• Dr. Pissaris has been an avid an entrepreneur responsible for launching numerous successful companies. One of her companies remanufactured and distributed Previously Played™ video games accessories to over 10,000 retail location in Canada and the United States. The company went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. In recognition of this success, Dr. Pissaris was nominated for the Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the year award by the Royal Bank of Canada.

    Her experience of transforming a small business into a multi-million dollar corporation has informed Dr. Pissaris’ current research on top management teams and their ability to contribute strategically to the organization. This research examines the importance of executive management compensation, executive turnover, and conflict in the boardroom. Her research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed publications and has been presented at several Academy of Management conferences.

    Dr. Pissaris was recognized as Professor of the Year for the 2012/2013 Academic Year. She is also the recipient of the R. Kirk Landon Teaching and Student Engagement Fellow Award.

    Ph.D. in Business Administration
    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
    Master of Business Administration
    Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
    Bachelor of Business Administration
    Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

selected publications

research interests

  • Corporate Strategy
    Entrepreneurship and Family Business
    Executive Compensation
    Social Entrepreneurship
    Strategic Management of Non-Profit Organizations

teaching overview

  • Entrepreneurship
    Entrepreneurship: New Business Development
    Global Start-ups
    Leadership in a Global Environment
    Master's Project in International Business
    Master's Project in Management
    Small Business Management
    Social Entrepreneurship
    Special Topics in Management
    Strategic Management
    Writing the Business Plan

full name

  • Seema Pissaris


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publication subject areas

  • Business & Economics
  • Psychology
Citation index-derived subject areas the researcher has published in