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Entangled strands: A process perspective on the evolution of careers in the context of personal, family, work, and community life

Thu, 2011-12-15 05:45

The goal of this study is to develop a theoretical framework to illuminate the process of careers unfolding over time in an overall life context. We draw on data from a qualitative field study of the career paths of 81 professionals who pursued working on a reduced-load basis as a strategy for sustaining commitment to both their careers and family lives.

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Benevolent Leadership: Conceptualization and Construct Development

Thu, 2011-12-15 08:15

This research examines benevolent leadership and makes three key contributions to organizational research. The first contribution is a theoretical one; the development of a theory-grounded conceptual model of benevolent leadership based on four streams of creating common good in organizations: morality, spirituality, vitality, and community.

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Network exchange patterns in online communities

Thu, 2011-12-15 07:15

Large-scale online communities rely on computer-mediated communication between participants, enabling them to sustain interactions and exchange on a scale hitherto unknown. Yet little research has focused on how these online communities sustain themselves and how their interactions are structured.

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An Analysis of Monopolistic and Competitive Take-Back Schemes for WEEE Recycling

Fri, 2011-12-09 12:00

We study two prevailing types of take-back schemes for electrical and electronic equipment waste recycling: monopolistic and competitive. We address key market and operating factors that make one scheme preferable to the other from the viewpoints of recyclers, manufacturers, and consumers.

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A gerontological network as an interface between healthcare professionals and homecare professionals

Thu, 2011-12-01 05:45

This study aims to investigate healthcare professionals' perceptions of the links between the various actors involved in older patient care (professionals, health services and community services) and to examine the perceived impact of a gerontological network among a range of different actors.

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Economic instruments for obesity prevention: results of a scoping review and modified delphi survey

Thu, 2011-11-17 07:30

Comprehensive, multi-level approaches are required to address obesity. One important target for intervention is the economic domain. The purpose of this study was to synthesize existing evidence regarding the impact of economic policies targeting obesity and its causal behaviours (diet, physical activity), and to make specific recommendations for the Canadian context.

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Professors Francesca Carrieri and Vihang Errunza win Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence

Tue, 2011-11-08 12:00

Professors Francesca Carrieri and Vihang Errunza have won an Emerald Management Reviews Citation of Excellence for their article “Characterizing world market integration through time”, published in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis in 2007.

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Professor Shanling Li wins Best Paper Award by Information Systems Research

Tue, 2011-11-08 12:00

Desautels Professor Shanling Li, along with Jennifer Shang and Sandra A. Slaughter, have won the Best Paper Award for their paper, "Why do Software Firms Fail? Capabilities, Competitive Actions, and Firm Survival in the Software Industry from 1995 to 2007," which was published in Information Systems Research (ISR) in 2010.

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Funds From Operations versus net income: Examining the dividend-relevance of REIT performance measures

Tue, 2011-11-08 12:00

This study compares Funds From Operations (FFO) and net income by examining how well these two performance measures explain the dividend policy of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) beyond operating cash flows.

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A bi-objective model for planning and managing rail-truck intermodal transportation of hazardous materials

Wed, 2011-11-02 03:00

We propose a bi-objective optimization framework for routing rail-truck intermodal shipments with hazardous materials, when shippers and receivers have access to alternate intermodal terminals. A tabu-search based solution methodology is developed, which together with the optimization framework is applied to realistic size problem instances to gain managerial insights.

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