Faculty and Research
What will we learn today?
Smith School of Business faculty delight in advancing management and society through exceptional research. We collaborate with scholars worldwide, publish in leading journals and inspire each other to explore new lines of enquiry.Research Program Reference Guide
Tandy Chalmers Thomas: Coping With Choice Overload
New parents are often overwhelmed by the flood of product options and saddled with cultural expectations of how to be a ‘good parent.’ Tandy Chalmers Thomas is investigating how new parents cope with this choice overload and the cultural shifts that complicate decision making.
Anton Ovchinnikov: Deep Dive into Loyalty Programs
How well do loyalty programs maximize a firm’s profit or create customer value? With support from a SSHRC grant, Anton Ovchinnikov is developing a framework to explore the integrative challenge of managing customer relationships in conjunction with other business decisions.
Julian Barling: The Science of Leadership
A prolific scholar in the area of transformational leadership, Julian Barling has written a wide-ranging and accessible book, The Science of Leadership, that demystifies the latest research on nature versus nurture, gender differences, and how to develop the next generation of leaders long before they reach the top.
Jana Raver: The Dark Side of Work Life
Jana Raver has built an international reputation for her research into interpersonal relations, group processes, and culture. Her drive to explore the dark side of work life — dysfunctional teams, destructive criticism, toxic bosses — casts light on how behaviours can be shaped for the better.
Wei Wang: The Good Side of Hedge Funds
Up-and-coming researcher Wei Wang has attracted a lot of attention in the business press for his views on the productive role of hedge funds and the wisdom of paying bonuses to executives of failing companies. This recipient of QSB’s New Researcher Award is helping us rethink corporate bankruptcy.