Paul Varella

Paul Varella
General Management
Office: EB3014
Phone: 403.440.5099
Email: pvarella@mtroyal.ca
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pvarellac/
WebLink: https://sites.google.com/mtroyal.ca/pvarella/home

B.Sc (U. of São Paulo)
MBA - Finance (U. of Calgary)
PhD - Business Strategy and Organizational Studies (U. of Calgary)


Paul Varella started his career working in the agribusiness sector in Brazil, after graduating with a B.Sc. (Agriculture) from the University of São Paulo. After 11 years working in farming and chemical fertilizer industries, he moved to Calgary with his family, where he completed his MBA (Finance) and PhD (Business Strategy and Organizational Studies) at the University of Calgary.

He joined MRU in 2006 and has developed his academic career at the Bissett School of Business. He occupied the position of Chair of the Department of Management and Human Resources (2011/12 to 2012/13) and Associate Dean (2013/14 to 2016/17).

He is also an Adjunct (Visiting) Professor with the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at the Utrecht University, Netherlands. He supervises graduate students and participates in joint research initiatives with that institute.

He has taught at Arizona State University, University of Calgary and Mount Royal University. His teachings include courses in the areas of Business Strategy, Governance & Ethics, Leadership, Management and Organizational Behaviour.

He has presented his research in numerous conferences around the world. He also published in leading journals in the field, including The Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Science, and the Journal of Business Ethics.

He is a past conference chair, president and member of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. He is also a member of the Academy of Management.


Teaching Experience
Business Strategy
Governance & Ethics
Organizational Behavior
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Current projects

The Influence of Environmental Governance on Corporate Decision Making
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Community and University Service
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