MSLOC People on the Move - Recent Graduates Share Capstone Research

MSLOC People on the Move - Recent Graduates Share Capstone Research

Caroline McGrath (MSLOC 2013) and Renata Figueiredo (MSLOC 2013) presented their MS Learning & Organizational Change Capstone research at the Thirteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations, held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada in June 2013. Over 120 scholars and professionals representing 38 countries were in attendance.


Caroline gave a presentation about the relationship between employee identification and brand representation, based on her Capstone research titled Sticking to the Script: Employee Identification and Brand Representation which explored the relationship between employees’ identification with an organization and the employee’s ability to represent the organization’s brand to external stakeholders. Caroline is an independent consultant with experience in business and marketing strategy and implementation as well as organizational design.

RenataRenata’s session was about communication processes during mergers and acquisitions, based on her Capstone research titled Communicating with Employees during Mergers and Acquisitions: How is the Use of the Authentic Communication Principles Associated with Employee Outcomes?, which examined whether the use of Bishop’s (2006) ten principles of authentic communication is associated with the following employee outcomes in the context of M&A: employee satisfaction, employee commitment, and perceptions of the long-term effects of the M&A. Renata is a Manager at Integration Consulting, a strategy, management, and process consultancy headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil. She works on projects related to organization and people management and has experience with M&A integration.


DeAnna Myers (MSLOC 2013) will present at the American Council of Engineering Companies 2013 Fall Conference. DeAnna's topic is based on her MSLOC Capstone research titled Problem Solving Knowledge Transfer: An Expert's Perspective. Her session at the conference will be focused on engaging the larger engineering industry to reframe and refocus their mental models for the expert to novice need for knowledge continuity management and how it could work in their organizations. DeAnna is the Training and Development Manager at Sargent & Lundy.

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