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Michael Rouse

General Management & Strategy

Michael is an associate professor, strategy and organization. He also held a cross-appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine. He has taught on the HBA, MBA and EMBA programs, including HBA and MBA electives in Biotechnology/ Pharmaceutical Strategy, the Business of Health, and Health Leadership and Innovation. In 2012, Michael was awarded the prestigious David G. Burgoyne Teaching Award and has received several awards for excellence in teaching in business. Michael was in business for 25 years before moving to academia. His expertise is strategy, specializing in organizational learning and knowledge translation for competitive advantage in global business and health contexts. His current research explores the linkage between workplace wellness programs and competitive advantage.  He is the leader of a cross-disciplinary research team testing, “The Impact of Sun Life Financial’s HealthyRETURNS Workplace Wellness Program on Employee Wellness, Productivity and 2-Year Healthcare Costs.” Michael’s work has been published in high impact business journals including the Strategic Management Journal, Implementation Science, the Journal of Public Health Policy, Management Learning and the Journal of World Business. He has served as guest editor of two journals, has written eighteen business cases, and has co-authored five books. He also sits on two private sector boards of directors.  More here.