Area of Expertise
- Big Data and Data Analytics
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Nonprofit Organizations
- Social Media
- Voluntary Disclosure
Gregory D. Saxton, PhD, CGMA is Professor of Accounting at the Schulich School of Business. Previously, he was Associate Professor of Communication at the University at Buffalo, SUNY and Associate Professor of Public Administration at SUNY, College at Brockport, and has taught at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Singapore Institute of Management. He has received PhDs in Political Science from Claremont Graduate University (2000) and in Accounting from York University (2016). He also received an M.A. in Public Policy from Claremont Graduate University, an M.A. in Political Science from McGill University, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Victoria. He has worked for the California state government and as a consultant for nonprofit organizations.
Greg’s research uses Big Data and data analytic techniques to analyze nonprofit organizations, corporate social responsibility, and the capital markets, and has appeared in the Financial Times 50 journals Management Science, Review of Accounting Studies, Accounting, Organizations and Society and Journal of Business Ethics as well as numerous ABDC A*/A journals, including Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Public Administration Review, Annals of Operations Research, Journal of Communication, Public Relations Review, British Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. For more details see http://social-metrics.org
2023 Seymour Schulich Teaching Excellence Award (Schulich TEA) – Top Ten rated instructors in the 2022- 2023 Undergraduate Program
2022 Outstanding Book Award in Nonprofit & Voluntary Action Research, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action
2022 Best Paper Award, annual meeting of the Government & Nonprofit section of the American Accounting Association
2022 York University Research Award
2021 Highly Commended Reviewer Award, Accounting Forum
2021 Best Book Award, Academy of Management - Public and Nonprofit Division
2013 Best Paper Award, for best paper presented at the 2013 conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, November 21-23, 2013, Hartford, CT.
2013 Best Paper Award, Public Relations Division, annual meeting of the International Communication Association, June 17-21, London, UK.
2012 Top Research Paper Award, Public Relations Division, 98th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, November 12-15, Orlando, FL.
2002 ARPA Best Article Award, for best manuscript published in the American Review of Public Administration
Project Title Role Award Amount Year Awarded Granting Agency Project TitleThe Role of Automated Bots in the Financial and Consumer Markets RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$61,956.00 Year Awarded2023-2025 Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Project TitleAccounting Inscriptions and Social Media-based Social Accountability Processes RoleCo-Principal Investigator Award Amount$194,000.00 Year Awarded2020–2024 Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Project TitleThe Effect of Bots on The Financial Markets RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$18,867.00 Year Awarded2021-2022 Granting AgencyCPA Ontario and Schulich School of Business Joint Centre in Digital Accounting Information Project TitleBig Data, Social Network Analysis, and the Financial Markets RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$59,490.00 Year Awarded2019–2021 Granting AgencySocial Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Project TitleBig Data, Social Network Analysis, and the Financial Markets RolePrincipal Investigator Award Amount$9,444.00 Year Awarded2020 Granting AgencyTri-Council COVID-19 Supplemental Funds for IDG Grant