MGMT 801: Introduction to Research Methodology

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the context and traditions of knowledge generation in the social sciences in general, and academic business research in a business school context in particular. This course will encourage students to transcend the technical details of their respective research paradigms so as to position themselves as business school researchers capable of contributing meaningful knowledge to broader academic, business, and societal audiences. Guided by what it means to have a mindset of intellectual curiosity in the social sciences and business school context, this course will tackle questions such as, what it means to be driven by a scientific curiosity; how do we define or construct knowledge in academic business research and how does one's individual research contribute; what are the norms and traditions of being a valuable contributor of knowledge in academic business research? The goal of this course is to enable students to situate their current and forthcoming acquisition of in-depth skills in their research discipline into the mindset of researchers driven by intellectual curiosity seeking to contribute meaningful knowledge in the context and traditions of academic business research. This course is graded on a Pass/Fail.

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MGMT-993: Teaching Workshops and Practicum

Introduce graduate students to effective teaching techniques. These include traditional classroom-based teaching, case methods, research seminars. Effective job talks and career management issues will be covered. Classes require active participation by all students; in addition, opportunities to teach will be provided, followed by peer and professor feedback.

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Mgmt 890/990: Econometric Methods

This course covers selected topics in the empirical methods of cross-section and panel data analysis. Various econometric techniques are discussed in workshop format to help students interpret and critically evaluate empirical evidence. Emphasis is placed on practical aspects and application.

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Mgmt 820/920: Finance Theory

This course studies the theoretical foundations of the financial problems faced by individuals and firms under conditions of uncertainty. Contemporary theory is examined as it relates to portfolio selection by individuals, equilibrium market values of capital assets, the behaviour of capital asset prices and yields over time. (Crossed with ECON-870)

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Mgmt 821/921: Capital Markets, Theory and Empirics

This course covers the theory and empirics related to capital markets research and the pricing of assets. Possible topics include characteristics of financial asset returns, tests of market efficiency, asset pricing models, and market microstructure.

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MGMT-988: Applied Statistics and Econometrics

This course is an introduction to the statistical tools needed to test economic relationships. It is designed so that students can understand empirical research and execute independent research projects of their own. The course starts with a review of statistical inference; next it discusses the general linear regression model, and finishes with some advanced topics. Statistical software packages will be introduced and used throughout the course.

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Econ 850: Econometrics I

This course deals with the foundations of econometrics. Topics include the method of moments, the geometry of ordinary least squares, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals, bootstrap methods, nonlinear least squares, generalized least squares, and instrumental variables. If there is sufficient time, it may also deal with the generalized method of moments and the method of maximum likelihood. Intended for Ph.D. students.

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Mgmt 916: Special Topics

Specialized Topics in accounting research will be covered. The subject matter may vary from year to year depending on the interests of students and faculty.

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Mgmt 913: Introduction to Accounting Research - Markets

This course will provide an intensive introduction to principal themes in capital markets research in accounting.

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Mgmt 914: Introduction to Accounting Research - Experimental

This course will provide an intensive introduction to principal themes in experimental behavioral research.

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Mgmt 915: Introduction to Accounting Research - Field

This course will provide an intensive introduction to the principal themes in qualitative methodological research in accounting.

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Mgmt 910: Accounting I - Financial Accounting Research*

Elaborating on the themes in Introduction to Accounting Research Markets this course will examine in detail cutting edge research in financial accounting.

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Mgmt 911: Accounting II - Auditing Research*

Elaborating on the themes in Introduction to Accounting Research Experimental and Introduction to Accounting Research Field this course will examine in detail cutting edge research in auditing.

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Mgmt 912: Accounting III - Management Accounting Research*

Elaborating on the themes in the Introduction to Accounting Research Experimental and the Introduction to Accounting Research Field this course will examine in detail cutting edge research in management accounting.

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Mgmt 923: Advanced Asset Pricing

This course introduces the students to various topics on asset pricing in a continuous-time setting. The first part of the course covers contingent claim analysis and derivative pricing modeling, including their applications to other areas in finance. The second part of the course covers topics in optimal portfolio and consumption problems, equilibrium and intertemporal asset pricing models. Students should have had some previous exposure to microeconomics theory and some basic courses in financial derivatives. Strong backgrounds in calculus, linear algebra, and probability theory are recommended.

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Mgmt 910: Accounting I - Financial Accounting Research

Elaborating on the themes in Introduction to Accounting Research Markets this course will examine in detail cutting edge research in financial accounting.

Mgmt 911: Accounting II - Auditing Research

Elaborating on the themes in Introduction to Accounting Research Experimental and Introduction to Accounting Research Field this course will examine in detail cutting edge research in auditing.

Mgmt 912: Accounting III - Management Accounting Research

Elaborating on the themes in the Introduction to Accounting Research Experimental and the Introduction to Accounting Research Field this course will examine in detail cutting edge research in management accounting.

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Mgmt 882/982: Economics of Organizations

This course discusses elements of the economics of organizational design and decision processes. Using concepts and techniques from applied microeconomics, it provides an analysis of organizational form, structure, and boundaries. Examples are drawn from the literature to illustrate the theoretical concepts and to demonstrate how they can be used to predict organizational performance and aid in changing organizations effectively.

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Econ 810: Microeconomic Theory

This course provides an in depth review of theories of demand, production, general equilibrium, market failures and welfare economics. In addition, selected topics in decision theory and game theory will be covered.

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Econ 811: Advanced Microeconomic Theory I

This course provides a brief review of demand and production, general equilibrium and welfare economics. Topics such as core equivalence and efficient provision of public goods may be considered in depth. In addition, the course provides a substantial introduction to cooperative and non-cooperative game theory and its applications. Intended for Ph.D. students.

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Mgmt 885/985: Managerial Economics and Policy Seminar

This is a seminar course in which recent publications and studies will be used to highlight various key issues in managerial economics and policy. The specific topics covered may vary from year to year but will be representative of the major areas in which economics informs managerial decision-making.

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Mgmt 890/990: Econometric Methods

This course covers selected topics in the empirical methods of cross-section and panel data analysis. Various econometric techniques are discussed in workshop format to help students interpret and critically evaluate empirical evidence. Emphasis is placed on practical aspects and application.

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Econ 815: Macroeconomic Theory

The first half of this course discusses the computation of aggregate variables and introduces students to dynamic models of long-run growth: the Solow model, the neoclassical growth model, overlapping generations models, and endogenous growth models. These are used to study long-run policy issues and the determinants of cross-country differences in per capita income and growth. The second half of the course introduces the student to real business cycle models and to the micro-foundations of models of nominal rigidities and non-market clearing. These are used to study the nature of short-run fluctuations and to evaluate macroeconomic policies related to stabilization, inflation, unemployment and the public debt.

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Econ 816: Advanced Macroeconomic Theory I

This course will focus on fundamental tools of modern macroeconomic analysis. Specifically, recursive methods and their uses in stochastic applied general equilibrium theory. These uses include applications of both life-cycle and infinite horizon frameworks to savings and consumption, economic growth, fluctuations, and financial markets. Intended for Ph.D. students.

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Econ 813: Advanced Microeconomic Theory II

This course provides in depth coverage of current topics in microeconomic theory. Topics will be drawn from: general equilibrium with and without uncertainty; non-cooperative games; equilibrium concepts and refinements; applications of game theory to principal agent models and models of screening and signaling; correlated equilibrium; repeated games; cooperative games, bargaining, auctions, common knowledge, implementation, evolutionary games and theories of learning. Intended for Ph.D. students.

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Mgmt 822/922: Corporate Finance, Theory and Empirics

This course will develop an overall perspective of corporate financial decisions through an integrated coverage of the most important topics of corporate finance. Topics may include theory of the firm, capital structure, dividend policy, corporate governance, and corporate restructuring.

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Mgmt 924: Topics in Finance

This is a seminar course designed to expose students to aspects of finance not covered in detail in other courses in the program. Its aim is to integrate these topics into a broader understanding of the overall field of finance. Topics will vary from year to year depending on the interests and backgrounds of the students and the instructor(s); possible topics may include financial institutions, fixed income securities, corporate governance, and behavioural finance. Students are advised to contact the instructor each year for details of the course coverage.

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Mgmt 927: Directed Readings and Workshop

This course consists of two components, both of which are designed to introduce the student to the requirements of academic research in the field of finance. The first component, lasting the entire year, requires students to attend and actively participate in a seminar series with visiting speakers. Students will provide feedback and constructive criticism to the speaker on his or her work. The second component, to take place primarily in the winter semester, requires the student to work individually with a faculty member to produce a comprehensive review of the literature in their field of interest along with suggestions for future research opportunities. Topics are at the discretion of the faculty member.

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Mgmt 820/920: Finance Theory

This course studies the theoretical foundations of the financial problems faced by individuals and firms under conditions of uncertainty. Contemporary theory is examined as it relates to portfolio selection by individuals, equilibrium market values of capital assets, the behaviour of capital asset prices and yields over time.

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Econ 852: MA - Quantitative Methods

A first course in econometrics at the graduate level. Students are expected to have had at least one econometrics course at the undergraduate level, and to be familiar with matrix algebra and elementary statistics. A broad range of econometric models will be covered.

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Mgmt 803: Experimental Research Method Design

This course will teach the fundamentals of experimental design for the study of human behaviour including, but not limited to, experimental design considerations; assessment of reliability and validity; the equivalent of at least one session of the 6 will be dedicated to ethical considerations associated with experimental design.

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Mgmt 804: Survey Research Method Design

This course will provide students with the foundations of survey (field) research method design. Topics covered in this course include, but are not limited to, sample design, execution, and estimation; alternative sample designs and modes of data collection; the effect of question structure, wording, and context on respondent behaviour; the equivalent of at least one session of the 6 will be dedicated to ethical considerations associated with the survey method.

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Mgmt 802: Qualitative Research Method Design

This course will provide students with the foundations of qualitative research techniques. Topics covered in this course include, but are not limited to, observational field research, narratives, case histories, interviewing, principles of action research and grounded theory. The equivalent of at least one session of the 6 will be dedicated to ethical considerations associated with the qualitative methods.

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Mgmt 800: Statistics I

Topics in this course may include, but are not limited to, univariate analysis, bivariate analysis, multiple linear regression, and analysis of variance.

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Mgmt 900: Statistics II

This course will be a continuation of Statistics I. Topics in this course may include, but are not limited to, categorical data analysis, multivariate linear regression, discriminant analysis, canonical correlation, multivariate analysis of variance, principal component analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis, logistic regression, etc.

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Mgmt 870/970: Foundations of MIS I

This course begins to survey the major research areas in the field, including the design, implementation, use, and management of information systems within organizations. Its purpose is to expose students to the breadth of the field, by analyzing both the classic and current literature. For each area, we will examine the predominant theoretical perspectives, research methodologies, and analytical techniques.

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Mgmt 871/971: Foundations of MIS II

This course continues with the survey of major research areas begun in MGMT870. Again, for each area, we will examine the predominant theoretical perspectives, research methodologies, and analytical techniques. An emphasis will be placed on students developing their own research expertise and plans: students will learn how to design, conduct, evaluate, and present good research in the MIS area.

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MGMT-972: Advanced Topics in the Design, Development and Implementation of Information Systems

This course examines the development of information systems from the organizational, team and individual perspectives. Proprietary, inter-organizational and open domains of the development of business applications and IT architecture are covered. Topics include IS development practices, IS project management, IS maintenance, and IS sourcing with a focus on how individual characteristics, team dynamics, and organizational factors influence information systems design, development and implementation.

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Mgmt 973: Advanced Topics in Management Support Systems

This course examines research on management support systems. Management support systems is a major stream in information systems research covering such topics as decision support systems, group support systems, recommender systems for management, systems to support virtual teams, and knowledge management systems. The course explores the nature, role, and impacts of these systems on individuals and groups in the organization. Research in this area is diverse, covering a variety of theoretical bases, research methods, and reference discipline perspectives.

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MGMT-974* Advanced Topics in the Evaluation of Information Systems

This course examines current research on the impact of information technology on individual, group and organizational performance. It focuses on developing an understanding of how information technology (IT) changes both the processes and outcomes of work within an organization. At the individual level, topics include the impact of IT on employee work and productivity, the determinants of IT usage, and the influence of IT on decision-making. At the group level, topics include the influence of IT on group communication, social processes, and productivity in face-to-face and distributed settings. At the organizational level, topics involving the evaluation of IT investments and their impact on firm performance are examined. A variety of research perspectives drawing on methods from psychology, organization theory, strategy, economics, sociology and other disciplines are examined.

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Mgmt 975: Special Topics in MIS

Specialized topics in MIS research will be covered. The subject matter may vary from year to year depending on the interests of students and faculty.

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Mgmt 976: Emerging Topics in MIS

Emerging topics in MIS research will be covered. The subject matter may vary from year to year depending on the interests of students and faculty.

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Mgmt 860/960: Deterministic Operations Research Models

This course reviews and extends deterministic operations research model formulation, solution, and applications. Topics may include linear, non-linear, and integer programming, dynamic programming, spreadsheet modelling, network and transportation models, and project management models.

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Mgmt 861/961: Probabilistic Operations Research Models

This course reviews the formulation, solution, and application of a range of probabilistic modelling techniques. Topics may include inventory models, queueing, simulation, decision analysis, Markov models, forecasting, and stochastic dynamic programming.

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Mgmt 962: Stochastic Processes & Applications

This course provides a review of probability models and introduction to applied stochastic processes that are important in business settings. Topics may include Poisson processes, Markov chains, birth and death processes, random walk problems, elementary renewal theory, general; Markov processes, Brownian motion, and queuing theory.

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Mgmt 963: Advanced Topics in Optimization

This is a seminar designed to permit students to become familiar with the more advanced topics in mathematical programming. Topics covered will include: optimization theory, linear and non-linear programming, network theory, integer programming, and current research topics from the literature.

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Mgmt 965: Analysis of Supply Chain

In this course, we will explore modern analytical approaches to optimization in production and supply chain systems. Topics may include production and inventory control, process control, location analysis, and analysis of supply chains, including game-theoretic approaches.

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Mgmt 964: Advanced Topics in Operations Research

(offered alternate years)

This seminar will focus on topics of current interest in the field. Subjects may include combinatorial optimization methods, computational complexity, decision theory, operations management, revenue management, or others. The intention of the seminar is to bring students to the leading edge of research in the field, and extensive use of current journals will be made.

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Mgmt 840/940: Marketing Strategy and Management I

The Marketing Strategy and Management I and II seminars survey theories and frameworks associated with practice of marketing as seen through the eyes of academic researchers. Course readings focus on topics related to marketing strategy and marketing management. Marketing strategy consists of the knowledge, concepts and processes that allow firms to evolve and survive in a competitive environment including, the analysis of markets, the allocation of resources for the creation of superior customer value and the creation of a competitive advantage. Marketing management consists of those decision that translate strategic goals into market-based actions typically through implementing various elements of the marketing mix. In addition to the embodiment of a market/customer focus and the understanding and management of key relationships, the application of marketing strategy also ensures that an organization has the structure and processes that allow it to deliver superior benefits and respond in an appropriate and timely manner to change.

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Mgmt 842/942: Consumer Behaviour I

This course seeks to enhance students' appreciation of the interdisciplinary and varied methodological nature of the field by providing an overview of issues concerned with "consumption," in a broad sense, as well as individual level consumer behavior, information processing and consumer decision-making. Topics include sociological and cultural influences on consumers, influences on how consumers interpret and respond to marketing phenomena, and psychological and psycho-social influences on consumer choice and decision processes.

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Mgmt 843/943: Consumer Behaviour II

This course extends Consumer Behaviour I by expanding upon the key theoretical perspectives within the discipline of consumer behavior introduced in that course, as well as introducing additional areas of behavioural research not covered in CB I. In both seminars, the focus is on the applicability of behavioral theories and methodologies in the pursuit of a well-developed understanding of the consumption process.

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Mgmt 946: Marketing Topics III

Each year, a series of Marketing Topics courses will be offered that allow students to apply the foundational concepts they have learned in the Marketing Strategy and Consumer Behaviour courses to particular areas of specialization. Here is a sample of some of the Marketing Topics courses:

Mgmt 844/944 - Marketing and Society: This course will expose students to social, economic, environmental, political, and legal issues relevant to the study of markets and marketing activities, with particular emphasis placed on issues at the intersection of marketing, policy, and societal welfare. Course readings are drawn from marketing and related fields on topics broadly labeled as having to do with marketing and society issues, including public policy and marketing, transformative consumer research, social marketing, macromarketing, and sustainable consumption.

Mgmt 945 and Mgmt 948 - Quantitative Models for Marketing (QMM) I and II: The seminars, QMM‐I and QMM‐II, are particularly valuable for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in Marketing or related disciplines (e.g. Business Economics, Operations Management) who are interested in model building and business analytics. The courses are designed to serve as an introduction to quantitative models in marketing with strong emphasis on research that has implications for solving managerial problems. QMM‐I investigates market performance of firms using aggregate‐level models while QMM‐II focuses on consumer‐level analysis including choice models. The main objectives for QMM‐I and II are 1) to familiarize students with fundamentals of aggregate and individual‐level models in marketing, 2) to help them acquire modeling skills they can apply to their own research or use to appreciate the extant marketing science literature and 3) to encourage students to come up with research areas and ideas that they will be interested to work in. To facilitate students to get acquainted with many topics each session will concentrate on a major managerial problem such as resource allocation, advertising decisions, diffusion of innovations, pricing and promotion decisions. The class discussion will highlight both the managerial significance of various substantive areas and how different modeling techniques are employed to effectively address these problems.

Mgmt 946 - Consumer Culture Theory: This course will examine consumers and their consumption behaviours and practices as social and cultural phenomena as opposed to economic or psychological phenomena. By examining the relationship between consumers, the market place and cultural meaning, this course will cover the macro, interpretive, and cultural approaches found in Consumer Culture Theory research.

Mgmt 947 - Advances in Marketing: Other topics courses will be available.

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Mgmt 841/941: Marketing Strategy and Management II

The Marketing Strategy and Management I and II seminars survey theories and frameworks associated with practice of marketing as seen through the eyes of academic researchers. Course readings focus on topics related to marketing strategy and marketing management. Marketing strategy consists of the knowledge, concepts and processes that allow firms to evolve and survive in a competitive environment including, the analysis of markets, the allocation of resources for the creation of superior customer value and the creation of a competitive advantage. Marketing management consists of those decision that translate strategic goals into market-based actions typically through implementing various elements of the marketing mix. In addition to the embodiment of a market/customer focus and the understanding and management of key relationships, the application of marketing strategy also ensures that an organization has the structure and processes that allow it to deliver superior benefits and respond in an appropriate and timely manner to change.

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Mgmt 844/944: Marketing Topics I

Each year, a series of Marketing Topics courses will be offered that allow students to apply the foundational concepts they have learned in the Marketing Strategy and Consumer Behaviour courses to particular areas of specialization. Here is a sample of some of the Marketing Topics courses:

Mgmt 844/944 - Marketing and Society: This course will expose students to social, economic, environmental, political, and legal issues relevant to the study of markets and marketing activities, with particular emphasis placed on issues at the intersection of marketing, policy, and societal welfare. Course readings are drawn from marketing and related fields on topics broadly labeled as having to do with marketing and society issues, including public policy and marketing, transformative consumer research, social marketing, macromarketing, and sustainable consumption.

Mgmt 945 and Mgmt 948 - Quantitative Models for Marketing (QMM) I and II: The seminars, QMM‐I and QMM‐II, are particularly valuable for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in Marketing or related disciplines (e.g. Business Economics, Operations Management) who are interested in model building and business analytics. The courses are designed to serve as an introduction to quantitative models in marketing with strong emphasis on research that has implications for solving managerial problems. QMM‐I investigates market performance of firms using aggregate‐level models while QMM‐II focuses on consumer‐level analysis including choice models. The main objectives for QMM‐I and II are 1) to familiarize students with fundamentals of aggregate and individual‐level models in marketing, 2) to help them acquire modeling skills they can apply to their own research or use to appreciate the extant marketing science literature and 3) to encourage students to come up with research areas and ideas that they will be interested to work in. To facilitate students to get acquainted with many topics each session will concentrate on a major managerial problem such as resource allocation, advertising decisions, diffusion of innovations, pricing and promotion decisions. The class discussion will highlight both the managerial significance of various substantive areas and how different modeling techniques are employed to effectively address these problems.

Mgmt 946 - Consumer Culture Theory: This course will examine consumers and their consumption behaviours and practices as social and cultural phenomena as opposed to economic or psychological phenomena. By examining the relationship between consumers, the market place and cultural meaning, this course will cover the macro, interpretive, and cultural approaches found in Consumer Culture Theory research.

Mgmt 947 - Advances in Marketing: Other topics courses will be available.

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Mgmt 845: Marketing Topics II

Each year, a series of Marketing Topics courses will be offered that allow students to apply the foundational concepts they have learned in the Marketing Strategy and Consumer Behaviour courses to particular areas of specialization. Here is a sample of some of the Marketing Topics courses:

Mgmt 844/944 - Marketing and Society: This course will expose students to social, economic, environmental, political, and legal issues relevant to the study of markets and marketing activities, with particular emphasis placed on issues at the intersection of marketing, policy, and societal welfare. Course readings are drawn from marketing and related fields on topics broadly labeled as having to do with marketing and society issues, including public policy and marketing, transformative consumer research, social marketing, macromarketing, and sustainable consumption.

Mgmt 945 and Mgmt 948 - Quantitative Models for Marketing (QMM) I and II: The seminars, QMM‐I and QMM‐II, are particularly valuable for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in Marketing or related disciplines (e.g. Business Economics, Operations Management) who are interested in model building and business analytics. The courses are designed to serve as an introduction to quantitative models in marketing with strong emphasis on research that has implications for solving managerial problems. QMM‐I investigates market performance of firms using aggregate‐level models while QMM‐II focuses on consumer‐level analysis including choice models. The main objectives for QMM‐I and II are 1) to familiarize students with fundamentals of aggregate and individual‐level models in marketing, 2) to help them acquire modeling skills they can apply to their own research or use to appreciate the extant marketing science literature and 3) to encourage students to come up with research areas and ideas that they will be interested to work in. To facilitate students to get acquainted with many topics each session will concentrate on a major managerial problem such as resource allocation, advertising decisions, diffusion of innovations, pricing and promotion decisions. The class discussion will highlight both the managerial significance of various substantive areas and how different modeling techniques are employed to effectively address these problems.

Mgmt 946 - Consumer Culture Theory: This course will examine consumers and their consumption behaviours and practices as social and cultural phenomena as opposed to economic or psychological phenomena. By examining the relationship between consumers, the market place and cultural meaning, this course will cover the macro, interpretive, and cultural approaches found in Consumer Culture Theory research.

Mgmt 947 - Advances in Marketing: Other topics courses will be available.

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Mgmt 947: Marketing Topics IV

Each year, a series of Marketing Topics courses will be offered that allow students to apply the foundational concepts they have learned in the Marketing Strategy and Consumer Behaviour courses to particular areas of specialization. Here is a sample of some of the Marketing Topics courses:

Mgmt 844/944 - Marketing and Society: This course will expose students to social, economic, environmental, political, and legal issues relevant to the study of markets and marketing activities, with particular emphasis placed on issues at the intersection of marketing, policy, and societal welfare. Course readings are drawn from marketing and related fields on topics broadly labeled as having to do with marketing and society issues, including public policy and marketing, transformative consumer research, social marketing, macromarketing, and sustainable consumption.

Mgmt 945 and Mgmt 948 - Quantitative Models for Marketing (QMM) I and II: The seminars, QMM‐I and QMM‐II, are particularly valuable for M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in Marketing or related disciplines (e.g. Business Economics, Operations Management) who are interested in model building and business analytics. The courses are designed to serve as an introduction to quantitative models in marketing with strong emphasis on research that has implications for solving managerial problems. QMM‐I investigates market performance of firms using aggregate‐level models while QMM‐II focuses on consumer‐level analysis including choice models. The main objectives for QMM‐I and II are 1) to familiarize students with fundamentals of aggregate and individual‐level models in marketing, 2) to help them acquire modeling skills they can apply to their own research or use to appreciate the extant marketing science literature and 3) to encourage students to come up with research areas and ideas that they will be interested to work in. To facilitate students to get acquainted with many topics each session will concentrate on a major managerial problem such as resource allocation, advertising decisions, diffusion of innovations, pricing and promotion decisions. The class discussion will highlight both the managerial significance of various substantive areas and how different modeling techniques are employed to effectively address these problems.

Mgmt 946 - Consumer Culture Theory: This course will examine consumers and their consumption behaviours and practices as social and cultural phenomena as opposed to economic or psychological phenomena. By examining the relationship between consumers, the market place and cultural meaning, this course will cover the macro, interpretive, and cultural approaches found in Consumer Culture Theory research.

Mgmt 947 - Advances in Marketing: Other topics courses will be available.

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Mgmt 850/950: Foundations of Research in Organizational Behaviour

The purpose of the course is to introduce you to the process of theory building in the field of organizational behaviour. The course examines several prominent theories in the field and explores recent evidence that assesses central claims made by the theory. The course also provides opportunities to develop skills in theory building.

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Mgmt 851/951: Seminar in Micro-Organizational Behaviour

The aim of this course is to examine the individual in the organization. Topics include work stress and workplace safety, organizational commitment, trust in management, organizational justice, aggression and violence in organizations, absenteeism, attendance and withdrawal from the organization, motivation, leadership, part-time employment, young workers, and job design.

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Mgmt 952: Advanced Topics in Organization Theory

This course analyses the development of, and contemporary directions in, the field of organization theory, with particular focus upon the relevance of organization theory to issues of economy and society. Drawing upon traditional and contemporary social theory as a backdrop, topics covered include scientific management, the human relations school, the Carnegie school, contingency analysis, labour process theory, resource dependence theory, the economic analysis of organizations, institutional theory, organizational demographics, and others.

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Mgmt 953: Seminar in Meso-Organizational Behaviour

This course introduces students to meso organizational behavior, which is concerned with the study of organizational phenomena that occur across more than one level of analysis (e.g., individual, group, organizational, national). Students will learn about multilevel theory and methodologies, with an emphasis on the emergence and functioning of collective constructs. The course will also provide coverage of numerous organizational behaviour topics that span levels, which may include person-environment fit, group and organizational climates, group diversity, group processes and performance, socially shared cognition, emotional contagion, and leaders' influence in social collectives.

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MGMT-954: Advanced Topics in Organizational Behaviour I

This course builds upon the material covered in foundational organizational behaviour Ph.D. courses, and provides students with an opportunity for in-depth coverage of selected advanced topics in organizational behaviour. The topics will vary yearly, but there will be an emphasis on the integration of research and theory, as well as enhancing students' research competencies throughout the course.

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Mgmt 956: Advanced Topics in Organizational Behaviour II

This course provides students with a second opportunity for in-depth coverage of selected advanced topics in organizational behaviour. The topics will vary yearly, but there will be an emphasis on the integration of research and theory, as well as enhancing students' research competencies throughout the course.

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Mgmt 957: Special Topic Reading Course in Organizational Behaviour

Specialized topics in management research will be covered. The subject matter will vary from year to year depending on the interests of the faculty.

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MGMT 923: Financial Economics

The objective of this course is to provide students with the rigorous theoretical foundations of modern financial economics. The course will cover the central themes of modern finance including individual investment decisions under uncertainty, stochastic dominance, mean variance analysis, arbitrage pricing theory, capital market equilibrium and asset valuation, risk neutral valuation, and incomplete markets. It will give a quick introduction to Ito calculus and its applications to derivative pricing, including options, futures, interest rates, and credit risks. After completing this course, the students should acquire a clear understanding of the major theoretical results concerning individuals’ consumption and portfolio decisions under uncertainty and their implications for the valuation of securities.

Prerequisites: Calculus, matrix algebra, and probability

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Mgmt 803: Experimental Research Method Design

This course will teach the fundamentals of experimental design for the study of human behaviour including, but not limited to, experimental design considerations; assessment of reliability and validity; the equivalent of at least one session of the 6 will be dedicated to ethical considerations associated with experimental design.

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MGMT-905*/3: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

This seminar introduces you to theoretical and empirical literature in the domain of entrepreneurship. Research in entrepreneurship draws on a range of other disciplines. In this course the core discipline most frequently drawn upon in the assigned readings will be sociology (and its sub-domains of economic sociology and institutional theory) followed by economics. Theories drawn from psychology will be much less prominent. Following an introduction to entrepreneurship as a distinct field of research, each week will focus on a different stage of the entrepreneurial life cycle of a firm. Topics may include opportunity recognition, the process of innovation, institutional influences on entrepreneurship, the role that networks and social capital play in the development and growth of firms, corporate entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial exit.

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MGMT-906*/3: Corporate Strategy Dynamics

This course examines corporate strategy dynamics, studying how firms scan the environment, gather information, and deal with information asymmetries; how firms perceive, interpret, and respond to environmental threats; and how firms transact under conditions of market failure. These dynamics will be studied in the context of organizational growth, acquisitions, reconfiguration, spatial evolution, strategic alliances, and divestiture. The course is expected to provide opportunities for students to develop and present research ideas in an emerging field. In addition, the course aims to contribute to student research efforts by (i) examining an emerging synthesis of existing theories that has application across domains, including innovation, CSR, governance, strategy process, international business, emerging market strategy, and institutional theory, and (ii) exploring the research process in complex empirical contexts.

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MGMT 805: History of Strategic Thought

This course provides a foundation in strategy and organizations by focusing on classic readings and approaches to the field of strategic management. The principal objective is to acquaint students with dominant ideas and a historical context for understanding the evolution of the field. The aim of the course will be to examine a number of perspectives, consider the strengths and weaknesses of each, and to look at the comparative ability of these models to explain a variety of organizational phenomena.

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MGMT 806: Strategy Process

This course provides an introduction to research on the process and practice of strategy making. The objective of the course is to survey major theoretical debates and empirical works that have considered the strategy making process from different conceptual perspectives and levels of analysis. Topics covered include the routines and tools supporting strategy practice, strategy emergence, strategy implementation and evolution, sensemaking and enactment of strategic change, strategy diffusion across organizations, and institutional and environmental influences on strategy making.

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MGMT 907: Contemporary Issues in Strategic Management

This course provides a comprehensive overview of theoretical models and empirical studies that address the fundamental questions in strategic management research: Why do firms perform differently? Why are firms different? How do firms behave? What are firms’ optimal boundaries? Each class will cover a different research stream within the strategic management field such as resource-based theory, knowledge-based view, behavioral theory of the firm, competitive dynamics, dynamic capabilities, alliance portfolios and networks, top management teams, real options theory and diversification strategy. Both seminal and more recent theoretical and empirical research will be discussed. The aim is to help students develop a mental model of the literature and to recognize interrelationships between different research streams. This course is intended for graduate students interested in conducting research in strategic management or related fields.

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Mgmt 847/947: Research Development I

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an appreciation of the research process and the broader academic career. Through a series of workshops, lectures, and roundtable discussions, students will develop an understanding of the professional expectations of an academic career, including an appreciation for the academic culture that includes, among other things, critical review processes. Students will learn the central role of theory in the research process and they will start to develop the discipline of effective academic writing that they can apply to their Summer Research project. Students will begin the course by sharing their initial research interests. In workshop fashion, students will come to develop this research interest throughout the course.

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Mgmt 844/944: Consumer Culture Theory I

This course will examine consumers and their consumption behaviours and practices as social and cultural phenomena as opposed to economic or psychological phenomena. By examining the relationship between consumers, the market place and cultural meaning, this course will cover the macro, interpretive, and cultural approaches found in Consumer Culture Theory research.

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Mgmt 846/946: Consumer Culture Theory II

This course will examine consumers and their consumption behaviours and practices as social and cultural phenomena as opposed to economic or psychological phenomena. By examining the relationship between consumers, the market place and cultural meaning, this course will cover the macro, interpretive, and cultural approaches found in Consumer Culture Theory research.

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Mgmt 945: Quantitative Models for Marketing I

The course is designed to serve as an introduction to quantitative models in marketing with strong emphasis on research that has implications for solving managerial problems. QMM-I investigates market performance of firms using aggregate-level models while QMM-II focuses on consumer -level analysis including choice models. The main objectives for QMM-I and QMM-II are 1) to familiarize students with fundamentals of aggregate and individual-level models in marketing, 2) to help them acquire modeling skills they can apply to their own research or use to appreciate the extant marketing science literature and 3) to encourage students to come up with research areas and ideas that they will be interested to work in. To facilitate students to get acquainted with many topics each session will concentrate on a major managerial problem such as resource allocation, advertising decisions, diffusion of innovations, pricing and promotion decisions. The class discussion will highlight both the managerial significance of various substantive areas and how different modeling techniques are employed to effectively address these problems.

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Mgmt 847/947: Research Development I

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an appreciation of the research process and the broader academic career. Through a series of workshops, lectures, and roundtable discussions, students will develop an understanding of the professional expectations of an academic career, including an appreciation for the academic culture that includes, among other things, critical review processes. Students will learn the central role of theory in the research process and they will start to develop the discipline of effective academic writing that they can apply to their Summer Research project. Students will begin the course by sharing their initial research interests. In workshop fashion, students will come to develop this research interest throughout the course.

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Mgmt 949: Research Development II

This course builds on the components of the first Research Development course. This course will commence in May which is immediately after the completion of the first course and right in the midst of students conducting their summer research projects. Therefore, the purpose of this course is to provide students with real time guidance as they are developing their summer project. The course also enables students to develop advanced level skills in critiquing their own (and other’s) research work, and advanced level skills at assembling a complete, high quality manuscript. Over the year of the course, students will develop an appreciation for the manuscript review process, and the timelines involved in this process.

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Mgmt 948: Quantitative Models for Marketing II

The course is designed to serve as an introduction to quantitative models in marketing with strong emphasis on research that has implications for solving managerial problems. QMM-I investigates market performance of firms using aggregate-level models while QMM-II focuses on consumer -level analysis including choice models. The main objectives for QMM-I and QMM-II are 1) to familiarize students with fundamentals of aggregate and individual-level models in marketing, 2) to help them acquire modeling skills they can apply to their own research or use to appreciate the extant marketing science literature and 3) to encourage students to come up with research areas and ideas that they will be interested to work in. To facilitate students to get acquainted with many topics each session will concentrate on a major managerial problem such as resource allocation, advertising decisions, diffusion of innovations, pricing and promotion decisions. The class discussion will highlight both the managerial significance of various substantive areas and how different modeling techniques are employed to effectively address these problems.

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Mgmt 840/940: Marketing Strategy and Management I

The Marketing Strategy and Management I and II seminars survey theories and frameworks associated with practice of marketing as seen through the eyes of academic researchers. Course readings focus on topics related to marketing strategy and marketing management. Marketing strategy consists of the knowledge, concepts and processes that allow firms to evolve and survive in a competitive environment including, the analysis of markets, the allocation of resources for the creation of superior customer value and the creation of a competitive advantage. Marketing management consists of those decision that translate strategic goals into market-based actions typically through implementing various elements of the marketing mix. In addition to the embodiment of a market/customer focus and the understanding and management of key relationships, the application of marketing strategy also ensures that an organization has the structure and processes that allow it to deliver superior benefits and respond in an appropriate and timely manner to change.

Mgmt 841/941: Marketing Strategy and Management II

The Marketing Strategy and Management I and II seminars survey theories and frameworks associated with practice of marketing as seen through the eyes of academic researchers. Course readings focus on topics related to marketing strategy and marketing management. Marketing strategy consists of the knowledge, concepts and processes that allow firms to evolve and survive in a competitive environment including, the analysis of markets, the allocation of resources for the creation of superior customer value and the creation of a competitive advantage. Marketing management consists of those decision that translate strategic goals into market-based actions typically through implementing various elements of the marketing mix. In addition to the embodiment of a market/customer focus and the understanding and management of key relationships, the application of marketing strategy also ensures that an organization has the structure and processes that allow it to deliver superior benefits and respond in an appropriate and timely manner to change.

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Mgmt 842/942: Consumer Behaviour I

This course seeks to enhance students' appreciation of the interdisciplinary and varied methodological nature of the field by providing an overview of issues concerned with "consumption," in a broad sense, as well as individual level consumer behavior, information processing and consumer decision-making. Topics include sociological and cultural influences on consumers, influences on how consumers interpret and respond to marketing phenomena, and psychological and psycho-social influences on consumer choice and decision processes.

Mgmt 843/943: Consumer Behaviour II

This course extends Consumer Behaviour I by expanding upon the key theoretical perspectives within the discipline of consumer behavior introduced in that course, as well as introducing additional areas of behavioural research not covered in CB I. In both seminars, the focus is on the applicability of behavioral theories and methodologies in the pursuit of a well-developed understanding of the consumption process.

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Mgmt 847/947: Research Development I

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an appreciation of the research process and the broader academic career. Through a series of workshops, lectures, and roundtable discussions, students will develop an understanding of the professional expectations of an academic career, including an appreciation for the academic culture that includes, among other things, critical review processes. Students will learn the central role of theory in the research process and they will start to develop the discipline of effective academic writing that they can apply to their Summer Research project. Students will begin the course by sharing their initial research interests. In workshop fashion, students will come to develop this research interest throughout the course.

Mgmt 949: Research Development II

This course builds on the components of the first Research Development course. This course will commence in May which is immediately after the completion of the first course and right in the midst of students conducting their summer research projects. Therefore, the purpose of this course is to provide students with real time guidance as they are developing their summer project. The course also enables students to develop advanced level skills in critiquing their own (and other’s) research work, and advanced level skills at assembling a complete, high quality manuscript. Over the year of the course, students will develop an appreciation for the manuscript review process, and the timelines involved in this process.

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Mgmt 844/944: Consumer Culture Theory I

This course will examine consumers and their consumption behaviours and practices as social and cultural phenomena as opposed to economic or psychological phenomena. By examining the relationship between consumers, the market place and cultural meaning, this course will cover the macro, interpretive, and cultural approaches found in Consumer Culture Theory research.

Mgmt 846/946: Consumer Culture Theory II

This course will examine consumers and their consumption behaviours and practices as social and cultural phenomena as opposed to economic or psychological phenomena. By examining the relationship between consumers, the market place and cultural meaning, this course will cover the macro, interpretive, and cultural approaches found in Consumer Culture Theory research.

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Mgmt 945: Quantitative Models for Marketing I

The course is designed to serve as an introduction to quantitative models in marketing with strong emphasis on research that has implications for solving managerial problems. QMM-I investigates market performance of firms using aggregate-level models while QMM-II focuses on consumer -level analysis including choice models. The main objectives for QMM-I and QMM-II are 1) to familiarize students with fundamentals of aggregate and individual-level models in marketing, 2) to help them acquire modeling skills they can apply to their own research or use to appreciate the extant marketing science literature and 3) to encourage students to come up with research areas and ideas that they will be interested to work in. To facilitate students to get acquainted with many topics each session will concentrate on a major managerial problem such as resource allocation, advertising decisions, diffusion of innovations, pricing and promotion decisions. The class discussion will highlight both the managerial significance of various substantive areas and how different modeling techniques are employed to effectively address these problems.

Mgmt 948: Quantitative Models for Marketing II

The course is designed to serve as an introduction to quantitative models in marketing with strong emphasis on research that has implications for solving managerial problems. QMM-I investigates market performance of firms using aggregate-level models while QMM-II focuses on consumer -level analysis including choice models. The main objectives for QMM-I and QMM-II are 1) to familiarize students with fundamentals of aggregate and individual-level models in marketing, 2) to help them acquire modeling skills they can apply to their own research or use to appreciate the extant marketing science literature and 3) to encourage students to come up with research areas and ideas that they will be interested to work in. To facilitate students to get acquainted with many topics each session will concentrate on a major managerial problem such as resource allocation, advertising decisions, diffusion of innovations, pricing and promotion decisions. The class discussion will highlight both the managerial significance of various substantive areas and how different modeling techniques are employed to effectively address these problems.

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PhD in Management Information Systems

Program Course Summary

Common Core Courses

The common core represents that portion of the PhD program that is shared by all students across all area groups.

The purpose of the common core is for students to:

  • develop an understanding of the diversity of ways in which contributions to knowledge can be made in a business school through a breadth of methodologies, philosophies and perspectives
  • understand what it means to develop an academic career as a respected researcher, teacher, colleague, & mentor
  • gain a foundation for critical thinking skills

Curriculum Mapping

Program Faculty


Dr.ShamelAddas

Dr. Shamel Addas, PhD

Assistant Professor in Management Information Systems
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Dr. Shamel Addas joined Smith School of Business in 2016 as Assistant Professor of Information Systems (IS). Prior to that, he was Assistant Professor of IS at IESEG School of Management in France. Shamel’s research centers on the intended and unintended impact of IS on organizational work. His current research interests include communication technology interruptions, the dark side of IS, and health information technologies. His research has been published in leading journals such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Knowledge Management Research and Practice, and others. He has also presented his work at various academic conferences, including the Academy of Management, ICIS, AMCIS, HICSS and ASAC. Shamel has won several teaching and research awards, including a 2010 Best Paper Award (2010 Pre-ICIS Workshop on HCI Research).

Dr. Addas completed his PhD at McGill University in 2013. He also holds an MBA from the John Molson School of Business and a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the American University in Cairo. Prior to joining academia, he held positions in various areas such as consulting, customer service and support, operations analysis, quality assurance, and production planning engineering.

Dr.KathrynBrohman

Dr. Kathryn Brohman, PhD

Associate Professor & Distinguished Faculty Fellow of MIS
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Kathryn Brohman specializes in the role of integrated systems and technology in executing corporate strategy with a specific focus on the influence of big data and analytics on the coordination of work and decision making as well as the impact of information services on operational excellence and the management of change. Current projects focus on the role of technology on improving systems integration and service coordination in healthcare as well as the development of a unique style of leadership that enables management of today’s complex and fragmented organizational systems. Kathryn is an Associate Editor of Information and Management and is an active Board member of the Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre. 

Dr.YolandeChan

Dr. Yolande Chan, PhD

Associate Dean Research and MSc/PhD Programs & E. Marie Shantz Professor of MIS
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Yolande Chan investigates digital ecosystems, information technology (IT) strategy, knowledge strategy, and dynamic IT alignment in organizations. Her current SSHRC-funded research focuses on IT-enabled business innovation, with a focus on frugal innovation. Dr. Chan serves as Associate Vice-Principal (Research) at Queen's, and was previously Director, The Monieson Centre (formerly the Queen’s Centre for Knowledge-Based Enterprises). She is a past Secretary of the Association for Information Systems and currently serves as Senior Editor, Journal of Strategic Information Systems. She serves on other journal editorial boards and publishes in leading journals such as MIS Quarterly and Information Systems Research.

Dr.BrentGallupe

Dr. Brent Gallupe, PhD

Professor Emeritus of MIS
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Brent Gallupe is Professor of Information Systems, Director and Founder of the Queen’s Executive Decision Centre, and former Associate Dean – Faculty at Smith School of Business. He also holds an on-going Visiting Professor appointment at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.  His current research interests include Collaborative Technologies, IS Control Alignment, and IT-enabled Transparency.  He earned an MBA at Schulich Business School, York University, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration at the University of Minnesota.   He has held editorial appointments at a number of leading IS journals including MIS Quarterly.  His work has been published in such journals as Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Academy of Management Journal, Sloan Management Review, and Journal of Applied Psychology.

Specialty: Collaborative Technologies, IS Control Alignment, Management of Information Technology

Dr.TracyJenkin

Dr. Tracy Jenkin, PhD

Associate Professor
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Dr. Tracy Jenkin’s research explores innovation and cognition in the areas of project management, project alignment, data mining and knowledge discovery, as well as environmental sustainability and IT (green IT). She has published in a variety of top journals including Business and Society, Decision Sciences, Information and OrganizationJournal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Information Technology.

Dr.SandyStaples

Dr. Sandy Staples, PhD

Professor & Distinguished Faculty Fellow of MIS
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Sandy Staples current research interests revolve around how mobile technology and social media can be used to influence behaviours related to environmental sustainability. Previous research mostly focussed on investigating distributed team issues such as the effects of diversity, trust, and other factors on team processes and outcomes and the role of technology to improve the effectiveness of these teams. He also worked on knowledge management issues such as knowledge sharing practices. He studies and teaches IT governance and strategy, and project management. He has worked on a variety of other research topics in the past including predicting and measuring IS effectiveness, business process reengineering, system development practices, and open source software development practices.

Dr.JaneWebster

Dr. Jane Webster, PhD

E. Marie Shantz Chair of MIS
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Dr. Webster's current research concerns information systems and technologies to support environmental sustainability. She has served as a senior editor for MIS Quarterly, and has published in a variety of journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Communication Research,Information Systems Journal, Information Systems Research, Journal of Organizational Behavior, MIS Quarterly, and Organization Science.

Current Students


StudentAreas of interestSupervisorContact
Suchit AhujaDigital Strategy and InnovationYolande ChanEmail
Raheleh BarkhordariGreen IT and pro-environmental use of Information Systems Enterprise Social Media (ESM) and Social Media Technologies, Social Identity Sandy StaplesEmail
Jeffrey DixonIT Strategy, digital transformation, big data, healthcare, hierarchical linear modelingKathryn BrohmanEmail
Ali KhanGreen IT/IS (environmental issues in MIS)Jane WebsterEmail
Carol (Ting) LiDynamic IT capability, digital platformsYolande Chan
Arman  SadreddinDigital Business Strategy, Digital InnovationYolande ChanEmail
Mikhail TsoyOpen Source Software communities, Business Intelligence & AnalyticsSandy StaplesEmail
Eruani ZainuddinCloud computing, IS development & solutionsSandy StaplesEmail