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August 21, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
Gene Deszca

Dr. Gene Deszca

Associate MBA Director & Professor (OB/HRM)

Contact Information
Email: gdeszca@wlu.ca
Phone: 519.884.0710 ext.2560
Fax: 519.884.0201
Office Location: SBE2234
Office Hours: By appointment
Languages Spoken

English

Academic Background
BA (University of Western Ontario), MBA (University of Western Ontario), PhD (York University)
Biography

Gene is a Professor and the Associate MBA Director at Wilfrid Laurier University.  He is a past Head of the Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Management Area Group. As MBA Director, he played major leadership roles in the development of the one year full-time program, the executive style off-campus MBA program, the CMA-MBA program, and the International Business Concentration.  He has taught at a number of universities, including St Francis Xavier, Queen's, York, and Audencia (France), and completed 6 years on the Board of Directors of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada in 2011.

As a consultant, Gene has focused on the development of organizations and the capacities of the people who work there, strategy enactment, and change management.  He has mediated educational labour disputes and delivered developmental initiatives for middle and senior lever managers in a variety of organizations. An interest in entrepreneurship has also led to his involvement in a number of early stage firms.

Gene has published and/or presented over 100 books, papers, monographs, and technical papers, including the books Organizational Change: An Action Oriented Toolkit, Beverly Hills, California: Sage, March 2011); Toolkit for Organizational Change, (Beverly Hills, California: Sage, 2007); Cases in Organizational Behaviour (Toronto: McGraw-Hill 2005); Canadian Cases in Human Resource Management (Toronto: Prentice-Hall, 2002); and Driving Loyalty Through Time-To-Value, International Journal of Service Technology and Management, Vol. 17, #3, 2002.

His current research interests are focused on organizational change and transformation.

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