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Telfer School of Management faculty have produced a number of studies in influential journals over the past few months. Here are some of them, along with other notable recognitions and contributions.

Research contributions

Alhassan Abdullahi Ohiomah, Morad Benyoucef and Pavel Andreev won a Distinguished Paper Award at this year’s Conference of Information System and Applied Science Research (CONISAR 2015). Led by Ohiomah, Ph.D. candidate in E-Business, the research conceptualizes how lead management systems drive inside sales performance. (November 2015).

In “The cost of growth: small firms and the pricing of bank loans,” Anoosheh Rostamkalaei and Mark Freel drew upon data from the 2007 UK Survey of SME Finance to study the extent to which growth firms are discriminated against on price in loan markets. (October 2015 in Small Business Economics).

A recent article in the Journal of Knowledge Management identifies and lists 100 "citation classics" in the area of knowledge management. An article by Emeritus Professor Swee Goh on managing effective knowledge transfer was on the list (ranked at #8) as was an article co-authored by Professor Mark Freel on entrepreneurial learning in SMEs (#15). 

Samir Saadi is a coauthor with Xiaoya (Sara) Dinga, Yang Nib and Abdul Rahman in a study that builds on recent research on linking changes in housing prices to investors’ degree of risk aversion. This is the first study to establish an association between growth rates in housing prices and firms’ cost of equity capital. (December 2015 in the Journal of Banking and Finance).

Sylvain Durocher of Telfer and Yves Gendron, Université Laval and Claire-France Picard, Université Laval examined how small practitioners perceive and react to global standards of practice and the underlying mechanisms put in place by the accounting profession to ensure "appropriate" implementation. (Online early in Auditing: a Journal of Practice and Theory)

Management practice

José Carlos Marques and Henry Mintzberg published an article in the magazine MIT Sloan Management Review titled “Why Corporate Social Responsibility Isn’t a Piece of Cake.” “Although corporations can play important roles in addressing some of society’s problems,” the authors write, “it’s naïve to think that corporate social responsibility can turn the corporate landscape into a win-win wonderland.”

A study by Lavagnon Ika, “Critical success factors for World Bank projects: An empirical investigation,” was cited by The Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), which evaluates the effectiveness of the World Bank Group in addressing development challenges. IEG cited Ika’s article while setting out the scope of a forthcoming report on what can be learned from recent evaluations of the World Bank-funded projects about their results and performance.

At Treasury Board Secretariat, Michael Parent made a presentation to senior managers entitled “IT Project and Cybersecurity Risk Governance.” A new professor in marketing at Telfer, Parent has expertise in e-business, cybersecurity, and governance practices at the board level.

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