Martin G. Evans MGE before and after


Professor Emeritus of Organizational Behaviour

Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, 105 St George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3E6, CANADA
Home Phone: 617-876-3980

Go to my Letter-to-the-Editor and Op-Ed page: Idle Thoughts

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B.Sc., M.Sc. Tech. ( University of Manchester, UK), M.I.A., Ph.D. (Yale University, USA).

Since his retirement, Martin Evans has lived quietly in Cambridge Massachusetts. He is a Board Member of Common Cause Massachusetts. He has worked on a number of Political campaigns:

He also volunteers recording books and magazines for the blind.

In June 2008, Martin Evans received the Distinguished Service Award from Common Cause Massachusetts.

In August 2001, Martin Evans received the Distinguished Educator Award of the Academy of Management.

Professor Evans' areas of expertise include Leadership, Motivation, Quality of Working Life, Job Design as well as an interest in Organization Design. He was one of the developers of the Path-Goal Theory of Leadership. His recent research was in three areas: Organizational Careers, Evolutionary Psychology applied to Management, and IQ.
His main academic hobby is the role of interactions in regression analysis. Other hobbies include watching (and helping) his grandson grow up, reading, traveling with his family.

Professor Evans has served as a consultant with the Office of the Auditor General of Canada, as well as with several Toronto-based Corporations.

He has published over 70 journal articles and book chapters. This work has appeared in such journals as Academy of Management Journal, Health Services Management Research Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Personnel Psychology, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, and Business Horizons.

He is Co-Editor Emeritus (with Bernard Forgues) of M@n@gement.

Professor Evans is a past member of the Editorial Review Board of the Academy of Management Journal, the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences and the Leadership Quarterly. He is Webmaster for the Network of Leadership Scholars. Until recently he was a WebMaster for the Academy of Management Journal and the Research Methods Division of the Academy of Management.

Martin Evans has served as Director of the Rotman School's Doctoral Program. Past service on Canadian Funding Agencies includes: membership of the peer review panel for the Major Collaborative Research Initiatives Program of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, membership of the peer review panel of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Research Grant program for Administrative Sciences, membership on the Appraisals Committee of the Ontario Council on Graduate Studies; membership of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Research Grant review panel in Economics, Industrial Relations, and Administrative Sciences; membership of a review panel for the Journal support program of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He is also a past member of the panel of reviewers for Ontario Graduate Scholarships, and was a founding member of the advisory board of the Southern Illinois University Leadership Symposium.

Professor Evans is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Society, and is a Member of the British Psychological Society, and the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.

He's the kind of person who:
"think[s] that no observation is so intuitive that it can't be improved by a regression analysis." (Menand, L. Sporting chances: The cost of college athletics [Review of the book The Game of Life]. New Yorker, January 22, 2001.

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Thought of the day: John Ralston Saul (1995) states in the Unconscious Civilization that: Thought is not a management function. -- I intend to change that!

For the Quotation of the Day go to: Bartlett's Quotations at the Bartleby Project, Columbia University.

Thought of the Decade: Susan Eaton (1997) argued that "most people want to do a good job and make a difference through their labor. Surely we can do better than we do now at ensuring that most people enjoy and are enriched by their work?"

Thought of the century:
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt