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Fiona McQuarrie

Fiona McQuarrie, PhD, MBA, BBA

Associate Professor

School of Business

Abbotsford campus, C2445

Phone: 604-504-7441

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Biography

Dr. McQuarrie joined the School of Business in 1995.  She holds a PhD 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 Univeristy, 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 has served three terms as a member of 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 businesses, 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.

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Publications

Lambertz, K., Kondra, A. Z., & McQuarrie, F. A. E. (2016). Face under pressure: a dramaturgical approach to employee interaction with organizational outsiders during organizational legitimacy threat. Paper presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada 2016 Conference, Edmonton, AB.

McQuarrie, F. (2016a). Book review: revolutions from Grub Street: a history of magazine publishing in Britain by Howard Cox and Simon Mowatt. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 93(1), 253-254. doi:10.1177/1077699015625201l

McQuarrie, F. (2016b). Characteristics and usage of transfer credit agreements in business and management programs. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA.

McQuarrie, F., & Kondra, A. Z. (2016). Examining discipline specific characteristics and use of transfer agreements: the case for business. Paper presented at the 2016 PCCAT Conference, Vancouver, BC.

McQuarrie, F. A. E. (2015). Industrial Relations in Canada (4th ed.). Toronto, ON: Wiley.

McQuarrie, F. A. E., & Kondra, A. Z. (2016). Exploring the process of institutional isomorphism in patchy organizational fields. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Sandhu, D. J., & McQuarrie, F. A. E. (2016a). The characteristics of Canadian undergraduate business students' paid employment. Paper presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada 2016 Conference, Edmonton, AB.

Sandhu, D. J., & McQuarrie, F. A. E. (2016b). An innovative model for delivering business education in India. The International Journal of Management Education, 14(3), 301-309. doi:10.1016/j.ijme.2016.06.002

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 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, St. John's, NL. Best Paper Award, Organizational Theory Division.

McQuarrie, F., Kondra, A., & Lamertz, 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 Workers' Sports Association in Canada, Canadian Journal of Adminstrative Studies, 27(4), 391-402.

Kondra, A., Lamertz, K. & McQuarrie, F. (2010). What's in a name?: 'Universities', symbolic isomorphism, and legitamacy. In Choang, Y. -T. (ed). Organizational Theory Division, Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Assocation 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 McCuthceon, 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.

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I have a great appreciation for the professor who pushed me to get my CA designation. Isn’t it crazy how a little conversation can change your life so completely. Keith’s guidance alone has given me a lifetime of happiness and wealth. If I had gone to a larger university who knows if something like that would have ever happened. I am very proud of the route I took, but I wouldn’t have gotten there without my professors at UFV.

  • – Alex McAulay
  •    BBA Accounting, 2008

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