Telfer-Sprott Research Forum 2014 Focused on Performance Management
The 5th Annual Telfer-Sprott Research Forum 2014 was held on April 24, 2014 under the theme The Performance Challenge – New Questions, Recent Management Approaches. Building upon the success of the previous forums, this event provided a unique opportunity for faculty members to exchange research knowledge and form new linkages that will lead to ongoing collaborations. The conference heard from two keynote speakers, Toby Fyfe of the Institute on Governance and Daniel Watson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Government of Canada. Lysanne Lessard, Telfer School of Management discussed “Modeling Service Performance in Knowledge-Intensive Business Service (KIBS) Engagements: Toward Effective Tool Support.” François Brouard and Leighann Neilson of the Sprott School of Business presented their analysis of change in fundraising activities in small charities. Walid Ben Amar from the Telfer School examined boards of directors through the lens of sustainability management. Niraj Bhargava from the Sprott School presented “Entrepreneurship and Sustainability: Academic and Applied Research with a Sustainable Energy Agenda Example.” And Mika Westerlund from the Sprott School discussed strategies and management roles for sustainability innovation. The event concluded with the announcement of the 2014 winning project under the Telfer-Sprott Research Fund, led by Samir Saadi of Telfer.