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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.

Supporting the Backbone of Canada’s Economy: SME Growth and Financing Programs

Professor Miwako Nitani has been awarded an Insight Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to map the entire growth path of SMEs and the impact of financing programs and other federal policy interventions on this trajectory. Read more ›

The Impact of Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement on the Global Financial Industry

Professor Darlene Himick has launched a research program to examine how investors respond to the fossil fuel divestment movement. Her project has just received a new Insight grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Read more ›

A More Comprehensive Way to Track Hedge Fund Risks

Professor François-Éric Racicot has received an Insight grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to develop comprehensive measures of tail risk for the hedge fund industry and examine how these new measures respond to macroeconomic and financial shocks. Read more ›

Bridging the Gap between Knowledge and Practice

Professor Samia Chreim from the Telfer School of Management has received an Insight grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to examine how communities of practice lead to knowledge uptake and whether participants use this new knowledge to improve their practices. Read more ›

Information Advantage in Takeover Auctions

Professor Yuri Khoroshilov will examine how the potential buyer’s information advantage affects the outcome of takeover auctions that involve toeholds. His research is supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight grant. Read more ›

A New Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to Support Research Teams and Encourage Research Excellence

Danial Khorasanian is the first postdoctoral fellow to receive a SMRG Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Support Grant. He will leverage his expertise in industrial engineering to develop mathematical and optimization methods that could support home care organizations in their efforts to deliver timely services in cost-effective ways. Read more ›

Two new projects will explore the challenges of workplace relationships and digital technologies

Professors Corner and Lamine have been each awarded a Telfer School of Management Research grant (SMRG) for projects that will address important topics around workplace relationships and digital technologies. Read more ›

Meet Darlene Himick, Telfer Researcher of the Year

For her commitment to developing high-impact research on practically relevant topics, Professor Himick is the recipient of the Telfer School of Management’s Research Excellence award in 2019. Read more ›

2019 Telfer Conference on Accounting and Finance: Once again a Great Success

On May 9th and 10th, the Telfer School of Management hosted the prestigious Conference on Accounting and Finance in partnership with the Father Edgar Thivierge Speaker Series and CPA Ontario. Here are the conference highlights. Read more ›

Ridhi Khokha tells a story about mental health conversations in the workplace

Graduate students at the Telfer School of Management tell the stories of their research. In this video, MSc. student Ridhi tells a story about mental health conversations in the workplace. Read more ›

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