Fiona McQuarrie

Instructor, School of Business


Bachelor of Business Administration, Simon Fraser University, 1987. Majors in business and English.

Master of Business Administration, Simon Fraser University, 1989. Major in organizational behaviour/human resource management; minor in marketing.

Certificate in Liberal Arts, Simon Fraser University, 1989.

Doctor of Philosophy in Organizational Analysis, University of Alberta, 1995. Major in organizational analysis; minors in industrial relations and research methodology.

Currently enrolled in General Studies diploma program, Thompson Rivers University-Open Learning.

Career Synopsis

Instructor at Athabasca University, Simon Fraser University, University of Alberta, and University of Prince Edward Island.

Worked as a journalist and freelance writer, and held a number of positions in different organizations including a real estate firm, an educational publisher, and an ergonomic consulting firm.

Board member for several business, governmental and community organizations, including Village Credit Union, City of North Vancouver Library Board, City of Coquitlam Gender Equity Committee, Prince Edward Island Community Legal Information Association, and City of Coquitlam Parks, Open Space and Leisure Facilities Master Plan Advisory Committee.

Recent Publications

McQuarrie, F. (2009). The struggle over worker leisure: an analysis of the history of the Workers’ Sports Association. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences (in press).

McQuarrie, F. (2009). In good faith?: an analysis of the features and outcomes of duty of fair representation cases. Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations (in press).

McQuarrie, F. (2008). Canadian employers’ support for employees’ leisure commitments: an exploratory study. Leisure/Loisir, 32(2), 629-648.

McQuarrie, F. (2006). “Introducing Work-Life Balance at Oxford Manufacturing”. Case study in McShane, S. (2006), Canadian organizational behaviour (6th edition), Toronto, ON: Pearson Education. Reprinted in 4th American edition.

McQuarrie, F. (2006). Breaking kayfabe: ‘The History of a History’ of World Wrestling Entertainment. Management & Organizational History, 1(3), 227-250.

Nkomo, S., Fottler, M., McAfee, R. B., & McQuarrie, F.. (2005). Applications in human resource management: cases, exercises and skill builders (1st Canadian edition). Toronto: Nelson Thomson.

McQuarrie, F. (2002). Industrial relations in Canada. Toronto: John Wiley & Sons Canada. 2nd edition published 2005.

McQuarrie, F. (2005). How the Past is Present(ed): A Comparison of Information on the Hawthorne Studies in Canadian Management and Organizational Behaviour Textbooks. Canadian Journal of Administrative Studies, 22(3),  230-242..

McQuarrie, F. (2003). Breaking kayfabe: an exploration of ‘the history of the history’. In Nagao, D. (ed.), Academy of Management Best Papers Proceedings. New York, NY: Academy of Management.

Recent Conference Presentations

Neilson, L., & McQuarrie, F. (2008). A cultural analysis of musical theatre recordings and professional wrestling. MiT6 (Media in Transition) conference, Comparative Media Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

McQuarrie, F. (2008). The struggle over worker leisure: an analysis of the history of the Workers’ Sports Association. In McCutcheon, J. (ed.), Business History Division, Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference, Halifax, NS. Honourable Mention Paper Award, Business History Division.

McQuarrie, F., Stevens, J., & Zinni, D.M. (2008). “My leisure is your leisure”: can facilitating others’ activities be serious leisure? Proceedings of the 12th Canadian Congress on Leisure Research, Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

McQuarrie, F. (2007). “The Business of Professional Wrestling”. Invited presentation to the Comparative Media Studies program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, April 2007, Boston, MA.

McQuarrie, F. (2007). The meaning of ‘life’: how different are ‘work-family’ and ‘work-life’ research? In Dyke, L. (ed.), Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division, Proceedings of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada conference, Ottawa, ON.

Professional Affiliations

Academy of Management

Administrative Sciences Association of Canada

Canadian Association for Leisure Studies

Canadian Psychological Association

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Organizational Behaviour Teaching Society

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