Timothy Basadur, MBA

Assistant Professor of Business

College of Business

Professor Basadur has been with Concordia-Chicago since 2011, teaching a variety of management classes in the College of Business. His research interests include applied creativity and innovation, motivated cognition, creative teamwork and team decision making, strategic planning, entrepreneurial orientation and opportunity recognition.

In his spare time, Basadur is a volunteer business consultant for the Arts and Business Council of Chicago and is an Advisory Board Member of Ensemble Dal Niente.


  • Doctoral Studies, OB/HRM (ABD) - University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Master of Business Administration - Dalhousie University; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 
  • B.A., History - McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Academic and Professional Highlights 


  • Beuk, F., and Basadur, T. (2016). Regulatory focus, task engagement, and divergent thinking. Creativity and Innovation Management, 25(2): 199-210.
  • Zhang, H., Xiao, Y., and Basadur, T. (2016). Does information sharing always improve team decision making? An examination of the Hidden Profile condition. Journal of Business Research, 69: 587-595.
  • Zhang, H., Basadur, T. M. and Schmidt, J. B. (2014). The effect of information distribution on new product decision making. Journal of Product Innovation Management, 31: 189-204.
  • Basadur, M.S., Basadur, T., Beuk, F. (2014). Facilitating High Quality Idea Evaluation Using Telescoping. Wirtschaftspsychologie (Business Psychology), 2: 59-71.
  • Basadur, M.S., Basadur, T.M., and Licina, G. (2013). Simplexity thinking. Contributed chapter in the Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Editor: Ruchika Bhatt.
  • Basadur, M., Gelade, G., and Basadur, T. (2013). Creative problem solving process styles, cognitive work demands, and organizational adaptability. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 50(1): 80-115.
  • Basadur, M.S., Basadur, T.M., and Licina, G. (2012). Organizational creativity and organizational development. Contributed chapter in the Handbook of Organizational Creativity. Elsevier. Editor: Michael D. Mumford.
  • Basadur, M.S. and Basadur, T.M., and Licina, G. (2012). Attitudes and creativity. Contributed chapter to the Encyclopedia of Creativity, 2nd Edition, Elsevier. Editors-inChief: Mark A. Runco and Steven R. Pritzker.
  • Basadur, M., Basadur, T. (2011). Where are the generators? Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts: The Psychology of Creativity, 5(1): 29-42.
  • Basadur, T.M, Beuk, F., Monllor, J. 2010. Regulatory fit: How individuals progress through the stages of the creative process. In Leslie A. Toombs (Ed.), Proceedings of the Seventieth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (CD), ISSN 1543-8643

Awards and Honors:

  • 2017 - Beuk & Basadur article, "Regulatory Focus, Task Engagement, and Divergbent Thinking" shortlisted by the Creativity & Innovation Management Journal editorial board for the Tudor Rickards & Susan Moger Best Paper Award for the best paper published in 2016
  • 2016 - Received the College of Business' Excellence in Teaching Award based on voting by undergraduate students
  • 2015 - Received the Leadership & Service to Creativity Award from the Creative Education Foundation in recognition of 15 years continuous participation in the annual Creative Problem Solving Institute (CPSI) conference
  • 2012 - Finalist, Students Favorite Challenging Professor, Concordia University Chicago
  • 2011 - Best Doctoral Student Paper Award, PDMA 35th Product Innovation Management Annual Global Conference
  • 2010 - Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Annual Conference

Prior Positions

  • Instructor - University of Illinois at Chicago (2008-2010)
  • Senior Research Associate - Basadur Applied Creativity, Burlington, ON, Canada (2014-present)
  • Trainer and Creative Process Leader - Basadur Applied Creativity, Burlington, ON, Canada (1995-present)
  • Business Volunteer for the Arts (BVA) - Arts & Business Council (2009-present)
  • English Instructor - Tourism Department, Hyechon College, Taejon, South Korea (1998-1999)