PhD Program

The PhD program in Business Administration at DeGroote offers students the opportunity to study and conduct leading-edge research with some of the top researchers in their fields. Students develop the theoretical and methodological expertise required to create original research that makes a significant impact on the business community.

Graduates of DeGroote’s PhD program have moved on to academic roles in schools across the globe as well as lucrative consultant and analyst positions.

Elly (Zhaocheng) Zeng Successfully Defended Dissertation

February 10, 2017

We are pleased to formally acknowledge Elly (Zhaocheng) Zeng‘s successful defence of her dissertation titled “A Systematic Analysis of Entrepreneurial Learning: Practice and Effects”. Elly was supervised by Benson Honig and her supervisory committee members were Vishwanath Baba and Willi Wiesner.

Elly joined our PhD Program after completing McMaster’s Master of Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She earned her Bachelor of Engineering from Sun Yat-sen University in China. While in our PhD program, Elly published two book chapters as well as an article in CJAS. She presented papers at the ASAC conferences in 2013 and 2014, the US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference in 2015, the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in 2015 and. the Academy of Management Meeting in 2016.  Elly also served as a sessional lecturer at DeGroote for Com. 2BC3 in Fall 2016 term.

Please join us in congratulating Elly on this major achievement!

Congratulations! Recent Thesis Proposal and Dissertation Defences

February 8, 2017

We would like to acknowledge the following students who successfully defended their thesis proposals or their thesis in the end of the summer and the fall of 2016.

Thesis Defences

Mike DohanInformation SystemsThe Importance of Healthcare Informatics Competencies (HICs) for Service Innovation in Paramedicine: A Mixed-Methods InvestigationJoseph Tan
Hesam ShahriariFinanceThree Essays in Industrial Organization, Law and FinanceTrevor Chamberlain
Adam StiversFinanceThree Essays on Predicting the Equity Premium and Asset ReturnsRon Balvers
MirHossein TabatabaeilotfiMOBHRPoverty, Stress, and Happiness: Examining the Moderating Role of Psychological Capital on the Relation between Poverty and Happiness among Farmers and Fish Farmers in GhanaRick Hackett
Alireza TajbakhshManagement ScienceSustainability In Supply Chains: Models and MetricsElkafi Hassini

Thesis Proposal Defences

Jia LiuFinanceAdvancing Financial Market Volatility Measurement and ForecastingJohn Maheu
Megan MurphyMOBHRMentor Effectiveness in Formal Mentoring Programs: Facilitating Psychological Contract Development and MaintenanceCatherine Connelly
Fariba NosratiInformation SystemsThe Use of Digital Storytelling for Impression Management by City Cultural OrganizationsBrian Detlor
Azam ShamsiFinanceThree Essays on Dynamic Density Estimation in FinanceJohn Maheu
Sophia (Liufang) YaoManagement ScienceThree Essays on Product Recall Decision OptimizationMahmut Parlar

Please join us in congratulating all of these students for reaching these important milestones!

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