Capt. (Ret.) Andrew Webb is an Adjunct Research Professor of Carleton University's Sprott School of Business. Andrew holds a Ph.D in international management from Université Laval and a Master's degree in public administration fro l'École National de l'Administration Publique with a specialization in crisis management. His research focuses primarily on understanding international cross-sector social partnerships in the field of sport for development.
Andrew is the academic director of the Project-based Service Learning initiative at the Sprott School of Business. Andrew brings his years of experience in experiential learning from his tenure at Laval University and aims to offer a learning environment that will be unparallel to anything offered in Canadian universities thus far. This forward-thinking learning approach not only better prepares students for the workforce but teaches skills and perspectives that will be needed to face tomorrow’s challenges.
Andrew Webb has been a member of the Sprott's International Business research faculty since 2017. His research is ever-growing in the International Business arena with contributions that are advancing our understanding of cross-sector social partnerships, namely in the field of sport for development. In addition, his forward-thinking focus on project-based and service learning is bringing an exciting new perspective to management education. With an intense passion for higher learning, teaching—and peace, Andrew is illuminating the value of sport in bringing about cooperation not only in business, but in society as well.
Andrew’s research examines the relationship between corporations and nonprofit organizations. Andrew is particularly interested in why cross-sector social partnerships are established and maintained to tackle the world’s grand challenges—even when the fundamental objectives of the various partners are completely different. His research uses actor-network theory and semiotics to examine these unique relationships. Andrew is focusing on the Special Olympics, as well as the nonprofit foundations of professional sports teams such as FC Barcelona’s Barça Foundation, and the MLSE Launch Pad (Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Inc.), and their associated corporate sponsors. Moreover, he’s taking a holistic approach to his research, including perspectives from the corporate sponsors, the nonprofits, as well as the athletes to triangulate the efficacies and obstacles of these alliances.
Dr. Webb is not currently accepting MSc or PhD students.
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