Research Streams - MSc Management

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 representation/organization on managerial decision making; financial literacy

Gonzalez, George
(Calgary Campus)

Accounting

experimental research, accounting information systems

Jim Hesford (Calgary Campus)

Accounting

archival and experimental research on management control (compensation, performance, franchising and fraudulent behavior) with a focus on the hospitality industry (hotels, restaurants and airlines)

Kopp, Lori

Accounting

judgement and decision making of accountants and auditors; accounting education

Li, Yutao
(Calgary Campus)

Accounting

corporate disclosure policy and information environment, 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; quantitative 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

Ghanbari, Hamed

Finance

theoretical and empirical asset pricing and derivatives pricing, financial econometrics, risk management, machine learning, optimization, FinTech

Jiao, Feng (Calgary Campus)

Finance

international finance, cross-listed securities and its implications in investment and market microstructure

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, 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

Nguyen, Brenda (Calgary Campus)

HRM & Organizational Studies

leadership, virtue ethics, organizational ethics, authenticity, self-monitoring/impression management, Organizational Justice.

LeBlanc, Josh

HRM & Organizational Studies

the consequences of parental attachment bonds and parenting styles on early career development, Antecedents and consequences of career adaptability and vocational identity status, student-life balance associated with caregiving responsibilities and the effects of such responsibilities on early career development

Perlow, Richard

HRM & Organizational Behaviour

individual differences in learning and performance, acquisition and performance of complex tasks, and counterproductive behaviour

Wiltshire, Jocelyn (Calgary Campus)

HRM & Organizational Behaviour

organizational politics; power and interpersonal influence; personality; counterproductive workplace behaviours

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
(Calgary Campus)

HRM & Organizational Behaviour

responsible organizations; ethical exemplars; philosophical ground of ethics in economics

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

Han, Qin (Calgary Campus

International Mgt

Policy & Strategy

corporate social responsibility (CSR), global sustainability, entrepreneurship (with specialisations in international, social, and women's entrepreneurship), returnees, acculturation and multiculturalism, cross-cultural management, and family business

Lupton, Nathaniel

International Mgt

foreign direct investment, internationalization processes, managing in transitioning economies, social entrepreneurship, social innovation, institutional entrepreneurship, 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

     

Drollinger, Tanya

Marketing

interpersonal communication in business to business sales and consumer behaviour of donors to non-profits as well as traditional consumer behaviour

Lafreniere, Katie

Marketing

taboos and vices in consumer behavior (e.g., swearwords, stigma), word-of-mouth (e.g., consumer reviews, semantics), social problems (e.g., water sharing, stereotypes)

Mesler, Rhiannon
(Calgary Campus)

Marketing

consumer prosocial and antisocial behaviour including: micro-lending, charitable giving and volunteerism, ethical consumption, 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 non-profit organizations and pharmaceutical companies; volunteerism and leadership of high sensation seekers; audience effects for cause marketing advertising; market inclusion in non-profit management curricula of US programs; volunteerism marketing

Bao, YJ
(Calgary Campus)

Policy & Strategy

decision making 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

Moatari-Kazerouni, Afrooz

Policy & Strategy

operation and production management, supply chain management, facility layout planning, information technology, RFID technology, occupational health and safety, ergonomics, new product design and development, project management, earn value management, quality management

Mosadegh Sedghy, Bahareh

Policy & Strategy

risk management in agriculture, supply chain mgt, international trade, microeconomics, behavioural economics, labour economics

Olson, Brad

Policy & Strategy

executive decision making; executive power and strategic choice; cross cultural executive studies

Runté, Mary

Policy & Strategy

work-family; critical perspectives 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