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Oral Presentation. Cambridge Healthtech Institute's Third Annual Strategic Resource Management Conference on The Key to Increasing R&D Productivity
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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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Researchers have been examining barriers and challenges for women in leadership positions from a variety of perspectives since the 1980's when the "glass ceiling" concept was coined. More recently researchers have been examining whether women are being placed in precarious leadership positions. Rya...
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The present signature project investigated the topic of giving feedback to engineers through a systematic literature review. This review found twenty-four articles on the topic of feedback where the subjects of focus were engineers. An interpretation approach was used to synthesize the evidence. The...
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Despite the fact that women constitute almost one-half of the current workforce and comprise the majority of university graduates, senior management positions continue to be filled predominately by men. Although there are many reasons for this situation, one barrier in particular influences the abil...
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Hydrogen production represents one of the most promising solutions for solving the intermittency in electricity generation that is produced by renewable resources, such as wind. Recent studies have suggested that a potential solution for the storage of excess energy generated by a hybrid energ...
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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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Mastitis is a disease of the cow’s mammary gland system which is of great concern to dairy producers. Antibiotics are the most common treatment measure for mastitis however treatment is ineffective in eighty percent of cases. Laboratory milk diagnostic analysis has been developed to better manage ...
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Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) is a communications technology that provides a multitude of applications and services over a single fiber optic network. These include basic services such as telephone, internet and television, and more advanced applications like tele-medicine, tele-working, smart grid power...
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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 bulk of research on expatriate assignments has been focused on traditional expatriate assignments which typically involves a timeframe of over a year or more. Research has shown that the traditional expatriate assignments are plagued by high costs, high failure rates, and low rates of retention....
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Deficiencies in a number of key human resource-related areas have been identified as potential threats to the Canadian biotechnology sector's success. Given its importance as an emerging industry and, its pressing needs relative to leadership and human resource (HR) practice development, the biotech...
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Executive Summary: A literature review of the approaches to Regional Economic Development was conducted and the best approach, the "Bottom Up Approach", was identified. This approach of local decision making, community participation, and grass roots mobilization was used as the basis for the collect...
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Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are becoming more and more common practice in business, but have varied results. M&As are at the forefront in the biotech industry as firms look at ways to increase their pipeline or grow sales to improve shareholder value. Since R&D expenditures among biotech firms is...
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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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International student populations have been growing in Prince Edward Island over the past number of years. With declining population and demographic issues looming over Atlantic Canada, international students, with their high degree of acculturation and local credentials, provide an excellent source...
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Genetically Modified (GM) crops represent both an opportunity and a controversial risk for many farmers. Public perceptions have been shaped by a handful of high profile studies which were circulated by various media groups and activists in the early days of commercialization. While some regions ...