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Jim Dewald

Jim Dewald is the dean of the Haskayne School of Business and an associate professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

Prior to entering academics, Jim held several senior executive positions, including President & CEO of Walker Newby & Partners Inc., Hopewell Residential Communities Inc., and StoneCreek Resorts Inc. He is on the boards of Boardwalk REIT, the West Campus Development Trust, CPA Alberta, Innovate Calgary, Junior Achievement Southern Alberta, and an Advisor to the Real Estate Development Institute. He has held several leadership positions, including Chair of HomeCo Inc., Chair of the Urban Development Institute, Lead Trustee of Boardwalk, Deputy Chair of SAIT, and Vice-Chair of Calgary Housing Company.

In 1999, Jim was named Calgary’s Citizen of the Year, and in 2011 the Alberta Real Estate Foundation named him a “Thought Leader." He is an Honorary Member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and has won best teaching and best paper awards. For several years he was the Real Estate columnist for the CBC Eye Opener, and urban design co-columnist for the Calgary Herald. Jim has several research and teaching awards, three books, two book chapters, over 20 academic papers, and over 60 newspaper and practitioner articles to his credit.  Jim’s newest book, “Achieving Longevity: How Great Firms Prosper through Entrepreneurial Thinking” was included in the Forbes list of “17 Summer Reads Creative Leaders Can Read at the Beach” post, and received acclaim from major international business outlets, including CEO Magazine, Fortune, Globe & Mail, BizEd, Boss Magazine, and Business Superstar.

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Peer-reviewed publications

  • Dewald, J. 2016. Achieving Longevity: How Great Firms Prosper through Entrepreneurial Thinking, University of Toronto Press.
  • Osiyevskyy, O., & Dewald, J. 2015. “Explorative versus Exploitative Business Model Change: The Cognitive Antecedents of Firm Responses to Disruptive Innovation”, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 9(1): 58-78. (SEJ is an ABS 4 Journal).
  • Osiyevskyy, O., & Dewald, J.  2015. “Inducements. Impediments, and Immediacy: Exploring the Cognitive Drivers of Small Business Manager’s Intentions to Adopt Business Model Change”, Journal of Small Business Management, 53(4): 1011-1032. (JSBM is an ABS 3 Journal).
  • Casebeer, A., Reay, T., Dewald, J., & Pablo, A. 2010. “Knowing Through Doing: Unleashing Latent Dynamic Capabilities in a Public Sector Context”, book chapter in From Knowing to Doing: Connecting Knowledge and Performance in Public Services by K. Walshe, G. Harvey, E. Spencer, C. Skelcher & P. Jas (Ed.) Cambridge University Press.
  • Dewald, J., & Bowen, F. 2010. “Storm Clouds and Silver Linings: Responding to Disruptive Innovations through Cognitive Resilience.” Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, 34(1): 197-218. (ETP is an ABS 4 Journal on the Financial Times 45)
  • Pablo, A., Reay, T., Dewald, J., & Casebeer, A. 2007. “Identifying, enabling, and managing dynamic capabilities” Journal of Management Studies, 44(5): 687-708. (JMS is and ABS 4 Journal on the Financial Times 45)
  • Dewald, J., Hall, J., Chrisman, J., & Kellermanns, F. 2007. “The governance paradox: Preferences of small vulnerable firms in the homebuilding industry” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 31(2): 279-297. (ETP is an ABS 4 Journal on the Financial Times 45)
  • Verbeke, A., Dewald, J. 2005. “Managerial responses to borderless risk”. Transnational Corporations and Economic Development: From Internationalisation to Globalisation (ed. L. Cuyvers, F. deBeule) book chapter.
  • Dewald, J., Hall, J. Chrisman, J. 2004. “Why do small firms choose quasi-integration?  The case of the homebuilding industry.” ICFAI Journal of Management Research 3(11): 66-73. 

 

Conferences and practitioner publications

  • Dewald, J. 2016. “Strategic Entrepreneurship 101” Rotman Magazine Fall 2016, 115-119.
  • Dewald, J. 2016. “Why a Business Education? A Business School Dean’s Manifesto” Change This – 800-CEO-Read, August 10, 2016 (Issue 144) http://changethis.com/manifesto/show/144.03.AchievingLongevity
  • Dewald, J. 2016. “Five reasons why today’s businesses are woefully unprepared to face real change” Small Business Online, August 1, 2016 http://www.sbnonline.com/article/five-reasons-todays-businesses-woefully-unprepared-face-real-change/
  • Dewald, J. 2016. “Achieving longevity through entrepreneurial thinking” AMA Playbook, the blog of the American Management Association http://playbook.amanet.org/entrepreneurial-thinking-can-save-business/
  • Dewald, J. 2016. “Four steps to building an entrepreneurial culture” Boss Magazine, vol. 22, August 16.
  • Dewald, J. 2016. “Achieving longevity through entrepreneurial thinking” CEOMagazine.com http://blogs.the-ceo-magazine.com/guest/achieving-longevity-through-entrepreneurial-thinking
  • Dewald, J. 2016. “Why firms struggle with entrepreneurial thinking” CMSWire http://www.cmswire.com/leadership/why-firms-struggle-with-entrepreneurial-thinking/
  • Dewald, J. 2016. “Strategic entrepreneurship: The pursuit of competitive advantage” Ethisphere http://insights.ethisphere.com/strategic-entrepreneurship-the-pursuit-of-competitive-advantage/
  • Dewald, J. 2016. “A call for corporate entrepreneurship” European Business Review July/August issue: 32-36.
  • Dewald, J. 2016. “Overcoming the barriers to innovation” The PreScouter Journal http://www.prescouter.com/2016/06/overcoming-barriers-innovation/
  • Dewald, J. 2016. “Five reasons why today’s businesses are woefully unprepared to face real change.” SmartBusiness
  • Dewald, J. 2016. “Overcoming the barriers to corporate entrepreneurship.” StrategyDriven.com http://www.strategydriven.com/2016/06/29/overcoming-barriers-corporate-entrepreneurship/
  • Dewald, J. 2016. “Faster, smaller, cheaper: A time of great change, or not?” YoungUpstarts.com http://www.youngstarts.com/2016/06/16/faster-smaller-cheaper-a-time-of-great-change-or-not/
  • MahdaviMazdeh, H. & Dewald, J. 2015. “How industry and firm specific characteristics moderate the behavioral theory of the firm.” Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC.
  • MahdaviMazdeh, H. & Dewald, J. 2014. “The impact of manager’s cognition on firm search choice.” Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference, Tampa Bay, Florida.
  • Mahdavi Mazdeh, H. & Dewald, J. 2014. “A comprehensive theory of behavioral search: The role of industry and firm specific characteristics” Strategic Management Society 34th Annual Conference, Madrid, Spain.
  • Osiyevskyy, O. & Dewald, J. 2014. “Incumbent responses to disruptive business model innovations: Rational and behavioral perspectives” Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Dewald, J. 2014. “Three factors that foster entrepreneurial thinking” The Globe and Mail March 10, 2014 Leadership Lab.
  • Dewald, J. & Osiyevskyy, O. 2014. “Strategic entrepreneurship: Developing a model of socially constructed opportunities” Exemplars Conference, Keystone, Colorado.
  • Osiyevskyy, O., Dewald, J., & Falkenberg, L. 2014. “Online exploration or brick-and-mortar exploitation? Business model change in public sector” Strategic Management Society Special Conference, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Osiyevskyy, O. & Dewald, J. 2013. “Explorative versus exploitative business model change: the antecedents of firm-level responses to disruptive innovation” Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal Special Issue Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
  • MahdavMazdeh, H., Falkenberg, L., Osiyevskyy, O., & Dewald, J. 2013. “When to innovate and when to mimic? Responding to disruptive changes in higher education” Society for Research into Higher Education Annual Research Conference, Wales, UK.
  • Osiyevskyy, O. & Dewald, J. 2013. “Explorative versus exploitative business model change: The antecedents of firm-level responses to ongoing disruption” Academy of Management Annual General Meeting, Lake Beuna Vista, Orlando, Florida.
  • Dewald, J., Abousalem, N. & Osyivskyy, O. 2013 “Does decision-making process matter?” Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Calgary, Alberta.
  • MahdaviMazdeh, H. & Dewald, J. 2013. “Theories in corporate strategy: Vertical integration in the oil and gas industry” Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Dewald, J., Osiyevskyy, O. & Abousalem, N. 2013. “Strategy and entrepreneurial thinking: New perspectives in teaching and practice” Canadian Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Victoria, BC.
  • MahdaviMazdeh, H. & Dewald, J. 2013 “Ecosystem of Innovation in the Oil and Gas Industry” Strategic Management Society Lake Geneva Special Conference, Lake Geneva.
  • Osiyevskyy, O. & Dewald, J. 2013. “Adversity as a Driver of Innovation in Small Business”, United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Osiyevskyy, O. & Dewald, J. 2012. “Innovating in Crisis Times? The Model of Organizational Strategic Decision Making in the Situation of Critical Threat”, Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Dewald, J. & Osiyevskyy, O. 2012. “Dynamic Positioning Framework: Explaining Dominant Migration of Incumbent Firms in Response to Emerging Disruptive Innovation”, Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Osiyevskyy, O. & Dewald, J. 2012. “Typologies of Incumbent Response to Disruptive Innovation: Why They Do What They Do”, Strategic Management Society 32nd Annual International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Dewald, J., Falkenberg, L., Wilks, L., & MahdaviMazdeh, H. 2012. “The Plight of Tier 2 western Universities: Failure is an Option”, Strategic Management Society 32nd Annual International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Osiyevskyy, O., & Dewald, J. 2012. “Ignoring, enthusiastic adopting, incremental improvement or integrating: Typology and determinants of incumbent entrepreneurs’ actions in response to industry’s disruptive change”, United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Osiyevskyy, O., & Dewald, J. 2012. “Beyond rational reasoning: Cognitive factors shaping entrepreneur’s strategic decision making when facing industry’s disruptive change”, United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Dewald, J. 2011, “A word against strategic planning (from a student of strategy)” Schulich Engineer, Fall 2011, 7-9.
  • Osiyevskyy, O., & Dewald, J. 2011. “Cognitive factors shaping entrepreneur’s strategic decision making: Evidence from the real estate brokerage industry”, Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting (Featured Session Paper), Boston Mass.
  • Dewald, J., Hall, J., MacDonell, R., Pablo, A. 2011. “Reconciling motivation and risk-performance theories: The case of real estate professionals facing ruinous risks”, 2011 Barcelona European Business & Economics Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Dewald, J., Hall, J., & Pablo, A. 2008. “Incumbent responses to disruptive innovations: Why strategic decision-makers pursue adoption”, Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Business Policy and Strategy Division), Anaheim, California.
  • Dewald, J., & Bowen, F. 2008. “Resist or adapt: The Case of real estate brokers facing disruptive business-model innovations”, Academy of Management Annual Meeting (Entrepreneurship Division), Anaheim, California.
  • Dewald, J. 2008. “Real Estate Cycles and the Profit Shell Game: Unravelling the Impacts of Rapid Price Increases.” Published by the Real Property Association of Canada.
  • Dewald, J. 2006. “Adapting to disruptive change: The influence of threat framing and cognitive beliefs on strategic decision-making”, presented at the ASAC Banff Conference.
  • Dewald, J., Hall, J., Chrisman, J. 2004. “Die Bevorzugung der Quasi-Integration bei Kleinfirmen in der kanadischen Wohnbauindustrie” Zeitschrift für Klein- und Mittelunternehemen 2(52): 115-129.
  • Dewald, J., Hall, J., Chrisman, J. 2004. “Why do small firms choose quasi-integration?  The case of the homebuilding industry.” Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration, http://www.sba.gov/advo/stats/wkp04jrd.pdf
  • Dewald, J., Hall, J., Chrisman, J. 2004. “Why do small firms choose quasi-integration?  The case of the homebuilding industry” presentation and publication in the proceedings from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship 2004 Annual Conference, Dallas.
  • Pablo, A., Dewald, J., Reay T., Casebeer, A. 2003. “Can you have your cake and eat it too?  Value capture and value creation in an amalgamated system”, presented to the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Seattle.
  • Dewald, J. 2000. Drivers Wanted: Pedal to the Metal – Seize the 21st Century. 411HomeNet, Calgary.
  • Dewald, J., Hopkins, M. 1984. “Productivity and a bottom line” in Chow, J.W.C., Dewald, J.R., Hopkins, M.J. (eds.) Productivity: Confronting the Crisis Symposium Proceedings. Decho, Edmonton.

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