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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...