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Presented at the Canadian Industrial Relations Association Conference (CIRA), Toronto, June, 2005
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Presented at the Academy of Management Conference (AoM), Hawaii, August, 2005
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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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Presented at the Administrative Science Association of Canada (ASAC), Toronto, May 2005.
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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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Presented at the Sprott School of Business Doctorial Consortium, Ottawa, April, 2005 [Paper co-awarded best paper and awarded one of the best presentation awards].
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Presented at the Atlantic School of Business (ASB) in Halifax, Oct. 2004
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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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Despite a growing interest in the import ance of technology management, relatively little research has addressed technology issu es from the persp ective of small and medium enterprises. This paper uses data from a national study of manufacturing firms to examine the factors associated with percepti...
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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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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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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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Executive Summary: Labour markets in Canada continue to be affected by three principle forces of change, namely globalization of competition, technological advances, and changes in the demographic structure of the workplace (Maxell & Saunders, 2003). Elizabeth Beale, President of the Atlantic Provin...
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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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Presented at the Atlantic School of Business (ASB) Conference in Halifax, October, 2005
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Presented at the Academy of Management Conference (AoM), Atlanta, August 2006