Innovate through research

Strategic-Plan-Priority-Innovate-ResearchWith new innovations and concepts in the business landscape come infinite research possibilities. Newfoundland and Labrador, rich in resilience and fortitude, provides ample opportunities to strategically use our resources to make research contributions that positively impact our local, national and global communities.

By prioritizing a pragmatic and conscientious approach, and by cultivating strategic partnerships that engage the wider community, we are designing an ecosystem that pursues, supports and celebrates exciting, rigorous and innovative research that transforms our world.


FBA Advisory Board Research Impact Award
Dr. Natalie Slawinski, Dr. John Schouten and Dr. Blair Winsor are the winners of the 2019 FBA Advisory Board Research Impact Award for their paper, Managing the paradoxes of place to foster regeneration, published in Organization & Environment. It was co-authored by Dr. Daina Mazutis, University of Ottawa, and Dr. Wendy K. Smith, University of Delaware. The paper examines a challenge faced by Shorefast, that of paradoxes of place. They found that by treating place-based tensions as manageable, the organization has facilitated the regeneration of the economy of Fogo Island.

Best-in-Track Award for Special Topics

Dr. Larry Bauer and Dr. Alex Faseruk are the recipients of the Best-in-Track Award for Special Topics at the 2020 Academy of Finance Conference. The award is for their submission, Understanding political pressures, monetary policy and the independence of the Federal Reserve in the United States from 1960-2019. Organizers noted that many excellent papers were received this year and as such, it is a significant honour to have been selected as the winners.

Distinguished Paper Award for Non-Profit Management
Dr. Tom Cooper, Prof. Pauline Downer and Dr. Alex Faseruk have received the Distinguished Paper Award from the 2020 North American Management and MBAA International conferences. The title of their paper is The Design, Funding and Management of Infrastructure in Local Municipalities: A Study from Canada. To have been recognized as a top paper means that it received a top paper recommendation from all of the reviewers.


Aug. 19: Group of seven
Multidisciplinary researchers secure $385,000 for foundational support

July 15: Community impact
Award recognizes researchers’ efforts to reinvigorate rural communities

July 14: Well-earned results
Leading and emerging social scientists awarded more than $1 Million for insightful research

June 18: $8-million investment
Critical funding empowers researchers to take risks and make big discoveries

Feb. 18: Leading the charge
Memorial's business faculty rethinking 'business as usual'


Oct. 9: Scholarly success
Business faculty awarded more than $800,000 in national research grants


Faculty of Business Administration

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000