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Sept. 29, 2010 Simon Fraser University Public Affairs/Media Relations (PAMR) 778.782.3210  www.sfu.ca/pamr Contact: Derek Moscato, 778.782.5038; derek_moscato@sfu.ca Marianne Meadahl, PAMR, 778.782.3210 KPMG wins SFU Business diversity award KPMG, one of Canada’s leading professional services firms, was recognized today with Simon Fraser University’s Nancy McKinstry award for leadership in diversity. The SFU corporate award, presented during a sold-out breakfast at the university’s Segal Graduate School of Business in Vancouver, recognizes an organization that exemplifies the values […]

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By Jessica Fong A world-class scholar in the realm of international business visited SFU Business on September 20 to discuss the growing area of joint ventures and Canadian foreign investment. Paul Beamish, a professor of international business studies at the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, shared his insights with an at-capacity crowd at SFU’s Segal Graduate School of Business in downtown Vancouver. His lecture was part of the school’s Distinguished […]

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On September 24, Asian Development Bank President Haruhiko Kuroda was the keynote presenter at a luncheon hosted by SFU Business, the Asia–Pacific Foundation of Canada, and Heenan Blaikie Global Advisors. Below is a recap of his presentation by Jonathan Manthorpe, Asia-Pacific business reporter for the Vancouver Sun. Asia’s recovery faces huge challenges By Jonathan Manthorpe, Vancouver Sun  Sepember 27, 2010 Although the developing countries of Asia have weathered the global recession well and even forestalled […]

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September 28, 2010 The Faculty of Business Administration at Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce the launch of its Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility as part of the school’s Bachelor of Business Administration program. The undergraduate certificate, which commences this September, will encourage students within SFU Business to take business courses with a focus on ethics, social responsibility, sustainable management practices and social innovation/enterprise, and combine them with a broad variety of courses and […]

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SFU Business graduates led the way among BC’s emerging technology entrepreneurs at the 2010 BCIC Awards and BCIC-New Ventures Competition, held at SFU’s Segal Graduate School of Business on September 23. Master of Technology MBA graduate Dr. Rhonda Wideman was awarded the 2010 BC Innovation Council’s Ripples of Hope Award for Biotechnology & Entrepreneurship for her collaborative work with PROOF on a commercialization initiative in the biotechnology industry to discover, develop and commercialize biomarkers for […]

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Counting in Qualitative Research: Why to Conduct it, When to Avoid it, and When to Closet it David R. Hannah and Brenda A. Lautsch of SFU Business discuss their recent research with the Sage Management Ink Blog. Their article — entitled “Counting in Qualitative Research: Why to Conduct it, When to Avoid it, and When to Closet it” – was recently published in the Journal of Management Inquiry‘s OnlineFirst. by Cynthia Nalevanko, Editor, Management INK Who is […]

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In the spirit of the commencement of the National Hockey League season, SFU Business professor Lindsay Meredith recently discussed the economics of the sport with Maclean’s magazine and the Vancouver Province. According to the Province, one operation riding the coattails of the Vancouver Canucks hockey franchise is Vancouver’s city hall. SFU’s Meredith pointed out that “with the mania for hockey in Vancouver, you get city hotel business up, you get better sales in restaurants, pay […]

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How SFU Business fared in the news for the week ending Sept. 17, 2010. Lindsay Meredith Marketing prof Lindsay Meredith was in a Province story on the economic impact of the Vancouver Canucks NHL franchise. “You get city hotel business up, you get better sales in restaurants, pay parking—(and) all of that stuff is spinoffs the city can get their hands on through property tax.” As well: “You can understand Rogers dropping millions of dollars to get […]

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How SFU Business fared in the news for the week ending Sept. 10, 2010. National and World News Gary Mauser, professor emeritus with SFU’s Faculty of Business Administration, had his letter to the editor regarding the long-gun registry published in The Kamloops Daily News. He cited two interesting points from a recent RCMP report about the Canadian Firearms Program. “First, the report clearly states that its primary focus is on ordinary citizens who own firearms […]

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The September issue of Report on Business Magazine, published by the Globe and Mail, features a 2-page feature on the entrepreneurial environment that exists at SFU Business. Entitled “Where Ideas Grow,” the story includes an interview with school Dean Daniel Shapiro and Robert Adamson, Director of SFU’s Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies. As well, it includes profiles on emerging companies from the business school, such as MetroLyrics, Saltworks, Layerboom and Pacifica Partners. […]

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