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Fiona McQuarrie

Fiona McQuarrie, PhD, MBA, BBA

Professor

School of Business

Abbotsford campus, C2445

Phone: 604-504-7441 ext. 4310

email Fiona

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.

Teaching Interests

Courses recently taught at UFV:

Publications

King, A. E., McQuarrie, F., & Brigham, S. M. (2018, July). Beyond family, friends and profs: Strategies for older students’ success at university. Presentation at the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Kondra, A., Lamertz, K., & McQuarrie, F. (2018, June). Publish and perish: Legitimacy, predatory journals, and organizational categories. Paper presented at the Organizational Theory Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference, Toronto, ON.

Kondra, A. Z., Lamertz, K., & McQuarrie, F. (2017). Managing organizational image in a complex institutional environment. Paper presented at the Organization Theory Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference, Montréal, QC.

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

Lamertz, K., McQuarrie, F., & Kondra, A. (2017). ‘This feels right!’: How emotional displays by individual employees can build and repair organizational legitimacy. Paper presented at the Organizational Theory Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference, Montréal, QC.

Lamertz, K., McQuarrie, F., & Kondra, A. (2019, June). Publish now, perish later: How predatory journals signal legitimacy to academic audiences. Paper presented at the Organizational Theory Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference, St. Catharines, ON.

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. doi:10.1111/1911-3838.12025.

McQuarrie, F. (1992a). The cracked mirror: An imperfect case of press self-examination. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 7(1), 19-30.

McQuarrie, F. (1992b). Male and female graduates of Canadian journalism programs. Journalism Educator, 7(2), 74-80.

McQuarrie, F. (1994a). Are women set up for failure on the road to the executive suite? (Research translation). Academy of Management Executive, 8(4), 84-85.

McQuarrie, F. (1994b). Telecommuting: Who really benefits? Business Horizons, 37(6), 79-83.

McQuarrie, F. (1997). [Review of the book The Menace of the Corporate Newspaper: Fact or Fiction?, by D. P. Demers]. Journal of Media Economics, 10(2), 43-45. doi:10.1207/s15327736me1002_5.

McQuarrie, F. (1998). Expanding concepts of diversity: Discussing gay and lesbian issues in the management classroom. Journal of Management Education22(2), 162-172.

McQuarrie, F. (1999a). Does the 'professional mystique' explain journalists' dissatisfaction? Newspaper Research Journal, 20(3), 20-28.

McQuarrie, F. (1999b). Work careers and serious leisure: The effects of non-work commitment on career commitment. Leisure/Loisir: Journal of the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies, 24(1-2), 115-138. doi:10.1080/14927713.1999.9651261.

McQuarrie, F. (2005a). 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.

McQuarrie, F. (2005b). Industrial Relations in Canada (2nd ed.). Toronto, ON: John Wiley & Sons Canada.

McQuarrie, F. (2006). Breaking kayfabe: ‘The history of a history’ of World Wrestling Entertainment. Management & Organizational History, 1(3), 227-250.

McQuarrie, F. (2008). Canadian employers’ support for employees’ leisure commitments: An exploratory study. Leisure/Loisir: Journal of the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies, 32(2), 629-647. doi:10.1080/14927713.2008.9651424.

McQuarrie, F. (2010a). In good faith? An analysis of the features and outcomes of duty of fair representation cases. Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations, 65(1), 118-133. doi:10.7202/039530ar.

McQuarrie, F. (2010b). The struggle over worker leisure: an analysis of the history of the workers' sports association in Canada. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences / Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l'Administration, 27(4), 391-402. doi:10.1002/cjas.156.

McQuarrie, F. (2011). Industrial Relations in Canada (3rd ed.). Toronto, ON: John Wiley & Sons Canada.

McQuarrie, F. (2013, December). [Review of the book Gender and genre in sports documentaries: critical essays, by Z. Ingle & D. M. Sutera]. Annals of Leisure Research, 16(4), 365-366. doi:10.1080/11745398.2013.802204.

McQuarrie, F. (2013, May). [Review of the book Game plan: a social history of sport in Alberta, by K. L. Wall]. Leisure/Loisir: Journal of the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies, 37(2), 182-184. doi: 10.1080/14927713.2013.801155.

McQuarrie, F. (2015). [Review of the book Gender and Generation in Academia, by B. Baghilole & K. White]. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 34(2), 182-184. doi:10.1108/EDI-11-2014-0081.

McQuarrie, F. (2016). [Review of the book Revolutions from Grub Street: a history of magazine publishing in Britain, by H. Cox & S. Mowatt]. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 93(1), 253-254. doi:10.1177/10776990156252011.

McQuarrie, F. (2016, August). Characteristics and usage of transfer credit agreements in business and management programs. Paper presented at the Management Education and Development Division, Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

McQuarrie, F. (2016, November 8). Job churn and precarious work don’t have to be the new normal. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved from https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/job-churn-and-precarious-work-dont-have-to-be-the-new-normal/article32704805/

McQuarrie, F. (2017, June). Freedom of association, good faith bargaining and government as employer: An examination of the BCTF case in Canada. Presentation at the International Law and Society Conference, Mexico City, Mexico.

McQuarrie, F. (2017, May). A critical analysis of dual career tracks for faculty in post-secondary education. Presentation at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences Program, Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies (CAWLS), Toronto, ON.

McQuarrie, F. (2018, December). A cross-disciplinary comparison of students’ self-reported degree completion strategies. Paper presented at the Society for Research into Higher Education (SHRE) Annual Research Conference, Newport, Wales.

McQuarrie, F. (2018, June). Assessing the state of labour relations education in Canadian business schools. Presentation at the Law and Society Conference, Toronto, ON.

McQuarrie, F. (2018, May). [Review of the book Playing for Change: The Continuing Struggle for Sport and Recreation, by R. Field]. Sporting Traditions, 35(1), 107-108.

McQuarrie, F. (2019, February). [Review of the book The Evolving Feminine Ballet Body, by P. Markula & M. I. Clark]. Leisure/Loisir: Journal of the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies, 43(1), 152-153. doi:10.1080/14927713.2019.1582927.

McQuarrie, F., Eamer, A., Ammar, N., Brigham, S., Fontaine, L., & King, A. (2017, May). A strengths-based examination of Canadian post-secondary students’ academic completion strategies. Presentation at the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education Conference, Toronto, ON.

McQuarrie, F., & Jackson, E. (1996). Connections between negotiation of leisure constraints and serious leisure: An exploratory study of adult amateur ice skaters. Loisir et Société/Society and Leisure, 19(2), 459-483.

McQuarrie, F., & Jackson, E. (2002). Transitions in leisure careers and their parallels in work careers. Journal of Career Development, 29(1), 37-54.

McQuarrie, F., King, A. E., & Navqi, A. (2018, May). Legitimacy and institutional support for student groups at Canadian post-secondary institutions: Implications of resource allocations. Presentation at the Canadian Society for Studies in Higher Education Conference, Regina, SK.

McQuarrie, F., & Kondra, A. Z. (2016, August). Exploring the process of institutional isomorphism in patchy organizational fields. Paper presented at the Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

McQuarrie, F., & Kondra, A. Z. (2016, June). Examining discipline specific characteristics and use of transfer agreements: The case of business. Paper presented at the Pan-Canadian Council on Admissions & Transfer (PCCAT) Conference, Vancouver, BC.

McQuarrie, F., Kondra, A. Z., & Lamertz, K. (2013). Government, coercive power and the perceived legitimacy of Canadian post-secondary institutions. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 43(2), 149-165.

Sandhu, D. J., & McQuarrie, F. (2016). 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.

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

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