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The Michael Lee-Chin Family Institute for Corporate Citizenship supports related academic research, curriculum development and professional development by Rotman faculty and PhDs. Here are examples of granted projects to date and products developed from these projects.

2017-18 Lee-Chin Institute grants supporting research in corporate citizenship by Rotman faculty and PhDs announced, March 21, 2017:

• Olivier Dessaint (Assistant Professor of Finance) and Andrey Golubov (Assistant Professor of Finance): “The Human Cost of Mergers and Acquisitions.” 

• Mitchell Hoffman (Assistant Professor of Strategic Management): “Corporate Citizenship and Hiring Through Employee Referrals.” 

• Daehyun Kim (Assistant Professor of Accounting): “Stock Manipulation: News Disclosure & CEO Stock Compensation.” 

• Chloe Kovacheff (PhD Candidate, OBHRM) and Matthew Feinberg (Assistant Professor of OBHRM): “Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Outcomes.” 

• Yue Li, Associate (Associate Professor of Accounting, UTM/Rotman): “Corporate Social Responsibility and Financial Quarterly Reporting.” 

• Gordon Richardson (KPMG Professor of Accounting and Professor of Accounting), Jingjing Wang (PhD Candidate, Accounting), et al: “Corporate Social Responsibility Deception in Management Discussion and Analysis.” 

• Christoph M. Schiller (PhD Candidate, Finance) and Craig Doidge (Professor of Finance, Area Coordinator, Finance and Professorship in Corporate Governance): “International Supply-Chain Networks & Corporate Social Responsibility.” 


2016-17

Anil Verma (Director, Centre of Industrial Relations & HR, Professor of Industrial Relations and HR Management) on “Decoding Firm Motivation for Investing in CSR: The Risk Mitigation Hypothesis.”

Avi Goldfarb (Professor of Marketing) and Jun Bum Kwon, (PhD student, Marketing), “Can Advertising Message Change the Content of Mass Media? An Examination of the Dove Real Beauty Campaign.”

Avni Shah, (Assistant Professor, Marketing) and Amber Holden (PhD Student, OBHRM) on “Second Place is Just the First Loser, Unless You’re a Woman: Effects of Payment Form and Gender on Employee Motivation After Not Receiving a Bonus.”

Chen-Bo Zhong (Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior & HR Management) and Yeun Joon Kim (PhD student OBHRM) on “Ethical Leadership Dilemma on Sustainable Innovation.”

Gordon Richardson (KPMG Professor of Accounting), Yue Li, Associate Professor of Accounting, Peter Clarkson (Professor of Accounting, University of Queensland) and Albert Tsang (Associate Professor, Accounting, Schulich) on “Voluntary Assurance of CSR Reports.”

Ole-Kristian Hope (Deloitte Professor of Accounting), Aida Sijamic Wahid (Assistant Professor of Accounting) and Jingjing Wang, PhD student (Accounting) on “Management Deception, Big Bath Accounting, and Capital Market Consequences: An Analysis Based on Linguistic Cues.”


2015-16

Granted Project. Andrew Ching (Associate Professor of Marketing) and Jinghui Qian (PhD Candidate, Marketing), “The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility Activities in Retail Chain Expansion: Evidence from Walmart.” Paper in development.

Granted Project. Laura Doering (Assistant Professor of Strategic Management) and Sarah Thebaud (Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California at Santa Barbara), on “Beyond Relational Lending: Interpersonal Ties and Gender Expectations in Commercial Microfinance.” Paper in development.

Granted Project. Carlos Inoue (PhD Candidate, Strategy) and Anita McGahan (Rotman Chair in Management and Professor of Strategic Management, “Law and Sentiment: Privatization of Public Services in the US 1992-2012.”  Paper in development.

Granted Project. Nan Li (Assistant Professor of Accounting, UTSC/Rotman), “Corporate Social Responsibility and Wage Differential.” Paper in development.

Granted Project. Hadiya Roderique (PhD Candidate, Organizational Behaviour & HR Management) and Tiziana Casciaro (Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and HR Management), “Improving the Selection of the ‘Other’: An Examination of the Barriers to Female Mentorship in Corporate Organizations.” Paper in development.

Granted Project. Wally Smieliauskas (Professor of Accounting ) and Wuyang Zhao (PhD Candidate, Accounting),  “Do Same-Sex Marriage Laws Benefit LGBT Friendly Companies?.” Paper in development.

Granted Project. Jin Wan (PhD Candidate, Marketing) and Pankaj Aggarwal (Associate Professor of Marketing, UTSC/Rotman), “To Trace is to Trust: Consumers’ Response to Product Traceability.” Paper in development.


2014-15

Granted project. Shira Agasi (PhD student) and Stéphane Côté (Professor, OB/HRM), “How Social Change Agents’ Passion Influences Venture Capitalists’ Support of Agents.” Paper in development.

Granted project. Nicolle Robataille (PhD student) and Pankaj Aggarwal (Associate Professor, Marketing), “What Happens in Vegas: Using Mental Boundaries to Justify Corporate Misbehaviour.” Paper in development.

Granted project. Julian House (PhD student) and Chen-Bo Zhong, (Associate Professor, OB/HRM), “Disrupting Employees’ Compliance with Unethical Instructions.” Paper in development.

Granted project. Sarah Kaplan (Associate Professor, Strategic Management), “Studying a Field-In-Formation: The Emergence of the ‘Women Effect’ Movement.” Paper in development.

Granted project. Hai Lu (Associate Professor, Accounting) and Barbara Su (PhD student), “The Rewards for Green: The Effects of Disclosures on Social Media.” Paper in development.

Granted project. Nina Mazar (Associate Professor, Marketing), “Corporate Citizenship in Pursuit of Societal Welfare: Field Experiments With A Canadian Credit Card Company.” Paper in development.

2013

Andrew Ching, Associate Professor of Marketing and Masakazu Ishihara, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Stern School of Business, NYU: “Using coalition loyalty programs to encourage social change”

Alberto Galasso, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management; Matthew Mitchell, Associate Professor, Business Economics; and Gabor Virag, Assistant Professor, Business Economics: “The design of corporate philanthropic prizes”

Lu Jin, PhD candidate and Sam Maglio, Assistant Professor of Marketing, “Promoting socially responsible consumption with production information”

Scott Liao, Assistant Professor, Accounting and Anne Beatty, Professor, Fisher School of Business, Ohio State University: “U.S. multinationals’ global employment disclosures and decisions: implications for managing public expectations”

Andras Tilcsik, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management, “Local and Global Influences on Corporate Philanthropy: Evidence from Fortune 1000 Firms”

Minlei Ye, Assistant Professor, Accounting and Yue Li, Associate Professor, Accounting: “Corporate environmental performance and audit risk”

2012

Feng Chen (Assistant Professor, Accounting) on “Quality of Contingent Environmental Liabilities Disclosure” 

• Stéphane Côté (Associate Professor, OB/HRM) on the "Social Class and Prosociality in Organizations”

• Joseph D’Cruz (Professor, Strategy) and Nouman Ashraf (Research Associate, DCIT) for "Cases in Strategic Management of Diversity" 

• Nina Mazar (Assistant Professor, Marketing) and Nicole Robitaille (PhD Candidate, Marketing) on "Removing Corporate and Consumer Licensing Behavior”

• Becky Reuber (Professor, Strategy) on "Hybrid Social Venture Funds”

• Anil Verma (Professor of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations) and Rafael Gomez (Associate Professor, CIRHR & Woodsworth College) on "Why do firms engage in CSR? Testing the Damage Mitigation Hypothesis”

• Chen-Bo Zhong (Assistant Professor, OB/HRM), Kelly Ki Yeon Lee (Ph.D. Student, Marketing) and Jeremy Yip (Ph.D. Student, OB/HRM) on the "Emotional Processes Underlying Moral Decisions”

2011 

• Terry Amburgey (Professor of Strategic Management) and Alison Kemper (PhD Candidate, Strategic Management and Research Officer, Lee-Chin Institute for Corporate Citizenship) on “Renaming Frankenstein: the Diffusion of Naming Conventions Among Biotech Companies”

• Gus De Franco (Assistant Professor  of Accounting) and Yue Li (Associate Professor of Accounting and Fellow of the Lee-Chin Institute for Corporate Citizenship) on “Financial Analysts' Use of Corporate Environmental Performance Information”

• Alberto Galasso (Assistant Professor of Strategic Management) and Mihkel Tombak (Hatch Professor of Technology Management and Strategy) on “The Timing of Green Technology Adoption.”

• Ignatius Horstmann (Professor of Business Economics), Andrew Ching (Assistant Professor of Marketing), Hyonwoo Lim (PhD Candidate, Marketing), and Robert Clark (Associate Professor, Institute of Applied Economics, HEC Montreal) on “Might Pharmaceutical Companies Use Publicity to Skirt Advertising Regulations? The Case of Anti-Cholesterol Drugs in Canada”

• Hai Lu (Assistant Professor of Accounting), Kevin Jason Veenstra (PhD Candidate, Accounting), and Yanju Liu (PhD Candidate, Accounting) on “Social Norms and Managers’ Financial Reporting Decisions” 

• Joanne Oxley (Associate Professor of Strategic Management) on “Corporate Citizenship through Public/Private/Non-Profit Partnerships: Lessons from MNC Investment in Developing Country Education Systems”

  • “Overcoming the Dual Liability of Foreignness and Privateness in International Corporate Citizenship  Partnerships,” accepted for publication in the Journal of International Business Studies

• Becky Reuber (Professor of Strategic Management) on “Factors Influencing the Financing of Social Ventures by Commercial Venture Funds”

  • Becky Reuber and Rod Lohin, "Send in the Clones: Fit between Social Ventures and Social Venture Funds" 

• Menghze Shi (Associate Professor of Marketing), Vineet Kumar (Harvard) and Kannan Srinivasan (Carnegie Mellon) on “Social Responsibility and Product Information Disclosure”

• Yue Li (Associate Professor of Accounting and Fellow of the Lee-Chin Institute for Corporate Citizenship) for Environmental Accounting course development

2010

• Andrew Ching (Assistant Professor of Marketing) and Fumiko Hayashi (Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City), on “Excess demand and corporate citizenship: the case of private nursing homes”

  • Andrew Ching, Fumiko Hayashi and Hui Wang. “Quantifying the Impacts of Limited Supply: The Case of Nursing Homes” (working paper)

• Stéphane Côté (Associate Professor, OB/HRM), Jeremy Yip (PhD candidate) and Ivona Hideg (PhD candidate) on “Emotional intelligence and ethical decision-making”

  • Stéphane Côté, Jeremy Yip, and Ivona Hideg. “The Jekyll and Hyde of Emotional Ability: Emotion Regulation Ability Strengthens the Effects of Prosocial and Self-Serving Traits on Moral Behavior” (working paper)
  • Stéphane Côté, Jeremy Yip, and Ivona Hideg. “Anger and Ethical Decision-Making” (working paper)

• Jun Gu (PhD candidate), Geoffrey Leonardelli (Assistant Professor of OB/HRM) and Glen Whyte (CCMF Chair in Integrative Thinking and Professor of OB/HRM) on “The effect of self-affirmation on citizenship behaviors and the moderating effect of citizenship identity”

  • Jun Gu, “A global self-worth model of ethical decision making,” entered Center on Leadership & Ethics Doctorate Dissertation Proposal Competition, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, April, 2009.
  • Jun Gu, “A global self-worth model of ethical decision making,” presented at the Rotman OBHRM Speakers Series, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, October, 2009.
  • Jun Gu, “Satisfied Sinners and Disappointed Saints: Amoral self-worth changes influence moral self-regulation,” manuscript in preparation, February, 2010.

• Nina Mazar (Assistant Professor of Marketing) and Pankaj Aggarwal (Associate Professor of Marketing), on “What is yours is mine: the role of culture in the prevalence of bribery”

  • "Can Collectivism Promote Bribery?" Psychological Science

• Dilip Soman (Professor of Marketing, Corus Chair in Communications Strategy, and Senior Fellow, Desautels Center for Integrative Thinking) on “The behavioral economics of savings programs”

2009

• Inna Galperin (PhD candidate, Strategy) and Olav Sorenson (Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair in Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Professor of Strategic Management) on “Challenging Efficiency Through Organic Certification and Fear

• Elena Kulchina (PhD candidate, Strategy) and Olav Sorenson (Jeffrey S. Skoll Chair in Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Professor of Strategic Management) on “Friendly Neighbours or Greedy Predators? Are Foreign Firms Good Corporate Citizens in their Host Communities

  • Rotman Strategy PhD Seminar, December, 2008
  • Academy of International Business, Annual Meeting, San Diego, June, 2009
  • Meetings of the Nagymaros Group on Organizational Ecology, Verona, July, 2009.

• Mara Lederman (Associate Professor of Strategic Management) and Melissa Kearney, Department of Economics, University of Maryland on “The Market Response to Toy Recalls

  • Seth Freedman, Melissa Kearney, and Mara Lederman. "Product Recalls, Imperfect Information", (NBER Working Paper No. 15183), July 2009; Revise and Resubmit at Review of Economics and Statistics

• Becky Reuber (Associate Professor of Strategic Management) and Eric Kirzner (Professor of Finance) on “Private Sector Financing for Social Ventures: What Works, Why and What It Means for Canada

  • Becky Reuber, Rod Lohin, Eric Kirzner, and Murray Metcalfe. “Finding the Comfort Zone: Factors Influencing the Financing of Social Ventures by Commercial Venture Funds,” paper presented at the Global Social Venture Research Conference, Shanghai, China, November, 2009.
  • Becky Reuber and Eric Kirzner. “Analysis of Social Venture Funds: A Review of the Current Landscape,” paper presented at the Fifth Annual Conference of Social Entrepreneurs at New York University, November, 2008.

• Botao Yang (PhD candidate, Marketing) and Sridhar Moorthy (Manny Rotman Professor of Marketing) on “Should Banks Care About Seniors? At What Cost?

  • 43rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Economics Association (Toronto); May, 2009.
  • Frontiers of Research in Marketing (UTD-FORMS) Conference (Dallas); February, 2009.
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Summer Workshop on Consumer Behavior and Payment Choice (Boston); July, 2008.
  • Marketing Science Conference (Vancouver); June, 2008.

2008 

• Anita McGahan (Professor, Strategic Management and Fellow, Lee-Chin Institute for Corporate Citizenship) on "The Limits of Incorporation"

• Andrew Stark (Professor, Strategic Management) on “Public, For-Profit and Non-profit Enterprises: Drawing The Line and Implications for Corporate Governance

  • Andrew Stark, selected chapters in the book Drawing the Line: Public and Private in America (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2009).
  • Andrew Stark, “The Distinction Between Public, Non-profit and For-Profit: Revisiting the ‘Core Legal’ Approach,” paper accepted for publication by the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.
  • Andrew Stark, “Conflict of Interest and the Furor Over Executive Compensation,” keynote address given at the University of Basel’s Interdisciplinary Conference on Conflict of Interest, May, 2010.

• Celia Moore (PhD Candidate) and Mark Weber (Assistant Professor, Organizational Behaviour) on “Moral Disengagement and Organizational Advancement” 

  • Paper under review at the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
  • Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Conference (Chicago), 2009.
  • Presented the Behavioural Ethics Conference, the University of Central Florida: February, 2008.
  • Presented at the London Business School/INSEAD Organizational Behaviour Conference, London Business School: October, 2008.

• Mark Weber (Assistant Professor, Organizational Behaviour) and Kevin Hill (PhD Candidate) on “Crafting Job Satisfaction & Contributing to Communities: The Role of Volunteering”

• Mihnea Moldoveanu (Director, CCMF Centre for Integrative Thinking and Associate Professor, Strategic Management) on “Normative Theories of the Corporation”

• Rick Powers (Assistant Dean and Executive Director, MBA Programs) for Ethics Course Research and Development; incorporated into 2007-08 Ethics course.

• Tim Simcoe (Assistant Professor, Strategic Management) and Paul Seaborn (PhD Candidate) on “Understanding the Creation and Evolution of Quality Standards”             

  • "Agreeing to agree? Inertia & inequity in cultural regulation”, presentation given by Paul Seaborn at the Experience the Creative Economy Conference held at the Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto: June 2009.

2007

• Kenneth S. Corts (Associate Professor), "The Emergence of Industry-Specific Certification Standards for Corporate Social Responsibility"

  • “The Emergence of Certification Standards,” presented at IESE, University of               Navarra, Barcelona, Spain: October, 2007.

• Nan Jia (PhD Candidate) and Joanne Oxley (Associate Professor of Strategic Management), "Corporate Social Responsibility as Institutional Substitution in China"

  • “Political Strategies in Emerging Economies” (dissertation, recently selected as one of the four Finalists for Richard N. Farmer Dissertation Award Competition of the Academy of International Business)
  •  “Nonmarket Strategies as Institutional Substitution”
    • 5th Annual AIBS Conference on Emerging Research Frontiers in International Business (Miami); November 2007
    •  BPS Dissertation Consortium of the 2007 Academy of Management Conference (Philadelphia); August 2007
    •  14th CCC Conference, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta); April 2007
    •  Strategy Seminar, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (Toronto); February 2007
  • “Political Strategies in Emerging Economies: Evidence from the Chinese Private Sector”
    • College of Business Administration, Northeastern University, October, 2009
    • School of Public Policy, George Mason University, February, 2009
    • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, January, 2009
    • Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, January, 2009
    • Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, January, 2009
    • School of Business, the University of Hong Kong, January, 2009
    • ISNIE(International Society for New Institutional Economics) 12th Annual Conference (Toronto); June 2008
    • 8th Annual Strategy & the Business Environment Conference / 3rd Annual Institutions for Industry Self-Regulation Conference (Raleigh-Durham); February 2008
    • Internal Strategy Seminar, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (Toronto); December 2007
  • Private Entrepreneurs and Public Expropriation Hazards in Emerging Economies: Evidence from the Chinese Private Sector,” paper presented at the Conference of The Globalization of Chinese Enterprises: Transformational Politics, Business Strategies, and Future Paths (Boston), October, 2008.
  • “The Nature of Corporate Social Responsibility in Emerging Economies: An Analysis of Charitable Donations by Chinese Private Entrepreneurs,” Academy of Management Conference, SIM&ONE Manuscript Development Workshop (Anaheim), August 2008.

• Geoffrey Leonardelli (Assistant Professor of Organizational Behaviour) and Jun Gu (PhD Candidate), "Regulatory Focus and Citizenship Behaviours" 

  • Leonardelli, G.J., & Gu, J. “Regulatory focus and social decision-making: Securing interdependence through social comparison.” Presented at the Academy of Management conference in August 2008.
  • Leonardelli, G.J., & Gu, J. “Regulatory focus and social decision-making: Securing interdependence through social comparison.” Paper presented at the European Association for Experimental Social Psychology conference on Group Processes and Self-Regulation in Leiden, The Netherlands, 2007.
  • Gu, J., & Leonardelli, G.J. “A regulatory focus model of interdependence motivation.” Poster presented at the 8th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Memphis, 2007.

• Anil Verma (Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management), "Human Resource Policies and Firm Performance"

  • Anil Verma and Rafael Gomez. “What Management Wants in Employee Relations?: From Robber-Baron Days to the Financial Crisis of 2009,” paper presented to the World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association, Sydney (Australia), August, 2009.
  • Anil Verma and Rafael Gomez. “Do Employee Relations Occur in a Vacuum? Recent Evidence on Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Relations in Canada,” paper presented to Conference on Change at Work, Université Laval, Quebec City, August, 2008.
  • Anil Verma and Rafael Gomez. “How Do Corporate Employee Relations and Human Rights Practices React To Downturns in Financial Performance?,” paper presented at the CERIC/WUN Workshop, Leeds University (UK), November, 2009.
  • Anil Verma and Rafael Gomez. “Why Do Corporations Practice Good Employee Relations: Testing the Risk Management Hypothesis,” working paper, March 2010.
  • Anil Verma and Rafael Gomez. “Do Employee Relations Occur in a Vacuum? Recent Evidence on Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Relations in Canada,” in: Perspectives on Changes in Work, ed. by Paul-Andre Lapointe. Quebec: Les Presses de l’Universite Laval, 2010 (forthcoming).

• Jia Lin Xie (Professor of Organizational Behaviour, Magna Professor in Management), "The Impact of Workplace Diversity on Employee Well-Being and Organizational Effectiveness

  • Xin, Jie Lie and Xiaoyun Wangat (University of Manitoba), “Intercultural Social Support and its Impact on Work-Related Attitudes: In the Context Where Immigrants Form the Majority of the Employees in the Workplace.” Revised and re-submitted to Management International Review.

• Ann Armstrong (Lecturer and Director, Social Enterprise Initiative), "A Case Study of RBC’s Cash & Save model"

  • RBC case study, in Daft, R. and Armstrong, A. Organization Theory and Design, 1st Cdn Ed, Toronto: Nelson, 2009.

2006

• Gauri Bhat (Rotman PhD candidate), Ole-Kristian Hope (Assistant Professor), and Tony Kang (Professor, Singapore Management University) on "Does Corporate Governance Transparency affect the Accuracy of Analyst Forecasts?" (Accounting & Finance 2006 Vol. 46 No. 5: 715-732)

• Gordon Richardson (KPMG Professor of Accounting), Yue Li (Associate Professor), Florin Vasvari (Rotman PhD and Assistant Professor, London Business School) and Peter Clarkson (Professor, University of Queensland) on "A Disclosure Index for the Environmental Performance of a Public Company."

  • Gordon Richardson (KPMG Professor of Accounting), Yue Li (Associate Professor), Florin Vasvari (Rotman PhD and Assistant Professor, London Business School) and Peter Clarkson (Professor, University of Queensland) in Accounting, Organizations and Society (2007).
  • Presented at the University of Toronto (2005), the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2005), the conferences of the Canadian Academic Accounting Association (Niagara Falls , June 5th to June 8th, 2005) and the American Accounting Association Annual Meeting (Washington, August 11, 2005).

• Ann Armstrong (Lecturer and Director, Social Enterprise Initiative) on "A teaching case on TELUS"

  • Telus case study, in Daft, R. and Armstrong, A. Organization Theory and Design, 1st Cdn Ed, Toronto: Nelson, 2009.  
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