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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.

Telfer Forum - Crisis and Governance: The Role of the Board during Times of Disruption

How does a crisis caused by COVID-19 affect corporate governance? On December 9, 2020, a panel of researchers and industry experts discussed lessons learned and proposed practical recommendations for corporate leaders interested in learning more about crisis management and their role during times of disruption and financial challenge. Read more ›

Do Consumers Have to Go Offline to Ensure Their Privacy?

Professor Mariam Humayun has received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development Grant to study whether digital detoxing is an optimal practice to help consumers reclaim their privacy. She will examine the socio-cultural motivations that drive it, how it is evolving and what new forms of consumption practices will arise. Read more ›

Organizing for Social Impact: Social Interventions to Address Education Inequalities across the Globe

In a new research project, Professor Suhaib Riaz will examine how corporations, NGOs, government agencies and humanitarian organizations innovate to develop effective, sustainable solutions to improve primary and secondary education. Riaz’s team has just received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Development grant. Read more ›

In Search of Greater Social Impact: The Challenge of Innovation in UN Agencies

Can UN agencies embrace innovation by going digital like many other organizations have done? How can UN innovators streamline processes in these highly bureaucratic organizations and still manage the tensions that arise? Saouré Kouamé has received an Insight Development grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to answer some of these pressing questions. Read more ›

Understanding How Gender Diversity and Government Involvement Can Influence Innovation and Firm Survival

Professors Imed Chkir, Walid Ben Amar, and Samir Saadi received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight grant to examine the determinants and outcomes of innovation. Read more ›

How to Rebuild after the Pandemic: Thought-Provoking and Ethical Reflections

In a virtual special issue that he prepared for the Journal of Business Ethics, Professor Riaz emphasizes the need for in-depth reflection. Organizations attempt to address the immediate problems and the underlying societal challenges that will endure beyond the current crisis. However, it may not be that easy to heal the scars left by the pandemic in our globally connected socioeconomic, ecological, and production systems. Read more ›

Understanding Corporate Engagement during COVID-19

Telfer professors Saouré Kaoumé and Magda Donia offer valuable insights into what organizations can do to make a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more ›

Professor Mignerat

Associate Professor Muriel Mignerat hopes to better understand the unique features of the IT development process in the context of EDI. For her new project, she has been awarded a Telfer School of Management Research Grant (SMRG). Read more ›

International Corporations, Human Rights, and a New Workforce

Professor Magda Donia will address fundamental questions regarding consistency of organizational actions with international human rights norms as outlined by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Read more ›

Two new projects will explore the challenges of workplace relationships and digital technologies

Professors Corner and Lamine have been each awarded a Telfer School of Management Research grant (SMRG) for projects that will address important topics around workplace relationships and digital technologies. Read more ›

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