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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.

Women working

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 ›

The Business of Accelerating Sustainable Urban Transformations in Canada

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 ›

Exposing the power gap in Canada’s C-Suite and challenging the language of merit in corporate disclosures

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 ›

Barista at coffee shop

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 ›

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 ›

The Fake News of Science: Dangers of Predatory Publishing for Students, Our Future Leaders

Until recently, there was a lack of consensus in the scientific community about what makes a journal predatory and how to identify it. But an interdisciplinary group of leading scholars from around the globe, including Professor Grudniewicz, realized that to fight these unreliable sources that disseminate poor scientific information, they first needed to understand what exactly they are fighting. Their consensus definition was published in Nature. Read more ›

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