SBI Biographies

Small Business Institute - personnel biographies:

Dr. M. Gordon Hunter is Professor of Information Systems in the Faculty of Management at the University of Lethbridge and is Director of the Small Business Institute.

He has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Ph.D. from University of Strathclyde in Scotland. Gordon has also obtained a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation and was appointed a Fellow of the Society in 2010. In 2011 he was appointed CMA Alberta Distinguished Scholar.

Gordon applies qualitative techniques in inter-disciplinary research such as small business, agricultural management, governance of intellectual assets, and cross-cultural investigations.

Dan Kazakoff is Director, Theory Into Practice Programs in the Faculty of Management at the University of Lethbridge and is the Chair of the U of L’s Small Business Institute Advisory Council. Previously, he worked in the private sector and was a consultant in the private and not-for profit sectors.

Dan has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Calgary and a MBA degree from the University of Alberta. Dan is the recipient of two national awards for innovative program development for undergraduate students as well as numerous teaching and community awards. He has published articles on small business in various newsletters, newspapers and most recently in the Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship.

Over the past twelve years, Dan has supervised over 125 consulting projects with local small business and non-profit organizations. His current research interests are in small business management, strategic planning and management education.

Dr. M. Gordon Hunter (l) and Dan Kazakoff (r)