Deryk Stec

Assistant Professor

PhD

Business, Faculty of

Oland Hall 236

Saint John

Deryk.Stec@unb.ca
1 506 648 5848



Deryk Stec joined the Faculty of Business of the University of New Brunswick in Saint John in 2011 and is a member of the Management area. The courses he teaches generally emphasize the challenges of leading organizations in a responsible manner. Currently he is teaching Contemporary Issues in Business and Society, and Managing Organizational Politics at the undergraduate level and International Business, Government and Society in the MBA program.

Dr. Stec received his PhD in management from HEC Montreal in the summer of 2011. His thesis focused on coaching, as coaching has become a mainstay of leadership development in the modern corporation. He continues to engage in research related to coaching, specifically, the strategic dimensions of managing performance cycles, and how teams can be equipped to improve outcomes.

In addition, given the historical connection between coaching, theatre and performance, he has an increased interest in the dramatic and playful aspects of leading, especially in creative and entrepreneurial domains. He also studies the role of history as a means to better understand some of the contemporary problems facing organizations.

Prior to doing his PhD, Dr. Stec received his MBA from McGill during which time he took advantage of the opportunities to go abroad and spent time studying globalization in Brazil and sustainability in Denmark. After graduating he spent 3 years teaching Strategy courses in the Faculty of Management at McGill.

His professional career began in the transportation industry, and has extensive corporate experience in strategic planning, health and safety, distribution, and the design and delivery of national programs. More recently he has worked with organizations in both the private and public sector in industries that range from health to art and from law to transportation.

To date his work has appeared in the Journal of Management History and has regularly presented papers at the annual meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada and the Academy of Management.

Refereed publications

Stec, D. (2012). The personification of an object and the emergence of coaching. Journal of Management History, vol. 18 (3): 331-358. 

Stec, D. (2012). Comprehending coaching: Tracing the fundamental characteristics of a passionate profession. Journal of Management History, vol. 19 (4): 419-444.

Reviewed conference publications

Stec, D.  (2013). Coaching: The styles embodied in a fashionable form of leading. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the European Group of Organizational Studies, Montréal, QC. 

Stec, D. (2013). Getting sentimental about managing hope: When good feelings betray and bad feelings motivate.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Calgary, AB. 

Stec, D.  (2011). Performance logics and play: How notions of self have limited our understanding of organizing play. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Management, San Antonio, TX. Paper was included in Proceedings and was awarded the Ronald B. Shuman as the Best Student in the Management History Division.

Stec, D. (2011). Rewarding crime and punishing discipline: The economics of penalties and their impact on outcomes in competitive sports. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Montréal, QC. 

Stec, D. (2011). And if they call me coach, what exactly does this mean? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Montréal, QC.