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Dorothy Agger-Gupta
Dorothy Agger-Gupta, PhD
Program Director - School of Human & Organizational Development
Victoria, BC, Canada

dotagger@fielding.edu

PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1989
 

Areas of Instruction:

  • Research Methods and Theory
  • Organization Studies
  • Media, Information, and Knowledge
  • Systems; Social Networks
  • Virtual research
  • Games and Online Gaming
  • Variation Theory and Phenomenography
  • International Leadership; Integrity and Ethics
  • Project Management
  • Praxis; Art-Based Research
 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Information Society and Knowledge Organizations
  • Information Quality
  • Virtual Team, Phenomenography
  • Women & Online Games
  • Transnational Inquiry
 

Professional Memberships:

  • AIS, Association for Information Systems
  • ACM, Association for Computing Machinery
  • CDS, Community Development Society
  • DiGRA, Digital Games Research Association
  • INFORMS, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
 

Publications:

  • Effective engagement for change within communities: Appreciative inquiry and understanding the rules of the games we play.
  • Four modes of organizational network usage: An information management framework for organizational assessment and choice management.
  • The impact of intranets and extranets on organizational change. Improving cross-cultural communication during complex information system development.
  • Teamwork, technology, trains and turbulence: Applying chaos principles to an international exploration of organizational and technological innovation in urban transit.
 

Presentations:

  • Agger-Gupta, D., & Agger-Gupta, N. (2012, October 24-27). Embracing variation: Frameworks for leaders to bridge divides through analysis of variation. International Leadership Association, 14th Annual ILA Global Conference, Leadership Across the Great Divides: Bridging cultures, contexts, and complexities. Denver, Colorado.
  • Agger-Gupta, N. & Agger-Gupta, D (2012, August 27-28). Participatory evaluation of a multi-lingual phenomenographic research project to improve in-patient satisfaction. (2012, August 28). The EARLI SIG 9 Conference: Phenomenography and variation theory conference. School of Education and Communication in Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
  • Agger-Gupta, D., & Agger-Gupta, N. (2012, August 28). Phenomenography and Variation Theory across countries, disciplines, and environments: Experiences and strategies from North America. The EARLI SIG 9 Conference: Phenomenography and variation theory conference. August 27-28 2012, School of Education and Communication in Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
  • Agger-Gupta, N. & Agger-Gupta, D. (2012, August 27). Collaborative action research with multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual teams: UHN project design, development, analysis, and evaluation case study. The EARLI SIG 9 Conference: Phenomenography and variation theory conference. School of Education and Communication in Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden.
  •  Agger-Gupta, D., & Agger-Gupta, N. (2011, March 15). Embracing variation: Building Frameworks for leaders to promote integrity in organizations through discernment, dialogue, and analysis of variation. Western Association of Management, Victoria, BC Canada.
  • Agger-Gupta, D., Agger-Gupta, N., Foley, D., & Bamrungpong, S. (2010, December 10-11). Transforming graduate learning in globally distributed communities: Emerging competencies in ubiquitous times. Third International Conference on Ubiquitous Learning. University, Vancouver, Canada.
 

Funded Grants/Contracts:

  • Agger-Gupta, D., Agger-Gupta, N., & Richards, J. (2012). Partnering with patients to understand and improve their healthcare experiences. Funded by: University Health Network, Toronto ON, Canada; Royal Roads University, Victoria BC, Canada; and, Institute for Social Innovation, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA.
 

Professional Experience:

  • Large scale systems analysis
  • Project development
  • Managing client-consultant relationships
  • Disaster recovery
  • Systems consulting in the U.S, Canada, Great Britain (London Underground), Portugal (Lisbon Metro).
 
 
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