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David Weitzner

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School of Administrative Studies

Assistant Professor

Office: Atkinson College, 207
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 20124
Email: david.weitzner@yorku.ca
Primary website: Author Site
Attached CV: https://profiles.laps.yorku.ca/files/Weitzner-Resume-2021-June.pdf

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David Weitzner has a PhD in Strategy, MBA in Arts and Media Management and Hon. BA in Philosophy. His research takes a critical stance on decision making in capitalist environments, leading to publication in the Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Inquiry, Critical Perspectives on International Business, SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society and SAGE Encyclopedia of Case Study Research. David co-edited Corporate Social Responsibility (Routledge) and co-authored Strategic Management: Creating Competitive Advantages (McGraw-Hill Ryerson). He is the author of Fifteen Paths: How to Tune out Noise, Turn on Imagination and Find Wisdom (ECW Press) and Connected Capitalism: How Jewish Wisdom Can Transform Work (University of Toronto Press).

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David Weitzner is at heart a philosopher who briefly became a music industry executive and spent over a decade as a professor of strategy at the Schulich School of Business before joining the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.

His education includes a PhD in Strategy, MBA in Arts and Media Management and Hon. BA in Philosophy.

David’s research takes a critical stance on decision making in capitalist environments, leading to publication in the Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Inquiry, Critical Perspectives on International Business, SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society and SAGE Encyclopedia of Case Study Research.

David co-edited Corporate Social Responsibility (Routledge) and co-authored Strategic Management: Creating Competitive Advantages (McGraw-Hill Ryerson).

David is the author of "Connected Capitalism: How Jewish Wisdom Can Transform Work" (University of Toronto Press/Penguin Random House Audio). In our present state of disconnect and loss, Connected Capitalism offers us a deeper and more satisfying approach to both work and life. The book asks what should our post-COVID work world look like?

In Connected Capitalism, David Weitzner shows us how to draw from the classic teachings of Judaism in order to positively transform our workplaces and our working lives. He outlines a philosophy that will empower the disenchanted to build a stable future in a world of crony capitalism, global pandemics, racial injustice, and social disconnect.

Weitzner, a professor of management who chooses to look beyond management and mindfulness, envisions a workplace based on the ancient Jewish practices of mitzvah, creating a space for meaningful moments with other people, and chavrusa, co-creating and working on endeavors together. Combining these spiritual concepts with the voices of today’s political strategists, business leaders, and artists, Connected Capitalism inspires us to approach our work with curiosity, engage with those who were once strangers, and tap into a hopeful and meaningful future.

David is also the author of "Fifteen Paths: How to Tune out Noise, Turn on Imagination and Find Wisdom" (ECW Press). It offers prescriptions for imaginative living in today’s noisy and ever-narrowing world. As conversations across ideological divides become increasingly difficult, we as a society need to rethink what it means to listen, to think, to create, and to be democratically engaged citizens.

Fifteen Paths documents the journey of a disillusioned business professor who came to realize that in order to transcend the noise, we need more imaginative expressions and fewer argumentative ones. David sought the counsel of fourteen iconoclastic artists, including Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Lydia Lunch, and Del the Funky Homosapien.

David has presented at a host of international conferences, including Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, Business Ethics Society and Business as an Agent of World Benefit co-sponsored by the UN Global Compact. His work has appeared in popular media outlets like in Tablet Magazine, Chabad.org, The Forward, CJN, Ladders, Quillette, National Post, Yahoo News, Phys.org, The Conversation, RealClear Policy, Spirituality and Health, eJewish Philanthropy, The Financial Post Business Magazine and the Big Ideas program, among others.

Degrees

PhD Business Policy and Strategy, Schulich School of Business
MBA, Schulich School of Business
Graduate Diploma Arts & Media Management , Schulich School of Business
Honors Philosophy Bachelor of Arts, Western University

Research Interests

Business , Ethics, Spirituality, Arts and Culture, Judaism

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Summer 2021 AP/ADMS3900 3.0 A The Practice of General Management ONLN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2021 AP/ADMS4910 3.0 B Management Policy Part II BLEN
Fall 2021 AP/ADMS3900 3.0 A The Practice of General Management ONLN
Winter 2022 AP/ADMS3900 3.0 M The Practice of General Management ONLN


David Weitzner has a PhD in Strategy, MBA in Arts and Media Management and Hon. BA in Philosophy. His research takes a critical stance on decision making in capitalist environments, leading to publication in the Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Inquiry, Critical Perspectives on International Business, SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society and SAGE Encyclopedia of Case Study Research. David co-edited Corporate Social Responsibility (Routledge) and co-authored Strategic Management: Creating Competitive Advantages (McGraw-Hill Ryerson). He is the author of Fifteen Paths: How to Tune out Noise, Turn on Imagination and Find Wisdom (ECW Press) and Connected Capitalism: How Jewish Wisdom Can Transform Work (University of Toronto Press).

David Weitzner is at heart a philosopher who briefly became a music industry executive and spent over a decade as a professor of strategy at the Schulich School of Business before joining the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.

His education includes a PhD in Strategy, MBA in Arts and Media Management and Hon. BA in Philosophy.

David’s research takes a critical stance on decision making in capitalist environments, leading to publication in the Academy of Management Review, Organization Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Inquiry, Critical Perspectives on International Business, SAGE Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society and SAGE Encyclopedia of Case Study Research.

David co-edited Corporate Social Responsibility (Routledge) and co-authored Strategic Management: Creating Competitive Advantages (McGraw-Hill Ryerson).

David is the author of "Connected Capitalism: How Jewish Wisdom Can Transform Work" (University of Toronto Press/Penguin Random House Audio). In our present state of disconnect and loss, Connected Capitalism offers us a deeper and more satisfying approach to both work and life. The book asks what should our post-COVID work world look like?

In Connected Capitalism, David Weitzner shows us how to draw from the classic teachings of Judaism in order to positively transform our workplaces and our working lives. He outlines a philosophy that will empower the disenchanted to build a stable future in a world of crony capitalism, global pandemics, racial injustice, and social disconnect.

Weitzner, a professor of management who chooses to look beyond management and mindfulness, envisions a workplace based on the ancient Jewish practices of mitzvah, creating a space for meaningful moments with other people, and chavrusa, co-creating and working on endeavors together. Combining these spiritual concepts with the voices of today’s political strategists, business leaders, and artists, Connected Capitalism inspires us to approach our work with curiosity, engage with those who were once strangers, and tap into a hopeful and meaningful future.

David is also the author of "Fifteen Paths: How to Tune out Noise, Turn on Imagination and Find Wisdom" (ECW Press). It offers prescriptions for imaginative living in today’s noisy and ever-narrowing world. As conversations across ideological divides become increasingly difficult, we as a society need to rethink what it means to listen, to think, to create, and to be democratically engaged citizens.

Fifteen Paths documents the journey of a disillusioned business professor who came to realize that in order to transcend the noise, we need more imaginative expressions and fewer argumentative ones. David sought the counsel of fourteen iconoclastic artists, including Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band), Mike Mignola (Hellboy), Lydia Lunch, and Del the Funky Homosapien.

David has presented at a host of international conferences, including Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, Business Ethics Society and Business as an Agent of World Benefit co-sponsored by the UN Global Compact. His work has appeared in popular media outlets like in Tablet Magazine, Chabad.org, The Forward, CJN, Ladders, Quillette, National Post, Yahoo News, Phys.org, The Conversation, RealClear Policy, Spirituality and Health, eJewish Philanthropy, The Financial Post Business Magazine and the Big Ideas program, among others.

Degrees

PhD Business Policy and Strategy, Schulich School of Business
MBA, Schulich School of Business
Graduate Diploma Arts & Media Management , Schulich School of Business
Honors Philosophy Bachelor of Arts, Western University

Research Interests

Business , Ethics, Spirituality, Arts and Culture, Judaism


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Summer 2021 AP/ADMS3900 3.0 A The Practice of General Management ONLN


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2021 AP/ADMS4910 3.0 B Management Policy Part II BLEN
Fall 2021 AP/ADMS3900 3.0 A The Practice of General Management ONLN
Winter 2022 AP/ADMS3900 3.0 M The Practice of General Management ONLN