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Edwards Research Awards, Chairs & Scholars

 

Chair and scholar positions are available in key areas of focus at the Edwards School of Business and the University of Saskatchewan. Edwards researchers have been successful in obtaining major research grants from the federal funding agencies including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) among a number of other external agencies and internal grants that provide research support. Edwards faculty members are also awarded for achievement at the school level for top tier journal publications and Dean's awards for emerging and outstanding scholars.

Edwards Scholars and Chairs

Enhancement Chairs in Business are awarded for research achievement and demonstrable leadership in a given field of business. The Chair program assists the Edwards School of Business in recruiting and retaining world-class faculty with business research and scholarship, who have made sustained contributions to their field at a national and international level. The Enhancement Chairs in Business are funded by the endowment from donor N. Murray Edwards. Chair-holders receive an annual salary stipend plus an annual research award.

Maureen Bourassa
Term: 2022-2025 (3 year)

Dr. Maureen Bourassa is an expert in studying the impact of respect in marketing relationships and has published in the top journals in the field. Her research has generated knowledge around the practical aspects of building respectful relationships within marketplace contexts (i.e., stakeholder relationships, business-to-consumer relationships, and business-to-business relationships) and speaks directly to several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Min Maung

Term: 2022-2025 (3 year)

Dr. Min Maung is an active researcher in the areas of international corporate finance, governance, and entrepreneurial finance, publishing a significant number of articles in highly-regarded academic journals. He is currently serving as Editor in Chief of the Advanced Business and Finance Journal and was recently awarded a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Devan Mescall
Term: 2022-2025 (3 year)

Dr. Devan Mescall is a globally recognized expert in taxation by academics, accounting professionals and policy makers. He has published impactful articles in the top journals in the field of Accounting and has written the leading textbook on taxation in Canada. Dr. Mescall has collaborated with Indigenous business leaders to research the taxation challenges of urban reserves. His research has received significant funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

Hamed Samarghandi
Term: 2022-2025 (3 year)

Dr. Hamed Samarghandi has expertise in the area of operations research and optimization. His research studies practical problems in facility layout planning and optimization, scheduling optimization, supply chain management, health care planning and optimization, and lean construction and construction risk management. His research has consistently been published in the top journals in the field and has been funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council.

Joseph Schmidt
Term: 2022-2025 (3 year)

Dr. Joe Schmidt is known internationally for his expertise in the effects of personality on workplace outcomes as well as strategic human resources. His research addresses practical problems as he collaborates with industry partners to analyze real world data sets. Dr. Schmidt's research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and appears in the top journals in his field.

The Sutherland Scholar in International Business is a Scholar designation awarded for research achievement in a given area, with the intent of recognizing current accomplishments in the field and providing seed funds toward the eventual submission of a full proposal to a tri-council agency (or equivalent). The program is meant to assist the Edwards School of Business in retaining talented, high potential faculty with strong research and scholarship.

 

Craig Wilson
Term: 2021-2024 (3 year)

Dr. Wilson has established expertise in international business research and has a track record of demonstrated academic excellence. Wilson’s planned program of future research includes a focus on risk and information asymmetry and investment opportunities and strategic firm decisions, especially as related to Canadian and US firms. Wilson also plans to incorporate students into all levels of research on international business, from data collection to thesis topics, to students in courses informed by the results of his research.

 

This Scholar position is expressly tied to a desire to further the contributions and achievements of the George S. Dembroski Student Managed Portfolio Trust (SMPT). The selected Scholar works collaboratively with students, the business community and other faculty members of financial portfolio management, timely and professional-quality reporting, and related governance issues. A Scholar designation is awarded for research achievement in a given area, with the intent of recognizing current accomplishments in the field and providing seed funds toward the eventual submission of a full proposal to a tri-council agency (or equivalent). The program is meant to assist the Edwards School of Business in retaining talented, high potential faculty with strong research and scholarship 

 

Abdullah Mamun
Term: 2022-2025 (3 year)

Mamun has expertise in banking and financial institutions, as well as governance, aligning with the terms of the scholar position. He is a trustee on the Academic Money Purchase Plan at USask and a Fellow in Credit Union Finance at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Cooperatives.

Research Grants

Tri-Agency Funding

  • 2022-2023

    SSHRC Insight Development Grants

    Social Norms, Board Gender Diversity, and Firm Performance
    Winter (February) 2022 Competition (2022-2023)
    Principal Investigator: Min Maung
    $50,213

    Understanding social and political attitudes in rural Canada via ethnography
    Winter (February) 2022 Competition (2022-2023)
    Principal Investigator: Clark Banack
    Co-Investigator: Dionne Pohler
    $74,594

  • 2021-2022

    SSHRC Partnership Engage Grants

    Online listening responses: Supporting learner engagement in online courses
    September 2021 Competition (2021-2022)
    Principal Investigator: Shan Wang
    Co-Investigator(s): Fang Wang, Wilfrid Laurier University
    Collaborator(s): Du Zhao, Beijing Sport University
    Partner(s): Beijing Shuimu Xinbu Network Technology Co., LTD
    $24,997

    SSHRC Explore Grants 

    The effects of manager talent hindering on employee turnover intentions
    Spring 2022 comeptition (2021/2022)
    Principal Investigator: David Kraichy
    Co-Investigator: Megan Walsh
    $7,000

    The Role of Gender Stereotypes in Advertising and Mindfulness on Leadership Aspirations and Perceived Respect
    Spring 2021 competition (2021/2022)
    Principal Investigator: Maureen Bourassa
    Co-Investigator(s): Megan Walsh and Erica Carleton
    $7,000

  • 2020-2021

    SSHRC Explore Grants 

    Professional Discipline Committee Judgment and Decision Making
    Spring 2020 competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator: Regan Schmidt
    $7,000

    Ethical Leadership Behaviour & Gender Bias
    Spring 2020 competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator: Erica Carleton
    Co-Investigator(s): Megan Walsh
    $6,965

    Exploring Retail Pharmacists Burnout and Work Engagement
    Spring 2020 competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator: Jason Perepelki
    Co-Investigator(s): Grant Wilson
    $7,000

  • 2019-2020

    SSHRC Insight Grants 

    The determinants and impacts of tax certainty in a global economy
    Fall 2019 Competition (2019-2020)
    Principal Investigator: Devan Mescall
    Co-Investigator(s): Kenneth Klassen, University of Waterloo
    $193,741 (Stream B)

    Online social networking and social commerce performance: An ego network perspective
    Fall 2019 Competition (2019-2020)
    Principal Investigator: Shan Wang
    $69,410 (Stream A)

    Patient Influencers: A Marketplace Approach to Investigating the Influence of Expert Patients
    Fall 2019 Competition (2019-2020)
    Principal Investigator: Marjorie Delbaere
    Co-Investigator(s): Erin Willis, University of Colorado at Boulder
    $85,819 (Stream A)

    SSHRC Insight Development Grants 

    Implicit Expectations of Leaders' Emotions
    Winter 2020 Competition (2019-2020)
    Principal Investigator: Julie Weatherhead 
    Co-Investigator(s): Erica Carleton
    $61,886

    SSHRC Partnership Grants

    Monitoring and evaluation of climate change education partnership
    Fall 2019 Competitions Stage 2 (2019-2020)
    Principal Investigator: Marcia McKenzie, University of Saskatchewan
    Co-Investigator: Chelsea Willness, Edwards/USask
    $2,499,863

  • 2018-2019

    SSHRC Insight Grants

    Stress and destructive leadership: Causes, conditions, and the mitigating role of mindfulness
    Fall 2018 Competition (2018-2019)
    Principal Investigator: Kara Arnold
    Co-Investigator(s): Megan Walsh, Edwards/USask, Catherine E. Connelly, McMaster University, Ian R. Gellatly, University of Alberta
    $184,657

    SSHRC Insight Development Grants

    The Effects of Job Advertisement Messaging and Applicant Traits on Job Pursuit Decisions
    Winter 2019 Competition (2018-2019)
    Principal Investigator: Joe Schmidt
    Co-Investigator(s): Joshua Bourdage, University of Calgary
    $61,500.00

    Sleepiness, mindfulness, and bias against women in leadership positions
    Winter 2019 Competition (2018-2019)
    Principal Investigator: Erica Carleton
    Co-Investigator(s): Megan Walsh, University of Saskatchewan and Nick Turner, University of Calgary
    $57,541.00

    Developing reputation in emerging economies: The case of FDIs and MNEs in the East African Community
    Winter 2019 competition (2018-2019)
    Principal Investigator: Aloysius Newenham-Kahindi
    $60,320.00

     

  • 2017-2018

    SSHRC Insight Development Grants

    Addressing stereotype threat for women in leadership: The role of mindfulness
    Winter 2018 competition (2017-2018)
    Principal Investigator: Megan Walsh
    Co-Investigator(s): Erica Carleton, University of Saskatchewan
    Collaborator(s): Kara Arnold, Memorial University of Newfoundland
    $64,871

    SSHRC Partnership Grants

    Monitoring and evaluation of climate change education partnership
    Winter 2019 Competition Stage 1 (2017-2018)
    Principal Investigator: Marcia McKenzie, University of Saskatachen
    Co-Investigator(s): Chelsea Willness, Edwards/USask 
    $20,000

    SSHRC Explore Grants

    Mindfulness at work: An experimental investigation
    Spring 2018 Competition (2017-2018)
    Principal Investigator: Megan Walsh
    Co-Investigator(s): Erica Carleton
    $6,990

External Funding

  • 2021-2022

    Business Schools Association of Canada (BSAC)

    Indigenous Allyship in Canadian Business Schools: Towards a comprehensive framework for implementation
    Spring 2022 competition
    Principal Investigator: Maureen Bourassa
    Co-Investigators: Marjorie Delbaere, Dana Carriere, and Joelena Leader
    $10,000

    MITACS

    Mitacs Accelerate
    Title: Evaluating the Winter Economy in Saskatoon
    Principal Investigator: Suresh Kalagnanam
    Student: Erfan Mahmoodzadeh
    $20,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Winter 2022 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: David Zhang
    Research Intern: Kira Blomquist
    Partner: DHMG Coaching & Consulting, LTD
    $15,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor:  Megan Walsh
    Research Intern: Kiera Prior
    Partner: International Minerals Innovation Institute (IMII)
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2021 competition
    Co-Principal Investigators/Co-supervisors: Moshin Jat and Craig Wilson
    Research Intern: Jason Monette
    Partner: BOLD Growth Inc.
    $15,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Brooke Klassen
    Research Intern: Alex Mulenga-Woo
    Partner: Pioneer Solar & Renewables
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Brooke Klassen
    Research Intern: Alex Mulenga-Woo
    Partner: Environmental Instruments Canada Inc. (EIC)
    $15,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Marjorie Delbaere and Roland Auer
    Research Intern: Jacqueline Morris
    Partner: Cubresa
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Marjorie Delbaere and Roland Auer
    Research Intern: Dominic Ong
    Partner: Cubresa
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Roland Auer and Marjorie Delbaere 
    Research Intern: Vedashree Meher
    Partner: Cubresa
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: David Williams & Ray Spiteri
    Research Intern: Brenna Pochipinski
    Partner: Refresh Enterprises Inc.
    $15,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: David Zhang
    Research Intern: Kira Blomquist
    Partner: DHMG, Ltd. 
    $15,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Joe Schmidt
    Research Intern: Paige Andrusiak
    Partner: FFUN Group
    $15,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Trevor Maber
    Research Intern: Jenna Myers
    Partner: FFUN Group
    $15,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Tyler Case
    Research Intern: Treyton Pernitsky
    Partner: ArcticShelf
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Trevor Maber
    Research Intern: Nhu Tran
    Partner: BOLTZ.AI Inc
    $15,000

  • 2020-2021

    MITACS

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Spring 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Maureen Bourassa
    Research Intern: Jillian Wolkowski
    Partner: Lifetime Productions Limited
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Spring 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Tyler Case
    Research Intern: Treyton Perisky
    Partner: Arctic Shelf
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Spring 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Tyler Case
    Research Intern: Abdu Etagiuri
    Partner: Open Door Society
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Spring 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Lee Swanson
    Research Intern: Jason Monette
    Partner: City of Saskatoon
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Spring 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Trevor Maber
    Research Intern: Jeana Myers
    Partner: FFUN Motor Group
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Spring 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Trevor Maber
    Research Intern: Jamie Bell
    Partner: City of Saskatoon
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Spring 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Joe Schmidt
    Research Intern: Paige Andrusiak
    Partner: FFUN Motor Group
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Spring 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Hal Elkins
    Research Intern: Yasmine Wafa
    Partner: City of Saskatoon
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Spring 2021 competition
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Lorelei Nickel
    Research Intern: Mary Engel
    Partner: Farm Management Canada
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Marjorie Delbaere
    Research Intern: Madison Guran
    Partner: Real Property Management Professionals
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Lee Swanson
    Research Intern: Emmett Keith
    Partner: Sasklander/Western Heritage
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Erica Carleton
    Research Intern: Shannon Poundmaker
    Partner: Saskatchewan Landlord Association
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Maureen Bourassa
    Research Intern: Nicole Matsalla
    Partner: Blue Moose Media
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Marjorie Delbaere
    Research Intern: Jenna Kachur
    Partner: Dress for Success Saskatchewan
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Megan Walsh
    Research Intern: Taryn Leason
    Partner: Saskatchewan 4-H Council Inc.
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Keith Willoughby
    Research Intern: Harrison Phillips
    Partner: Engineered Code Consulting Inc.
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Grant Wilson
    Research Intern: Adil Afzal
    Partner: True Vision Eyecare Centre
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Marjorie Delbaere
    Research Intern: Olivia Sekulic
    Partner: Evan Ortynsky Group of Companies (Key Auto Group)
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Brooke Klassen
    Research Intern: Brandon Johnson
    Partner: Saskatoon Zoo Society
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Craig Wilson
    Research Intern: Sherry Gao
    Partner: Westcap Management LTD.
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Maureen Bourassa
    Research Intern: Miao Yu
    Partner: Pinnacle Marketing Management Inc.
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: David Zhang
    Research Intern: Aftyn Campbell
    Partner: Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Marjorie Delbaere
    Research Intern: Hannah Peng
    Partner: Saskatoon Society for the Protection of Children Inc.
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Hal Elkins
    Research Intern: Kristen Grimard
    Partner: ICR Commercial Real Estate
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: William Murphy
    Research Intern: Felicia Da Silvia
    Partner: Farmhouse Communications
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Suresh Kalagnanam
    Research Intern: Nishit Gandhi
    Partner: Criterium Group
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Tyler Case
    Research Intern: Matthew Pullar
    Partner: CANADIAN ORGANIC Spice & Herb Co. Inc.
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Vince Bruni-Bossio
    Research Intern: Tiakohl Ryane
    Partner: Raj Manek Foundation
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Marjorie Delbaere
    Research Intern: Thomas Winrow
    Partner: R3 Construction
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Shan Wang
    Research Intern: Lexy Wang
    Partner: Echelon Wealth Partners Inc.
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Brooke Klassen
    Research Intern: Van Nguyen
    Partner: USuite Technologies Inc.
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Joe Schmidt
    Research Intern: Paige Andrusiak
    Partner: FFUN Motor Group
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Lee Swanson
    Research Intern: Ruben Esterhuizen/Alexandria Mulenga-Woo
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Han-Up Park
    Research Intern: Olashubomi Shoyemi
    Partner: USuite Technologies Inc.
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Hamed Samarghandi
    Research Intern: Forhad Hossain
    Partner: USuite Technologies Inc.
    $10,000

    Mitacs Business Strategy Internship
    Fall 2020 Competition (2020/2021)
    Principal Investigator/supervisor: Regan Schmidt
    Research Intern: Arydan Healy
    Partner: Saskatoon Society for the Protection of Children Inc.
    $10,000

  • 2018/2019-2020

    Industry Funded Research 

    Saskatchewan Pork Development Board 

    Consumer behaviour in pork industry on genetic modification
    Winter 2019 proposal
    Principal Investigator: Grant Wilson
    $7,000 

Internal Funding

  • 2022-2023

    Edwards Research Fund

    Exploring ethical space for understanding and reconceptualizing business education programs for Indigenous students and future business partnerships
    BSAC Special Call - Internal Seed Funding
    Principal Investigator: Leslie Martin
    Co-Investigators: Michael Cottrell
    $4,800

    Indigenous Allyship in Canadian Business Schools: Towards a comprehensive framework for implementation
    BSAC Special Call - Internal Seed Funding
    Principal Investigator: Maureen Bourassa
    Co-Investigators: Marjorie Delbaere, Dana Carriere, and Joelena Leader
    $5,000

    Basic Income: Calculating the cost savings and downstream benefits
    Completion Grant, May 2022 Competition
    Principal Investigator: Suresh Kalagnanam
    $3,000

    Consumer Perspectives on Fairtrade Prices
    Disseminatoin Grant, May 2022 Competition
    Conference: Emerging Trends in Marketing and Management (ETIMM) - virtual conference
    Principal Investigator: Monica Sarghie
    $590

    Sin stocks have lower risk than matched non-Sin stocks
    Disseminatoin Grant, May 2022 Competition
    Conference: Administrative Sciences Association Canada (ASAC) 2022
    Principal Investigator: Marie Racine
    $2,000

    How Do Noninterest Income Activities Affect Bank Holding Company Performance?
    Disseminatoin Grant, May 2022 Competition
    Conference: Special Theme Conference of the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money (JIFMIM) and Finance Research Letters (FRL) on The Effectiveness of Financial Regulation
    Principal Investigator: Craig Wilson
    $3,000

    Risk‐Taking Incentives and Risk‐Talking Outcomes
    Disseminatoin Grant, May 2022 Competition
    Conference: FMA European Conference
    Principal Investigator: Dev Mishra
    $3,000

    Firm‐level political risk and implied cost of equity capital
    Disseminatoin Grant, May 2022 Competition
    Conference: FMA Annual Meeting
    Principal Investigator: Dev Mishra
    $3,000

    A three-player game theory model for carbon cap-and-trade mechanism with stochastic parameters
    Disseminatoin Grant, May 2022 Competition
    Conference: 2022 CORS/INFORMS International Conference
    Principal Investigator: Soleimanieh, Hossein Mirzaee (M.Sc. student)
    $500

    Social Media Sentiment and Stock Return
    Dissemination Grant, May 2022 Competition
    Conference: ASAC Conference
    Principal Investigator: Amir Hossein Shamshiri (M.Sc. student)
    $500

    How to conduct statistical inference with multiple comparisons
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), Summer 2022 Special Call (2022-2023)
    Principal Investigator: Carolyn Augusta
    $3,2000

    Adoption of digital marketing by new entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), Summer 2022 Special Call (2022-2023)
    Principal Investigator: David Di Zhang
    $3,063.06

    Social Trust and Entrepreneurial Finance
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), Summer 2022 Special Call (2022-2023)
    Principal Investigator: Min Maung
    $1,544.40

    Investigating the impact of free trade agreements on Canada’s GDP
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), Summer 2022 Special Call (2022-2023)
    Principal Investigator: Hamed Samarghandi
    $4,995.57

    Multiple Projects
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), Summer 2022 Special Call (2022-2023)
    Principal Investigator: Lee Swanson
    $5,000

    Emerging Legal Jurisprudence Around Employer Vaccine Mandates During COVID-19
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), Summer 2022 Special Call (2022-2023)
    Principal Investigator: Dionne Pohler
    $4,804.80

    Mindfulness at work: Implications for leaders and followers
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), Summer 2022 Special Call (2022-2023)
    Principal Investigator: Megan Walsh
    $5,000

    Two projects: (1) Indigenous Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives; (2) Investor Sentiment and Asset Pricing pre and during COVID
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), Summer 2022 Special Call (2022-2023)
    Principal Investigator: Marie Racine
    $5,000

    COVID-19 and Foreign Direct Investment
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), Summer 2022 Special Call (2022-2023)
    Principal Investigator: Craig Wilson
    $5,000

    Indigenous Allyship in Canadian Business Schools: Towards a comprehensive framework for implementation
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), Summer 2022 Special Call (2022-2023)
    Principal Investigator: Maureen Bourassa
    $4,714.92

    Frameworks for Teamwork
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), Summer 2022 Special Call (2022-2023)
    Principal Investigator: Maureen Bourassa
    $4,714.92

    Market perceptions of cultured meat, the challenges and strategies
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), Summer 2022 Special Call (2022-2023)
    Principal Investigator: David Di Zhang
    $4,112.00

  • 2021-2022

    Edwards Research Fund

    Understanding growth and its policy implication for Canadian credit unions
    Dissemination Grant, January 2022 Competition
    Conference: Canadian Economic Association
    Principal Investigator: Abdullah Mamun
    $2,000

    Maximizing patient satisfaction in walk-in clinics with time-varying arrival rates
    Dissemination Grant, January 2022 Competition
    Conference: 63rd Canadian Operational Research Society Annual Meeting, joint with INFORMS International; 2022 CORS/INFORMS International Conference
    Principal Investigator: Hamed Samarghandi
    $2,000

    Patient Scheduling: The Case of an Iranian Cardiology Clinic
    Dissemination Grant, January 2022 Competition
    Conference: 10th IFAC Manufacturing Modelling, Management and Control Conference, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC)
    Principal Investigator: Hamed Samarghandi
    $3,000

    Developing a Principles-Based Framework for Resource Allocation and Monitoring
    Seed Grant, October 2021 Competition
    Principal Investigator: Suresh Kalagnanam
    $5,000

    The impact of covid 19 pandemic on the effectiveness of boards of directors
    Completion Grant, October 2021 Competition
    Principal Investigator: Devan Mescall
    $2,500

    Nudging Towards Better Earnings Forecasts
    Dissemination Grant, October 2021 Competition
    Conference: Hawaii Accounting Research Conference 2022, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, US
    Principal Investigator: Han-Up Park
    $3,000

    Immigrant CEOs and Firm Performance
    Seed Grant, May 2021 Competition
    Principal Investigator: Min Maung
    $5,000

    Corporate Board Diversity and Sustainable Finance: International Evidence
    Seed Grant, May 2021 Competition
    Principal Investigator: Craig Wilson
    $5,000

    Identifying Necessity of Stipulating Minimum Quota for Transportation Companies: A Canadian Study
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), May/Summer 2021 Special Call (2021-2022)
    Principal Investigator: Hamed Samarghandi
    $4,5000

    Principles-Based Approaches to Resource Allocation and Tracking
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), May/Summer 2021 Special Call (2021-2022)
    Principal Investigator: Suresh Kalagnanam
    $4,5000

    Research Assistants for multiple projects
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), May/Summer 2021 Special Call (2021-2022)
    Principal Investigator: Lee Swanson
    $4,5000

    Public Perceptions of Archaeology
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), May/Summer 2021 Special Call (2021-2022)
    Principal Investigator: Maureen Bourassa
    $4,492.54

    Trust and cross-border M&As
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), May/Summer 2021 Special Call (2021-2022)
    Principal Investigator: Min Maung
    $1,002

    The Many Colours of Social Marketing: Responsible Donations and Responsible Consumption
    Edwards Student Research Assistant (ESRA), May/Summer 2021 Special Call (2021-2022)
    Principal Investigator: Monica Sarghie
    $4,376.19

  • 2020-2021

    USask Internal Grant Programs

    Undergraduate Student Research Assistant (USRA)
    Principal Investigator: Marjorie Delbaere
    Student: Jenna Kachur
    $2,604

    Undergraduate Student Research Assistant (USRA)
    Principal Investigator: Han-Up Park
    Student: Brayden Glynn
    $3,854

    Edwards Research Fund

    Trade Costs in Canadian Agri-food Product Export
    Seed Grant, January 2021 Competition
    Principal Investigator: Fan Yang
    $3,812.60

    The Impact of Blockchain Technology on International Trade
    Dissemination Grant, September 2020 Competition
    Conference: The 2020 Cross Country Perspectives in Finance (CCPF) Conference (online)
    Principal Investigator: Fan Yang
    $2,250

    Managing by Dharma - Eternal Principles for Sustaining Profitability/Fiscal Responsibility
    Completion Grant, May 2020 Competition
    Principal Investigator: Suresh Kalagnanam
    $3,275

    A Statistical Foundation for the Measurement of Managerial Ability
    Dissemination Grant, May 2020 Competition
    Conference: American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, US (online)
    Principal Investigator: Han-Up Park
    $950

  • 2019-2020

    Edwards Research Fund

    Tales from the Twitter Trenches: The Participation and Practices of Incognito Academics on Twitter
    Seed Grant, January 2020 Competition
    Principal Investigator: David Williams
    $5,000

    Managing by Dharma - Eternal Principles for Sustaining Profitability
    Seed Grant, January 2020 Competition
    Principal Investigator: Suresh Kalagnanam
    $5,000

    Measuring Relative Efficiency of Sharing Economy Strategy
    Seed Grant, January 2020 Competition
    Principal Investigator: Han-Up Park
    $5,000

    Prohibiting Recreational Cannabis for Safety-Sensitive Workers in Canada: A Legal Evaluation and the Legal Implications for Other Jurisdictions
    Dissemination Grant, January 2020 Competition
    Conference: 10th International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) Regional Congress of the Americas, Toronto, ON (online)
    Principal Investigator: Scott Walsworth
    $2,000

    A new brand of health: Evaluating the digital strategies used to influence patient health
    Dissemination Grant, January 2020 Competition
    Conference: American Academy of Advertising Annual Conference, San Diego, CA (online)
    Principal Investigator: Marjorie Delbaere
    $2,250

    Strategies and considerations in technology adoption in the context of Canadian agri-food industry
    Seed Grant, September 2019 Competition
    Principal Investigator: David Di Zhang
    $5,000

    Applying the principles of dharma to integrate moral and spiritual theories of leadership
    Dissemination Grant, September 2019 Competition
    Conference: 21st Annual ILA Global Conference, Ottawa, ON
    Principal Investigator: Suresh Kalagnanam
    $1,629

    Contingent Information Content of Order Backlog and the Direction of Sales Change
    Dissemination Grant, September 2019 Competition
    Conference: Hawaii Accounting Research Conference, Hilo, Hawaii, United States
    Principal Investigator: Han-Up Park
    $2,250

    Religion, Risk Aversion, and Cross Border M&As
    Dissemination Grant, September 2019 Competition
    Conference: Cross Country Perspectives in Finance, Port Louis, Mauritius, France
    Principal Investigator: Craig Wilson
    $3,000

    Improving Minimum Shift Design
    Dissemination Grant, September 2019 Competition
    Conference: MISTA 2019, Multidisciplinary International Scheduling Conference:  Theory & Applications, Ningbo, China
    Principal Investigator: Mehran Hojati
    $3,000

    Visa Policies and Innovation: How Powerful Is Your Passport?
    Dissemination Grant, September 2019 Competition
    Conference: Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) annual conference, New Orleans, United States
    Principal Investigator: Marc Mentzer
    $2,250

    Allocation as Management Control: Management Control Systems and the Impact of Canadian Equalization Policy
    Seed Grant, May 2019 Competition
    Principal Investigator: Suresh Kalagnanam
    $5,000

    Entrepreneurship Through the Lens of The Informal Economy: An Ethnographic Study of Refugee Camps in Tanzania
    Completion Grant, May 2019 Competition
    Principal Investigator: Aloysius Newenham-Kahindi
    $5,000

    Corporate Tax Planning: The impact of joint provision of audit services and tax uncertainty on the aggressiveness of tax advice
    Dissemination Grant, May 2019 Competition
    Conference: 5th Berlin-Vallendar Conference on Tax Research, Berlin, Germany
    Principal Investigator: Devan Mescall
    $3,000

    Corporate Governance in the #metoo Era: A short, in-class case
    Dissemination Grant, May 2019 Competition
    Conference: Academy of Management and Learning Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
    Principal Investigator: Norman Sheehan
    $2,250

    Information Content of Order Backlog Conditional on the Direction of Sales Change
    Dissemination Grant, May 2019 Competition
    Conference: American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Principal Investigator: Han-Up Park
    $2,200

    The Value of Intangible Capital Transfer In Mergers
    Dissemination Grant, May 2019 Competition
    Conference: The 31st Asian Finance Association Annual Meeting, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Principal Investigator: Abdullah Mamun
    $3,000

    CEO Privacy and Idiosyncratic Risk: Evidence from Unlisted Firm Experience
    Dissemination Grant, May 2019 Competition
    Conference: The 31st Asian Finance Association Annual Meeting, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Principal Investigator: Dev Mishra
    $3,000

    Religion, risk aversion, and cross border M&As: A cross-border study
    Dissemination Grant, May 2019 Competition
    Conference: Cross Country Perspectives in Finance (CCPF) Conference, Jinan, China
    Principal Investigator: Min Maung
    $2,965

    Why Investors Invest in Foreign Capital Markets, a Cross-country Comparison
    Dissemination Grant, May 2019 Competition
    Conference: The 2019 Cross Country Perspective in Finance Symposium, Jinan, China
    Principal Investigator: Fan Yang
    $2,850

    Are Institutional Investments Affected by the Family Control Regime
    Dissemination Grant, May 2019 Competition
    Conference: International Conference on Organization and Management (ICOM 2019), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    Principal Investigator: George Tannous
    $3,000

    Status, Hierarchy, And Forbidden Ties: An Ethnographic Study of Refugee Camps
    Dissemination Grant, May 2019 Competition
    Conference: European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Edinburgh, Scotland
    Principal Investigator: Aloysius Newenham-Kahindi
    $3,000

    The Health, Affective, and Cognitive Predictors of Passive Leadership
    Dissemination Grant, May 2019 Competition
    Conference: Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Principal Investigator: Erica Carleton
    $2,000

    The Effects of Disruptive National Events on Category Attitudes:  The Limits of Exceptional Customer Service on Outcomes
    Dissemination Grant, May 2019 Competition
    Conference: 2019 Summer American Marketing Association Conference, Chicago, IL, United States
    Principal Investigator: William Murphy
    $2,250

    Consumers' response to metaphoric communication of genetic modification technology
    Dissemination Grant, May 2019 Competition
    Conference: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Toronto, ON
    Principal Investigator: Ali Abbasi (M.Sc. student)
    $500

    Opinion Leaders as Persuasion Agents: Integration of Persuasion Knowledge Into the Theory of Opinion Leadership
    Dissemination Grant, May 2019 Competition
    Conference: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Toronto, ON
    Principal Investigator: Alexander Mueller (M.Sc. student)
    $500

Edwards Awards

Megan Walsh (2022-2023): "Good, bad and ugly leadership patterns: Implications for followers’ work-related and context-free outcomes" Journal of Management.

David Kraichy (2021-2022): “More alike than different? A comparison of variance explained by cross-cultural models” Journal of International Business Studies.

Devan Mescall (2021-2022): “Establishing an Urban Reserve—Property Tax Challenges and Opportunities” Canadian Tax Journal.

“Corporate income shifting in an era of tax multilateralism: The impact of exchange of tax information agreements” Canadian Tax Journal.

Hamed Samarghandi (2020-2021): “Word-Of-Mouth and Estimating Demand Based on Network Structure and Epidemic Models”, European Journal of Operational Research.

Maureen Bourassa (2020-2021): “Inferred Respect: A Critical Ingredient in Customer Satisfaction”, European Journal of Marketing.

Erica Carleton (2019-2020): "Indirect effects of obstructive sleep apnea treatments on work withdrawal: A quasi-experimental, treatment outcome study", Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

Hamed Samarghandi (2019-2020): “Regulating Patient Care in Walk-in Clinics”, Omega: The International Journal of Management Science.

 “Take-Back Regulation: Remanufacturing or Eco-design?”, International Journal of Production Economics.

Joe Schmidt (2019-2020): “Personality, Interview Performance, and the Mediating Role of Impression Management”, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Erica Carleton, Department of Human Resource and Organization Behaviour (2018). 

Hamed Samarghandi, Department of Finance and Management Science (2016).

Min Maung, Finance and Management Science (2021). 

Devan Mescall, Department of Accounting (2018).

Hamed Samarghandi, Department of Finance and Management Science (2017).

Joe Schmidt, Department of Human Resource and Organization Behaviour (2017).

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