Michael O. Wood

Continuing Lecturer & Associate Dean of Work-Integrated Learning
Michael O. Wood

Contact Information
519-888-4567, ext. 47559
EV3 4223

Michael is the Associate Dean of Work-Integrated Learning in the Faculty of Environment, and a Continuing Lecturer in the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development (SEED) at the University of Waterloo. He holds a Ph.D. in strategy and sustainability from the Ivey Business School at Western University.His research has examined organizational perceptions and responses to sustainability issues through the lens of space, time, scale, and social license to operate within the contexts of the insurance industry, mining, carbon management, Blue Economy, waste management, and global security and climate change.

Courses Taught

  • Fall 2022

    • ENBUS 102 – Introduction to Environment and Business
    • ENBUS 402A – Environment and Business Project
  • Winter 2023

    • ENBUS 402B – Environment and Business Project

Selected Publications

  • Battikh, J.Y., Bodolica, V., & Wood, M. O. (2022). Disasters triggered by natural hazards and terrorism: A bibliometric network analysis into the intellectual structure of a cross-disciplinary research field. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 77. https://doi-org.proxy.lib.uwaterloo.ca/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2022.103045
  • Hasan, S.T., Wood, M.O., & Singh, S. (2021). Revealing embedded carbon emissions within the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Economic Systems Research, 34(3), 294-319. https://doi.org/10.1080/09535314.2021.1964941
  • Sandhu G., Weber O., & Wood M.O. (2021). Water Risks, Conflicts, and Sustainable Water Investments: A Case Study of Ontario, Canada. In: Walker T., Gramlich D., Vico K., Dumont-Bergeron A. (eds) Water Risk and Its Impact on the Financial Markets and Society. Palgrave Studies in Sustainable Business In Association with Future Earth. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77650-3_8
  • Sandhu, G., Wood, M.O., Rus, H.A., & Weber, O. (2020). Bulk Water Pricing Policies and Strategies for Sustainable Water Management: The Case of Ontario, Canada. In T. Walker, N. Sprung-Much, & S. Goubran (Eds.), Environmental Policy: An Economic Perspective (pp. 73–88). Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119402619.ch5
  • Sandhu, G., Wood, M.O., Rus, H.A., & Weber, O. (2019). Bulk water extraction charge calculator: a tool for sustainable water management in Ontario. Canadian Water Resources Journal/Revue Canadienne des ressources hydriques, 45(1), 59–76. https://doi.org/10.1080/07011784.2019.1685909
  • Young, S.B., S. Fernandes, & M.O. Wood (2019). Jumping the chain: How downstream manufacturers engage with deep suppliers of conflict minerals. Resources8(1), 26. https://doi.org/10.3390/resources8010026  
  • Thistlethwaite, J., & M.O. Wood (2018). Insurance and climate change risk management: Rescaling to look beyond the horizon. British Journal of Management, 29: 279-298. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12302
  • Bansal, P., A. Kim & M.O. Wood (2018). Hidden in plain sight: Scale and its effect on organizational attention to issues. Academy Management Review, 43(2): 217-241. https://doi.org/10.5465/amr.2014.0238.  


  • Ph.D – Strategy and Sustainability, Ivey Business School, Western University
  • M.A. - Environmental Studies in Sustainability Management, Western University
  • B.A. - Science, University of Guelph