I have two Master degrees from University of Vaasa, Finland and my PhD from York University’s School of Human Resource Management (HRM), in Toronto, Canada. I am an engaging teacher and have had the privilege to teach at both the undergraduate- and graduate-level, to an international student base in Toronto and Waterloo, Canada. As a passionate educator, I take great pride in every course that I teach. I strive to abide by the motto “the capacity to motivate and involve others”. I take on the role of a facilitator that prompts students to think critically about the subject, directing their thoughts and allowing them to be confident in their creativity.
My research combines the topics of learning, leadership, and innovation at the workplace. My current research focuses on knowledge sharing and learning from the failure of high-tech firms. My network of samples includes software engineers in 11 high-tech companies in Shanghai, China. Two of these companies are startups, six of these companies are multinationals, and three are medium-sized Chinese companies. I answered in my research, the questions of why individuals want to share their failures at work, who they share their failures with and what they learned from sharing their failure. One big portion of my data points at the leader as a source of influence to either share or not share one’s failure with others, which ultimately affects learning.