Uma Kumar’s research focusing on Enhancing Firm’s Performance through Cloud Manufacturing will investigate the fact that many manufacturing firms have their operations and resources (e.g. design, R&D, manufacturing), at geographically decentralized locations and that they need to be integrated to facilitate information and data sharing. Advancements in Cloud Manufacturing is thought to do this; however, the question is – does cloud manufacturing help and how. This research supported by the RAA award will investigate to what extent cloud manufacturing influence the firm’s performance and does it help to create synergy between strategy and manufacturing capability. This empirical study is case-based to be conducted in Canada and the U.S.
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’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’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’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’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.
Fulbright Canada Distinguished Chair
Florence Neymotin is an Associate Professor of Decision Sciences with the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University. Her research focuses on issues in applied microeconomics, public goods, health, and machine learning. She has published numerous articles in journals such as the Journal of Economic Psychology, the Economics of Education Review, Economics Bulletin, Applied Economics Letters, IZA Journal of Migration, and the Journal of Labor Research. Florence will be joining Sprott School of Business as the 2019/20 visiting Fulbright Canada Distinguished Chair in Entrepreneurship.
Carol-Ann Tetrault Sirsly Award
Linda Duxbury has published widely in both the academic and practitioner literatures in the area of work-family conflict, change management, supportive work environments, employee wellbeing, role overload, telework, the use and impact of office technology, managing the new workforce and supportive management.