Teresa Rose, PhD

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Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise: Dynamics of Organizational Change: Collaboration as a Mechanism of Organizational and System Change; Indigenous Ways of Knowing and System Change; Participative Action and Indigenous Research Methodologies; Online Pedagogy



  • PhD – University of Alberta
  • MBA – University of Alberta
  • MA – University of Alberta
  • BA – University of Regina
  • CEC – Royal Roads University



Dr. Teresa Rose has been part of the Faculty of Business at Athabasca University since 2003 working in different capacities.

Prior to Athabasca University, Dr. Rose held an Assistant Professor role at the University of Alberta where she contributed to the evolution of the Master of Arts in Communication and Technology Program and engaged in two large collaborative research projects. The first an SSHRC funded project focused on improving communication practices in the civil justice system and the second one focused on strategies to evolve the Southern Alberta Child and Youth Health Network. She also taught at the University of Calgary, University of Waterloo, University of Western Sydney, and did a short visiting professor role at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane Australia prior to coming to a permanent position at Athabasca University.

Dr. Rose’s research focuses on collaboration and organizational change. Her current work focuses on collaboration and creating collaborative capacity for large scale organization or system change within and/or across health and mental health care organizations and services. Another research area focuses on how Indigenous knowing can inform Responsible Management Education and help solve complex issues of our time. Her methodological interests are in qualitative research, in particular, participative action research, and Indigenous research methodologies.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Lachance, N. & Rose, T. (2020). From colonization to reconciliation: Increasing the collaborative capacity of public servants. Canadian Public Administration Journal, 63(4), 640-659.
  • Lachance, N. & Rose, T. (2020). More than words can say: Outlining preconditions to collaboration between First Nations, Federal and Provincial governments. International Indigenous Policy Journal, 11(2), 1-30.
  • Thomas, J., George, S., & Rose, T. (2016). Deciphering value discourse’s role in explaining the persistent perception of change failure. Journal of Change Management, 16(4), 271-296.
  • Adria, M., & Rose, T. (2004). Technology, preprocessing, and resistance—A comparative case study of intensive classroom teaching. Journal of Education for Business, 80(1), 53-60.
  • Cooper, D. J., Rose, T., Greenwood, R., & Hinings, B. (2000). History and contingency in international accounting firms. Globalization of Services: Some Implications for Theory and Practice, 19, 93-124.
  • Rose, T., Hinings, C. R., & Brock, D. (1999). Global clients’ demands driving change in global business advisory firms. Restructuring the Professional Organization: Accounting, Healthcare and Law, 41-67.
  • Greenwood, R., Rose, T., Brown, J. L., Cooper, D. J., & Hinings, B. (1998). The global management of professional services: The example of accounting. Global Management: Universal Theories and Local Realities, 265.

Selected Recent Conferences Presentations

  • Lachance, N. & Rose, T. (2020). Collaboration after colonization: Seeking to understand and advance health care collaboration between First Nations, Federal, and Provincial governments in Canada. Presented at the annual CSSI 2020 Conference June 2020.
  • Rose, T. & Lachance, N. (2020). Cross-sector partnerships to enhance Indigenous cultural competency of Universities: Role of business schools. Presented at the CSSI 2020 Conference, June 2020.
  • Rose, T. and Thomas, J. (2019). The quest for value: A hauntological exploration. Presented at the 33rd Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Wicked Solutions to Wicked Problems - The Challenge for Management Research and Practice, Dec. 6, 2019, Cairns, Australia.
  • Thomas, J., Stella, G. & Rose, T. (2019). Experiential learning as an antidote to MBA cheating. Presented at the COHERE Conference: Our Past, Present and Future - Charting Cohere's Learning Landscape, Nov. 17, 2019, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Rose, T. & Thomas, J. (2018). Understanding the Complexity of Resilience: The Case of BTS. Presented at the 32nd Australian and New Zealand Academy of Mangement Conference: Managing the Many Faces of Sustainable Work, Auckland, NZ.
  • Rose, T., & Thomas, J. (2018). Exploring collaboration, collaborative capacity and resilience: The case of BTS Presented at the LAEMOS Colloquium on Organizing for Resilience: Scholarship in Unsettled Times, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Rose, T., & Thomas J. (2018). Reviewing organizational resilience: Response to crisis or opportunity for resource? Presented at the LAEMOS Colloquium on Organizing for Resilience: Scholarship in Unsettled Times, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Thomas J., George, S., & Rose, T. (2018). Exploring the quest for value or why time, scope and budget will never be enough value. Presented at the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Adria, M., & Rose, T. (2002). Intensive classroom delivery of graduate-level courses: A comparative case study. Presented at the 49th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education, Halifax, Canada.
  • Deo, A., & Rose, T. (2001). Partnerships and technology: Laying the foundations for new learning systems in education. Presented at the 24th International HERDSA Conference on Learning Partnerships, Newcastle, UK.
  • Rose, T., & Hinings, B. (2001). Global clients and the external-internal network relationship: A multiple case study of global business advisory firms. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, London, Canada.
  • Cooper, D., Rose, T., Hinings, B., & Greenwood, R. (1999). International accounting firms and processes of globalization. Presented at the Accounting, Society and Organization Conference, Hong Kong, China.