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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.

Professor Bonaccio

Full professor Silvia Bonaccio receives the 2020 Telfer Research Excellence Award as Established Researcher of the Year. Find out more. Read more ›

Covid-19 Stories - Technologies and Seniors in the COVID-19 Era

From tools that monitor and manage seniors’ health conditions to communication platforms that connect seniors with their families and friends, several new technologies can make a major difference for seniors during the COVID-19 crisis if effectively leveraged. But are there challenges in engaging the population of seniors in these technologies? Two researchers from Telfer discuss how health information and communication technologies can help the population of seniors overcome the hurdles brought by physical distancing. Read more ›

Telfer Forum - Workplace Mental Health: When your Workplace Becomes your Home

The COVID-19 crisis has had a major impact on the way we work. Most of us are teleworking, managing major projects remotely, and working with virtual teams. To encourage social interactions, some teams even hold virtual happy hours, tea socials or coffee breaks. Over the past weeks working from home, the line between life and work has blurred significantly, especially for those who must also take on more responsibilities on the home front. How do home-based-workers navigate these distractions and the disconnection brought about by this distance working?  Read more ›

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The COVID-19 crisis has had a major impact on the global economy, but how is this new reality really affecting Canadian businesses? In this first online Telfer Forum, three experts discuss what our business community, from new ventures to established businesses, needs to do to stay resilient during this unprecedented crisis and to rebound afterwards.  Read more ›

Stocke market

Five finance researchers from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management explain why the Covid-19 pandemic has turned the financial markets into a roller coaster, what’s unique about this crisis, and how corporate leaders and government officials can support the economy during these challenging times. Read more ›

Family working at home

The government of Canada has taken unprecedented measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak and keep Canadians safe. Physical distancing is undoubtedly an important mitigating strategy, but it also creates challenges for Canadians. How does this new work-life reality impact employees’ mental health and how can organizations support their employees during these uncertain times? To answer some of these questions, we interviewed Assistant Professor Jennifer Dimoff. Read more ›

Health care workers in hospital

The development of advanced analytics models can help health organizations identify the most effective policies and organizational arrangements needed to adjust to a new reality. Researchers at the Telfer School of Management are working on the development of advanced analytics models to support health organization in better planning and managing their capacity. Such models may also inform health policy officials, so they design policies that reflect both the allocation of resources and the demands for long-term care from hospitals and the community. Read more ›

Women entrepreneurs

To understand the links between government policies and practices, Full Professor Barbara Orser and her co-authors reviewed policies and practices designed to increase women entrepreneurs’ access to capital in Canada, Germany, Ireland, Norway and the United States. Read more ›

Professor Mignerat

Associate Professor Muriel Mignerat hopes to better understand the unique features of the IT development process in the context of EDI. For her new project, she has been awarded a Telfer School of Management Research Grant (SMRG). Read more ›

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To better understand the impact of high-frequency trading, Associate Professor Ali Akyol has been awarded a Telfer School of Management Research grant (SMRG). More specifically, he will examine if high-frequency traders artificially increase stock prices, and if firms who repurchase shares may be paying a high price at the end. Read more ›

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