Russell J. Seidle

Assistant Professor, Strategy and International Business 
Sawyer Business School, Suffolk University
Boston, MA U.S.A. 

Research Interests:


My research interests involve modes of organizational learning and technological innovation. Specifically, I study the ways in which learning is implicated in the development of radical and incremental innovations, as well as whether the sequencing of associated learning strategies differs across such cases. The empirical settings within which I am working are the biopharmaceutical and medical device sectors.

A second line of inquiry on which I am focused examines the ways in which decision-making is undertaken in medical settings, how this phenomenon is accounted for in the medical sociology literature, and how new technological interventions shape this process. I am also currently revising a co-authored paper on the nature of knowledge flows as they occur both intra- (via hierarchies) and inter- (via networks of firms) organizationally.

In past years I have presented research at the annual conferences of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, the Academy of Management, and the Eastern Academy of Management. I was also selected to participate in the Medici Summer School in Management Studies (Florence, Italy) in 2010, the West Coast Research Symposium (Seattle, WA) in 2011, and the OMT/MOC Doctoral Consortium at the AOM annual meeting (Boston, MA) in 2012.


Lee, S.Y. & Seidle, R. (2012). Narcissists as consumers: The effects of perceived scarcity on processing of product information. Social Behavior and Personality, 40(9): 1485-1500.

Seidle, R. (2011). Experiential and Vicarious Learning: Implications for the Process of Technological Innovation. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Academy of Management.

Purewal, D. & Seidle, R. "Innovative Tension for Present and Future Success: Encouraging Corporate Entrepreneurship in the Modern Organization". ESADE MBA Business Review 2004 (ESADE Business School). pp. 33-39.

Selected Awards and Honours:

Winner of the Outstanding Theoretical Paper Award (2011)
    Organizational Behavior & Theory Track, Eastern Academy of Management Annual Meeting -- Boston, MA

Administrative Sciences Association of Canada / Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences PhD Research Grant (2011)

Excellence in Teaching Awards (2010 and 2012)
    Received for teaching performance in Organizational Policy (Core course in McGill B.Com. program)

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Reviewer Award (2008)
    Organization and Management Theory Division, Academy of Management Annual Meeting -- Anaheim, CA

Member of Winning Team at MBA eStrategy Case Competition (2004)
    Received for development of business strategy applying information technology to healthcare claims processing
    Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University

Updated: Wednesday November 20th, 2013