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.
Calic, G., Lévesque, M. and A. Shevchenko (Forthcoming). "On Why Women-Owned Businesses Require Extra Time to Reach Their Crowdlending Goals", Small Business Economics.
AbstractExamining gender differences in business financing reveals important dimensions on which women- and men-owned businesses differ. Although considerable progress has been made in understanding gender differences in mobilizing resources, the role of time in business financing remains an underexplored topic, particularly among marginalized entrepreneurs, where decisions about and outcomes related to time play an important role in business success. Leveraging the literature on gender role congruity and risk preferences along with a sample of nearly 300,000 microloans funded on the kiva.org platform, we explore whether the timespan for women to reach their microloan funding goal differs from that of men and how borrowers’ strategies regarding the size and repayment duration of these microloans influence this gender difference.
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.
AbstractWe 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.
Weber, O. (2016). "Equator Principles Reporting: Factors Influencing the Quality of Reports", International Journal of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility, 1(2), 141-160.
AbstractThis study analyses the reporting of Equator Principles Financial Institutions (EPFI). The Equator Principles are a voluntary code of conduct, providing guidelines for assessing, managing, and reporting environmental and social impacts in project finance. The objective of the study is: 1) to understand, whether EPFIs follow the Equator Principles reporting guidelines; 2) to assess the quality of the mandatory reports of the EPFIs; 3) to analyse causes for differences in reporting. Because the Equator Principles are a voluntary code of conduct, or a so-called soft law, the research has been based on institutional theory. Our results suggest that though EPFIs follow the reporting guidelines, only about 5% disclose all the information required by the guidelines and consequently achieve the highest score with respect to their reporting quality. Furthermore, differences in reporting quality are mainly caused by the size of the EPFIs. The larger the EPFI with respect to its total assets the higher is the reporting quality. We conclude that further mechanisms, such as standardisation and assurance, are needed to guarantee transparent reporting of environmental and social project risks.
Colwell, S., Noseworthy, T. and Wood, M. (2013). "If You Can’t See the Forest for the Trees, You Might Just Cut Down the Forest: The Perils of Forced Choice on “Seemingly” Unethical Decision-Making", Journal of Business Ethics, 118, 515-527.
AbstractWhy do otherwise well-intentioned managers make decisions that have negative social or environmental consequences? To answer this question, the authors combine the literature on construal level theory with the compromise effect to explore the circumstances that lead to seemingly unethical decision-making. The results of two studies suggest that the degree to which managers make high-risk tradeoffs is highly influenced by how they mentally represent the decision context. The authors find that managers are more likely to make seemingly unethical tradeoffs when psychological distance is high (rather than low) and when they are forced to choose between competing alternatives. However, when given the option not to choose, managers better reflect on the consequences of each alternative, and thus become more likely to choose options with less risk of negative consequences. The results suggest that simply offering managers the option not to choose may reduce psychological distance and help organizations avoid seemingly unethical decision-making.
Bazely, D., Henriques, I., Hewitt, N., Klenk, N., Smith, A., Wood, S. and Yan, N. (2013). "Second Generation Biofuels and Bioinvasions: An Evaluation of Invasive Risks and Policy Responses in Canada and the United States", Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 27, 30-42.
AbstractBiofuels are being embraced worldwide as sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels, because of their potential to promote energy security and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, while providing opportunities for job creation and economic diversification. However, biofuel production also raises a number of environmental concerns. One of these is the risk of biological invasion, which is a key issue with second generation biofuel crops derived from fast-growing perennial grasses and woody plant species. Many of the most popular second generation crops proposed for cultivation in the U.S. and Canada are not native to North America, and some are known to be invasive. The development of a large-scale biofuel industry on the continent could lead to the widespread introduction, establishment, and spread of invasive plant species if invasive risks are not properly considered as part of biofuel policy. In this paper, we evaluate the risk of biological invasion posed by the emerging second generation biofuel industry in the U.S. and Canada by examining the invasive risk of candidate biofuel plant species, and reviewing existing biofuel policies to determine how well they address the issue of invasive species. We find that numerous potentially invasive plant species are being considered for biofuel production in the U.S. and Canada, yet invasive risk receives little to no attention in these countries' biofuel policies. We identify several barriers to integrating invasive species and biofuel policy, relating to policy analytical capacity, governance, and conflicting policy objectives. We recommend that governments act now, while the second generation biofuel industry is in its infancy, to develop robust and proactive policy addressing invasive risk. Policy options to minimize biological invasions include banning the use of known invasive plant species, ongoing monitoring of approved species, and use of buffer zones around cultivated areas.
Kam, E. and Smithin, J. (2012). "A Simple Theory of Banking and the Relationship Between the Commercial Banks and the Central Bank", Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, 34(3), 545-49.