Research at the Faculty of Business

The Faculty of Business is engaged in research covering the full spectrum of business subjects, including:

Our faculty has multidisciplinary research strength in the areas of online management education, digital disruption, and corporate social responsibility.

We are dedicated to producing cutting-edge research and extending the limits of business knowledge. Our researchers regularly publish their work in leading academic journals recognized for their excellence both nationally and internationally. The faculty has also received significant research funding from a wide range of sources, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Bank of Canada, Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Société et la Culture (FQRSC), CPA Education Foundation, and more.

Our faculty is fully committed to undertaking research that makes a difference. Our researchers engage with business and wider society through their invited speaking roles and consultancy work, as well as presenting their work at leading events and conferences in their fields. Our research achieves real business impact through our partnership with numerous commercial and nonprofit organizations. See more on our partnerships here.

We are keen to engage in research collaborations with other academic institutions both in Canada and around the world. Browse our department-specific pages to find out more about our work and visit our searchable database of research expertise to identify academics working on particular topics. You can also view the latest news relating to research in the Faculty of Business here.

The Faculty of Business fully supports the objectives outlined in the Athabasca University Strategic Research Plan 2018-2022. Our work actively contributes towards the research goals of the university and address several strategic research directions including sustainability, disruptive pedagogies, society, culture, and digital futures.