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Recent research published by Beedie’s Elicia Maine and Jon Thomas has been featured in the Globe and Mail. The research examined the role of strategic timing in the success of science-based startup businesses, focusing on the nanobiotechnology industry. Read the full article on the Globe and Mail’s website here.

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The Society for Consumer Psychology has selected Brent McFerran, W.J. VanDusen Associate Professor of Marketing at the Beedie School of Business, as a co-winner of its Early Career Award. The award recognizes McFerran’s scientific contributions to consumer psychology. Cassie Mogilner Holmes, Associate Professor of Marketing at UCLA Anderson School of Management, was also named as a co-winner of the award.

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Timing is essential when it comes to achieving commercial success for science-based companies according to a new research paper by faculty at SFU’s Beedie School of Business. The study, published in leading journal Nature Nanotechnology is part of a broader multi-year project on the global nanobiotechnology industry led by Professor Elicia Maine and Dr. Jon Thomas.

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The centuries-old practice of mindfulness offers significant benefits to individuals and businesses involved in customer service, according to a new article co-authored by professors at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business.

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The design of a website could be just as influential as the message it conveys, according to new research from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business.

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Jing Li, Associate Professor of International Business and Canada Research Chair in Global Investment Strategy at the Beedie School of Business, has been named to the 2016 cohort of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

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The first students to complete the new Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization program at SFU’s Beedie School of Business are preparing to transform their game-changing technology inventions into viable, commercialized innovations.

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As a two-time winner of the Beedie School of Business’ highest teaching honour, the TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award, professor Avi Bick is clearly not content to rest on his laurels.

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Environmentally friendly toothbrushes found to impact energy conservation.

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Blaize Horner Reich, RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation, and former Dean of the Beedie School of Business, has received the prestigious Academic Fellow Award by the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) for 2016.

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Beedie School of Business PhD candidate Ebru Ipek was the winner of the “That’s Interesting!” award at the prestigious 2016 Academy of International Business (AIB) conference.

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The music industry has Billboard, the business world has Forbes 500. Now, ranking successful academic papers has been made possible by Google Metrics – and Beedie School of Business professors Jan Kietzmann and Ian McCarthy rank as stars in business and management. Kietzmann and McCarthy’s seminal paper, Social Media? Get Serious! Understanding the functional building blocks of social media, is the highest ranked paper over five years in the Business, Economics and Management category of […]

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

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At Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business, students in the pioneering Executive MBA in Indigenous 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The following article about research by Beedie School of Business faculty Rekha Krishnan and Rajiv Krishnan Kozhikode was published by the Globe and Mail on January 29.

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The following article was published by the Huffington Post on 8 December, and  features research by Beedie School of Business faculty David Hannah, Ian McCarthy, and Jan Kietzmann. By Liisa Atva.

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The increasing use of plus-sized models in advertising campaigns may be contributing to growing rates of obesity, a new study from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business suggests.

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Vancouver is currently punching far below its weight in terms of the number of number of globally recognized businesses with head offices in the city. However, rather than viewing this as a negative, this in fact represents a massive opportunity for the city.

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One of the hottest topics in research on leadership these days is the revelation that contrary to conventional wisdom, introverts can thrive as leaders of large organizations – and indeed have a multitude of personality traits that can bring success to their role that extroverts cannot offer.

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Professor Blaize Horner Reich, Dean of the Beedie School of Business, has been named a Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award winner.

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The following article was published by the Vancouver Sun on November 20, and features comment from Andrew Gemino, associate dean, undergraduate programs, at the Beedie School of Business. 

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Two sustainability-related initiatives with their roots in the Beedie School of Business have been named among Canada’s top 15 sustainability projects for 2016.

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The following article was published by the Globe and Mail on September 18.  By Jennifer Lewington. Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business has tapped a veteran dean, international researcher and award-winning teacher as its next leader, effective Jan 1. Ali Dastmalchian says the opportunity to lead a school with Western Canada’s largest business undergraduate program, a fast-growing menu of graduate programs and a focus on entrepreneurship and sustainability proved irresistible.

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Dr. Sarah Lubik, a lecturer in entrepreneurship and innovation at the Beedie School of Business, and co-director of the Tech Entrepreneurship@SFU program, has been announced as Director of Entrepreneurship for SFU.

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New research from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business reveals that though firms may be tempted to profit from consumer-created modifications to their intellectual property, this is not always advisable – and can in fact backfire.

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The following article was published in the Huffington Post Canada Business section on August 26. It features research by Beedie School of Business faculty Ian McCarthy, Jan Kietzmann and Leyland Pitt, current PhD student Karen Robson, and former PhD student Kirk Plangger.

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New research from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business reveals that organizations that implement rules governing Confidential Information (CI) can make it difficult for employees to fulfill their roles – resulting in rule breaking or bending.

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User innovation is a potential creative goldmine for organizations – but there are many potential hurdles that must be overcome in order for a firm to strategically take advantage of these opportunities.

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A new book co-edited by Beedie School of Business Professor Gervase Bushe explains the underlying practices that make it possible for leaders to effectively change their organizations – even when faced with issues so complex that no one really knows what the right answers are.

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Introduced in May 2013 by China’s President Xi Jinping, the “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative is an ambitious economic strategy focusing on connectivity and cooperation among countries primarily in Eurasia and involving over 60 countries. But for it to gain greater traction China will need influential supporters.

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New research from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business reveals that businesses could benefit from unprecedented levels of consumer and employee engagement by turning traditional processes into game-like experiences.

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Beedie School of Business PhD candidate Karen Robson has received the Rising Star Award from the American Marketing Association (AMA) Consumer Behavior Special Interest Group – one of the largest special interest groups within the AMA.

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A new case study by Beedie School of Business PhD candidate Stefanie Beninger and Associate Professor June Francis will enlighten students about the important issues surrounding the appropriation of First Nation’s imagery.

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As a leading research-focused school, the Beedie School of Business has a renowned PhD program. The program is so strong in fact, that it can currently boast two PhD students who are the recipients of a prestigious doctoral scholarship awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

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How can cross-sector partners in developing countries come together to find new solutions to complex issues related to extractive activity, sustainable development, wellbeing, and poverty reduction?

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Beedie School of Business PhD student Bryan Gallagher has been selected as one of five winners of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) 2015 Storytellers contest.

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Beedie School of Business Associate Professor Jing Li has been awarded a new Canada Research Chair in Global Investment Strategy.

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The following article about research by Beedie School of Business assistant professor Brent McFerran was published by Business Insider on April 10, 2015. By Erin Brodwin, Business Insider.

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The following is an excerpt from the full article published in the Globe and Mail on April 8, 2014.  By Jennifer Lewington, Globe and Mail.

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