Sara Elias, PhD

Sara Elias is an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria’s Peter B. Gustavson School of Business and a Research Associate of the Center for Psychosocial Organization Studies. 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 imagining, arts entrepreneurship, aesthetics in organizations and entrepreneurship, strategy and entrepreneurship as practice, 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 background in business, engineering, and music, as well as from her experience as an entrepreneur, music manager, performing artist, and managing director of Associação CICO, an international center for promoting the performing arts, headquartered in Portugal.

Sara is Associate Editor of the Scandinavian Journal of Management and is a member of the editorial boards of Art, Culture & Entrepreneurship and Organizações & Sociedade. Sara has served as a Special Issue Co-Guest Editor at Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management. In addition to having a book chapter in The SAGE Handbook of Process Organization Studies, Sara has published in Organization Studies, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, and Organizational Research Methods.