Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
I received my PhD in Strategic Management from the Ivey Business School (Western University) in 2013 and my MBA (with distinction) from the Schulich School of Business (York University) in 2007.
Prior to entering academia, I enjoyed a 20-year career in accounting and corporate finance. After receiving my accounting designation, I spent most of my career (15 years) in the media and entertainment sector holding the positions of CFO or VP Finance for firms ranging from independent production companies (Catalyst, Fireworks) to national broadcasters (Global).
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
My research interests lie at the intersection of strategy and management accounting, with a particular focus on coordination and control in new product development. My work incorporates process theories to explore the temporal dimensions of day-to-day organizational practices that are often taken for granted by both researchers and practitioners.
Awards and Achievements
2011 Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management OMT Division.
2011 CGA Canada Doctoral Fellowship.
2010-12 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship.
2008-12 Brock Scholarship, Ivey School of Business.
2008 C. B. (Bud) Johnston Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Ivey School of Business.
Maier, E., & Branzei, O. (2014). “On time and on budget: Harnessing creativity in large-scale projects.” International Journal of Project Management.
Maier, E., & Branzei, O. (2010). “Creative Conflict in Digital Imaging Communities.” N. Ashkanasay, C. Hartel, and W. Zerbe (Ed’s) Research on Emotions in Organizations: Emotions and Organizational Dynamics, Bingley UK: Emerald Group.