Faculty

Bissett Profile Photo Connie Van Der Bly

Connie Van der Byl

Associate Professor
Department of General Management and Human Resources
 
Office:  EB 2024
Phone:  403.440.6043
Email: cvanderbyl@mtroyal.ca

Degrees:
PhD in Strategy specializing in Energy Management and Sustainable Development and MBA, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary
Honours BA Economics and Applied Studies, University of Waterloo




BIO
Dr. Van der Byl’s research interests focus on energy organizations and their strategic responses to environmental issues.  She is currently researching and writing on the role of collaboration in achieving environmental performance, the evolution of entrepreneurial firms in sustainable industries, corporate strategic responses associated with hydraulic fracturing, and the challenges, both environmental and economic, of corporate reconfiguration. 

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Academic Position
Academic Director, Mount Royal University’s Institute for Environmental Sustainability

Teaching experience
Strategic Management
Corporate Social Responsibility
Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARLY WORK
Sample Publications and Conference Presentations

  • Van der Byl, C.A. & Vredenburg, H. (under revision).  Dominant logic, pace and negative transfer:  Capability reconfiguration challenges for an incumbent firm responding to disruptive innovation in Canada’s oil sands.  Journal of Management Studies, special issue Managing in the Age of Disruptions.
  • Slawinski, N. & Van der Byl, C.A. (under review). Managing the coopetition paradox in alliance formation.  Organization Science.
  • Van der Byl, C.A. & Grogaard, B. (forthcoming). Chapter 4:  Risk management and adaptation in oil and gas commodity resource markets.  In S. Schillebeeckx (Ed) Natural Resource Management.  Cheltenham, United Kingdom:  Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Van der Byl, C. A. & Slawinski, N. (2015). Embracing tensions in corporate sustainability: A review of research from win-wins and trade-offs to paradoxes and beyond. Organization & Environment, 28(1), 54-79.
  • Van der Byl, C. A., & Vredenburg, H. (2015). The challenge of mission drift through growth in the hybrid organisation. International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 18(4), 309-329.
  • Quinn, M.S., M.E. Tyler, E. Ajaero, J. Arvai, M. Carlson, I. Dunmade, S. Hill, J. McCallum, D. McMartin, D. Megson, G. O’Sullivan, R. Parks, D. Poulton, B. Stelfox, J. Stewart, C. Serralde Monreal, S. Tomblin, C. Van der Byl. (2015). Landscape Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing Development and Operations on Surface Water and Watersheds. Prepared for the Canadian Water Network. Institute for Environmental Sustainability, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB.
  • Van der Byl, C. A. A. (2013). Routines, dominant logic and market dynamism: Reconfiguration challenges in Alberta's oil sands (Doctoral dissertation, University of Calgary).
  • Bowen, F., Van der Byl, C., Dillabough, J., & Bertels, S. (2010, January). Lessons for Environmental Compliance From One Company. In Canadian Unconventional Resources and International Petroleum Conference. Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Case Studies
ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AT SUNCOR ENERGY'S FIREBAG FACILITY, Stephanie Bertels, Connie Van der Byl, Frances Bowen.  Product Number: 9B13M032
Publication Date: 24/5/2013 Length: 12 pages