Research and Innovation

Schulich’s faculty members have been producing world-class research for many years now. They are among the most innovative scholars in the world, conducting cutting-edge research in numerous areas of management education and business.

Looking at the impressive breadth and uniqueness of the research questions and topics that Schulich researchers are taking on, it is fascinating to see how we are asking the hard and unconventional questions. Learn more about the impressive research here:

Research Day 2019
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Our next quantum leap is supported by our new Rob and Cheryl McEwen Graduate Study & Research Building that opened in January 2019. The McEwen Building provides a vibrant, collaborative and inspiring environment for further milestones in Schulich’s pathbreaking research activities, and houses a number of Centres of Excellence in areas of management education where Schulich is a global leader. These include Schulich’s Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business, the Centre for Global Enterprise, the Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure, and a future Centre of Excellence in Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.

Spotlight on Research 2018

Through this publication, we offer a glimpse of Schulich’s faculty research to our stakeholders, which include our students, other academics globally, our worldwide alumni community, and our generous donors. We invite you to peruse our publication and learn more about the fascinating research work underway at the School.

Spotlight on Research Magazine
2019 Faculty Research
2019 Phd Research

Research Success Stories

Humboldt Research Award

Schulich’s Business History Chair wins prestigious Humboldt Research Award

Matthias Kipping, Richard E. Waugh Chair in Business History at Schulich School of Business, has received a prestigious research award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, a German organization that promotes science, cross-disciplinary research and intercultural understanding. This is the first time a professor at the Schulich School of Business has received a Humboldt Research Award.

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Royal Society of Canada Fellow

Professor Russell Belk Elected to Royal Society of Canada

Russell Belk, Professor of Marketing, Kraft Foods Canada Chair in Marketing, was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In announcing Professor Belk’s election as a Fellow in the Division of Social Sciences, the Royal Society of Canada described him as a “world leader” in his field as well as one of the founders of Consumer Culture Theory. The Royal Society of Canada is the country’s most senior and distinguished council of scholars.

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Early Researcher Award

Schulich Professor Wins Prestigious Early Researcher Award

Theodore Noseworthy, Associate Professor of Marketing and Canada Research Chair in Entrepreneurial Innovation and the Public Good became the first Schulich Professor to receive the Early Researcher Award (ERA) from Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation. He is putting the $190,000 grant to good use by exploring the real-world impact of how dressed-up junk food can hinder peoples’ ability to self-regulate consumption, leading to overconsumption.

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Dean’s Research Impact Awards – Lifetime Achievement and Emerging Leader

Schulich Celebrates Faculty at Research Day

Dean Dezsö J. Horváth, CM, presented the Dean’s Impact Research Awards to recognize and reward Schulich faculty members who have demonstrated excellence in research. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Christine Oliver, Professor and Henry J. Knowles Chair in Organizational Strategy, and the Emerging Leader Award went to Associate Professor Charlene Zietsma.

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Citations of Excellence Awards

Two Schulich Professors Earn Citation of Excellence Awards

Professor of Strategy, Dirk Matten and Professor of Operations Management and Information Systems, Wade Cook were recently bestowed prestigious Citation of Excellence Awards for their 2014 papers in the Emerald Group Publishing journals.

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Schulich Professor Emeritus Ron Burke receives Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award

Schulich Professor Emeritus Ron Burke Receives Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award

Ronald J. Burke, professor emeritus of organization studies at the Schulich School of Business at York University, is the recipient of one of the top awards presented by the Academy of Management (AOM). Burke received AOM’s 2017 Career Achievement Award for Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner.

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Kulp-Wright Book Award

17th Century Perspective Earns Prestigious Book Award

The American Risk and Insurance Association (ARIA) recently announced that Professor Moshe A. Milevsky’s book King William’s Tontine: Why the Retirement Annuity of the Future Should Resemble Its Past has been selected to receive the 2017 Kulp-Wright Book Award.

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University Professorship

Eileen Fischer Receives Coveted York Honour

At the fall convocation, Schulich Professor of Marketing, Anne & Max Tanenbaum Chair in Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, Director, PhD Program, Eileen Fischer earned one of York University’s most prestigious honours with a University Professorship. “Eileen Fischer has reached the highest echelons of academic success and has excelled in all dimensions of academic endeavour. The honour of being named a University Professor is truly well deserved,” said Dean Dezsö J. Horváth.

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40 Most Outstanding B-School Profs Under 40

Dr. Murat Kristal Honoured by Poets & Quants

 Poets & Quants recently released their list of “The Most Outstanding 40-Under-40 B-School Profs”, and Schulich’s own Murat Kristal was included. Dr. Kristal is the Director of the Master of Business Analytics (MBAN) program, which he established four years ago – the first of its kind in Canada.

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Canada’s Top 30 Under 30

Marketing Professor Named Top 30 Under 30

Assistant Professor of Marketing Ela Veresiu has been named one of Marketing Magazine’s 30 Under 30, the next wave of marketing leaders revealed in a nation-wide search for Canada’s top talent. As one of the youngest business professors in North America, Professor Veresiu studies consumer behavior with a specific focus on the political dynamics of consumption.

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Mary Parker Follet Highly Commended Award

Schulich Professor Shares Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal Award

The Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal has awarded a Schulich professor’s paper the Mary Parker Follet Highly Commended Award for 2016. Immigration and neoliberalism: three cases and counter accounts was co-authored by Marcia Annisette, Program Director of the Master of Accounting program, with colleagues from Hofstra University and the University of London.

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#1 Contribution for Chinese Entrepreneurship Research

Researcher Examines How Bombardier Maintains its Leading Edge in China

Professor of Strategic Management/Policy and Newmont Endowed Chair in Business Strategy Justin Tan examines the Chinese rail transportation manufacturing industry with a focus on the high-speed train sector. For his research efforts, Professor Tan was recognized as the top contributor of Chinese Entrepreneurship research based on three leading entrepreneurship journals; the Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Journal of Small Business Management.

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