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.


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Guan, J., Gao, Z., Tan, J., Sun, W. and Shi, F. (2021). "Does the Mixed Ownership Reform Work? Influence of Board Chair on Performance of State-owned Enterprises", Journal of Business Research, 122(1), 51-59.

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Abstract By introducing diversity of ownership interests via “mixed-ownership reform”, China seeks to alleviate internal governance problems in state-owned enterprises (SOEs), enhancing their efficiency and competitiveness. Private strategic partners invest for a large minority stake, with government typically retaining a majority share and influence. Resulting questions related to strategic leadership and corporate governance, addressed in this paper from the perspective of principal-agent theory, include: To what extent do the board chairs of SOEs affect their financial performance? How is this relationship impacted by the institutional changes induced by mixed-ownership reform? Do these effects vary between SOEs operating in competitive and monopolistic industries? Analyzing data on Shanghai- and Shenzhen-listed SOEs from 2008 to 2017 using the multilevel linear model (MLM) method, we determine that board chairs have a noticeable effect on financial performance, varying by type of SOE, and that mixed-ownership reform reduces their impact.

Kanagaretnam, K., Lobo, G. and Whalen, D. (2013). "Relationship Between Board Independence and Firm Performance Post-Sarbanes Oxley", Corporate Ownership and Control, 11, 65-73.

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Abstract We examine the relationship between board independence and firm performance over multiple years, post-Sarbanes Oxley. The enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) in July, 2002 coincided with the NYSE/NASDAQ proposals to alter their standards for listed companies. These changes included a requirement that boards be comprised of a majority of independent directors and tightened the criteria for a director to be considered “independent”. We hypothesize and find that the passage of SOX, together with the new NYSE/NASDAQ regulations, result in independent directors who are more effective monitors of management, leading to stronger firm performance. Our results should bolster investor confidence in the financial markets at a time when the NYSE/NASDAQ has strengthened the corporate governance standards for listed companies.