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Dr Steven Zheng

Asper School of Business

Steven Zheng selected for the Stu Clark Professorship in Financial Management

May 19, 2022 — 
Dr. Xiaofan (Steven) Zheng from the Asper School of Business has been selected for the Stu Clark Professorship in Financial Management.

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Exterior of Asper School of Business Drake Building. It has a signage and the building is made of rust coloured bricks.

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How underdeveloped economies can foster their entrepreneurial ecosystems

April 27, 2022 — 
What role do regional governments play in the creation of new businesses? Many have investigated this question, but their answers are largely applicable only to developed economies. Focusing in on developing economies, this research takes a more holistic approach to empirical studies finding that when entrepreneurial ecosystem (EE) lens is applied to emerging economies, regional governments play a supportive role in fostering self-sustaining entrepreneurship activities.

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Asper School of Business

How jackpot wins can influence players

April 22, 2022 — 
Asper assistant professor Dr. Hee Mok Park and co-author, Dr. Joseph Pancras from the University of Connecticut examine the impact on subsequent gambling behaviour in their paper entitled ‘Social and Spatiotemporal Impacts of Casino Jackpot Events’, published in the Marketing Science, a leading journal in the field of marketing research.

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Asper Professor’s Work Accepted by Financial Times top 50 Journal

March 7, 2022 — 
Asper School of Business Accounting and Finance Assistant Professor and CPA Research Fellow, Dr. Changqiu Yu examines how analysts process information to justify their recommendations and target prices.

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Asper professor Lei Lu wearing a black suit and tie, smiling with glasses on.

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Individual investors’ dispersion in beliefs and stock returns

March 4, 2022 — 
Investors’ beliefs are central to asset pricing, since different beliefs about firms’ fundamentals affect both stock prices and dynamics. However, not all investors are the same — individual investors may have limited information or knowledge compared with institutional ones, and therefore, their opinions cannot represent all investors. The information conveyed by financial analysts, too, is sometimes subject to bias.

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Top Left to right Sean MacDonald, Mingzhi Liu, Sandeep Arora - Bottom Left to right Rajesh Manchanda and Ying Zhang

Asper School of Business

Asper professors honoured with the 2021 Associates Achievement Awards

January 21, 2022 — 
Asper faculty recognized for excellence in research, teaching and engagement

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Team led by Asper professor awarded funding to address food system issues

November 18, 2021 — 
The Larson-Parsons project merges supply chain, sustainability and nutrition perspectives to study the food distribution system during and after the pandemic.

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Dr. Lukas Neville

Asper School of Business

Neville Appointed as Acting Associate Dean of Strategic Partnerships and Administration

October 7, 2021 — 
The Asper School of Business welcomes Dr. Lukas Neville as the Acting Associate Dean of Strategic Partnerships and Administration.

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Dr. Gady Jacoby

Asper School of Business

Departing Asper School of Business Dean reflects on his tenure

September 22, 2021 — 
Jacoby’s commitment to student experience, EDI and the Drake Building will leave a lasting legacy.

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Dr. Namita Bhatnagar

Asper School of Business

Examining the impact of applicant smoking and vaping habits in job interviews

September 9, 2021 — 
Asper Professor’s study finds many hiring managers still discriminate based on surface-level characteristics

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