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Annual Graduate Research Exposition



On Thursday, November 7, 2013 the John Molson School of Business hosted its fifth Annual Graduate Research Exposition (AGRE).

The AGRE showcases the latest research findings of JMSB’s Doctoral (PhD) and Master of Science (MSc) in Administration students. Participating students present their work on posters mounted throughout the Molson Building atrium.

The event is special in that graduate students are not often provided with an opportunity to present their research to the academic and business communities, representatives of which will be on hand to act as judges. Judges select the best posters at both the MSc and PhD levels and winners receive cash prizes.

The AGRE allows current students or recent graduates to discuss their ideas with interested parties and to receive feedback on their theses, thesis proposals or research-based seminars.

JMSB’s Associate Dean of Research and Research Programs Harjeet S. Bhabra says that in addition to showcasing the talent of PhD and MSc students, the AGRE also provides the university with the occasion to reconnect with alumni who return to serve as judges for the event. “I think the networking experience for our students, continued association with our alumni and the potential for recruiting top-ranked students to our program who get an early exposure to what academic research is all about is truly a win-win outcome for all."

2013 Winners

PhD Track "Best Poster" Prizes

Best PhD Poster
  • $1000 prize
  • $500 conference presentation funding
  • $1,000 research funding for academic supervisor of “Best Poster”
Mark Bajramovic, Management
Finding the Value in Group Diversity Using Attachment Theory

Supervisor: T. Hecht
1st Runner-up
  • $300 prize
Gillian Leithman, Management
Images of Knowledge Sharing in Organizations

Supervisor: L. Dyer
Honourable Mention
  • $150 prize
Reem Ayouby, SCBTM
Unconscious Motives, Stress and Misuse of Social Media

Supervisor: A.-M. Croteau
Popular Choice
  • $150 prize
Raghid Al Hajj and J. Vongas, Management
Born to Empathize? Women Leaders on the Brink of Failure
Best Quantitative /
Technology-based Poster
  • $150 prize
Jieun Chung, Accountancy
Does Geographical Location Matter for Managerial Compensation Design?

Supervisor: M. Magnan

MSc Track for “Best Poster” Prizes

Best MSc Poster
  • $500 prize
  • $1,000 research funding for academic supervisor of “Best Poster”
Michael Farrell, Finance
Institutional Ownership and Firm Performance: Evidence From Canada

Supervisor: H. Bhabra
1st Runner-up
  • $300 prize

Gohar Tajik, Management
Numbers vs. Letters: Narrative comments vs. numeric ratings in performance evaluation

Supervisor: S. Brutus
Honourable Mention
  • $150 prize
Irina Susan-Resiga, Marketing
"Frightfully Funny": Incorporating Humour into the Extended Parallel Process Model of Fear Appeal

Supervisor: M. Laroche


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Related Links

MSc in Administration Program

PhD in Administration Program

AGRE News...

Nov. 25, 2013: Fifth Annual Graduate Research Exposition.

Apr. 19, 2013: Call for Submissions for 2013 Annual Graduate Research Exposition.

Nov. 21, 2011: Annual Event Offers Graduates Students A Rare Opportunity To Receive Feedback on Their Work. Read more...

Nov. 22, 2010: JMSB’s 2nd Annual Graduate Research Exposition: a Student and Faculty Success! Read more...

Nov. 20, 2009: The inaugural Graduate Research Exposition showcasing the research of JMSB’s PhD and MSc programs was held on November 12, 2009. Read more...

Exposition Organizers and Co-ordinators