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Darren Meister

Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship

Associate Dean, Faculty Development

Darren Meister

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  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology adoption

Darren Meister is the Associate Dean, Faculty Development at the Ivey Business School and the former Faculty Director of the HBA and MSc Programs. He was also the founding Director of the Thompson Centre for Engineering Leadership and Innovation in Western Engineering. His interests focus on design thinking, technology-based entrepreneurship and the role of technology in enhancing organizational effectiveness, specifically as it concerns innovation processes. His research work is conducted within companies in close cooperation with practitioners.

Through research and consulting opportunities, Darren has worked with many entrepreneurial ventures and leading global firms such as Accenture, Industry Canada, Intel, Royal Bank, and Siemens. His work has appeared in Management Science, MIS Quarterly and other leading journals and conferences. He was also on the Executive Board of CEMS, the Global Alliance of Management Education.

Before joining Ivey, Darren taught at Queen's University and Carleton University, where he was one of the architects of an Information Systems concentration in the Bachelor of Commerce program. He has taught in all of Ivey's programs. He was a Rotary International Foundation scholar, attending the University of Cambridge. Subsequently, he earned his PhD at the University of Waterloo, Canada.


  • BASc, Waterloo
  • MASc, Waterloo
  • PhD, Waterloo

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Tsai, P.; Compeau, D. R.; Meister, D. B., 2017, "Voluntary use of information technology: an analysis and synthesis of the literature", Journal of Information Technology, June 32(2): 147 - 162.
  • Wang, Y.; Gray, P.; Meister, D. B., 2014, "Task-driven Learning: The Antecedents and Outcomes of Internal and External Knowledge Sourcing", Information and Management, December 51(8): 939 - 951.
  • Wang, Y.; Meister, D. B.; Gray, P., 2013, "Social Influence and Knowledge Management Systems Use: Evidence from Panel Data", MIS Quarterly, March 37(1): 299 - 313.
  • Wang, Y.; Meister, D. B.; Gray, P., 2011, "In or Out: An Integrated Model of Individual Knowledge Source Choice", Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, June 23(2): 37 - 56.
  • Wang, Y.; Meister, D. B.; Wang, Y., 2011, "Re-examining Relative Advantage: An Empirical Study", International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, March 7(1): 46 - 59.
  • Harrigan, P.; Schroeder, A.; Qureshi, I.; Fang, Y.; Ibbotson, P.; Ramsey, E.; Meister, D. B., 2010, "Internet Technologies, ECRM Capabilities, and Performance Benefits for SMEs: An Exploratory Study", International Journal of Electronic Commerce, December 15(2): 7 - 46.
  • Compeau, D. R.; Meister, D. B.; Higgins, C. A., 2007, "From Prediction to Explanation: Reconceptualizing and Extending the Perceived Characteristics of Innovating", Journal of the Association for Information Systems, August 8(8): 409 - 439.
  • Gray, P.; Meister, D. B., 2006, "Knowledge Sourcing Methods", Information and Management, February 43(2): 142 - 156.
  • Street, C.; Meister, D. B., 2004, "Small Business Growth and Internal Transparency: The Role of Information Systems", MIS Quarterly, December 28(3): 473 - 506.
  • Gray, P.; Meister, D. B., 2004, "Knowledge Sourcing Effectiveness", Management Science, June 50(6): 821 - 834.
  • Ford, D. P.; Connelly, C. E.; Meister, D. B., 2003, "Information Systems Research and Hofstede's Culture's Consequences: An Uneasy and Incomplete Partnership", IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, December 50(1): 8 - 25.
  • Gerwin, D.; Meister, D. B., 2002, "Coordinating New Product Development in an International Joint Venture", International Journal of Technology Management, June 24(1): 27 - 43.
  • Kersten, G. E.; Meister, D. B., 1996, "Qualitative Representation of Negotiations: A Tutorial of a Rule-Based Approach", Group Decision and Negotiation, December 5(2): 177 - 206.
  • Hipel, K. W.; Meister, D. B., 1994, "Conflict Analysis Methodology for Modeling Coalitions in Multilateral Negotiations", Information and Decision Technologies, December 19: 85 - 103.
  • Meister, D. B.; Fraser, N. M., 1994, "Conflict Analysis Techniques for Negotiation Support", Group Decision and Negotiation, December 3(3): 333 - 345.

For more publications please see our Research Database


  • Carleton University
  • Queen's University
  • Consulting and research work with high-technology organizations and government departments

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