Daina Mazutis

Scholars
2008
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Current affiliation:
Assistant Professor in Strategy, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, and Endowed Professor of Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability
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Assistant Professor in Strategy, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, and Endowed Professor of Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability

Daina Mazutis is an Assistant Professor in Strategy at the Telfer School of Management of the University of Ottawa, and Endowed Professor of Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability. Her research interests include strategic leadership, decision making and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Specifically, Daina's research looks at the role of executive orientation in shaping business strategy, particularly as it pertains to dynamic and complex questions such as ethical decision making and social or environmental issues.
 
Daina has published in Management Learning, Business Horizons, AOM and ASAC Best Paper Proceedings as well as presented extensively at international conferences. Her paper, titled "Why Zero is Not One: Towards a Measure a Corporate Social Strategy", won the prestigious best paper award for the Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management (AOM) and her dissertation proposal received the honourable COLE Doctorate Dissertation Proposal Award from the Duke University  Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics.  She also co-authored one of Ivey's best selling business cases on managing change at Canada's Research in Motion (makers of the BlackBerry) and is actively engaged in a global research initiative examining the role of leadership in the current financial crisis.

Daina has taught strategy and change management as assistant professor at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland, and as a visiting professor in the International MBA program at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China as well as in the EMBA program at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia. Prior to her doctoral studies, Daina spent over ten years in advertising, marketing, consulting and sales where she specialized in the strategic planning, research, development and implementation of national marketing campaigns.

Daina obtained her PhD at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario where her dissertation, "The CEO effect: A longitudinal, multi-level analysis of the relationship between executive orientation and corporate social strategy", has been nominated for the Governor General's Medal.

Experience as a Trudeau Scholar

Being a Trudeau Scholar has been a great honour and privilege. Not only have I had the opportunity to meet a diverse group of gifted individuals within the Trudeau community, to exchange ideas and debate important questions, but it has also provided me with the means to make the most of my time as a doctoral student. I have been able to meet a broad group of like-minded individuals in my own and other disciplines through the extended networks developed at both Trudeau events and other conferences that the financial support has afforded. This, in turn, has allowed me to work on projects that otherwise would have been outside my reach, propelling me into an international academic career. I am, and continue to feel, truly humbled and blessed by the honour of having received the Trudeau Scholarship.

  • August 15, 2012
    2006 Trudeau scholar Jason Luckerhoff recently published a book on grounded theory, co-edited with François Guillemette (UQTR). Luckerhoff is now an assistant professor of social communication and cultural studies at the Department of Literature and Social Communication at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières. He completed a doctorate in Communication and Education at Laval University.