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Jack Austin Centre: Why China is undergoing State-owned Enterprise reform

Jul 13, 2016

As China’s economy slows to a medium-high growth forecast, the government has revealed plans for structural reforms around State-owned Enterprises (SOEs). Though these reforms offer opportunity for the Chinese economy, they are not without potential pitfalls.

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Beedie School of Business lecturer Kamal Masri is the founder of the 25toLifeproject, an experiential learning project that raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.

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A dedication to community engagement and a passion for experiential learning have earned Beedie School of Business lecturer Kamal Masri a Surrey Leader Community Leaders Award.

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Ben Britton is a member of of the first cohort of students in the new Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization program at the Beedie School of Business.

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When Ben Britton took the stage at the Hong Kong-Canada National Investment Pitch Competition on June 3 in Calgary, he presented with the confidence of a professional. He knew his product, he knew his market, and he knew he could sway the judges to hand him the $50,000 grand prize – which they did – along with the opportunity to meet investors in Hong Kong.

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Beedie School of Business professor Andrey Pavlov says that new measures being implemented in BC will not dent Vancouver’s housing affordability crisis.

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The following article was published by the Globe and Mail on July 4. By Andrey Pavlov and Tsur Somerville. 

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Sarah Lubik, Director of Entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University.

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Sarah Lubik, Director of Entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University, has been named one of Canada’s ten Innovation Leaders who will help form the nation’s Innovation Agenda.

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From left to right: Jon Lutz, VP, Financial Planning & Strategy at Electronic Arts (EA), Justin Dowdeswell, General Manager of Relic Entertainment, and Josh Nilson, CEO & Co-Founder of East Side Games.

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Vancouver is home to some global-leading organizations in thriving industries: visual effects, performance apparel, and information and communications technology to name but a few. Yet perhaps somewhat surprisingly, given the prominence of the great outdoors in Vancouver’s identity, one industry in which the city is a true global leader is gaming.

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Beedie School of Business alumnus Charles Chang, founder of plant-based nutrition company Vega.

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The following is an excerpt from an article published by the Globe and Mail in the Business Education section on June 23. By Jennifer Lewington. 

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Beedie School of Business professor Peter Tingling's research indicates that the success or failure of NHL teams' draft picks is largely random.

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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.

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Beedie School of Business alumnus Charles Chang, founder of plant-based nutrition company Vega.

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A historic gift from SFU Beedie School of Business alumnus Charles Chang underscores the School’s commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Beedie School of Business alumnus Charles Chang, founder of plant-based nutrition company Vega.

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Vega founder Charles Chang makes one of the largest gifts in SFU history.

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First year Beedie School of Business "twins" Stefanie Huffman (left) and Kimberley Venn (right).

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  First year Beedie School of Business undergraduate students Stefanie Huffman and Kimberley Venn could pass for twin sisters. The pair not only share an uncanny resemblance, but also an inherent ability to think alike and work together – one that made them a force to be reckoned with at this year’s Enactus National Exposition.

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Beedie School of Business alumni enjoyed success at the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) 2016 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs).

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Keith Beedie (right) and son Ryan's $22 million gift established the Beedie School of Business.

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Keith Beedie, founder and former president of the Beedie Development Group, was honoured by Simon Fraser University with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the summer convocation ceremony, held on June 7 at the SFU Burnaby campus.

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BBA graduate Naqib Azad leaves behind a legacy in social entrepreneurship.

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When Naqib Azad graduates from the BBA program at SFU’s Beedie School of Business today, he leaves behind a legacy in empowering students to benefit society through social entrepreneurship.

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Beedie School of Business undergraduate students have enjoyed success in case competitions across the globe in 2016.

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Business education in action takes to world stage.

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Beedie School of Business students and faculty celebrate their success at the 2016 Surrey 25 Under 25 Awards.

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Beedie School of Business undergraduate students comprised almost one third of the recipients at the 2016 Surrey Board of Trade’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards.

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The MOT MBA 15th anniversary celebration featured a panel discussion on how to build national champions within the tech industry in Vancouver. From left to right (in foreground): Greg Caws, President & CEO of BC Innovation Council; Ben Sparrow, CEO and co-founder of Saltworks; and Ian McCarthy, associate dean of graduate programs at the Beedie School of Business.

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The Beedie School of Business has for many years positioned itself as a pioneer in its field, with innovative research and programs. One such pioneering program is the Management of Technology MBA (MOT MBA), the first program of its kind in Canada, which this year celebrates its fifteenth anniversary.

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Students in the Bus 343 class participated in a mock networking event with Beedie alumni and industry professionals as part of the Business Career Passport.

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Undergraduate students at the Beedie School of Business are learning how to market the most valuable commodity of all: themselves.

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From left to right: Edoardo De Martin, Director, Microsoft Canada Center of Excellence, Kirsten Sutton, VP and Managing Director, SAP Labs Canada, and Yuen Pau Woo, President of HQ Vancouver.

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Vancouver is home to an undeniably world-class, and growing tech industry. Industry giants such as Microsoft and Amazon have recently set up home here, and the list of homegrown global organizations that have chosen to remain within BC is impressive. Yet, like most industries, Vancouver still falls short of its potential in housing the headquarters of tech organizations. So what can be done to improve this record?

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Vancouver entrepreneur Andrew Harries appointed to newly created position. 

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The Beedie School of Business 2016 APEX Business Global-IT Case Challenge team. From left to right: Sukhwant Rathour, Samantha Chan, and Shadnam Khan.

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Beedie School of Business undergraduate students continued their impressive form at global case competitions in 2016, earning the gold medal at the prestigious APEX Business-IT Global Case Challenge, one of the world’s premier management information systems case competitions.

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The Enactus SFU 2016 National Exposition team.

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Beedie School of Business students’ dedication to social innovation paid off at the Enactus National Exposition, as Enactus SFU took home the Capital One Financial Education Challenge award and reached the semi finals of the overall competition.

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The following article about Beedie School of Business full-time MBA graduates Colin Stansfield and Anna Migicovsky was published in the Vancouver Sun on May 5. By Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun.

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SFU Beedie Professor Elicia Maine studies strategies to boost advanced material commercialization. 

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Students in the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership this year participated in a series of courses run by the University of Arizona’s Native Nations Institute, the world’s premier Indigenous governance and economic research institute.

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At Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, students in the pioneering Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership program are set to benefit from a new partnership – one that will expose them to some of the world’s top research in Indigenous governance and economic issues.

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Cannabis infused chocolate venture Stolz won “most investable opportunity” at Opportunity Fest 2016. From left to right: Michael Pizzolon, Director of Entrepreneurship for SFU Sarah Lubik, Garrett Downes, Jeff Salzsauler, and Smarth Duggal.

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The following article was published by Burnaby Now on April 28. By Cayley Dobie.

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Organic cart

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Society believes that those on social assistance – or “welfare” – should not be paying a premium to purchase ethical goods instead of cheaper alternatives, according to a new study from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business.

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Technology is increasingly embedded in our everyday lives, yet in addition to the positive effects that it is intended to have it can also have negative side effects – one of which is a significant detrimental impact on our attention spans.

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Opportunity Fest 2016

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At the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University, a host of Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs are empowering students from a multitude of disciplines to harness their skills in order to create game-changing ventures.

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Beedie Professor Elicia Maine's new research focuses on improving advanced material commercialization.

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Faculty and alumni from the Beedie School of Business are featured prominently in the shortlist for the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) 2016 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs).

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The 2016 SFU Net Impact Sustainability Challenge organizing committee. From left to right: Rylan Dobson, Jacqueline Norris, Grace Potma, Spencer Westlake, Harshil Cherukuri, and Saman Moradi-Monfared.

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Graduate students at the Beedie School of Business savoured success in the field of sustainability, as they both hosted and competed at the third annual SFU Net Impact Sustainability Challenge.

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Beedie School of Business associate professor Stephanie Bertels.

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Beedie School of Business associate professor Stephanie Bertels has been awarded the SFU President’s Award for Leadership in Sustainability, recognizing her efforts in advancing the cause of sustainability both within and beyond the University.

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From left to right: Ali Dastmalchian, Dean of the Beedie School of Business; 2015 Dean's Student Service Award winner Jordan Schwartz; 2014 Dean's Student Service Award winner Jessica Gutierrez; and Andrew Gemino, Associate Dean, undergraduate programs at the Beedie School of Business.

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The 2015 Beedie School of Business Dean’s Student Service Award has been awarded to undergraduate student Jordan Schwartz, in recognition of the extraordinary impact he has made upon the Beedie community.

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The 2016 Beedie UNICC team. From left to right: Natasha Tsoy, team coach Kamal Masri, Rochelle Lee, Madeline Millsip, and Ashley Chiu.

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The Beedie School of Business continued its run of success at case competitions in 2016 with a third place finish at the University of Navarra International Case Competition (UNICC).

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Beedie School of Business alumni Matias Marquez (left) and Bryan Galllagher (right) are among the 2016 BC Business 30 Under 30 winners. Bryan Gallagher photo by Lipman Still Pictures.

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Beedie School of Business alumni Bryan Gallagher and Matias Marquez have been named on BC Business’ prestigious 30 Under 30 list.

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The Beedie School of Business 2016 PRMIA Risk Management Challenge at the CME Group Chicago office. From left to right: Mahad Farrukh, Ai Zhang, Chang (Emma) Liu, and Salvatore Moustakas.

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A team of MSc in Finance students captured the silver medal at the prestigious Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) Risk Management Challenge finals.

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The 2016 SFU Net Impact Sustainability Challenge organizing committee. From left to right: Jacqueline Norris, Spencer Westlake, and Rylan Dobson.

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Some of the brightest young minds from across the Pacific Northwest region will congregate at the Beedie School of Business in April to tackle sustainability issues in business at the third annual SFU Net Impact Sustainability Challenge.

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The winning Beedie School of Business team. From left to right: Aaron Kelly, Tiananqi Feng, Arjun Sandhu, and Pranit Chowhan.

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Two teams of students from the Beedie School of Business took home the gold and silver medals in the regional stage of the CFA Institute Research Challenge.

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Opportunity Fest is an annual interdisciplinary marketplace-style festival of student creativity and entrepreneurship.

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Students from disciplines across Simon Fraser University and beyond are preparing to demonstrate their prowess in the fields of entrepreneurship and innovation at the sixth annual Opportunity Fest.

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From left to right: BBA alumnus and co-host of Breakfast Television Vancouver, Riaz Meghji, Ryan Beedie, and Ali Dastmalchian, Dean of the Beedie School of Business.

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A strong sense of moral values passed down from father to son has stood Ryan Beedie in good stead throughout his career. Prioritizing doing the right thing over financial cost has ensured long-term success for the Beedie Group since Ryan’s father, Keith, established it in 1954 – and Ryan has no intention of abandoning these values now.

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Beedie School of Business alumni C.Y. Tay (left) and Gordon Cummings (right). Photo credit: Alastair Bird (Gordon Cummings) and Kent Kallberg Studios (C.Y. Tay).

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Two Beedie School of Business alumni have been awarded fellowship designations from the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC).

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Frode Strand-Nielsen, SFU alumnus and founder and managing partner of leading Nordic private equity investment company FSN Capital.

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Developing the mindset of a shrewd investor requires a complex combination of factors, including an appetite for risk, an ability to learn from mistakes, and even luck. Though these factors can largely be taught, it also requires a willingness to make contrarian investments – and it is by resisting the temptation to succumb to the inevitable pressure to follow the herd that brings the greatest returns on investment.

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The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce that it has maintained its accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for a period of five years.

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Zabeen Hirji, Beedie School of Business alumna and Chief Human Resources Officer at the Royal Bank of Canada.

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Zabeen Hirji, Beedie School of Business alumna and Chief Human Resources Officer at the Royal Bank of Canada, has received the Professional Achievement honour at the 2016 SFU Outstanding Alumni Awards.

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The panel of ESG (environmental, social and governance) experts. From left to right: Shannon Rohan, Director of Responsible Investment, SHARE; Will Martindale, Head of Policy, UNPRI; Jennifer Coulson, Senior Manager, ESG Integration, bcIMC; Vonda Brunsting, Director, Capital Stewardship Program, Service Employees International Union; and Beedie School of Business associate professor Stephanie Bertels,.

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Despite recent success in making responsible investing more attractive to investors, more support is required from governing bodies to continue the momentum. Though a prevalent attitude that sustainable investment is not profitable continues to exist, money managers are proven to respond to demand – meaning that pressure from clients to consider environmental, social and governance factors in investment strategies would be a huge step towards progress.

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Canada is punching above its weight in invention – but when it comes to bringing its scientific discoveries to commercial applications, it receives a failing grade on its report card. So what can be done to turn Canada’s burgeoning community of scientists into a prolific community of scientist entrepreneurs?

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The 2016 BASS Impact Award winners. From left to right: Pam Hernandez, Loretta Yang, and Charles Chang.

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Beedie School of Business BBA alumnus and founder of Vega, Charles Chang was one of three winners of Impact Awards at the 15th annual BASS Banquet.

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A panel of ESG (economic, social and governance) experts will discuss how capital is allocated and invested in global, regional and national economies at a special learning and networking event on Thursday, February 25 at 6 p.m. at Simon Fraser University’s Segal Graduate School of Business. Experts from the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), the Capital Stewardship Program (SEIU), bcIMC (British Columbia Investment Management Corporation) and SHARE (Shareholders Association for Research & Education) […]

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Ben Britton, a student in the Beedie School of Business’ Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization, was the winner at the fifth annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize.

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Two students in the Beedie School of Business’ Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization earned the top two places at the fifth annual Coast Capital Savings Venture Prize.

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Beedie School of Business Professor of International Management David Thomas' new book focuses on how organizations can use multicultural employees to innovate.

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A new book from Beedie School of Business Professor of International Management David Thomas indicates that multicultural employees are an under-utilized resource within organizations – and if correctly nurtured can be used to harness in innovation.

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Knack project aims to tap earning potential of low-income people. 

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