Tomke Augustin is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Business Administration Department and earned her PhD at the School of Business and Economics at University of Tübingen, Germany. She works with Professor Suzanne Gagnon on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded project that aims to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in entrepreneurship and innovation. Her research interests further include multicultural individuals and multilingualism in organizations, intersections of language and gender in organizations, leadership, and social innovation. Her PhD dissertation won the Junior Researcher Award of the Industrial Trade Association of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the Best Dissertation Award of the International Management Division of the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (VHB) and the Best Dissertation Award of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at University of Tuebingen. She has published in Human Relations, presented her work at conferences of the Academy of Management and Academy of International Business and was an award finalist at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2020.

The current SSHRC funded project relates to the partnership grant Inclusive Innovation and Entrepreneurship Network (IIE-Net) in collaboration with the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University. The project explores the ways in which entrepreneurship is framed in the institutional environment to enhance understanding of how to make Canada's innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem more inclusive for women and other under-represented groups. Dr Augustin and Professor Gagnon are also collaborating with Asper's Professor Xiumei Li and Professor Kelsey Taylor.

Publications and Select Conference Presentations

Gagnon, S. & Augustin, T. & Cukier, W. 2021. Interplay for change in equality, diversity and inclusion studies. Human Relations. Online before print (April 2021).

Augustin, T. & Pudelko, M. 2020. Multiculturals and multilinguals forming social capital. In Guclu Atinc (Ed.), Proceedings of the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Online ISSN: 2151-6561. Best Paper Award Finalist.

Gagnon, S., Cukier, W., Augustin, T., & Blanchett, S. 2020. Think Entrepreneur, Think Male. Toronto, WEKH.

Augustin, T. & Pudelko, M. 2020. From mono to multi: Cognitive schemas of multicultural and multilingual employees. Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, Online.

Augustin, T. 2019. The Impact of Perceived Multicultural and Multilingual Strengths and Deficits on Bridging Strategies. Academy of Management 79th Annual Meeting, Boston.

Gagnon, S., Mantere, S., & Augustin, T. 2018. Discursive Opportunities and Strategy-Making in Social Organizations: A Conceptual Framework. Academy of Management 78th Annual Meeting, Chicago.

Augustin, T., Gagnon, S., & Cukier, W. 2017. Paradigm peacebuilding in diversity and equality research: towards a theory of action for a fragmented domain. 33rd EGOS Colloquium, Copenhagen.