- Organizational Behaviour
Swee Goh is Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management and Emeritus Professor at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa and also has a cross-appointment with the Faculty of Education. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, he taught at Dalhousie University, McMaster University and the University of Toronto.
He is currently on the Editorial Board of SAM-Advanced Management Journal, the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation and Research and Practice in Human Resource Management. He is also a member of the Academy of Management, the Administrative Science Association of Canada, the Society for the Advancement of Management and the American and Canadian Evaluation Societies.
Research Interests and Scholarly Activities
Professor Goh’s primary research interests focus on organizational learning, the building of learning capacity in organizations and its link to organizational performance. Other areas of research include public sector performance management, evaluation capacity building, knowledge transfer and managing organizational change. Professor Goh publishes his research in both applied and academic journals in management. His current research is on scale development in the measuring of organizational learning capability and understanding effective public sector performance management.
Publications during the last 7 years
Chapters in Books
Goh, S.C. FTCA-Regional and Headquarters Relations. In McShane, S.L.. Canadian Organizational Behaviour. McGraw-Hill, 2006.
Papers in Refereed Journals
Goh, S.C. and Ryan, P. 2008. The organizational performance of learning companies: A longitudinal and competitor analysis using market and accounting financial data. The Learning Organization: An International Journal, 15(3): 225-293.
Goh, S.C., Quon, T.K.S. and Cousins, J.B. 2007. The Organizational Learning Survey: A Re-Evaluation of Unidimensionality. Psychological Reports, 101: 707-721.
Taylor, M., Widfield, C. and Goh, S. 2007. Fostering Partnership Development in Workplace Literacy: A Case Study of the Canadian National Literacy Secretariat business and Labour Partnership Program. The New York Journal of Adult Learning, 2(2): 5-18.
Goh, S.C., Cousins, B.J. and Elliott, C. 2006. Organizational learning capacity, evaluative inquiry and readiness for change in schools: Views and perceptions of educators. Journal of Educational Change, 7(4): 289-318.
Cousins, B.J., Goh, S.C. and Clark, S. 2006. Data use leads to data valuing: Evaluative Inquiry for School Decision Making. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 5(2): 155-176.
Funded Research during the last 7 years
|2010-2011||Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)||Organizational Politics as a Moderator of the Relationship between Organizational Trust and Learning Capability||R||I||$ 2,000|
|2009-2010||Telfer School of Management (4A SSHRC Program)||The Impact of Teamwork and Organizational Learning on Patient Safety Culture and Employee Job Outcomes||R||I||$ 4,000|
|2008||School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)||The Relationship Between Organizational Learning and Financial and Non-Financial Performance: A Meta-Analysis||R||I||$ 4,000|
|2006-2008||School of Management||IT-Enabled Managerial Process Innovation||R||I||$ 20,000|
|2006-2007||School of Management (4A SSHRC Program)||To Trust or Not to Trust! An Examination of Gender and Trust in Mentoring Relationships||R||I||Co-I||$ 6,000|
|2005-2008||SSHRC||Creating an Organizational Culture of Evaluative Inquiry||R||C||Co-I||$ 80,920|
|2004-2005||School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)||Evaluation of the Dimensionality of the Organizational Learning Survey||R||I||$ 4,000|
*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
Scholarly and Professional Academic Activities during the last 7 years
|2009||2009||Workshop/Seminar Leader, The Challenge of Management Change, University of Ottawa, Center for Academic Learning|
|2008||Member, Editorial Board, Research and Practice in Human Resource Management|
|2008||2008||PPX Meeting, Presenter on organizational learning research, Ottawa|
|2007||2007||Reviewer, Journal of Business Research|
|2007||2007||Reviewer, SSHRC, Standard Research Grant Program|
|2007||2007||Invited Seminar Speaker, York University, School of Administrative Studies|
|2005||2005||Invited Seminar Speaker, Faculty of Business, National University of Singapore|
|2003||Member, Editorial Board, Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation|
|2000||Member, Society for the Advancement of Management|
|1999||Member, Editorial Board, SAM-Advanced Management Journal|
|1976||Member, Academy of Management.|
Most significant research contributions during career
Goh, S.C. 2002. Managing Effective Knowledge Transfer: An Integrative Framework and Some Practice Implications. Journal of Knowledge Management, 6(1): 23-30.
Goh. S.C. 1998. Towards a Learning Organization: The Strategic Building Blocks. SAM-Advanced Management Journal, 63(2): 15-22.
Goh, S.C. and Richards, G. 1997. Benchmarking the Learning Capability of Organization. European Management Journal, 15(5): 575-583.
Nicholson, P.J. and Goh, S.C. 1983. The Relationship of Organization Structure and Interpersonal Attitudes to Role Conflict and Ambiguity in Different Work Environments. Academy of Management Journal, 26(1): 148-155.
Goh, S.C. 2001. The Learning Organization: An Empirical Test of a Normative Perspective. International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, 4(3/4): 329-355.
May 25, 2013
MBAA Great Glebe Garage Sale
May 28, 2013
Alumni lunch with Ian Telfer in Vancouver
May 29, 2013
Alumni Reception in Calgary
June 6, 2013
2013 New Graduates' Reception
September 13, 2013
19th Annual Telfer School of Management Golf Tournament