MRU FSO and RMA host inaugural RMA Alberta Commercial Lending Case Competition at MRU
“Our students were outstanding ambassadors of our program. Our RMA partners, the judges and the mentors spoke with me throughout the two days of the event and said glowing things about our students: the quality of the analysis, their eagerness to learn and their professionalism were all noted. In total, 17 corporate-commercial bankers and credit risk professionals came to our campus and worked with our students in some capacity over the two days of the event” — Catherine Roy-Heaton.
Bissett Associate Professor Frank Cotae receives grant to compile a publication for Nova Chemicals Corp.
Bissett INBU Professors, Cotae and Musabende research garners international accolades
Bissett professors, Dr. Jacqueline Musabende and Dr. Frank Cotae have won the Academy of International Business (AIB Annual Meeting 2018) CUIBE Award for Best Paper on International Business Education. The paper title is: “A Student and Instructor Review of Simulations as Experiential Learning Tools for IB Courses.” The award is the highest honour the Academy bestows upon research in undergraduate business education and it is the first time is was granted to researchers from an institution that offers only undergraduate programs.
Dr. Jacqueline Musabende has completed two field policy papers for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for Public Financial Management Reforms in Namibia and Botswana.
Dr. Jacqueline Musabende and Dr. Frank F. Cotae have been invited by Columbia University and Government of France’s LABEXRefi to present their paper titled “Payment Systems role in Financial Inclusion, Government Policy and Effect in Developing Nations: Evidence from Kenya and Rwanda.” The conference is an event organized by Columbia Centre Alliance – including Columbia University (USA), École Polytechnique (France), Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University (France), SciencesPo (France), LABEXReFi (France), ESCP Europe, l’ENA (France), Le CNAM (France). It is considered the highest ranked international think tank in international relations and international financial regulation. The article supported the Government Reforms, Gender Equality, Poverty Reduction and Empowering Women through Financial Inclusion, All UN SDG goals. Please follow the link for more information: https://alliance.columbia.edu/events/end-cash-challenge-public-authority
Bissett students compete in the X-Culture Global Symposium in Macerata, Italy
Assistant Professor Rajbir Bhatti commits to board positions and has research published
The ASAC “is a professional society of those interested in the scholarship, teaching and practice of management. Their members are based in business and related faculties at Canadian and international post-secondary institutions as well as private and public sector organizations. ASAC provides a stimulating and collegial community for sharing perspectives and building relationships across disciplines and industries”
Abstract: Continuous process improvement is a hard problem, especially in high variety/low volume environments due to the complex interrelationships between processes. The purpose of this paper is to address the process improvement issues by simultaneously investigating the job sequencing and buffer size optimization problems.
Bissett Contract Instructor Kris Hans combines his passion for tech and entrepreneurship into mentoring
Bissett contract instructor, Kris Hans is an active speaker and participant in a variety of initiatives at the institutions where he teaches (UofC and MRU). Kris participated in the Mount Royal Cyber Safety Summit again this year. Kris’s topic was titled, “Unwanted guests. The dangers of home assistants and other internet connected devices“ expanding on the Internet of Things topic he debuted at last year’s inaugural Cyber Safety Summit. (Last year’s talk was titled, “Should I buy that internet connected toaster.” )
Speaking engagements keeping Bissett Assistant Professor Rachael Pettigrew busy!
In addition to being a full-time Management and Human Resources Professor, Rachael Pettigrew is often a sought out speaker and panelist; current engagements include:
Oct 2- Rachael was invited to sit on a panel for the Deloitte 360 Conference held at BMO centre in Calgary. The session title was “Beyond Optics: Building an Inclusive Culture”.
On October 10th, Rachael has been invited to be a speaker at the 5th Annual North American Women in Energy Forum held at the Fairmont Palliser. Rachael is one of 3 presenters in a workshop on Innovation. she will be discussing Organizational Innovation, specifically the business case for building inclusive organizational specifically the business case for building inclusive organizational cultures.
On November 6th, Rachael will be the keynote speaker at the “Business Leaders Breakfast” in Edmonton at the Art Gallery of Alberta; this event will centre around various issues facing local business leaders with respect to the hiring, integrating and retaining immigrant and refugee professionals. Rachael’s presentation is called “Building a Welcoming Organizational Culture for Professional Newcomers.”
“Rachael’s research focus is organizational policies and culture surrounding employees’ management of work and life responsibilities, with specific focus on both gender and diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Rachael has managed several large research projects on newcomer settlement and employment sponsored by Immigration Research West and funded by IRCC.”
Bissett Professor, Connie Vander der Byl to lead a research study on Sustainability best practices and expectations for the energy industry
Bissett Associate Professor, Catherine Roy Heaton appointed for a 3 year term to the UAC of the AcSB
Uthpala Tennakoon has paper published in the South Asian Journal of Human Resource Management
Abstract Information and communication technology (ICT) enables employees to seamlessly traverse work and life domains, and thus impacts employee work/life interactions. Employers today are mindful of employee work/life interactions as an important element in employee wellbeing. With ICT being an integral element of today’s workplace, the ICT implications on work/life interactions have great relevance for the employers and policymakers. Literature on ICT and work/ life interactions have focused on the Western and/or developed countries. Considering the rapid adaptation of ICTs in developing countries, it is important to understand whether the effect of ICT use on work/life interactions is universal. This study examined the impact of cross-domain ICT use on individual work/ life conflict using a sample of professionals/ managers from Sri Lanka. Next, the cognitive dissonance theory was used to examine whether individuals’ perception towards ICTs (positive or negative) has a moderating impact on the aforementioned relationship. The findings validated the literature by demonstrating that cross-domain ICT use positively relates to work/life conflict even in the Sri Lankan context. Next, the results empirically demonstrated that individuals with negative perception towards ICT tend to experience a stronger relationship between work ICT use beyond times and work-to-life conflict. The theoretical contribution together with the implications for employers, human resource practitioners and individuals are also discussed.