June Francis

Associate Professor, Marketing
B.Sc. (U.W.I.), M.B.A. (York), Ph.D. (Washington)

Burnaby Room: WMC 4360
Burnaby Phone: 778.782.4992
Room: HC 7367
Phone:

Email Address: francis@sfu.ca

Curriculum Vitae: View

Biography

June Francis is an Associate Professor of Marketing and is the Director of the Sustainable Development Program in the Faculty of Environment. In 2014, June won the Canada Trust Teaching Award for teaching excellence at the Beedie School of Business. She is also Director of the Institute for Diaspora Research and Engagement and is the Co-Lead for the CIRDI funded Co-Laboratorio Perú that supports inclusive sustainable development from natural resources through advancing cross-sector and inter-agency learning, planning, governance and practices. The project accomplishes this by working collaboratively with stakeholders, and embedding our activities in local universities.

Her research interests lie at the intersection of development, poverty alleviation and business. Specific research has focussed on non traditional intellectual property law such as geographical indicators and traditional knowledge; and poverty alleviation strategies in the extractive sectors. She also has research interests in scientific research collaboration. Previous research includes evaluating the determinants of export success for information technology and high technology firms, issues affecting the role of cultural values stereotyping and inter-group relations in business activities.

Originally from Jamaica, June moved to Canada to earn her MBA and to the United States to earn a PhD. Later she earned a LLB from the UK. Previously she worked for Clorox Co. of Canada as a new products manager and as an assistant product manager for Procter and Gamble Ltd. June adores travel, basketball and music. In 1986 she co-wrote a best-selling guidebook to Expo '86, then co-wrote others for Australia's '88 Olympics and for Spain in '92. She and her husband have also written a series of guidebooks to national parks in the USA. A former player with the Jamaican netball squad, June has coached the BC netball team to the Canadian tournament. She is also active in the non-profit sector is a member of SFU's board of governors and has previously served for several years on the board of directors of MOSAIC, a key immigrant and refugee settlement society.

Specialization and Research Interests

Geographical Indications, Intellectual Property law, Traditional knowledge, Poverty Alleaviation, Well-being in Extractive sectors, Scientific Research Collaboration, International marketing, negotiations/cross-cultural negotiations, exporting, small business development and government policies with respect to exporting.

Selected Publications

Articles and Reports

Stefanie S. Beninger; June Francis

Appropriation of Community Knowledge: Towards an Understanding of the Potential Harm and Benefits

2015

Stefanie S. Beninger; June Francis

Appropriation of Community Knowledge: Towards an Understanding of the Potential Harm and Benefits

2015 | Journal of Macromarketing.

June Francis; Randolph-Dalton Hyman

The impact of geographical indications on the economic, cultural, social, and environmental pillars of sustainability: The case of Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

2013 | International Journal of Social Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context. 8(3): 1-13

Katja Soyez; June Francis; Maria M. Smirnova

How individual, product and situational determinants affect the intention to buy and organic food buying behavior: A cross-national comparison in five nations

2011 | Der Markt: International Journal of Marketing. 51(1): 27-35

June Francis; Gary A. Mauser

Collateral damage: The "War on Drugs," and the Latin America and Caribbean region: Policy recommendations for the Obama administration

2011 | Policy Studies Journal. 32(2): 159-177

June Francis; Colleen Collins

Impact of export promotion programs on firm competencies, strategies and performance: The case of Canadian high-tech SME's

2004 | International Marketing Review. 21(4-5): 474-495

June Francis; Colleen Collins

Impact of export promotion programs on firm competencies, strategies and performance: The case of Canadian high-technology SMEs

2004 | International Marketing Review. 21(4-5): 474-495

June Francis; Janet P. Lam; Jan Walls

The impact of linguistic differences on international brand name standardization: A comparison of English and Chinese brand names of fortune-500 companies

2002 | Journal of International Marketing. 10(1): 98-116

June Francis; Colleen Collins

The impact of firms' export orientation on the export performance of high-tech SME's

2000 | Journal of International Marketing. 8(3): 84-103

Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

June Francis; Stefanie S. Beninger; David A. Robertson; Lamia B. Hamida; Christopher Lejeune

Traditional knowledge transfer: Legal considerations & sustainable practices for MNCs

2017 | Knowledge Transfer in Multinational Companies: Sharing Multiple Perspectives. 118-148

Teaching Related Material

Stefanie S. Beninger; June Francis

Paul Frank and Native American stereotypes: A case of misappropriation

2015 | Case with Instructional Material (Case Publishing Agency)

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