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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.

#MeToo, Workplace Sexual Harassment, and How Organizations Can Cope with Current Challenges

Almost every person knows of someone who has experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. It is not uncommon for the victims of sexual harassment to feel ashamed and afraid of social retaliation if they speak out. As a result, many people keep their experiences as a secret locked in a box.  Read more ›

Secrets, manipulation, and the stock market: How top-executives pocket from private meetings with investors

Insider trading, the use of material non-public information about a company’s performance to buy and sell shares in the stock market, is an illegal practice. Usually exchanged during private interactions between external investors and corporate executives, such information allows meeting participants to better anticipate changes of the value of company shares.  Read more ›

The Federal Budget 2018 and Beyond: Promoting Gender Equality in Federal SME Contracting

Telfer School of Management Professors Barbara Orser and Allan Riding have just been awarded a Social Science Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Engage Grant. Their research team will examine strategies to improve gender equality in how small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) obtain contracts with the federal government.  Read more ›

Empowering Women Leaders in Healthcare: From Research to Practice

Telfer School of Management Professor Ivy Bourgeault is the CIHR Research Chair in Gender, Work and Health Human Resources. Her research produces knowledge about gender equality in the healthcare industry, helping key policymakers develop strategies and create more opportunities to advance women in management positions in the sector.  Read more ›

Rethinking Freight Transportation in Cities: A Smart Solution for An Old Problem

Combining a passion for applied mathematics and a motivation to improve the public transportation sector, new Telfer School of Management faculty, Professor Onur Ozturk, has developed a model to support Freight on Transit (FOT) using urban railways.  Read more ›

Professor Saouré Kouamé

Originally from Ivory Coast, a country that still faces poverty and many other social problems, Telfer School of Management Professor Saouré Kouamé wants to make people and businesses aware of how pressing it is to tackle the issue of poverty.  Read more ›

Corporate Social Responsibility: When Being Good Actually Makes You Look Bad

A buzzword in the business scene, corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become a strategic priority for many businesses large and small, and it is often considered a win-win situation. By committing to a cause, such as helping local charities or reducing their carbon footprints, business leaders may impress their clients and the media. What a Telfer School of Management led team of researchers has found is that a company’s decision to engage in CSR initiatives also matters (a lot!) to employees.  Read more ›

The Role of University: Engaging and Connecting Researchers and Entrepreneurs

On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017, Telfer School of Management hosted an event called The Role of University in Entrepreneurship, a group of researchers and successful entrepreneurs discussed how universities could support new and existing entrepreneurs.  Read more ›

Money, suspicion, and fraud: When client-bank relationship becomes a complicated affair

Financial scandals involving business moguls, well-known political figures, and even famous artists made the headlines in 2017. What is so alarming about the recent scandals, made public through the leaked Panama and Paradise Papers, is that they implicate several financial institutions, including a Canadian bank. Reportedly accepting their wealthy clients’ attempts to evade taxes and, in some cases, even encouraging them to set up offshore companies, some of the implicated banks later on simply claimed that they were not aware of their clients’ wrongdoings.  Read more ›

Professor Peter Jaskiewicz: How to Raise an Entrepreneur

Professor Peter Jaskiewicz has recently published an op-ed in the Financial Post – Nature versus nurture: Is an entrepreneur born or raised? His article also informed an Ottawa Business Journal article, The ultimate guide to raising an entrepreneur. On Tuesday, December 5, 2017, CBC Ottawa Morning host Robyn Bresnahan interviewed Professor Jaskiewicz about his insights on how to raise future entrepreneurs.  Read more ›

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