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Cara Maurer

Assistant Professor, General Management & Strategy

Cara C. Maurer

Contact Information


  • Organizational Learning from Diversity
  • Strategic Renewal
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Strategic and Organizational Change

Research Publications

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Dr. Cara Maurer is an assistant professor of General Management at Ivey. She earned her PhD in strategy from Western University.

Her research explores longitudinal and multilevel aspects of organisational diversity and inclusion.  She is also interested in how individuals’ emotions, values and stories influence strategic, organizational, and social change processes.

She has published in several top research journals, including the Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Organization Studies, and Human Resource Management.  She has received grants from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada.  Her research has been cited in the popular press, including the Globe and Mail, the Financial Post, and the Ottawa Sun.

For her teaching, she has received the USC Western University Teaching Award and the David Burgoyne HBA1 Teaching Award for outstanding contribution to student development.

In her executive practice, she has worked with companies such as Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, TD Bank Financial group, General Dynamics Land Systems, and Ontario Public Service.


  • Strategic Analysis & Action
  • Leading Change

Programs Taught

  • HBA
  • AMBA
  • MSc
  • Executive Education


  • HBA, MBA, PhD (Western University)

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Crossan, M. M.; Nguyen, B.; Sturm, R. E.; Vera, D. V.; Ruiz Pardo, A.; Maurer, C. C., 2023, "Organizational learning through character-based judgment", Management Learning, November 54(5)
  • Maurer, C. C.; Qureshi, I., 2021, "Not just good for her: A temporal analysis of the dynamic relationship between representation of women and collective employee turnover", Organization Studies, January 42(1): 85 - 107.
  • 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

Work in Progress

  • Managerial Influence on Evolutionary VSR processes, with, Miner, A., Crossan, M. Oxford Handbook of Organizational Change and Innovation, (forthcoming 2020)
  • Narrative identity in the context of Inclusion and Diversity
  • Imagination and Insight in Forward-looking Strategy, with Miner, A., Crossan, M.
  • Integrating Leader Character and Organizational Learning, Crossan, M. Vera, D., Maurer, C, Sturm, R., Nguyen, B., Ruiz, A.


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

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