Six SFU Business Researchers Awarded SSHRC Standard Research Grants

Apr 17, 2009

Congratulations to six SFU Business faculty members, four of whom are new scholars, in their successful Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant applications. These are results for the Fall 2008 competition which funds three-year research projects and will be awarded in the Spring of 2009.

  • Diane Cyr (with collaborator Milena Head): “Modeling Utilitarian and Hedonic Online Consumer Behavior”;
  • Rekha Krishnan: “When Do Faultlines in Joint Venture Teams Affect Trust Repair?”;
  • Jeremy Hall: “The Impact of Cash Transfer Policies on Entrepreneurial Activities in Impoverished Communities”;
  • Jing Li: “Political Ties and Firm Innovation”;
  • John Peloza: “Antecedents and Consequences of Environmentally Friendly Purchases: The Role of Guilt and Mindset in “Green” Consumer Behavior”; and
  • Amir Rubin: “Public Information and Financial Markets”

The broad purpose of the Standard Research Grants program is to support research and develop excellence in research activities in the social sciences and humanities.

The specific objectives of the program are to:

  • support high quality independent programs of research, as proposed by scholars and judged by their peers;
  • provide opportunities for the training of future researchers;
  • contribute to the development or elaboration of new theoretical or methodological approaches to research;
  • maintain and develop vigorous disciplinary research activities;
  • foster and develop vigorous collaborative, multidisciplinary research activities among researchers in the social sciences and humanities; and
  • assist the communication of research results both within and beyond the academic community.