The University of Winnipeg



Dr. Karen Harlos receives international case award

Karen Harlos ©UWinnipeg

UWinnipeg’s Dr. Karen Harlos was recognized for Outstanding Compact Case in The International Case Centre’s 32nd Awards and Competitions for her work on Three Cases on Workplace Mistreatment.

The annual awards celebrate excellence and impact in case writing and teaching and are judged by bespoke panels of international experts. UWinnipeg was identified as a winning institution, along with others including University of Amsterdam, Babson College, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Case Research Foundation, ETH Zurich, HEC Paris, London Business School, and MIT Sloan School of Management.

“The 2022 Awards and Competitions highlight individual and school successes through one of the most disrupted times they have ever faced,” Richard McCracken, Director of The Case Centre. “These Awards and Competitions shine a light on where and by whom some of this expertise is being nurtured.”

Harlos specializes in organizational behaviour. She conducts research on workplace mistreatment and bullying, employee silence and voice in the face of work mistreatment, healthcare workplace issues, and quality of work life.

Harlos is currently is director of a three-year partnered research project funded by SSHRC examining workplace bullying and mistreatment using international and integrative perspectives for prevention. The team brings together interdisciplinary researchers across Canada, the UK, Germany, and Denmark, as well as Canadian decision-makers and policy analysts, to generate large datasets using longitudinal, multi-method approaches for evidence-informed practice, policy, and decision support.

She is a co-investigator for a SSHRC-funded partnership project on productive organizational conflict and co-investigator on other externally funded projects on workplace mental health and health primary care renewal in Manitoba. She is a past member of the Manitoba Network Environments for Aboriginal Health Research (NEAHR) team, funded by CIHR to support community research projects, knowledge translation, and student training to build Aboriginal health research capacity.

Harlos has served on executive committees of the International Association of Conflict Management, Western Academy of Management, and Board of Directors for the Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence for 3 years. She is a current reserve board member for the International Association for Workplace Bullying and Harassment and serves on the Manitoba Workplace Psychological Health and Safety Advisory Group. 

Harlos continues to provide training and consultation for conflict resolution, team building, leadership, and psychologically healthy workplaces across industries and work settings.

The Case Centre is a not-for-profit organization and registered charity, as well as the independent home of the case method. It is dedicated to advancing the case method worldwide, sharing knowledge, wisdom and experience to inspire and transform business education across the globe.


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