Dr. Ali Dastmalchian
Professor; Organization Studies and International Business
BSc (Economics and Political Science), National University of Iran; MSc (Management and Technology) and PhD (Organization Studies), Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University (University of Wales).
|Office: BEC 438|
- Organizational Change, Politics and Design
- Organizational Culture and Climate
- Cross-National Leadership
- Strategy and Planning
- Executive Leadership
- Creativity and Innovation in Organizations
Ali Dastmalchian is Professor of Organization Studies at the Gustavson School of Business. He served as Dean of the Gustavson School from 2002 to 2012. His academic career spans over three decades and he has over 20 years of experience as Dean and Director/Chair at four Canadian universities. He served as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans (CFBSD). He has also taught and has done research at universities in Wales, England, Australia, Denmark, France, Austria, Turkey, Taiwan and Malaysia. Ali obtained his MSc in Management and Technology and PhD in Organization Theory from Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University in Wales and his BSc in Economics & Political Science from the National University of Iran. Ali has a number of years of management experience and has assisted organizations in Europe, North America, Middle East, and Asia.
When Dean, Ali was involved in EFMD and AACSB, led the Gustavson School of Business in achieving AACCB and EQUIS accreditations and is currently on the AACSB’s Initial Accreditation Committee (IAC). Ali has been on AACSB’s and EQUIS’ Peer Review teams and has chaired a number of EQUIS peer reviews internationally (Canada, Australia, UK, France, Portugal, Finland, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Brazil).
Ali has significant international experience in terms of program development in Europe, Asia, Middle East, North Africa and Latin America and has helped design and implement many innovative international programs globally.
He is on the Board of Directors and is the VP of Practice of the GLOBE research project -–a major research project on leadership and culture in 62 countries. His work has been published in over 100 journals, books, book chapters and proceedings. He has received over 15 major competitive research grants from national granting agencies such as Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF).
Professor Dastmalchian is an award-winning teacher and facilitator who has taught at undergraduate and graduate levels and in executive development programs. He has also been active as consultant assisting organizations and leaders around the globe. In addition to consulting, Ali has participated in executive development programs in North America and globally. He has worked with organizations in public, private, co-operative and non-profit sectors.
Kabasakal, H., Dastmalchian, A., Karacay, G. & Bayraktar, S. (2012). "Leadership and culture in the MENA region: An analysis of the globe project", Journal of World Business, Vol. 47, Issue 4, pp. 519-529.
Dorfman, P., Javidan, M., Hanges, P., Dastmalchian, A. & House, R. (2012). "GLOBE: A twenty year journey into the intriguing world of culture and leadership", Journal of World Business, Vol. 47, Issue 4, pp. 504 - 518.
Ng, I. & Dastmalchian, A. (2011). Perceived training benefits and training bundles - A Canadian study. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(4), 829-842.
Bacon, N., Blyton, P. & Dastmalchian, A. (2010). The impact of organizational change on steelworkers in craft and production occupational groups. Human Relations, 63(8), 1223-1248.
Chreim, S., Williams, B., Dastmalchian, A. & Janz, L. (2009). Change agency in primary health care context: Case of distributed leadership. Health Care Management Review, 35(2), 187-199.
Sonpar, K., Handelman, J.M., & Dastmalchian, A. (2009). Implementing new institutional logics in pioneering organizations: The burden of justifying ethical appropriateness and trustworthiness. Journal of Business Ethics, 90(3), 345-359.
Dastmalchian, A. (2008). Industrial relations climate. In P. Blyton, N. Bacon, J. Fiorito & E. Heery (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Industrial Relations (548-571). London, UK: Sage.
Bacon, N., Blyton. P. & Dastmalchian, A. (2005). Significance of working time arrangements accompanying the introduction of teamworking: Evidence from employees. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 43(4), 681-702.
Javidan, M. & Dastmalchian, A. (2003). Culture and leadership in Iran: The land of individual achievers, strong family ties and powerful elite. Academy of Management Executive, 17(4), 124-142.
2001 Dastmalchian, A. and Blyton, P. "Workplace Flexibility and the Changing Nature of Work: An Introduction", Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 1-4
2001 Dastmalchian, A., Javidan, M. and Alam, K. "Effective Leadership and Culture in Iran: An Empirical Study", Applied Psychology: An International Review, Vol.50, No.4, pp. 532-558
2000 Dastmalchian, A. Lee, S. and Ng, I. "The Interplay Between Organizational and National Cultures: A Study of Canada and South Korea", International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol.11, No.2, pp.388-412
1989 Ng, I. and Dastmalchian, A. "Determinants of Grievance Outcomes: A Case Study", Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 393-403
1989 Dastmalchian, A., Blyton, P., and Adamson, R. "Industrial Relations Climate: Testing a Construct", Journal of Occupational Psychology, Vol. 26, pp. 21-32
Blyton, P., Blunsdon, B., Reed, K. And Dastmalchian, A. (eds.) Ways of Living: Work, Community and Lifestyle Choice, 2010, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Blyton, P., Blunsdon, B., Reed, K. and Dastmalchian, A. (eds.) Work Life Integration: International Perspectives on Managing Multiple Roles, 2006, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Dastmalchian, A., Blyton, P. and Adamson, R. The Climate of Workplace Relations, 1991, London: New York, Routledge.
Recent Research Grants Awarded
"Human Resource Climates: Assessing their Impacts on Organizations and Employees". Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Two international grants (1) $74,500, 2008-2010 and (2) $185,000, 2011-2014.
Organizational Transformation in Health Care: Evaluating an Integrated Primary Care Demonstration Project, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF). $280,000 with matching funding from Heritage Foundation in Alberta for a total of $500,000.
Organizational Flexibility, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Strategic Grants, $93,000.
Nominated for the Victoria Leadership Award, Leadership Victoria, BC
Nominated for International Leadership Award, British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE)
Chair of Canadian Federation of Business School Deans (CFBSD)
Awarded of Excellence, Board of Advisers, Gustavson School of Business
Best Educator's Award, Board of Adviser, Gustavson School of Business
- Organizational Behaviour
- Leading Change in Organizations
- Power, Politics and Leadership in Organizations
- Organizational Creativity and Innovation
- Organizational Culture, Change and Leadership
- Cross-National Leadership and Organizational Practices
The World Will Always Look Different
A message from outgoing dean, Dr. Ali Dastmalchian. Read more on page five of the spring 2012 issue of Business Class Magazine.