PhD students

Anand Bhardwaj

Email: anand.bhardwaj@mail.mcgill.ca

Anand on Google Scholar | LinkedIn | Website | University profile

Anand is a PhD student at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in the field of Strategy and Organization. He's interested in qualitative research on the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in organizational knowledge and knowing. He holds a prior PhD in Computational Systems Biology from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. Prior to joining McGill, he was an AI Strategist and Data Scientist with Accenture, where designed and executed both AI algorithms and organizational digital transformations at multiple North American Fortune 500 companies.


Anton Andersson

Email: anton.andersson@mail.mcgill.ca

Anton on LinkedIn | University profile

Anton is a PhD student at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in the field of Strategy and Organization. He holds a MSc in Strategy, Organization, and Leadership from Copenhagen Business School and a BSc in Business Administration & Economics from the Lulea University of Technology. He is interested in complex collaborations within and across professions and organizations. Before re-joining academia, Anton worked as a strategy consultant with Monitor Deloitte. His client projects predominantly centered around corporate and business unit strategy, commercial due diligence, and value realization plans for corporate and private equity clients.


Gina Page

Email: gina.page@mail.mcgill.ca

Gina on LinkedIn | University profile

Gina is a PhD student at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in the field of Strategy and Organization. She holds a specialized Bachelor of Health Science in Addiction and Mental Health, from the University of Lethbridge, and she spent her first career in frontline community clinical practice. Based on her interest in healing and physical space, she completed a Masters of Architecture from the University of Toronto. Before pursing her PhD, Gina worked within a Toronto hospital leading complex and high stakes design projects with divergent stakeholder groups. Her current doctoral research focuses on professions under threat, and how they respond. 


Paolo V. Leone

Email: paolo.leone@mail.mcgill.ca

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Paolo is a PhD student at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in the field of Strategy and Organization. He holds an M.Phil. in Innovation, Strategy & Organization from Cambridge University and a Laurea Magistrale in Giurisprudenza (5-year law degree) from Università Roma Tre. Paolo's research examines the organizational dynamics underlying social innovation, with a particular focus on the functioning, construction, and implications of knowledge collaboration processes. His work has appeared in Academy of Management Review.


Simon Altmejd

Email: simon.altmejd@mail.mcgill.ca

Simon on LinkedIn | University profile

Simon is a PhD student at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in the field of Strategy and Organization. He is interested in the role of emerging technologies in organizational knowledge, knowing, and power relations. He holds a BEng from McGill University and an MBA from HEC Montréal. Prior to joining the program, Simon was a biomedical engineer, designing technologies for respirtory research and collaborating with scientists around the world to advance projects. Simon also worked as a consultant in innovation for a global management consulting firm.


Takumi Shimizu

Email: takumi.shimizu@mail.mcgill.ca

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Takumi is a PhD candidate at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University. He is interested in new forms of collaboration, organization, and innovation enabled by digital technologies. His current research interests include online communities, digital transformation, digital organizational culture, hybrid work, diversity and inclusion, and the future of work and practice. He has presented his work at leading conferences such as Academy of Management (AOM), Strategic Management Society (SMS), Academy of International Business (AIB), and Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS). He has received multiple awards including Best Published Paper Award at Journal of the Japan Society for Management Information, Keio SFC Faculty Award, Waseda University Presidential Teaching Award, Excellence in Teaching Award from the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, and Best Reviewer Awards from Academy of Management and Americas Conference on Information Systems.

Prior to joining Keio University, Takumi worked as an Associate Professor at Waseda University in Shinjuku, Tokyo and as an instructor at McGill University. He taught courses related to business data analytics, organization theory, and digital innovation. Before his academic career, he also worked for Roland Berger as a strategy consultant.


Wadih Renno

Email: wadih.renno@mail.mcgill.ca

Wadih on Google Scholar | LinkedIn | University profile

Wadih is a PhD student at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in the field of Strategy and Organization. He holds a BE in Computer and Communications Engineering, and an MBA from the American University of Beirut. Prior to joining the program, Wadih worked for ten years in research, project management, sales, non-profit management and fundraising. Interested in understanding how people collaborate in different situations and what role technology plays in that process, Wadih has presented his work at the Academy of Management (AOM).


Xian Zhu

Email: xian.zhu2@mail.mcgill.ca

Xian on Research Gate | University profile

Xian is a PhD student at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University in the field of Strategy and Organization. He holds a Master's degree in Public Administration (research oriented) at the Tsinghua University. He is interested in cross-disciplinary collaboration in complex settings that include technological transformation, emergency and crises, and temporary organizations. Under this topic, he explores empirical phenomena as diverse as the organizing dynamics of temporary shelter hospitals at the Wuhan City immediately after Covid-19 outbreak; the scaling up of the Chinese medical mask industry; and the interaction between emergency call takers, callers, and frontline police officers.