Davar Rezania

Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Management
Email: 
drezania@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 
ext. 54257
Fax: 
519-284-3087
Office: 
Macdonald Hall (MAC), Room 209

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Education

2006, PhD in Management Sciences, ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain.

2005, DEA: Master of Research, ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain.

2002, MBA, ABN AMRO Bank Academy/University of Derby (UK).

1994, MSc. Computing Sciences, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. Graduated in probabilistic algorithms.

Awards and Honours

2011 recipient of distinguished teacher award, MacEwan University.

Research Interests

Project Management

Accountability

Team Leadership

Sustainable economics

Sustainable agriculture​

​Bio mimicry

Publications

Burga, R., & Rezania, D. (2017). Project accountability: An exploratory case study using actor–network theory. International Journal of Project Management35(6), 1024-1036.

Burga, R., Leblanc, J., & Rezania, D. (2017). Analysing the effects of teaching approach on engagement, satisfaction and future time perspective among students in a course on CSR. The International Journal of Management Education15(2), 306-317.

Rezania, D.,  Baker, R., & Burga, R. (2016). Project control: an exploratory study of levers of control in the context of managing projects. Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change, 12(4), 614-635.

Rezania, D., & Gurney, R. (2016). The Effect of Coaching Practices on Psychological Contract Fulfillment of Student-Athletes. Physical Culture and Sport. Studies and Research, 71(1), 21-29.

Burga, R., & Rezania, D. (2016). Stakeholder theory in social entrepreneurship: a descriptive case study. Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, 6(1), 4

Ouedraogo N,  Rezania D., Hossain M. (2014) Measuring and exploring factors affecting students’ willingness to engage in peer mentoring, International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 3 (2), 141 - 157

Rezania D, Ouedraogo N., (2013) Organization development through ad hoc problem solving: a case of knowledge transfer capacity development in an ERP implementation project.  International Journal of Managing Projects in Business 7(10), 23-42. 

Hossain MM, Ouedraogo N., Rezania D. (2013). Student Acceptance of Knowledge Management Systems: Evidence from a Canadian Business School, International Journal of Business and Management 8 (12), p29

Tang J., Rezania D. (2012) Project Control: A day in the life of a Project Manager, Proceedings of Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference, June 2012, ST Johm's, NF.

Rezania D., Henry M. (2010) Management Education: Classifying Business Curricula and Conceptualizing Transfers and Bridges. International Journal of Business and Management, Vol. 5, No. 5, May 2010

Rezania D., Lingham T. (2009). Coaching IT project teams: a design toolkit, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. 2(4): 577 - 590

 Rezania D., Lingham T. (2009). Towards a Method to Disseminate Knowledge from The Post Project Review, Knowledge Management Research and Practice: 7(2): 172-177.

Rezania D., Blyth L. (2009) Making Sense of Experiential Learning in Management Education, In  Daly P., Gijbels D. (Eds) Real Learning Opportunities at Business School and Beyond,  2009 volume in the Advances in Business Education & Training Book Series. Springer: Dordrecht.

Rezania D.  (2008) A Framework for Team Coaching: Using self-discrepancy theory, Development and learning in organizations 22(5):12-13

Rezania D., Lingham T., Ettema V.(2007). Sensemaking bij teamcoaching, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Coaching, Nr 2 pp.73-76

Lingham T., Richley B., Rezania D. (2006). An evaluation system for training programs: a case study using a four-phased approach, Career Development International, 11(4):334-351.

Rezania D.,  Lingham T.  (2006) Teamcoaching en teamgericht leren, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Coaching, Nr 4 pp. 37-40.

Rezania D, Lingham T., Dolan S. (2006). From Production Line to Team-based Management., Proceedings of the fourth European Doctoral Tourism and Leisure Colloquium, Barcelona, 2006.

Fox P., Rezania D., Wareham J., ChristiaanseE. (2006). Will Mobiles Dream of Electric Sheep? Expectations of the New Generation of Mobile Users: Misfits with Practice and Research. ICMB 2006: 44

Rezania, D., Lingham, T. (2005).  Coaching project leaders: Developing craftsmanship vs. professional executive coaching. Proceedings of the 12th European Mentoring & Coaching Conference, Zurich, 2005.

Presentations

Rezania D, Baker R. The Interaction between Organizational Management Control and Control Systems of Projects,Administrative Sciences Association of Canada,  May 2014, Muskoka, Ontario.

Rezania D., Rahmati M., A Scoping Review of Project Control,Administrative Sciences Association of Canada,  May 2014, Muskoka, Ontario.

Burga R, Rezania D, A Scoping Review of Accountability in the Context of Social Entrepreneurship, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada,  May 2014, Muskoka, Ontario.

Panelist. Panel – PRME Signatory Schools, the first PRME  Canada Regional Meeting, June 11, MacEwan University, Edmonton,  2013

Tucker T., Rezania D., Stonehouse S., and Amin N.,  Leaders for a sustainable world: words into action at the University of Guelph, the first PRME Canada regional meeting,  MacEwan University, Edmonton,  2013

Filopowski K., Rezania D., Comparing Coaching of Hockey Teams with Coaching of Accounting Case Competition Teams, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, June 2012, ST John's, NF.

Hossain M., Ouedraogo N. & Rezania D. (2010), Latent Semantic Analysis of Service Quality in the Airline Industry: A Consumer Perspective, International Conference on the Roles on Humanities and Social Sciences in Engineering, Penang, Malaysia (Best Paper Award)

Rezania D., Matthews S., Schick N., Hon, D. Governance and Knowledge Transfer in an ERP Implementation, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, July 2011, Montreal

Rezania D., Pivarnyik J., San-Pedro R. Implementation of iSell within IKEA Edmonton, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, July 2011, Montreal

Rezania D., Hossain M.,  Ouedraogo N.   Exploring the Relationship between Content, Application, and Session in an Organizational Behavior Course, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, July 2011, Montreal

Rezania D., Henry M. Management Education: Classifying Business Curricula and Conceptualizing Transfers and Bridges Academy of Management Conference, August 2009,Chicago.

Benson L, Rezania D., Wholistic Leadership Development in the Classroom, Western Academy of Management Conference March 2009: Utah.

Benson L, Rezania D. Undergraduate Leadership Development: exploring experiences of youth during a leadership training program, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference, June 2009, Niagara Falls.

Rezania D., Blyth L. Design Theories in Undergraduate Leadership Development, EDINEB 16th annual conference, June 2009, Baltimore, MD.

Rezania D., Henry M. Education and Management: Conceptualizing Transfers and Bridges,  Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference, May 2008, Ottawa.

Rezania D. Sensemaking in Management Education, Academy of Management Conference, August 2008, Manheim, California.

Rezania D., Blyth L. Sensemaking in the Classroom: a Model of Teaching Leadership to Undergraduate Students, EDINEB 15th annual conference,June 2008, Malaga, Spain

Rezania D., Dolan S., Wei W. Project Human Resources revisited, IFSAM the 9th World Management Conference, July 2008, China. 

Benson L, Rezania D. (2008) Wholistic Leadership Development Model and Its Application, Western Academy of Management Conference March 2008: San Francisco.

Rezania D., Lingham T. (2008) Making Post-Project Review an Integral Component of Organizational Learning Cycle: A Social Constructivist Approach, Western Academy of Management Conference March 2008: San Francisco.

Rezania D., Lingham, T. (2007). Conversational learning in the classroom: exploring team-directed learning, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference, May 2007, Ottawa.

Rezania D., Dolan S. (2007). Exploring Team-Directed Learning in IT Project Teams, International Association of Social Sciences conference, August 2007, Montreal

Rezania D., Lingham T. (2007) Descriptive Analysis of Sensemaking in Information

Technology Project Teams, Academy of Management conference, august 2007, Philadelphia.

Rezania D, Dolan S, Lingham, T. (2006). The dynamics of Team Development in Information Technology Projects, the European Academy of Management Conference 2006.

Rezania D, Lingham T., Dolan S. (2006). From Production Line to Team-based Management., the European Doctoral Tourism and Leisure Colloquium, Barcelona, 2006.

Current Courses

Corporate Social Responsibility

Project Management

Readings in Management

Evidence based people management