Is workaholism bad for your health? It depends how engaged you are in your job, finds SFU Beedie study

Aug 31, 2017

A new study investigating the phenomenon of ‘workaholism’, whose sufferers feel compulsively driven to work long hours and feel guilty when they are not working, has found that – as might be expected – it can have negative impacts on both mental and physical health. What is more surprising, however, is that these health issues are correlated to workaholism only when a person has low engagement in their work; for those who feel highly engaged […]


Price awareness is a buzzkill, SFU Beedie research finds

Jul 5, 2017

Everyone has experienced the excitement associated with acquiring something new—and the feeling of that novelty wearing off as the new item, whether a car, a song or a type of food, starts to lose its shine. But what factors affect how quickly our enjoyment declines, and our prized new possessions become ‘old hat’? That question was raised in experimental research undertaken by professor Brent McFerran of SFU’s Beedie School of Business, together with Kelly Haws […]


Beedie faculty research featured in Globe and Mail article

Feb 28, 2017

Recent research published by Beedie’s Elicia Maine and Jon Thomas has been featured in the Globe and Mail. The research examined the role of strategic timing in the success of science-based startup businesses, focusing on the nanobiotechnology industry. Read the full article on the Globe and Mail’s website here.


New research finds timing is the key to success for science startups

Feb 8, 2017

Timing is essential when it comes to achieving commercial success for science-based companies according to a new research paper by faculty at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. The study, published in leading journal Nature Nanotechnology is part of a broader multi-year project on the global nanobiotechnology industry led by Professor Elicia Maine and Dr. Jon Thomas.


Ancient Practice of Mindfulness Has Lessons for Modern Business

Nov 25, 2016

The centuries-old practice of mindfulness offers significant benefits to individuals and businesses involved in customer service, according to a new article co-authored by professors at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business.


Website design potentially as influential as the message: study

Oct 25, 2016

The design of a website could be just as influential as the message it conveys, according to new research from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business.


Jing Li named to 2016 cohort of RSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Oct 17, 2016

Jing Li, Associate Professor of International Business and Canada Research Chair in Global Investment Strategy at the Beedie School of Business, has been named to the 2016 cohort of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.


Businesses that show commitment to sustainability inspire greener customers

Aug 25, 2016

Environmentally friendly toothbrushes found to impact energy conservation.


Top of the charts: Beedie professors top Google Metrics list

Aug 3, 2016

The music industry has Billboard, the business world has Forbes 500. Now, ranking successful academic papers has been made possible by Google Metrics – and Beedie School of Business professors Jan Kietzmann and Ian McCarthy rank as stars in business and management. Kietzmann and McCarthy’s seminal paper, Social Media? Get Serious! Understanding the functional building blocks of social media, is the highest ranked paper over five years in the Business, Economics and Management category of […]


NHL Draft 2016: Drafting is educated guesswork

Jun 23, 2016

On the heels of the NHL draft, research from SFU Beedie School of Business professor Peter Tingling suggests that the draft tactics of NHL teams are often no better than randomly assigning players across the entire draft.