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Funded Projects

The Ted Rogers School of Retail Management Faculty members have been actively involved with various funded project as outlined in the TRSRM Research Plan. 

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Hong Yu

Dr. Hong Yu’ Funded Projects

  • Yu, H. (2015). Designing Omni-channels Grocery Shopping Solutions for Elderly Shoppers. MITACS Globallink Research Internships.
  • Yu, H. & Osmud Rahman (2014-2015). Inclusive Clothing and Retail Servicescapes for Canadian Older Consumers. Ted Rogers School of Management Internal Research Grant. $7000.
  • Rahman, O. & Yu, H. (2014-2015). Baby Boomers and Fashion Consumption. SSHRC Institutional Grant (SIG) 2013. $5720.
  • Yu, H. (2013). Inclusive Apparel Products and Retail Environments for Elderly Consumers: A Chinese Perspective. Ryerson Research Assistant Program. $4,000.
  • Tulio-Pow, S. & Yu, H. (2008-2012). Can’t Find a Thing to Wear: A Needs Assessment for the Visually Impaired. Ryerson Interdisciplinary Research Fund. $19,120.40.

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Dr. Donna Smith’s Funded Projects

Smith, D. & Hair, J. (2011) “Family Business Retailer‐Vendor Strategic Partnerships: What's the Impact of Commitment‐ Trust?”

  • TRSM Internal Grant.  $5,000
  • Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University. $4,000 USD

Smith, D., Ferguson, K. & Hair, J. (2012) “The Influence of Family Business on Retailer-Vendor Strategic Partnerships.” 12th Annual International Family Enterprise Research Academy Conference, Bordeaux, France, June 26-29, 2012.

  •  TRSM Internal Grant

Smith, D., Hair, J. F., Jr., and Ferguson, K. (2014). An investigation of the effect of family influence on Commitment-Trust in retailer-vendor strategic partnerships. Journal of Family Business Strategy, 5(3), pp. 252-263.

  • TRSM Internal Grant

Sarstedt, Marko, Christian M. Ringle, Donna Smith, Russell Reams, and Joseph F. Hair Jr. (2014), "Partial Least Squares Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM): A Useful Tool for Family Business Researchers," Journal of Family Business Strategy, 5(1), pp. 105-115.

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Dr. Norman Shaw’s Funded Projects

Principal Investigator:  Mitacs Business Development Project partnership with Rogers Communications that is investigating improved productivity in the public sector via wireless connectivity

Co-investigator:  SHRC Partnership Development Grant ‘Accelerating digital technology adoption in Canadian companies.’

Lead investigator:  Dr. Ojelanki Ngwenyama, Professor of Global Marketing, Ryerson University

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Dr. Frances Gunn’s Funded Projects

Smith, A., Fouto, N., Gunn, F., Batista, L. & Lindridge, A. (2014).  The Negative Impact of Pro-environmental Shopping Behaviour on Well-being: The Experience of Brazilian Consumers.  European Institute of Retailing and Services Studies Conference, July, 2014

  • Open University Business School International Fellowship

In preparation:

  • The Eaton Legacy: Professionalisation through collaboration-A Historical Case Study
  • The Process of Discursive Institutional Work: An Institutionalisation Approach to Innovation
  • Professionalising an occupation: An historical exploration of a collaborative degree development process

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