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SSHRC IDG awarded 2018: This exploratory research focuses on the connection between board membership and art philanthropy in the performing arts (i.e. theatre, symphony, ballet, opera). Art patronage, from the Renaissance, through nation-state promotions of culture is recognized as having...
SSHRC IG awarded 2015: Companies such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Apple have turned emerging technologies into pervasive products by quickly capturing dominant market shares and locking consumers into their eco-systems. Prior research has indicated that "cognitive lock-in" plays a...
SSHRC IDG awarded 2016: Spending on experiential purchases, such as concerts or travel, has been shown to increase consumers' happiness and well-being, while spending on material items, such as shoes or jewellery, can subject consumers to stigma and loneliness. Overall, existing research suggests...