RE Schneck

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Overview

About

My personal life revolves around my spouse Gayle and my two children, Christopher and Kristina. In my spare time I enjoy squash, cycling, hockey, and reading.


Research

Research Interests

I completed my PhD in 1965 at the University of Washington. My fields of interest include:

  • Organizational theory and behaviour
  • Business strategy
  • Public policy
  • Management of business and government organizations


Recent Publications and Presentations

  • (1990) "The political economy of Western Canada." With E.J. Chambers. Business in the Contemporary World, III(1), 7181.


    Favorite Research Related Journals/Academic Titles

    • Academy of Management Review


    Research Awards

    • 1982-83 McCalla Research Professor, University of Alberta


      Service Activities

      I've taught management development programs at the Banff School of Advanced Management, the Banff Centre for Management, the Canadian Centre for Management Development in Ottawa (staff college for executive development of senior federal civil servants), and the Executive Development Programs for the governments of Alberta and Saskatchewan (currently director of the Alberta program). I've also taught development programs for senior executives and managers in a wide variety of government, business, and nonprofit organizations. In addition, I've been a consultant to all three levels of government and to many business firms.

      I have also been the chair of the Canadian Federation of Deans of Management and Administrative Studies.


      Teaching

      Teaching Interests

      • Organizational analysis


      Teaching Awards

      • 1991-92 Labatt's Award for Distinguished Teaching (Graduate), University of Alberta

      Courses

      SMO 643 - Strategic Management in the Public Sector

      Strategic management in the public sector comprises defining public value, building consensus and support, making decisions, deploying organizational capacity to implement, and managing performance to achieve the desired mission and goals. Addresses the unique complexities, ambiguities and messiness of strategic management in the public sector.

      Winter Term 2021