Schulich Research Day Celebration 2015
50 years of innovation, research excellence and collaboration
The CIBC Marketplace at the Schulich School of Business was abuzz during the School’s second Research Day on January 28th, 2015, an event that invited academics and practitioners from the research community to showcase their investigative work through engaging poster exhibits.
Nearly 150 students, alumni, academics, business guests and staff attended Schulich’s second Research Day to celebrate the formidable work of faculty, post-doctoral and PhD students on January 28. A gallery in Schulich’s CIBC Marketplace showcased 27 posters highlighting research on topics ranging from “Gender Diversity and Securities Fraud” to “Accountability, Performativity, and the Ethical Self,” demonstrating all subject areas contributed with amazing work. The celebration offered a fascinating tour through cutting edge research with real implications for today’s business leaders. Researchers were available to elaborate on their research and answer questions.
Several of the research projects had been carried out in collaboration with researchers from other departments at York University or other universities, lending an interesting cross-discipline approach to the topics. Academic books by faculty were also available for review.
Later, a panel discussion on “Research Frontiers at Schulich: Past, Present and Future” followed a keynote speech by Professor Dirk Matten, Associate Dean, Research, and Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility.
“Over the last 50 years Schulich has established itself firmly in the top tier of global business schools through its world class education performance at all levels. Schulich faculty members have done an absolutely fabulous job to ensure that our credibility as a school is deeply rooted in world leading research contributions,” Professor Matten said.
Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth outlined in the Welcome message, “This milestone event provides us with an opportunity to celebrate a half-century of achievements and our School’s transformational role as a global leader in management education, captured in the slogan ‘Business Education Transformed’. At the same time, we intend to inspire and engage the next generation of leaders and achievers”.
Associate Marketing Professor Markus Giesler, who was named “one of the most outstanding business school professors under 40 in the world,” and who co-ordinates the Marketing PhD program, moderated the panel discussion between Eileen Fischer, Professor of Marketing, Tanenbaum Chair in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise; Gareth Morgan, Distinguished Research Professor and Professor of Organization Studies; Geoffrey Kistruck, Associate Professor and Ron Binns Chair in Entrepreneurship; and Irene Henriques, Professor of Sustainability and Economics. The panelists shared memories of their years at Schulich and discussed plans to continue to transform the way management research is conducted at the school.
The Schulich School of Business Dean’s Research Impact Award for Lifetime Achievement was presented to Wade Cook, Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems and Shaw Professor of Management Science. Professor Cook is an international pioneer who has made a long-term impact on the field of Operational Research, which involves the development and application of quantitative and computer-based tools for addressing processing problems in industry, the public sector, health care, education and business. He has published an impressive volume of high quality work in the form of journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings (numbering at around 150 articles in total, with 135 of these being journal articles), books (five) and edited journal volumes (four).
Professor Cook’s teaching interests cover the areas of statistics, operations research, production/operations management and inventory control. He is also the recipient of the designation of ‘University Professor’ for his significant service and leadership to the York University, longstanding impact on the University’s teaching mission and international recognition as a scholar.
Douglas Cumming, Professor in Finance and Entrepreneurship and Ontario Research Chair in Economics & Cross Cultural Studies: Public Policy and Enterprise, received the Dean’s Research Impact Award for Emerging Leader. Professor Cumming was recognized for his research accomplishments, his commitment to fostering relationships in the research community and for advancing Schulich’s international reputation for research excellence. His research spans law and finance, public policy, entrepreneurial finance, venture capital, private equity, IPOs, hedge funds, exchange regulation and surveillance.
Professor Cumming has published more than 120 refereed articles in leading academic journals, and 20 in journals used by the Financial Times (FT) to rank business schools around the world. Professor Cumming is listed amongst the highest ranked authors in the world on Repec and SSRN in terms of downloaded papers, journal pages and citations. He has published 13 books on venture capital, private equity, entrepreneurial finance, hedge funds, and law and finance with leading publishers that include Elsevier Science Academic Press, Wiley Press, and Oxford University Press. His teaching ratings have consistently been very high throughout his academic career and he has been nominated for teaching awards at various institutions where he has worked.
Anton Siebert, a Schulich doctoral student visiting from Witten/Herdecke University in Germany, and Professor Markus Giesler won the Best Poster Award for “Emotional Consumption Systems and the Globalization of Romantic Love,” which explores the market shaping of emotions. Professer Giesler specializes in the study of markets as social systems and researches how ideas and things such as products, services, experiences, technologies, brands and intellectual property acquire value over time. “While we know much about emotions as motivators and outcomes of consumption, we know little about why consumers express and manage their emotions in certain ways and not in others,” Siebert said. “Research Day has demonstrated how exciting the excellent research at Schulich is, and has inspired many new thoughts about my own work.”