Meet our Students

Once our doctoral students have firmly established their research objectives, they are given significant exposure to best practices in teaching and course development through the Centre for Teaching Excellence and York University’s Teaching Commons.

 

Accounting

  • Tahmina Ahmed

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Accounting
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2023

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Master of Accounting
    The Ohio State UniversityMBA
    University of Dhaka
    Bachelor of Business Administration
    University of Dhaka

    Awards and Honours

    2016-2017 Fulbright Scholarship, US Department of State
    2010-2011 Prime Minister’s Gold Medal for Bachelors of Business Administration, University of Dhaka
    2010, 2012 Dean’s Award, University of Dhaka

     

  • Xiaoran (Jason) Jia

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Accounting
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2023

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Kindaran Kanagaretnam
    2016 Master of Business Administration
    2012 Master of Science in Finance

     

  • John Richard Kurpierz

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Accounting
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2020

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Jeffery Everett
    2013 Master of Public Administration
    University of Washington
    Seattle, Washington
    2010 Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Minor, Political Science
    University of Arizona
    Tucson, Arizona

    Thesis Topic

    The Intersection of Citizen Accountability and Financial Statement Comprehensibility

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Kurpierz, J., Thorne, L. and Joshi, P. “The Effect of CEO Narcissism and Organizational Identification on Corporate Social Responsibility” work in progress, with Linda Thorne and Preetika Joshi, York University

    Kurpierz, J. “GAAP Compliance and School District Outcomes: Evidence from Washington State”

    Kurpierz, J. “Towards a Regrowth of Organizational Ecology: How Accounting Provides New Tools for an Established Paradigm”

    Kurpierz, J. “Citizen Comprehension of Accounting Documents: What Even Is ‘Citizen-Centric?’”

    Smith, K. and Kurpierz, J. “Case Study of the Southpeak School District: The School of Hard Bonds” work in progress, with Ken Smith, Central Washington University

    Bamber, M. and Kurpierz, J. “Rituals of Degradation in a Government Accounting Context: The Case of Carillion”, work in progress with Matt Bamber, Schulich School of Business

    Deng, C. and Kurpierz, J. “When Stratification Encounters Globalization: International Supply Chain Accountability as Seen through the Foxconn Suicides” work in progress, with Claire Deng, Ryerson University

    Kurpierz, J. and Cho, C. “TWO FACES OF COVID-19 IN NORTH AMERICA: SHARING POLICY IMPROVEMENTS BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES” (Currently under second-round review at  Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal)

    Awards and Honours

    2019 Association of Government Accountants Graduate Scholarship
    2016 Schulich Entrance Scholarship of Merit
    2006 US National Merit Scholar

    Refereed Publications

    Kurpierz, J. & Smith, K. (2020) “Forensic Acculturation for Accountability in Local Governments: A Design Science Approach for School Leaders and Citizens” Journal of Forensic Accounting Research (In Press).

    Zender, J.; Kurpierz, J., and Smith, K. “Fiscal Data Management and Analytic Research Strategies of Public Educational Institutions” Book chapter of Complementary Research Methods for Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Edited by Chad R. Lochmiller. Palgrave Macmillan 2018

    Kurpierz, J., & Panci, E. (2015). “Quality of Financial Reporting of Washington State School Districts: Results from a Population-Wide Analysis of Audited Financial Reports” Evans School Review, 5, 106–120.

    Cho, C. and Kurpierz, J. (2020) “Stretching the Public Purse: Budgetary Responses to COVID-19 in Canada” Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Management.

    Kurpierz, J. and Smith, K. (2020) “The Greenwashing Triangle: Adapting tools from Fraud to Improve CSR Reporting” Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal.

    Refereed Conference Papers

    2020
    “Case Study of the Southpeak School District: The School of Hard Bonds” & “Stymied Citizen Tipsters: How Those Closest to Red Flags are Prevented from Achieving Accountability” 2020 American Accounting Association Forensic Accounting Research Conference, Washington, DC

    2019
    “Executive Narcissism and Corporate Citizenship” 2019 AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium, Dallas, Texas

    2018
    “Greenwashing is Fraud (And Fraud is Fixable!) How structural similarities allow accounting policy to prevent greenwashing” 2018 Centre For Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) 2018 North American Congress, Toronto, Ontario

    “Panel Discussion: Theoretical Challenges in Qualitative Accounting Research: What is Theory and What is NOT”. Panelist. 3rd Qualitative Accounting Research Symposium, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario

    2017
    “Facing Financial Reality: A Local Government Multi-Actor Model” 2017 Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference Emerging Scholars Colloquium, Quebec City, Quebec

    Poster Presentation “The Effect of CEO Narcissism and Organizational Identification on Corporate Social Responsibility” Waterloo Ethics Symposium, Toronto, Ontario

    “Greenwashing is like fraud. We have tools to treat fraud. Therefore, we have tools to treat greenwashing.” Centre of Excellence In Responsible Business, Student Research Workshop and Incubator, Toronto, Ontario

    2016
    “Case Study of the Southpeak School District: The School of Hard Bonds” Western Casewriters’ Association, 2016 Conference. Portland, Oregon

    2015
    “Facing Financial Reality: A Local Government Multi-Actor Model” 2015 American Accounting Association, Government/Nonprofit Section Midyear Meeting, Detroit, Michigan

    “Three Languages of Governmental Accounting: How to understand, be understood, and create effective dialogue” Washington Society of CPAs/ Association of Government Accountants Government Accounting and Auditing Conference, Tacoma, Washington

  • Minqi Liu

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Accounting
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2025

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    2013 Master of Accounting and Finance
    University of Edinburgh
    Edinburgh, UK
    2010 Bachelor of Financial Management
    Central University of Finance and Economics
    Beijing, China

     

  • Makini McGuire-Brown

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Accounting
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2024

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Marcia Annisette
    2020 MBA
    2013 MBBS Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery
    2011 BSc Basic Medical Sciences

    Thesis Topic

    Accounting for Quality in Healthcare Service Delivery : Performance Metrics, Teamwork, and the Institution.

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Research Interests: Health and Accountability, Metrics, Transparency & Accountability, Health Organizations

    Individual Working Paper
    AN INSTITUTIONAL THEORY OF TEAMWORK: FLUID, LOCAL PILLARS

    Individual Working Paper
    “An Auto-Ethnographic Study on the effects of the Current Use of Metrics in
    Healthcare; a comparison of 2 nations”

     

    Awards and Honours

    2018, 2019 Dean’s Entrance Award- Schulich School of Business

     

  • Errol Osecki

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Accounting
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2021

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Linda Thorne
    Chartered Accountant Designation – Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
    MPAcc – Masters of Professional Accounting, University of Saskatchewan
    Seattle, Washington
    B.Comm – Accounting, University of Saskatchewan
    B.A. – English, University of Saskatchewan
    B.F.A. – Acting, University of Saskatchewan

    Thesis Topic

    The Role of Auditor Emotion in Qualitative Materiality Judgements

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Emotional Theory
    Auditing and Auditor Behaviour
    Professional Skepticism

    Technology and the Audit: A Phenomenological Analysis (work in progress)
    A Study of Technological Adoption in the Audit Industry: The Theory of Disruption Applied to a Regulated Industry (work in progress)
    Emotion, Construal, and Investor Decision Making (work in progress)

    Awards and Honours

    2018 SSHRC – Technology, Audit, and Ethics: Dr. Linda Thorne, lead researcher
    2017 Ontario Graduate Scholarship

    Refereed Publications

    Farrar, J., Massey, D. W., Osecki, E., & Thorne, L. (2018). Tax fairness: Conceptual foundations and empirical measurement. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-17.

    Farrar, J., Massey, D. W., Osecki, E., & Thorne, L. The Association Between Vertical Equity and Presidential Voting Behavior and Taxpayers’ Compliance. Journal of Business Ethics, 1-14.

    Refereed Conference Papers

    The Association Between Vertical Equity and Presidential Voting Behavior and Taxpayers’ Compliance, CAAA Annual Conference 2019

  • Leo Sheng

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Accounting
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2022

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Dean Neu
    Master of Accounting
    York University
    Bachelor of Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business, York University

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Fair value disclosure

    Financial reporting

  • Changqiu Yu

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Accounting
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2021

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Kindaran Kanagaretnam
    MA in Accounting
    Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
    China
    BA in Accounting
    Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
    China

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Data Analytics, Analyst Forecasts, International Accounting, Corporate Governance

  • Shujie Zhang

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Accounting
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2024

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    2013 Master of Accountancy
    Brock University
    2010 Bachelor of Accounting
    Shandong University of Science and Technology

     

 

Finance

  • Ray Bawania

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Accounting
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2022

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Ming Dong
    Master of Business Administration
    BCom (Honours)

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    -Corporate Finance
    -Behavioral Finance
    -Capital Market Structure

     

  • Batur Celik

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Finance
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2023

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    2017 Master of Science in Finance
    University of Illinois Chicago
    Chicago, IL, USA
    2015 Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    Hacettepe University, Ankara
    Turkey
    2012 Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering
    Bilkent University
    Ankara, Turkey

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Research Interests:

      • Alternative Investments
      • Peer-to-peer (decentralized) network systems and their applications in finance
      • Crypto-currency, mortality futures pricing
      • Machine Learning algorithms and their applications in finance

    Work in Progress:

      • Mortality Mean Variance: Life During Covid (M.A. Milevsky and B. Celik) Working Paper
      • Pandemics and the Value of Longevity Options (M. A. Milevsky and B. Celik) Working Paper

    Refereed Publications

    Cao, M. and B. Celik (2021). Valuation of bitcoin options. Journal of Futures Markets 41 (7), 1007–1026.

  • Sunny Chen

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Finance
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2024

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    MSc Management
    Lakehead University
    Bachelor of Commerce
    University of Toronto

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Insider trading, stock price crash risk

    Currently working on a research project with Professor A. Rzeznik

    Awards and Honours

    2019 Ontario Graduate Scholarship
    2019 Schulich Entrance Scholarship of Merit PhD
    2019 Invesco Doctoral Scholarship

     

  • Arshia Farzamfar

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Finance
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2024

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    2016-2019 Masters of Business Administration in Finance
    Sharif University of Technology
    Iran
    2010-2016 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Electronic
    Sharif University of Technology
    Iran

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Corporate Finance, Behavioral Finance

    Awards and Honours

    2019 Recipient of Schulich Entrance Scholarships of Merit for PhD Students
    2018 Honored preeminent student, ranking 1st among 2016 entrants of the MBA program in Sharif University of Technology

     

  • Hosein Hamisheh Bahar

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Finance
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2023

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Lilian Ng / Prof. Dr. Pouyan Foroughi
    2017 Masters of Financial Engineering
    Amirkabir University of Technology
    2014 Bachelor of Industrial Engineering
    Kharazmi University

     

  • Chengcheng Huang

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Finance
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2026

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    2021 M.A. Economics
    University of Toronto
    Toronto, Ontario
    2010 H.B.Sc Financial Economics
    University of Toronto
    Toronto, Ontario

     

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Asset Pricing, Behavioural Finance, Machine Learning Applications in Finance

    Awards and Honours

    2021 Invesco Doctoral Scholarship, Schulich Entrance Scholarship of Merit
    2020 Winner, Rotman Portfolio Management Competition, Nomination, Canadian Economics Association and Bank of Canada Best Undergraduate Paper Award

     

  • Aman Khan

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Finance
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2022

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Yisong Tian
    2013 MBA (Financial Mgmt)
    2010 Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Areas of interest include:
    1) Corporate innovations
    2) Executive Compensation
    3) Intellectual property

    Current Works:
    1) Innovation and executive compensation
    2) Patent dynamics in the US
    3) Litigation – Impact on the Firm

  • Alireza Mahalati Rayeni

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Finance
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2022

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Kee-Hong Bae / Prof. Dr. Yelena Larkin
    Mechanical Engineering
    University of Tehran
    Business Administration
    Sharif University of Technology

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Corporate Finance and Innovation

     

 

Marketing

  • Rowan El-Bialy

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Marketing
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2022

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    MSc in Community Health and Humanities
    Memorial University
    BSc (Hons.) in Psychology
    University of Alberta

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Positioned within the field of Consumer Culture Theory, my current research uses qualitative methods such as critical discourse analysis to examine how ideological work shapes marketplaces and consumer experiences by way of powerful messaging. I am involved in projects that examine power and discourse in the cases of policy changes (e.g., payday loans, cannabis legalization) and the use of public services (e.g., nursing homes, emergency departments). Theoretically, I engage with work on the political shaping of consumption and ethics in a capitalist society. My theoretical lens draws on Foucauldian conceptions of power, practice theory and embodied knowledge, as well as research from political psychology on distributive justice.

    Awards and Honours

    Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program Doctoral Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

    International Early Career Scholar Travel Grant, Society for Psychological Anthropology

    The Dr. Alfred T. H. Burness Graduate Award in Medicine, Memorial University

    Dean’s Fellowship – Master’s Level, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University

    Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Banting and Best Graduate Scholarship- Master’s Award

    Canadian Mental Health Association Research Award

    Women’s Association of Memorial University of Newfoundland Research Award

    F. A. Aldrich Graduate Fellowship, Memorial University

    Certificate of Academic Excellence- Outstanding Thesis Award, Canadian Psychological Association

    The Dean’s Silver Medal in Science, University of Alberta

    Margaret Ruth Crawford Memorial Award, University of Alberta

    Population Health Research Network (PHIRNET) Summer Institute Nomination

    Academic Achievement Award, University of Alberta

    Dean’s List, Faculty of Science, University of Alberta

    German Government Book Prize for Excellence in Intermediate German

    Refereed Publications

    El-Bialy, R.; Mulay, S. (2018). Microaggression and everyday resistance in narratives of refugee resettlement. Migration Studies, https://doi.org/10.1093/migration/mny041

    Spiers, J. & El-Bialy, R.; Trahan, LM.; Cummings, GG. (2017). Response to the letter by Khoujah and Hirshon: Decisions to transfer nursing home residents to emergency departments: A scoping review of contributing factors and staff perspectives. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18(5), 446.

    El-Bialy, R.; Mulay. S. (2015). Two sides of the same coin: Factors that support and challenge the wellbeing of refugees resettled in a small urban centre. Health & Place, 35, 52-59.

    Robert, E.; Hajizadeh, M; El-Bialy, R.; Bidisha, S. H. (2014). Globalization and the diffusion of ideas: Why we should acknowledge the roots of mainstream ideas in global health. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 3(1), 7-9.

    Olsen, C., El-Bialy, R., Mckelvie, M., Rauman, P., & Brunger, F. (2014). ‘Other’ troubles: Deconstructing perceptions and changing responses to refugees in Canada. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. 18(1), 58-66.

    El-Bialy, R. (2013). Questioning the assumptions of universality in psychiatric approaches to mental healthcare in Canada. Health Science Inquiry, 4(1).

    El-Bialy, R., Gagne, C., & Spalding, T. (2013). Processing of English compounds is sensitive to the constituents’ semantic transparency. The Mental Lexicon, 8(1), 75-95.

    Refereed Conference Papers

    El-Bialy R, Main K. It’s high time: Analyzing the discourses surrounding marijuana legalization in Canada. (Poster). International Society for Political Psychology, San Antonio, Texas.

    Cummings GG, Tate K, Lee S, El-Bialy R, Cummings GE, Holroyd-Leduc J, Reid C, Rowe BH, Estabrooks CE. Exploring quality indicators for older persons’ transitions in care: A systematic review and Delphi process. (Presentation). 46th Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Winnipeg, MB.

    Godperson, S.; Spiers, J.; Cummings, G.; El-Bialy, R. How conflicting professional paradigms influence decisions to transfer long term care residents to the emergency department. (Poster). International Council of Nurses Congress 2017. Barcelona, Spain.

    Spiers, J.; El-Bialy, R.; Tate, K.; Cummings, G. Do Advanced Care Planning/Goals of Care Designations facilitate or hinder clinically making decisions to transfer long-term care residents to the emergency department? (Presentation). Qualitative Health Research Conference. Kelowna, BC.

    El-Bialy, R. Microaggression, everyday resistance, and the mental wellbeing of refugees resettled in a small urban centre. (Presentation). The Society for Psychological Anthropology’s Biennial Conference. Boston, MA.

    El-Bialy, R. & Mulay, S. Resettling on the edge: Factors affecting the wellbeing of refugees living in St. John’s, Newfoundland. (Poster). National Metropolis Conference 2015. Vancouver, BC.

    El-Bialy, R. Tamp and Puff: Meaning Construction in an Online Forum for Pipe-Smokers. (Poster). Men’s Health, Masculinities, Work and Wellbeing Symposium. Durham University, UK.

    Gagne, C., Spalding, T., & El-Bialy, R. Processing of English compounds is sensitive to the constituents’ semantic transparency. (Poster). 53rd Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis.

    El-Bialy, R., Gagne, C., & Spalding, T. Constituent opacity affects semantic priming for English compounds. (Poster). 8th International Conference on the Mental Lexicon, Montreal, QC.

  • Jennifer Sedgewick

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Marketing
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2024

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    2015-2017 Master of Arts – Psychology (Cognition & Neuroscience)
    Arts & Science, University of Saskatchewan
    Saskatoon SK
    2010-2015 Bachelor of Arts 4-year – Studio Art, 2010-2015, Arts & Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK
    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Psychology, 2011-2014, Arts & Science, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon SK

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Consumer behaviour; consumer identity; stereotypes; perceptual biases; cognitive biases

    Awards and Honours

    CPA Certificate of Academic Excellence for Best Master’s Thesis
    University of Saskatchewan Graduate Master’s Thesis Award
    NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships – Masters
    Saskatchewan Opportunity Scholarship
    Arts & Science Aboriginal Graduate Scholarship

    Refereed Publications

    Carr, T., Sedgewick, J. R., Roberts, R., & Groot, G. (2020). Understanding Indigenous cancer stories using sharing circles. Sage Research Methods Cases. 1-11.

    Smith, A., Sedgewick, J. R., Weiers, B., & Elias, L. J. (2019) Is there an artistry to lighting? The complexity of illuminating three-dimensional artworks. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, & the Arts. 1-8.

    Sedgewick, J. R., Holtslander, A., & Elias, L. J. (2019). Kissing Right? Absence of rightward directional turning bias during first kiss encounters. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. 1-12.

    Phillips, B. J., *Sedgewick, J. R., & Slobodzian, A. (2018). Spokes-characters in print advertising: An update and extension. Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising. 1-15. *Equal first-authorship

    Sedgewick, J. R., Flath, M. E., & Elias, L. J. (2017). Presenting your best self(ie): The influence of gender on vertical spatial orientation of selfies on Tinder. Frontiers in Psychology. 8, 1-9.

    Sedgewick, J. R., & Elias, L. J. (2016). Family matters: Directionality of turning bias while kissing is modulated by context. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain, and Cognition, 21(4-6), 1-10.

    Sedgewick, J. R., Weiers, B., Stewart, A., & Elias, L. J. (2015). The thinker: Opposing directionality of lighting bias within sculptural artwork. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9(2), 1-12.

    Refereed Conference Papers

    Sedgewick, J. R. & Elias, L. J. (2018, June). Kissing right: Lateral turning direction of kissing couples influences perceptual evaluations and consumer judgements. Poster presented at International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, CA.

    Sedgewick, J. R. & Elias, L. J. (2017, June). Look on the bright side: Associations between the element of value and vertical orientation. Poster presented at Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, & Cognitive Sciences, Regina, CA.

    Sedgewick, J. R. & Elias, L. J. (2017, May). Directionality of lateral turning bias in advertisements influences consumer judgments. Paper presented at Rupert’s Land Consumer Behaviour Symposium, Regina, CA.

    Sedgewick, J. R., Flath, M. E., & Elias, L. J. (2017, May). Presenting your best self(ie): Gender differences for the vertical orientation of self-portraits on Tinder. Paper presented at Rupert’s Land Consumer Behaviour Symposium, Regina, CA.

    Sedgewick, J. R., Smith, A., & Elias, L. J. (2017, February). Native reading direction modulates lateral lighting biases for 3-dimensional stimuli. Poster presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA.

    Sedgewick, J. R. (2014, April). The influence of pseudoneglect on lighting preferences of sculptural artworks. Presented at the University of Saskatchewan’s annual Psychology Undergraduate Student Conference, Saskatoon, SK.

    Sedgewick, J. R., Brent, S., & Arcand, J. (2013, April). The influence of lateralization on tattoo placement preference. Poster presented at the University of Saskatchewan’s annual Psychology Undergraduate Student Conference, Saskatoon, SK.

    Sedgewick, J. R., Neufeld, C., Bristol, A., Ankunda, L., & Morrison, M. (2013, April). Decreasing prejudice toward Canadian Aboriginal persons through imagined intergroup contact. Presented at the University of Saskatchewan’s annual Psychology Undergraduate Student Conference, Saskatoon, SK.

  • Orcun Turan

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Marketing
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2026

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: TBA
    2021 MS in Marketing
    Bilkent University
    Ankara, Turkey
    2015 BS in Business Administration
    Bilkent University
    Ankara, Turkey

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Drawing on the Foucauldian concepts of biopolitics and governmentality, my research examines the dynamics between pharmaceutical innovation, biomedical knowledge, and queer desire.

    Awards and Honours

    2019 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Academic Performance
    Bilkent University

    Refereed Conference Papers

    Turan, O. Queer on Hold: Global Cultural Products and Queerness. (Working paper) Macromarketing Global Conference 2022.

    Turan, O. Turning a Blind (Queer) Eye: How Queerness is Negotiated in Mainstream Cultural Products. (Poster). Consumer Culture Theory Conference 2022, Corvallis, Oregon.

     

 

OMIS

  • Sonia Bagherirad

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Operation Management and Information Systems
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2023

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Moren Levesque / Prof. Dr. Johnny Rungtusanatham
    2013 MSc and BSc in Industrial Engineering
    Sharif University of Technology
    Iran

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Operations Management
    Entrepreneurial studies
    Enterprise Modelling

    Awards and Honours

    2018 Schulich Entrance Scholarship of Merit PhD, York University
    Schulich PhD Fellowship, York University

     

  • Ortac Onder

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Operation Management and Information Systems
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2021

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Johnny Rungtusanatham/ Prof. Dr. Murat Kristal
    M.Sc. Civil Engineering
    METU
    Ankara, Turkey
    B.Sc. Civil Engineering
    METU
    Ankara, Turkey

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Healthcare Quality, Hospital Performance

    Refereed Publications

    Friendly, M., Symanzik, J., and Onder, O. (2019). Visualising the Titanic Disaster. Significance, 16(1), 14–19.

    Onder, O., Cook, W., Kristal, M. M., (Under Review) Does quality help the financial viability of hospitals? A data envelopment analysis approach. European Journal of Operational Research.

    Refereed Conference Papers

    Onder, O., Cook, W., Kristal, M. M., Does quality help the financial viability of hospitals? A data envelopment analysis approach, POMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 2020.

    Symanzik, J., Friendly, M., Onder, O., The Unsinkable Titanic Data, Joint Statistical Meetings, Denver, CO, 2019 (Invited conference paper)

    Onder, O., Kristal, M. M., Diamant, A., Evaluating the Impact of Enhanced Process Quality on Various Hospital Settings, POMS Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, 2018.

    Symanzik, J., Friendly, M., Onder, O., 100+ Years of Graphs of the Titanic Data, Romania, COMPSTAT, 2018

 

ORGS

  • Mehran Bahmani

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Organization Studies
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2025

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor:
    2017-2020 Masters of Business Administration (in Organizational Behavior)
    Sharif University of Technology
    Iran
    2012-2017 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
    Sharif University of Technology
    Iran

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Teams and Groups, Negotiations, Decision making

    Awards and Honours

    2020 Anthony P. Cunliffe Award
    2019 Best Paper Award at the 16th International Conference on Management, Tehran, Iran

    Refereed Conference Papers

    Bahmani, M. & Alavi, S. B., (2019). Emergent States Phenomenon in Behavioral Processes of the Board of Directors: A Theoretical Framework for Analyzing Antecedents and Consequences. In 16th International Conference on Management, Tehran, Iran.

  • Long He

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Organization Studies
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2022

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Ruodan Shao
    2013 Master of Science in Organizational and Change Management
    City University of Hong Kong
    Hong Kong

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    My primary research interests include corporate social responsibility (CSR), organizational justice, and leadership. Specifically, my current project focuses on organizational members’ (including leaders and employees) perceptions of, and attitudes and behaviors towards their companies’ CSR activities.

    He, L., Shao, R., Song, Y., & Park, J. Service employees’ reactions to customer mistreatment: The resource and conflict management perspectives. Preparing manuscript.
    Shao, R., He, L., Kim, T.Y., Rupp, D. E., & Liu, Z. Corporate social responsibility and employee learning. Data analysis in progress.
    He, L., & Voronov, M. Institutional logics, emotions, and managers’ CSR decision making. Preparing manuscript.
    Rupp, D. E., Shao, R., Jones, D. A., & He, L. Employees’ CSR perceptions and their reactions: A meta-analytic review. Preparing manuscript.

    Awards and Honours

    2019 Anthony P. Cunliffe Award
    2017 Schwartz and Reisman Program

    Refereed Conference Papers

    He, L., & Voronov, M. (2020, July). Institutional logics, emotions, and managers’ CSR decision making. Paper presented at the 36th EGOS Colloquium, Hamburg, Germany.

    He, L., Shao, R., Song, Y., & Park, J. (2019, May). Service employees’ reactions to customer mistreatment: The resource and conflict management perspectives. Paper presented at the Administrative Science Association of Canada Conference, St. Catherines, Canada.

  • Mingshuang Ji

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Organization Studies
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2021

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Kevin Tasa
    2011-2013 M. Phil.
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    2007-2011 B.A.
    Wuhan University

    Thesis Topic

    A Dyadic Understanding of Trust in Negotiation: the Role of Trust Asymmetry

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Research Interests:
    Trust; Team Dynamics; Gender and Diversity; Negotiation

    Work In Progress:
    Ji, M. and Tasa K (Working Paper). Investigating the role of trust asymmetry in negotiation

    Ji, M. (Working Paper). Bridging task and process conflict with better team outcomes: the role of psychological safety and information elaboration.

    Ji, M. (Working Paper). Women in male dominated fields: a social identity perspective.

    Awards and Honours

    2018-2019 Schulich Teaching Excellence Top Ten Instructors (ORGS 2100)

    Refereed Publications

    Ngo, H. Y., Foley, S., Ji, M. S., & Loi, R. (2014). Linking gender role orientation to subjective career success: The mediating role of psychological capital. Journal of Career Assessment, 22(2), 290-303.

    Ngo, H. Y., Foley, S., Ji, M. S., & Loi, R. (2014). Work satisfaction of Chinese employees: A social exchange and gender-based view. Social Indicators Research, 116(2), 457-473.

    Refereed Conference Papers

    Bell, C. M., Ji, M., & Wiseman, S. (2016). Distancing From Helpers in Sexual Harassment: Sex Type, Hostile Sexism, and Organizational Status. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2016, No. 1, p. 15078).

    Lau, D. C., Ji, M., & Su, Q. (2015). Examining Interpersonal Trust Mechanisms at Work: A Resource Perspective. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2015, No. 1, p. 12816).

    Ngo, H. Y., Foley, S., Ji, M. S., & Loi, R. (2012). Linking Gender Role Orientation to Career Success: The Mediating Role of Psychological Capital. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2012, No. 1, p. 15301).

  • Janice Lam

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: ORGS
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2025

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Ivona Hideg
    2020 MSc in Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
    Lazaridis School of Business, Wilfrid Laurier University
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    2017 Honours BA in Psychology
    Brescia University College, Western University
    London, Ontario, Canada

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    Equity, diversity, and inclusion within the workplace; gender and racioethnic identity; advocacy

    Awards and Honours

    2022 RHR Kendall-Evans Award, Canadian Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology
    2022 Top Accepted Paper within the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management
    2021-2022 Ontario Graduate Scholarship

    Refereed Publications

    Syan, A., Lam, J. Y., Huang, C. G. L., Smith, M. S. M., Darnay, K., Hawke, L. D., & Henderson, J. (2021). The Wellness Quest: A health literacy and self-advocacy tool developed by youth for youth mental health. Health Expectations. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111

    Refereed Conference Papers

    Shen, W., Lam, J.Y., Varty, C., Krstic, A., & Hideg, I. (2022, August). Diversity climate affords unequal protection against COVID-19 workplace incivility for Asian workers. [Paper presentation]. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

    Krstic, A., Varty, C., Shen, W., Hideg, I., & Lam, J.Y. (2022, August). Consequences of the Unequal Division of Cognitive Labor on Women’s Work Ouctomes During the Pandemic. [Paper presentation]. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Seattle, Washington, United States of America.

    Paustian-Underdahl, S., Devine, R., Lamont, B., Holmes, R.M., Hideg, I., Lam, J.Y. (2022, August). Fitting In: Antecedents and Outcomes of Increasing Women’s Representation in Leadership. [Paper presentation]. 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

    Lam, J.Y., Hideg, I., Bosak, J., & Heilman, M.E. (2022, June 17-19). Male Allyship: The Consequences of Communality Perceptions for Men’s Career Outcomes. [Poster presentation]. 83rd Canadian Psychological Association Annual National Convention, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

     

 

Strategy

  • Pouyan Tabasi Nejad

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Policy/Strategy
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2023

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Yuval Deutsch
    2015-2016 Master of Arts — Immigration and Settlement Studies; Research focusing on immigrant entrepreneurship
    Won “Best Term Paper Award” for best research paper written in the program; Received awards and fellowships worth $7450 during period of study; Completed two research assistantships
    Ryerson University
    Toronto, Canada
    2008-2013 Received an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in 2012 with a specialist in History and a minor in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations and a Master of Arts degree in History
    Received prize for outstanding academic achievement in major during Bachelor’s studies (Moffatt and Eleanor Woodside Prize)
    University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    • Corporate Political Activity
    • Business-Government Relations
    • Digital Platforms
    • Entrepreneurship

    Awards and Honours

    2019/2020 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS): $15,000
    2017/2018 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS): $15,000

    Refereed Conference Papers

    Tabasinejad, P. (2019, July). An Institutional Governance Perspective on Platform Strategy and Competition. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2019, No. 1, p. 17697). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.*

    Tabasinejad, P. (2019, October). An Institutional Governance Perspective on Platform Strategy and Competition. In Strategic Management Society Annual Conference. Strategic Management Society.*

    *Conference presentation

  • Qasim Saddique

    PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Area of Study: Policy/Strategy
    Anticipated Graduating Year: 2022

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    Educational Background

    Present PhD Candidate, Business Administration
    Schulich School of Business – York University
    Toronto, Canada
    Advisor: Prof. Dr. Dirk Matten
    MBA, Strategy and Finance, Schulich School of Business
    York University
    Masters of Science, Political Economy, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
    Bachelor of Arts, Economics and International Development Studies
    McGill University

    Research Interests – Work in Progress

    CSR, multi-stakeholder initiatives, entrepreneurship

     

 

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