Ideas with Impact
UNB Faculty of Management

Management students learn hands on new venture creation

Faculty of Management

Posted: Jan 23, 2023

Category: Students , Student Highlights , Programs



At UNB's Faculty of Management, entrepreneurial and experiential learning gives students the knowledge and skills to solve real problems. Students wanting hands-on experience in new venture creation and entrepreneurship - at either the undergraduate or MBA level - have been doing amazing things in their community.  MBA student Adineke Omolara is creating a circular economy digital...

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Social entrepreneurs in the making: a new course on community leadership

Faculty of Management

Posted: Jan 23, 2023

Category: Programs , Alumni , Faculty



A new business course at UNB’s faculty of management is teaching students how to use their business and entrepreneurial skills to solve social problems and support community groups. Students in the new Community Leadership course conduct research to examine community issues, draft a vision statement for a social venture and prepare business plans and financial models. Students also work...

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Insights into the waning US Innovation System

Faculty of Management

Posted: Jan 20, 2023

Category: Faculty , Alumni



The transfer and commercialization of knowledge drives economic activity, so it is some cause for concern that innovation and technology scholars have noted a slowdown of the once robust US innovation system. This will have an impact on national productivity and economic growth. Dr. Ibrahim Shaikh, a business professor with UNB’s faculty of management, has published a study that provides...

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Towards sustainability: managing biomass supply chains effectively 

Faculty of Management

Posted: Jan 20, 2023

Category: Alumni , Faculty



The goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 is easy to suggest, but it is incredibly difficult to put into action. To promote sustainable practices, many researchers and practitioners look to the environment-friendly use of biomass, plant material that is used as fuel to create heat and electricity. Finance professor, Dr. Azam Shamsi and quantitative methods professor Alireza Tajbakhsh with...

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Understanding New Brunswick’s History of Innovation

Faculty of Management

Posted: Oct 25, 2022

Category: Alumni , Faculty



Dr. David Foord, a professor with UNB’s faculty of management, has co-authored with UNB colleagues Dr. Gregory Kealey and Dr. John McLaughlin a chapter on New Brunswick’s science, technology and innovation policy in the recently published book Ideas, Institutions, and Interests: The Drivers of Canadian Provincial Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy. The chapter presents a...

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Investigating the impact of cash flows vs. discount rates on stock prices

Faculty of Management

Posted: Oct 24, 2022

Category: Alumni , Faculty



Stock prices are the sum of discounted future expected dividends.  In a conventional view of financial economics, fundamental cash flows, such as dividends, play an important role in driving stock price movements. Surprisingly, in the U.S. stock market almost all variability of aggregate stock prices comes from changes in expected returns, and almost none of it comes from changes in...

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Predicting workplace tradeoffs: impact of job crafting competencies

Faculty of Management

Posted: Oct 24, 2022

Category: Faculty , Alumni



Jobcrafting is the process of workers making changes to their positions to improve the job for themselves. It can involve adding or reducing tasks, or otherwise changing aspects of the job. In a recent article published in Human Resource Management (included in the Financial Times Top 50 journals), Dr. Patrick Bruning introduces the concept of jobcrafting competencies to predict tradeoffs...

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Dr. Daniel Coleman awarded Professor Emeritus Rank

Faculty of Management

Posted: May 31, 2022

Category: Alumni , Faculty



At its 193rd Encaenia ceremony in May 2022, the University of New Brunswick honoured its longest serving business Dean, Dr. Daniel Coleman, by awarding him the rank of Professor Emeritus.  The rank of Professor Emeritus is awarded to professors who have served the university with distinction throughout their careers. The title is awarded upon after retirement from their academic...

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Faculty of Management student receives Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies

Faculty of Management

Posted: May 24, 2022

Category: Student Highlights , Students , Alumni



Logan Geraghty finished his final year of UNB’s BBA program with honours in accounting and finance and a $35,000 scholarship. He was one of nine students in Atlantic Canada to receive the prestigious Frank H. Sobey Award for Excellence in Business Studies this year. The Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies presents awards of $35,000 each. All full-time business...

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From first co-op student to growing business development in New Brunswick

Faculty of Management

Posted: Mar 23, 2022

Category: Alumni



Erica Ward (BBA'06) was the first of two co-op students in the Faculty of Management's co-op program. She's now Culture Manager at Opportunities New Brunswick, and her story below was originally written and published by Co-Operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning (CEWIL) Canada.  Erica smiled as she told me the story about how she became one of the first two co-op students at the...

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