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Sustainability

Embedding sustainability in organizational culture

Mar 26, 2013

Stephanie Bertels assembles working group to tackle environmental awareness, outcomes. Organizations in a number of business sectors are still struggling to embed sustainability into their culture. While this is not a challenge that will be accomplished overnight, it is one that Beedie School of Business assistant professor Stephanie Bertels is attempting to unravel. Bertels has a long-standing interest in sustainability, specifically how organizations can develop and implement innovative strategies for a sustainable future. Her latest […]

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Sustainable supply chains

Mar 26, 2013

Jeremy Hall explores effect of sustainable development considerations in the Brazilian energy industry. A 2010 share listing which raised $72.8 billion confirmed oil and gas giant Petrobras as the fourth largest company in the world. However, research from the Beedie School of Business argues that Petrobras’ route to becoming the global giant it is today has not necessarily involved the organization following textbook management advice when it comes to sustainable supply chains. The research argues […]

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The new chief negotiator

Dec 22, 2012

How China is edging ahead in the race for natural resources in Africa. With more and more international businesses turning to Africa as a source of foreign direct investment in the natural resource industries, organizations are searching for new methods to gain an advantage over their competitors. In light of this, new research by Beedie Associate Professor Jing Li suggests that Chinese firms are benefitting from a new type of bargaining model when it comes […]

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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 […]

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Beedie researchers help companies develop eco-apps

Sep 25, 2012

At the popular seafood restaurant Coast, just a few blocks from SFU’s Segal Graduate School campus in downtown Vancouver, the lunch crowd is filing in. Diners line the big circular bar, working away at outsized platters of Atlantic lobster, Alaskan crab legs, sashimi and oysters. But for environmentally conscious consumers, the savory scene presents a thorny dilemma: How do you know today’s catch won’t be tomorrow’s endangered species? “Most people would like to know that […]

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Saving the Planet? There’s an app for that.

Jun 30, 2012

Beedie researchers help companies develop eco-apps At the popular seafood restaurant Coast, just a few blocks from SFU’s Segal Graduate School campus in downtown Vancouver, the lunch crowd is filing in. Diners line the big circular bar, working away at outsized platters of Atlantic lobster, Alaskan crab legs, sashimi and oysters. But for environmentally conscious consumers, the savory scene presents a thorny dilemma: How do you know today’s catch won’t be tomorrow’s endangered species? “Most […]

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Research projects awarded SSHRC Insight Grants

Jun 18, 2012

The Beedie School of Business at Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce that it has been awarded SSHRD Insight Development Grant (IDG) funding for four separate business research initiatives - projects that will bring new understanding and knowledge to the areas of social innovation, capital markets, sustainability and business ethics.

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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 researchers help tackle forest pests with genomics

Dec 6, 2011

Jeremy Hall, a Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business professor, is leading the social science research component in a new project dedicated to significantly reducing forest pests in Canada, and ultimately globally. Hall leads one of several research teams involved in Genomics-Based Forest Health Diagnostics and Monitoring, a new $4.2 million project funded by Genome British Columbia and Genome Canada. Stelvia Matos, an adjunct professor, and Vernon Bachor, a sessional lecturer, in SFU’s Beedie School of […]

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