Swee Goh is Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management and Emeritus Professor at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa and also has a cross-appointment with the Faculty of Education. Prior to joining the University of Ottawa, he taught at Dalhousie University, McMaster University and the University of Toronto.
He is currently on the Editorial Board of SAM-Advanced Management Journal, the Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation and Research and Practice in Human Resource Management. He is also a member of the Academy of Management, the Administrative Science Association of Canada, the Society for the Advancement of Management and the American and Canadian Evaluation Societies.
Research Interests and Scholarly Activities
Professor Goh’s primary research interests focus on organizational learning, the building of learning capacity in organizations and its link to organizational performance. Other areas of research include public sector performance management, evaluation capacity building, knowledge transfer and managing organizational change. Professor Goh publishes his research in both applied and academic journals in management. His current research is on scale development in the measuring of organizational learning capability and understanding effective public sector performance management.
- Building Evaluation Capacity
- Knowledge Transfer and Managing Change
- Organizational Behaviour
- Organizational Learning and Performance
Publications during the last 7 years
Chapters in Books
Goh, S.C., Elliott, C. and Richards, G.S. Performance management in Canadian public organizations: Findings of a multi-case study. In Big Data and Analytics Applications in Government Organizations. Current practices and future opportunities. U.S.A.: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group: Boca Raton, FL, 2017.
Cousins, J.B., Goh, S.C., Elliott, C. and Bourgeois, I. Framing the capacity to do and use evaluation. In Cousins, J.B. and Bourgeois, I.. Organizational Capacity to Do and Use Evaluation: New Directions for Evaluation. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2014.
Elliott, C., Cousins, J.B. and Goh, S.C. Case 1: Dawson College. In Cousins, J.B. and Bourgeois, I.. Organizational Capacity to Do and Use Evaluation: New Directions for Evaluation. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2014.
Goh, S.C. and Elliott, C. Case 5: Canada Revenue Agency. In Cousins, J.B. and Bourgeois, I.. Organizational Capacity to Do and Use Evaluation: New Directions for Evaluation. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2014.
Papers in Refereed Journals
Gagnon, F., Aubry, T., Cousins, J.B., Goh, S.C., Elliott, C. and Schlinder, D. 2018. Validation of a measure of organization evaluation capacity. Evaluation and Program Planning, 68: 166-175.
Goh, S.C., Elliott, C. and Richards, G.S. 2015. Performance management in Canadian public organizations: Findings of a multi-case study. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 64(2): 157-174.
Tirelli, A. and Goh, S.C. 2015. The relationship between trust, learning capability, affective organisational commitment and turnover intentions. International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management, 15(1): 54-68.
Cousins, J.B., Goh, S.C., Elliott, C., Aubry, T. and Gilbert, N. 2014. Government and voluntary sector differences in organizational capacity to do and use evaluation. Evaluation and Program Planning, 44: 1-13.
Elliott, C. and Goh, S.C. 2013. Does accreditation promote organizational learning? A multiple case study of Canadian business schools. Journal of Management Development, 32(7): 737-755.
Goh, S.C., Chan, C. and Kuziemsky, C.E. 2013. Teamwork, Organizational Learning, Patient Safety and Job Outcomes. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 26(5): 420-432.
Goh, S.C. and Pavic, I. 2013. Applying action learning to executive management training and development: Integrating reflections, experience, content and action. International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management, 13(1): 23-41.
Goh, S.C., Elliott, C. and Quon, T.K.S. 2012. The relationship between learning capability and organizational performance: A meta-analytic examination. The Learning Organization, 19(2): 92-108.
Goh, S.C. 2012. Making performance measurement systems more effective in public sector organizations. Measuring Business Excellence, 16(1): 31-42.
Cousins, J.B., Goh, S.C., Elliott, C., Amo, C., Bourgeois, I., Lahey, R.E. and Chouinard, J. 2011. Organizational capacity to do and use evaluation: Results of a pan-Canadian survey of evaluators. The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation/La revue canadienne d'évaluation de programme, 23(3): 1-35.
Funded Research during the last 7 years
Funded Research during the last 7 years
||Telfer School of Management Research Fund (SMRF)
||Organizational Politics as a Moderator of the Relationship between Organizational Trust and Learning Capability
||Interis Consulting Inc.
||Interis Public Sector Performance Management (PSPM) Research Cluster
*Purpose = C: Contract (R and D), E: Equipment Grant, R: Research Grant, S: Support Award, P: Pedagogical Grant, O: Other, U: Unknown
**Type= C: Granting Councils, G: Government, F: Foundations, I: UO Internal Funding, O: Other, U: Unknown
Role: PI = Principal Investigator, Co-I = Co-Investigator, Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator