Grant Recipients

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) are federal agencies that promote and support university-based research and training in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering. These grants are the primary source of research funding at the Alberta School of Business. They allow our faculty to conduct innovative research in all areas of business, which results in a dynamic and engaging learning environment for our students.

The following is a list of Alberta School of Business researchers (* denotes researcher as a co-applicant) who have received grants in the past 5 years, listed from the most recent award.





Researcher Name



Total Award

Efstathios Avdis

Financial Markets, Information Extraction and Artificial Intelligence 

SSHRC Insight Grants


Adelina Barbalau

Financing The Transition to A Sustainable Economy: Theory and Evidence

SSHRC Insight Grants


Timothy Hannigan

The Emerging Blockchain Entrepreneurship Field

SSHRC Insight Grants


Runjing Lu

Effects of violent protests on entrepreneurship and firms

SSHRC Insight Development Grants


Sarah Moore and Paul Messinger (Co-PI)

Artificial or intelligent: how AI agents’ language use affects customer satisfaction

SSHRC Insight Development Grants


Borzou Rostami

Post-Pandemic Shelf Space Planning in Physical Retailing

 SSHRC Insight Development Grant


Borzou Rostami

Discrete Optimization under Interactions and Uncertainty

NSERC Discovery Grant


Borzou Rostami

Discrete Optimization under Interactions and Uncertainty

 NSERC Discovery Grant (supplement)


Barry Scholnick

Banks and Their Debtors

SSHRC Insight Grants


Angelique Slade Shantz

Occupational Degrowth: Why individuals choose intentional downward occupational transitions

SSHRC Insight Development Grants


Researcher Name Title Program Total Award
Sanjay Banerjee Climate Disclosure: Physical Climate Risk, Investor Demands, and Firms' Voluntary Disclosure Decisions SSHRC Insight Development Grants $52,592
Noah Castelo Exploring Social and Commercial Applications of Chatbots SSHRC Insight Development Grants $57,907
Karen Hughes Building Gender-Inclusive Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Canada SSHRC Insight Grants $140,709
Sahil Raina Debt, Bankruptcy and Labour Market Outcomes SSHRC Insight Development Grants $54,000
Researcher Name Title Program Total Award
Noah Castelo and Gerald Haubl* Understanding Consumer and Employee Reactions to AI Technologies SSHRC Insight Grants $121,084
Robert Fisher Development and Validation of a New Measure of Socially Desirable Responding in Organizations: Effects of Unethical Organizational Behavior on False Reporting SSHRC Insight Grants $93,015
Vern Glaser The Rise of Business Analytics: Understanding the Hidden Data Dynamics that are Transforming Business Practices SSHRC Insight Grants $201,837
Gerald Haubl Using Choice Architecture to Promote Long-Term Behavior Change SSHRC Insight Grants $237,200
Saied Samiedaluie Approximate Dynamic Programming for Service Systems NSERC Discovery Grant $127,500
Ian Gellatly* Informal Accommodations as Social Exchange: Canadian Managers' Reactions to Employees with and without Disabilities SSHRC Insight Grants $170,463
Florin Sabac* Corporate Governance with Biased Managers SSHRC Insight Grants $98,783
Christopher Steele* The Rise of Business Analytics: Understanding the Hidden Data Dynamics that are Transforming Business Practices SSHRC Insight Grants $201,837
Angelique Slade Shantz* Scaling Entrepreneurship for Economics Development (SEED): Supporting International and Local Promoters of Entrepreneurship Programs SSHRC Partnership Development Grants $196,265
Ilbin Lee* NSERC/ CFS Canada Wildfire Strategic Network NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks $5,050,000
Paul Messinger Channel Power in the Cannabis Industry SSHRC Insight Development Grants $45,775
Barry Scholnick* Peer Effects and Program Take-Up: Evidence from Employer-employee Linked Administrative Data SSHRC Insight Development Grants $61,700
Researcher Name Title Program Total Award
Paul Messinger* What Makes Products Weird? Conceptual Antecedents and Consumer Behavioral Consequences SSHRC Insight Development Grants $43,874
Sarah Moore and Jennifer Argo* A Spoonful of Sugar: Harnessing Fun to Increase Charitable Donations SSHRC Insight Development Grants $57,066
Ke Wang Externalities of Disclosing Audit Partner Identity in the US: Evidence from Form AP SSHRC Insight Development Grants $54,670
Ian Gellatly* Stress and Destructive Leadership: Causes, Conditions and the Mitigating Role of Mindfulness SSHRC Insight Grants $184,657
Trish Reay* Inter-organizational Communities of Practice  SSHRC Insight Grants $98,566
Sarah Moore and Paul Messinger* Slanguage: The Use and Effects of Slang Terms in Consumer-to-Consumer and Firm-to-Consumer Online Communications SSHRC Insight Grants $161,107
Ian Gellatly* Conflict Profiles in Organizational Work Teams: A New Frontier SSHRC Insight Grants $238,115
Emily Block The Business of Aging: The Emergence and Legitimacy of Elder Care Organizations and Institutions in Ghana SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants $22,113
Kyle Murray* Behaviourally Informed Organizations: Creating an Integrative Theory of Behavioural Change and Embedding it in Organizations SSHRC Partnership Grants $2,499,567
Armann Ingolfsson Service Operations Management NSERC Discovery Grant $162,500
Ilbin Lee NSERC Discovery Launch Supplement $12,500
Researcher Name Title Program Total Award
Ivor Cribben Networks for Multivariate Time Series NSERC Discovery Grant $90,000
Ilbin Lee Computational Sensitivity Analysis for Decision-Making under Data Uncertainty NSERC Discovery Grant $132,900
Madeline Toubiana* Uber'ing Away Stigma: The Impact of Sharing Technology on Stigmatized Occupations SSHRC Insight Development Grants $66,786
Tim Hannigan and Anthony Briggs* The Cultural Holes of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems SSHRC Insight Development Grants $58,581
Michael Lounsbury University Sustainability and Institutional Complexity SSHRC Insight Development Grants $55,000
Lukas Roth Institutional Investors and Firms' Corporate Social Responsibility: A Cross-Country Analysis SSHRC Insight Grants $125,351