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Wilfrid Laurier University’s Lazaridis School of Business and Economics will host its inaugural Lazaridis School Research Day Nov.10 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Senate and Board Chamber on the university’s Waterloo campus.

The day will feature presentations from Lazaridis faculty and PhD students on topics ranging from workplace fairness to evaluating experiential marketing campaigns.

The event is hosted by the PhD in Management Office, led by Director Madhu Kalimipalli and Program Coordinator Amanda Kristensen.

“The objective of the event is to project the research side of the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics,” said Kalimipalli. “The event will highlight the current research of the faculty and PhD students and describe how their research is impacting the real world.”

Presentations by Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-funded faculty include:

  • Michael Brolley, assistant professor of Finance: “Financial Information Acquisition and Dissemination in a High Frequency World”
  • Sarah Wilner, assistant professor of Marketing: “Speaking from Experience: Investigating new Means of Evaluating Experiential Marketing Campaigns”
  • Laurie Barclay, associate professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management (OB/HRM): “Enhancing Fairness in the Workplace: Understanding Employee and Manager's Experiences of Justice and Overcoming Obstacles to Enacting Fairness”
  • Victor Shi, associate professor of Operations and Decision Sciences (ODS): “Sustainable Operations through Product Philanthropy: Models and Applications in Food Inventory Donation”

PhD student presentations include:

  • Abiodun Isiaka (Accounting): “Risk Disclosure and Cost of Debt”
  • Kostia Sokolov (Finance): “Does Liquidity Evaporate? Intra-day Evidence”
  • David R. Lewis (Marketing): “Consumer Decision-Making Regarding Professional Financial Advice”
  • Maria Francisca Saldanha (OB/HRM): “Silver Linings: Enhancing Resilience to Promote Recovery from Workplace Unfairness”
  • Alireza Azimian (ODS): “Contagion Risk in Supply Chain”

Other SSHRC-funded Lazaridis faculty include:

  • Josephine McMurray, assistant professor of Business Technology Management (BTM) and Chatura Ranaweera, associate professor of Marketing: “Mobile Smart Surveys: Does Context Matter when we Share Experience Data with Researchers?”
  • Madhu Kalimipalli, associate professor of Finance and Equitable Life of Canada Fellow and Subhankar Nayak, associate professor of Finance: “On the Interconnectedness of Financial Institutions"
  • Madhu Kalimipalli: “Post-crisis Financial Regulation, Financial Flexibility, and Firms’ Access to Financing: International Evidence”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Amanda Kristensen at sbephdmasters@wlu.ca or ext.2745.

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