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

Hummel, K., Mittelbach-Hörmanseder, S., Cho, C.H. and Matten, D. (Forthcoming). "Corporate Social Responsibility Disclosure: A Topic-Based Approach", Accounting and Business Research.

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Abstract In this study, we investigate the potential differences in topic-specific corporate social responsibility (CSR) disclosure between companies located in liberal market economies (LMEs) and coordinated market economies (CMEs). We also examine the potential convergence of the reporting practices that characterise these two economies over time. We analyse a sample of 5,939 CSR reports issued by European and U.S. firms over 2008–2019. We use textual analysis to examine how explicitly such reports address specific CSR topics. Following Matten and Moon (2008), we focus on three thematic areas: ‘human resources’, ‘environmental protection’, and ‘society at large’. Each area comprises three distinct topics. Our results show that companies operating in LMEs report more explicitly on these thematic areas, with one exception: those operating in CMEs report more explicitly on parental policies. Additionally, the reporting practices of companies operating in these two types of economies converge for most of the topics under study. For the disclosure of parental leave policies, biodiversity, and waste, no distinct trend is observable.

Dong, M., Au, S. and Tremblay, A. (Forthcoming). "Employee Flexibility, Exogenous Risk, and Firm Value", Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

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Abstract We hypothesize that employee flexibility enhances firm value by helping firms respond to exogenous shocks. We estimate employee flexibility scores through textual analysis of online job reviews, and find a high flexibility score leads to superior stock returns for firms exposed to external risk. During 2011-2017, the value-weighted hedge portfolio formed on employee flexibility earned a five-factor annualized alpha of 9.5% during periods of high policy uncertainty. Earnings announcement returns also suggest that investors do not fully value workforce flexibility. These results indicate that employee flexibility is a valuable corporate intangible that helps firms to manage risk during uncertain times.