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Beedie research explores the social benefits of Brazilian soccer

Sep 3, 2013

With the 2014 World Cup in Brazil less than a year away, reports of social unrest and mass protests among Brazilian citizens may suggest that soccer no longer holds the power to unite the nation to the extent that it once did. However new research from Beedie School of Business professors Jeremy Hall and Stelvia Matos suggests that the social inclusion benefits Brazilian soccer makes possible might provide a light at the end of the more »

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Bridging the gap

May 21, 2013

Pek-Hooi Soh examines the link between pharmaceutical innovation and commercialization. By Roberta Staley. Modern medicine sits on the cusp of a brave new health paradigm, where care is administered to a patient based upon his or her unique genetic makeup. Such models of personalized medicine rest largely upon a revolutionary new way to produce drugs developed through the study of gene-disease associations. This area of scholarship is called genomics, a branch of molecular biology that more »

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We’re from the government and we’re here to help!

Dec 19, 2012

Can government come to the rescue of fast-growing enterprises in surging economic markets like China? In today’s high growth economies globally – China being a relative case in point – small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are confronted with a myriad of business opportunities. At the same time, they must deal with institutions and a legacy of government involvement in their domestic environments. To this end, managers there must adopt an entrepreneurial mindset and take on what more »

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Beedie research explores role of Chinese government in small-to-medium sized enterprises

Dec 14, 2012

Can government come to the rescue of fast-growing enterprises in surging economic markets like China? In today’s high growth economies globally – China being a relative case in point – small-to-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are confronted with a myriad of business opportunities. At the same time, they must deal with institutions and a legacy of government involvement in their domestic environments. To this end, managers there must adopt an entrepreneurial mindset and take on what more »

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Will Brazil benefit from an increase in tourism?

Dec 13, 2012

Beedie research highlights the risks of tourism entrepreneurship. With its booming economy, investment in national infrastructure and hosting of future global events like the Summer Olympics and World Cup, Brazil is poised to enjoy healthy growth in tourism in the years ahead. Tourism boosters in that country and other emerging economies are likely to view associated entrepreneurship as a means to promoting inclusive economic growth, especially in underdeveloped regions. However, a recent study from the more »

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Beedie School shines in FT 40 business schools research survey

Dec 1, 2012

A new ranking of globally accredited Canadian business schools based on research productivity has positioned the Beedie School of Business as tops in Western Canada, and among an elite group of management schools across Canada. The survey, published by the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria, was first presented to the Canadian Federation of Business School Deans (CFBSD) and focuses on schools accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) and/or AACSB (Association more »

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Vancouver Sun Op-Ed by Dean Daniel Shapiro: B.C. underrated for start-ups

Oct 15, 2012

  The following op-ed article was authored by Daniel Shapiro and published in the Vancouver Sun on October 14, 2012. Opinion: Province should be home to high-growth entrepreneurs, but Canada lacks the necessary network of resources. By Daniel Shapiro, Dean of the Beedie School of Business. Ryan Holmes, founder of Invoke and the CEO of HootSuite, one of British Columbia’s fastest-growing start-ups, made something of a revelation at a recent presentation at the Beedie School more »

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EQUIS re-accreditation puts SFU’s Beedie among elite class of business schools globally

Jun 22, 2012

VANCOUVER-- The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University has been awarded EQUIS re-accreditation for a five-year period, an achievement that puts the school among an elite class of business schools globally. EQUIS is an international system of quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration. The accreditation body is run by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), and strives to raise the standard of management education worldwide.

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SSRN rates Beedie among best globally for business research

Apr 24, 2012

A ranking of international business schools has rated the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University as among the best in the world for business and management research. The measure, published by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a leading repository of business academic papers, shows that based on article downloads by institution, Beedie ranks 54th in the world out of more than 1000 business schools included in the survey.

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Beedie research: Tourism entrepreneurship can backfire on some Brazilian communities depending on approach

Dec 13, 2011

With its booming economy, investment in national infrastructure and hosting of future global events like the Summer Olympics and World Cup, Brazil is poised to enjoy healthy growth in tourism in the years ahead. Tourism boosters in that country and other emerging economies are likely to view associated entrepreneurship as a means to promoting inclusive economic growth, especially in underdeveloped regions. However, a new study from the Beedie School of Business shows that associated growth doesn’t always result in across-the-board gains for tourist destinations. In some cases, the commercial activity associated with tourism could actually backfire on some communities. Slated for publication in the Journal of Management Studies, the research is entitled “Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Base of the Pyramid: A Recipe for Inclusive Growth or Social Exclusion?” The article was authored by profs. Jeremy Hall and Stelvia Matos from SFU’s Beedie School, along with Lorn Sheehan (Dalhousie University) and Bruno Silvestre (University of Winnipeg).

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