Associate Professor, General Management & Strategy

  • Executive Director, Ivey Publishing
  • Ivey Alumni Association Toronto Chapter Faculty Professor in Business Leadership

Profile

W. Glenn Rowe served in the Canadian Navy for 22 years. In his final three years he served as the Commanding Officer of Minor War Ships that were used to train junior officers in ship-handling, navigation and seamanship. In 1990, he retired and became a full-time lecturer in the Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) at Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 1992, he began studying leadership within the context of strategic management at Texas A&M University, where he completed his PhD in 1996. He rejoined Memorial’s FBA in September 1995, where he taught strategic management and strategic leadership. He was an invited professor at Royal Roads University from 1998 to 2000. Glenn joined Ivey on July 1, 2001. He served as the faculty coordinator for the PhD program in general management (including strategy) from January 2002 to July 2009. From July 2009 to June 2012, he served as the Director of Ivey's Executive MBA Program. He currently serves as the General Management Area Group’s Coordinator. In January 2016, he was appointed as the Executive Director, Ivey Publishing where he oversees Ivey’s Case Publishing house and the Ivey Business Journal.

He has taught strategy and strategic leadership to undergraduate business students, MScs, MBAs and EMBAs. He taught a strategy doctoral seminar from 2003 to 2009. He currently teaches Business Unit Strategy and Corporate Level Strategy in Ivey’s MBA Program. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several academic journals and is active in the community. He has facilitated strategic-thinking sessions for several organizations including a couple of banks, a fish farming company, and Fishery Products International. He is the lead coauthor of the Cases in Leadership (4th Edition) case/textbook and a coauthor of the Strategic Analysis and Action (9th Edition) textbook. His research is published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Ethics and Journal of Management Inquiry. He has written/co-authored 54 cases and is currently supervising the completion of several more. He teaches 80 case classes per year in Ivey’s MBA program. He has facilitated Case Teaching Workshops in the United States, Canada and Lebanon, and Case Writing Workshops in Canada, Qatar, and Mexico. His executive education teaching includes having taught on programs for provincial and federal government departments and for publicly funded organizations.

Teaching

  • Business Unit Strategy, MBA core course
  • Corporate Strategy, MBA elective

Programs Taught

  • MBA
  • Executive Education

Education

  • BComm (Honours), Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • MBA, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • PhD, Texas A&M University

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Kunsch, D., Schnarr, K., Rowe, W.G., 2016, "Effects of the environment on illegal cartel activity", Journal of Strategy and Management, October 9(3): 344 - 360.
  • Rowe, W.G., 2014, "Some antecedents and consequences of ethical leadership: An examination using the kings of Judah", Journal of Business Ethics, September 123(4): 557 - 572.
  • Kunsch, D., Schnarr, K., Rowe, W.G., 2014, "Do the ends justify the means? A cross-disciplinary approach to illegal organizational activity", Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Summer 26(2): 18 - 38.
  • Kunsch, D., Schnarr, K., Rowe, W.G., 2014, "The relational effect of the rule of law: A comparative study of Japanese and South Korean foreign direct investment", Asian Academy of Management Journal, January 19(1): 1 - 17.
  • Riaz, S., Rowe, W.G., Beamish, P.W., 2014, "Expatriate-Deployment Levels and Subsidiary Growth: A Temporal Analysis", Journal of World Business, January 49(1): 1 - 11.
  • Lim, D.S.K., Celly, N., Morse, E.A., Rowe, W.G., 2013, "Rethinking the Effectiveness of Asset and Cost Retrenchment: The Contingency Effects of a Firm’s Rent Creation Mechanism", Strategic Management Journal, January 34(1): 42 - 61.
  • Tang, J., Rowe, W.G., 2012, "The liability of closeness: Business relatedness and foreign subsidiary performance", Journal of World Business, April 47(2): 288 - 296.
  • Rowe, W.G., O'Brien, J., Rouse, M.J., Nixon, R.D., 2012, "Navy Stories: Behavior versus Professional Control", Journal of Management Inquiry, January 21(1): 61 - 77.
  • Tang, J., Crossan, M.M., Rowe, W.G., 2011, "Dominant CEO, Deviant Strategy, and Extreme Performance: The Moderating Role of a Powerful Board", Journal of Management Studies, November 48(7): 1479 - 1503.
  • Lehmberg, D., Rowe, W.G., White, R.E., Phillips, J., 2009, "The GE Paradox: Competitive Advantage through Fungible Non-Firm-Specific Investment", Journal of Management, October 35(5): 1129 - 1153.
  • Audas, R., Goddard, J., Rowe, W.G., 2006, "Modelling Employment Durations of NHL Coaches: Turnover and Post-Succession Performance", Managerial and Decision Economics 27: 293 - 306.
  • Giambatista, R.C., Rowe, W.G., Riaz, S., 2005, "Nothing Succeeds Like Succession: A Critical Review of Leader Succession Literature Since 1994", Leadership Quarterly, December 16(6): 963 - 991.
  • Rowe, W.G., Cannella, Jr., A.A., Rankin, D., Gorman, D., 2005, "Leader Succession and Organizational Performance: Integrating the Common-sense, Ritual Scapegoating, and Vicious-circle Succession Theories", Leadership Quarterly, April 16(2): 197 - 219.
  • Rowe, W.G., Harris, C.R., Cannella, Jr., A.A., 2003, "In Search of Meaning: Does the Fortune Reputation Survey alter Performance Expectations?", Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, September 20(3): 187 - 195.
  • Kludze, H., Rowe, W.G., 2002, "The Role of Trust in Electronic Commerce: A Strategic Outlook", Revue Internationale de Gestion, Winter: 80 - 90.

Works in Progress

  • Rowe, W. G., O’Brien, J. & Nason, K. A. (2017). Standing into Danger: The Transfer of a Strong Organizational Culture from One Business Unit to Another within a Relatedly Diversified Multi-Business Enterprise, submitted to the Strategic Organization journal.
  • Tang, J. Y., Crossan, M. M. & Rowe, W. G. (2017). Dominant Leaders: Heroes or Villains? Re-submitted to Organizational Dynamics.
  • Sidani, Y. & Rowe, W. G. (2017). Legitimacy in Authentic Leadership: A Follower-Centered Assessment of the Moral Dimension, Re-submitted to The Leadership Quarterly.

Honours & Awards

  • Ivey Alumni Association Toronto Chapter Faculty Professor in Business Leadership (2016-present)
  • Dean’s Research Merit Award, 2015/16, 2014/15, 2012/13
  • The Dean Carol Stephenson EMBA Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008
  • University Students’ Council Teaching Honour Roll Award of Excellence, 2006-2007
  • First Runner-Up, Case Track, ASAC 2003
  • Inaugural Holder of the Paul MacPherson Chair in Strategic Leadership, 2002-2016
  • Best Paper Awards: AOM (Health Care Management, 2012); ASAC, International Business, 2009; Strategy, 2002; Management Education, 1998, 1992
  • Honourable Mention Award, Strategy Division, ASAC 1996
  • Dean’s Service Award, Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University, 1999
  • Beta Gamma Sigma membership
  • Graduate Student Assistantship, Texas A&M University, 1992-1995
  • MBA Award for Excellence, Pratt & Whitney Canada Prize, Concordia MBA Case Competition, 1986
  • Destroyer Navigating Officers Achievement, 1975

Experience

  • Executive Director, Ivey Publishing, (2016 – present)
  • Coordinator, General Management (2013-present)
  • Director, Executive MBA Program, (2009-2012)
  • Associate Professor, Ivey Business School, (2006-present)
  • PhD Coordinator, General Management Area, Ivey Business School, (2002-2009)
  • Associate Dean, Graduate Programs & Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland, (2000-2001)
  • Director, Centre for Management Development, Memorial University of Newfoundland, (1996-1999)
  • Associate Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, (1998-2001)
  • Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, (1995-1998)
  • Lecturer, Memorial University of Newfoundland, (1990-1992)
  • Part-Time Lecturer, Memorial University of Newfoundland, (1986-1988)
  • Served as the Divisional Commander of a multi-ship division in the Canadian Navy, (1990)
  • Served as the Commanding Officer of Minor War Vessels, Canadian Navy, (1988-1990)
  • Served as the Executive Officer of Minor War Vessels, Canadian Navy, 1977-1978, (1988-1989)
  • Served as the Navigation Officer of several surface ships, Canadian Navy, (1974-1982)