Deryk Stec

Assistant Professor; Academic Program Director, Bachelor of Commerce

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Phone: 902-494-1813
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, Room 4091
6100 University Avenue, PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Coaching
  • History
  • Learning
  • Leading
  • Performance
  • Management education


  • BPE (University of Manitoba)
  • MBA (McGill University)
  • PhD (HEC Montreal)

Research Interests

Deryk’s research focuses on coaching, history and the managing of performance. His interest in coaching involves understanding the historical dimensions of coaching, how coaching came to be so popular and its relationship with leading, learning, responsibility and managing performance.

Selected Publications

  • Conceptualizing the body and the logics of performing: How residues of ancient images of the body have influenced management and organizational studies. Stec, D. Journal of Management History, 21(3): 345-371  (2015)
  • Comprehending coaching: Tracing the fundamental characteristics of a passionate profession. Stec, D. Journal of Management History, 19(4): 419-444  (2012)
  • Stec, D. (2012). The personification of an object and the emergence of coaching. Stec, D. Journal of Management History, 18(3): 331-358  (2012)

Selected Awards and Honours

  • 2014–2015, 2015–2016  Nominated for UNB’s Allan P. Stuart Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2011  Ronald B. Shuman Award for Best Student Paper, Academy of Management, Management History Division
  • 2008  Best Student Paper, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Tourism and Sport Management Division

Current Teaching

  • MGMT 2304 - People, Work and Organizations: Macro Aspects of Organizational Behaviour
  • COMM 2303 - Introduction to Organizational Behaviour