Patricia Genoe McLaren

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Associate Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs Associate Professor Lazaridis School of Business and Economics Business Technology Management Brantford, Ontario BusinessUGAssociateDean@wlu.ca Office: (519) 756-8228 ext. 5938

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Bio/Research

Patricia (Trish) Genoe McLaren is an Associate Professor in the Business Technology Management (BTM) program in the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. Trish is a member of Laurier's Senate and Board of Governors.

Trish's research is in the areas of ma...


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Bio/Research

Patricia (Trish) Genoe McLaren is an Associate Professor in the Business Technology Management (BTM) program in the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University. Trish is a member of Laurier's Senate and Board of Governors.

Trish's research is in the areas of management and organizational history and critical management studies, with a focus on the history of management education and business schools and the development of management thought. She conducts archival research and works mainly with critical hermeneutic analysis and critical discourse analysis. She is particularly interested in context, language, and power. She has published in Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Management Inquiry, Journal of Management History, Management and Organizational History, and the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences. She co-edited The Routledge Companion to Management and Organizational History.

Trish has been a driving force behind the development and administration of the BTM program at Laurier's Brantford campus, which received formal accreditation in 2017 from the BTM Accreditation Council. She is a founding member of the BTM Forum, which accredits BTM programs and certifies BTM graduates and professionals. Trish teaches technology management courses in the program, including systems analysis and design, enterprise architecture, project management, and technology and innovation management.

Trish is the PDW Chair for the Management History Division of the Academy of Management. She has been a member of the ASAC Board of Directors since 2015, including Vice President Program for the 2019 Annual Conference. She is an Associate Editor for Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management and on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Learning & Education.

Academic Qualifications
-PhD Management, Saint Mary's University
-MASc Management of Technology, University of Waterloo
-BSc Computing and Information Sciences, University of Guelph

Trish is currently involved in a number of ongoing research projects:

-The influence of the Ford Foundation on the development of U.S. business schools in the 1950s.
-The development of management thought in Canada.
-The history of management thought during the 1930s.

She is also guest editing a special issue of Academy of Management Learning & Education on New histories of business schools and how they may inspire new futures.


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