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Welcome to Innovative Thinking, a new platform created to share the latest in knowledge development at Telfer School with the community, academics, and potential research collaborators.

Be inspired by a selection of innovative research ideas, from articles published by our faculty in top-management journals to award-winning research projects. Telfer School’s Innovative Thinking shows our commitment towards research excellence without losing sight of our impactful role in the community.

Fostering space entrepreneurship through strong alliances

A timely new study on the space industry led by Wadid Lamine, has found that entrepreneurship innovation only really takes off when policymakers, entrepreneurs, established firms and university researchers build strong alliances. Lamine and his collaborators interviewed major manufacturers, innovative space startups, small and medium enterprises, universities, space research centres, technology transfer officers and space business incubators in Europe. Read more ›

Cultivating sustainable cities and communities by tackling climate change

Professor Daina Mazutis received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant to study how certain urban construction and development companies around the world are tackling climate change by incorporating zero carbon emission and zero waste goals into their planning processes. Read more ›

PhD Spotlight – Hong Qiu

Hong Qiu joined the Telfer PhD in Management program in 2016. She is supervised by Drs. Mark Freel and Samia Chreim in the Entrepreneurship specialization. We interviewed her to learn more about her research on conflict management in the innovation process. Read more ›

New Inclusive Entrepreneurship Education and Training Research to Address Bias

Telfer professors Barbara Orser and Catherine Elliott have received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant to refine measures to evaluate and inform entrepreneurship education and training courses and programs. They will use what they call a “gender-smart entrepreneurship education and training plus” (GEET+) framework. Read more ›

Entrepreneurial career patterns and how they affect individual behaviours and circumstances

Professors Hien Tran and Mark Freel have been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant to study the career path of entrepreneurs and to examine how cycles of entrepreneurial experience influence their future behaviours and circumstances. Read more ›

Using Digital Technology for Positive Behaviour Change

Professor Pavel Andreev received a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grant to develop a comprehensive framework to design new habit formation decision support systems. Read more ›

Open access: Removing the barriers to information sharing

Professor Evelyn Rita Micelotta has been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant to study trends in adopting OA in three scientific disciplines: biomedical sciences, physics and chemistry. Read more ›

Honesty is the Best Policy: Easing Job Interview Anxiety

A study by Silvia Bonaccio and co-authors has uncovered new insights into who engages in interview faking and why. The study is the first to examine the link between interview faking and interview anxiety. It suggests that interview anxiety may explain why people with two specific personality traits are more likely to stretch the truth to impress employers during an interview. Read more ›

Telfer Established Researcher Award 2021 – Lavagnon Ika

The Established Researcher Award recipient is a faculty member who has earned national or international recognition for the Telfer School of Management through outstanding and impactful research over the past five years. We are excited to present the 2021 Established Researcher Award to Professor Lavagnon Ika, a professor of project management at Telfer. Read more ›

Telfer Emerging Researcher Award 2021 — Antoine Sauré

In recognition of his exceptional contributions to research and student mentorship, Telfer is thrilled to congratulate Professor Sauré on receiving the 2021 Emerging Researcher Award, a well-deserved achievement! Read more ›

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