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Daina Mazutis

Mazutis, Daina
Associate Professor
Endowed Professor of Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability
B.A. (Carleton University), M.B.A. (uOttawa), Ph.D. (University of Western Ontario)
DMS 6127
613-562-5800 x 4921
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Dr. Daina Mazutis is a tenured Associate Professor of Strategy at the University of Ottawa where she also holds the Endowed Professorship in Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (ERS). Daina’s research on leadership, strategy and sustainability has been published in several edited books as well as peer-reviewed journals such as: Academy of Management Learning and Education, Business & Society, California Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Organizations & Environment amongst others. Her work has also been honoured with numerous prestigious awards and has been presented broadly at conferences internationally. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, Daina was a Professor of Strategy, Leadership and Ethics at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland and spent over ten years in various marketing, advertising, sales and consulting roles. She holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa, a PhD from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and is a graduate of the ICD Directors Education Program. Dr. Mazutis currently sits on the Board of Prime Ministers’ Row and Riga Business School.

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Mazutis, D., Hanly, K. and Eckardt, A. 2022. Sustainability (in not) in the boardroom: Evidence and implications of attentional voids. Sustainability, 14(14): 8391.
  • Mazutis, D. and Sweet, L. 2022. The business of accelerating sustainable urban development: A systematic review and synthesis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 357.
  • Mazutis, D., Slawinski, N. and Palazzo, G. 2020. A time and place for sustainability: A spatiotemporal perspective on organizational sustainability frame development. Business and Society.
  • Slawinski, N., Winsor, B., Mazutis, D., Schouten, J. and Smith, W.K. 2019. Managing the paradoxes of place to foster regeneration. Organization & Environment.
  • Mazutis, D. and Abolina, E. 2019. The five I model of sustainability leadership: Lessons from the Zibi One Planet Living sustainable urban development. Journal of Cleaner Production.
  • Mazutis, D. 2017. Sleepwalking into catastrophe: Cognitive biases and corporate climate change inertia. California Management Review, 59(3): 74-108.

Chapters in Books

  • Manivannan, A. and Mazutis, D. The promise and potential of One Planet Living. In Allam, Z.. Sustainable Urban Transitions: Research, Policy, and Practice. Berlin: Springer Nature, 2023.
  • Mazutis, D. and Eckardt, A. Overcoming cognitive biases that contribute to corporate climate change inertia. In Mackie, D.. Handbook of Climate Change Leadership in Organisations. UK: Routledge, 2023, (In Press).
  • Mazutis, D. and Zintel, C. Beyond CSR: Global leadership virtues that make a difference. In Zander, L.. Research Handbook of Global Leadership: Making a difference. London: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020.
  • Mazutis, D. Authentic leadership. In Rowe, W.G. and Guerrero L.. Cases in Leadership. USA: Sage Publications, 2018.
  • Mazutis, D. Much ado about nothing: The glacial pace of CSR implementation in practice. In Weber, J. and Wasieleski, D.. Business and Society 360. Emerald, 2018.
  • Crossan, M., Seijts, G., Reno, M. and Mazutis, D. Developing character in business schools. In Sison, A.. Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management. Boston, MA, USA: Springer, 2017.
  • Crossan, M., Mazutis, D., Reno, M. and Rae, P. Leadership virtues: A perspective in practice. In Sison, A.. Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management. Boston, MA, USA: Springer, 2017.

Invited Contributions and/or Technical Reports

  • O'Sullivan, A. and Mazutis, D. 2022. "Moving Towards a Greener Canada: A 2019-2022 Review, a UN PRME SIP Report (United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education Sharing Information on Progress Report)", September,
  • Mazutis, D. 2021. "The business of accelerating sustainable urban transitions", March.

Other Scholarly Contributions

  • (Case) Mazutis, D. 2022. "Bridgehead: The sale of “Ottawa’s biggest little coffee shop”". (not published)
  • (Case) Mazutis, D. and Abolina, E. 2018. "Zibi - One Planet Living: Overcoming Strategic Business Challenges In Sustainable Community Development". (Not published)

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2023-2026 SSHRC Partnership Development Grant Enabling Systems Transitions Towards Inclusive Innovation R C Co-A $ 198,793
2021-2025 SSHRC Getting to One Planet Living: How construction and development leaders are tackling climate change R C PI $ 166,019
2021-2025 SSHRC Special Response Fund for Trainees (Ukraine) S C PI $ 45,000
2020-2022 SSHRC The business of accelerating sustainable urban transformations in Canada R C PI $ 41,914
2017-2018 University of Ottawa, Research Management Services Are boards on board with climate change action? R I PI $ 10,000
2017-2018 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG) Are boards on board with climate change action? R I PI $ 10,000
2016-2017 Telfer School of Management Research Grants (SMRG) Corporate change (in)action: Are boards on board R I PI $ 12,000


C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown

C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown

PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator


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