BNUZ-SMU Research and Academic Skill Building Symposium
Date Published: November 16, 2018
In mid-November, researchers from the Sobey School of Business travelled to Zhuhai, China for a robust research exchange symposium, reflecting the expanding partnership between the organizations.
The party of researchers attending from Saint Mary's comprised:
- Malcolm Butler, Vice President Academic and Research
- Harjeet S. Bhabra, Dean, Sobey School of Business
- Catherine Loughlin, Associate Dean, Research and Knowledge Mobilization
- Mohammad Rahaman, CRC International Finance and Competitiveness
- Miguel Morales, BComm Coordinator (Zhuhai)
- Ethan Pancer
- Karen Grandy
- Rahman Khokhar
- Jie Dai
- Florian Muenkel
- Ellen Farrell
The topics examined represented a broad cross-section of Sobey School's research interests. Topics presented on included entrepreneurship and CSR; entrepreneurial ecosystems; migration of young women in China; China's low-end manufacturing capacity output; computer vision predicting new product adoption; media coverage of Apple and Google's 'egg-freezing' employee benefit; pricing interest rate derivatives; informed trading; the financial technology of "robo advisors"; and political risk and external financing.
The skill-building took the shape of pedagogical examinations of bilingual teaching of business students; an open discussion on research methods; and literature sources, data collecting and econometric application.
The goal was to cross-pollinate ideas and explore alignment for future bilateral research opportunities. The event was planned and executed with a small group of faculty from each university. The Sobey School lead was Dr. Rahman Khokhar.