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Dr. Kai Lamertz


Dr. Kai Lamertz

Professor of Organizational Analysis and DBA Program Director

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Kai Lamertz joined the Athabasca University Faculty of Business in 2015, after having worked for 17 years at Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business in Montreal. Kai’s research examines the relational, cultural, and social embeddedness of organizations, with a particular interest in the intersection of micro and macro organizational behavior. He teaches organizational theory and organizational research methods and has a passion for graduate student supervision. Kai has published extensively in a variety of high-ranking academic journals and presented at numerous national and international conferences. He is a former Associate Editor for organizational theory at the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences and divisional officer the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.

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Research interests

  • Organizational identity and image
  • Organizational Legitimacy
  • Networks in and between organizations
  • Beer Brewing Industry
  • Scholarly Publishing

Educational credentials

  • PhD – University of Toronto
  • BComm (Hons.) – University of British Columbia
  • Diploma (Hons.), Restaurant Management - George Brown College

Professional affiliations

  • Administrative Sciences Association of Canada
  • Academy of Management
  • European Group for Organization Studies