Research Highlights

2017

Sept. 18: 2016 Annual Report
Impact – our 2016 annual report – highlights the many ways in which our students, faculty and staff are making a difference in the province, the nation and the world.

June 20: 'Connotation of respect'
Marital instability results when successful women have partners who don't pitch in at home, says researcher

May 4: Gender gap
Studying gender stereotypes and sexual orientation in the workplace

April 26: Knowledge seekers
Entrepreneurial collaboration and communication in Atlantic Canada

Feb. 23: Culture Shift
It takes a community to raise an entrepreneur, say business scholars

Jan. 26: Culture and knowledge
Business researcher seeks ‘black box’ link for multinational enterprises

2016

Nov. 25: Arts entrepreneurship
Dr. Rebecca Franklin helping musicians navigate a changing industry

Oct. 12: Lessons from Shorefast
Dr. Natalie Slawinski wins SSHRC grant to study ‘unique’ organization

June 16: Lifetime achievement
Business professor earns top accounting research award

April 27: OP-ED: Why aren't we there yet?
Gender diversity on corporate boards

April 5: Banking on brighter futures
Financial institutions may need to adapt their approach to Aboriginal entrepreneurs, researchers say

March 15: Rethinking information
International kudos for information management research

Feb. 15: Conservative Islamic banking better weathers financial storms
'More stable and less risky' operations key, says Memorial researcher

Jan. 19: Business prof wins national grant to investigate gender and leadership
Dr. Alyson Byrne has been awarded a national grant to research gender and leadership.

Jan. 8: PhD candidate wins SSHRC doctoral scholarship
A PhD candidate in the Faculty of Business Administration has secured a prestigious doctoral scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

2015

Nov. 30: Parsons wins two major research grants
It’s not every day that a researcher secures major grants from two of Canada’s main funding agencies. But this is just what Dr. Jeffrey Parsons has accomplished.

Nov. 20: Engaging Ideas brings research to business community
Members of the St. John’s business community recently gathered to hear from faculty members at Memorial’s Faculty of Business Administration about their current research projects.

Nov. 10: Slawinski wins Fogo Island fellowship
Dr. Natalie Slawinski has been awarded one of Memorial University’s inaugural Fogo Island Fellowships.

Oct. 5: Business prof named top reviewer by prestigious academic journal
Dr. Chansoo Park has been named 2014’s outstanding reviewer by the Canadian Journal of Administrative Science (CJAS).

Sept. 1: Case study offers insight into minds of entrepreneurs
A collaboration between faculty members and a grad student at the Faculty of Business Administration has led to a unique case study that offers a glimpse into the struggle of entrepreneurs to balance personal lifestyle with a firm’s growth potential.

July 3: Dean's awards support research focused on Newfoundland and Labrador
Three researchers at Memorial’s Faculty of Business Administration have secured 2015 Dean’s Strategic Research Awards.

June 24: Ke earns Discovery grant for hazmat research
The Lac-Mégantic train derailment in 2013 captured the world’s attention, highlighting the substantial risks to people, property and the environment of shipping hazardous materials (hazmat).

June 18: Researcher releases pro-legislation paper on insider trading
Recent research into corporate insider trading finds a continued need for government legislation, says a Memorial University researcher.

May 21: Strengthening entrepreneurship research and education
A recent study by faculty members at Memorial University is one of the first to apply techniques from human resources management to research in entrepreneurship.

May 19: Engaging Ideas series looks at diversity in the workforce
Research focused on diversity in the workforce was highlighted at a presentation intended to bridge the gap between Memorial’s business faculty and community organizations recently.

May 5: University of the Arctic PhD course comes to Memorial
Memorial University is hosting a University of the Arctic (UArctic) PhD course May 3-5 on the St. John’s campus.

March 17: Research in Focus: Nursing, Pharmacy, Music and Faculty of Business Administration
The third instalment of Research in Focus has been released. Research in Focus is a four-part video series that recognizes the research aspirations of each of Memorial’s campuses and faculties.

2014

Dec. 18: Parsons named senior editor of top IS journal
Dr. Jeffrey Parsons has been named senior editor of MIS Quarterly (MISQ), the most influential international academic journal in the field of information systems, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Dec. 9: Orientation at work
How does sexual orientation change our assumptions about gender conformity in the workplace?

Oct. 6: Keeping boaters safe in the water
If boaters were to rely solely on electronic charts to navigate Great Harbour Deep, they’d ram into the Long Range Mountains.

Aug. 20: Researchers win prestigious award from top U.S. journal
Husband and wife researchers from the Faculty of Business Administration have won a prestigious award from the top international journal for selling and sales management.

July 23: Business prof shares big ideas at Aspen Institute's Ideas Festival
A Memorial business professor has recently returned from the Aspen Institute’s annual Ideas Festival in Aspen, CO.

June 11: New report outlines strength of entrepreneurship in province
A study by researchers at Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Administration has found that entrepreneurial activity in the province is on par and in some cases exceeds that in the rest of the country.

May 26: Accounting professor receives SSRCH Insight grants
An accounting professor at Memorial’s Faculty of Business Administration has received three research grants totalling nearly $474,000 from a national funding body.

May 14: PhD students win first BMO scholarships
Two Memorial PhD students have won scholarships from a major Canadian financial institution.

May 12: Dean's research grants support strategically-oriented projects
Three researchers at Memorial’s business faculty have been awarded Dean’s Strategic Research Grants for 2014.

May 6: Business PhD student wins Faroese research grant
A Memorial PhD student has won a prestigious Faroese Research Council grant.

April 15: How rude!
Why good leaders can help employees manage rude customers.

April 1: It's not 'just one'
Incidents of virtual workplace harassment are rising, and employers are playing catch-up.

Feb. 26: University of the Arctic offers lessons for resource development in NL
A business professor at Memorial says being part of a network of universities focused on vulnerable regions of the North offers important lessons for resource development in this province.

Feb. 24: New faculty members receive internal grants for research projects
Drs. Ashrafee Hossain, Chansoo Park and Nader Wans have each been successful in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Vice-president’s Internal Research Grant competition.

Feb. 13: Business faculty seeks to grow industry connections with research event
The business faculty at Memorial University today launched a research series that aims to bring faculty researchers together with members of the business community.

Feb. 13: Business prof joins national research centre on work disability policy
A Memorial business professor sees his new role in a research centre dedicated to work disabilities as a chance to help a disadvantaged group of employees and potential employees.

Feb. 4: Using citizen science to better understand information quality
A website that records sightings of plants and animals is providing data that could improve information management practices around the world.

2013

Nov. 26: Business PhD student wins best student paper at the International Conference on Conceptual Modelling
Memorial PhD student Roman Lukyanenko of the Faculty of Business Administration (FBA) has won the best student paper award at an international conference.

Oct. 29: Poster earns PhD student second place at INFORMS conference
Ghazal Assadipour, a third-year student in the PhD in management program at the Faculty of Business Administration, placed second in a worldwide interactive poster competition at the INFORMS annual general meeting recently.

May 8: Memorial University research finds many factors impact work satisfaction for older, rural workers
Research exploring how rural workers in Newfoundland and Ireland view the quality of their professional lives has been published in a major international journal.

April 19: Business faculty announces first research chair
Dr. Jeffrey Pittman has been named the Faculty of Business Administration's first research chair.

April 9: Associate dean of research wins SSRCH Insight Grant
Dr. Kara Arnold, associate dean of research and associate professor of organizational behaviour at Memorial University’s Faculty of Business Administration, is the recipient of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant.

2012

Faculty of Business Administration research used to support U.S. president’s tax reform policies
If U.S. manufacturers enjoy new research and development tax breaks in the coming years, then Memorial University Faculty of Business Administration accounting professor, Dr. Jeffrey Pittman, deserves some thanks.