Dr. Ana Azevedo joined the Faculty of Business at Athabasca University in October of 2010. She is currently Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and teaches courses in New Venture Development and Visionary and Entrepreneurial Thinking. Dr. Azevedo also serves as the Academic Coordinator for the undergraduate entrepreneurship course (ENTP212).

Prior to her relocation to Canada, Dr. Azevedo was a professor in the Department of International Management at FH-Joanneum (Graz, Austria), teaching courses in Strategic Management, International Business, Quantitative Research Methods, as well as project-based courses in International Market Entry. She has also worked as a full-time faculty member at the University of Texas in El Paso and at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.

Dr. Azevedo received her PhD in Business Administration from Florida International University (Miami, USA), her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPEAD-UFRJ, Brazil) and her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (FEA-UFRJ, Brazil). Over the last twenty five years, Dr. Azevedo has consulted for small and mid-size businesses in the US and Austria and implemented many applied research projects in the areas of Business/Strategic Planning, Research Methods (Survey Design and Administration) and International Market Entry.

Dr. Azevedo’s current research interests include management education, cultural diversity and entrepreneurship. She is passionate about nurturing skills development in management education and about promoting cultural intelligence and entrepreneurial thinking in working professionals, business leaders and entrepreneurs.

New Venture Development (MBA online elective)
Visionary & Entrepreneurial Thinking (MBA in residence elective)
Entrepreneurship (Undergraduate course – Individualized study online)

Selected Publications

Refereed Book chapters:

Azevedo, A. (2015). Longing for something new? Personal reflections on the importance of entrepreneurship. In K. Vaidya (Ed.), Entrepreneurship for the Curious: Why Study Entrepreneurship (Chapter 7). The Curious Academic Publishing. [ISBN: 978-1-925128-12-3]

Refereed Journal Articles:

Azevedo, A., & Hurst, D. (2017). An Integrative Competency-based Framework for Graduate Entrepreneurship Education. Journal of Business Leadership, 25 (1), 10-27.

Dwyer, R., & Azevedo, A. (2016). Preparing Leaders for the Multi-Generational Workforce. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 10 (3), 281-305.

Azevedo, A., Hurst, D., & Dwyer, R. (2015). Competency-Based Training Program for International Students. International Business Research, 8 (3), 11-28.

Azevedo, A., & Jugdev, K. (2013). Individual Engagement in Business Education: Promoting spiritual intelligence and values to create sustainable communities. International Journal of Sustainability Education, 8 (1), 105-115.

Azevedo, A., Gomezelj, D., Andrews, J., Higson, H., Caballero, A., & Frech, B. (2012). Satisfaction with Knowledge and Competencies: A Multi-Country Study of Employers and Business Graduates. American Journal of Economics and Business Administration, 4 (1), 23-39.

Azevedo, A., Apfelthaler, G., & Hurst, D. (2012). Competence Development in Business Graduates: An Industry-driven Approach for Examining the Alignment of Undergraduate Business Education with Industry Requirements. International Journal of Management Education, 10, 12-28.

Vaiman, V., Lemmergaard, J., & Azevedo, A. (2011). The Influence of Needs, Personality Characteristics, and Work Motivation on Human Resource Management Strategies – A comparison between Traditional and Non-Traditional Labourers. Team Performance Management: An International Journal, 17 (5/6), 311-324.

Gomezelj, D., & Azevedo, A. (2008). Pomembnost kompetenc diplomantov poslovnih studijskih programov na trgu dela (The Relevance of business graduates’ competencies in the labour market). Management, 3 (1), 69-84.

Azevedo, A., Drost, E., & Mullen, M.R. (2002). Individualism and Collectivism: Towards a Strategy for Testing Measurement Equivalence Across Culturally Diverse Groups. Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, 9 (1), 19-26.

Azevedo, A., von Glinow, M.A., & Paul, K. (2001). Does Ethnic Diversity Translate into Cultural Diversity? A Comparison Across Two Independent Samples of Hispanics and Anglos in South Florida”.  International Journal of Value-Based Management 14 (3), 273-291.

Robey, D., & Azevedo, A. (1994). Cultural Analysis of the Organizational Consequences of Information Technology. Accounting, Management and Information Technologies, 4 (1) 23-37.

Hodgetts, R., & Azevedo, A. (1994). Total Quality Management: Licoes para a America Latina” (Total Quality Management: Lessons for Latin America). Revista de Administracao Publica (RJ/Brazil) 28 (4), 145-153.

Chusmir, L., & Azevedo, A. (1992). Motivation Needs of Sampled Fortune-500 CEOs: Relations to Organization Outcomes. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 75 (2), 595-612.

Monographs:

Azevedo, A., Tusini, E.M., Renner, P., & Frech, B. (2009). Developing meta-level quality indicators for establishing a systematic linkage between institutions of higher education and the labour market (MISLEM). Graz: FH Joanneum library (ISBN# 3 – 902103-19-1).

Azevedo, A. (1997). The role of individualism and collectivism as predictors of attributions for unethical work behavior: an empirical examination across two culturally diverse groups. [Dissertation published online at http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/etd/1353/ ; Online Publication date: September 10, 2014]

Teaching Materials:

Apfelthaler, G., Azevedo, A., & Kujawa, D. (2010). AUER WAFFELN (A): An Austrian Company’s Tale of Growth, Globalization and Decline (Case Study). Cranfield, UK: European Case Clearing House.

Apfelthaler, G., Azevedo, A., Hruby, J., & Kujawa, D. (2010). AUER WAFFELN (A): An Austrian Company’s Tale of Growth, Globalization and Decline (Case Study Teaching Note). Cranfield, UK: European Case Clearing House.

Apfelthaler, G., Azevedo, A., & Neubauer, M. (2005). Auer Waffeln: An SME explores the world (E-learning DVD). Graz, Austria: bit media.

Refereed Conference Presentations:

Azevedo, A., & Hurst, D. (2016, November). An Integrative Competency-based Approach for Entrepreneurship Education: Lessons Learned from a Longitudinal Pilot Study in Western Canada. Paper presented at the Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association International Conference (ABEAI), Las Vegas, United States. [Paper voted “Second Best paper in Session” in the Management and Entrepreneurship Track].

Azevedo, A., Hurst, D., & Dwyer, R. (2014, May). Effective Integration Leads to Retention: A Competence-based Framework for Developing Self-Discovery and for Promoting Psychological Flexibility, Human Sustainability and Entrepreneurial Thinking in International Students. Paper presented at the Canadian Council of Small Business and Entrepreneurship Conference (CCSBE), Antigonish, Canada.

Dwyer, R., & Azevedo, A. (2013, June). Re-defining Management Education: Preparing Leaders for the Multi-Generational Workforce. Paper presented at the ASAC conference, Calgary, Canada.

Azevedo, A., & Jugdev, K. (2012, June). Promoting Spiritual Intelligence and Values in Business Education: A Holistic Model for Enhancing Individual Engagement Towards Sustainability. Paper presented at the ASAC conference, St. John’s, Canada. [Paper received “Honorable Mention Award” in the Management Education division].

Azevedo, A., & Jugdev, K. (2012, January). Individual Engagement in Business Education: Promoting spiritual intelligence and values to create sustainable communities. Paper presented at the Eighth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, Vancouver, Canada.

Azevedo, A., Gomezelj, D., Andrews, J., Higson, H., Caballero, A., Frech, B. (2011, November). Quality in Business Education: Assessing Satisfaction with Acquired Knowledge and Competencies in a Multi-Country Study of Employers and Business Graduates. Paper presented at the Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association International conference (ABEAI), Hawaii, USA. [Paper voted “Best paper in Session” in the Management Education division].

Azevedo, A., Apfelthaler, G., & Hurst, D. (2011, November). What Competencies Matter for Business Graduates’ Early Career Success? An Industry-Driven Approach for Examining the Alignment of Undergraduate Business Education with Industry Requirements. Paper presented at the Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association International conference (ABEAI), Hawaii, USA.

Azevedo, A., Apfelthaler, G., & Hurst, D. (2011, July). Competence Development in Business Graduates: An Industry-driven Approach for Examining the Alignment of Undergraduate Business Education with Industry Requirements. Paper presented at the ASAC conference, Quebec, Canada. [Paper selected for publication in the Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Management Education Division].

Apfelthaler, G., Hruby, J., Urlep, M., & Azevedo, A. (2010, December). Determinants of Export Success in International New Ventures. Paper presented at the European International Business Association (EIBA) conference, Porto, Portugal. [Graduate Student Thesis paper]

Lemmergaard, J., Vaiman, V., & Azevedo, A. (2009, April). The Influence of Needs, Personality Characteristics, and Work Motivation on Human Resource Management Strategies – A comparison between Traditional and Non-Traditional Labourers. Paper presented at the 24th Workshop on Strategic Human Resource Management, Brussels, Belgium.

Azevedo, A., Gomezlj, D., Andrews, J., Higson, H., & Caballero, A. (2008, September). The impact of learning outcomes in business education: Assessing value, relevance and graduate ability in a multi-country study of employers and business graduates. Paper presented at the conference Outcomes of Higher Education: Quality, Relevance and Impact, OECD Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE), Paris, France.

Azevedo, A. (2007, May). On Being a Foreigner. Poster presented at the European Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.

Apfelthaler, G., Azevedo, A., & Neubauer, M. (2004, September). Designing Case Studies for Blended and Distance Learning: An Example from International Business.  Poster presented at the Multimedia Applications in Education Conference, Graz, Austria.

Azevedo, A., Drost, E., & Mullen, M. (1999, March). Individualism and Collectivism: Towards a Strategy for Testing Measurement Equivalence Across Culturally Diverse Groups. Paper presented at the Western Academy of Management conference, Redondo Beach, USA.

Cohen, D.V., Zalka, L., Friday, S., Azevedo, A., & Paul, K. (1995, June). Global Competitiveness and the Hidden Costs of Crime: A Study of Business-Stakeholder Relations in the Miami Metropolitan Area. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Business and Society, Vienna, Austria.

Azevedo, A., Paul, K., & von Glinow, M.A. (1994, July). An Integrative Framework for Cross-Cultural Research on Business Ethics. Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Paris, France.

Non-Refereed Conference Presentations:

Azevedo, A. (2007, September). MISLEM: Developing meta-level quality indicators for establishing a systematic linkage between institutions of higher education and the labour market. Final project results presented at the conference Professionalism and Quality in European Business Courses, Vienna, Austria.

Azevedo, A. (2006, January). MISLEM: Developing meta-level quality indicators for establishing a systematic linkage between institutions of higher education and the labour market. Project presented at Valorisation Conference, Graz, Austria.

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