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MRSS Events - 2017

Corporate Cultures and the Power and Pitfalls of Collaborating with Competitors

James M. Crick, PhD
Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Marketing
School of Business and Economics
Loughborough University 

Monday, December 4, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Coopetition is the interplay between competition and cooperation, and is a business strategy used to help managers improve their performance (e.g., sales) in ways that would be considerably more difficult than if they competed on their own. 

 

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Global Digital Divide and Capital Markets: The Effect of Internet Penetration on IPO Underpricing

Chad J. Zutter, PhD
Senior Lecturer
Associate Professor of Finance
Katz Graduate School of Business
University of Pittsburgh

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

The Internet has the potential to lessen information asymmetry in markets and reduce the cost of information acquisition for market participants. In this study, we investigate the relation between Internet penetration and the outcomes of 14,287 initial public offerings (IPOs) from 36 countries.

 

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Disempowering Shareholders

Ali Akyol, PhD
Senior Lecturer
Department of Finance
Faculty of Business and Economics
The University of Melbourne

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

In this presentation, the speaker will examine the decision made by a corporate vote tabulating firm to withhold interim vote results from proposal sponsors that limit shareholders ability to pass the important 50% support level as a case to examine the value implications of shareholder empowerment. 

 

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Managing the Coopetition Paradox in Alliance Formation

Natalie Slawinski, PhD
Associate Professor
Faculty of Business Administration
Memorial University

Friday, April 7, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

 

 

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The Challenge of Corporate Risk Reporting - Conceptual, Analytical and Empirical Research Insights

Michael Dobler, PhD
Full Professor
Accounting, Auditing and Taxation
Technische Universität Dresden 

Friday, March 10, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Corporate risk reporting is a recent challenge faced by business firms, investors, analysts, regulators and other stakeholders.

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A strategy-as-practice study of coopetition in the New Zealand wine sector: It's not what you say but the way you do it

James Crick
Researcher
School of Business and Economics
Loughborough University 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Desmarais Building
DMS 4165

 

 

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The Prosthetic Generation is all Around us: Feelings and Emotions about Knee Replacement Surgery and their Impact on Overall Sentiment

Leyland Pitt, PhD
Professor of Marketing
Dennis F. Culver EMBA Alumni Chair of Business
Beedie School of Business
Simon Fraser University 

Friday, February 10, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Desmarais Building
DMS 4165

Since the first knee replacement surgery was carried out in 1968, total knee replacements have become not only one of the most common, but also most successful procedures in all of medicine. 

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Telecommuting: The Good, the Bad and the Unknown

Kristen Shockley, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of Georgia
Associate Editor, Journal of Vocational Behavior 

Friday, January 27, 2017
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Desmarais Building
DMS 4165

Telecommuting is becoming increasingly prevalence in the workplace. However, as reflected in recent trends, such as Marissa Mayer revoking all telecommuting privileges at Yahoo, there is a great deal of misunderstanding about the efficacy of telecommuting both for work-life balance and productivity purposes. 

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MRSS Events - 2016

 

Mapping the Gendered Ecosystem: The Evolution of the Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard

Ruta Aidis, PhD
Senior Fellow
Schar School of Policy and Government
George Mason University

Friday, December 2, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

There is increasing awareness that gender-blind business support measures do not support women’s enterprise development to the extent that they support its male equivalent. 

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Science, Technology and Innovation: Challenges for Measurement and Analysis 

Louise Earl
Section Chief
Investment, Science and Technology Division
Statistic Canada

Friday, November 25, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

This presentation provides an overview of the conceptual frameworks employed to measure science, technology and innovation (ST&I). 

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Do Underwriters Overprice IPOs to Avert Potential Withdrawal by the Issuers?

Walid Busaba, PhD
Associate Professor of Finance
Ivey Business School
Western University 

Friday, September 30, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

The paper sheds a new light on the intermediary role of underwriters, by examining how the underwriters handle difficult-to-sell IPOs. 

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“The Perfect Little Bump”: Does the media portrayal of pregnant celebrities influence maternal-infant attachment?

Jayne Krisjanous, PhD
Senior Lecturer
Post-graduate Programme Director
School of Marketing and International Business
Victoria University of Wellington

Friday, September 16, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Today the growing media interest in pregnant celebrities allows for extensive exposure and scrutiny by pregnant women.

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The Economic Value of Knowledge: Embodied in Goods or Embedded in Cultures?

Olivier Crevoisier, PhD
Professor
Insitute of Sociology
Neuchâtel University

Friday, April 1, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

“Tacit” knowledge is a fuzzy concept – a kind of never opened black box - that has not allowed understanding how knowledge gives birth to monetary income, nor to regional development. 

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Sovereign Default and Political Turnover 

Igor Livshits, PhD
Associate Professor
Academic Director of Belarusian Economic Research and Outreach Center
University of Western Ontario

Friday, March 18, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

In this presentation, we investigate whether the onset of a sovereign default is associated with an increase in the probability that incumbent politicians lose office. 

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What are Data Supply Chains?

Anne L. Washington, PhD
Assistant Professor
School of Public Policy
George Mason University

Friday, March 11, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Data science and business analytics rely on data-driven predictive models yet we know little about the business relationships that support this process.

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Entrepreneurship and the Strategic Management of Place

David Audretsch, PhD
Distinguished Professor
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Indiana University

Friday, February 26, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Entrepreneurship has emerged as a key strategy for regions, cities and provinces to attain a strong and sustained performance.

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MRSS Events - 2015

Building High Performance Teams through Effective Conflict Profiles and Team Development Feedback Tools

Thomas O'Neill, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Calgary

Friday, December 11, 2015
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

In this talk professor O’Neill will discuss types of conflict and their implications for team effectiveness.

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Workforce Alienation, Self-Employment and Entrepreneurial Learning: A Case Study In The UK Tourism Sector

David Crick, PhD
Full Professor
Telfer School of Management
University of Ottawa

Friday, Ocotber 16, 2015
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Desmarais Building
DMS 4165

This seminar highlights the entrepreneurial learning of an owner/manager of two businesses in the UK tourism sector. 

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Vertically Internet Integrated Firms (VIIFs) and their Challenges to the Internationalization Theories: Cases of Café-Press, Sell-a-Band, Air B-and-B and Uber Taxi

Hamid Etemad, PhD
Associate Professor
Desautels Faculty of Management
McGill University

Friday, Ocotber 2, 2015
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

This presentation examines rapid internationalization of information-, knowledge- and technology-intensive firms, relying heavily on Web 2.0’s interactive capabilities to internationalize intensively while staying at home. 

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Senior Lender Control Rights and the Pricing of Corporate Bonds

Lynette Purda, Ph.D., CFA
Associate Professor and RBC Fellow of Finance
Queen's Business School
Queen's University

Friday, September 25, 2015
10:00 to 11:30
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

We examine how the pricing of corporate debt is influenced by the frictions arising from creditor conflicts and power imbalances.

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Consumers, Food and Sustainability: Focus on Food Waste Concern

Lucie Sirieix, Ph.D.
Professor of Marketing
International Center for Higher Education in Agricultural Sciences
Montpellier SupAgro (France)

Friday, May 8, 2015
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Food sustainability and more precisely the question of food waste are increasing subjects of debate.

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The Moral Background: An Inquiry into the History of Business Ethics

Gabriel Abend, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
New York University

Friday, April 24, 2015
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

In recent years, many disciplines have become interested in the scientific study of morality. However, a conceptual framework for this work is still lacking. In The Moral Background, Gabriel Abend develops just such a framework and uses it to investigate the history of business ethics in the United States from the 1850s to the 1930s.

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International Observatory on Sustainable Development in SMEs®: Results and Outlooks

Jean-Marie Courrent, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of management and entrepreneurship
University of Montpellier (France)

Friday, March 27, 2015
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Sustainable development (SD) is the pursuit of a development which is viable, livable and equitable in the long term while taking into account the firm's profitability, its social development while protecting and managing natural resources.

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Commercializing University and Government Science: Developing “Eco-value Propositions” for Technologies That Would Otherwise Sit on the Shelf

Jeremy Hall, Ph.D.
Professor
Beedie School of Business
Simon Fraser University

Friday, February 27, 2015
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

A key challenge for any new technology is to provide a value proposition for industry and investors, which can be particularly challenging in established markets with well-entrenched incumbents such as forestry and agriculture.

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The Power of One's Thoughts: A Look Inside the Executive Mind to Promote Effectiveness, Innovation, and Well-Being

Steven G. Rogelberg, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Organizational Science, Management, and Psychology
University of North Carolina - Charlotte

Friday, February 6, 2015
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

To successfully lead organizations, individuals first must be able to lead themselves, and internal dialogues known as self-talk resides at the heart of this process.

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MRSS Events - 2014

Do International Investors Enhance Private Firm Value?

This seminar is organized in partnership with the CPA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre's Distinguished Speaker Series.

Douglas Cumming, J.D., Ph.D., CFA
Professor in Finance and Entrepreneurship
Ontario Research Chair in Economics and Cross-Cultural Studies
Schulich School of Business
York University

Friday, November 21, 2014
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

We examine the impact of international venture capital investors on private firm success spanning 69 countries over the years 1995-2010.

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Entrepreneurship and Family (in) Business: An Oxymoron?

Allan Discua Cruz, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (IEED)
School of Management, Lancaster University

Thursday, October 30, 2014
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

To date most research about entrepreneurship in the family business context has concentrated on individuals or the firm per se. This seminar will review recent findings on how we can appreciate the overlap between the fields of entrepreneurship and family business.

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Explaining the Phenomenon of Over-Requirement in Software Development: Three Experiments Investigating Behavioral Effects

Nava Pliskin, Ph.D.
Full Professor
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Ben-Gurion University (Israel)

Monday, September 29, 2014
13:30 to 15:30
Desmarais Building
DMS 4130

One of the major risks associated with software development is related to the phenomenon of Over-Requirement. Also known as over-specification and gold-plating, Over-Requirement is manifested when a product or a service is specified beyond the actual needs of the customer or the market.

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Doing Well by Doing Good Well: The Differential Impact of CSR Depth and Breadth of Firm Financial Performance

Daina Mazutis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor in Strategy, Leadership and Ethics
International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

In the domain of corporate social responsibility (CSR), researchers have been urged to move beyond the question of ‘whether CSR pays’ to demonstrating ‘how CSR pays’. To address this question, I measure the financial implications of a firm’s choice to participate in stakeholder and social issues in terms of both the depth and breadth of their CSR engagement.

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Farm Entrepreneurs Managing for Success: Continual Innovation to Meet Challenges

Robert J. MacGregor, Ph.D.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

A series of ethnographic workshops for 4 different commodity sectors were conducted to collect longitudinal data linking management decisions contributing to success over time. Key elements to farm management were discussed in each workshop to allow for comparison over the sectors.

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Entrepreneurial Learning and Business Strategies in the New Zealand Wine Industry

David Crick, Ph.D.
Professor - International Entrepreneurship
School of Marketing and International Business
Victoria University of Wellington

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

This study reports on an investigation involving selected business activities of independently-owned New Zealand vineyards and is positioned at the marketing/ entrepreneurship interface. The aim is to investigate how entrepreneurial learning impacted on planning and strategies among owner/ managers with lifestyle in comparison to growth oriented objectives.

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Product Market Competition and the Financing of New Ventures

Jean-Etienne De Bettignies, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Queen's School of Business
Queen's University

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
13:30 to 15:30
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

This paper examines the interaction between venture risk, product market competition and entrepreneurs' choice between bank financing and venture capital (VC) financing. Under bank financing, a debt-type contract emerges as optimal, which allows the entrepreneur to retain full control of the venture and thus yields strong effort incentives, as long as she can service the debt repayment; but leads to liquidation in case of default, making the venture's success quite sensitive to exogenous, even temporary shocks that may hinder debt repayment.

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MRSS Events - 2013

Balancing both Internal and External Organizational Legitimacy: Challenges for Managers and Entrepreneurs

Benson Honig, Ph.D.
Teresa Cascioli Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership
DeGroote School of Business
McMaster University

Friday, December 13, 2013
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Scholarship has essentially overlooked how legitimacy emerges and evolves within new organizations, particularly from an internal perspective; moreover, the relationship between internal and external legitimacy remains underexplored. In this research, we seek to understand how both internal and external legitimacy emerge and how they interact to shape organizational emergence and evolution.

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Protecting Property Rights in Canada: Institutional Landscape and Implications for Managers of Knowledge Intensive Firms

Namatié Traoré, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor
Telfer School of Management

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

As economies become more and more knowledge-based and as countries as well as firms’ competitive advantage is more and more pegged on their ability to create (innovate) and protect their innovations, protecting intellectual properties has become a central element of any national economic development policy.

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Technology Transfer: An International Open System Model

Emanuele Fiore, Ph.D.
Scientific Attaché - Embassy of Italy in Canada
Technologist - Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Polimers (ICTP) of the Italian National Research Council (NRC)
Professor of Economics and Management - University of Naples Federico II

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

One of the factors of competitiveness of our country is certainly the ability to support innovation and intensify the industrial research; small firms are weak in terms of innovation and contributions of State for research decrease significantly.

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Strategic Entrepreneurship and Small Firm Growth in Ghana

Paul Robson, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair in Strategy/Entrepreneurship
School of Management
Royal Holloway, University of London

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Using concepts derived from strategic entrepreneurship we discuss small firm growth models and investigate the determinants of small firm growth in Ghana.

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Global Bio-Nano Firms: Exploiting the Confluence of Technologies

Elicia Maine, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Beedie School of Business
Simon Fraser University

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Elicia Maine will discuss her findings from a sample of over 200 firms active in the emerging global bio-nano sector. The firms engaged in bio-nano research and development span the range from start-up firm to multinational pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, and electronics firms: two thirds of bio-nano firms are relatively young and relatively small.

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Embedded Entrepreneurship in the Creative Re-construction of Place

Sarah Jack, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development
Management School
Lancaster University

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

This paper focuses on the ways in which entrepreneurs engage with and on behalf of place and community. Drawing on the ideas of embeddedness and value transfer across spheres, we develop an appreciation of how the relationship between entrepreneurs and communities influences entrepreneurial practices and outcomes.

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Challenges of Studying and Managing Project Teams: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

François Chiocchio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Université de Montréal

Friday, February 8, 2013
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Projects, as a way of organizing work, and teams, as a way of organizing employees, have become ubiquitous in organizations. Factors contributing to this increase include the globalization of markets, organizations' adaptation and response to change, increased needs for innovation and the increased rates of product replacement cycles.

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Collaborative Trends in the Biomedical Sciences: Facilitators, and Outcomes for Academic Researchers

Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Geography
State University of New York - Buffalo

Friday, January 25, 2013
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Collaboration among university researchers is examined to understand how specific characteristics of networking associate with research outcomes, innovation, and academic entrepreneurship. A related goal of the study is to analyze outcomes of different types of collaboration of academic researchers with industry partners.

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MRSS Events - 2012

Renegotiating Psychological Contracts: I Made You Millions and You Paid Me Pennies!

Scott C. Ensign, Ph.D.
Dobson Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Policy)
Laurier School of Business & Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University

Thursday, November 15, 2012
14:00 to 16:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Building on Thompson & Hart (2006) we take a psychological contract as a “set of perceived, but unwritten, obligations” that are accepted. Obligations shape behaviour and influence evaluations of fairness and integrity. In this paper we explore ethical conduct and the moral basis for contract re-examination when no legal basis exists to do so.

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External Knowledge Sourcing in Biotechnology through Acquisition versus Alliance: A KBV Approach

Sofy Carayannopoulos, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Laurier School of Business & Economics
Wilfrid Laurier University

Thursday, September 21, 2012
14:00 to 16:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Knowledge sourcing is important for firms, especially in fast-paced industries. However, few studies explore the effects of knowledge-based predictors on the comparative choice of employing acquisitions versus alliances for sourcing external knowledge.

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The Multi-Dimensional Performances of Incubators: Validating a Specific Evaluation Model

Chaffik Bakkali
Ph.D. Candidate
Montpellier 1 University

Thursday, May 3, 2012
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Evaluating the performance of incubators is currently the subject of increasing debate. After a review of the literature on the subject, we will highlight the current lack of clarity around how incubators are evaluated. This can be explained by the difficulty to be found in defining relevant performance indicators.

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Promoting Innovation through Canada’s HealthBiotechnology Collaboration with China?

Halla Thorsteinsdóttir, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto

Thursday, March 29, 2012
14:00 to 16:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

China has risen rapidly to become one of the most prolific publishers of international peer reviewed scientific publications. It has also been cultivating an active private sector development in science intensive fields.

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Antecedents of Entrepreneurial Decision-Making Processes: A Tale of Two Studies

Alexander McKelvie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Whitman School of Management
Syracuse University

Thursday, March 15, 2012
14:00 to 16:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Recent research has begun to demonstrate two differing approaches to how entrepreneurs make decisions: effectuation and causation. These two processes represent diverse ways of thinking about developing and exploiting opportunities for potential new innovations, frequently illustrated by an internally-focused organic approach vs. a competitively focused deliberate planning approach.

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Relational and Structural Elements of Entrepreneurial Orientation Formation

Dirk De Clercq, Ph.D.
Professor of Management
Faculty of Business
Brock University

Friday, February 17, 2012
10:00 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

This study considers the mediating role of internal knowledge sharing in the relationship between two critical aspects of intra-firm social capital (trust and goal congruence) and entrepreneurial orientation (EO), as well as how this role might be moderated by the firm’s level of formalization.

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Can Social Media Redefine the Online Music Industry? A Look at Shared Social Responsibility and Shared Value.

Geneviève Bassellier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Desautels Faculty of Management
McGill University

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
14:00 to 16:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Over the past several years, technology has had a significant impact on the music industry. As an information good, songs can be reproduced by virtually anyone at zero marginal cost.

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MRSS Events - 2011

Risk, Balanced Skills and Entrepreneurship

Simon Parker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship
Director, Entrepreneurship Cross-Enterprise Centre
Richard Ivey School of Business
The University of Western Ontario

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
14:00 to 16:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

This paper proposes that risk aversion encourages individuals to invest in balanced skill profiles, making them more likely to become entrepreneurs.  

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How Firm Strategies Influence the Architecture of Transaction Networks

Jianxi Luo, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Researcher
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
10:30 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

In the context of business ecosystems, hierarchy is an architectural property that refers to the degree to which transactions proceed in a single direction, from “upstream” to “downstream.” It is often assumed that a unidirectional flow of goods in a value chain implies a corresponding hierarchy in the transaction networks of firms participating in the chain.  

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A Sport Business Research Agenda

Norm O'Reilly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Human Kinetics
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Ottawa

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
11:30 to 13:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

The research discipline of sport management, spawned in Faculties of physical education and kinesiology around North America, is fast becoming of interest to business schools, which – from elite business schools such as Stanford to 100’s to hybrid program partnerships between bus schools and human kinetics schools – are launching programs, developing research institutes and offering executive education in the area.  

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Global Innovation Networks – Scopes and Drivers: Preliminary Findings from an Ongoing EU Project

Heidi Wiig Aslesen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Innovation and Economic Organisation
Norwegian School of Management (BI)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
10:30 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

It is commonly argued that we are witnessing a shift from global production networks, driven by the search for lower cost production sites and market access, to global innovation networks (GINs), driven by the search for technological complementarities. However, these networks are highly differentiated across firms and sectors.  

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Innovation Ambidexterity, Firm Size and Performance

Stewart Thornhill, Ph.D.
Professor
Richard Ivey School of Business
The University of Western Ontario

Friday, January 14, 2011
10:30 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

During this seminar, Mr. Stewart Thornhill will present his study which examines whether or not the consequences of innovative ambidexterity are contingent on firm size.  

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MRSS Events - 2010

Current Research and Trends in the Angel Investor Market

Jeffrey E. Sohl, Ph.D.
Professor
Whittemore School of Business and Economics
University of New Hampshire

 

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
15:00 to 17:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

High growth entrepreneurial ventures have been one of the major sources of job creation over the last 25 years. These firms hold the greatest potential for innovation, moving ideas from the laboratory to the marketplace and sustainable economic development.  

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Globalization from the Margins: Social and Spatial Dimensions of Entrepreneurship in Isolated Places

Nathan Young, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Ottawa

Friday, December 10, 2010
10:30 to 12:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Economic development in marginalized places has always been difficult. Small- and medium-sized businesses in particular must contend with distance and isolation, a lack of financial resources, supply issues, limited technology, constrained labour markets, and (frequently) powerful and entrenched corporate interests.  

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UK SMEs' Internationalisation Strategies: A Longitudinal Study of International Market De-Selection and Re-Selection Decisions

David Crick, Ph.D.
Professor of International Business
Victoria University (Wellington, New Zealand)

Thursday, September 16, 2010
14:30 to 16:00
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

A large body of research has existed for some time concerning issues affecting firms’ internationalisation strategies.

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Searching for Clues: A Process Theory of Exploratory Product Innovation

Deborah Dougherty, Ph.D.
Management and Global Business
Rutgers Business School
Rutgers - the State University of New Jersey

Friday, March 26, 2010
11:30 to 13:30
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

Research on learning for innovation finds that exploratory product innovation is vital for many organizations, but does not explain the social practices that constitute this capability.

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A Theoretical Study of the R&D Intensity and some of its Implications

Tom Brzustowski, Ph.D.
RBC Financial Group Professor in the Commercialization of Innovation
Telfer School of Management
University of Ottawa

Friday, January 29, 2010
11:30 to 13:30
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170

The ratio of a company's R&D expenditures to its sales revenues is called the R&D intensity (RDI). It turns out that the RDI is a useful indicator of several aspects of the business activities of a company that spends on R&D.

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MRSS Events - 2009

Experience Goods: A New Problem for Innovation Theory

Richard Hawkins, Ph.D.
Canada Research Chair in the Social Context of Technology
Faculty of Communication & Culture
University of Calgary

Friday, December 11, 2009

Over more than half a century, Schumpeter’s basic theory that economic growth is induced by innovation and entrepreneurship has undergone significant development and transformation.  

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Innovation activities of MNEs in China: Empirical evidence from the German automobile, chemical and electronics

Javier Revilla Diez, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Economic Geography
Universität Hannover (Hannover, Germany)


Friday, November 27, 2009

Nowadays, China has become an attractive place to set up foreign Research and Development (R&D) facilities. The reasons for this differ. On the one hand, there are market- and cost-related motives that make China an ideal place for R&D, while on the other hand, there are technology-oriented motives for companies to undertake R&D activities in China.  

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A Look at the Field of Entrepreneurship: Conferences as a Measure of Activity

Andrew Zacharakis, Ph.D.
Professor
John H. Muller, Jr. Chair in Entrepreneurship
Babson College

Friday, October 23, 2009

His chat will focus on the value of academic conferences, not only as a venue that highlights current research trends, but also as a forum to build networks.  

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The Influence of Marketing and R&D Spending on Firm Growth

Moren Levesque, Ph.D.
Professor
Schulich School of Business
York University

Friday, September 25, 2009

This presentation investigates firm growth by considering the laws of motion of marketing and R&D stocks. We use the concept of balanced growth to specify a production function where the rates of growth in the production factors and revenues are directly proportional.  

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Crisis and Opportunity: The New Case for a Canadian Auto Sector

Mr. Scott Paterson
President
DriveNorth (Ottawa)

Friday, February 13, 2009

This paper examines the possibility of Canada creating an indigenous auto sector in the light of dynamic and continuing changes in the American auto sector. The presentation will be informal and generalist in its approach to the question.  

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The Impact of Ownership and Control on Innovation in the U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry

Phillip Phan, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Dean
The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

Thursday, March 5, 2009

The study to be presented explores the impact of ownership and control on innovation over a 5-year period for 86 publicly listed pharmaceutical firms.  

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Export Intensity, Human Capital and Business Ownership Experience

Paul Robson, Ph.D.
Reader in Entrepreneurship
Durham University (England)

Friday, March 27, 2009

This presentation examines whether human capital, particularly prior business ownership experience, is associated with the opportunity exploitation outcome relating to the intensity of exporting.  

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Evaluating SBU Heterogeneity: Comparing the Miles and Snow Strategic Framework against Alternative Quantitative Modeling Approaches

Anthony Di Benedetto, Ph.D.
Marketing and Senior Washburn Research Fellow
Fox School of Business and Management
Temple University, and
Visiting Professor
International Entrepreneurship

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (The Netherlands)

Friday, May 1, 2009

The Miles' Snow (1978) strategic typology has been widely adopted in the marketing and management strategy literatures and has stood the test of time. According to this model, SBUs of different strategic types compete and succeed by consistently implementing certain types of strategies.  

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Innovation and Business Strategy: Why Canada Falls Short

Peter Nicholson, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Council of Canadian Academies
Member of the Order of Canada

Friday , May 22, 2009

The Expert Panel on Business Innovation first met in November 2007 a time when the Toronto Stock Exchange index was nudging 14 000 oil was close to $100 a barrel, the Canadian dollar was above par with the U.S. dollar, economic growth was solid and the unemployment rate was at a multi euro decade low.  

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