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

Jingyu Li, Yigang Pan, Yi Yang, and Caleb H. Tse (2022). "Digital Platform Attention and International Sales: An Attention-based View", Journal of International Business Studies, 53, 1817–1835.

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Abstract Digital platforms, which play increasingly important roles in today’s digitally connected world, are technologically complex and financially costly undertakings. Multinational enterprises (MNEs) devote substantial efforts to deploying and maintaining digital platforms. In this study, we examine the overall time and effort spent by MNEs to develop and operate digital platforms, which we call digital platform attention (DPA). Building on the attention-based view, this study explores the impacts of three distinct dimensions of DPA: intensity, persistence, and scope. Our results suggest that MNEs with more intensive and persistent DPA are more effective in reaching global customers and achieving better international sales, whereas MNEs with a more diversified (i.e., scattered) DPA scope suffer from constrained international sales. The positive impact of DPA intensity and the negative effect of DPA scope on international sales are both weakened when MNEs have geographically remote subsidiaries. Through this research, we enrich the attention-based view literature by not only examining different dimensions of attention but also investigating the interactions between different attention allocation directions. Our research adds novel insights and findings on the role of digital platforms in international business.

Fischer, E. and Smith, A. (2020). "Pay Attention, Please! Person Brand Building in Organized Online Attention Economies", Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 49, 258-279.

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Abstract Individuals increasingly seek to establish person brands on digital platforms that create organized online attention economies, which bring together attention seekers and audiences. While prior research has taught us much about how individuals develop person brands, there is limited guidance on how they attract and retain engaged attention (that is, attention that includes interaction) on such platforms. Through an inductive analysis of qualitative data obtained from a digital platform on which more than 16,000 authors compete for the attention of more than 13 million audience members, we develop theory regarding the iterative process by which person brands attract engaged attention in such online attention economies. Our paper offers practical insights to those seeking to attract attention and increase audience engagement online, as well as guidance to marketers and platform managers interested in taking advantage of this phenomenon.