Short biography

Dr. Ali Taleb joined MacEwan University in 2012 and became Associate Dean of the School of Business in July 2021. His current areas of responsibility are research, international and outreach. Prior to his appointment as Associate Dean, he was Associate Professor with teaching and research interests in strategic management, international business, sustainability and corporate citizenship, and critical thinking.

His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals 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. In 2018, he received the Emerald Literati Award for Outstanding Author Contribution. He was also recognized as Best Seller Case Author by Ivey Publishing the same year.

Dr. Taleb is currently a Board Director at Net Impact Professional, Edmonton, and a member of the International Advisory Board of the School of Business at Woxsen University, Hyderabad, India. In recent years, he served as the Chair of the Strategy Division of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, and the Chair of the Online Teaching Resources Committee of the International Management Division, Academy of Management.

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

Updated: July 2022