Business, Dhillon School of: Recent submissions

  • Muhumed, Hassan Abdullahi; University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of BusinessDhillon School of Business, 2018-08-23)
    There is overwhelming agreement among scholars and practitioners alike on the socio-economic importance of Small-and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), both in developed and developing countries. However, there is also ...
  • Mathew, Jiby; University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business. (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of BusinessDhillon School of Business, 2018)
    The objective of this research is to understand how individuals experience a Fresh Start Effect (FSE). Self-efficacy is tested as a driver of the effect and the phenomenon is analyzed through the lens of implicit theories. ...
  • Marietta-Vasquez, Janelle; University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business (Lethbridge, Alta.: University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of BusinessDhillon School of Business, 2018)
    Back pain is a leading cause of disability and stress on the health care system. Back pain injury is costly to employers, leads to absenteeism in the workplace, and disrupts the lives of those suffering from back pain ...
  • Anwer, Ehtisham; University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of BusinessDhillon School of Business, 2018)
    The study proposed and tested a theoretical framework incorporating the role of personal values, organizational values and values-congruency in the business purchase decisions. Using the Supply Chain Management Association ...
  • Ibitoye, Subomi; University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business; (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dhillon School of BusinessDhillon School of BusinessUniversity of Lethbridge, 2018)
    This study extends recent research on the conceptual relationships defined by the Integrative Model of Workplace Safety (Christian et al, 2009). It assesses the predictive relationship that exists between personality ...
  • Salins, Faye N.; University of Lethbridge. Dhillon School of Business (Lethbridge, Alta. : Dhillon School of BusinessDhillon School of Business, 2018)
    Numerous universities around the world have policies and procedures in place to deal with workplace bullying. However, the effectiveness of these HR interventions often depends on the perceptions of the university ...
  • Peng, Bo; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of ManagementManagement, 2017)
    The main purpose of this thesis was to investigate how corporate sustainability (CS) initiatives undertaken by Chinese multinational corporations (MNCs) change over time, and to observe the relationship between Chinese ...
  • Jafri, Komal; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of ManagementManagement, 2017)
    Although there are many local food initiatives budding across the globe to support localization of the food system, they face major barriers operating in the mainstream food system. There is an existing literature highlighting ...
  • Han, Yunhui; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management (Lethbridge, Alta. ;University of Lethbridge, Faculty of ManagementManagement, 2017)
    This thesis analyzes the impact of shareholder rights on non-price loan contract terms. Using a large sample of syndicated loans borrowed by U.S. firms between 1991 and 2006, I find that stronger shareholder rights ...
  • Jing, Lei; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of ManagementManagement, 2017)
    Research has attempted to explain how to increase employee embeddedness, based on individual cultural orientation, organizational identity orientation, and person-organization fit theories, I predicted that employees’ ...
  • Liebetrau, Jennifer; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of ManagementManagement, 2017)
    The main purpose of this thesis was to illuminate the concept of fit in cause-related marketing (CRM) by proposing and testing a valenced model for CRM fit. The model was created based on an integration of extant CRM fit ...
  • Bhattarai, Sagar; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of ManagementManagement, 2016)
    In this study I study the effect of board effectiveness, measured by Board Shareholder Confidence Index (BSCI) on firm performance and risk. I find that there is modest positive relationship between BSCI total scores and ...
  • Akbar, Mohammad Muzahid; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of ManagementManagement, 2016-06-13)
    Brand authenticity represents the integration of a brand’s perceived originality, honesty, quality, and admirability. In contemporary brand management, brand authenticity is considered to be a new customer consciousness, ...
  • Lyubykh, Zhanna; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of ManagementManagement, 2016)
    This research investigates the extent to which the relationships between perceived disability severity and employee outcomes are moderated by leader empathy and mediated by the quality of leader-member exchange (LMX). The ...
  • Banerjee, Abhijit; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Management.Management, 2016)
    Numerous studies in the past have shown how the store image gets created for a retail store and the various factors that influence the purchase intentions of the customers in the retail environment. Different aspects of a ...
  • Wang, Ye; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Management.Management, 2015)
    This paper investigates how the 2008 financial crisis affects the accrual anomaly documented by Sloan (1996). I find that the accrual anomaly increases during the financial crisis period and the increase in accrual anomaly ...
  • Ren, Jiajia; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Management.Management, 2015)
    Historically, stock market crashes have caused trillions of dollars in losses and have dramatically destroyed investors’ confidence in the stock market. Independent empirical studies have converged to prove the synchronization ...
  • Ahangi, Parviz; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of ManagementManagement, 2013)
    This thesis analyzes the effect of internal and external factors on the profitability of all full-fledged Islamic banks in Malaysia. Additionally, this study examines the robustness of results by using the financial crisis ...
  • Naeem, Fahid; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Management (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of ManagementManagement, 2015)
    Tobacco consumption, responsible for six million deaths each year, is a large concern for social marketers. Social cognitive theory suggests that self-efficacy is a key predictor of smoking behavioural change. According ...
  • Huang, Shengchen (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of ManagementManagement, 2013)
    The purpose of this study was to test the dual-pathway persuasion model proposed by Johar and Sirgy (1991) in a celebrity endorsement context. This study attempted to provide empirical evidence for the proposition that the ...