Dr. Patricia Genoe McLaren
Area Coordinator, Business Technology Management
Contact InformationEmail: email@example.com
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5938
Office Location: SC Johnson - SCJ 309
Office Hours: by appointment
PhD Management, Saint Mary's University
MASc Management of Technology, University of Waterloo
BSc Computing and Information Sciences, University of Guelph
My general research focus lies in the areas of management history in the Cold War era, including the development of the business school, leadership, and the management of professionals. Most of my research is from a critical perspective, mainly conducted using critical discourse analysis and critical hermeneutic analysis based on interview and archival data. I do also, however, conduct more mainstream research using quantitative analysis of statistical data and positivist qualitative analysis of interview data.
My current work includes critical discourse analyses of the societal discourse of leadership, leadership undergraduate education, and leadership development for women, and a more positivist approach to leadership development for Certified Management Accountants. I am also studying the history of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, and its struggle for organizational legitimacy. I have recent publications in Management & Organizational History, Journal of Management History, and Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences.
Through my teaching and professional background, I also have an interest and expertise in project management, organizational culture and change, organizational behaviour, and organizations and social change.
OL224 Organizational Leadership
OL260 Organizations and Social Change
OL270 Occupations and Professions
OL340 Leadership, Organizational Culture, and Change
OL430 Advanced Topics in Leadership
OL480 Project Management
MB115 Introduction to Information Technology