Distinguished scholar to present on person-centred research approach

Person-centred research has been gaining popularity in the research community, but the full capabilities of this approach remain underutilized. On Friday, Feb. 14, this method of research will be the focus of the Goodman School of Business’ Luncheon Speaker Series.

Dave Bouckenooghe, 2019 Goodman Distinguished Scholar of the Year.

Goodman Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources Dave Bouckenooghe will present his talk titled “The art of conducting person-centred research.”

Person-centred research is an alternative to variable-centred research, which attempts to explain the relationship between certain variables and a population. It focuses on determining if and what subgroups of similar subjects exist within a given population.

Bouckenooghe’s prolific research earned him the 2019 Goodman Distinguished Scholar of the Year award. He teaches courses in the areas of organizational behaviour and human resources, including Human Resources analytics and planning, organizational behaviour and design, and leading change.

He has experience in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels in several institutions, including at NEOMA Business School in France and Vlerick Management School in Belgium. He was the recipient of the 2012 BUSU Award for Teaching Excellence and has received numerous accolades for his research papers, including the Paul Hersey Best Paper Award from the Journal of Management and Entrepreneurship in 2006.

The Goodman Speaker Series provides an informal opportunity to listen and discuss recent advances in research, teaching and practices with international business colleagues.

His talk will run from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in Sankey Chambers. Goodman faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Brock community members interested in attending are encouraged to email Jennifer Brisson at jbrisson@brocku.ca to reserve a seat.

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