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

Ordonez-Ponce, E., & Weber, O. (2022). "Multinational Financial Corporations and the Sustainable Development Goals in Developing Countries", Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 1-26.

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Abstract Multinational financial corporations are key to sustainability by implementing practices disclosed through sustainability reports. This is where research has been focused, leaving a gap concerning their sustainability foci on developing countries. This article studies the largest financial corporations from developed and emerging countries identifying the SDGs on which they focus in developing countries, the evolution of their contributions and differences in the SDGs, and where their focus is in the developing world. The largest multinational financial corporations were selected, their sustainability reports assessed, and mixed methods conducted finding that the foci of those from developed countries vary across SDGs, countries of origin, impacted developing countries, and since the launch of the SDGs. Findings highlight the SDGs on which financial corporations focus, with those from developed countries implementing more practices than those from emerging economies, and that the contributions of multinational financial corporations have not affected the progress of the SDGs.

Weber, O., Hoque, A., & Islam, M. A. (2015). "Incorporating Environmental Criteria into Credit Risk Management in Bangladeshi Banks", Journal of Sustainable Finance and Investment, pg1-15.

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Abstract Does the integration of environmental, social and sustainability criteria in commercial credit risk assessment processes create a benefit for lenders and does it improve the prognostic validity of the credit risk prediction? Some analyses have reported that a correlation exists between commercial borrowers’ sustainability performance and credit risks. We analyzed the role that criteria pertaining to sustainability and environmental orientation play in the commercial credit risk management process in Bangladeshi banks. Our results suggest that sustainability criteria improve the prognostic validity of the credit rating process. We conclude that the sustainability a firm demonstrates influences its creditworthiness as part of its financial performance. Consequently, lenders will benefit from implementing credit risk assessment models that integrate sustainability risks. By taking sustainability issues into account, banks will be able to avoid credit defaults on the one hand and to channel commercial loans to sustainability leaders on the other hand.

Belk, R. (2013). "Consumer Insights for Developing Markets", Journal of Indian Business Research, 5(1), 6-9.

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Abstract Multinational companies (MNCs) entering developing markets face cultural, language, and other barriers to understanding consumers. Ethnographic consumer insights research offers the best means of understanding needed product innovations and adaptations for these markets. This paper aims to focus on these issues.

Sadorsky, P. (2013). "Do Urbanization And Industrialization Affect Energy Intensity In Developing Countries?", Energy Economics, 37, 52-59.

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Abstract Against a backdrop of concerns about climate change, peak oil, and energy security issues, reducing energy intensity is often advocated as a way to at least partially mitigate these impacts. This study uses recently developed heterogeneous panel regression techniques like mean group estimators and common correlated effects estimators to model the impact that income, urbanization and industrialization has on energy intensity for a panel of 76 developing countries. In the long-run, a 1% increase in income reduces energy intensity by − 0.45% to − 0.35%. Long-run industrialization elasticities are in the range 0.07 to 0.12. The impact of urbanization on energy intensity is mixed. In specifications where the estimated coefficient on urbanization is statistically significant, it is slightly larger than unity. The implications of these results for energy policy are discussed.