The Schulich School of Business at York University hosted its biennial event, Research Day, in the newly opened Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building on March 28, with alumni, faculty and staff across the University in attendance to celebrate the top-calibre research of faculty and doctoral students.
Schulich’s Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business kicked off the celebration in the morning with an Editor’s Panel, which featured four distinguished researchers: Robert Phillips, a professor of strategic management and public policy and the George R. Gardiner Professor in Business Ethics; Dirk Matten, a professor of strategy and the Hewlett-Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility; Marcia Annisette, associate dean of students and program director of the Master of Accounting; and Geoffrey Kistruck, an associate professor and the Ron Binns Chair in Entrepreneurship.
The panellists spoke about their experiences as coaches and editors as well as gatekeepers, field-shapers and bad-news-bearers. PhD students also attended the event and had many takeaway points relating to best practices in the submission process.
Guests were invited to a thought-provoking afternoon panel, followed by an engaging Q-and-A session.
In the afternoon, guests listened to the panel discussion, “Moving Beyond Pure Profit Maximization: Navigating the Human Side of Business,” led by Kam Phung, a Schulich PhD candidate in organization studies, which featured: Ela Veresiu, an assistant professor of marketing; Adam Diamant, an assistant professor of operations management and information systems; Brent Lyons, an assistant professor of organization studies; and Mariam Humayun, a Schulich PhD candidate in marketing.
The Research Day celebration offered a tour, showcasing cutting-edge research with real-world implications for today’s business leaders. This year’s gallery featured 36 posters, which covered a wide range of topics in both traditional and emerging areas. Researchers were on hand to elaborate on their poster presentations and engage with audience members.
Schulich Dean Dezsö J. Horváth recognized Schulich faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in research by presenting the Dean’s Research Impact Awards. Matten was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Theodore Noseworthy, an associate professor of marketing, Canada Research Chair in Entrepreneurial Innovation and the Public Good, and scientific director of the NOESIS Lab, was presented with the Emerging Leader Award.
“Schulich’s faculty members are among the most innovative scholars in the world, conducting breakthrough research in a wide range of business fields,” said Horváth. “Our faculty’s work has been recognized externally through editorial appointments to top journals across a wide range of disciplines, through research grants and through numerous research awards. Since 2011, they have received close to 90 academic honours, including best paper awards and book awards. During the past decade alone, Schulich faculty members have published more than 120 books and close to 1,400 journal articles – many of these in top-tier academic journals.”
The event closed with an academic excellence reception in honour of this year’s award recipients where the winners of the Best Poster Prize was announced. The prize went to Gulay Taltekin Guzel in the PhD category for her poster titled “When a House Can’t Be Your Home: How Markets Manage Supply Scarcity,” and to Grant Packard in the Faculty category for his poster titled “How Language Shapes Cultural Success.”