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Miles, Michael

Miles, Michael

Assistant Professor
B.A. (Carleton), M.A. (University of Alberta), M.Sc. (Pepperdine), M.S. (The Fielding Institute), Ph.D. (The Fielding Institute)
DMS 5126
613-562-5800 x 4719
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Research Areas
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Organizational Behaviour


Michael Miles completed his doctoral degree in Human and Organization Systems at the Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara. He holds 2 management-related Master's degrees (in Organization Development and Organization Systems from Pepperdine & the Fielding Institute respectively) and one in Community Development (University of Alberta). Areas of his current research activity include international leadership practice and business strategy (focus on China and Thailand), comparative cross-cultural organization effectiveness, and the use of simulation to teach real-world business skills.

Dr. Miles has implemented advanced management training and organization change initiatives as well as managed directly in the areas of staff and management development, human resource management, and organization effectiveness.

Canadian clients have included Petro-Canada, Syncrude, Pratt and Whitney, Newbridge, Mitel, Alcatel, the Bank of Montreal, Bombardier Aerospace, the Conference Board of Canada, the Canadian Institute for Petroleum Industry Development (CIPID), the Canadian International Development Agency, and numerous other Departments of the Provincial Government of Alberta and the Federal Government of Canada.

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

Ihsan, A, Miles, M. and Esen, S. 2013. Corporate Governance: a comparative study of practices in Turkey and Canada. The IUP Journal of Corporate Governance , 12(2): 7-27.

Miles, M. 2009. Corporate Governance in Asia's Emerging Markets - an Overview. Review of International Comparative Management, 10(2): 37-50.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2011-2013 Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF) Good Chinese Leadership R I PI $ 5,800
2009-2012 Private Group Comparative Study of Chinese and Romanian Leaders on a Number of Critical Leadership and Management Dimensions R O PI $ 19,950

*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