Anastasia Ufimtseva, an expert on governance of foreign direct investment (FDI), has been named a post-doctoral fellow at SFU’s Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies. The fellowship will support Ufimtseva’s post-doctoral research at the centre. Under the tutelage of Jack Austin Centre co-directors Jing Li and Daniel Shapiro, Ufimtseva will explore how regulations adopted by host states help govern FDIs made by state-owned enterprises (SOEs) around the world, with a particular focus on […]
Do you need a hug or someone to talk to after a hard day at school? A new study suggests you might have better luck with mom than with dad. The study led by SFU Beedie professor Lieke ten Brummelhuis has revealed that under the pressures of juggling work and family responsibilities, moms are better at offering emotional support to those around them than dads regardless of what else is going on. As demands for […]
An SFU initiative that helps companies integrate social and environmental factors into their decision making is reaping more acclaim. SFU Beedie’s pioneering Embedding Project, the global sustainability initiative founded and led by SFU Beedie Associate Professor Stephanie Bertels, is being recognized by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the world’s largest business education network. The Embedding Project is housed within SFU Beedie’s Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability, where Bertels is […]
The Embedding Project, a global sustainability initiative founded and led by SFU Beedie Associate Professor Stephanie Bertels, has won recognition with two major global awards. The Embedding Project is housed within SFU Beedie’s Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability, of which Dr. Bertels is also Director. In August, the project was presented with the inaugural ‘International Impactful Collaboration Award’ by the Academy of Management at its Annual General Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The Academy […]
SFU Beedie professors, Karen Ruckman and Ian McCarthy, are among the recipients of the top altmetric score by Oxford Journals for their article on why some patents get licensed while others do not. Click here to view the full collection of articles in Industrial and Corporate Change that had the most impact and influence in 2017.
A new study investigating the phenomenon of ‘workaholism’, whose sufferers feel compulsively driven to work long hours and feel guilty when they are not working, has found that – as might be expected – it can have negative impacts on both mental and physical health. What is more surprising, however, is that these health issues are correlated to workaholism only when a person has low engagement in their work; for those who feel highly engaged […]
Everyone has experienced the excitement associated with acquiring something new—and the feeling of that novelty wearing off as the new item, whether a car, a song or a type of food, starts to lose its shine. But what factors affect how quickly our enjoyment declines, and our prized new possessions become ‘old hat’? That question was raised in experimental research undertaken by professor Brent McFerran of SFU’s Beedie School of Business, together with Kelly Haws […]
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.
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.
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.