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New research finds timing is the key to success for science startups

Feb 08, 2017

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...

SFU business professor David Hannah on avoiding COVID-19 misinformation, workplace compassion

Mar 25, 2020

With so much news and online conversation about COVID-19 it is easy to become overwhelmed. Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business professor David Hannah, who studies coping effectively with challenges and dilemmas at work, says it’s important to think critically and be wary of sources that may deliberately misinform to meet their agenda. “We need to be listening to what our experts are telling us,” says Hannah. These experts include public health officials, government, the World […]


Addictive De-Vices: how we can unplug from this 21st century epidemic

Sep 30, 2019

We spend our days looking at them, talking to them, and touching them. They increasingly consume our time, attention and money. We are addicted to our digital devices—or, more precisely, the digital experiences they give us. Now, an article published in the Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, by SFU Beedie professor Leyland Pitt and his co-authors, analyzes the growing problem with digital addiction and how marketers as well as app developers contribute to this […]


The avatar’s new clothes: appreciation fuels $88-billion free-to-play gaming industry

Jul 30, 2019

It sounds counter-intuitive, but free-to-play online games are a booming $88-billion-a-year industry. Developers of games like Fortnite and League of Legends rake in significant revenues when players purchase non-functional items like clothes and skins for their avatars while playing these free games. Now, a study led by SFU Beedie professor Leyland Pitt reveals why gamers are so willing to continually spend their money on these non-functional items. After holding focus groups with gamers, the researchers’ […]


Q&A: Exploring regulation & governance of foreign direct investments with Anastasia Ufimtseva

Jun 3, 2019

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 […]


SFU Beedie prof finds when juggling work and family, moms offer more emotional support than dads

May 9, 2019

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 […]


The Embedding Project garners more international accolades

May 7, 2019

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 […]


SFU Beedie-founded sustainability initiative wins two major awards

Sep 27, 2018

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 receive top altmetric score for article featured in Oxford Journals

Nov 22, 2017

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.


Is workaholism bad for your health? It depends how engaged you are in your job, finds SFU Beedie study

Aug 31, 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 […]


Price awareness is a buzzkill, SFU Beedie research finds

Jul 5, 2017

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 […]