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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.

Care provider using AI

It is expected that analytics and Artificial Intelligence will transform all sectors of Canada’s economy, including healthcare. Some analytics and AI solutions are already transforming healthcare delivery and improving the quality of care for the patients.  Read more ›

financial analysits talking

With growing warnings of risks of a financial crisis worldwide, finding tools that help banks navigate the uncertainties of the financial world is extremely important. Since the 2008 financial crisis, banks have invested heavily on new technologies to improve their risk management strategies.  Read more ›

Baby boy working on computer

Family-owned firms play a major economic role worldwide. Only in Canada, family firms employ over 6 million people and contribute more than 60% of our GDP according to the Family Enterprise Xchange.  Read more ›

Over-optimism in project management: Beyond the “management-as-planned” approach

Earlier in 2018, OC Transpo announced that the light rail Confederation line, currently the largest infrastructure project in Ottawa, won’t be completed within the initial time frame. Although not completely surprising, this new chapter of the O-Train construction made headlines and initiated vivid discussions on social media.  Read more ›

Electronic Business Technology students shine in the 2018 Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Poster Competition

Five graduate students in the Electronic Business Technology program (EBT) presented their research projects in the 2018 uOttawa Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Poster Competition. The competition was held on March 27th at the Faculty of Engineering.  Read more ›

#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 ›

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