Fiona McQuarrie

Associate Professor, School of Business

Dr. McQuarrie joined the School of Business in 1995. She holds a Ph.D. in organizational analysis from the University of Alberta; an MBA, a BBA with majors in English and business, and a Certificate in Liberal Arts from Simon Fraser University; and a Diploma in General Studies from Thompson Rivers University. She has also taught at Athabasca University, Simon Fraser University, the University of Alberta, and the University of Prince Edward Island.  Dr. McQuarrie has been Associate Dean of UFV’s Faculty of Professional Studies and has also been a co-chair of the School of Business. From 2011 to 2014, she had a half-time appointment as the Special Projects Coordinator at the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer.

Dr. McQuarrie is currently the Divisional Liaison on the national executive of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, the professional and academic association for faculty members in Canadian business schools. She has also been an executive member of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations division of the Academy of Management, the largest international association of business academics and researchers. She has served as a board member for several business, governmental and community organizations.

Dr. McQuarrie’s research interests include the interaction between work and leisure; organizational theory; labour relations; and organizational diversity. Her research has been published in major academic journals including the Academy of Management Executive, the Canadian Journal of Administrative Studies, Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, the Journal of Management Education, and Management & Organizational History. She is the author of the textbook Industrial Relations in Canada (John Wiley and Sons Canada), which is used in more than 30 colleges and universities across the country. She also is a regular media commentator on labour and employment issues.

 

Courses Taught

BUS 201- Human Resource Management

BUS 203- Organizational Behaviour

BUS 304- Organization Theory and Application

BUS 305- Industrial Relations

BUS 314- Recruitment and Selection

BUS 407- Gender and Diversity in Organizations

BUS 408- Teamwork

Selected Publications

  • Lownie, K., & McQuarrie, F. (2014). Applying the principles of soccer training to the design and delivery of classes in introductory accounting courses. Accounting Perspectives, 13(1), 83-98.
  • McQuarrie, F., Kondra, A., & Lamertz, K. (2013). The impact of government's coercive power on the perceived legitimacy of Canadian post-secondary institutions. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 43(2), 149-165.
  • Lamertz, K., McQuarrie, F., & Kondra, A. (2012). Organizational legitimacy and identity in Canadian post-secondary education : investigating student' perceptions. In Bates, K. (ed), Organizational Theory Division, Proceedings of the Adminstrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, St. John's, NL. Best Paper Award, Organizational Theory Division.
  • McQuarrie, F., Kondra, A., & Lavertz, K. (2011). The impact of government's coercive power on organizational legitimacy. In Foster, W. (ed.), Organizational Theory Division, Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Montreal, QC.
  • McQuarrie, F. (2011). Age, action or amateurs? Analyzing conceptualizations of adult sport. Proceedings of the 13th Canadian Congress on Leisure Research, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.
  • McQuarrie, F. & Neilson, L. (2011). The unstable platform: can social media mobilize audiences and consumers for non-commercial purposes? MiT7 (Media in Transition) Conference, Comparative Media Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.
  • McQuarrie, F. (2010). The struggle over worker leisure: an analysis of the history of the Workers' Sports Association in Canada, Canadian Journal of Administrative Studies, 27(4), 391-402.
  • Kondra, A., Lamertz, K., & McQuarrie, F. (2010). What's in a name?: 'Universities', symbolic isomorphism, and legitimacy. In Choang, Y.-T. (ed.), Organizational Theory Division, Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Regina, SK.
  • McQuarrie, F. (2009). In good faith?: an analysis of the features and outcomes of duty of fair representation cases. Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, 65(1), 118-133.
  • McQuarrie, F. (2009). Leisure at work: a new perspective on the causes and effects of presenteeism. In Renaud, S. (ed), Human Resource Management Division, Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Niagara Falls, ON.
  • Neilson, L., & McQuarrie, F. (2009). A cultural analysis of musical theatre recordings and professional wrestling. MiT6 (Media in Transition) conference, Comparative Media Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.
  • McQuarrie, F. (2008). The struggle over worker leisure: an analysis of the history of the Workers' Sports Association. In McCutcheon, J. (ed.), Business History Division, Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Halifax, NS. Honourable Mention Paper Award, Business History Division.
  • McQuarrie, F. (2008). Canadian employers' support for employees' leisure commitments: an exploratory study. Leisure/Loisir, 32(2), 629-648.
  • McQuarrie, F. (2006). Breaking kayfabe: 'The history of a history' of World Wrestling Entertainment. Management Organizational History, 1(3), 227-250.
  • McQuarrie, F. (2005). How the past is present(ed): a comparison of information on the Hawthorne studies in Canadian management and organizational behaviour textbooks. Canadian Journal of Administrative Studies, 22(3), 230-242.

 Selected Conference Presentations

  • McQuarrie, F., & Poljancic, L. (2013). A comparitive analysis of Canadian newspaper coverage of labour disputes in professional sport. Eighth Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
  • Lamertz, K., Kondra, A., & McQuarrie, F. (2013). Managing organizational image at the boundaries of institutional expectations: new universities and their identities. European Group for Organizational Studies Conference, Montreal, QC.
  • McQuarrie, F., & Alary, D. (2013). Exploring the effect of supported learning groups on student performance in first-year business courses. Management Education Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Calgary, AB.
  • Poljancic, L., & McQuarrie, F. (2013). Analyzing Canadian newspaper coverage of strikes and lockouts. Canadian Industrial Relations Association Conference, Toronto, ON.
  • McQuarrie, F. (2005). Employees' non-work non-family commitments: do they affect work-related attitudes? Human Resources Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Toronto, ON.
  • McQuarrie, F. (2004). 'Work-family' research and practice: the problem of 'family'. Shared Interest Track, Academy of Management Meetings, New Orleans, LA. USA.
  • Bellevance, J., Gosselin, A., & McQuarrie, F. (2004). An assessment of executive coaching practice in Quebec and British Columbia organizations. Management Education Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Quebec, QC.
  • McQuarrie, F. (2003). Do isomorphic pressures affect distinctive organizations? Organizational Theory Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, Halifax, NS.
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