Constance (Connie) Bygrave

Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences,
School of Public and Global Affairs

CONTACT INFORMATION

Courses

  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Strategic Management
  • Building Strategic Partnerships
  • Human Resources / Personnel Administration

Research

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Creating shared value
  • Job motivation/love of the job
  • Multicultural education student behaviour
  • Academic integrity
  • Spirituality in the workplace

Education

  • BBA, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
  • MBA, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS
  • PhD, in Management, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS

Academic Profile

I chose to get my Ph.D. and help shape the future of ethical business practices after experiencing an existential crisis in the corporate world. After many years of trying to fit into a business environment essentially devoid of human compassion and concern for the earth, I dove into academia with a passion to make the world a better place. I try my best to instill a sense of integrity and authenticity in my students in the hope that they will learn to lead healthy workplaces and organizations.

Corporate social responsibility and creating shared value are no longer niceties: they are essential to our economic and social progress. Collaborations among businesses, governments, and non-government organizations are necessary to address the complex environmental and social issues we face in the new millennium. On a micro level, I strongly believe that workers are people, not just assets. They deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. My research and teaching reflect this value. All students are worthy of respect regardless of their background, culture, or ethnicity. I encourage my students to embrace their uniqueness in class and in their lives.

bygrave@fdu.edu

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