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The hazards of Confidential Information rules in the workplace: study

Aug 10, 2015

New research from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business reveals that organizations that implement rules governing Confidential Information (CI) can make it difficult for employees to fulfill their roles – resulting in rule breaking or bending.

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Beedie plays host to special User Innovation conference

Aug 7, 2015

User innovation is a potential creative goldmine for organizations – but there are many potential hurdles that must be overcome in order for a firm to strategically take advantage of these opportunities.

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Pedal-power hybrid vehicle set for Vancouver

Jan 28, 2015

Management of Technology MBA alumnus Kody Baker aims to revolutionize Vancouver’s urban transport.

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Beedie hosts fifth annual Innovation Conference

Jan 23, 2015

A firm’s technological capabilities can moderate the negative relationship between host country and foreign entry and expansion in the face of technological disasters – and by patenting their technology a firm can help further mitigate the effects of these disasters.

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CMA Centre for Innovation: NPD’s relationship with aspirational levels

Oct 17, 2014

Biopharmaceutical firms who are performing below the levels of new product development they strive for are more likely to form strategic research and development alliances to compensate. This was the focus of a special CMA Centre for Innovation research presentation by Beverly Tyler, professor in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. The event, held at the Segal Graduate School on 16 October, featured a presentation by Tyler on research from her […]

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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 […]

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Hulk smash(es) social exclusion

Aug 16, 2013

Jeremy Hall and Stelvia Matos explore the social benefits of Brazilian soccer.

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Entrepreneurship competition pays dividends for BC economy: Beedie study

Mar 4, 2013

A new study by the Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University makes the case for mentored entrepreneurial competition as a means to contributing to the British Columbia economy. The research report, entitled “New Ventures BC Economic Impact and Entrepreneurial Research Impact”, was co-authored by Beedie Professors Elicia Maine and Pek-Hooi Soh, and Beedie MBA alumnus Lee O’Donnell. To date, more than 1,400 aspiring B.C. entrepreneurs have entered the competition, with 36 winning major […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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