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Ann Armstrong

Ann Armstrong

    Ann Armstrong

    Lecturer and Director, Social Enterprise Initiative

    Degrees: PhD, University of Toronto


    Ann Armstrong serves as the Social Enterprise Initiative Director; she is responsible for engaging students in the social economy, developing curriculum, and doing research. Ann teaches in the MBA, B.Comm and EDP programs. In 2009, she co-authored a text on Canada's social economy with Jack Quarter and Laurie Mook. She has also co-authored texts in the fields of organizational behaviour and organization theory.  Her research focuses on the social economy, with an emphasis on social and green businesses.

    Academic Positions

      Director, Social Enterprise Initiative; Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
      Assistant Professor; University of Guelph
      Independent Consultant/Researcher

    Selected Publications - Papers

    • Meaning Difficulties in Mapping Social Enterprises; R. Dart, E. Clow, A. Armstrong; Social Enterprise Journal; Issue: 6, 3; 2010; Pages: 186-193
    • Pot of Gold or Pandora's Box? Early Stages of a Social Enterprise within a Non-profit Organization – A Canadian Perspective; Rimac, T. & A. Armstrong; IESE Social Enterprise Conference, Barcelona; 2005
    • The Magellan Corporation; with J. D'Cruz and M. Taylor; Prepared for the Rotman School of Management Aerospace EMBA; 2001
    • Chemainus Sawmill Division of MacMillan Bloedel: Its Pay for Knowledge and Skill System; ASTD Casebook Volume II; 1999
    • Teaching Creativity: An 'EEE' Experiential Exercise; Journal of Management Education; Issue: April; 1999

    Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

    • ORGB - First Canadian Editon; D. Nelson, J. Quick, A. Armstrong and J. Condie; Nelson Education; 2012
    • Organization Theory and Design, Second Canadian Edition; R. Daft and A. Armstrong; Nelson Education; 2012
    • The Social Economy: A Canadian Perspective; J. Quarter, L. Mook, A. Armstrong; UTP; 2009
    • Organization Theory and Design, First Canadian Edition; R. Daft, A. Armstrong; Nelson; 2008

    Honors and Awards

      Teaching Awards; Rotman School of Management
      Graduate Teaching Excellence Award; University of Guelph
      R.P. Gilmor Award for Student Service; University of Guelph

    Research and Teaching Interests

    Non-Profit Management, and Social Enterprise, Change Management, Team Dynamics  

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