Professional sport is undeniably big business. Player contracts and sponsorship deals amount to tens of millions of dollars, with ticket sales, television rights and merchandising totaling billions. One could surmise, therefore, that sport commands a lot of attention in the way of academic research. However, Beedie School of Business associate professor Peter Tingling’s motivation for researching sport is a little less obvious. Rather than the business of professional sports, Tingling’s true research interests lie in […]
The Beedie School of Business continued its recent winning form in university case competitions by grabbing the silver medal at the high-profile APEX Business-IT Global Case Challenge. The competition, hosted by Singapore Management University (SMU) from May 12 to 16, is regarded as one of the top management information systems case competitions in the world, and this year featured 24 top universities from as far afield as Germany, Denmark, Hong Kong, Australia, and the US. […]
A group of Beedie School of Business undergraduates have been putting their newfound project management skills to good use by staging a charity fundraising music concert in aid of BC Children’s Hospital. The event, BC Music for BC Kids, will be held on November 17 from 6 – 8.30pm at the Westminster Savings Theatre at SFU’s Surrey campus. It will feature a selection of local music acts from the lower mainland including Tommy Alto, The […]
Peter Tingling says the NHL is fertile ground for studying the role of turmoil in management decision-making. “It’s not just an abstract question. CEO turnover at large companies is at 14 per cent and more and more CEOs are being shown the door. Yahoo and HP of course have both had a series of CEOs but other companies such as Samsung, Wal-Mart, Sony and Rim have also made changes.”
Tingling will present a paper on the study, New Job, Old Job: Does job security help or hinder decision making? at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) annual conference in St. John’s Newfoundland on June 11.
Students from SFU’s Beedie School of Business finished amongst the top three teams at the recent APEX Biz-IT Global Case Challenge. The competition, hosted by Singapore Management University from 29 April to 3 May, featured 19 teams from top universities across the globe. Each team was tasked with developing working strategies for growth for Brand Karma, a tech start-up company based in Singapore. The Beedie team finished in third place in this year’s competition and […]