Archives

prof

Beedie School of Business News

New research from the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University is shedding light on how businesses generally can learn more about themselves through observing family firms. Defined by Entrepreneur Magazine as business entities “that are owned or managed by more than one member of the same family”, family businesses significantly represent roughly half of all private Canadian businesses.

Published in the Journal of Management, the article is entitled The Adolescence of Family Firm Research: Taking Stock and Planning for the Future. The research was authored by Beedie strategy professor Eric Gedajlovic, along with colleagues Michael Carney (Concordia University), James J. Chrisman (Mississippi State University and University of Alberta School of Business) and Franz W. Kellermanns (University of Tennessee and Otto Beisheim School of Management).

Read More...

Beedie School of Business News

Last September, the Simon Fraser University and BC business communities were saddened to learn of the passing of Ross McLeod, a longtime SFU supporter.

McLeod was chairman and chief executive officer of Richmond-based Great Canadian Gaming Corp., operators of River Rock Casino, Boulevard Casino, Hastings Park and about 20 other casino and hospitality venues in Canada and Washington state. The company is the largestgaming and entertainment operator in Western Canada.

Under McLeaod’s leadership in 2005, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation donated $1 million to support the creation of Simon Fraser University’s Segal Graduate School of Business.

Read More...

Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 3.04.04 PM

Beedie School of Business News

Dianne Cyr, a professor of management information systems at the Beedie School of Business, along with Southern Utah University information systems prof. Dezhi Wu, have been recognized by the Association for Information Systems (AIS) for their leadership role in garnering a globally coveted technology awards.

Cyr and Wu played prominent roles in helping the AIS special interest group on human-computer interaction (SIG HCI) earn the coveted AIS Technology Challenge award at the recent International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) in Shanghai.

Read More...

Beedie School of Business News

by Joanne Leung Both students and alumni from SFU’s Beedie School of Business have been selected to compete on February 11 for $5000 in cash prizes at the upcoming Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize Competition, which will take place at the Segal Graduate School of Business in downtown Vancouver. The start-up competition is organized by SFU Venture Connection, recognizing excellence in business development among early-stage clients participating in the VentureSpark program. Of the seven finalists—the […]

Read More...