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Raymond B. Chiu

Raymond is a postdoctoral associate at the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership. He is currently investigating the nature of leadership as it relates to communication, trust, truth, and candour. His other research in organizational behaviour and human resource management has focused on religious and spiritual beliefs in the workplace, the influence of moral beliefs on perception of leaders, and ethical objectives in HR assessment. Raymond’s work has been presented at numerous conferences and published both academically and in the popular media. His teaching experience includes undergraduate-level organizational behaviour, and workshops for a wide range of nonprofit and professional groups.

Curriculum vitae

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EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University
  • M.T.S., Tyndale University College & Seminary (in progress)
  • M.B.A., Schulich School of Business, York University
  • B.A.Sc., University of Toronto, Civil Engineering

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Candour, truth, trust, and communication in leadership
  • Leader character, ethical virtues, and organizational values
  • Implicit leadership perceptions and the role of moral foundations
  • Cross-cultural religious and spiritual beliefs in organizations
  • Faith-work integration, workplace diversity, and religious accommodation
  • Nonprofit management and faith-based organizations
  • Ethical objectives and subjective bias in HR assessment and selection
  • Philosophical and theological perspectives on moral goodness
  • Workplace incivility in customer service encounters
  • Social entrepreneurship and organizational change
  • Qualitative research methods

BACKGROUND

After starting his career as a professional engineer, Raymond spent over a decade in research, marketing and leadership roles in the nonprofit sector. His experience includes the creation of several city-wide social enterprises in Toronto, the executive directorship of a downtown community development organization, and a senior research role in the country’s largest charity. Married with three teenage children, Raymond is a board member of Talking Book Library, a charitable organization producing audio books for those who rely on the spoken word for spiritual enrichment.