Faculty and Staff

Evandro Bocatto

Department Chair, Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources and Management 
Associate Professor, Bachelor of Commerce
Department of Organizational Behaviour, Human Resources and Management 

BSc (Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, Brazil); MBA (EAESP/FGV, Sao Paulo Brazil); MSc (ESADE Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona Spain); PhD (ESADE)

5-306H, City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Dr. Evandro Bocatto is an associate professor in MacEwan University's School of Business. He teaches Contemporary Issues in Management, Innovation and Intrapreneurship and Organizational Behaviour. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas in Brazil. He has a Masters in Business Administration (stricto sensu) from EAESP/FGV in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After working several years as a consultant and teaching courses related to organizational behaviour and human resources management in Brazil, he attended post-graduate studies in Spain, where he obtained a Master of Science (DEA) and a PhD in Management Studies from ESADE Business School, Ramon Lull University in Barcelona.

Available to supervise senior students' independent study.

Critical theory, social and business innovation, corporate governance, corporate social and environmental responsibility

Teaching and Research Interests

Dr. Bocatto's main topic of research is rooted in the epistemological view of the critical theory of society. His PhD thesis, called “Learning and Managing Citizenship: Understanding the Case of Participatory Budget in Brazilian Municipalities,” provides information about the preconditions and characteristics of organizational settings in which critical learning is enacted. The findings are being used by policymakers to orient participatory and deliberative processes and by business managers as a “how to” for implementing such a learning atmosphere. More recently, Dr. Bocatto is interested in the understanding of the design, elements and connections of innovation ecosystems that foster the creation of high-tech startups and their supply-chain, bringing diversification, wealth creation and distribution to the province of Alberta.

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Bocatto, E., & Perez-de-Toledo, E. (2018). Finding hard evidences for the soft rhetoric of the stakeholder theory. American Journal of Management, 18(1), 61-75.

Bocatto, E., & Perez-de-Toledo, E. (2018). The human resources management of a democratic action: Intentionality, elements and functioning. REBRAE, 11(1), 142-165. 

Perez-de-Toledo, E., & Bocatto, E. (2015). Does corporate governance matter after all? Governance scores and the value of Canadian firms, Journal of Governance and Regulation, 4(4), 293-305.

Bocatto, E., & Perez-de-Toledo, E. (2008). A democratic story: Collaboration in the use of public budget. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 28 (1/2), 20-31. 

Bocatto, E., & Perez-de-Toledo, E. (2007). Reverse engineering of moral discussion: From symptoms to moral foundations. In M-L. Djelic & R. Vranceanu (Eds.) Moral foundations of management knowledge. (pp. 31-46). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. 

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

  • Global Best Award, Category 5: Innovative and Creative Partnerships in the North America Region, International Partnership Network (2014)
  • Research, Scholarly Activity and Creative Achievement Fund, MacEwan University (2011, 2010, 2009)

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • Chartered Psychologists Council (CRP) Campinas, Brazil 1995-

Boards / Committees

  • MacEwan School of Business, research group, 2009-
  • FHOM Research Group, Rovira i Virgili Universit, Tarragona, Spain, 2007-
  • Strategic Interest Group in Research Methodology and Practice track, European Academy of Management Conferences, 2010-
  • European Academy of Management Conferences, 2006-
  • International Journal of Organizations, editorial board member, 2010-
  • Inovativa Brazil, member 2015-
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Inclusive Innovation Challenge, judge, 2018 & 2019
  • Start out Brazil, mentor, 2019