Faculty

Bissett Profile Photo Ryan Parks

Ryan Parks

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Strategy
Chair, Department of Management and
Human Resources

Office: EB2031
Phone: 403.440.8692
Email: rparks@mtroyal.ca
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/professorparks

Degrees
PhD, Management, University of St Andrews, UK
MLitt, Management, Economics, Politics, University of St Andrews, UK
BA (Hons), Political Science, University of Western Ontario


BIO

While the primary focus of Ryan’s teaching is in the areas of Strategy and International Business, his research interests extend into the field of Organizational Studies, with a specific interest in issues of legitimacy and the role of rhetoric in initiating profound institutional change in a variety of empirical contexts.
Previously, Ryan was a member of faculty at the School of Management at the University of St Andrews in the UK.  At St Andrews and held the following posts: Teaching Fellow, Academic Director of the International Business Masters program and Warden of St Leonard's College. He has a BA (Honors) in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario, a Masters in Management, Economics and Politics and a PhD in Management from the University of St Andrews. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, he led an education advocacy group in Ontario and later ran public and government affairs for a major Canadian industry association.

Teaching experience
Strategic Management
International Business
Scenario Thinking

CONSULTING ACTIVITIES
Scenario Planning
Business Strategy
Geopolitical Risk
Government Relations