (Sobey PhD Entry 2010), whose paper “Cooperatives in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A literature review,” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Co-operative Organization and Management;

Ellen Shaffner (Sobey PhD Entry 2016), whose paper “Intersectional history: Exploring intersectionality over time,” was accepted for publication in a special issue of Journal of Management History that is being edited by Gabrielle Durepos (PhD Graduate 2009). This will appear in the journal’s third issue in late-summer;

Rene Arseneault and Nicholous Deal (PhD Entry 2016), whose paper “Reading ‘Canadian’ management in context: Development of English and French education,” was accepted for publication in this year’s second issue of the Journal of Management History;

Nicholous Deal (PhD Entry 2016) whose paper, “Amodern and modern warfare in the making of an airline,” was accepted for publication in the fourth issue of Management & Organizational History in November 2018;

Kristin Williams (PhD Entry 2015) whose paper “The problem with women: a feminist interrogation of management textbooks,” was accepted for publication in this year’s second issue of Management & Organizational History;

Mary Beth Doucette and Nicholous Deal (PhD Entry 2016) whose paper “CJAS constructions of Canadian pluralism,” was accepted for publication in the spring issue of the Sobey School’s e-journal Workplace Review.

There are several student manuscripts currently in some stage of review in numerous journals including: Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Culture & Organizational History, Management Decision, Journal of Management History, Management & Organizational History, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management.

Lastly, Nicholous Deal (PhD Entry 2016) was awarded "Full-Time Professor of the Year 2018-2019" by the Sobey School of Business Commerce Society at the annual Commerce Society dinner in early March.

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