The latest issue of Ideas@Beedie, the new digital magazine from the Beedie School of Business, is now available online, showcasing the school’s academic research, industry impact and engagement with the community.

The new edition of Ideas@Beedie focuses on the subject of international business and highlights the breadth and depth of research carried out by the Beedie School of Business faculty on the topic.

The research explored in the new issue includes the role of government in small-to-medium enterprises in China; the challenges global marketing faces in the age of social media; a new bargaining model the Chinese government is utilizing to gain an upper hand in the natural resources sector in Africa; the challenges faced by expat workers; and the risks of tourism entrepreneurship in Brazil.

The Beedie School of Business is home to a number of research centres directly involved with the business community which investigate new knowledge and information related to today’s business practices, and this issue explores the research carried out by one of these research centres, the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies.

The magazine also profiles distinguished SFU alumnus professor Will Mitchell, and takes a close look at the recently launched Americas MBA for Executives, a pioneering program which brings together students from the Beedie School of Business and leading graduate business schools in Brazil, Mexico and the US to build the next generation of leaders for business in the Americas.

The winter issue of Ideas@Beedie caps another extraordinary year for the Beedie School of Business. This year the school was named tops in Western Canada for research productivity in a new ranking of globally accredited business schools; launched the pioneering Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership; and announced the establishment of the Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industries and Development, a new coalition to help developing countries benefit from their natural resources in environmentally and socially responsible ways, to be run by the Beedie School of Business in collaboration with the University of British Columbia.

In addition, this past spring, the school received endorsement from two prestigious accreditation bodies: the European Foundation for Management Development (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

To read the magazine, visit or download the iPad app at the Apple iTunes store.