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Dorothy Eastman Agger-Gupta, PhD
Associate Dean - School of Human & Organizational Development
Vancouver, BC, Canada
PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1989
Areas of Instruction
Scholarly & Professional Interests
Areas of Instruction:
Research Methods and Theory
Media, Information, and Knowledge
Systems; Social Networks
Games and Online Gaming
Variation Theory and Phenomenography
International Leadership; Integrity and Ethics
Praxis; Art-Based Research
Scholarly & Professional Interests:
Information Society and Knowledge Organizations
Virtual Team, Phenomenography
Women & Online Games
AIS, Association for Information Systems
ACM, Association for Computing Machinery
CDS, Community Development Society
DiGRA, Digital Games Research Association
INFORMS, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Effective engagement for change within communities: Appreciative inquiry and understanding the rules of the games we play.
Four modes of organizational network usage: An information management framework for organizational assessment and choice management.
The impact of intranets and extranets on organizational change. Improving cross-cultural communication during complex information system development.
Teamwork, technology, trains and turbulence: Applying chaos principles to an international exploration of organizational and technological innovation in urban transit.
Agger-Gupta, D., & Agger-Gupta, N. (2012, October 24-27). Embracing variation: Frameworks for leaders to bridge divides through analysis of variation. International Leadership Association, 14th Annual ILA Global Conference, Leadership Across the Great Divides: Bridging cultures, contexts, and complexities. Denver, Colorado.
Agger-Gupta, N. & Agger-Gupta, D (2012, August 27-28). Participatory evaluation of a multi-lingual phenomenographic research project to improve in-patient satisfaction. (2012, August 28). The EARLI SIG 9 Conference: Phenomenography and variation theory conference. School of Education and Communication in Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
Agger-Gupta, D., & Agger-Gupta, N. (2012, August 28). Phenomenography and Variation Theory across countries, disciplines, and environments: Experiences and strategies from North America. The EARLI SIG 9 Conference: Phenomenography and variation theory conference. August 27-28 2012, School of Education and Communication in Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
Agger-Gupta, N. & Agger-Gupta, D. (2012, August 27). Collaborative action research with multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual teams: UHN project design, development, analysis, and evaluation case study. The EARLI SIG 9 Conference: Phenomenography and variation theory conference. School of Education and Communication in Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
Agger-Gupta, D., & Agger-Gupta, N. (2011, March 15). Embracing variation: Building Frameworks for leaders to promote integrity in organizations through discernment, dialogue, and analysis of variation. Western Association of Management, Victoria, BC Canada.
Agger-Gupta, D., Agger-Gupta, N., Foley, D., & Bamrungpong, S. (2010, December 10-11). Transforming graduate learning in globally distributed communities: Emerging competencies in ubiquitous times. Third International Conference on Ubiquitous Learning. University, Vancouver, Canada.
Agger-Gupta, D., Agger-Gupta, N., & Richards, J. (2012). Partnering with patients to understand and improve their healthcare experiences. Funded by: University Health Network, Toronto ON, Canada; Royal Roads University, Victoria BC, Canada; and, Institute for Social Innovation, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA.
Large scale systems analysis
Managing client-consultant relationships
Systems consulting in the U.S, Canada, Great Britain (London Underground), Portugal (Lisbon Metro).
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