Shamsud Chowdhury



Phone: 902-494-1795
Fax: 902-494-1107
Mailing Address: 
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
6100 University Ave, PO Box 15000,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2

Research Topics:
  • Agency theory
  • Comparative advantage
  • Organizational ecology
  • Path dependence
  • Resource-based theory
  • Upper echelon theory
  • Competitive advantage
  • Corporate governance
  • Ownership control structures



  • PhD, MBA (Kentucky)
  • MComm, BComm (Dhaka)

Selected Awards and Honours

  • 2014  Best Reviewer Award, Strategy Division, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Muskoka, Ontario
  • 2012  Best Paper Award Nomination, Strategic Management Society 32nd Annual International Conference, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2011  2nd Year MBA professor of the Year, Rowe School of Business, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University
  • 2009  Outstanding Academic Leadership Award, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University
  • 2009  The A. Gordon Archibald Teaching Excellence Award, Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University

Selected Publications

  • Strategic roads that diverge or converge: GM and Toyota in the battle for the top. Chowdhury, S.D. Business Horizons, 57(1), 127-136  (2014)
  • Societal institutions and HRM practices: An analysis of four European multinational subsidiaries in Bangladesh. Chowdhury, S.D. & Mahmood, M.H. International Journal of Human Resources Management, 23, 1808-18831  (2012)
  • Institutional activism types and CEO compensation: A time-series analysis of large Canadian corporations. Chowdhury, S.D. & Wang, E. Journal of Management, 35, 5-36  (2009)
  • Riding the wrong wave: Organizational failure as a failed turnaround.  Sheppard, J.P. & S.D. Chowdhury  Long Range Planning 38, 239-260  (2005)
  • Turnarounds: A stage theory perspective  Chowdhury, S.D.  Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences 19, 249-266  (2002)