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Sara Elias is an Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business and a Research Associate at the University of Missouri’s Center for the Study of Organizational Change. As an undergraduate, she pursued interests in both engineering and music. She received a Master of Music degree in 2006 and an MBA in 2009, both from Missouri State University. Sara completed her Ph.D. in Business Administration in 2016 at the University of Missouri’s Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. College of Business. Sara’s research interests include creative entrepreneurial processes, entrepreneurial imagination, arts entrepreneurship, aesthetics in organizations and entrepreneurship, and qualitative methodologies. Her teaching interests are in entrepreneurship, strategy, organizational behavior, and organizational theory. Both her teaching and research have been recognized with several awards. Her academic interests stem from her experience as an entrepreneur and managing director of an international center for promoting the performing arts. In addition to a book chapter forthcoming in The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies, Sara has published in Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, Organizational Research Methods, and Organization Studies.


Contact Information

  • Position Title: Research Associate
  • Personal Title: Assistant Professor
  • Location: University of Victoria
  • E-mail address: selias@uvic.ca