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UNB Faculty of Management

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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Best practices for managing Open Innovation – around the world and here at UNB

Faculty of Management

Posted: Feb 24, 2022

Category: Alumni , Faculty



When we think successful innovative companies, one of the first that comes to mind is Tesla. What we don’t think of so readily are the number of small-tech companies that lack the resources Tesla has, but have been able to operate successfully because of Tesla selectively sharing its alternative energy innovations to the public. “Open innovation”, a term created in 2014 by...

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Market Predictability - New research to improve investment decision making

Faculty of Management

Posted: Feb 23, 2022

Category: Faculty



The next generation of investors coming from UNB’s faculty of management may have better decision-making skills thanks to the research of Dr. Azam Shamsi. Understanding how markets respond to economic conditions around the world to predict future stock prices is a question she addresses in her article, “Do Financial variables help predict the conditional distribution of the market...

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UNB SIF Team wins 2022 CFA Atlantic Ethics Challenge

Faculty of Management

Posted: Feb 9, 2022

Category: Student Highlights , Students , Student Investment Fund



A team of students completing UNB’s Student Investment Fund (SIF) class just won the top prize in the Atlantic Canadian CFA Ethics Challenge. Ethical decision-making and conduct establishes trust between investors and their clients. Investors cannot operate without trust, so as part of their yearlong training to become investment professionals, SIF students complete an online course in...

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Atlantic Promise Scholarships and Bursaries provide financial support to Black and Indigenous students studying business

Faculty of Management

Posted: Jan 20, 2022

Category: Students , Programs



UNB and the Faculty of Management is taking part in a new project to increase diversity and inclusion in its business programs. The Promise Scholars Initiative, an Atlantic Canadian business school project led by Dalhousie University, was created to help recruit, retain and support more Black and Indigenous students by offering financial aid and wraparound supports at the undergraduate and...

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