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PhD & Research-based Masters Programs Bulletin ISSUE 7.1 | DECEMBER 2012

Program Updates 2013/2014 Applications are currently being accepted We are currently accepting applications for all PhD & Research-based Masters Programs for the 2013-2014 cohort! The early application deadline is January 15, 2013. We will continue to accept qualified applications after this date based on space availability in the program. To date, we have received over 1,300 inquiries about our programs from applicants across the globe. On the inside pages of this bulletin, you will find some demographic statistics on each of the SBE PhD & Research-based Masters Programs. The statistics represent the current cohorts’ profiles, providing the breakdown of gender, citizenship and education background. The stats demonstrates the diversity of students in our programs. We would like to welcome aboard the new Program Co-ordinator for the SBE PhD & Research-based Masters Programs, Amanda Kristensen. In addition, we would

like to thank Winona Phachanla for all of her hard work and various contributions to the office over the past few months. Best wishes for the new year, - PhD & Research-based Masters Programs Office

INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Our Graduates.............................................. 2 Student Awards & Accomplishments .... 2 | 3 Conference Presentations.......................... 4 Laurier EMTM .............................................. 5 MABE Corner ............................................... 5

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SBE PHD & RESEARCH BASED MASTERS PROGRAMS | BULLETIN | DECEMBER 2012

Congratulations MSc’12 graduates! MASTERS OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT Lu Gao | Annika Hillebrandt | Sheng Gao | Teodora Trifan Annika Hillebrandt MSc’12 | PhD Student

Congratulations to Annika who was the recipient of the Gold Medal for Academic Excellence! This award celebrates Annika’s outstanding achievements in the MSc in Management: OB/HRM program.  Her Major Research Paper analyzed how observing others’ emotions can influence an employee’s own fairness perceptions in the workplace. Annika is now in the PhD in Management: OB/HRM program.

Emily (Lu) Gao, who completed her MSc in Management: Supply Chain Management, is currently working at Lalvani Logistics Inc. as a Modelling Optimization Specialist.

Teodora Carmen Trifan has joined the PhD in Management: OB/HRM program. Her current research is a continuation of her MSc major research paper, investigating whether disappointment mediates the relationship between unmet expectations and organizational outcomes. She is pursuing her research with professors Amy Christie and Greg Irving. 

PHD IN MANAGEMENT CLASS PROFILE Female | Male 48% | 52% Canadian Citizen/ Permanent Residence 72% International Student 28% Business & Commerce Economics Math & Sciences

The program of Master of Science in Management greatly helps cultivate my critical thinking skill and lays a solid foundation for my career in the area of Supply Chain Management. All the professors have rich experience in delivering Supply Chain Management knowledge in a practical yet detailed way. The interaction between students and professors is active and dynamic, which significantly boosts my interests to the maximum level.

Sheng Gao MSc ‘12 Junior Central Planner, Ferrero Canada

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SBE PHD & RESEARCH BASED MASTERS PROGRAMS | BULLETIN | DECEMBER 2012

Laleh Samarbakhsha

GSA President & CEO, PhD Candidate Laleh Samarbakhsha was recently elected as the President and CEO of the Graduate Students Association (GSA). Laleh comes from an active background, serving several previous positions with the GSA: Vice President of External Affairs, Vice President of Finance, and as a member of the Board.

We are pleased to announce the start of the first Master of Finance non-coop cohort! Students in the non-co-op stream will complete three terms of study throughout the 12 month program. We currently have four students in the program and expect it to grow in 2013.

MASTER OF FINANCE:  Co-op updates

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION NEWS

The 2012-13 Masters of Finance: co-op cohort will begin their first semester of coop placements in Winter 2013!

Tannaz Mahootchi, a doctoral student in Operation and Supply Chain Management, successfully defended her dissertation proposal in November entitled: “Modeling and Analysis of Value-based Healthcare Delivery.” Her proposal examines the value-based steps to create an effective and high quality healthcare delivery system. Committee members: Ignancio Castillo (SBE, Co-supervisor), Logan McLeod (SBE, Co-supervisor), Sapna Isotupa (SBE), and Michael Pavlin (SBE).

MASTER OF FINANCE:  First non-co-op cohort

The following students will be placed at companies in Toronto.

Tannaz Mahootchi PhD Candidate

Xi Chen Yu Fu  Xinyi Guo Dylan Hsu Xueer Huang Lelan Jiang Zhiyuan Xiao Han Xu

Scotiabank CIBC Ministry of Infrastructure BMO Scotiabank CIBC Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Ontario Public Service

MSc IN MANAGEMENT CLASS PROFILE Female | Male 50% | 50% Canadian Citizen/ Permanent Residence 58% International Student 25% Business & Commerce Economics Math & Sciences

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SBE PHD & RESEARCH BASED MASTERS PROGRAMS | BULLETIN | DECEMBER 2012

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS Alireza Azimian

Adrian Tan

Azimian, A. and Aouni, B. (2012). “Supply Chain Management through the Stochastic Goal Programming Model.” Canadian Operational Research Society and the 10th International Conference on Multiple Objective Programming and Goal Programming, Niagara Falls, Ontario, June 11-13.

Tan, A. and Noori, H. (2012). “Compression Diseconomies on Transitory Network Collaborations.” The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Phoenix, Arizona, October 12-17.

Maryam Hafezi Hafezi, M., Zhao, X. and Shi, C. (2012). “Government Regulation Effects on the Green Product Development.” Canadian Operational Research Society and the 10th International Conference on Multiple Objective Programming and Goal Programming, Niagara Falls, Ontario, June 11-13.

Tannaz Mahootchi Mahootchi, T. and Castillo, I. (2012). “Value-based Competition in Health Care Delivery.” The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Phoenix, Arizona, October 12-17.

Eman Nasr Nasr, E. and Noori, H. (2012). “Resolving the Knowledge Sharing Dilemma in Supply Chain Innovation Projects: A Game Theory Approach.” The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Phoenix, Arizona, October 12-17. Nasr, E. and Noori, H. (2012). “The Interplay Among Intellectual Capital Elements, Coercive Power and Types of Innovative Capabilities in Supply Chains.” Decision Sciences Institute, California, San Francisco, November 11-15.

Tan, A., and Noori, H. (2012). “Environment Dynamism as a Driver of Transitory Network Collaborations.” Decision Sciences Institute, California, San Francisco, November 11-15.

Sarah Vermunt Vermunt, S. and Taggar, S. (2012). “Email and Text /Message Norm Differences and Person Perception in Organizations.” Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, St. Johns, Newfoundland, June 9-12. Vermunt, S. and Taggar, S. (2012). “A Cross-Foci Examination of Perceived Team Support, Organizational Commitment, and Performance.” Academy of Management Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2-8.

MASTER OF FINANCE CLASS PROFILE Female | Male 48% | 52% Canadian Citizen/ Permanent Residence 17% International Student 83% Business & Commerce 61% Economics, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities 50% Math & Sciences 9%

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SBE PHD & RESEARCH BASED MASTERS PROGRAMS | BULLETIN | DECEMBER 2012

The value to me is that the program has opened up my mind to many new ideas and solutions to the often unique challenges and issues by an innovative technology organization. The program was filled with very relevant content and I have been able to immediately apply many of the lessons learned in the EMTM to the workplace.

Clint Carter | MSc’12 Senior Director | Christie Digital

MABE CORNER Masters of Arts in Economics List of graduates in Fall 2012 Convocation: Ting Cao Ya Chen Adam Fizer Iffra Ismail Grace Kahara Laszlo Nagy

Elaheh Shadpour Jesse Shim Cindy Truong Anne Voorheis Stephen Wolczyk

John and Ann Weir Masters in Economics Scholarship This award recognizes the academic excellence of students entering the Master of Arts Business Economics program and was established by the late Dr. John Weir (President Emeritus, WLU and Chair of the Economics Department, 1968-1978), his wife Ann and their family. The Weir awardees for Fall 2012 are Nicholas Corvari, Sundip Dhanjal, Sivakanthan Karunakanthan, and Susanne Luong.

John Finlay Memorial Scholarship Zainab Khan is the 2012 award winner and she will finish the MABE program at the end of this year. This award is given to a MABE candidate who achieves the highest overall grade point average exceeding 10.0 at the end of the second semester of the normal program.

MABE Student Representatives: EMTM PROGRAM UPDATES Congratulations to the first cohort of the Executive Masters in Technology Management (EMTM) graduates with their Masters of Science degree in Management. The first cohort completed the part-time, 11-month program created for leaders who manage technological innovation. Among the graduates are directors, vicepresidents and managers from Desire2Learn, Research in Motion and Christie Digital.

As a graduate management degree for executives, EMTM focuses on strategic management of technology and innovation and we are continuously attracting leaders with diverse backgrounds. The next cohort is scheduled to start in September 2013. For more information, please contact: laurieremtm@wlu.ca

SBE Council:  Economics Council: 

Sri Thanabalasingam & John Alexander (Alternate) Sundip Dhanjal & Kirsten Saguil (Alternate)

Admissions Report – Fall 2012 Total # of applications: 103 Total # of students registered: 16 Total # of students admitted to coop: 8

SBE PHD & RESEARCH-BASED MASTERS PROGRAMS BULLETIN This bulletin is published twice per year by the office of the PhD & Research-based Masters Programs.

COMMENTS & CONTRIBUTIONS T 519.884.0710 x 2745 sbephdmasters@wlu.ca wlu.ca/sbe Winona Phachanla: Editor

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