DAN Management and Organizational Studies
Grit makes the grad

Grit makes the grad

How Tyra Martens, BMOS’21, managed motherhood, pregnancy, work, and school, to achieve her goal of a university education

Study eyes manufacturer agility during COVID-19

Study eyes manufacturer agility during COVID-19

How many manufacturers in the province have converted production in the bigger battle against COVID-19, and how have they managed to pivot so quickly? Those are the key questions Western researchers hope to answer as they conduct an inventory of Ontario manufacturers dedicating at least part of their production capacity to new processes and products.

Pandemic offers pause, not end, to globalization

Pandemic offers pause, not end, to globalization

It’ll take more than a pandemic to stop the march of globalization. In fact, it might be the offshoots of globalization that help humanity combat this and other global threats.

Alumni idea moves mitten plant to facemasks

Alumni idea moves mitten plant to facemasks

A pair of Western alumni have converted Canadians’ worries about contracting the COVID-19 virus into a business producing and selling facemasks to essential, non-health-care workers.

Panicked consumers seek control amid the crisis

Panicked consumers seek control amid the crisis

Empty shelves once filled with rolls and rolls of toilet paper. It is one of the more enduring – and strange – images of the COVID-19 crisis in Canada. But scenes like these are not uncommon in times of stress as they are all products of the often irrational consumer mind, according to a Western Consumer Behaviour expert.

Hickey named among Rhodes Scholars

Hickey named among Rhodes Scholars

Patrick Hickey, HBA’19, has been named a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, one of only 11 Canadian students to earn the esteemed award this year. He becomes the 24th Rhodes Scholar in Western history.

Conversation, journey help reroute life for student

Conversation, journey help reroute life for student

Western student Zachary Smith spent more than four months thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, raising funds for Youth Assisting Youth, a non-profit that matches mentors with at-risk youth.

Western alumni, students among 20 20s list

Western alumni, students among 20 20s list

The Western community was well-represented among the city’s outstanding young professionals as numerous students and alumni were named to Business London’s 2019 20 In Their 20s list.

Dancap chair prepares companies for change

Dancap chair prepares companies for change

Geoffrey Wood’s research strives to understand and explain how complex organizational and business systems work.
But one real-world issue – the tribulation of getting car insurance upon his move to Western from England – is a complication even he has a tough time resolving.

USC celebrates teaching excellence

USC celebrates teaching excellence

Nigmendra Narain (Political Science), Philip King (DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies), Scott Loveland (Ivey Business School) and Mark Baker (Physics and Astronomy) were honoured with the University Student’s Council (USC) Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Case studies skew women leaders’ roles: study

Case studies skew women leaders’ roles: study

Despite the strong presence of women students in university business programs, women leaders are portrayed stereotypically – or not at all – in many business case studies, new research shows.

Straw poll: Western chooses paper over plastic

Straw poll: Western chooses paper over plastic

Western is taking steps in September towards becoming a campus free of plastic straws, even as Starbucks works to eliminate single-use plastic straws from all its locations by 2020.

Poll calls for more job-secure faculty: OCUFA

Poll calls for more job-secure faculty: OCUFA

More than two-thirds of southwestern Ontario residents recently polled on behalf of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) believe university courses should be taught by professors who have job security. The recent province-wide poll,...

Alumnus forging success on ‘atypical’ career path

Alumnus forging success on ‘atypical’ career path

If there’s one thing Travis McKenna didn’t want to do with his life, it was work a regular 9-5 job. A career in aviation seemed anything but traditional, so out of high school he applied, and was accepted to the Commercial Aviation Management (CAM) program in...

Study: Narcissism leads to social media deception

Study: Narcissism leads to social media deception

High levels of narcissism and a weaker sense of peer belonging is leading millions of young adults to take part in deceptive ‘like-seeking’ avenues on Instagram, a recent Western study revealed.

Polo team mounts up for new season

Polo team mounts up for new season

So, how does C.J. Sifton explain polo to Canadians? “Think of it as hockey on horseback,” said the fourth-year Business Management and Organizational Studies (BMOS) student. “The most common question I get is, ‘You mean on a horse?’” added Kingsley Ward, an Ivey...