Gordon’s research approach takes a qualitative perspective employing Personal Construct Theory and Narrative Inquiry to conduct in-depth interviews.  He applies qualitative techniques in interdisciplinary research such as small business, agricultural management, and cross-cultural investigations.  His research interests in the information systems (IS) area include the effective management of IS with emphasis on the personnel component; the role of Chief Information Officers; and the use of IS by small business. Gordon has authoured 4 academic books, edited 16, and published over 110 combined peer reviewed chapters, journal articles, and conference papers.

  • Ph. D. – University of Strathclyde
  • Bachelor of Commerce – University of Saskatchewan

The Older I Get the Better I Was

This book contains many hockey stories about individuals known in the Lethbridge area of Alberta.  There are 40 chapters which describe contributors’ experiences with hockey as they were growing up or as their children were growing up.


Hockey Talk: Stories behind the Voice

This book contains many stories (49) about play by play broadcasters of Major Junior and Provincial Junior A games.  There are Major Junior chapters from the Western Hockey League (WHL), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).  Chapters from Provincial Junior A leagues include British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and the Maritimes.

Hockey Player Contribution to Team Performance

This project will identify qualitative performance aspects related to the contribution of a hockey player to overall team success.  While there are many quantitative performance measures, there does not seem to be any qualitative considerations.  These types of considerations relate to a hockey player’s contribution off the ice, on the bench, or in the dressing room.  These players are usually referred to as “character players”.


Save Difficulty

This project suggests that the perspective of the goalie should be adopted to evaluate performance.  There are two categories of shot quality.  One involves easy saves.  The shots in this category may be weak or they may hit the goalie not requiring any movement.  The other category involves difficult saves when the goalie must move.  Saves in this category are made by the Butterfly, high or low blocker, and high or low glove.  If more saves are of the difficult category then the generally accepted save percentage may be lower than 90%.  Thus, acceptable performance could be assessed relative to the categories of shot quality – save difficulty.

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

  • Fellow (FCPA)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)

Society of Management Accountants of Canada

  • Fellow (FCMA)
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA)
  • Registered Industrial Accountant (RIA)

Canadian Information Processing Society

  • Information Systems Professional (ISP)
  • Canadian Information Technology Professional (CITP)
  • International Technology Certified Professional (ITCP)

British Computer Society

  • Chartered Member (MBCS)
  • Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP)

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