Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Andrew Fergus

Andrew Fergus

Andrew Fergus

Name: Dr Andrew Fergus
Position: Dept Chair, Associate Professor
Phone: 250 377 6015


Department Chair, Human Enterprise & Innovation
Chair, Thompson Rivers University Research Ethics Board
Graduate Student Development & Research
Interdisciplinary Studies

Research Interests

Creativity and Innovation
Human Centered Design
Leadership Development
Ethical Decision Making
Change Management
Sustainable Development and Corporate Responsibility

In general my research examines the dynamic relationships found at the interface of organizations, society, and the natural environment. The central focus of my research is toward understanding theory and behavior of leaders and organizations operating with complex issues such as Design & Innovation, Change, Sustainable Development & Corporate Social Responsibility, Values, and Ethics.


PhD (Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.)

Thesis title: Operationalizing Sustainable Development: Suncor Energy a Critical Case.
Areas of specialization: Human Resources & Organizational Dynamics and Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

MSc Resources and the Environment (University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Thesis title: Environmental Conflict to Resolution with Computer Simulation Modelling as a Communication Tool: An Idea.


Refereed Journal Publications:

Neudorf, K., & Fergus, A. (Forthcoming, 2016). The Creative Self in the Visual Arts, an Economic Story? The Arts Collection.

Fergus, A., & Bell, T. (Forthcoming, 2016). Big Shoes to Fill Booster Juice. The CASE Journal.

Fergus, A. (2015). Corporate Social Responsibility An Open Systems Perspective. Academy of Strategic Management Journal. Volume 14, Number 2.

Bell, T., & Fergus, A. (2015). Mouat's Trading Company. Journal of Case Research and Inquiry. Volume 1, 2015.
o (Awarded Best Case in Journal of Case Research and Inquiry 2015.)

Fergus, A., & Gray, A. (2014). Coffee Farmers and Fair Trade Market Awareness and Engagement. Business & Society Review. Volume 119, Issue 3, p 359-384.

Bell, T., & Fergus, A. Cat & Joe's Pig Rig: Should We Stay or Should We go? (2014) IMA Educational Case Journal. Volume 7, Issue 3, September.

Fergus, A. H. T., & Rowney, J. I. A. (2005). Sustainable Development: Lost Meaning and Opportunity? Journal of Business Ethics. August, Volume 60, Issue 1: p 17-27. (FT 45).

Hall, J., Matos, S. Fergus, A. & Vredenburg, H. (2005). Sua empresa socialmente vulnervel? (Are You Socially Vulnerable) Harvard Business Review (Latin American editions; published in Portuguese & Spanish), August: 28 33. (IF: 1.269 and FT 45)

Fergus, A. H. T., & Rowney, J. I. A. (2005). Sustainable Development: Epistemological Frameworks & an Ethic of Choice. Journal of Business Ethics, March, Volume 57, Issue 2; p 197- 207. (FT 45)

Other Publications:

Book Chapter:
Hall, J., Fergus A. and Matos, S. (2007). Aviones, vacas y poltica de comercio: el confl icto comercial aeroespacial Embraer-Bombardier y los desafos de la exposicin social. In Dutnit, D. Amd Jasso, J, Villavicencio, D. (Eds.), Globalizacin, Acumulacin De Capacidades E Innovacin. Los desafos para las empresas, localidades y pases. Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Econmica Carretera Picacho-Ajusco.

Employment History

Thompson Rivers University
University of Calgary

Courses Taught

ORGB 3750 Creativity and Innovation
BUSN 6010 Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility

Professional Affiliations

Business Mentor Kamloops Innovation Centre
Western Academy of Management
International Association for Business in Society (IABS)
International Resource Industries & Sustainability Centre (IRIS)