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Harvey F. Kolodny

Harvey Kolodny

    Harvey F. Kolodny

    Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behaviour & HR Management

    Degrees: DBA, Harvard University
    MBA, Sherbrooke
    BEng, McGill
    Email: Send an email to Harvey F. Kolodny
    Phone: 416-978-2826


    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; Issue: January; 2001; Pages: pp. 201-225
    • New Technology and the Emerging Organizational Paradigm; with M. Liu, B. Stymme, H. Denis; Human Relations; Issue: 49(12); 1996
    • Building a Foundation for High PerformanceTechnological Change; Harvey Kolodny; International Journal of Technology Management; Issue: 16(1/2/3); 1990; 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; 1993; Pages: pp. 279-314
    • Management of Advanced Manufacturing Technology: Strategy, Organization and Innovation; Donald Gerwin and Harvey Kolodny; N.Y.: Wiley Interscience; 1992

    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

    Honors and Awards

    May 2, 1990  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

    Research and Teaching Interests

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

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