- DMS 5131
- 613-562-5800 x 4759
- Entrepreneurial Identity
- Entrepreneurship Education
- Evaluation and Accreditation
- Organizational Learning
- Public Sector
- Social Capital
- Sponsorship for Women's Career Advancement
- Women's Entrepreneurship
Dr. Elliott joined the Telfer School of Management in 2009, first as a part-time professor of organizational theory and design, and later in 2011 as an Assistant Professor of organizational behaviour and human resources. Dr. Elliott obtained a B.A./B.Phe from Queen's in 1982, and an M.A. in 1984. She then completed a M.B.A. from the Telfer School of Management in 1990 and a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa in 2010. Her thesis examined the consequences, context, and impact of accreditation on Canadian University Business Schools. Particular interest was paid to the effect of evaluative inquiry on organizational learning.
Her research interests are focused on improving organizational performance and enterprise growth in three main areas: human performance, (women's entrepreneurship, mentoring and diversity), performance management in public sector organizations, (including evaluation capacity building and organizational learning), and management education (adult learning and business school accreditation).
Prior to academia, Dr. Elliott worked for a large global consultancy for 12 years, as a change management consultant and human resources manager. In the former, she worked with a variety of public sector clients to deliver solutions in the area of organizational and human performance systems. Clients included Canada Post Corporation, PWGSC, the Department of National Defence, and Export Development Corporation. As a human resources manager, she worked in variety of corporate roles and HR functions - recruiting, staffing, and talent management - to serve practices in Canada and the United States.
Catherine has also managed an independent consulting firm since 2002. Her consultancy has provided services primarily to federal government clients in research and evaluation, training and education and human resource management. Sample projects have included: a review of best practices in public sector talent management (competency management, leadership development, knowledge transfer, and advisory services); an evaluation of the career services function; an evaluation of educational programs.
Publications during the last 7 years
Orser, B.J. and Elliott, C. Feminine Capital: Unlocking the power of women entrepreneurs. Palo Alto, California: Stanford University Press, 2015.
Chapters in Books
Goh, S.C., Elliott, C. and Richards, G.S. Performance management in Canadian public organizations: Findings of a multi-case study. In Big Data and Analytics Applications in Government Organizations. Current practices and future opportunities. U.S.A.: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group: Boca Raton, FL, 2017.
Elliott, C. and Orser, B.J. Feminist entrepreneurial identity: Reproducing gender through strategic decision-making. In Brush, C.G. and Greene, P.. Research Agenda for Women and Entrepreneurship. The Construction of Social Identity: The Case of Women Entrepreneurs. London, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., 2016.
Cousins, J.B., Goh, S.C., Elliott, C. and Bourgeois, I. Framing the capacity to do and use evaluation. In Cousins, J.B. and Bourgeois, I.. Organizational Capacity to Do and Use Evaluation: New Directions for Evaluation. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2014.
Elliott, C., Cousins, J.B. and Goh, S.C. Case 1: Dawson College. In Cousins, J.B. and Bourgeois, I.. Organizational Capacity to Do and Use Evaluation: New Directions for Evaluation. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2014.
Goh, S.C. and Elliott, C. Case 5: Canada Revenue Agency. In Cousins, J.B. and Bourgeois, I.. Organizational Capacity to Do and Use Evaluation: New Directions for Evaluation. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2014.
Kuji-Shikatani, K. and Elliott, C. Case 8: Trillium Foundation. In Cousins, J.B. and Bourgeois, I.. Organizational Capacity to Do and Use Evaluation: New Directions for Evaluation. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2014.
Elliott, C. and Leck, J.D. Formal mentoring programs: Gender influences and considerations for program design. In Paludi, M.A.. Managing Diversity in Today's Workplace. Praegers, 2011.
Papers in Refereed Journals
Leck, J.D. and Elliott, C. 2016. Shattering Glass: e-Mentoring and the Advancement of Diversity. The International Journal of Organizational Diversity, 16(4): 1-15.
Goh, S.C., Elliott, C. and Richards, G.S. 2015. Performance management in Canadian public organizations: Findings of a multi-case study. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 64(2): 157-174.
Cousins, J.B., Goh, S.C., Elliott, C., Aubry, T. and Gilbert, N. 2014. Government and voluntary sector differences in organizational capacity to do and use evaluation. Evaluation and Program Planning, 44: 1-13.
Somerville, K., Elliott, C. and Gustafson, C. 2014. Increasing women's participation on corporate boards in the USA. Journal of Business and Economics, 5(8): 1338-1348.
Elliott, C. and Goh, S.C. 2013. Does accreditation promote organizational learning? A multiple case study of Canadian business schools. Journal of Management Development, 32(7): 737-755.
Orser, B.J., Elliott, C. and Leck, J.D. 2013. Entrepreneurial feminists: Perspectives about opportunity recognition and governance. Journal of Business Ethics, 115(2): 241-257.
Rockwell, B., Leck, J.D. and Elliott, C. 2013. Can e-mentoring take the "gender" out of mentoring . Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 7(2): 1-11.
Leck, J.D., Elliott, C., Rockwell, B. and Luthy, M. 2013. The Importance of universal access and exposure to executive-level advice. Electronic Journal of e-Learning, 11(3): 239-252.
Elliott, C. 2013. The impact of AACSB accreditation: A multiple case study of Canadian university business schools. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences/Revue canadienne des sciences de l'administration, 30(3): 203-218.
Goh, S.C., Elliott, C. and Quon, T.K.S. 2012. The relationship between learning capability and organizational performance: A meta-analytic examination. The Learning Organization, 19(2): 92-108.
Leck, J.D., Elliott, C. and Rockwell, B. 2012. E-mentoring women: Lessons learned from a pilot program. Journal of Diversity Management, 7(2): 83-96.
Orser, B.J., Elliott, C. and Leck, J.D. 2012. Women-focused small business programming: Client motives and perspectives. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 4(3): 236-265.
Orser, B.J., Elliott, C. and Leck, J.D. 2011. Feminist attributes and entrepreneurial identity. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 26 (8): 561-589.
Somerville, K. and Elliott, C. 2010. Strategies to improve client service: Exemplars in the Canadian federal government. Innovation Journal, 16(2): 16 pages.
Invited Contributions and/or Technical Reports
Elliott, C. 2017. "Strategies for career advancement: A summary needs assessment report", May, 17 pages.
Elliott, C., Onuh, D. and Robinson, C. 2016. "Strategies for career advancement: A needs assessment report", Women in Communications and Technology (WCT), Ottawa, ON, Canada, March.
Elliott, C. and Loewen, S. 2016. "Sponsorship program. Interim evaluation report", Women in Communications and Technology (WCT), Ottawa, ON, Canada, March, 27 pages.
Orser, B.J., Kassun-Mutch, P., Elliott, C. and Levine Ruben, R. 2016. "Strengthening Ontario through Women's Enterprise. Women Entrepreneurs Ontario (WEO) Collective Access", Women Entrepreneurs Ontario (WEO) Collective, n/a.
Lahey, R.E. and Elliott, C. 2015. "Mid-Term Evaluation of the Better Work Global Programme Phase III", Geneva, Switzerland, n/a, 66 pages.
Elliott, C. 2013. "Mentoring a diverse workforce: SSHRC knowledge synthesis final report", December, 39 pages.
Whitley, J., Cousins, J.B., Duquette, C., Elliott, C., Orders, S., Gooderham, S. and Lummiss, M. 2012. "Evaluation of the Ontario Ministry of Education's differentiated instruction professional learning strategy", Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa, n/a.
Cousins, J.B., Elliott, C. and Gilbert, N. 2011. "International program for development evaluation training (IPDET): Evaluation of impact" (Volume 2: Case studies)", Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa, n/a.
Cousins, J.B., Elliott, C. and Gilbert, N. 2010. "International program for development evaluation training (IPDET): Evaluation of impact (Volume 1: Main report)", Centre for Research on Educational and Community Services, University of Ottawa, n/a.
Elliott, C. 2010. "A guide to understanding your services", Treasury Board Secretariat, Government of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Canada, n/a.
Funded Research during the last 7 years
|2015-2016||Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)||Is the stereotype of the male entrepreneur still relevant?||R||I||PI||$ 1,000|
|2014-2015||Carleton (CREWW Women and Work Incubator Grant (WWIG))||Entrepreneurial Leadership Attributes: Developing a Gender-Neutral Vocabulary||R||O||PI||$ 4,810|
|2014-2015||Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP)||Limited by language? Constructing a contemporary vocabulary for entrepreneurs||R||I||PI||$ 1,000|
|2013-2014||SSHRC||Knowledge Synthesis Grant-Mentoring a diverse workforce||R||C||PI||$ 24,552|
*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown
**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown
Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator