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Harvey F. Kolodny

Harvey F. Kolodny

Harvey F. Kolodny

Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behaviour & HR Management


DBA, Harvard University
MBA, Sherbrooke
BEng, McGill


Harvey Kolodny is a Professor Emeritus at Rotman. His main research interest focuses on the confluence of technology and organizations. Harvey’s research and teaching interests include the transformational organizational change of large organizations; the design of complex organizations, particularly with respect to matrix organization designs and sociotechnical systems; and the design of government organizations to deliver innovation and commercialization support to small- and medium-sized enterprises.

Academic Positions

  • 2002-

    Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

  • 1987-2002

    Professor, Rotman School of Management and Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

  • 1982-1983

    Visiting Researcher, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

  • 1975-1987

    Associate Professor, Tenured, Faculty of Management, and Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering

Non-Academic Positions

  • 2010-

    Director, Citizens' Alliance United for a Sustainable Environment (CAUSE)

  • 2009-

    President, Dufferin Arts Council, ON

  • 1999-2011

    Director, Mono Mulmur Citizens' Coalition (MC2)

  • 1998-

    Director, Vivosonic Inc.

  • 1988-2007

    Director, Home Capital Group and Home Trust Company

Selected Publications - Papers

  • Design and Policy Choices in Technology Extension Organizations

    Harvey Kolodny, Bengt Stymne, A.B.Shani, Juan Ramon Figuera, Paul Lillrank

    Research Policy



    Pages: pp. 201-225

  • New Technology and the Emerging Organizational Paradigm

    with M. Liu, B. Stymme, H. Denis

    Human Relations



  • Building a Foundation for High PerformanceTechnological Change

    Harvey Kolodny

    International Journal of Technology Management



    Pages: pp. 1-10

Selected Publications - Books and Chapters

  • Self-Managing Teams

    Harvey Kolodny

    The Portable MBA in Management Allan Cohen (Ed.), N.Y.: John Wiley & Sons


    Pages: pp. 279-314

  • Management of Advanced Manufacturing Technology: Strategy, Organization and Innovation

    Donald Gerwin and Harvey Kolodny

    N.Y.: Wiley Interscience


Research and Teaching Interests

Organizational change and design; socio-technical systems; technology extension; SME commercialization

Honors and Awards

  • 2-May-90

    Bahco Invited Lecture in Manufacturing. 'Beyond Flexible Manufacturing'. Delivered at the Stockholm School of Economics,

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

  • Sociotechnical Systems Roundtable

  • Academy of Management

  • Corporation of Professional Engineers of Quebec

Academic / Professional Service

  • 1998-2002

    Director, Part time MBA Program, Rotman School of Management

  • 1987-1990

    Director, Full time MBA Program, Faculty of Management

  • 1986-1987

    Chair, Full time MBA Redesign Committee, Faculty of Management

  • Oct 1993

    Design Team for 1993 STS Roundtable held in Durham, New Hampshire

  • 1992-1993

    Task force on the Organization of Work, Premier's Council of Ontario on Economic Renewal

  • Occasional Reviewer for: Canadian Journal of Administrative Science, Human Systems Management, Journal of Applied Behavioural Science, OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science, The Organization Behaviour Teaching Journal; Human Relations, Administrative Science Quarterly; IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management