Bill Foster, PhD, MBA, BA

Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences


Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences
(780) 679-1166
H149 AG05 Hoyme Complex
4901-46 Ave
Camrose AB
T4V 2R3


AUECO 480 - Ethics in Economics and Business

Investigation of the relation between ethical reflection and the activities of businesses and economics. Attention is paid to the role of self-interest and rationality in economic and business discourse, the relation between the price system and human values, and the morality of the market as a means of social organization. Several case studies are used. Prerequisite: At least *6 at a senior-level in Economics or Management.

Fall Term 2020 Fall Term 2021
AUMGT 200 - Introduction to Management

Introduction to the basic concepts of management. Topics include the origins of management, functional areas of management, levels of management structure, relationship between structure and function of the organization. Prerequisite: AUMGT 100.

Fall Term 2020 Fall Term 2021
AUMGT 330 - Introduction to Marketing

Introduction to the theory of marketing and its practice. The role of marketing within the business environment is discussed. Topics include the product design and management, national and international marketing strategies, consumer behaviour, product distribution and pricing, and market research. Prerequisites: AUMGT 200.

Fall Term 2020 Fall Term 2021
AUMGT 340 - Organizational Behaviour

Study of individuals and groups in an organizational setting. The course will help the student develop an understanding of the organizational behaviour concepts and the interaction between individual determinants of behaviour and group dynamics. Prerequisite: AUMGT 200.

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 2020 Winter Term 2021 Fall Term 2021
AUMGT 490 - Business Policy and Strategy

Capstone course for the Bachelor of Management program. The course helps the student develop overall directions of an organization and mobilize human and other resources to accomplish strategic goals. The skills, concepts, and tools learned in various courses form the framework for making strategic decision. Prerequisite: Completion of all other courses in the Management Foundations, or consent of program adviser. Notes: Open only to a student in the Bachelor of Management Program.

Fall Term 2020 Fall Term 2021
AUPSY 348 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology

An overview of theories and research relevant to understanding human behaviour in the workplace. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240.

Winter Term 2022

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Scholarly Activities

Other - Incoming Editor-in-Chief Academy of Management Learning and Education

20170701 - 20171231


Institutional Biography and Knowledge Dissemination: An Analysis of Canadian Business School Faculty.
Author(s): Finch, D., O'Reilly, N., Deephouse, D., Foster, W.M., Falkenberg, L., & Strong, M.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Academy of Management Learning & Education.
Volume: Doi:10.5465/amle.2015.0130.
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Mnemonic capabilities: Collective memory as a dynamic capability.
Author(s): Coraiola, D.M., Suddaby, R., Foster, W.M.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: RAE-Revista de Administração de Empresas,
Volume: 57
Issue: 3

History and Change.
Author(s): Suddaby, R., Foster, W.M.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Journal of Management
Volume: 43
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 19-38
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The strategic use of historical narratives: A theoretical framework.
Author(s): Foster, W.M., Coraiola, D.M., Suddaby, R., Kroezen, J., Chandler, D.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Business History
Volume: DOI:10.1080/00076791.2016.1224234.
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