Schulich Celebrates Faculty at Research Day
Schulich celebrated its third annual Research Day on Jan 26th, with the number of entries up 40% since the last event. Research teams were on hand to explain and discuss 38 posters showcasing leading-edge management thinking to visitors from the university and business communities.
Presentations included research projects across all management disciplines and industries. Many of the studies were cross-disciplinary and involved collaboration with researchers in other York University faculties, as well as other universities.
“There is an enormous wealth of knowledge created behind the office doors of Schulich faculty. Research Day is the unique occasion, where we open these doors and show to the Schulich community what exciting and groundbreaking work is going on,” said Dirk Matten, Associate Dean of Research.
Attendees voted for the The Best Poster Award 2017, which went to “Spoils from the Spoiled: Strategies for Entering Stigmatized Markets”, presented by PhD Candidates Angelique Slade and Aurora Liu Shantz as well as Professor of Marketing Eileen Fischer and Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems Moren Lévesque.
A panel discussion about the impact of research in the real world was led by Matthias Kipping, Professor of Policy, and included Marcia Annisette, Associate Professor of Accounting, Moren Lévesque, Mary Waller, Professor of Organization Studies and Detlev Zwick, Associate Professor of Marketing.
Dean Dezsö J. Horváth, CM, presented the Dean’s Impact Research Awards to recognize and reward Schulich faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in research. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Christine Oliver, Professor and Henry J. Knowles Chair in Organizational Strategy, and the Emerging Leader Award went to Associate Professor Charlene Zietsma.
“At Schulich, we pride ourselves on being global, innovative and diverse. And I think you see all those qualities captured in the research on display today. The research is innovative and groundbreaking. It is unafraid to tackle controversial issues, or to challenge conventional wisdom. The research is global in scope, covering everything from co-operatives in Ghana and transportation in China to fund managers in the U.S. and angel investors around the world” said Horváth. “I am proud to report that research productivity is at its highest level ever based on the number of articles by Schulich faculty that have been published in top-tier academic journals.”