Research Interests

Faculty Name Teaching Area Research Area Theory

Alam, Shamsul


Contingent claims analysis; modelling and testing; quantitative methods and forecasting.

Amelinckx, Andrea International Management

Cross-cultural management, international law & policy, gender relations.

Ansari, Mahfooz HRM and Organizational Studies, International Management

Leader-member exchange (lmx); social power and influence; cross-cultural aspects of leadership and influence; consequences of fair/unfair organizational practices.

Interactionism and social exchange theories.
Asem, Ebenezer Finance

Effects of trading hours on market variables; modeling of fat-tailed distributions; the accuracy of the value-at-risk of financial assets; demand and stock returns.

Bao, YJ Policy/Strategy

Decision making under extreme conditions; some derivative research topics include crisis leadership (decision making under crisis); international technology transfer (judgement improvement via tacit knowledge learning), cross cultural executive study.

Basil, Debra Marketing

Consumer attitude and affect; non-profit and cause-related marketing; social marketing; volunteerism.

Self-efficacy, empathy, guilt, helping behaviour.

Basil, Michael Marketing

Social marketing, especially in the area of health promotion; advertising and advertising effects; message processing and tobacco promotion.

Celebrity identification; self-efficacy; theory of planned behavior.
Bello, Roberto Marketing

Integration of emotional, social, and cultural dimensions into product/service and corporate marketing strategies, including the development of culture/emotion-based branding and how marketers interact with not only consumers, but also a broader range of societal constituents such as consumer activists and NGOs.

Carnaghan, Carla Accounting

Antecedents of e-business adoption and e-business's impact on firm performance, earnings management and tax planning; factors influencing financial disclosure decisions by managers; the effect of alternative means of information representation/ organization on managerial decision making.

Agency theory, some concepts from economics and finance (e.g. information asymmetry, efficient markets hypothesis); accountability and impression management; various aspects of decision making and cognition (information representation, attention, heuristics and biases).

Derry, Robbin Policy/Strategy, Responsible Management & Business Ethics

Corporate social responsibility; supply chain social activism; stakeholder networks; intersectoral alliances; strategic trust and distrust, environmental protection strategies; tobacco company philanthropy; public health and tobacco industry wars; strategies of activists; the defeat of medicare privatization in Alberta; the development of social purchasing portals.

A broad view of stakeholder theory; social movements; institutional theory; moral reasoning, values, justice; environmental stewardship; feminist perspectives.
Deshpande, Sameer Marketing

Social marketing; cause-related marketing; responsible alcohol use; social marketing in India.

Health behavioral models (theory of planned behavior, health belief model); brand communities.
Drollinger, Tanya Marketing

Interpersonal communication in business-to-business sales and consumer behavior of donors to non-profits as well as traditional consumer behavior.

Escobar, Luis Policy & Strategy

Subsidiary role; green capabilities; sustainable development pressures; social issues; competitive advantage in multinational enterprises; centres of better practices.

Stakeholder theory; resource base view; transaction cost.
Hunter, Gordon Information Systems

Multi-generational small business; recruitment and retention of medical doctors; cross-cultural investigations; effective development and implementation of information systems (IS) with emphasis on the personnel component; the role of chief information officer; use of IS by small business.

Qualitative perspective employing grounded theory method. Approaches to research include personal construct theory and the repertory grid technique; narrative inquiry and the long interview technique. One on one interviews are based upon the repertory grid technique or an interview protocol based upon the long interview technique.
Jarvie, Deborah Taxation

Optimizing the balance between alternative forms of governmental tax policy, regulations and decentralized decision-making for sustainable water management.

Kelley, Helen Information Systems

End-user computing; end-user training and learning; computer self-efficacy and attribution theory; methodological issues; IS adoption and diffusion; e-Health.

Social cognitive theory; self-efficacy theory; attribution theory.
Knapp, Joshua Organizational Behaviour

Psychological contracts, fairness, and identity.

Social exchange and social cognition.
Kopp, Lori Accounting

Judgement and decision making of accountants and auditors; accounting education.

Lindsay, Murray Accounting

Developing a research methodology appropriate to the study of organizations; developing a theory of management control applicable to contemporary management thought and scientific understanding in other fields of inquiry; implementing more appropriate governance and performance management practices in not-for-profit organizations.

Loewen, Pam Policy & Strategy

Interorganizational relations and organizational identity; narrative and other qualitative methods.

Notzke, Claudia Aboriginal Management; Natural Resources and Environmental Management; Tourism Development and Research

Aboriginal tourism development in Southern Alberta; Canadian and international indigenous tourism development.

Olson, Bradley Policy/Strategy

Executive decision making; executive power and strategic choice; cross-cultural executive studies.

Perlow, Richard Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour

Individual differences in learning and performance; acquisition and performance of complex tasks; counterproductive behaviour.

Runte, Mary Policy and Strategy/Social Responsibility

Work-family; critical perspectives on business history; nonprofit management; ethics and social responsibility.

Thomas, Stuart Accounting

Participative budgeting; budgetary slack; the effects of various pay schemes on performance and work standard setting; ethical decision making.

Usher, John Organization Theory / Strategy / Change / Social Responsibility

Organizational ecology - specifically niche-width theory; Strategic alliance formation; Complex adaptive systems; Institutionalization theory; Multi-unit organization strategy (franchises, chains); industrial strategy in emerging economies.


Williams, Bernard

Organizational Behaviour

Dynamics of organizational change.

Williams, Kelly Labour Relations

Disability management in the workplace; labour relations; labour land employment law (privacy, human rights, duty of fair representation); the impact of labour policies and collective agreements on workers.

Qualitative methods (grounded theory); social capital/social exchange theory; organizational justice theories and theories on the development and dissolution of trust.
Wishloff, Jim Organizational Behaviour

Responsible organizations; ethical exemplars; philosophical ground of ethics in economics.

Wymer, Walter Marketing

Website study of nonprofit organizations and pharmaceutical companies; volunteerism and leadership of high sensation seekers; audience effects for cause marketing advertising; marketing inclusion in nonprofit management curricula of US programs; volunteerism marketing.

Yalamova, Rossitsa Finance

Time series analysis; multi fractals; asset pricing; contingent claims.

Zahir, Sajjad Information Systems and Quantitative Management

Web technology and web applications; decision support systems; analytic hierarchy process (AHP), network simulations; multi-objective decision analysis.