Diego Coraiola, PhD

Assistant Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences


Assistant Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences



Dr. Coraiola is Assistant Professor of Management at the Social Sciences department of the Augustana Faculty, University of Alberta. He holds a Master's and PhD in Management. Before coming to Augustana he worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Victoria. He was twice awarded (2016, 2018) the John F. Mee Award for Best Paper by the Management History Division of the Academy of Management. His work has been published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, and Business History.


Dr. Coraiola's research centers around the idea of collective and entrepreneurial action, i.e. how people and organizations come together to accomplish things in the world. He is particularly interested in understanding the affordances of time and temporality (e.g. past, present, future) to social and organizational change. In a five-year project funded by SSHRC he is looking at the ways in which managers and organizations mobilize the past to generate innovation and promote change. In another two-year SSHRC-funded project he is analyzing the influence of donors and board members on the management of performing arts organizations.


AUMGT350 - Entrepreneurship

AUMGT490 - Business Policy & Strategy

AUMGT345 - Organization Theory

AUMGT380 - Cultural Management

AUMGT100 - Introduction to Business

AUMGT330 - Introduction to Marketing

AUMGT399 - Management Internship


AUMGT 100 - Introduction to Business

Survey of the competitive landscape of Canadian and Global businesses to provide students with the basic information about the different facets of business organizations.

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AUMGT 345 - Organizational Theory

This course provides students with a basis for understanding and critically examining complex organizations in contemporary society. Interrelationships among the social, cultural and formal properties of organizations are examined and linked to contextual forces in the external environment. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of organizational systems for the purpose of improving the integration, adaptation, survival and effectiveness of modern organizations. Prerequisites: AUMGT 200.

Fall Term 2021
AUMGT 350 - Entrepreneurship

This course provides business students with an overview of various topics related to starting a small business, from satisfying specific societal needs to properly designing an organization to fit its external stakeholder pressures. Concepts, theories and methods will be addressed in order to prepare an effective, comprehensive and detailed business plan. Prerequisites: AUMGT 200.

Winter Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
AUMGT 370 - Organizational Research Methods

This course introduces students to the importance of valuable information, since information - for decisionmakers in organizations - is often the most pertinent element in achieving and maintaining competitive advantage. In addition to decisionmaking, this course will also focus on how scientific knowledge can be generated from an organizational context to help scientists understand the changing dynamics of modern organizations. Prerequisites: AUMGT 200, AUSTA 153 or consent of the instructor.

Winter Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
AUMGT 380 - Selected Topics in Management

This course covers selected topics in Management. Topics may vary from year to year depending on the instructor and student interest. Prerequisites: AUMGT 200 or consent of instructor. Notes: Minimum third year standing.

Fall Term 2021

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