Vihang Errunza and Robert David

Research Excellence

Our professors undertake work that not only transcends the traditional divides between disciplines, but also pushes the frontiers of knowledge to address some of the greatest challenges of the modern world. Through the rigor and relevance of their research, professors at Desautels do well, while also doing good.

Vihang Errunza, Associate Dean, Research
Robert David, Academic Director, Research


At the Desautels Faculty of Management, we require research excellence from our professors and doctoral students. We embrace diversity in thinking and welcome creative approaches to tackling stubborn managerial problems. We are known for our interdisciplinary openness and dedication to seeking deep insight.

Our mission is to cement our reputation as a world-leading management faculty, through the rigor and relevance of our research.

Strengthen support for faculty research

Balance the roles and obligations of faculty members with regards to research, teaching, administration and outreach, and link rewards accordingly.

Increase influence and integration of research

Communicate the impact and relevance of our research to individuals and organizations, better facilitate the integration of research into the student experience, and pursue industry research partnerships.

Learn about the Faculty's other key strategic priorities.

World-renowned professors

Our faculty members bring their expertise and knowledge into classrooms and our various research centers. Desautels is home of some of the most respected management scholars, such as Henry Mintzberg, who is widely considered one of the most influential management thinkers in the world.

Areas of specialization

Desautels continues to be a research leader among Canadian schools and maintains a high level of research productivity in the most prestigious journals. We are proud of our contributions to a variety of research areas, including AccountingFinanceInformation SystemsMarketingOperations ManagementOrganizational Behavior, and Strategy and Organization.

Discover the wide-reaching impact of research being published by our faculty members: