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Mitch M. Casselman, Ph.D

Associate Professor
PhD, Management, University of Melbourne
MA, Public Administration, Carleton University
BCom (Hons), Finance / Information Systems, Carleton University
Dr. Casselman is the Associate Dean, Learning and Innovation.His administrative duties focus on implementing new programs and technologies within the school. He is also the Director of the Center for Global Business Stewardship where he works to develop, focus and disseminate the research efforts of the business faculty as this research relates to responsible stewardship of resources in global organizations. His research focuses on resource theory and base of pyramid approaches within strategic management as well as knowledge and idea management. Prior to undertaking a Ph.D. at the University of Melbourne in Australia, he spent more than 15 years in various senior management roles in the technology industry in Ottawa, Canada including AVP, Human Resources & Administration for a telecommunications multinational and Chief Financial Officer for two venture backed technology firms.

Teaching Interests

Strategic Management, Creativity & Innovation, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Ethics

Research Interests

Resource Theory, Base of Pyramid, Knowledge & Idea Management, Ethics, Extreme Environments, Organizational Learning

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Journal Articles

Casselman, R. M., Sama, L. M., and Stefanidis, A. (2015). Differential Social Performance of Religiously-affiliated Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in Base of Pyramid (BOP) Markets. Dordrecht: Journal of Business Ethics. vol. 132, pp. 539-552.

Casselman, R. M., Yang, H., and Liu, B. (2014). Typology of Capabilities (in Chinese). Wuhan, Hubei: Science & Technology Progress & Policy. vol. 31, pp. 1-6.

Casselman, R. M., Cocozzelli, F. P., and Sama, L. M. (2014). The Role of Microfinance in Post-Conflict Settings. Journal of Business, Peace and Sustainable Development. vol. 1, pp. 31-72.

Casselman, R. M., and Sama, L. M. (2013). Microfinance, Mission Drift and the Impact on the Base of the Pyramid: A Resource-based Approach. Business and Society Review. vol. 118, pp. 437-461.

Sama, L. M., and Casselman, R. M. (2013). Profiting from Poverty: Ethics of Microfinance in BOP. South Asian Journal of Global Business Research. vol. 2, pp. 82 - 103.

Quintane, E., Casselman, R. M., Reiche, B. S., and Nyland, P. A. (2011). Innovation as a Knowledge-based Outcome. Journal of Knowledge Management. vol. 15, pp. 928-947.

Casselman, R. M., Gundlach, M. J., Morgan, J. F., and Zivnuska, S. (2009). Legally Mandated Paid Sick Leave: Response Options for Businesses and Managers. Sam Advanced Management Journal. vol. 74, pp. 13-22.

Nadeau, J., and Casselman, R. M. (2008). Competitive Advantage with New Product Development: Implications for Life Cycle Theory. Journal of Strategic Marketing. vol. 16, pp. 401-411.

Casselman, R. M., and Samson, D. (2007). Aligning Knowledge Strategy and Knowledge Capability. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management. vol. 19, pp. 69-81.

Conference Proceedings

Casselman, R. M., and Samson, D. (2011). Internal, Collaborative and Competitive Knowledge Capability. Koloa, HI, USA: IEEE 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences.

Casselman, R. M., and Samson, D. (2005). Beyond Tacit and Explicit: Four Dimensions of Knowledge. Honolulu, HI, USA: IEEE 38th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.


Casselman, R. M., Quintane, E., and Reiche, R. S. (2006). Reconceptualizing Innovation as a Social and Knowledge-Based Phenomenon. Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne - IPRIA. pp. 47.

Casselman, R. M., and Samson, D. (2004). Beyond Tacit and Explicit: Four Dimensions of Knowledge. Melbourne, Australia: University of Melbourne - IPRIA. pp. 24.

Strategic Management
Creativity & Innovation
Knowledge & Idea Management
Base of Pyramid