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The following was originally published in the Burnaby Now newspaper on January 27, 2012. BY JANAYA FULLER-EVANS, BURNABY NOW The Eastman Kodak company filed for Chapter 11 reorganization last week, but the company says the Burnaby division will not be affected. “The Chapter 11 filing directly impacted only our U.S. operations and subsidiaries,” Christopher Veronda, Kodak’s manager of corporate communications, wrote in an email to the NOW. The Kodak Graphic Communications Group, located at 4225 […]

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So what makes a star shine even brighter in the world of pro sports? It’s a combination of not only personal performances and team records, but also includes the markets that athletes play in and the star calibre of the athletes they compete with.

The study, “Investigating the evolution of star status in professional team sports,” describes the rise and fall of celebrated athletes using data from the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1987 to 2008. Published in the International Journal of Research in Marketing, it was authored by professors Yupin Yang of the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and Mengze Shi from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

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Surrey, B.C. (January 12, 2012) – Simon Fraser University is launching entrepreneurship@SFU, a new high-tech entrepreneurship initiative, thanks to a $210,000 donation from Dr. Ken Spencer and a matching contribution of $210,000 from the Province of British Columbia through the B.C. Innovation Council (BCIC). The new Ken Spencer Entrepreneur Incubator, a component of the entrepreneurship@SFU initiative in partnership with BCIC, is a competitive academic pathway for third- and fourth-year business and applied sciences students that […]

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Solving complex problems with public entrepreneurship and technology. Join us for a thought-provoking evening at the Beedie School of Business when the CMA Centre for Strategic Change hosts Professor Anita McGahan as she shares her experience and perspective on the delivery of healthcare in South Sudan. Dr. McGahan will describe how innovative technologies are implemented to improve the health of impoverished communities and demonstrate that even in some of the most remote corners on the […]

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WILL Brazil become a new source of inspiration for Western business schools? For the past fifteen years, they have mainly looked east. New business schools grew up in such fast-growing countries as China and Singapore, leading to a stream of student and faculty exchanges between Western and Eastern campuses.

But a growing number of business schools are now looking south, with Brazil attracting most interest. The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business recently introduced a Brazilian residency as part of its Global Executive MBA (GEMBA). Students will go to São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro where they will spend two weeks attending classes, visiting local firms and learning about the region’s business environment. And Canada’s Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University has joined forces with São Paulo’s FIA Business School, Mexico City’s ITAM and Nashville’s Vanderbilt University to develop what officials call an “Executive MBA programme for the Americas”.

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Ian McCarthy, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Technology & Operations Management at SFU’s Beedie School of Business, has been selected to the “50 Business Professors You Should Follow on Twitter” list recently assembled by OnlineMBA, a media outlet focused on business education in North America and internationally. The Twitter list acknowledges business academics who have taken advantage of social media to exchange ideas with students and colleagues, disseminate research and ideas, engage with industry, […]

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