Research at Gustavson

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Gustavson is committed to research that makes a difference: for communities, organizations, people and academia.

Our research prioritizes asking fundamental questions, ones that have the potential to shift how we think of business and management. With a firm commitment to multidisciplinary research, we recognize that management problems rarely occur in isolation, and bring this collaborative perspective to bear on complex research topics.

Embedded within a young, energetic business school that values innovation, international learning, integrative approaches, and sustainability and social responsibility, our research program reflects this ethos through a collegial atmosphere and close-knit faculty.

The Power of Social Enterprises

Natalie Slawinski

Natalie Slawinski had been studying large corporations in the oil and gas sector and their response to climate change, but learning the story of Fogo Island put her on a different course.
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Rapid Response

Andrew Park

Andrew Park and his co-authors explore the traits that made AbCellera CEO Carl Hansen successful in the pharmaceutical industry and that allowed him to rapidly respond to COVID-19.
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Sustainable Global Supply Chains

Adel Guitouni

Adel Guitouni, alongside post-docs Cynthia Waltho and Mohammadreza Nematollahi, identify opportunities to improve global supply chains in crisis. Read more

Entrepreneurial Imagining

Sara R.S.T.A. Elias

Sara Elias explores the world of imagination, arts, resiliency and entrepreneurship in this case study about the world’s largest carillon.
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Featured Publications

Interested in recent research at Gustavson? Here are just a few of our faculty's recently published papers.

Pek, S. (2022). Business and the Climate Crisis: Towards Engagement with Climate Assemblies. Business & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F00076503221112865

He, Y. & Chittoor, R. (2022). When Does It (not) Pay to be Good? Interplay between Stakeholder and Competitive Strategies. Journal of Management. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F01492063221106433  (Ye He is currently a PhD student at Gustavson)

Pek, S. (2022). The tip of the iceberg: A roadmap for management research on tipping. Journal of Management Inquiry. https://doi.org/10.1177/10564926221088729

Ralston, D., Russell, C., Terpstra-Tong, J., Treviño, L., Richards, M., Casado, T., …Danis, W.,... Brock, D. (2022). Are Societal-Level Values Still Relevant Measures in the 21st Century Business world? A 39-Society Analysis. Asia Pacific Journal of Management. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10490-022-09822-z

Nematollahi, M., Hosseini-Motlagh, S.-M., Cárdenas-Barrón, L. E., & Tiwari, S. (2022). Coordinating visit interval and safety stock decisions in a two-level supply chain with shelf-life considerations. Computers & Operations Research, 139, 105651. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2021.105651  

Fan, A., Lu, Z., & Mao, Z. E. (2022). To talk or to touch: Unraveling consumer responses to two types of hotel in-room technology. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2021.103112