Angela Dionisi – 2019
Angela Dionisi’s research, focusing on Examining the Intersection of Workplace Sexual Harassment and Parenting, will investigate what lessons parents are teaching their children about sexual harassment, and by extension, the potential role parents play in mitigating the occurrence of sexual harassment in the workplace. Through her research, she aims to generate knowledge that can be used to foster healthier workplace environments.
Luciara Nardon – 2018
Luciara Nardon’s proposed research aims to uncover the role of various types of social support in the career path of newcomers through a qualitative study of professional migrants working in Canada. From a practical point of view, this study has important implications to organizations engaged with newcomers both as employers or in supporting roles as well as the potential to inform policies related to professional migration.
Jose Rojas-Mendez – 2017
Jose Rojas-Mendez’s research aims to contribute to the nascent field of nation brand personality by addressing three main objectives specifically in regards to the brand Canada in the Latin American market: (1) developing a scale for measuring Canada’s brand personality, (2) determining whether this scale comprises good predictors of behavioral intentions towards Canada (i.e. willingness to buy Canadian products, interest in visiting Canada and invest in Canadian businesses, etc.), and (3) examining the implications of the individual culture and personality (e.g. self-congruity) upon the Canada’s brand personality structure. The proposed study advances theory in three important ways.
Sujit Sur – 2016
Sujit Sur’s research aims to undertake a comprehensive investigation of the ownership phenomenon to enhance the theoretical understanding of ownership’s impact on performance, and specifically to investigate the relationship between a firm’s ownership structure and the firm’s sustainability related performance. This project will build on extant findings to develop an overarching theoretical model and an ownership typology, empirically validate the existing ownership measures, and investigate ownership’s relationship with environmental and societal performance outcomes.
Linda Duxbury – 2015
Linda Duxbury’s proposed research focuses on two types of employed caregivers: (1) Employees with responsibilities for the care of an adult dependent (i.e. eldercare), and (2) Employees in the sandwich group: individuals who find themselves in the position of being caregivers for their young children and/or adult children as well as one or both of aging parents. The proposed research undertakes two qualitative inductive case studies which will increase our understanding of: (1) the challenges employed caregivers in Canada face in their attempts to balance the demands placed on them at work and at outside work, and (2) how such employees can be supported at work, at home, and within the community.