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.
Professors Laurent Lapierre and Jane O'Reilly share their insights on what it means to strike a balance among our various roles, especially now that our work and home lives have collided. They also offer tips on how to be a family-supportive boss so you can help employees meet their needs. Read more ›
A Telfer-led research project titled “Primary Care for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness” is receiving nearly $1 million in funding over five years from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) to examine how primary care providers can offer better primary health care for people living with serious mental illness. Professor Agnes Grudniewicz and her research team hope their analysis will better explain the primary health care experience of this population group, what types of primary care service this population uses, and how to improve the primary care system. Read more ›
Postdoctoral fellow Anoosheh Rostamkalaei and Professor Mark Freel have received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant to study immigrant entrepreneurs’ access to bank loans. Read more ›
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 ›
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 ›
Associate Professor Fabio Moneta will examine how passive investment and financialization influence the oil futures market and other commodity futures markets. To carry out this research, he has been awarded a Social Sciences and Humanity Research Council Insight Development grant. Read more ›
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 ›
Four experts from the University of Ottawa, Public Services and Procurement Canada and Deloitte Canada discuss how leaders can tackle employee burnout and foster a healthier workplace environment. They shared the latest evidence-based insights and best practices on the subject at a Telfer Forum entitled Breaking Burnout: Improving Employee Mental Health and Well-being. The event was held on March 4, 2020 at the Telfer School of Management. Read more ›
Debt maturity decisions are the choices companies make between long-term and short-time debt financing. As companies make important choices regarding debt maturity, does their commitment to employee well-being policies lead these firms to make long-term or short-term debt decisions? This is one of the questions motivating Professor Chourou and an international group of researchers. They shared these key results in an article published in the European Management Journal. Read more ›
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 ›