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Beedie Events

Leadership in the Age of Digitalization

Date:Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
Time:2:00pm - 3:30pm
Segal Graduate School of Business
500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Room 2300 (2nd floor)
 On-Campus (Segal) Open to Public Registration Required

Digitalization is one of the main challenges in the business world today, and has influenced all areas of management, including the relationship between leaders and their respective followers. In this study, we investigated these particular relationships with the aim to determine the degree of digital leadership in the business context. In particular, dyadic data was obtained, in order to match the perceptions of both leader and follower and reveal potential discrepancies. Results indicate that the best "digital leaders" are more efficient in their communication, both digital and non-digital, are more satisfied with their jobs, and are very action-oriented. The study derives several implications for practitioners and showcases the best practices based on our empirical data.

Join this very special presentation with Prof. Benjamin Bader, Professor of Strategic Management and Organization, from Leuphana University of Luneburg.

Contracting Beyond the Market: Property Rights, Externalities, Historical Conflict, and Contractual Agreements between Firms and Nonmarket Stakeholders

Date:Thursday, October 18th, 2018
Time:2:00pm - 3:30pm
Segal Graduate School of Business
500 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
 On-Campus (Segal) Open to Public Registration Required

Presented by the Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability

Despite firms' growing engagement of nonmarket stakeholders – such as local communities and nongovernmental organizations – little attention has been devoted to understanding the emergence of contractual agreements between firms and nonmarket actors. Considering that a very large number of such contracts are theoretically possible but only a small number exist, we seek to understand what factors explain the use of contracts to govern some firm-stakeholder relationships and not others.

Guest speaker Sinziana Dorobantu joined the NYU Stern School of Business as an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations in July 2012, after completing my Ph.D. at Duke University and a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests span the areas of nonmarket strategy, global strategy, and political economy. She studies the strategies through which firms build relationships with different stakeholders (local communities, governments, nongovernmental organizations) to gain and maintain support for their operations in different institutional environments. More specifically, she examines how firms engage and govern their relationships with various stakeholders and the extent to which such engagements affect the financial value of these firms. Her research builds on different theoretical traditions and seeks to contribute to our broader understanding of what it takes to obtain and maintain a "social license to operate" in infrastructure and extractive industries.

Beedie Alumni Reunion Events.

Save the Date: EMBA 50th Anniversary Celebration

Date:Monday, October 22nd, 2018 - Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the SFU Beedie School of Business Executive MBA Program. The celebration will include a 3-part panel speaker series and an evening reception.

Date: October 22
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Facilitator: Andrew Gemino, B.A., M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
Professor, Management Information Systems.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Past, Present, and Future
Date: October 30
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Carolyn Egri, B.Comm., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Academic Director, Executive MBA
Professor, Management and Organization Studies
William J.A. Rowe EMBA Alumni Professor and Research Chair

Developing a Global Perspective
Date: November 20
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Facilitator: Danny Shapiro, B.A., M.A. Ph.D.
Professor, Global Business Strategy

The panel presentation series will be open to all SFU Beedie alumni and will be hosted in downtown Vancouver. More info to come regarding panelist and registration.

SFU Beedie Executive MBA 50th Anniversary Celebration Reception
Date: November 22
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Presenters: Ali Dastmalchian, Dean, SFU Beedie School of Business and more!

For inquiries, email beedie-events@sfu.ca

For questions, please contact Dana Higgins, External Relations, erbeedie@sfu.ca

For information on events hosted by SFU Alumni Relations and Alumni Association, please refer to their Upcoming Events page.