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 the areas of 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 Shool, Ramon Lull University in Barcelona. 

Available to supervise honours or individual study students.

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 processesand by business managers as a “how to” for implementing such a learning atmosphere. The critical approach is also applied to teaching. Self-reflection from students is achieved through the explanation of theories and concepts taken as strong conjectures about individual, organizational and social issues. In that sense, the pedagogy has emancipatory objectives. Such a view reflects a social innovation approach applied to business in general. 

Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers

Bocatto, E., & Perez-de-Toledo, E. (2018). The human resources management of a democratic action: Intentionality, elements and functioning. REBRAE, 11(1), 142-165. (ISSN 1983-8484)

Bocatto, E., & Perez-de-Toledo, E. (2012). Empowering the people: Lessons from a new trend in political marketing. In I. Alon, E. Jaffe, & D. Vianelli (Eds.), Global marketing contemporary theory, practice, and cases (pp. 459-464). McGraw-Hill. (ISBN 0078029279)

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. (ISSN 0144-333X)

Bocatto, E., & Perez-de-Toledo, E. (2008). Redefining the concept of HRIS. In T. Torres-Coronas &  M. Arias-Oliva (Eds.) Encyclopaedia of human resources information systems: Challenges in e-HRM. (pp. 733-738). Hershey (PA): Idea Group. ISBN 978-1-59904-883-3)

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. (ISBN 978 1 84720 477 6)

Awards / Grants / Fellowships

  • Global Best Award (2014) 
  • Research, Scholarly Activity and Creative Achievement Fund, MacEwan University (2011, 2010, 2009)

Professional Associations / Memberships

  • Chamber of Commerce of Campinas and Region, Campinas, SP, Brazil
  • Chartered Psychologists Council (CRP) Campinas, Brazil 1995-

Boards / Committees

  • FHOM Research Group, Rovira i Virgili Universit (URV), Tarragona, Spain 2007-
  • European Academy of Management (EURAM) 2006-
  • Co-chair of the Strategic Interest Group (SIG) in Research Methodology and Practice track for the European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conferences 2010-
  • Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Organizations (RIO) 2010-
  • Board Member of Ecóleo, São Paulo, Brazil 2012-
  • Mentor of Inovativa Brazil 2015-
  • Chartered Psychologists Council (CRP) Campinas, Brazil 1995-