Dr. Simon Pek

Dr. Simon Pek
Assistant Professor

Office: BEC 476

Simon Pek, Assistant Professor of Sustainability, joined the Gustavson School of Business in 2017. Simon teaches and researches in the area of sustainability and organization theory. His primary research explores how organizations and the individuals within them embed social and environmental sustainability into their cultures, strategies, and daily operations.

Simon’s contribution to research at Gustavson includes exploring novel ways in which organizations can practice democracy. Through his research, Simon hopes to equip a range of individuals to drive positive change within organizations in various contexts.

Simon's research has appeared in outlets including Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Journal of Business Ethics. He received numerous grants and awards for his research, including Dean's Convocation Medal from Simon Fraser University and a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Simon also co-founded and serves as a member of the board of directors of Democracy In Practice, a non-profit dedicated to democratic experimentation, innovation, and capacity-building. In this capacity, he spoke at the Council of Europe's World Forum for Democracy 2016. He loves to travel, explore the outdoors, and gain exposure to new cultures, languages, and ways of thinking.

Pek, S. (2019). Rekindling Union Democracy Through the Use of Sortition. Journal of Business Ethics, 155(4), 1033-1051.

Pek, S., Kennedy, J., & Cronkright, A. 2018. Democracy transformed: Perceived legitimacy of the institutional shift from election to random selection of representatives. Journal of Public Deliberation. 14(1). Article 3.

Pek, S., Oh, C. H., & Rivera, J. 2018. MNC foreign investment and industrial disasters: The moderating role of technological, safety management, and philanthropic capabilities. Strategic Management Journal, 39(2), 502-526.

Pek, S., Turner, N., Tucker, S., Kelloway, E. K., & Morrish, J. 2017. Injunctive safety norms, young worker risk-taking behaviors, and workplace injuries. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 106, 202-210.

Lyons, B. J., Pek, S., & Wessel, J. L. 2017. Toward α “sunlit path”: Stigma identity management as α source of localized social change through interaction. Academy of Management Review, 42(4), 618-636.

Bertels, S., Howard-Grenville, J., & Pek, S. 2016. Cultural molding, shielding and shoring at Oilco: The role of culture in the integration of routines. Organization Science. 27(3): 573-593.            

Bertels, S., Cody, M., & Pek, S. 2014. A responsive approach to organizational misconduct: Rehabilitation, reintegration, and the reduction of re-offense. Business Ethics Quarterly. 24(3): 343-370.

  • Business and Sustainability (COM 362)