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.
A new Telfer study suggests that a well connected and influential board can help companies address the world’s biggest challenges. A Telfer alumna believes that information advantage and influence are valuable resources for the board, but diversity of skills and experiences also matter. Read more ›
Professor Walid Ben Amar and a team of researchers from Université Clermont Auvergne, University of Toronto, and HEC Montreal examined the cascade effect of State institutions, firm and CEO and how they directly and indirectly influence companies to pursue corporate social responsibility or prevent them from doing so. Their findings show that, even when government regulations do not encourage companies to engage in corporate social responsibility, managers and CEOs still can counterbalance their institutional barriers and aim for a positive impact on their societies. Read more ›
In their decade-long research, Professors Peter Jaskiewicz from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management, Alfredo Massis from the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, and Marleen Dieleman from the National University of Singapore analyzed over 400 interviews and conversations with members of family businesses from Asia, Europe, and North America. The authors identified four strategies for a successful transition. Read more ›
On March 23, 2021, this round table launched the Gender Entrepreneurship Education and Training Plus (GEET +), a multi-country project that mobilizes evidence-based insights in the development of entrepreneurship education and training as drivers of economic empowerment of girls, women, and other disadvantageous groups. The GEET + is the work of Telfer School of Management’s Professors Barbara Orser and Catherine Elliott. Read more ›
Daina Mazutis received a Knowledge Synthesis grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council. She has recently produced a report determining key issues, best practices, limitations, and knowledge gaps around the governance and capacity-building required to accelerate the role of business in sustainable urban transformation projects in Canada. Read the report and discover how Mazutis's insights can help foster a greener Canada: Read more ›
Yao Yao was hired last July as an assistant professor of organizational behaviour and human resources at the Telfer School of Management. She completed her PhD in industrial relations and human resources at the University of Toronto. We interviewed her to learn more about her research interests in industrial relations. Read more ›
New research by University of Ottawa professors Walid Ben Amar and Philip McIlkenny, Carleton University professor Merridee Bujaki and Wilfrid Laurier University professor Bruce McConomy suggests that how Canadian corporations disclose information about their board diversity tells a lot about their openness to become inclusive or resistance to change. What are the main challenges and how can corporations promote gender diversity in Canada’s C-suite? Read more ›
University of Ottawa professor Barbara Orser and alumna Margo Crawford (MBA ’97) suggest that developing a robust, inclusive economy not only requires a policy reboot for Canada’s feminist recovery plan but also a better understanding of who our business leaders are. Read more ›
In partnership with Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa, an organization that provides peer support services, doctoral student Elmira Mirbahaeddin and Professor Samia Chreim will examine how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced peer support services. Read more ›
A new study shows that rising above customer incivility not only benefits customers: positively and assertively tackling customer unfriendliness can also make a major difference for service employees. Jane O’Reilly, a uOttawa expert on workplace wellbeing, and Régine Paquette, founder of Ottawa-based Victoire Boutique, discuss how customer incivility affects employees and provide practical suggestions to manage it meaningfully. Read more ›