Nearly 150 students, alumni, faculty and staff attended Schulich’s second Research Day to celebrate the work of faculty, post-doctoral and PhD students on Jan. 28.
The Schulich School of Business Dean’s Research Impact Award for Lifetime Achievement was presented to Wade Cook, professor of operations management and information systems and Shaw Professor of Management Science. Cook’s research is aimed at developing decision support tools for modelling performance and identifying best practice in organizations.
Douglas Cumming, professor in finance and entrepreneurship and Ontario Research Chair in Economics and Cross Cultural Studies, received the Dean’s Research Impact Award for Emerging Leader. Cumming was recognized for his research accomplishments, his commitment to fostering relationships in the research community and for advancing Schulich’s international reputation for research excellence. Cumming’s research spans law and finance, public policy, entrepreneurial finance, venture capital, private equity, IPOs, hedge funds, exchange regulation and surveillance.
A gallery in Schulich’s CIBC Marketplace showcased 27 posters highlighting research on topics ranging from “Gender Diversity and Securities Fraud” to “Accountability, Performativity, and the Ethical Self.” Researchers were available to elaborate on their research and answer questions.
Later, a panel discussion on “Research Frontiers at Schulich: Past, Present and Future” followed a keynote speech by Dirk Matten, associate dean, research, and Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility.
“Schulich faculty have done an absolutely fabulous job to ensure that our credibility as a school is deeply rooted in world leading research contributions,” Matten said. Associate Marketing Professor Markus Giesler, who co-ordinates the Marketing PhD program, moderated the panel discussion between Eileen Fischer, who is professor of marketing, Tanenbaum Chair in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise; Gareth Morgan, Distinguished Research Professor and professor of organization studies; Geoffrey Kistruck, associate professor and Binns Chair in Entrepreneurship; and Irene Henriques, professor of sustainability and economics. The panellists shared memories of their years at Schulich and discussed plans to continue to transform the way management research is conducted at the school.
Giesler and Anton Siebert, a Schulich doctoral student visiting from Witten/Herdecke University in Germany, won the Best Poster Award for “Emotional Consumption Systems and the Glocalization of Romantic Love,” which explores the market shaping of emotions.
“While we know much about emotions as motivators and outcomes of consumption, we know little about why consumers express and manage their emotions in certain ways and not in others,” Siebert said. “Research Day has demonstrated how exciting the excellent research at Schulich is, and has inspired many new thoughts about my own work.”
Schulich has been a research leader throughout the school’s 50 years. Corporate Knights magazine has ranked Schulich one of the top three schools in the world for research in responsible business and Bloomberg BusinessWeek rated Schulich among the top five schools in the world outside the United States in its ‘Intellectual Capital’ category.