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 sequences of learning types are implicated in the development of new innovations, with a particular focus on the biopharmaceutical and medical device sectors. My first paper in this stream of inquiry received the Knut Holt Best Paper Award at the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Americas Innovation Forum and has been published in the International Journal of Innovation Management.

Additional research projects concern the (top management team level) predictors of adoption of foreign-born innovations and the role of segment share in predicting the degree of firm-level technological advancement. Work in this vein is in press at the Journal of World Business and Technological Forecasting & Social Change.

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.


Shin, D., Seidle, R., & Okhmatovskiy, I. (2016). Making the foreign familiar: The influence of TMT and BOD characteristics on the adoption of foreign practices. Journal of World Business, 51(6): 937-949

Seidle, R. (2015). Organisational learning sequences in technological innovation: Evidence from the biopharmaceutical and medical device sectors. International Journal of Innovation Management, 19(3): 1540007; DOI: 10.1142/S1363919615400071.

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 Honors:

WAM 2017 Past Presidents Best Paper Award for “Opportunity Development in Biopharmaceuticals and Medical Devices: Assessing the Roles of Experiential and Vicarious Learning” (2017)
    Western Academy of Management Conference -- Palm Springs, CA

Knut Holt Best Paper Award for “The Dynamics of Organizational Learning in Technological Innovation” (2014)
    International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) Americas Innovation Forum -- Montreal, QC

Outstanding Theoretical Paper Award
    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 August 9th, 2017