Faculty and instructor profiles


Tom Cooper

B.Comm. (Co-op), BA, PhD

Phone: 709.864.2302
Email: tcooper@mun.ca
Office: BN-3028
Areas of Expertise

Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, Ethics of Business, International Business, Strategy

Personal Profile

Dr. Tom Cooper lectures in the areas of strategy, risk management, management consulting, and ethics/values at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research is primarily focused on the interplay between strategy and risk management. Dr. Cooper’s research has been published widely in industry and academic publications. He has won a number of awards for his research, teaching and engagement activities.

Prior to taking his position at Memorial University, Dr. Cooper was a senior manager in PwC’s Performance Improvement Consulting practice in London, UK. He is an active facilitator with the Gardiner Centre at Memorial, a business advisor, board member, and is a Certified Management Consultant.

Dr. Cooper is also a regular speaker to industry conferences on his research. He holds a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in business from the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick as well as a Bachelor of Commerce (Co-op) and Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) from Memorial University.



  • Artic Inspiration Prize for SmartICE, Part of a Team led by Dr. Trevor Bell.
  • National Finalist – Futurpreneur - BDC Mentor of the Year Award 2016


  • National Finalist – Futurpreneur - BDC Mentor of the Year Award 2015


  • Nominee, AAU Teaching Award


  • President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching (Faculty)


  • Teaching Fellow (1st time awarded), Faculty of Business, Memorial University
  • Vice-president/SSHRC Travel Grant Competition
  • MBAA International McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award (with B. Winsor), North America Management Society, Chicago
  • Dean’s Strategic Research Grant Competition


  • Best Student Paper (with S. Khan and A. Faseruk), Academy of Finance, Chicago
  • Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Business, Memorial University


  • Dean’s Service Award, Faculty of Business, Memorial University


  • Professor of the Year (Strategic Management), Graduating Class, Faculty of Business, Memorial University
Research Highlights
  • Cooper, T. (2016). “Finance and Banking”. In Brown, K.G., Doucette, M.B. & Tulk, J.E. (Eds.) (2016). Indigenous Business in Canada: Principles and Practices. Cape Breton University Press: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, 161-177.
  • Clift, T. and Cooper, T. (2016). PPPs AND ALTERNATE SERVICE DELIVERY IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: Important Next Steps. Newfoundland and Labrador Quarterly, Spring. http://www.mun.ca/harriscentre/reports/nlquarterly/MemPreNQSPRING2016.pdf.
  • Perren, M., Faseruk, A., & Cooper, T. (2015) Making Sense of Behavioral Finance. Journal of Business Diversity 15(1), 14-22.
  • Cooper, T. & Faseruk, A. (2015). What's Right? Development and Access to Capital for Indigenous Peoples. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD), 5(3), http://www.igi-global.com/article/whats-right-development-and-access-to-capital-for-indigenous-peoples/120100.
  • Cooper, T. & Winsor, B. (in press, 2015). A Practice Approach 7o Addressing Strategic Risk And Uncertainty For Management Consultants. Journal of Management Policy and Practice.
  • Skipton, M. & Cooper, T. (2014). Business Schools, Student/Teacher Ratio and Concerns for Learning: Evidence From Canada. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 14(3), 32-43.
  • Cooke, G., Choudry, J. & Cooper, T. (2014). Dialing It In: A Missed Opportunity Regarding the Strategic Use of Telework? Relations industrielles/Industrial Relations, 69(3), 50.
  • Cooke, G. & Cooper, T. (2013). 50+ Among the 50+: Who Works Long Workweeks Among Older Workers in Canada? Community, Work & Family, 16(1), (Forthcoming).
  • Cooper, T., Khan, S. & Faseruk, A. (2012). Examining Practitioner Studies to Explore ERM and Organizational Culture. Journal of Management Policy and Practice (Forthcoming).
  • Cooper, T. Indigenous Peoples, Stakeholders and Corporate Social Responsibility. In Lindgreen, A., Kotler, P., Maon, P. and Vanhamme, J. (Eds.) (2012). A Stakeholder Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility: Pressures, Conflicts, Reconciliation. Gower Publishing: London, United Kingdom, 223-243.
  • Cooper, T. and Ulnooweg Development Group (2010). Risks and Opportunities for Aboriginal Financial Services Organizations. In Aboriginal Policy Research Volume 10: Research Methods, Justice, Governance and Politics. Thompson Publishing; Ottawa, Ont., 197-217.
  • Cooper, T. & Clift, T. (2012). Why the Divorce? Examining the Fleet Separation Policy – Risks and Opportunities. Newfoundland Quarterly, 105(1), 45-48 (Invited).
  • Cooper, T. (2012).Exploring Strategic Risk in Communities – Evidence from Canada. Journal of Enterprising Communities, 6(4), (Forthcoming).