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I am a member of the OB/HRM faculty and teach organizational behaviour and leadership at the undergraduate and MBA levels at Laurier’s Waterloo and Toronto campuses. I earned my PhD in Business Administration (OB) from the Ivey Business School, my MBA in Strategic Management from the Sauder School of Business, and my BA (Hons) in English and Psychology from Dalhousie University.
I have co-authored several award-winning cases and journal articles, as well as several book chapters and a new book on case writing (2023 release). I have presented my research at major national and international conferences including the North American Case Research Association, the Academy of Management, and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. I serve on the Editorial Board of the Case Research Journal. In 2020, my teaching was recognized with the Dr. Donald Morgenson Award for Early Career Excellence from Laurier.
I am an experienced, certified project manager (PMP). Before earning my PhD, I worked in the public sector as a senior manager in health care, utilities and higher education, as well as in the private sector as a management consultant specializing in family businesses. Most of my professional work has centered on effective change management within large, complex organizations. I have taught at universities around the world including Japan, Russia and at home in Canada.
My current research focuses on case writing, case diversity, case teaching and live cases.
Schnarr, K., & Woodwark, M. J. (2023). “How to Write Great Business Cases” for Edward Elgar Publishing for their “How To Guide” series for academics. Anticipated publication date of July 2023. https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/usd/how-to-write-great-business-cases-9781803920641.html
Woodwark, M. J. & Grandy, G. (2022) “Hey Guardians of the Case Method! Got Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion on Your Mind?” Case Research Journal 42(2), 1-16. ISBN 2328-5095.
Shin, D. J., Woodwark, M.J, Jung, J., & Konrad, A. (2022) “Innovation Strategy, Voice Practices, Employee Voice Participation, and Organizational Innovation” Journal of Business Research, 147 (August), 392-402. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2022.04.015
Woodwark, M. J. & Schnarr, K. (2022) “How to Conduct Live Cases in Entrepreneurship Education.” In K Wigger, L. Aaboen, D. H. Haneberg, S. Jakobsen, & T. Lauvas (Eds) Reframing the Case Method in Entrepreneurship Education: Cases from the Nordic Countries, Edward Elgar Publishing.
Woodwark, M. J., Wood, A. & Schnarr, K. (2021). “Standing on the Shoulders of Giantesses: How Women Technology Founders Use Single and Mixed Gender Entrepreneurial Networks for Success and Change.” International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 13 (4), 420-448 DOI: 10.1108/IJGE-10-2020-0159 Winner of the award for Outstanding Paper in the 2022 Emerald Literati Awards.
Woodwark, M. J., Risavy, S. D., & Schnarr, K. (2020) “Doctors Divided: The Battle Over Relative Physician Compensation in Ontario.” Case Research Journal 40(3), p. 89-106 (Case HBP#NA0635) & p. 1-27 (IM HBP#NA0636). https://hbsp.harvard.edu/product/NA0635-PDF-ENG?Ntt=Woodwark Runner-up for the 2020 Tate Award recognizing the best 3 cases published that year in CRJ
Risavy, S. D. & Woodwark, M. J. (2020) “Mixing Business and Friendship: A Complicated Termination Decision.” Case Research Journal 40(2), p. 1-12 (Case HBP#NA0639) & p. 1-33 (IM HBP#NA0640). https://hbsp.harvard.edu/product/NA0639-PDF-ENG?Ntt=Woodwark
Woodwark, M. J. Schnarr, K. & Bes, G. (2020) “Little Short Stop: Competing in a Shifting Industry.” Ivey Publishing, Teaching Note 8B20M076), p. 1-16 (Case 9B20M076) & p. 1-12 (IM 8B20M076). (https://www.iveypublishing.ca/s/product/little-short-stop-creating-strategy-for-a-shifting-industry/01t5c00000CwpazAAB
Seijts, G.H., Latham, G.P., & Woodwark, M. J. (2013). “Learning Goals: A Qualitative and Quantitative Review.” In E.A. Locke & G.P. Latham (Eds.), New Developments in Goal Setting and Task Performance. New York, NY: Routledge Academic, p.195-212. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/edit/10.4324/9780203082744-24/learning-goals-qualitative-quantitative-review-gerard-seijts-gary-latham-meredith-woodwark
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