Innovate through research


With new innovations and concepts in the business landscape come infinite research possibilities. Newfoundland and Labrador, rich in resilience and fortitude, provides ample opportunities to strategically use our resources to make research contributions that positively impact our local, national and global communities.

By prioritizing a pragmatic and conscientious approach, and by cultivating strategic partnerships that engage the wider community, we’re designing an ecosystem that pursues, supports and celebrates exciting, rigorous and innovative research that transforms our world.

Our goal

We strive to celebrate research excellence while also seeking resources to help our researchers achieve high-quality outputs.

Our progress

In 2022, 19 faculty members published 56 papers in 43 peer-reviewed journals. Some of the topics they explored include:


Our researchers achieve success in grant competitions across North America:


Our goal

We aim to advance our reputation as a business school that uses research to contribute in positive ways to business and society.

Our progress

Engaging Ideas bridges the gap between academic research and the challenges faced by businesses, industry and organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Our researchers make intellectual contributions that advance current modes of thinking, knowledge and practice.



Our faculty members disseminate expertise and insight on current issues, trends and challenges through the media.


We seek funding sources that help us engage with community and business organizations to work on contemporary issues. These sources include:

  • Mitacs Canada Accelerate: pairs organizations with top research talent, including a student and supervising faculty member, to achieve business and innovation goals.
  • Mitacs Canada Accelerate Entrepreneur (e-Accelerate): helps students grow their startups, develop research or technologies, and get to market faster.



Nov. 23: Answering the unanswerable
Memorial University launches centre focused on emerging research field

Nov. 9: New hires broaden expertise at business faculty
Trio integrates sustainability into research and teaching

Oct. 30: ‘Dream job’
Business faculty member brings Indigenous lens to teaching and research

Sept. 29: Why words matter
Business professor examining ‘performance outcomes’ of CEOs

Sept. 8: Understanding our world
Dr. Erin Oldford one of 66 Memorial researchers receiving federal funding

June 30: Soft skill investment
Let junior consultants collaborate and innovate, say business researchers

May 4: Global impact
Business researcher receives international nod for ‘timeless’ work


Nov. 28: New voices
Business faculty adds experts in law, tech and innovation

Nov. 24: Sunshine bias
Accounting researcher finds mood influences executive earnings forecasts

Nov. 23: Foundational support
Dr. Carlos Bazan, Dr. Jennifer Jewer net $99,837 of $470,000 awarded to Memorial researhers

June 23: Cutting-edge innovation
Dr. Ginger Ke’s hazmat research nabs $130,000 of nearly $8 million invested at Memorial

June 20: Op-ed: Dr. Majid Eghbali-Zarch, Jennifer Marlowe and Sandy Brennan
Canada needs better CBD policies to protect consumers from unlicensed products

May 26:
Transformative potential
Business faculty releases fourth annual research bulletin

May 10: Op-ed: Dr. Ashrafee Hossain
CEOs are hindering LGTBQ+ equality in the workplace, says business professor

April 28: Diversity gaps
Business researchers target issues in senior leadership and finance industries

April 5: Bold and innovative
Interdisciplinary teams awarded nearly $500,000 for high-risk, high-reward research

Feb. 28: Fish by fish
Building confidence and measuring impact in Petty Harbour

Jan. 18: Promising talent
Social entrepreneurship, gender bias projects earn federal research funds for business grad students


Nov. 26: 'Hidden champions'
Research aims to support Canadian small- and medium-sized businesses

Oct. 27: 'Serious (re)think'
Advice for local businesses affected by global supply chain chaos

May 26: ‘Positive impact:’
Business faculty launches third annual research bulletin

March 29: Heroes or villains?
Dr. J.Y. Tang wins award for research on dominant leaders

Jan. 21'Natural partnership’
Business faculty joins global network focused on responsible research