Area of Expertise
- Business - Education
- Buyer-Supplier Relationships
- Competitive Advantage
- Entrepreneurial Studies
- Executive and Management Education
- Game Theory
- International Alliances and Partnerships
- International Business
- International Joint Ventures
- Leveraged Buy Outs
- Management Consulting
- Managerial Cognition
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Multi-National Corporations
- Organizational Strategy
- Strategic Alliances
- Strategic Management
My research addresses critical decisions of strategists, whether leading entrepreneurial firms or major corporations. Among my current projects, I have been looking at the integration challenges of mergers and acquisitions, the internationalization efforts of start-ups, and the dynamics of strategy as practice. My recent work has also taken me to the study of team dynamics and the effectiveness of teams.
2009, 2008, 2007 Chair, Doctoral Consortium, Eastern Academy of Management
2009, 2008 Chair, Junior Faculty Consortium, Eastern Academy of Management
2004 "Best In Class”, named by Canadian Business Magazine
2002-2004 Task Force, Academy of Management, External Relations
2000-2002 Director, International Organization of Entrepreneurs
2000 Member, Local Arrangements Committee, Academy of Management
1999-2002 Director, International Eastern Academy of Management
1998-2001 Director, Eastern Academy of Management
Cumming, D., Fischer, E. and Peridis, T. (2015), "Publicly Funded Business Advisory Services and Entrepreneurial Internationalization", International Small Business Journal, 33(8), 824-839.
This article examines whether and how publicly sponsored advisory services can encourage small and medium-sized firms to increase their degree of internationalization. We argue that professional advisors have an impact upon the knowledge and skills firms develop to enhance internationalization. The data examined are drawn from a publicly funded organization providing advisory services to entrepreneurial firms; they show a significant relationship between receipt of advice and the development of internationalization-related knowledge and competences. Knowledge, competences, and advice are all significant predictors that firms will adopt strategies conducive to initiating or expanding internationalization. Moreover, the results suggest that various forms of advisory services should be explicitly considered in assessing the factors which contribute to dynamic capabilities. However, pertinent public policy initiatives should incorporate performance metrics that capture the impact of such advisory services in enhancing the internationalization capabilities of entrepreneurial firms.
Mirchandani, D. and Peridis, T. (2014), "Toward an Integrated Theory of Sustainability", Journal of Business and Economics, 5(10), 1892-1901.
The strategic management literature is combined with a cross-national and cross-cultural perspective to offer a broad conceptual framework that guides the development of a research roadmap that begins with an inductive theory building phase which is followed by an empirical testing phase. The potential benefits, of such an approach, include movement toward an integrated theory of sustainability that will provide useful insights to multiple constituents including managers and policy makers.
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project TitleInternational orientation of Canadian entrepreneurs RoleCo-Investigator Award Amount$155,000.00 Year Awarded2008-2010 Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council Project TitleLearning Capability for Innovation and Competitiveness RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$983,501.91 Year Awarded2005-2007 Granting AgencyAIM Research - International Visiting Fellow Project TitleImpact Study of the Innovation RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$50,000.00 Year Awarded2004-2005 Granting AgencySynergy Centre in Markham Project TitleStudy of the cultural and communication patterns of international joint ventures RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$46.00 Year Awarded1996-1999 Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council Project TitleStudy of the Ontario Centres of Excellence RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$10.00 Year Awarded1993-1994 Granting AgencyOntario Centre of Materials Research Project TitleStudy of the innovation implications of strategic alliances in the Canadian Biotechnology industry RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$4,000.00 Year Awarded1992-1993 Granting AgencyFAS Project TitleStudy of the strategic alliance practices and experiences in the Co-operative sector RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$38,000.00 Year Awarded1992-1993 Granting AgencyCanadian Co-operative Association Project TitleStudy of the Canadian biotechnology industry and its potential role in the global marketplace RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$4,000.00 Year Awarded1989-1991 Granting AgencyOntario Centre for International Business