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Steering Vaccinomics Innovations with Anticipatory Governance and Participatory Foresight

Thu, 2011-09-22 05:45

Vaccinomics is the convergence of vaccinology and population-based omics sciences. The success of knowledge-based innovations such as vaccinomics is not only contingent on access to new biotechnologies. It also requires new ways of governance of science, knowledge production, and management...

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Competing perspectives on the link between strategic information technology alignment and organizational agility: Insights from a mediation model

Wed, 2011-06-01 12:00

Strategic information technology alignment remains a top priority for business and IT executives. Yet with a recent rise in environmental volatility, firms are asking how to be more agile in identifying and responding to market-based threats and opportunities. Whether alignment helps or hurts agility is an unresolved issue...

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An odyssey into virtual worlds: Exploring the impacts of technological and spatial environments on intention to purchase virtual products

Thu, 2011-09-01 12:00

Although research on three-dimensional virtual environments abounds, little is known about the social and business aspects of virtual worlds. Given the emergence of large-scale social virtual worlds, such as Second Life, and the dramatic growth in sales of virtual goods, it is important to understand the dynamics that govern the purchase of virtual goods in virtual worlds...

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An expert in consumer marketing, Laurette Dubé, honoured for her work

Thu, 2011-08-25 04:30

Selected by an independent jury as the 2011 Women of Distinction Awards’ laureate in the “Social and Environmental Sciences” category, Laurette Dubé is a professor at McGill University and holds the James McGill Chair of Consumer and Lifestyle Psychology and Marketing. She is also the Founding Chair and Scientific Director of the McGill World Platform for Health and Economic Convergence.

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Using signature matrix to analyze conflicting frames during the IS implementation process

Tue, 2011-08-16 12:00

Analyzing and theoretically accommodating the presence of diverse perspectives or frames during the implementation process has proved conceptually complex and empirically elusive within the extant IS research. The purpose of this manuscript is to introduce a research methodology to rectify these challenges in analyzing frames, i.e., signature matrix.

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Home is where the healthy meal is

Thu, 2011-07-28 07:15

The report, by Prof. Ji Lu of Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Catherine Huet, and Prof.. Laurette Dubé of McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, concludes that “the home is a privileged environment that nurtures healthy eating and in which healthier food choices trigger and are triggered by more positive emotions.”

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Corporate Social Responsibility, Investor Behaviors, and Stock Market Returns: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in China

Mon, 2011-07-11 12:00

This article studies how financial investors respond to firms' corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance in terms of their investing behaviors, and how such behaviors change contingent on an event that provokes their attention and concerns to CSR.

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Emotional reinforcement as a protective factor for healthy eating in home settings

Fri, 2011-07-08 12:00

Background: According to the literature, meals consumed at home are healthier than those consumed away from home (AFH), but reasons underlying this protective effect have not been fully understood. Emotional reinforcement of healthy eating patterns at home is examined as a putative contributing mechanism.

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Canadian Business School Research Productivity Survey Shows Desautels Faculty in Top Spot

Thu, 2011-06-23 07:15

Conducted by the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, the primary purpose of this survey is to report the research productivity of Canadian business schools during 2005‐09 using the publication of peer reviewed journal articles in 40 top journals used by Financial Times (FT 40 journals). Data collection took place between summer 2010 and March 2011.

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Professor Alain Pinsonneault’s SSHRC Grant Application Ranks 1st

Fri, 2011-06-17 12:00

Desautels Professor Alain Pinsonneault’s grant application to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), entitled: "Information Technology and Managerial Peripheral Vision: A Network Analysis Perspective" was ranked 1st out of 129 applications in Committee 29 this year.

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