Business research excellence recognized by federal granting agency

    Alberta School of Business receives research funding totalling $3.59M

    July 18, 2019

    School of Business

    Alberta School of Business building

    Nine Alberta School of Business faculty members and one PhD student have been awarded research grants through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight and Connection programs. The ten individuals were applicants or co-applicants on 13 different research projects totalling $3,596,564. The announcement was made yesterday in Fredericton by Minister of Science and Sport Kristy Duncan as part of a larger funding announcement of $285M for 6,900 researchers and graduate students across Canada.

    “As a research-intensive business school committed to competing at the highest levels globally, I am proud to see so many of our faculty members recognized for their scholarship,’ said Dean Joseph Doucet. “On behalf of myself and the entire Alberta School of Business, I’d like to congratulate all of our applicants for their continued commitment to research excellence.”

    Yesterday’s SSHRC news continues an impressive run of recognition for the Alberta School of Business. In addition to being named the fourth best business university in Canada in Maclean’s magazine’s 2019 rankings, the School’s Executive Education program ranked as a top professional development provider according to the Financial Times newest global rankings (fifth best in Canada and 57th worldwide in the open-enrolment category, and fifth in Canada and 79th in the world for customized executive education programs). The University of Alberta was also ranked 63rd in the world in the subjects of economics and business in the 2019 National Taiwan University (NTU) Rankings.

    2019-20 Insight Development Grants

    Name: Paul Messinger (Marketing, Business Economics and Law)
    Grant status: Co-applicant
    Amount: $43,874
    Project: What Makes Products Weird? Conceptual Antecedents and Consumer Behavioral Consequences

    Name: Sarah Moore (Marketing, Business Economics and Law)
    Grant status: Applicant
    Amount: $57,066
    Project: A Spoonful of Sugar: Harnessing Fun to Increase Charitable Donations

    Name: Jennifer Argo (Marketing, Business Economics and Law)
    Grant status: Co-applicant
    Amount: $57,066
    Project: A Spoonful of Sugar: Harnessing Fun to Increase Charitable Donations

    Name: Ke Wang (Accounting, Operations and Information)
    Grant status: Applicant
    Amount: $54,670
    Project: Externalities of Disclosing Audit Partner Identity in the US: Evidence from Form AP

    2018-19 Insight Grants

    Name: Ian Gellatly (Strategic Management and Organization)
    Grant status: Co-applicant
    Amount: $184,657
    Project: Stress and destructive leadership: Causes, conditions, and the mitigating role of mindfulness

    Name: Trish Reay (Strategic Management and Organization)
    Grant status: Co-applicant
    Amount: $98,566
    Project: Inter-organizational Communities of Practice

    Name: Joel Gehman (Strategic Management and Organization)
    Grant status: Applicant
    Amount: $131,829
    Project: In search of organizational authenticity: the case of sustainability certifications

    Name: Sarah Moore (Marketing, Business Economics and Law)
    Grant status: Applicant
    Amount: $161,107
    Project: Slanguage: The Use and Effects of Slang Terms in Consumer-to-Consumer and Firm-to-Consumer Online Communication

    Name: Paul Messinger (Marketing, Business Economics and Law)
    Grant status: Co-applicant
    Amount: $161,107
    Project: Slanguage: The Use and Effects of Slang Terms in Consumer-to-Consumer and Firm-to-Consumer Online Communication

    Name: Ian Gellatly (Strategic Management and Organization)
    Grant status: Collaborator
    Amount: $238,115
    Project: Conflict Profiles in Organizational Work Teams: A New Frontier

    19-20 Partnership Engage Grants

    Name: Emily Block (Strategic Management and Organization)
    Grant status: Applicant
    Amount: $22,113
    Project: The Business of Aging: The Emergence and Legitimacy of Elder Care Organizations and Institutions in Ghana

    2019-20 Partnership Grants

    Name: Kyle Murray (Marketing, Business Economics and Law)
    Grant status: Co-applicant
    Amount: $2,499,567
    Project: Behaviourally Informed Organizations: Creating an Integrative Theory of Behavioural Change and Embedding it in Organizations

    2019-20 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships—Doctoral

    Name: Rory Waisman
    Amount: $105,000
    Project: The heavy-handed advantage in nudging sustained behaviour change


    Full list of SSHRC recipients

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