Parshotam Dass
Position Associate Professor
Department Business Administration
Office 408 Drake Centre
Phone (204) 474-6340
Fax (204) 474-7545

Research Interests

Dr. Dass' research interests include new ventures, organizational ambidexterity, rhythm of strategic change, strategic management processes, configurations of strategies and resources, diversity and inclusion, and coping with ambiguity. He is intrigued by how managers work with tensions and paradoxes at multiple levels in organizations - corporate, network, business unit, team, and individual. Managers may use various heuristics to deal with rule changes in environments to bring their synthesis across various contradictions such as simplicity vs. complexity, homogeneity vs. diversity, efficiency vs. flexibility, explorative vs. exploitative learning, low cost vs. differentiated competitive strategy, incremental vs. radical innovation, evolutionary vs. revolutionary change, and regular vs. irregular rhythm of change, among others.

Teaching Interests

Administrative Policy, Business Policy, Strategic Management, Policy and Strategy, Foundations of Strategic Management, and Doctoral Seminar in Strategic Management.


Parshotam Dass teaches at the Faculty of Management, Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Earlier, he taught at Michigan State University and the University of Arkansas, among others. He is a member of the U.S. Academy of Management and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, and has presented and discussed papers, organized symposia and chaired sessions in their conferences. He has participated in various symposia and panel discussions at the annual national meetings of the Academy of Management. He co-edited Readings in Strategic Management (with Michael Moch, Pixel Press, 1993). His writings have appeared in the Academy of Management Executive, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Competitiveness Review, Human Relations, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Long Range Planning, Research Policy, Simulation & Gaming, and Technovation, among others, and have been used by M.B.A. students, consultants as well as managers in Fortune 500 companies and other organizations around the world.

Dr. Dass has reviewed papers for several conferences and journals over the years. He serves (or has served) on the editorial boards of the following journals: Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. He has acted as Academic Reviewer, Program Chair, and Division Chair of the Strategy Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. He received University of Manitoba Teaching Merit Awards in 1999 and 2009, and the Asper School of Business Associates Achievement Award in 2010. His papers have received recognition at the Academy of Management, the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, and the Texas Conference on Organizations. His research has been supported by the University of Manitoba, University of Arkansas, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other organizations.