• Associate Professor

    Business Administration Department
    Room 408 Drake Centre
    181 Freedman Crescent
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus)
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5V4

    T: 204-474-6340
    F: 204-474-7545
    p.dass@umanitoba.ca

Biography

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 has presented and discussed papers, organized symposia, chaired sessions, and participated in panel discussions in various conferences. He co-edited Readings in Strategic Management (Pixel Press, 1993). His writings have appeared in the Academy of Management Executive, Human Relations, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Journal of Small Business Management, Long Range Planning, Research Policy, Simulation & Gaming, and Technovation, among others, and have been used by MBA students, consultants as well as managers in Fortune 500 companies and other organizations around the world. 

Dr. Dass has reviewed papers for several journals and conferences over the years. He serves (or has served) on the editorial boards of the following journals: Journal of Management; Journal of Management Studies; Long Range Planning, International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; and the Nepalese Journal of Agricultural Economics. He has acted as Academic Reviewer, Program Chair, and Division Chair of the Strategy Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. He has been a member (for academic years 2003-2005 and 2014-2017) and chair (for academic year 2002-2003) of the Asper School’s MBA Program Committee. He received University of Manitoba Teaching Merit Awards in 1999, 2009 and 2019, and the Asper School of Business Associates’ Achievement Awards in 2010 and 2019. 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, the University of Arkansas, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other organizations.

Research Interests

Dr. Dass' research interests include business models, digital strategy, strategic ambidexterity, organizational capabilities, strategic processes, strategic change, management teams, cognition, and diversity and inclusion. He is intrigued by how managers work with tensions and paradoxes at multiple levels in organizations that face high technology environments. 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, incremental vs. radical innovation, and evolutionary vs. revolutionary change, among others.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Dass’ teaching interests are in Administrative Policy, Business Policy, Strategy, Strategic Management, Policy and Strategy, Foundations of Strategic Management Research, and Doctoral Seminar in Strategic Management.