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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.

Giving Caregivers and Dementia Patients a Break: An Innovative Adult Day Program Model

Professor Mirou Jaana, full professor at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, studied a new and innovative adult day program model developed at Ottawa’s Algonquin College in collaboration with a local community resource centre. Read more ›

Understanding the Emergence and Evolution of Cryptocurrencies

Professor Mariam Humayun received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Grant to study how different cryptocurrencies emerge and evolve, how these communities shift and how consumers are navigating the new frontiers of crypto-assets.  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 ›

Informal Accommodations as Social Exchange: Canadian Managers’ Reactions to Employees with and without Disabilities

A new research project led by Professor Silvia Bonaccio will provide insights into, and help correct, continued pessimism that managers express about workers with disabilities. For this project, she has been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant. Read more ›

SMRG Funded Postdoctoral Fellow: Anoosheh Rostamkalaei

Anoosheh Rostamkalaei received a Telfer School of Management Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Support Grant to pursue her research interests and contribute to the Telfer School’s Area of Strategic Impact Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Strategic Management. Read more ›

COVID-19 Stories - 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 ›

Psychological and Social Processes Can Influence Consumer-Service Provider Interactions and Prevent Service Failure

Ahmed Ben Ayed was hired as an Assistant Professor in Marketing at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. We interviewed him to learn more about his research interests in the customer-service provider interaction. Read more ›

Solving Patient Scheduling Problems through Analytics

Professor Jonathan Patrick received a Natural Science and Engineering Research Council Discovery Grant to optimize analytic models for improved scheduling, planning, and decision-making challenges in various health care settings. Read more ›

Emergence and Resilience of Decentralized Brands: Cryptocurrencies

Mariam Humayun was hired as an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. We interviewed her to learn more about her research interests in cryptocurrencies. Read more ›

Understanding How Institutions Shape Corporate Philanthropy

Evelyn Micelotta was hired as an Associate Professor at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. We interviewed her to learn more about her research interests in the area of family business. Read more ›

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