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Andrew Sarta

Discipline

Strategy

Past Education

  • Honors Business Administration (Ivey Business School, Western University, 2003)

Refereed Journal Articles

  • 2021    |  Sarta, A., Durand, R., Vergne, J.-P. Organizational Adaptation.  Journal of Management. forthcoming. 

Refereed Book Chapters

  • 2020   |  Grace, C., Sarta, A. “The Future of Digital Wealth Management”.  The Technological Revolution in Banking: How Bank and Fintech Customers Win Together. Ed. Michael King and Richard Nesbitt. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • 2018   |  Sarta, A., Vergne, J.-P., Durand, R. “Organizational Adaptation”.  Oxford Bibliographies in Management. Ed. Ricky W. Griffin. New York: Oxford University Press.

Conference Presentations and Proceeding

  • Sarta. A, “Attentional Direction and Incumbent Adaptation: A Fuzzy-Set Analysis of Robo-Advice Adoption”
    • 40th Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society | Virtual (2020)
      Nominated for Best Student Paper Award
    • Strategic Management Society Special Conference: Hits and Misses: Strategic Decisions in an Uncertain World | Frankfurt, Germany (2019)
  • Sarta. A, “The Ambiguity of Novelty and Strategic Agenda Setting: Evidence from the Emergence of FinTech”
    • 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management | Virtual (2020)
  • Sarta, A., Durand, R., Vergne, J.-P. “Reset: Stock-Taking and Rethinking Organizational Adaptation as Congruence”
    • Advancing New Understandings of History in the Management Field Symposium | 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management | Boston, United States (2019)
  • Sarta, A. “Cognition, Market Velocity, and Attentional Shifts: A Multi-level Study of FinTech’s Emergence”
    • 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management | Boston, United States (2019)
    • 35th EGOS Colloquium | Edinburgh, United Kingdom (2019)
    • The Second Toronto FinTech Conference | Toronto, Canada (2019)
    • 38th Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society | Paris, France (2018)
    • 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management | Chicago, United States (2018)
    • The First Toronto FinTech Conference | Toronto, Canada (2017)

Case Publications and Other Teaching Material

  • 2018   |  Nest Wealth | with Chuck Grace. Ivey Publishing (forthcoming).
  • 2006  |  Eastern Talon Transport | with Elizabeth M.A. Grasby. Ivey Publishing.
  • 2005  |  Hospitality Services – The University of Western Ontario | with Elizabeth M.A. Grasby. Ivey Publishing.

Awards, Honours, and Grants

  • Best Student Paper Nomination. Attentional Direction and Incumbent Adaptation: A Fuzzy-Set Analysis of Robo-Advice Adoption. Strategic Management Society (2020)
  • C.B. (Bud) Johnston Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2019-20.
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Province of Ontario, Canada, 2019-20.
  • C.B. (Bud) Johnston Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2018-19.
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Province of Ontario, Canada, 2018-19

Teaching Appointments

  • Lecturer, Ivey Business School (2003-2005)

Academic Service

  • Conference Organization 
    • 2019 | Conference Chair, The 2nd Toronto FinTech Conference, Ivey Business School
    • 2018 | Organizing Committee, The Future of Digital Advice Conference, Ivey Business School
    • 2017 | Panel Moderator, The First Annual Toronto FinTech Conference
  • Ad hoc Reviewer
    • 2020 | 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management | 40th Annual Meeting of the Strategic Management Society | The 3rd Toronto FinTech Conference
    • 2019 | Organization Studies | 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management | The 2nd Toronto FinTech Conference
    • 2018 | 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
    • 2017 | Academy of Management Big Data Conference

Industry Outreach

  • 2017   |  Industry White Paper | “Financial Advice in Canada: A Way Forward” | with Chuck Grace, Amy Young, and Romina Maurino | November 2017

Professional Experience

  • McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited:
    • Department Head, Menu Innovation Manager (2011 – 2016)
    • Menu Development and Innovation Lead (2008 – 2011)
    • Business Insights Consultant (2006 – 2008)
    • Business Insights Analyst (2005 – 2006)

PhD

(anticipated completion 2021)

Ivey Business School

Andrew Sarta

Andrew Sarta

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Personal Interests

  • Organizational Adaptation
  • Attention-based Decision-Making
  • Ambiguity and Choice
  • Technological Innovation and Change