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

Bae, K., Purda, L., Welker, M. and Zhong, L. (2013). "Credit Rating Initiation and Accounting Quality for Emerging Market Firms", Journal of International Business Studies, 44, 216-234.

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Abstract We examine whether certification by an internationally recognized information intermediary helps emerging-market firms overcome the liability of foreignness in capital markets. Specifically, we ask whether securing a credit rating from Standard & Poor's (S&P) enables these firms to certify their financial reporting quality. We hypothesize that the unique information demands of lenders motivate firms to provide more conservative financial statements upon securing an S&P rating. We find evidence consistent with this conjecture. Moreover, the rating appears to be part of an international expansion strategy for these firms, and is followed by increased international activity in capital and product markets.

Henriques, I., Miller, V., Perez-Batres, L., Pisani, M. and Renau-Sepulveda, A. (2012). "Why Do Firms Engage in National Sustainability Programs and Transparent Reporting? Evidence from Mexico’s Clean Industry Program", Management International Review, 54(1).

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Abstract To evaluate global and domestic corporations on their sustainability engagement, numerous metrics have been developed at the national and international levels. In this paper, we assess whether the largest 448 foreign and local firms operating in a particular country engage in local sustainability initiatives (i.e., Mexico’s Clean Industry Program). The paper also assesses the degree of sustainability reporting (transparency towards sustainability) by the 267 local firms. Using an Institutional Theory rationale, we find that type of industry (dirty vs. clean), regional home, and engagement in global sustainability initiatives—i.e., The UNGC—best explain the firm’s decision to follow local sustainability initiatives. We find that the type of industry and affiliation to a national sustainability program are highly related to transparent sustainability reporting for large Mexican firms.