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Thursday, March 1, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

This seminar series was launched by the Telfer School of Management Research Office to promote its new professors. It represents an excellent opportunity for professors, students and community members to meet new faculty and to learn more about their research programs.

Please join us for a presentation by Saouré Kouamé: The Influence of CEO Positive Affectivity on Corporate Entrepreneurship

Using an empirical investigation of 102 firms, this study determines the relationship between the Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO’s) positive affectivity, on the one hand, and corporate entrepreneurship and its three dimensions (innovation, strategic renewal and venturing) on the other hand. Innovation, venturing and the meta-construct of corporate entrepreneurship have a significant positive relationship with the CEO’s positive affectivity, as measured by the CEO himself/herself (self-reported) and by other senior managers (other-reported). Strategic Renewal has a significant positive relationship only in the other-reported measure of CEO positive affectivity. CEO power strengthens this positive influence of CEO positive affectivity on corporate entrepreneurship. These results show the importance of the affective and emotional aspect of the CEO's impact on strategic behavior of organizations and their success.

A light lunch will be served.


Thursday, March 1, 2018
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 4165
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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About the speaker

Saouré Kouamé is an assistant professor of Strategy. He holds a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Business Administration, in the field of management, from HEC Montréal. His research work focuses on the practices and success factors of organizational strategy.

His current projects deal with the emotions of senior executives (CEOs, executive partners, boards of directors) in strategic processes and practices, and with strategic practices in philanthropic organizations (corporate, private and public).

His writing has been or will be published in the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of Business Ethics, Management Decision and Gestion. He was awarded a Best Paper Award 2017 by the Strategy Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC).

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