Business research at Gustavson
Producing outstanding business research
One of the key strengths of the Gustavson School of Business is the research ability of faculty members. This capability demonstrates itself in research that not only informs the practices of business and management, but also creates a better learning environment for our students and stakeholders. For a listing of our researchers, visit our faculty directory page.
Richard Wolfe is a Professor of Business Strategy at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. In this video, Richard discusses his research on the determinents of organizational performance and success.
Enrico Secchi is a Professor of Operations Management with the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. In this video, Enrico talks about research on service delivery systems in the hospitality sector.
Mia Maki is an Assisting Teaching Professor at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business, at the University of Victoria. In this video, Mia discusses her work with students on entrepreneurship, start-ups and their economic impact.
Dr. Aegean Leung is an Assistant Professor with the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. In this video, Aegean talks about her research on the importance of the "people elements" in the process of entrepreneurship.
Dr. Sudhir Nair is an Assistant Professor at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. In this video, Sudhir talks about his research on understanding the motivations of entrepreneurs in emerging and transition economy markets.
Dr. Wade Danis is an Associate Professor; International Business at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. In this video, Wade discusses his research on international entrepreneurship.
Dr. Ana Maria Peredo discusses the grassroots level models that communities are using with their local and cultural resources to create businesses and alleviate poverty. She also explains the wider benefits of these grassroots level models, which can be applied to all communities who wish to balance their economic, social and cultural values.
Dr. Monika Winn studies business strategy and sustainability and is the Director of the Centre for Social and Sustainable Innovation. In this video she talks about ways in which business can be made more sustainable.
Dr. Angela Downey's research focus is prevention in health in corporate wellness programs, and the health care system. She discusses workplace health policies making healthy food less expensive than unhealthy foods, and the money saved in the prevention of pressure ulcers or bedsores in hospitals.
Dr. A. R. "Elango" Elangovan explains his four main areas of research, and discusses his research on the importance people attach to jobs, careers, and callings. Through his research he is working to isolate the principals that people use to create a meaningful and fulfilling work lives, so that all individuals will be able to apply those principles to their own work lives.
Through her research, Dr. Yan Shen focuses on individuals' careers across cultures, mentoring, and individuals living and working in foreign countries. She also explains her international research, particularly into China and careers across non-Western cultures.
Dr. Brock Smith is a professor of marketing and entrepreneurship at the University of Victoria. He describes his research into the habits and techniques of successful entrepreneurs. He explains the importance of this research to Canada particularly, and explains that entrepreneurship is a learnable and teachable skill.
Making Connections - Dr. Yan Shen's reasearch takes her into the expat network. Read more
Dr. Wade Danis is on a mission. For years, the Gustavson associate of international business has been leading research in international business practices, exciting both business people and social scientists. "I don't necessarily see myself as just a business person," says Danis. "Sometimes I feel more like an anthropologist in disguise." Read more
Gustavson Marketing Researchers Score No. 1 Ranking
UVic Gustavson School of Business scholars can add another mark of excellence to their research record. In June 2012, a bibliometric study released from the Canadian research group Higher Education Strategy Associates ranked Gustavson #1 for research productivity in the field of marketing. The Higher Education Strategy Associates measures the number of publications produced by a researcher against the number of times the papers are cited in other scholarly journals. Click here to see the report results.
Gustavson faculty members researching in the field of marketing include: Drs. David Boag (marketing strategy), Mark Colgate (service excellence), Saul Klein (global business and international marketing), Linda Shi (global account management), Brock Smith (new venture marketing, marketing strategy, and relationship marketing), and Steve Tax (service failure and recovery, service design, customer performance and service networks).