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Farshid Shams

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School of Administrative Studies

Associate Professor

Email: farshid.shams@yorku.ca


Dr. Farshid Shams is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization Studies at York University. He received his PhD in management from the University of Bath, United Kingdom. He also holds an MBA from the University of West London (UK) and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. He formerly held a full-time academic position in the Faculty of Business Administration at Lakehead University (Canada). Farshid's current research centres on contemporary professional work, processes of organising and matters of identity in and around organizations. He investigates these topics primarily in professional knowledge-intensive service settings such as universities and social work organizations and strives to understand how professionals’ everyday practices lend support to the long-term stability of their organizations or lead to the initiation of a process of change from inside. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical concepts such as practice-driven institutionalism, identity work and sensemaking in his studies, Farshid’s work corresponds to two broad streams of social-symbolic work in pluralistic settings and strategic management.

Farshid also loves teaching and has previously taught several courses such as career management, entrepreneurial venture management, strategy and international business.

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Degrees

PhD, University of Bath, UK
MBA, University of West London, UK

Research Interests

Management , Managerialism and Professional Work, Power and Discourse, Identity Work, Practice-Driven Institutionalism
  • Best paper Emerald Literati Award - 2019
Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Pousa, C., Lepage, Z., & Shams, F. (2019). ‘Entomophagy: Understanding Consumers’ Value Perceptions and Intentions to Consume Edible Insects’. in Academy of Marketing Science World Marketing Congress. Springer, Cham, pp. 541-553

2019

Shams, F. (2014). ‘Using crisp and fuzzy set-theoretic analyses for middle-range theorising: A configurational comparative approach to case-based research’, in Huisman, J. and Tight, M. (ed.), Theory and method in higher education research II (International perspectives on higher education research, volume 10), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.161-182

2014

Huisman J., Adelman, C., Hsieh, C., Shams, F. & Wilkins, S. (2012), ‘Europe's Bologna process and global its impact on global higher education. in Deardorff, D., de Wit, H., Heyl, J., Adams, T., (ed.), The SAGE Handbook of International Education, pp. 81-100

2012

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Shams, F. (2021). ‘A micro-process model of institutional complexity in public hybrid organisations: Construal of identity threats and mitigation strategies’. Public Administration: 99(3): 598-615

2021

Shams, F., (2019). ‘Managing academic identity tensions in a Canadian public university: the role of identity work in coping with managerialism’. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management: 41(6): 619-632

2019

Wilkins, S., Butt, M., Shams, F., Perez, A. (2019). ‘Product standardisation in the food service industry: post-purchase attitudes and repurchase intentions of non-Muslims after consuming halal food ’. Journal of Strategic Marketing: 27(3): 210-226

2019

Wilkins, S., Butt, M., Shams, F., Perez, A. (2019). ‘The acceptance of halal food in non-Muslim countries: Effects of religious identity, national identification, consumer ethnocentrism and consumer cosmopolitanism’. Journal of Islamic Marketing: 10(4):1308-1331

2019

Shams, F., Huisman, J., (2016). ‘The role of institutional dual embeddedness in the strategic local adaptation of international branch campuses: Evidence from Malaysia and Singapore’. Studies in Higher Education: 41(6): 955-970

2016

Wilkins, S., Shams, F., Huisman, J. (2013). ‘The decision-making and changing behavioural dynamics of potential higher education students: the impacts of increasing tuition fees in England. Educational Studies: 39(2): 125-141

2013

Shams, F., Huisman, J. (2012). ‘Managing offshore branch campuses: an analytical framework for institutional strategies’. Journal of Studies in International Education: 16(2): 106-127

2012

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Zhao, W., Shams, F., ‘The past for the future? Rhetorical history and communicated identity of American business schools'. EGOS, Hamburg, 2020

2020

Wilkins, S., Shams, F., ‘Killing two birds with one stone: Targeting a market segment in a mass market’, The Academy of Marketing Conference, Stirling, United Kingdom, 2018

2018

Zhao, W., Shams, F., ‘Language, Visuals, Materiality, and Beyond: Multimodal Research in Organization and Management Studies’, EGOS, Naples, 2016

2016

Shams, F., ‘Strategic management of transnational knowledge-intensive service firms: a holistic model for universities’ FDI’, presented at the 36th annual conference of European International Business Academy (EIBA), Porto, Portugal, December 2010

2010

Shams, F., ‘Strategic management of transnational higher education institutions: localisation of branch campus practices’, The annual conference, Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE), Kuala Lumpur, Global forum 2009

2009

Shams, F., ‘Strategies for market positioning in the competitive higher education market: pitfalls for a professional service firm’, The annual seminar of the internationalisation of higher education institutions, ICHEM, University of Bath, 2009

2009

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Shams, F., Sanderson, K. (2022). ‘Complying Resistant and Resistant Complying Frontline Professionals: An Identity Work Perspective’. Academy of Management Proceedings

2022

Shams, F. (2018). ‘The determinants of enacting institutional logics on the ground: A set-theoretic approach’. Academy of Management Proceedings

2018


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2022 GS/MSMG6020 3.0 B Qualitative Research Methods LECT
Fall 2022 GS/MSMG6020 3.0 A Qualitative Research Methods LECT
Fall 2022 AP/ADMS4010 3.0 A Organization and Administrative Theory LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2023 AP/ADMS4010 3.0 M Organization and Administrative Theory LECT


Dr. Farshid Shams is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization Studies at York University. He received his PhD in management from the University of Bath, United Kingdom. He also holds an MBA from the University of West London (UK) and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. He formerly held a full-time academic position in the Faculty of Business Administration at Lakehead University (Canada). Farshid's current research centres on contemporary professional work, processes of organising and matters of identity in and around organizations. He investigates these topics primarily in professional knowledge-intensive service settings such as universities and social work organizations and strives to understand how professionals’ everyday practices lend support to the long-term stability of their organizations or lead to the initiation of a process of change from inside. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical concepts such as practice-driven institutionalism, identity work and sensemaking in his studies, Farshid’s work corresponds to two broad streams of social-symbolic work in pluralistic settings and strategic management.

Farshid also loves teaching and has previously taught several courses such as career management, entrepreneurial venture management, strategy and international business.

Degrees

PhD, University of Bath, UK
MBA, University of West London, UK

Research Interests

Management , Managerialism and Professional Work, Power and Discourse, Identity Work, Practice-Driven Institutionalism

Awards

  • Best paper Emerald Literati Award - 2019

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Pousa, C., Lepage, Z., & Shams, F. (2019). ‘Entomophagy: Understanding Consumers’ Value Perceptions and Intentions to Consume Edible Insects’. in Academy of Marketing Science World Marketing Congress. Springer, Cham, pp. 541-553

2019

Shams, F. (2014). ‘Using crisp and fuzzy set-theoretic analyses for middle-range theorising: A configurational comparative approach to case-based research’, in Huisman, J. and Tight, M. (ed.), Theory and method in higher education research II (International perspectives on higher education research, volume 10), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.161-182

2014

Huisman J., Adelman, C., Hsieh, C., Shams, F. & Wilkins, S. (2012), ‘Europe's Bologna process and global its impact on global higher education. in Deardorff, D., de Wit, H., Heyl, J., Adams, T., (ed.), The SAGE Handbook of International Education, pp. 81-100

2012

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Shams, F. (2021). ‘A micro-process model of institutional complexity in public hybrid organisations: Construal of identity threats and mitigation strategies’. Public Administration: 99(3): 598-615

2021

Shams, F., (2019). ‘Managing academic identity tensions in a Canadian public university: the role of identity work in coping with managerialism’. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management: 41(6): 619-632

2019

Wilkins, S., Butt, M., Shams, F., Perez, A. (2019). ‘Product standardisation in the food service industry: post-purchase attitudes and repurchase intentions of non-Muslims after consuming halal food ’. Journal of Strategic Marketing: 27(3): 210-226

2019

Wilkins, S., Butt, M., Shams, F., Perez, A. (2019). ‘The acceptance of halal food in non-Muslim countries: Effects of religious identity, national identification, consumer ethnocentrism and consumer cosmopolitanism’. Journal of Islamic Marketing: 10(4):1308-1331

2019

Shams, F., Huisman, J., (2016). ‘The role of institutional dual embeddedness in the strategic local adaptation of international branch campuses: Evidence from Malaysia and Singapore’. Studies in Higher Education: 41(6): 955-970

2016

Wilkins, S., Shams, F., Huisman, J. (2013). ‘The decision-making and changing behavioural dynamics of potential higher education students: the impacts of increasing tuition fees in England. Educational Studies: 39(2): 125-141

2013

Shams, F., Huisman, J. (2012). ‘Managing offshore branch campuses: an analytical framework for institutional strategies’. Journal of Studies in International Education: 16(2): 106-127

2012

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Zhao, W., Shams, F., ‘The past for the future? Rhetorical history and communicated identity of American business schools'. EGOS, Hamburg, 2020

2020

Wilkins, S., Shams, F., ‘Killing two birds with one stone: Targeting a market segment in a mass market’, The Academy of Marketing Conference, Stirling, United Kingdom, 2018

2018

Zhao, W., Shams, F., ‘Language, Visuals, Materiality, and Beyond: Multimodal Research in Organization and Management Studies’, EGOS, Naples, 2016

2016

Shams, F., ‘Strategic management of transnational knowledge-intensive service firms: a holistic model for universities’ FDI’, presented at the 36th annual conference of European International Business Academy (EIBA), Porto, Portugal, December 2010

2010

Shams, F., ‘Strategic management of transnational higher education institutions: localisation of branch campus practices’, The annual conference, Observatory on Borderless Higher Education (OBHE), Kuala Lumpur, Global forum 2009

2009

Shams, F., ‘Strategies for market positioning in the competitive higher education market: pitfalls for a professional service firm’, The annual seminar of the internationalisation of higher education institutions, ICHEM, University of Bath, 2009

2009

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Shams, F., Sanderson, K. (2022). ‘Complying Resistant and Resistant Complying Frontline Professionals: An Identity Work Perspective’. Academy of Management Proceedings

2022

Shams, F. (2018). ‘The determinants of enacting institutional logics on the ground: A set-theoretic approach’. Academy of Management Proceedings

2018


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2022 GS/MSMG6020 3.0 B Qualitative Research Methods LECT
Fall 2022 GS/MSMG6020 3.0 A Qualitative Research Methods LECT
Fall 2022 AP/ADMS4010 3.0 A Organization and Administrative Theory LECT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2023 AP/ADMS4010 3.0 M Organization and Administrative Theory LECT