Short biography

Dr. Ali Taleb joined MacEwan University School of Business in 2012. Before his appointment as Interim Associate Dean in charge of Research, International & Outreach affairs, he served as Associate Professor and centred his teaching and research activities around the broad themes of strategic management, international business, sustainability, and critical thinking.

Dr. Taleb’s research and scholarly work has been published in peer-reviewed outlets such as the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, Journal of African Business, and International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets. He has also co-edited and co-authored several research books, textbooks, and case studies. More recently, he became one of the founding editors of Routledge’s “Essentials of Business and Management in Africa” series comprising a dozen short and affordable textbooks that focus on Africa as context. Dr. Taleb’s research has benefited from grants from various sources including the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FQRSC). Finally, the impact of his work has been recognized by the Emerald Literati Award for Outstanding Author Contribution in 2018. He was also cited as a Best Seller Case Author by Ivey Publishing the same year.

In terms of service to the community, Dr. Taleb is currently the Chair of the Strategy Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, the Chair of the Online Teaching Resources Committee at the Academy of Management’s International Management Division, and a Board Director at Net Impact Edmonton Professional.

Dr. Taleb’s research and teaching are informed by his extensive international exposure and practical business experience in both senior management capacity and management consultancy across Africa, Europe and North America. His formal education includes a PhD in International Strategic Management (HEC Montreal, Canada), an MBA in General Management (Ivey Business School, Canada), and an M.Sc. in Telematics/Engineering (University of Paris, France).

Updated: September 2021