Fred Starke
Fred Starke
Position Professor Emeritus
Department Business Administration
Office 684 Drake Centre
Phone (204) 474-8510
Fax (204) 474-7545

Research Interests

Decision-making, goal setting, conflict resolution, organizational change, organizational politics.

Teaching Interests

Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Theory, Decision-Making.


Dr. Fred Starke earned his B.A. and M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University and his Ph.D. from Ohio State University. He has been actively involved in teaching, research, and administration at the University of Manitoba since 1968. His teaching interests focus on decision making, organizational politics, goal setting, and conflict resolution. He has published research articles in scholarly journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and the Academy of Management Journal. He also writes articles for professional journals such as The Journal of Systems Management and Information Executive. His most recent research focuses on conflict and change within organizations. His textbooks, Contemporary Management in Canada and Business, are used in universities and community colleges in Canada. He regularly presents seminars on the topics of decision making and goal setting to practicing managers in the public and private sectors.