Assistant Professor

Nada Basir


Email: nbasir@uwaterloo.ca

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 49199

Location: E7 2442

Nada Basir, PhD, MSc, BSc, is an Assistant Professor at the Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business. In her previous roles, she was an Assistant Professor at University of Ontario Institute of Technology and part of the founding team for Via Informatics (LocationGenius). Nada earned her PhD from the Schulich School of Business and her MSc from McGill University. She teaches BET 620 - Social Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility, BET - 420 Entrepreneurship for Social Impact, and BET - 320 Entrepreneurial Strategy.

Expertise:

  • Social innovation
  • Organizational innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Patent management
  • Knowledge brokers

Teaching

Education

  • PhD Business Administration (Strategic Management & Policy), Schulich School of Business, York University, 2015
  • MSc Applied Biotechnology – Business Specialization, McGill University, 2007
  • BSc Molecular Biotechnology, University of Waterloo, 2005

Academic positions

  • Assistant Professor, Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business, University of Waterloo, 2015 – present
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and IT, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2014 – 2015
  • Instructor (Strategic Management), Schulich School of Business, York University, 2011 – 2013

Industry experience

  • Founding Team, Via Informatics (LocationGenius), 2013- present
  • Strategy and Market Analyst, RTI Health Solutions (now PDCI Market Access), 2007 – 2008
  • Market Analyst – Diabetes Portfolio, Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals, 2006 – 2007
  • Product Development, Paladin Labs, 2005 – 2006

Research interests

  • Social innovation
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Patent management
  • Knowledge brokers

Selected publications

Basir, N., Auster, E. 2016. Structure from Chaos: Institutional Resources and Recombination in the Creation of Libyan Civil Society. AOM Proceedings.

Cruikshank, R. A., Auster, E., Basir, N., Ruebottom, T. 2015. Middle Managers' Knowledge of Strategy: Antecedents, Cognitive Accuracy and Self–Awareness. International Journal of Strategic Change Management, 6(1): 73-99.

Auster, E., Basir, N., Ruebottom, T. 2013. Strategic Fit(ness). In D. Teece and M. Augier, (Eds.), Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management. London, UK.

Mohammadi, A., Basir, N., Beyhaghi, M. 2015. Research Intensity and Financial Analysts: Signaling Effects of Patents.  AOM Proceedings.

Basir, N. 2012. Sequences and Consequences: How Order of Exposure Affects Innovation Outcomes. ASAC Proceedings.

Basir, N. 2009. The Great Patent Debate: An Institutional Approach. ASAC Proceedings. 

Selected awards and honours

2017 SSHRC Insight Development Grant (Principal Investigator): $50,242
2017 UWaterloo Gender Equity Grant (Principal Investigator): $9,025
2016 Finalist for Best International Paper of the OMT Division at the Academy of Management – Structure from Chaos: Institutional Resources and Recombination in the Creation of Libyan Civil Society, with Ellen Auster
2015 AOM Best Paper Award – Research Intensity and Financial Analysts: Signaling Effects of Patents, with A. Mohammadi and M. Beyhaghi
2013 Pagliarani Best Paper Award – The Fate of Patents: An Exploratory Analysis of Patents as IPO Signals of Reputational Advantage, with A. Mohammadi and M. Beyhaghi
2010 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship ($40,000 for 2 years), Government of Canada
2008 Schulich Entrance Scholarship and Bursary ($22,000 for 4 years + $4,000), Schulich School of Business, York University
2005 Class of Valedictorian, University of Waterloo
2004 Presidents Circle Award for Volunteerism, University of Waterloo
Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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