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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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Computers and the Internet have revolutionized communication and information sharing, which is having a significant impact on education. As technologies continue to evolve, traditional post-secondary institutions, such as Holland College, are faced with the challenge of adapting curriculum and de...
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Employee engagement has become an important measure of employee performance and it has been linked to higher overall firm performance outcomes. Studies have shown that employee engagement may be impacted by both organizational culture and ethical workplace climate. For example, organizational cultur...
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The purpose of this paper is to look specifically at workgroup boards to identify their motivations and challenges, and to develop recommendations on how to address those challenges. Workgroup boards are volunteer boards that have to both govern and manage because they do not have paid executive sta...
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The PEI Acadian and Francophone Community (PEIAFC) has determined the need for population growth for its community. The PEIAFC has identified Francophone immigration as one of the spheres of activity of its population growth strategy and has set a goal of recruiting at least six (6) Francophone immi...
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Hospital foundations, established to raise funds for medical equipment for their parent hospitals or health care institutions, are being challenged by changes in governance by their parent hospitals or health care institutions. The governance model for most hospitals across Canada has changed dramat...
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Psychological harassment in the workplace comes in a number of forms, from sexual harassment to workplace bullying. No matter what the situation in which these destructive actions are manifested, it is always based on an instigators need for power and control (Lockwood, Rosenthal & Budjnaovcanin, 20...
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Mental health has been a hot topic in the media, with campaigns such as Bell’s “Let’s Talk” generating hundreds of millions of twitter impressions and high profile leaders such as Senator Romeo Delaire speaking publically about their experiences. Mental health issues in the workplace have be...
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Tourism can provide social and economic benefits for Aboriginal people. This market research investigated the potential for Aboriginal Tourism opportunities, particularly basket weaving, on Prince Edward Island (PEI). Members (N=7,366) of the Traveller‟s Voice panel, maintained by the University o...
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This research project is an environmental scan of the programs designed to overcome barriers to accessing post-secondary education in Canada, with a particular focus on the Maritime Provinces. The economic importance of education is critical to a jurisdiction’s prosperity; not only on a financial ...
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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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The potential benefits of promoting women entering into non-traditional occupations, specifically underemployed or unemployed women, could prove to be dramatically beneficial on a number of socio-economic levels for Canadians, and more, specifically Prince Edward Islanders. The Women’s Network of ...
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Mental illness has become one of the leading reasons for absenteeism in Canadian workplaces. Employers are challenged to become more aware, educated, and active about mental illness in order to assist employees with workplace accommodations. In the 2006 report by Kirby and Keon, stigma was highlight...
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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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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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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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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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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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Purpose of the Study This study aims to provide a deeper understanding of the types of courses being offered by MOOCs, and the course presentation used on each platform as found during the period of study. Deeper understanding of the structure and content of each course may give insight to unive...
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The corporate governance of Crown Corporations first became a topic of common discussion in 2003 with the Sponsorship scandal whereby Government institutions were implicated in failing to respect the parliamentary appropriations process and in failing to comply with Government contracting policies a...
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This paper discusses the growing level of interest both businesses and the public have in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and they ways in which businesses operate from a CSR perspective. Good CSR is becoming an integral component to company image and success. The problem, however, is in under...
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Prince Edward Island (PEI) is facing significant decreases in population and resulting labour force based on current labour force dynamics. Projections show that Prince Edward Island has aging population and fewer births, leading to a shrinking population base from which to draw on for the labour fo...
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There is widespread agreement that transformational leadership is a model of leadership that has come of age and the qualities/characteristics of transformational leaders are greatly desired in leaders within our organizations today. However, in a time of financial restraint when organizations are c...