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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.

Major Challenges Faced by New Firms in Transitional Countries

Hien Thu Tran has recently joined the Telfer School of Management as an Associate Professor. We interviewed Professor Tran to learn more about her research on innovation and entrepreneurship, particularly in the context of transitional countries. Read more ›

Research Annual Report 2017-2018: Impactful and cutting-edge research

In the academic year of 2017–18, faculty members and graduate students of the Telfer School of Management demonstrated how well equipped they are to produce impactful and cutting-edge research that addresses relevant societal problems.  Read more ›

Towards A More Effective Way to Manage IT Projects

Despite decades of research dedicated to better understanding IT project management and identifying more effective ways to manage IT projects, many of these organizational systems still fail today.  Read more ›

Can An Independent Board Discourage Insider Trading?

Professor Shantanu Dutta and research collaborators have been awarded an Insight Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to examine how private organizations can promote the positive outcomes of private in-house meetings and discourage opportunist insider trading. Read more ›

How different families shape family businesses

Professors Peter Jaskiewicz, Sandra Schillo (Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa) and Professor James Combs (University of Central Florida) will examine if and how differences across families impact family firm growth, performance, and survival in a research project entitled “A family-based theory of the family firm.” The team has been awarded an Insight Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Read more ›

The dark side of forgiveness in the workplace

There is potential dark side for well-being when forgiveness is motivated by external pressures. To better understand why inauthentic forgiveness might occur, and its consequences in the workplace, Professors Jane O’Reilly has a launched a research project entitled “Inauthentic and Authentic Forgiveness in the Workplace.” The project has been awarded a prestigious Insight grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Read more ›

A voice to accountants and financial statement users

Professor Sylvain Durocher at the Telfer School of Management (University of Ottawa) has been awarded an Insight Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to examine how auditors and financial statement users perceive CI and OCI in a project entitled “A stakeholder perspective on comprehensive income accounting information.” Read more ›

Student presenting

On October 5th, the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) hosted Two Cities, Curious Minds: Management Theses at 3 Universities in the National Capital Region. Organized jointly by the Telfer School of Management (University of Ottawa), the Sprott School of Business (Carleton University), and the Department of Administrative Sciences (UQO), the event provided M.Sc. and Ph.D. students with a great opportunity to showcase their research in 10 minute presentation and a poster session.  Read more ›

A new initiative to empower women leaders in health

Professor Ivy Bourgeault launched in 2017 a research project entitled Empowering Women Leaders in Health, Health Sciences and Indigenous Health. “The project’s ultimate goal is to build a strong and supportive community of established and emerging women leaders, helping them transform the health care system through their unique leadership skills, experiences, and contributions,” explains Professor Bourgeault. Read more ›

Beyond one-fits-all solutions for health care challenges

On September 11th, academics and health leaders explained why health managers should avoid looking for simplistic solutions to overcome the challenges of health systems Read more ›

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