Research

Scott conducts research on Meaning in Work, Leadership, and Higher Education. His Ph.D. thesis was entitled, Towards an Existential Approach to the Meaning of Work (2009).

Book:

MacMillan, S. (2003). The Big Game: Ten Strategies for Winning at Life. Minnesota: Llewellyn Publishing. (Also published in Spanish, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, and Russian)

Academic Activities and Publications:

  • MacMIllan, S. (2016). “The YMCA in Canada: Towards a new organizational paradigm,” Association for Nonprofit & Social Economy Research Conference, Calgary, AB.
  • MacMillan, S. & Yue, A. (2014). Critical thinking in the globalized business classroom: The Existential imperative. Global Review: Teaching Business in the Global Century, 1(2), 33-56.
  • Yue, A & MacMillan, S. (2013). Canadian perspectives on global careers, in C. Reis and Baruch. Critical Perspectives on Global Careers. New York: Routledge.
  • MacMillan, S; Yue, A.R. & Mills, A.J. (2012). Both how and why: Considering existentialism as a philosophy of work and management. Philosophy of Management, 11(3), 27-46.
  • MacMillan, S. & Yue, A. (2012). Finding meaning through work: Untangling the braided discourses. Workplace Review, November, 28-49.
  • MacMillan, S. & Yue, A. (2012). “Understanding work-life balance through existentialism”, Atlantic Schools of Business Conference, Halifax, NS.
  • MacMillan, S. (2011). Meaning in work: An existential critique of the discourse of callings. Workplace Review, July, 56-71.
  • MacMillan, S. & Yue, A. (2011). “Finding meaning through work: Untangling the braided discourses,” Atlantic Schools of Business Conference, Charlottetown, PEI.
  • MacMillan, S. (2011). “Towards a new leadership paradigm: The YMCA in Canada,” Sustainable Community Business Conference, Sydney, NS.
  • MacMillan, S. (2011). “The future of work: Jobs, careers, callings?” Canadian Industrial Relations Association Conference, Fredericton, NB.
  • MacMillan, S. (2010). “Meaning in work: An existential critique of the discourse of callings,” Atlantic Schools of Business Conference, Halifax, NS.
  • Bygrave, C., & MacMillan, S. (2008). Spirituality and the workplace: A wake-up call from the American Dream. Journal of Workplace Rights, 13(1).
  • MacMillan, S. (2006). “Motivation” in A. Mills, J. Helms Mills, C. Forshaw, and J. Bratton, Organizational Behaviour in a Global Context. Aurora: Garamond Press.
  • MacMillan, S. (2006). “Existentialism, spirituality and work: Toward a paradigm of authenticity,” Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Weatherbee, T.; Dye, K.; MacMillan, S. & Vladi, N. (2005). “The state of Canadian management research: A question of measurement,” Atlantic Schools of Business Conference, Halifax, NS.
  • MacMillan, S. & A. Mills. (2002). “Existentialism, the individual, and management theory: Some preliminary thoughts,” Atlantic Schools of Business Conference, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS.

 

 

The Big Game: 10 Strategies for Winning at Life


"..a great self-help tool for people who wish to improve their lifestyle, make a career or life change, or develop the strategies necessary to lead a successful life.." — Margaret Demerson (Fredericton Daily Gleaner)

Speaking, Training & Coaching

Scott is available for speaking, leadership training,  and career coaching.