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Supervisors and Research Opportunities

Though it is not required to secure a supervisor to apply to the MSc (Mgt) Program, applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the research streams available in their selected MSc (Mgt) major. Be sure to mention your research interests in your Letter of Intent.

The table below provides information on current Dhillon School of Business professors' research/teaching areas.

Faculty Member Teaching/Major Area Research Area(s)
Carnaghan, Carla Accounting earnings management; financial and related disclosure; the effect of alternative means of information respresentation/organization on managerial decision makeing; financial literacy
Gonzalez, George
(Calgary Campus)
Accounting experimental research, accounting information systems
Kopp, Lori Accounting judgement and decision making of accountants and auditors; accounting education
Li, Yutao
(Calgary ampus)
Accounting corporate disclosure policy and information enviroment, debt contracting, banking regulation, corporate governance, international business
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 practices for not-for-profit
Smith, James Accounting experimental research, financial reporting, judgement and decision making
Thomas, Stuart Accounting participative budgeting, budgetary slack, and the effects of various pay schemes on performance and work standard setting
Alam, Shamsul Finance contingent claims analysis, modeling and testing;quantiative methods and forecasting
Asem, Ebenezer Finance effects of trading hours on market variables; modeling of fat-tailed distributions; accuracy of the value-at-risk of financial assets, demand and stock returns
Baulkaran, Vishaal Finance executive compensation, ownership structure, dividend policy, managerial entrenchment, earnings announcements, market dynamics and other areas of corporate governance and corporate finance

Shao, Pei 
(Calgary
Campus)

Finance financial intermediate, syndicated loan market, secondary loan market, corporate finance, corporate governance, IPO, mergers and acquisitions
Tian, Gloria
(Calgary Campus)
Finance corporate finance, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, financial regulations, international business, social networks
Yalamova-Usher, Rossitsa Finance time series analysis; multi fractals; asset pricing; contingent claims
Ansari, Mahfooz HRM and Organizational Studies, International Mgt. leader-member exchange (LMX); social power and influence; cross-cultural aspects of leadership and influence; consequences of fair/unfair organizational practices
Perlow, Richard HRM & Organizarional Behaviour individual differences in learning and performance, acquisition and performance of complex tasks, and counterproductive behaviour
Shin, DJ HRM & Organizarional Behaviour strategic HRM, international HRM, interpersonal relationships, diversity
Williams-Whitt, Kelly HRM, Organizational Behaviour, Labour relations disability management in the workplace; labour relations; labour and employment laws(privacy,human rights,duty of fair representation); the impact of labour policies and collective agreements on workers
Wishloff, Jim
(Edmonton Campus)
HRM & Organizational Behaviour responsible organizations; ethical exemplars; philosophical graound of ethics in economics
Kelley, Helen Information Systems end-user computing, end-user training and learning, computer self-efficacy and attribution theory, methodological issues, and IS adoption and deffusion; e-health
Escobar, Luis Int. Mgt & Policy/Strategy the subsidiary-parent company relationship to better understand the sources of environmental capabilities within the multinational enterprise;
social and environmental strategic investment from corporate philanthropy
Lupton, Nathaniel Interntional Mgt foreign direct investment, internationalization processes,managing in transitioning ecomomies, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, institutional enterpreneurship, income inequality, network organization, evolutionary theorizing
Basil, Debra Marketing consumer attitude and affect, non-profit & cause-related marketing, social marketing, volunteerism
Basil, Mike Marketing social marketing, especially in the areas of food choice and health promotion, advertising and celebrity ethics
Deshpande, Sameer Marketing social marketing, cause-related marketing, responsible alcohol use, social marketing in India
Drollinger, Tanya Marketing interpersonal communication in business to business sales and consumer behaviour of donors to non-profits as well as tradtitional consumer behaviour
Mesler, Rhiannon
(Calgary Campus)
Marketing consumer prosocial and antisocial behaviour including: micro-lending, charitable giving and volunteerism, ethical consuption, gender bias in consumer prosocial behaviour, pro-environmental consumer
Howie, Katharine
(Calgary Campus)
Marketing social marketing, emotions, cause-related marketing, health promotion, charitable behaviour
Wymer, Walter Marketing web site study of nonprofit organizations and pharmaceutical companies; volunteerism and leadership of high sensation seekers; audience effects for cause marketing advertising; market inclusion in nonprofit management curricula of US programs; volunteerism marketing
Bao, YJ
(Calgary Campus)
Policy & Strategy decision makeing under extreme conditions, some derivative research topics include crisis leadership, international technology transfer, and cross cultural executive study
Derry, Robbin
 (Calgary Campus)
Policy & Strategy corporate social responsibility, supply chain social activism, stakeholder networks, 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
MacDonald, Adriane Policy & Strategy cross-sector social partnerships, multi-stakeholder partnerships, partnership governance, cross-sector competencies, sustainable development, community sustainability plan implementation, sustainability outcomes, corporate social responsibility, mindfulness in cross-sector social partnerships
Olson, Brad Policy & Strategy executive decision making; executive power and strategic choice; cross cultural executive studies
Runté, Mary Policy & Strategy work-family; critical perpectives on business history, nonprofit management, ethics and social responsibility
Usher, John Policy & Strategy 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

 

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