Dr. Taggar is Professor of Management in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University and past Director of the Centre for Strategic Leadership. He is a recipient of various awards, including the 2007 Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence, Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in 2003, Human Resources Research Institute’s Best Dissertation Award in 1998, and grants totalling over $700,000. His research interests are in the areas of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour.
Dr. Taggar researches innovation, leadership, and strategic human resources management. His research has been published in numerous academic journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Human Performance, Journal of Creative Behavior, Group Dynamics and Small Group Research. Simon has taught courses at the undergraduate, M.B.A, Executive-Masters, and Ph.D. levels.
In addition to his research, Simon’s experience includes working as a consultant for three international Human Resources Management consulting firms – Human Resource Solutions Inc. (where he was Vice President), Hay Management Consultants, and Organizational Studies International, Inc. Prior to specializing in Human Resources Management, he completed a MBA in Finance and Accounting and worked as a Commercial Account Manager for The Toronto-Dominion Bank.