International public policy is created by political institutions to address issues affecting the public good. In an era of rapid globalization, researchers examine the domestic, national and international consequences of complex policies influencing global conflict and security.
Economics is a social science focused on how people and organizations make decisions and respond to incentives. Research in this field analyzes economic and social policies, combining the mathematical models of economic theory, real-world data and empirical techniques.
International migration involves the movement of people across international borders and is a pressing concern nationally and globally, appearing regularly in all media. Research into migration is integral to contemporary politics, culture and economies.
The separation of ownership and control at public firms results in agency problems. Corporate governance topics have attracted the interest of a wide group of scholars in accounting, economics, finance, management and law. Research in this field examines a variety of topics covering governance, ethics, transparency and control.
Researchers examine how decisions are made at for-profit and non-profit organizations, the factors that contribute to success, and how people learn, change and leverage knowledge to create effective organizations.
Researchers in this field of political science provide constructive critiques of prevailing policy approaches and best-practice strategies for future directions. They investigate how public opinion is shaping, and being shaped by, public policy.
The Centre for Leading Research in Education includes an Educator and Leadership Institute which conducts large-scale professional development and research with Canadian and international educational partners to develop leadership skills and governance processes.
Social responsibility is a framework within which an organization contributes to sustainable development, including the health and welfare of society, while taking into account the expectations of stakeholders.