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2014-15 Visiting Speakers

Visiting Speaker: Chris Voss



Title: Building Exceptional and Memorable Experiences

In this presentation, Professor Voss will examine how organizations design high experience services. Drawing on China’s first production of a Western Musical – Mama Mia – in Mandarin, and skiing experiences in Europe and Canada, Professor will discuss the following: What is “experience”? Why is it important to all services? What can organizations learn from leaders in the field? He will then expand on the previous questions and look at how much experience is culturally bound.

About the Speaker: Chris Voss is Emeritus Professor at London Business School and Professor of Operations Management at Warwick Business School. Professor Voss is a leading empirical services researcher in service management and has had a particular focus on service design and management.

When: March 31st | 7:00 - 8:30pm

Where: Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC

Free registration (RSVP by Mar. 31st) | Open to Everyone


Visiting Speaker: Moura Quayle


Title: Designed Leadership: A Competitive Advantage

In this session, Moura Quayle unpacks design processes, principles, and practices and translates them into the world of business leadership. She contends that designed leadership – leadership that is informed and refined by processes, principles, and practices borrowed from design – offers a competitive advantage.

About the speaker: Moura Quayle is the Director of the UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues. She is also a Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources at UBC's Sauder School of Business.

Her research interests focus on rethinking, refining and rebuilding collaborative spaces at the intersections of academia, government, business, and civil society.

When:Friday, Feb. 20th 2015 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Where:EME 2181, UBC’s Okanagan Campus

Free event | Open to All Students & Faculty

Visiting Speaker: Mary Yoko Brannen

MBrannen Title: Language, Culture and Boundary-Spanning: Pushing the Frontiers of Research on Global Learning and Innovation

Mary Yoko Brannen suggests that an integrated global strategy for ongoing growth and renewal across markets that are geographically remote and have differing native languages and cultures requires a more "up-close" and contextually grounded approach than has been afforded so far.

About the Speaker: Mary Yoko Brannen is the Jarislowsky East Asia (Japan) Chair of Cross-Cultural Management, Professor of International Business, and Research Director at the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business and holds a Visiting Professorship of Strategy and Management at INSEAD, Fontainebleau. She is also Deputy Editor of the Journal of International Business Studies.

Her current research examines knowledge sharing across distance and differentiated contexts. She is also directing a global research project focusing on biculturals and people of mixed cultural origins as the new workplace demographic.

When:Friday, Jan. 30th 2015 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Where:EME 2181, UBC’s Okanagan Campus

Free event | Open to All Students & Faculty

Visiting Speaker: Dr. Rob Kozinets

RKozinetsTitle:The Brand Ménage a Trois: An Intimate Engagement with the Social

Social-media research pioneer Robert Kozinets presents a new four-part framework for understanding social branding, a guiding metaphor for its study, and then illustrates how managers are using netnography to realize its potential.

About the Speaker: Dr. Kozinets is Professor of Marketing at York University’s Schulich School of Business, where he is also Chair of the Marketing department.

He is a researcher, consultant, and author who has authored and co-authored over 100 pieces of research, usually about the intersection of technology, media, brands, and consumers, including four books. His latest book, Netnography: Redefined is due out in 2015 from Sage. He has extensive speaking, training, and consulting experience with a range of global companies and organizations.

When:Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Where:Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, BC

Free registration (RSVP by Nov. 24th) | Open to Everyone


Visiting Speaker: Dr. Bob Hinings


Title: Creation and destruction in a knowledge transfer organization

Working through what evidence-based medicine and knowledge transfer means in practice raises issues of relating these ideas to organizational forms and practices. As such it is fleshing out a potential institutional logic.

About the Speaker: Dr. Hinings is a Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Business, University of Alberta.

Hinings has received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Organization and Management Theory Division of the U.S. Academy of Management. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the U.S. Academy of Management, as well as an Honorary Member of the European Group for Organizational Studies.

When: Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: EME 2181, UBC’s Okanagan Campus

Free event | Open to All Students & Faculty

Visiting Speaker: Dr. Frances Chandler


Topic: How to nab a SSHRC grant

Dr. Chandler brings the insider scoop on winning at the grant game. This event — applicable to graduate students and faculty members — will highlight tips, tools, and techniques for being successful.

About the Speaker: Chandler is Director of Research Services at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. She has more than 30 years work experience in social service, research, community development, and research administration sectors.

Currently she is also director of the Sauder Social Entrepreneurship – Kenya, which helps Kenyan youth start their own businesses through Social Entrepreneurship 101. Chandler is a registered professional planner (RPP), Ontario certified teacher (OTC), and a certified social worker (CSW). She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree in Urban and Regional Planning, a Bachelor of Education degree, a Masters in Social Welfare Policy, and a PhD in Educational Leadership.

When:Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Where:EME 4116, UBC’s Okanagan Campus

Free event | Open to All Students & Faculty

More speakers to be announced.

2013-14 Visiting Speakers

Visiting Speaker: Lianna El Jabi

Lianna El Jabi - Speaker at the Visiting Speaker Series hosted by UBC's Faculty of Management

Topic: Introduction to Research Grant Funding

About the Speaker: Lianna El Jabi is a Research Facilitator at UBC’s Office of Research Services

When: January 10, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Where: EME 4116, UBC’s Okanagan Campus

Visiting Speaker: Dr. V. Baba

Dr. V Baba - Speaker at the Visiting Speaker Series hosted by UBC's Faculty of Management

Topic: How to Get Published in Business Journals

About the Speaker: Dr. V. Baba is a Professor of Management at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University and is Chief editor of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Science

When: November 1st, 2013 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: EME 4116, UBC’s Okanagan Campus

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Visiting Speaker: Dr. Kate White

Kate White - Visiting Speaker Series

Topic: The Motivating Role of Dissociative Out-groups in Encouraging SustainableConsumer Behaviours

About the Speaker: Dr. Kate White a professor in consumer insights, pro-socialconsumption and sustainability at the Sauder school of Business. Dr. White is alsothe Chair of the Marketing Division at the Sauder School of Business.

When: October 18th, 2013 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: EME 4116, UBC's Okanagan Campus

Visiting Speaker: Dr. Russell W. Belk

Visiting Speaker Series - Faculty of Management - Russell W. Belk

Topic: How the Internet affects who we are

About the Speaker: Endowed Professor of York Univeristy and Marketing Chair of Kraft Foods, Russell W. Belk discusses just how the Internet affects who we are online: our "extended self"

When: November 26th, 2013 at 7 p.m.

Where: Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., downtown Kelowna

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Visiting Speaker:Dr. Michael Woodworth


Topic :Business as Unusual: Contemplating the Impact of Deception and Nefarious Personalities on Our Online Work and Leisure Time

 About the Speaker: Assoc. Prof. of Psychology, UBC’s Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Science; Co-Director for the Centre for Advancement of Psychological Science and Law; Regional Clinical Psychologist

When: January 10, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Where: EME 4116, UBC’s Okanagan Campus

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Visiting Speaker:Dr. Anthony Arundel


Title: Using Innovation Data to Support Regional Economic Development (or How to Make Enemies of Policy Makers): The Use of Innovation Data from Tasmania, Australia, an Island State with Similarities to Regional British Columbia

About the Speaker: Professor of Innovation at the Australian Innovation Research Centre (AIRC) at the University of Tasmania; Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, a joint research institute of the United Nations University and the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands

When: January 22, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

Where: EME 4218, UBC’s Okanagan Campus

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Visiting Speaker:Dr. Josh Ault


Topic: The Cross-National Replication of Hybrid Governance Models: Lessons from SKS Microfinance and Grameen Bank

About the Speaker: Assistant Professor, International Business, Peter B. Gustavson School of Business; Research Co-Chair of the Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation

When: February 28, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Where: EME 1121, UBC’s Okanagan Campus

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Visiting Speaker:Dr. Darren Dahl


Topic: Being Mean to Keep ‘Em Keen: Retail Rejection Increases Aspiring Consumers’ Desire for the Brand

 About the Speaker: Senior Associate Dean, Faculty/Research, UBC’s Sauder School of Business

When: March 18, 2014, 7 p.m.
Where: Rotary Centre for the Arts, 421 Cawston Ave., downtown Kelowna

RSVP: Free event – online registration details to come

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Visiting Speaker:Dr. Thomas B. Lawrence


Topic: Lest We Forget: The Institutional Work of Cultural Memory Organizations

About the Speaker: W. J. VanDusen Professor of Management and Academic Director of the PhD Program, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University

When: April 25, 2014 at 3 p.m.

Where: EME 4116, UBC’s Okanagan Campus

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