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New research into ever-changing issues, techniques and trends is crucial to developing well-structured and forward-thinking organizations.
The Beedie School of Business has research centres led by senior faculty, which investigate new knowledge and information related to today's business practices. These centres are the result of the direct involvement of the business community in supporting research at the Beedie School of Business.
The CMA Innovation Centre is committed to promoting research and knowledge on how organisations plan and execute strategic change and how best to measure the performance of organizations undergoing such change.
At the heart of the vision for the Centre for Corporate Governance and Risk Management (CCGRM) is the belief that good governance requires an enterprise-wide view of risk management. Identifying and disseminating best practices for corporate governance and risk management is at the core of the Centre’s mandate
The Centre for Studies in Global Asset and Wealth Management conducts research on new markets and instruments in order to determine whether such additions should be part of an investor's asset mix and analyzes what asset classes and weights are appropriate given an investor's unique needs and concerns.
The Centre for Global Workforce Strategy carries out multidisciplinary research on issues surrounding effective workforce management strategies on a global scale. The competition for skilled people is intense, and new attitudes toward work and careers present additional challenges about work-life balance, all which further complicate the strategic management of today’s workforce.
Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies – a joint venture of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and Simon Fraser University – was named to recognize Jack Austin’s exceptional contribution to Canada-Asia relations. The goal of the centre is to carry out research, outreach and training activities on business issues that are relevant to Canada’s interests in the Asia Pacific region.
Biotechnology Management conducts research on the formation, operation and growth of biotechnology firms that examines how variations in control and planning systems, and use of social networks, affect the diversity, performance and viability of such firms.
The primary goal at PMPerspectives.org is to discover the most effective project management techniques for the information technology (IT) sector. Projects are the principal vehicle through which industry and government realize the benefits of their IT investment. Yet organizations continue to be challenged as they attempt to reap the expected benefits from their projects.
The Responsible Minerals Sector Initiative (RMSI) is a collaborative initiative to bring together people and organizations from diverse perspectives and experiences to share insights and concepts, develop strategies and tools, and build networks and relationships for effective leadership and responsible management in the mineral sector.
Areas of Research
The Beedie School of Business faculty conduct research in these areas: