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David Oliver, Associate Professor of Management

 

 Curriculum vitae (version française) 

 

Education

  • Doctorate in Economics (specialization: Management), 2002 Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (University of Lausanne, Switzerland).
  • International Master of Business Administration, 1992 York University (Toronto, Canada)
  • Honours Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 1988
    University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Canada),

Research Interests

  • Organizational identity
  • Strategy-as-practice
  • Stakeholder engagement

Refereed Journal Publications

  • Oliver, David, Matt Statler & Johan Roos (2010) A meta-ethical perspective on organizational identity, Journal of Business Ethics, 94: 427-440.
  • Sloan, Pamela & David Oliver (2009) Michelin's Strategic Partnership with Indigenous Peoples (A) The Basis for Partnership, International Journal of Case Studies in Management, 7(2), 1-12.
  • Oliver, David & Johan Roos (2007) Beyond text : Constructing organizational identity multimodally, British Journal of Management, 18, 342-358.
  • Oliver, David & Claus Jacobs (2007) Developing guiding principles: An organizational learning perspective, Journal of Organizational Change Management, 20(6) 813-828.
  • Oliver, David & Johan Roos (2006) Creativité et identité organisationelle, Revue Française de Gestion, 32(161) 139-153.
  • Oliver, David & Johan Roos. (2005) Decision making in high velocity environments: The importance of guiding principles, Organization Studies, 26(6) 889-913.
  • Oliver, David & Johan Roos (2003) Dealing with the unexpected: Critical incidents in the LEGO Mindstorms team, Human Relations, 56(9) 1055-1080
  • Roos, Johan & David Oliver (1999) From fitness landscapes to knowledge landscapes, Systemic Practice and Action Research, 12(3) 279-293. Reprinted in: Johannessen, S. & Kuhn, L. (2012) Complexity in Organization Studies, Sage Publications.

Books and Book Chapters

  • Statler, Matt & David Oliver (2008) Facilitating serious play. In Hodgkinson, G. and Starbuck, W. (eds) The Oxford Handbook on Organizational Decision-Making. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 475-494.
  • Oliver, David & Johan Roos (2002) Dealing with surprises: Collaborating in an alliance team. In Contractor F. and Lorange, P. (eds) Cooperative strategies and alliances: What we know 15 years later. Amsterdam: Pergamon, 849-873.
  • Oliver, David & Johan Roos (2000) Striking a balance: Complexity and knowledge landscapes, London: McGraw-Hill.

Peer-reviewed Conference Papers, Presentations and Symposiums

  • Oliver, David and Ben Cole, Identity construction and the paradox of innovation:
    Product-level successes and organizational-level dysfunction, presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2011.
  • Statler, Matt and David Oliver, The moral of the story:  Re-framing ethical codes of conduct
    as narrative processes, presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2011.
  • Jacobs, Claus, David Oliver and Loizos Heracleous, The role of embodiment in organization-focused identity work, presented at European Group on Organizational Studies, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2011.
  • Sloan, Pamela and David Oliver, Stakeholders are people, too: Building effective stakeholder engagement practices, presented at European Group on Organizational Studies, Barcelona, Spain, 2009.
  • Oliver, David. Strong team identity in a self-managed work team: Key to success or Pandora’s box? Abstract included in Benoit-Barné, C., Brummans, B. Cooren, F., Giroux, H., Létourneau, A., Raymond, D. and D. Robichaud (eds) What is an Organization? Materiality, Agency and Discourse. Proceedings of the First International Conference of the Language, Organization and Governance Research Group, Montréal, Canada, 2008.
  • Jacobs, Claus; David Oliver and Loizos Heracleous. Constructing organizational identity through embodied metaphors, presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 2008.
  • Oliver, David and Matt Statler, A meta-ethical perspective on organizational identity, presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 2008.
  • Statler, Matt and David Oliver, Facilitating serious play, presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
  • Oliver, David and Peter Burgi, Organizational identity as a strategic practice, presented at Critical Management Studies Conference, Cambridge, UK, 2005
  • Oliver, David and Matt Statler, Responsible identity practices, presented at European Academy of Management (EURAM), Munich, Germany, 2005
  • Oliver, David and Johan Roos, Constructing Organizational Identity, presented atAcademy of Management Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2004
  • Oliver, David and Johan Roos, Developing guiding principles through dialogue, presented atAcademy of Management Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2004
  • Oliver, David and Johan Roos, Decision making in high velocity environments: The importance of guiding principles, presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2003
  • Oliver, David and Johan Roos, Strategic decision making in high velocity environment: The importance of guiding principles, presented at Strategic Management Society Mini conference “ Innovating strategy processes”, Storrs, CT, 2003
  • Oliver, David and Johan Roos, Dealing with surprises: Collaborating in an alliance team, presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 2002.
  • Oliver, David and Johan Roos, Organizational heuristics: More than simple rules, presented at 5th International Conference on Organizational Discourse, Kings College, London, UK, 2002
  • Oliver, David and Johan Roos, Coherence in Collaboration: The case of self-managed teams, presented at European Group on Organizational Studies, Lyon, France, 2001
  • Oliver, David, The impact of power differences on emergence in an a high-velocity organizational team, presented at 4th International Conference on Organizational Discourse, London, UK, 2000.
  • Striking a balance at LEGO Mindstorms, Panel presentation with Johan Roos and Torben Sorensen, 19th Annual Conference, Strategic Management Society, Berlin, Germany, 1999
  • Oliver, David, Uncovering external orientation: Intellectual capital profiles in US banking, presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 1999.
  • Oliver, David and Johan Roos, Poised for action: Four guidelines to sustaining ‘complex’ organizations in knowledge landscapes, presented at Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, 1998
  • Oliver, David and Johan Roos, Interconnected capability landscapes: A mental model for managers and scholars, presented at Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Barcelona, Spain, 1997
  • Oliver, David and Johan Roos, The poised organization: Navigating effectively in knowledge landscapes, presented at Strategic Management Society Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 1996

Conference Sessions

  • Faculty mentor & discussion leader,  “Publishing strategy and practice research: Paper development workshop”, PDW,  Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2011
  • Session chair, Student Conference on Management Research (CERG), Sustainability Management, HEC Montreal, 2011
  • PDW co-organizer (with Serge Poisson-de-Haro, Taiëb Hafsi, Martine Vézina, Ali Taleb): “Simulating strategy: Do management simulations help students become effective decision-makers?”, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada, 2010
  • Member of Scientific Committee, “Talk, Text & Tools Strategy-as-Practice workshop”, HEC Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada, 2010
  • Faculty facilitator,  OMT/MOC Doctoral Student Symposium, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, 2010
  • Session chair, “The materiality of strategy in action”,  “Talk, Text & Tools Strategy-as-Practice workshop”, HEC Montreal, 2010
  • Session chair « Strategy and emotion », Strategy-as-Practice sub-theme, European Group on Organization Studies (EGOS), Barcelona, 2009
  • Innovative methods panel presenter: “Activity based inquiry using Serious Play”, PDW “Strategy-as-Practice: Methodological Challenges, Innovative Methods Panel”, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 2008
  • Sub-theme co-organizer (with Susan Schneider, Anna Lupina‑Wegener et Sowon Kim), “The process of building a shared identity”, European Academy of Management (EURAM), Ljubljana, 2008
  • Symposium chair (with Susan Schneider), “Organizational identity and organizational culture: What’s the difference?” Presenter Symposium Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, 2005
  • Sub-theme co-organizer (with Susan Schneider, Tor Hernes and Matt Statler): The unfolding of organizational identity”, European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS), Berlin, 2005

Professional Service

  • Co-chair, Local Arrangements Committee, Academy of Management 2010 Annual Meeting, Montreal, 2010
  • Judge, HEC Sustainability Challenge, case competition HEC Montreal, 2010 & 2011
  • Member, MBA AASCB Advisory Board, HEC Montreal, 2010
  • Supervisor of 12 MBA, MSc and EMBA in-company consulting projects (2007-2011)
  • Coach, HEC Montreal MBA team for John Molson International Case Competition (2007& 2009)

Invited Presentations

  • “Tools in the practice of strategy”, Plenary address,  “Talk, Text and Tools”, Strategy-as-Practice workshop, HEC Montreal, 2010
  • “Studying Strategy-as-Practice using Serious Play”, Centre for Strategy Studies in Organizations, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, 2009
  • “Stakeholders are people, too: Building effective stakeholder engagement practices”, CRECIS (Center for Research in Entrepreneurial Change and Innovative Strategies) : Louvain School of Management (UCL), Belgium, 2009
  • “LEGO Serious Play”, presented at Organization Science Winter Conference, Steamboat Springs, CO, 2004
  • “Creating a context for emergence”, presented at Stratejist Conference, Management Centre Turkey, Istanbul, Turkey, 2003

Research Grants

  • $40,492 from Quebec Fund for Research on Society and Culture (new researcher program), 2008-2010
  • $45,000 from Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (research collaborator-- Heather Vough, principal investigator), 2010-2011
  • $26,840 x 2 years from Quebec Fund for Research on Society and Culture (co-researcher-- Ann Langley, principal investigator), 2009-2011
  • $15,000 from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (principal investigator), 2007
  • 20,000 from HEC Montreal, new researcher program

Recent Awards and Honours

  •  “The moral of the story:  Re-framing ethical codes of conduct as narrative processes” (with Matt Statler) published in Academy of Management SIM Division Best Paper Proceedings, 2011
  • oikos Foundation Global Case Writing Competition, 1st prize, Corporate Sustainability, for case “Michelin’s Strategic Partnership with Indigenous Peoples” (with Pamela Sloan), 2009
  •  “Constructing organizational identity through embodied metaphors” (with Claus Jacobs and Loizos Heracleous) published in Academy of Management ODC Division Best Paper Proceedings, 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of scientific committee: International Management (2010-present)
  • Member of HEC Montreal “Strategy-as-Practice Study Group”  (2006-present)
  • Ad-hoc reviewer:
    • Organization Studies
    • Human Relations
    • Journal of Business Ethics
    • Journal of Organizational Change Management
    • Journal of Applied Behavioral Science
    • Scandinavian Journal of Management
    • Gestion
    • m@n@gement,
    • Emergence
  • Member: Academy of Management (OMT, MOC, BPS and SAP), European Group for Organization Studies

Teaching Experience

  • Strategic Management (MBA), English, French
  • Management Skills (MBA, BBA), English, French
  • Management simulation (MBA), English
  • Contemporary strategy tools (MSc), French

Doctoral Student Theses and Dissertations

Current:

  • François Bastien (current student, proposal defended 2010)
  • Israel Fortin (current student)
  • Gokhan Turgut (outside member)
  • Fernando Fachin (outside member)

Completed :

  • Sebastien Kinne (University of Sydney, Australia, outside member)
  • Christophe Lejeune (Louvain School of Management–Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium, outside member)
  • Jean-Francois Gagné (Paris Dauphine, France, outside member)

Case Studies and Case Series

  • Sloan, Pamela and David Oliver, Michelin’s Strategic Partnership with Indigenous Peoples, A: The Basis for Partnership; B: The Partnership at Work, C: The Results of the Partnership, 2009. HEC Montreal case study. Published in International Journal of Case Studies in Management, 7(2); awarded 1st prize, oikos Foundation Global Case Writing Competition, Corporate Sustainability
  • Pinard, Marilou, David Oliver &  Martine Vézina, Southern university, HEC Montréal Case Study, 2006
  • Oliver, David & Johan Roos, Building a worldwide brain: Artificial Intelligence Inc, IMD-Imagination Lab Case Study, GM866, 2001
  • Oliver, David, Johan Roos & Bart Victor , A new business in the LEGO group: LEGO MINDSTORMS, IMD Case Study, GM864, 2000. Reprinted in De Wit, Bob and Ron Meyer (2003) Strategy: Process, Context, Context, 3rd ed,  London: Thomson Learning.
  • Oliver, David & Johan Roos, Building LEGO MINDSTORMS communities, IMD Case Study, GM865, 2000
  • Oliver, David & Johan Roos, AOL: Combining internet and media, IMD Case Study, GM877, 2000; and Lissack, Michael., Oliver, David & Roos, Johan, Bringing internet to the masses: America Online Inc. (AOL), IMD Case Study, GM782, 1998
  • Oliver, David & Johan Roos, Skandia Future Centers: Charting a course for the future, IMD Case Study, GM625, 1998; and Oliver, David, Donald A. Marchand, & Johan Roos, Skandia Assurance and Financial Services: Measuring and visualizing intellectual capital, IMD Case Study, GM624, 1998.
  • Oliver, David & Donald A. Marchand, Hewlett-Packard: Competing with a global IT infrastructure, IMD Case Study, GM653, 1997; and Oliver, David & Donald A. Marchand, Hewlett-Packard Europe: RAPID development of a retail planning system with Cambridge Technology Partners, IMD Case Study and Teaching Note, GM652, 1996.
  • Oliver, David & Paul Strebel,  Ljubljanska Banka: From crisis to opportunity, IMD Case Series, GM 636, 637, 638, 1996. This case series, teaching note, and video were awarded the European Case of the Year prize by the European Federation of Management Development in the category Transition Management in East and Central Europe (1996), as well as first prize by the Central and Eastern European Management Development Association (1995).

Consulting Experience

  • Training in strategy development and implementation delivered for Tata Consultancy Services (India), Jilin Power Company (China), Banca Comercial Romana (Romania) and the African Development Bank (Tunisia). Strategy workshops using LEGO® Serious Play™ developed and delivered for Credit Suisse (Mexico), Microsoft (Denmark), Orange (UK), Tetra Pak (France), Firmenich (Switzerland), Banque Cantonale de Genève (Switzerland), Jotun (Dubai), Lemminkäinen (Finland), and CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research--Switzerland).
  • Training in communication, leadership and new product development strategy provided for l’Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Brazil), FGV (Brazil), and Rabobank (Pays-Bas). Training in MBA programs for Vanderbilt University (United States) and Helsinki University of Technology (Finland).
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