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The Knowledge of Business

2016 | Saint Mary's University

The 46th Annual Atlantic Schools of Business Conference is being hosted this year by the Sobey School of Businesss, Saint Mary’s University (Halifax) from Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23, 2016.

The theme of this year’s conference is “The Business of Knowledge / The Knowledge of Business.” This year’s theme speaks to the role of business education in the study and understanding of business, and to the role of business practice in shaping the character of education. Through the theme we hope to encourage a range of papers that expand our knowledge of business; critique the role of business in education; and/or explore the paradoxical relationships between the two.

Please save the date and plan to join us.

Basu Sharma,
ASB President

Important Dates


Registration & Important Dates

September 26

Deadline for receipt of paper and symposium submissions

October 1

Last day to register at lower rate

October 21

Start of 46th ASB Conference

October 23

Close of Conference

Symposium – includes Symposium, Saturday luncheon and dinner
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Registration – includes Friday evening reception; Saturday breakfast, coffee breaks, luncheon and dinner; and Sunday breakfast
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Students/Retired Faculty
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Companion – includes Friday evening reception and Saturday dinner
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Jean Helms Mills


Telephone: 902-496-8139

Albert J. Mills


Telephone: 902-496-8139



The Lord Nelson Hotel



Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Professor Martin Parker

Professor of Organisation and Culture at the School of Management,

University of Leicester.


Professor Parker taught at Leicester from 2003-10. He previously held posts at Staffordshire, Keele and Warwick universities. His background is in anthropology, sociology and cultural studies. From 2008 - 2012, he was joint Editor in Chief of the journal, Organization: The Critical Journal of Organization, Theory and Society.

Track Chairs

Track Chairs

Doctoral & Early Career Consortium

Doctoral & Early Career Consortium

On Becoming an Academic?

Date: 21 October 2016

Moderator: Terrance G. Weatherbee


Lunch (12:00-1:00pm, Room L274)

Sessions (1:00pm-4:30pm, Room L274):

Session 1: Research Strategies: European and North American Perspectives

Presenters: Kevin Kelloway and Bill Cooke

Session 2: Academic Identity and Alternatives in a 'Publish or Perish' World!

Presenters: David Jacobs, Isabelle Krysa, Rosemary McGowan, and Conor Vibert

Coffee Break

Session 3: Me, Myself and I: Finding Questions in a Complex World

Presenter: Martin Parker

Moderator: Terrance G. Weatherbee

Terrance Weatherbee is Professor of Management and holder of the Manning Chair in Business at the F.C. Manning School at Acadia University. He had 20 years of experience as a manager in both private and public sector organizations before engaging in a radical career shift by completing a PhD and entering academia. His research interests are broadly centered on organizations and are grounded in critical and institutional perspectives. His most recent work focuses on historiographic processes and how organizations and institutions use history. He is currently studying an emerging regional wine sector and how wineries are creating and using ‘history’ for strategic decision making and marketing purposes.


Presenter Bios

Bill Cooke is a Professor of Strategic Management in The York Management School in the United Kingdom. His work on management and organizations is published widely in both texts and articles. He led the Critical Management Studies Interest Group of the US Academy of Management to Division status and was Vice-Chair, Research and Publication of the British Academy of Management for the calendar years 2014-5. He is currently the Research Director for the York Management School.

David Jacobs is a Professor at the Earl Graves School of Business Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. His research on organizations and work has been published extensively in numerous texts and articles including Personnel Today, the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management Inquiry, and the Academy of Management Learning and Education Journal.

E. Kevin Kelloway is a Professor at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health Psychology and is a prolific researcher. His work in the area of management and the psychology of work in organizations has been published in over 150 articles, texts and technical reports. He is a fellow of numerous Psychological Societies and has editorial responsibility for several journals.

Isabella Krysa is Assistant Professor of Management at the Vancouver campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University. She earned her Ph.D. at Saint Mary’s University in December 2015. Her research interests are in organizational history, societal discourses and workplace diversity. In her research on diversity in the workplace, Isabella focuses on identifying systemic barriers of minority populations in the workplace and finding solutions to create inclusive organizations.

Rosemary A. McGowan is an Associate Professor in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU). She is an award-winning case writer and is a strong supporter of case-based teaching and leadership education. Her research focuses on discursive practices evident in a range of contexts. She is an academic reviewer for a number of journals and was recently appointed to the Editorial Review Board of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal. She also serves as the Vice-Chair of the Research Ethics Board at WLU.

Martin Parker is a Professor of Organization and Culture in the School of Management at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. His research takes a very broad view to the subjects of management, organizations, and culture approaching them from critical, anthropological and sociological perspectives in a search for alternatives. He is a prolific author with his work published in numerous texts, text chapters, and articles.

Conor Vibert is a Professor of Management at the F.C. Manning School of Business, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. In addition to having his work on management education published in both texts and articles, he has significant experience with development of educational tools for teaching management topics. Currently, he is the co-developer of CASENET, a video learning system published by Wiley.


Program & Proceedings
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