Consumer Pod Index

Consumer Pod Index
Talking all things business. Produced by the School of Business at the University of Alberta.

Ep. 6: Using AI in your business
Oct 4 • 62 min
Artificial Intelligence is the future of business. Whether it be oil and gas, agriculture, health care, banking, or retail, big data and machine learning have transformed everything we do. A world-class talent pool at the University of Alberta, the…
Ep. 5: The value of rumours in tech innovation
Jul 4 • 25 min
Gossip, hearsay and innuendo are an everyday part of life, but as a society we generally frown upon the spread of unverified information. In a new paper examining the dissemination of rumours within the tech sector, however, assistant professor Tim…
Ep 4: Fracking and the opaque transparency of self-regulation
Jun 26 • 15 min
A new paper from School of Business professor Joel Gehman examines FracFocus, a non-regulatory online registry purporting to inform North Americans about the risks associated with hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. Gehman concludes that despite…
Ep 3: Cannabis and the retail market
Apr 25 • 37 min
On October 17, 2018, Canada became only the second country in the world—and the first G7 and G20 nation—to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Six months later, as part of the Alberta School of Business’ Eric Geddes lecture series, industry…
Ep 2: Why do women’s professional sports leagues fail?
Mar 27 • 13 min
Looking at 21 current and historical women’s leagues in four professional sports (baseball, basketball, soccer, and indoor volleyball), Marvin Washington, professor of Strategic Management and Organization at the Alberta School of Business, wanted to…
Ep 1: Love and retail—Valentine’s Day trends
Mar 25 • 11 min
Made a decision on what to get your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Or maybe the plan is to “treat yo self,” instead? Listen in as Heather Thomson, Executive Director of the School of Retailing, talks about consumer behaviour on Valentine’s Day, and…