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Cara Maurer

Assistant Professor, General Management & Strategy

Contact Information


  • Organizational Learning from Diversity
  • Strategic Renewal

Research Publications

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Dr. Cara Maurer is an assistant professor of General Management and Organizational Behavior. She earned her HBA, MBA, and PhD (Strategy) degrees from Western University.

Her research interests focus on strategic renewal and organizational learning, particularly in diverse organizations. Her work has been published in the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, and Human Resource Management Journal. Her research has also been cited in the popular press including The National Post and the Globe and Mail. She presents regularly at the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society conferences. Her work on learning from organizational diversity was recently awarded a multi year research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Dr. Maurer currently teaches strategy and change leadership in the HBA program. She also teaches strategy in the Ivey Frontline Leadership Program executive development program. In 2014, she received the HBA 1 David G. Burgoyne Award for Outstanding Commitment to Student Development.


  • Strategic Analysis & Action (HBA I)
  • Leading Change (HBA II)
  • Ivey Frontline Leadership Program

Programs Taught

  • Executive Education


  • HBA
  • MBA
  • PhD, Western - Ivey

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Konrad, A. M.; Yang, Y.; Maurer, C. C., 2016, "Antecedents and Outcomes of Diversity and Equality Management Systems: An Integrated Institutional Agency and Strategic Human Resource Management Approach", Human Resource Management, January 55(1): 83 - 107.
  • Crossan, M. M.; Maurer, C. C.; White, R. E., 2011, "Reflections on the 2009 AMR Decade Award: Do We Have a Theory of Organizational Learning?", Academy of Management Review, July 36(3): 446 - 460.
  • Maurer, C. C.; Bansal, P.; Crossan, M. M., 2011, "Creating Economic Value Through Social Values: Introducing A Culturally Informed Resource-Based View", Organization Science, March 22(2): 432 - 448.

For more publications please see our Research Database


  • Cara Maurer has previously worked in sales and strategic consulting.