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Dr. Jim Dewald
Assistant Professor, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

Jim Dewald is an Assistant Professor in the Strategy and Global Management Area of the Haskayne School of Business. He holds a PhD (Business Strategy) from the University of Calgary, and B.Sc. (Civil Engineering) and MBA (Organization Theory) degrees from the University of Alberta. He has been on numerous private and public boards, and is currently the Chair of the Board for HomeCo (not-for-profit affordable housing), a Trustee of Boardwalk REIT, and a partner in Peters-Dewald Land Company Inc. (real estate development). Prior to pursuing his academic interests, he held many senior management positions, including CEO of two major real estate development companies.

Jim has several published academic articles to his credit, along with two book chapters, and two books. He co-writes the urban design column for the Calgary Herald, and is the Calgary Eyeopener (CBC Radio) Real Estate columnist. He was awarded an Alberta Real Estate Graduate Scholarship, McLeod Young Weir Graduate Scholarship, USASBE (United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship) best paper award, and was recognized as Calgary’s Citizen of the Year in 1999. His principal research areas include strategic decision-making, cognitive resilience, and value-based strategy theory. Jim is a member of the Academy of Management.

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