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

Ren, Y.-S., Boubaker, S., Liu, P.-Z., & Weber, O. (2023). "How does carbon regulatory policy affect debt financing costs? Empirical evidence from China", The Quarterly Review of Economics and FInance, 90(August 2023), 77-90.

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Abstract This study aimed to examine the effect of Chinese carbon regulatory policy on the debt financing costs of carbon-intensive corporations. We use a large sample covering the years between 2005 and 2018. The results of the difference-in-differences approach show that creditors increased debt financing costs for carbon-intensive corporations considerably due to the low-carbon policy, hence decreasing these corporations' profitability and value. Additional analyses show that the dynamic policy effect gradually increased from 2010 on and weakened later in 2015 owing to China's economic slowdown and the local stock market crash. The impacts of low-carbon policies on corporate debt financing costs are more pronounced for state-owned corporations and those with low analyst followings. Our findings provide corporations and governments with crucial insights into mitigating climate transition risk.

Nguyen, Phuong-Anh, Ambrus Kecskés, and Sattar Mansi (2020). "Does Corporate Social Responsibility Create Shareholder Value? The Importance of Long-term Investors", Journal of Banking and Finance, 112.

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Abstract We study the effect of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on shareholder value. We argue that long-term investors can ensure that managers choose the amount of CSR that maximizes shareholder value. We find that long-term investors do increase the value to shareholders of CSR activities, not through higher cash flow but rather through lower cash flow risk. Following prior work, we use indexing by investors and state laws on stakeholder orientation for identification. Our findings suggest that CSR activities can create shareholder value as long as managers are properly monitored by long-term investors.

Lévesque, M., Choi, Y.R. and J. Hsuan (2019). "Growth through Franchises in Knowledge-Intensive Industries: Interplay of Routine Program and Expansion Mode", IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 66(4), 496-513.

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Abstract Thanks to technological developments produced by scientists and engineers, franchising has grown to become a business model of choice for firm expansion in knowledge-intensive industries. We propose a formal model to explore to what degree franchisors should adapt their business practices or routines to successfully expand their franchises in newly targeted markets. By simultaneously considering the franchise's need to adapt locally in a new market and the level of business routine tacitness at the time of expansion, we integrate previously separate agency cost logics into one model. We offer refinements to the belief that expanding through a franchisee is the best when the business routines need adaptation, but expanding through a company-owned unit is best when these routines can be replicated.