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Update: 2018-17

May 7, 2018

Ben Graham Centre News

2018 Value Investing Conference and Stock Picking Competition

The Ben Graham Centre’s 2018 Value Investing Conference was held on April 25 at The Sheraton in downtown Toronto. George Athanassakos, Conference Organizer & Chair and Director of the Ben Graham Centre, notes the conference was a huge success, as it hosted over 300 professionals from around the world.

In addition to the Conference, George organized the Ben Graham Centre’s 2018 International MBA Stock Picking Competition. Teams from MBA schools from around the world competed for $14,000 in cash prizes. The three finalist teams from City University of London, Western University and Oxford University gathered in Toronto on April 24 and made their final presentations to a panel of distinguished value investors with the winners announced at the Value Investing Conference the next day. The Ivey MBA team finished the competition in the second position.

Published Refereed Articles

Butt, M., Antia, K. D., Murtha, B., Kashyap, V., 2018, Clustering, Knowledge Sharing, and Intrabrand Competition: A Multiyear Analysis of an Evolving Franchise System, Journal of Marketing, January, 82 (1): 74-92.

Cross, S., Leizerovici, G., Pirouz, D. M., 2018, Hoarding: Understanding Divergent Acquisition, Consumption, and Disposal, Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, January, 3 (1): 81-96.

Hoogendoorn, S., Parker, S. C., van Praag, M., 2017, Smart or diverse start-up teams? Evidence from a field experiment, Organization Science, 28 (6): 1010-1028.

Konrad, A. M., 2018, Denial of racism and the Trump Presidency, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 37 (1): 14-30.

Kopecky, K., Li, Z. F., Sugrue, T. F., Tucker, A. L., 2018, Revisiting M&M with Taxes: An Alternative Equilibrating Process, International Journal of Financial Studies, January, 6 (1).

Meyer, K. E., 2018, Catch-Up and Leapfrogging: Emerging Economy Multinational Enterprises on the Global Stage, International Journal of the Economics of Business, February, 25 (1): 19-30.

Meyer, K. E., Beugelsdijk, S., van Witteloostuijn, A., 2017, What’s in a p? Reassessing best practices for conducting and reporting hypothesis-testing research, Journal of International Business Studies, July, 48 (5): 535-551.

Neufeld, D. J., Roghanizad, M., 2018, Research: How Customers Decide Whether to Buy from Your Website, Harvard Business Review, January.

Reza Azarpazhooh, M., Avan, A., Cipriano, L. E., Muno, D. G., Sposato, L. A., Hachinski, V., 2018, Concomitant vascular and neurodegenerative pathologies double the risk of dementia, Alzheimer's & Dementia, February, 14 (2): 148-156.

Yan, T., Ribbink, D., Pun, H., 2018, Incentivizing Supplier Participation in Buyer Innovation: Experimental Evidence of Non-Optimal Contractual Behaviors, Journal of Operations Management, January, 57: 36-53.

Funding Opportunities

SSHRC Connection Grants – Webinar

Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating. Events and outreach activities funded by a Connection Grant may often serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects potentially eligible for funding through other SSHRC funding opportunities.

Amount:  $7,000 – $50,000
(requires a 50% match)
Webinar:  Wednesday, May 23, 1-3pm ET
Deadlines:  Ivey: July 18, 2018
Western: July 25, 2018 (to be confirmed)
SSHRC: August 1, 2018

Note: Let Shelley Bellyou or Kathy Laid know by July 1st if you intend to apply to this program.

Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation Awards

CSI Research Foundation Awards Program supports original research in the capital markets. This year there will be awards in four categories:

  • PhD student scholarships, valued at $25,000
  • An academic Award for university faculty for research that is relevant to capital markets, valued at $35,000
  • Limited-Term Professorship awarded for three years at $50,000 per year
  • Research Grants awarded over two years at $40,000 for topics identified by the Canadian Securities Institute related to two general themes, (Interest Rate Risk and the Client-Advisor Relationship)
Deadlines:  Ivey & RDS: TBD
ROLA is required for this program.
CSI: June 22, 2018
Contact:  Heather-Anne Irwin

Note: Let Shelley Bellyou or Kathy Laid know by June 1st if you intend to apply to this program.

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