Publications Database

Welcome to the new Schulich Peer-Reviewed Publication Database!

The database is currently in beta-testing and will be updated with more features as time goes on. In the meantime, stakeholders are free to explore our faculty’s numerous works. The left-hand panel affords the ability to search by the following:

  • Faculty Member’s Name;
  • Area of Expertise;
  • Whether the Publication is Open-Access (free for public download);
  • Journal Name; and
  • Date Range.

At present, the database covers publications from 2012 to 2020, but will extend further back in the future. In addition to listing publications, the database includes two types of impact metrics: Altmetrics and Plum. The database will be updated annually with most recent publications from our faculty.

If you have any questions or input, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

Search Results

Slade Shantz, A., Zietsma, C., Kistruck, G., & Barin-Cruz, L. (Forthcoming). "Exploring the Relative Efficacy of ‘Within-Logic Contrasting’ and ‘Cross-Logic Analogizing’ Framing Tactics for Adopting New Entrepreneurial Practices in Contexts of Poverty", Journal of Business Venturing.

Weber, L., Slade Shantz, A., Kistruck, G., & Lount, R. (Forthcoming). "Give Peace a Chance? Addressing Organizational Conflict Events in Intractable Conflict Environments", Journal of Management.

with Nappert, P-L. (Forthcoming). "Out of Control? Tracking System Technologies and Performance Measurement", Management Accounting Research.

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Abstract This article explores how sophisticated and intrusive socio-technological surveillance advances, particularly tracking systems, have become normalized in the North American baseball industry. To make sense of the extensive archival and interview data, we draw on a Deleuzo-Guattarian framework. To this end, we argue that baseball has evolved into a society of control, facilitated and maintained by a rhizomatic surveillance network. We find that the introduction of new technologies has disrupted and changed performance measurement and management control practices in three key ways: (i) establishing the prospect of an ‘objective’ information utopia; (ii) transforming performance measurement into something independent of context; and (iii) measuring processes, not outcomes. Next, in the spirit of Deleuze and Guattari, we consider how the surveillance is being resisted. To this end, we find that instead of formal resistance, players voluntarily co-construct the system. We offer explanations for this, but we also turn our gaze on the consequences of the ever-expanding network of surveillance. Specifically, we consider the identity construction challenges for the target; which we refer to as the dark side of surveillance. We discuss the wider implications of our findings and challenge managers, regardless of workplace, to consider the consequences of introducing ever-more sophisticated monitoring and measurement systems, especially for those whom the systems target.

Adam Diamant (Forthcoming). "Introducing Prescriptive and Predictive Analytics to MBA Students with Microsoft Excel", INFORMS Transactions on Education.

Adam Diamant, Anton Schevchenko, David Johnston, Fayez Quereshy (Forthcoming). "Consecutive Surgeries With Complications: The Impact of Scheduling Decisions", International Journal of Operations & Production Management.

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Abstract Purpose The authors determine how the scheduling and sequencing of surgeries by surgeons impacts the rate of post-surgical complications and patient length-of-stay in the hospital. Design/methodology/approach Leveraging a dataset of 29,169 surgeries performed by 111 surgeons from a large hospital network in Ontario, Canada, the authors perform a matched case-control regression analysis. The empirical findings are contextualized by interviews with surgeons from the authors’ dataset. Findings Surgical complications and longer hospital stays are more likely to occur in technically complex surgeries that follow a similarly complex surgery. The increased complication risk and length-of-hospital-stay is not mitigated by scheduling greater slack time between surgeries nor is it isolated to a few problematic surgery types, surgeons, surgical team configurations or temporal factors such as the timing of surgery within an operating day. Research limitations/implications There are four major limitations: (1) the inability to access data that reveals the cognition behind the behavior of the task performer and then directly links this behavior to quality outcomes; (2) the authors’ definition of task complexity may be too simplistic; (3) the authors’ analysis is predicated on the fact that surgeons in the study are independent contractors with hospital privileges and are responsible for scheduling the patients they operate on rather than outsourcing this responsibility to a scheduler (i.e. either a software system or an administrative professional); (4) although the empirical strategy attempts to control for confounding factors and selection bias in the estimate of the treatment effects, the authors cannot rule out that an unobserved confounder may be driving the results. Practical implications The study demonstrates that the scheduling and sequencing of patients can affect service quality outcomes (i.e. post-surgical complications) and investigates the effect that two operational levers have on performance. In particular, the authors find that introducing additional slack time between surgeries does not reduce the odds of back-to-back complications. This result runs counter to the traditional operations management perspective, which suggests scheduling more slack time between tasks may prevent or mitigate issues as they arise. However, the authors do find evidence suggesting that the risk of back-to-back complications may be reduced when surgical pairings are less complex and when the method involved in performing consecutive surgeries varies. Thus, interspersing procedures of different complexity levels may help to prevent poor quality outcomes. Originality/value The authors empirically connect choices made in scheduling work that varies in task complexity and to patient-centric health outcomes. The results have implications for achieving high-quality outcomes in settings where professionals deliver a variety of technically complex services.

M. Rungtusanatha, F. Zhou, Y. Dong and S. Song. (Forthcoming). "Product Recalls and Supply Base Innovation", MSOM.

Jia, X., K. Kanagaretnam, C.Y. Lim and G.J. Lobo. (Forthcoming). "Financial Literacy and IPO Underpricing", Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis .

Dal Maso, L., K. Kanagaretnam, G.J. Lobo and F. Mazzi (Forthcoming). "Does Disaster Risk Relate to Loan Loss Provisions", European Accounting Review.

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Abstract We examine the relation between disaster risk and banks’ loan loss provisions (LLP). We propose a disaster risk measure based on the natural disasters declared as major disasters by the Federal Emergency Management Agency over a 15-year span. We theoretically support and empirically validate our measure using three different approaches, including the UN Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction, which relates disaster risk to natural hazard exposure, vulnerability and capacity, and hazard characteristics. Using more than 445,000 bank-quarter observations, we document that banks located in U.S. counties with higher disaster risk recognize larger LLP after controlling for other bank-level factors related to LLP. We employ several techniques to ensure the robustness of our findings, including difference-in-differences estimation and matched samples. In additional analysis, we explore the characteristics that better enable banks to recognize disaster risk in their LLP, and investigate the consequences of managing disaster risk through LLP. Our results are important, especially because of the increasing concern about disaster risk and because they inform the growing debate on the economic consequences of disaster risk and the ability of the banking system to proactively manage the resulting credit risk through LLP.

Colbourne, Rick, Peredo, Ana Maria and Henriques, Irene (Forthcoming). "Indigenous Economic Development? Setting the Record Straight", Business History.

Abstract We provide an historical essay synthesizing the macro societal processes that affected Indigenous peoples’ entrepreneurial and trade activities within settler society in Canada from pre-contact to 1920. Adopting Indigenous entrepreneurship and institutional theory lenses, we find that the evolution of legal, political, and socio-economic forces converged to undermine Indigenous peoples’ entrepreneurial activity and well-being in Canada. Our narrative suggests a more dynamic view of the relationship between entrepreneurship and institutions and the role of power. Whereas Baumol’s view is that institutions shape entrepreneurship by determining the relative payoffs to productive or unproductive entrepreneurship, our narrative shows the ways in which unequal benefits to various entrepreneurs change institutions over time. This advances the field of entrepreneurship, by historically situating entrepreneurial processes in settler society and exposing the role of power in the relationship between entrepreneurship and institutions in society over time. This paper also contributes to informing practice at a time when Indigenous peoples in Canada are reclaiming their rights and asserting their sovereignty through entrepreneurial ventures.

Neu, D., & Saxton, G. D. (Forthcoming). "Twitter-Based Social Accountability Callouts", Journal of Business Ethics.

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Abstract The ICIJ’s release of the Panama Papers in 2016 opened up a wealth of previously private financial information on the tax avoidance, tax evasion, and wealth concealment activities of politicians, government officials, and their allies. Drawing upon prior accountability and ethics focused research, we utilize a dataset of almost 28 M tweets sent between 2016 and early 2020 to consider the microdetails and overall trajectory of this particular social accountability conversation. The study shows how the publication of previously private financial information triggered a Twitter-based social accountability conversation. It also illustrates how social accountability utterances are intra-textually constructed by the inclusion of social characters, the personal pronoun ‘we,’ and the use of deontic responsibility verbs. Finally, the study highlights how the tweets from this group of participants changed over the longer-term but continued to focus on social accountability topics. The provided analysis contributes to our understanding of social accountability, including how the release of previously private accounting-based financial information can trigger a grassroots social accountability conversation.