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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 […]

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The following article was published by Toronto Star on June 29, 2013. Peter Tingling, a business professor at Simon Fraser University who has analyzed years of NHL drafts, says the notion that some teams are particularly good at making draft decisions is a myth. NEWARK, N.J.—This is the day NHL general managers will boast that they can’t believe a certain player was still around. This is the day that will give rise to those backstories down […]

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Peter Tingling, Associate Professor, Management Information Systems at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, was a guest speaker at prominent Vancouver forum the Public Salon recently. The Public Salons are a continuing series of gatherings hosted by the Global Civic Policy Society, a non-profit organization committed research and reflection on civil society, local government and citizenship. Founded by former Mayor of Vancouver Sam Sullivan, the Public Salons are used to present public policy ideas […]

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The following article was authored by Associate Professor Peter Tingling, and published by The Jakarta Post on June 23, 2012. You work for an organization that has grown steadily by getting the fundamentals right — hiring and developing good people, instilling a strong work ethic, conducting solid analysis, and making smart choices. Yet, despite these efforts, your company is struggling to make ends meet. The economy has faltered, your reserves are dwindling, and your biggest […]

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The following article was published by The Globe and Mail on June 12, 2012. Hiring is difficult enough in good times. So what happens when the economy is shaky? Some experts say hiring is easier because layoffs, such as the recent deep cuts at Research In Motion Ltd., flood the applicant pool with talent. Others say there’s too much “noise” in the marketplace as unemployed people – typically grade-C players, they say – carpet-bomb employers […]

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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.

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Business leaders and human resources consultants can learn how to hire the right people by seeing the movie Moneyball, which stars Brad Pitt and opened at cinemas September 23. Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business professor Peter Tingling told Business in Vancouver last week that the movie is based on a true story of how Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane has used computer generated analysis to field a competitive major league baseball team since he was appointed to […]

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