François Bastien

 François Bastien
Assistant Professor


BCom, Concordia University; Masters of Science in Administration, Concordia Univeristy; PhD in Management, HEC Montreal

Office: BEC 474


  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous knowledges
  • Indigenous organizing
  • Indigenous management
  • Decolonization
  • Indigenization
  • Organizational identity
  • Social memory

Scholarship and Professional Profile(s)

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François Bastien is an Assistant Professor at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. As a Huron-Wendat from the Indigenous community of Wendake, he has observed incongruities between Indigenous ways of organizing and contemporary colonial models. He aims to translate Indigenous knowledge and challenge colonial assumptions. He is on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Learning and Education. 

Journal Publication

Lamertz, K., Carney, M., & Bastien, F. (2008). Image on the Internet: Inter organizational isomorphism in image management by professional soccer clubs. International Journal of Sports Marketing & Management, 3(3), 242–262.


Bastien, F., Foster, W. M., Coraiola, D. M. (2020). Don’t talk about history: Indigenous views about the past and their implication for organization studies. In M. Maclean, S. Clegg, R. Suddaby, and C. Harvey (Eds.). Historical Organization Studies: Theory and Applications. London: Routledge.

Foster, W. M., Wiebe, E., Coraiola, D. M., Bastien, F., & Suddaby, R. (2020). Memory-Work: Corporate archivists and long-term remembering in organizations. In Juliane Reinecke, Roy Suddaby, Ann Langley, & Haridimos Tsoukas (Eds.). Perspectives on Process Organization Studies – Volume 10: About Time: Temporality and History in Organization Studies. Oxford University Press.

Foster, W. M., Coraiola, D. M., & Bastien, F. (2020). Unpacking organizational re-membering. In Kyle Bruce (Ed.). Elgar Handbook of research on management and organizational history. Edward Elgar.


Coraiola, D.M., Bastien, F. & Foster, W.M. (2020). Indigenous Peoples and Organization Studies. Presented at ASAC 2020, Newfoundland, Canada.

Foster, W.M., Bastien, F. & Coraiola, D.M. (2020). Rethinking politics in organizations. Presented at EGOS 2020, Hamburg, Germany.

Bastien, F., & Foster, W. (2019). Being, doing and becoming: Organizational identity work and the process of managing Exogenous Shocks. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Boston: AoM.

Bastien, F., & Foster, W. (2019). Historizing strategy: Exploring differences in threes  Indigenous communities across Canada. European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS). Edinburgh: EGOS.

Bastien, F., & Foster, W. (2018). The intersection of memory and identity. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Chicago: AoM.

Bastien, F., & Foster, W. (2018). Informed responses: An identity perspective on organizational coping and exogenous shock. EGOS 2018. Tallin, Estonia: EGOS.

Recognition & Awards


Best Reviewer Award: Academy of Management Learning & Education


Outstanding Emerging Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Learning & Education


  • Indigenous organizations: Managing colonial expectations, Funded by Killam Small Operating Grant (September 1, 2020) ($7,500.00), Completed, Fall 2020, PI Frank Bastien
  • Using the past to attract resources: Exploring strategic differences in Indigenous communities across Canada, Funded by SSHRC Insight Development Grant (September 1, 2020) ($45,991.00), Completed, Fall 2019, PI Frank Bastien
  • Organizational Behaviour