Associate Professor, Commerce
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- Avard Dixon 238
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- Winter 2015 Semester: Tuesdays 2:00-4:00 PM, Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 PM
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Commerce 3341 Organizational Theory
Commerce 3401 Research Methods in Business
Commerce 4311 Strategic Management
Commerce 4321 Strategic Issues (Winter 2018)
Commerce 4331 Management of Organizational Change
Commerce 4990 Honours Thesis
Commerce 4991 Leadership in Organizations
I am interested in leadership and management of change in complex systems. I have been focusing on leadership development in health services organizations and the impact of persistent and unpredictable change. I am interested in identifying strategies for enhancing leadership effectiveness in such environments. My current research focuses on social movements thinking as applied to change management in health and social services. I am also interested in research methodology and am currently at work on a book about classic grounded theory methodology.
PhD Management Studies, University of Northampton, UK
MA Leadership, Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC
First/Sole Author Publications
Holton, J.A. & Grandy, G. (2016). Voiced inner dialogue as relational reflection- on-action: The case of middle managers in healthcare. Management Learning, 47(4), 369-390.
Holton, J.A. (2015) Exploring social movements thinking for leading large-scale change in health and social services systems. Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 2015(58), pp.102-118.
Holton, J. A. & Glaser, B.G. Eds. (2012) The Grounded Theory Methodology Reader: Selected papers from the Grounded Theory Review. Mill Valley, CA: Sociology Press.
Holton, J.A. (2011). The Autonomous Creativity of Barney G. Glaser: Early Influences in the Emergence of Classic Grounded Theory Methodology, in Grounded Theory: The Philosophy, Method and Work of Barney Glaser, Gynnild, A. & Martin, V.B. (eds.). Boca Raton, Florida: Brown Walker Press.
Holton, J.A. (2009) Qualitative Tussles in Undertaking a Grounded Theory Study, The Grounded Theory Review, vol.8, no.3, pp. 37-49.
Holton, J.A. (2009) Grounded Theory as a General Research Methodology, Formamente: Rivista Internationale di Ricerca sul Futuro Digitale , vol.4, no.1/2, pp.41-69.
Holton, J.A. (2008) Grounded Theory as a General Research Methodology, The Grounded Theory Review, vol.7, no.2, pp. 67-93.
Holton, J.A. (2007). The coding process and its challenges, in The Sage Handbook of Grounded Theory (pp.265-289), Bryant, A. & Charmaz, K. (eds.). London: Sage Publications.
Walsh, I., Holton, J.A., Bailyn, L., Fernandez, W., Levina, N. & Glaser, B.G. (2015) Rejoinder:Moving the management field forward. Organizational Research Methods,18(4), 620-628.
Walsh, I., Holton, J.A., Bailyn, L., Fernandez, W., Levina, N. & Glaser, B.G. (2015) What grounded theory is . . . A critically reflective conversation among scholars. Organizational Research Methods,18(4), 581-599. Best paper award, Academy of Management, Research Methods Division 2015.
Journal of Health Organization and Management. 29 (7), 893 - 911.
Farooqi, M.N. & Holton, J.A. (2014). Experiencing the business of science: An emerging case study bringing science and business students together, The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, 9(4), 289-300.
Grandy, G. & Holton, J. (2013). Evaluating Leadership Development Needs in a Healthcare Setting through a Partnership Approach. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 15( 1 ), 61-82 .
Grandy, G. & Holton, J. (2013). Leadership Development Needs Assessment in Healthcare: A collaborative approach. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 34( 5 ), 427-445.
Grandy, G. & Holton, J. (2010). Mobilizing Change in a Business School Using Appreciative Inquiry. The Learning Organization, 17 (2), 178-194.
Glaser, Barney G. & Holton, J.A., Eds. (2007) The Grounded Theory Seminar Reader. Mill Valley, CA: Sociology Press.