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PhD & Research-Based Masters Programs Bulletin ISSUE 8.2 | JUNE 2014

Program Updates 2013/2014 Celebrating our students’ academic and research excellence! We are pleased to report that our current students have not only been active in their research productivity, but have also won many awards and scholarships such as the SSHRC, OGS, and the Travel and Research Award. For the 2014-2015 admissions cycle, we have awarded the Dean’s entrance scholarship to outstanding incoming domestic and international students in each PhD and research-based master’s program. With an increasing number of applications to our programs from last year, most of our fields are experiencing healthy growth. In addition, many highly qualified applicants have chosen to join us this coming September, including two SSHRC winners in MSc in Management: OB/HRM program. We are excited to have such high calibre students joining our programs in every field.

This issue of the bulletin shines a spotlight on the many accomplishments of our students. We hope that you will join us in celebrating their welldeserved success. Wishing you a safe and happy summer, - PhD & Research-Based Masters Programs Office

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Award Winners..………………………………………..2 Papers & Conference Presentations……….…….3 Graduates & Co-op Placements…………..………5

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Award Winners SSHRC Congratulations to the following students who have received the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) awards:

OGS 2014/2015 Congratulations to the following students who have received the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) for the 2014/2015 year: Alireza Azimian (PhD in O/SCM) Jon Kerr (PhD in Marketing) Kevin Melville (MABE) Dave Whiteside (PhD in OB/HRM)

Jon Kerr (PhD in Marketing), SSHRC 20142016

TRAVEL & RESEARCH AWARD Samantha Hancock (MSc in OB/HRM), September 2014 start Irene Kim (MSc in OB/HRM), September 2014 start

OTHER AWARD-WINNERS Congratulations to the following students who have won awards: Alireza Azimian (PhD in O/SCM) has received funding from the P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability at Laurier for his project with Dr. Hamid Noori, Implementing Sustainability through Governance of Contagion Risk in the Food Sector. He also won the Ontario Institute of PMAC Achievement of Excellence Scholarship. Jon Kerr (PhD in Marketing) became 2013 Consortium Fellow at the AMA Entrepreneurial Marketing SIG Doctoral Consortium in Boston, USA. Lisa Kuron (PhD in OB/HRM) has won 2014 Best Paper Award, Human Resources Division at the Administrative Science Association of Canada Annual Meeting, and Doctoral Institute Scholarship from 2014 Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. Christos Stathopoulos (MABE) has been granted the 2014 Finlay Award, which is an endowed scholarship established in memory of Professor John Finlay, a member of the Department of Economics from 1969-1992. Dave Whiteside (PhD in OB/HRM) was named the Graduate Students’ Association’s (GSA) Researcher of the Year.

The following students have received the Travel and Research Award from the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies: Alireza Azimian (PhD in O/SCM) Lisa Kuron (PhD in OB/HRM) Hamed Mehrabi (PhD in Marketing) Dave Whiteside (PhD in OB/HRM)

PROGRAM NEWS PRIME (Project on Research in International Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship) is funded by an SSHRC grant to support knowledge mobilization in International Entrepreneurship. Co-led by Nicole Coviello and Helena Yli-Renko (USC Marshall), the PRIME team is assessing over 700 multi-item measures from over 400 articles. The outcome of this project will be a Handbook of Multi-item Measures. The PRIME team consists of four doctoral students from the Marketing Area: Ken Chen

Hamed Mehrabi

Jon Kerr

Greg Tanguay

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Papers and Conference Presentations Leila Kamali Kamali, L. & Gill, T. (2014, May). When is Sustainability a Liability Versus an Asset in Hedonic Products. Paper Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Muskoka, ON, Canada.

Jon Kerr Kerr, J. & Coviello, N. (2013). Reconceptualizing the Dynamic Model of Effectuation. Paper Presentation at AMA Global Marketing & Entrepreneurship Interface Research Symposium, Boston, USA.

VISITING SCHOLARS Dr. Jin Gao (Shanghai Maritime University) has joined our School as a visiting professor (from December 2013 for 12 months) in the Economics department. Dr. Glen Gorman (PhD in Psychology, Laurier) has joined our School as a post-doctoral fellow (from March 2014 to December 2014) in Marketing & Consumer Behaviour to work with Dr. Tripat Gill in the Consumer Research Lab. Dr. Gorman’s fellowship is funded by SSHRC grants awarded to Dr. Tripat Gill and Dr. Zhenfeng Ma. Dr. Xi Chen (PhD in Management, New York University) has joined our School as a post-doctoral fellow (from April 2014) in the OB/HRM area to work with Dr. Laurie Barclay.

Lisa Kuron Lyons, S., & Kuron, L. (2013). Generational differences in the workplace: A review of the evidence and directions for future research. Journal of Organizational Behavior. DOI: 10.1002/job.1913 Kuron, L.K.J., Schweitzer, L., Lyons, S., & Ng, E.S.W. (2014, May). Careers profiled: Investigating differences in career behaviours and experiences. Conference Proceedings and Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Muskoka, ON, Canada. Winner of the Best Paper: Human Resources Division at the 2014 Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference. Kuron, L.K.J. & Taggar, S. (2014, May). The job search fair? The influence of justice perceptions on job seekers’ self-regulation. Conference Proceedings and Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Muskoka, ON, Canada.

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Dr. Jun Huang (Executive Director of MBA program and Assistant to the Dean, Southwest University) has joined our School as a visiting professor (from May 2014 to October 2014). Dr. Meltem Arat (Dokuz Eylul University) and Dr. Melih Arat (Yalova University) will be joining our School as visiting professors (from July 2014 for 12 months) with the P&G Centre for Business & Sustainability at Laurier to complete their work on a book on humanistic capitalism. Dr. Rui Zhang (Dean of Research Center for Accounting Development, School of Accounting, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics) will be joining our School as a visiting professor (from September 2014 to February 2015).

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Papers and Conference Presentations cont’d Lyons, S.T. & Kuron, L.K.J. (2014, May). Taking stock of generational differences: What’s next? Symposium at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Inc., Honolulu, HI, USA. Kuron, L.K.J. (2014, June). Let’s give them something to talk about: Integrating pop culture, social media and OB theories to facilitate intrinsic motivation. Presentation at the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Nashville, TN, USA.

David Lewis Lewis, D., Gill, T., & Ranaweera, C. (2014, May). Does Delegation Offer Relief from the Burden of Choosing? An Experiment on the Effect of Complexity and Delegation on Consumer Satisfaction with Investment Decisions. Poster Presentation at Boulder Summer Conference on Consumer Financial Decision Making, Boulder, CO, USA. Lewis, D. (2014, May). Case Study: Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation. Conference Proceedings and Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, Muskoka, ON, Canada.

Hamed Mehrabi Mehrabi, H. & Coviello, N. (2014, May). Institutional Effects on the Configuration of Market-Based Capabilities: A Conceptual Framework. Poster Presentation at the 2nd Annual Canadian Empirical and Theoretical Symposium in Marketing Strategy, Hamilton, ON, Canada.

Eman Nasr Nasr, E. & Noori, H. (2014, August). Process Innovation Propagation: Appropriating Supply Chain Innovation Returns. Conference Proceedings and Presentation in a Divisional Paper session at the 2014 Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Nasr, E. & Noori, H. (2014, May). Building Distinctive Innovative Capability for Supply Chains: The Role of Relational Governance. Presentation at the Technology Innovation and Industrial Management, Seoul, Korea.

Adrian Tan Noori, H. & Tan, A. (2014, July). A study to determine appropriate configuration structures in transient collaboration networks. Conference Proceedings and Presentation at the 21st International Annual EurOMA Conference, Palermo, Italy.

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Congratulations, Graduates! The following students graduated in the Spring 2014 convocation. Congratulations on this major accomplishment! Sundip Dhanial (MABE)

Kristen Saguil (MABE)

Andrew Doudnikov (MABE)

David Smerd (MABE)

Cameron Fortier (MABE) Yu Fu (MFin Co-op)

Srisharavanan Thanabalasingam (MABE)

Xinyi Guo (MFin Co-op)

Zhiyuan Xiao (MFin Co-op)

Dylan Hsu (MFin Co-op)

Leo Xu (MFin Co-op)

Lelan Jiang (MFin Co-op)

Daniel Yan (MFin Co-op)

Sivakanthan Karunakanthan (MABE)

DISSERTATION DEFENCE Saba Sharih (OB/HRM) has successfully defended her doctoral dissertation. Congratulations to Saba for this major accomplishment!

DISSERTATION PROPOSAL DEFENCE Hosein Nooriaan (FE) has successfully defended his dissertation proposal. Congratulations to Hosein for his hard work and success!

Co-op Placements The following students are currently on their co-op term: Zechuan Deng (MABE), Employment and Social Development Canada James Fudurich (MABE), Bank of Canada Piaoxia Lai (MFin), Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan

COMPREHENSIVE EXAM NEWS Justin Mindzak (Accounting) has successfully completed his comprehensive exams for the PhD in Management. He will now proceed to working on his doctoral dissertation proposals.

Xinyu Li (MFin), Ministry of Economic Development, Trade & Employment Jing Luo (MFin), Validus Research Inc. Di Meng (MFin), International Opportunity Wentao Shi (MABE), Fidelity Investments Canada Christos Stathopoulos (MABE), BMO Financial Group Ali Syed (MABE), Ministry of Agriculture and Food Cory Timmons (MABE), Employment and Social Development Canada Yanling Tu (MFin), Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Elizabeth Vickers (MABE), Ministry of Finance Zinan Wang (MFin), International Opportunity Zequan Yan (MFin), Ministry of Agriculture and Food Mengjia Zhu (MFin), Ontario Education Collaborative Marketplace

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