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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The agriculture and agri-food sectors of Prince Edward Island (PEI) account for half of all exports sold (Appendix A). Increasingly, farms are diversifying to capture the growing demand for natural food products worldwide. Globally, this consumer segment is increasing by 20% annually on average (Agr...
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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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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...
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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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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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As a way of life, farming has been a family business often involving many generations, but what happens when it is time for the farm to be passed on? This systematic review will answer the research question “What are the critical success factors for succession planning in family farms?” There we...
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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...