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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.

L’École de gestion Telfer vise à mener des recherches de pointe sur une variété de thèmes dans le domaine de la gestion. Alors que le corps professoral continue de favoriser l’excellence en recherche, la communauté de l’École Telfer et ses partenaires profitent du rayonnement d’un précieux savoir. Au cours des prochaines semaines, nous présenterons les huit projets de recherche qui ont reçu une prestigieuse subvention de développement Savoir du CRSH en 2018. Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus sur le processus de demande d’une subvention de développement Savoir du CRSH.

Two researchers at the Telfer School of Management will address the financial implications of corporate use of water resources.  Read more ›

Telfer research aims to address mental health conversations in the workplace

A team of researchers at the Telfer School of Management has launched a research project aimed at guiding employer–employee conversations around mental health. Professors Laurent Lapierre, Silvia Bonaccio, Jane O’Reilly, Magda Donia and Ivy Bourgeault will take a deep dive to understand how managers can create a climate that makes it easier for employees to talk about their mental health struggles. Read more ›

Corporate Partnerships in Emerging Countries: The China-Africa Case

Abdoulkadre Ado has recently been hired as an Assistant Professor at the Telfer School of Management at University of Ottawa. We interviewed Professor Ado to learn more about his research on corporate partnerships in the context of other emerging countries. Read more ›

Financial literacy: An essential tool for Canadians

Financial literacy has a positive impact on the welfare of business owners, of their employees, and on the positive and negative economic prosperity effects of firm growth and failure; however, research has not considered the state of financial knowledge among business owners or what forms of remediation might be needed if Canadians are to thrive. Professors Allan Riding, Barbara Orser, and Miwako Nitani from the Telfer School of Management (University of Ottawa) have received an Insight Grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to address this knowledge gap. Read more ›

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 ›

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