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The Signature Project is a two-credit course completed independently by students in the Executive Masters of Business Administration program. Each project is approved and supervised by a faculty advisor(s).

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A localized study, focused on Prince Edward Island, Canada, compiled to assist with determining social, economic and technological readiness for electric vehicles and the related infrastructure. The study used both a Christensen based disruptive technology framework approach and traditional marketin...
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Recruitment and retention of agricultural workers was identified by the Prince Edward Island Agricultural Sector Council in 2007 as a major issue facing the Prince Edward Island (PEI) agricultural industry. Although there have been numerous studies on the supply and demand for agricultural workers,...
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Executive Summary: Globally, aquaculture continues to be the fastest-growing animal-derived food producing sector. It has an average annual growth rate of 8.2% between 2004 and 2009 and is expected to outpace the capture fisheries and the demand increase for fish by the human population growth. The ...
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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent a key driver of economic prosperity in Prince Edward Island. Local SME owners also represent an aging demographic group, and the need to facilitate the successful transition to a new generation of SME owners is recognized as a major local econom...
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Since the introduction of instant messaging programs in the mid-1990s, the use of social media tools has grown exponentially. As popular social networking Web sites such as Facebook and MySpace become more prevalent, employers and employees alike, are faced with a new reality – dealing with an inc...
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Although there has been extensive research about managing the costs of health and benefit plans, there has been little focus on preventative approaches such as healthy workplaces. To date, the research has focused on the reasons why organizations should take a proactive approach. However, there h...
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As a young investor, it is essential that I take advantage of investment principles such as compounding interest rates and the time value of money. History has proven that although riskier than other forms of investments, Canadian and U.S. common shares have yielded double digit percentage returns. ...
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Workplace bullying is costing organizations millions if not more each year. The costs associated with workplace bullying come from loss of productivity, legal settlements and loss of good employees who have been bullied and chose to leave the organization. Workplace bullying has negative effects on ...
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The need for a country to innovate has always been important to ensure a growing economy, but with the continued progress towards globalization there has been increased emphasis on the development of a knowledge economy driven by innovation. Two recent documents, Mobilizing Science and Technology to...
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With an increasing number of post-secondary courses now maintaining a web presence, students are able to view course material from anywhere and at any time. While students generally prefer to access and submit material online, they also prefer to print what they are accessing for study purposes. ...
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The present study was conducted to examine employee perceptions of and recommendations for improving employee engagement in the workplace. Using one-on-one interviews the author set out to examine and explore how employees in one industrial location perceived employee engagement and what, in the emp...
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The growth the mobile app industry has seen since its introduction in 2008 has been drastic. The industry saw revenues of over $8 billion in 2011 and is expected to have revenues of over $46 billion by 2016. Yet, with all the success the industry has experienced, limited research has been conducted ...
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The movement towards knowledge-based societies makes human capital a critical success factor for sustained growth and development. Thus, Canada utilizes its immigration initiatives as tools for nation-building and talent acquisition. Poor domestic growth rate, steady decline in working age populatio...
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As one of six revenue generating centers at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) continues to look for ways to better serve its customers and thus increase its financial viability. With over half of all cases seen by the VTH being referred by Atlantic Canada...
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Primary healthcare is a grave topic of conversation for all Canadians and is particularly so for politicians given that in 2014 the health accord that sets the funding and health service delivery agreement between the Federal and Provincial Governments is due for renewal. This paper sets out to revi...
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To attract visitors, tourism stakeholders need to understand the emerging trends, which influence travel behaviours and interests. A growing segment is culinary tourism where visitors choose where they are going to travel based on consideration of the foods they expect or would like to experience (M...
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Privacy in Canadian society has changed over the past several decades. With the development of computer technologies, the creation of new communication mediums, and the invention of increasingly sophisticated surveillance mechanisms, more personal information and data on our daily activities is bein...
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This exploratory study examines barriers of using evidence-based decision making practices by trained evidence-based managers within their organizations. Literature written on the concept of Evidence based Management (EBMgt) identifies three barriers; (a) organizational culture, (b) EBMgt education,...
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The maternal wall bias which is triggered by motherhood is by far one of the strongest forms of gender bias. In Canada, on average, women earn 19 percent less than men (Gender Income Gap, 2013). Worse yet, it was found that mothers compared to other women, are not only offered an average of $11,000 ...
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Transformational leadership has become the most empirically studied and applied leadership theory over the past 20 years. Scholars have been drawing attention to the fact that the factor of idealized influence or charisma in transformational leadership may have a positive or negative impact on the b...
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Evidence-based management (EBMgt) is a relatively new and emerging movement in management theory, and modeled after evidence-based medicine (Briner, Denyer, & Rousseau, 2009). Interest in the topic appears to be gaining momentum, with an increasing amount of literature being published each year. How...
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This study discusses the gender biases that appear in popular press business books written by both female and male authors. These books have been published within the past five years, and have been listed in The 100 Best Business Books of All Time. Using discourse analysis and a theoretical framewor...
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Self-earned revenues for Canada’s performing arts industry represents 48% of total operating budgets. This industry’s ability to maximize those self-earned revenues is important to its overall success. As the airline and hotel industry does, the performing arts sector is applying revenue managem...
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