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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.

Challenging Myths about People Living with Disabilities in the Workplace

People living with disabilities not only face barriers in daily life, they also face adversity on the labor market. Why do they not experience the same access to work opportunities as their counterparts without disabilities do? The most likely culprit is misinformation: employers still believe in unfounded myths about how people living with disabilities are likely to perform in the workplace.  Read more ›

Social commerce: Improving online shopping experience

Today’s society depends heavily on online commerce, mostly for convenience. However, consumers lose the advantages of in-person shopping, like receiving advice from a sales representative and the possibility of trying on items.  Read more ›

New University Research Chair will Support Gender, Equity and Inclusion among Professional Workers

An internationally recognized researcher in gender and health workforce leadership from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa will examine how organizations can foster greater gender equity and inclusiveness among professional workers.  Read more ›

Research shows how three external factors impact gender diversity of corporate boards

In a new study, Professor Walid Ben Amar from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and his co-authors evaluated how a combination of socio-economic, individual, and legal factors influence gender diversity in the composition of board of directors. Read more ›

The power of analytics: coordinating health services for elderly patients

Researchers from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management used advanced analytics to develop a novel optimization model. Their model can help health organizations better coordinate services offered to elderly patients whose health needs can be met through community care.  Read more ›

Using AI to predict better health outcomes

Working with critical care specialists and surgeons at the Ottawa Hospital, Professor Wojtek Michalowski and his Mobile Emergency Triage research group at the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management developed two AI-powered tools to help clinicians make better informed decisions to improve patient care. In 2018, the project received a Discovery grant by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Read more ›

Are Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives Inclusive and Politically Neutral?

A new article published by Assistant Professor José Carlos Marques from the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa and his co-author Johnny Boghossian from Université Laval examines the political dynamics surrounding standard-setting multi-stakeholder initiatives. The authors show how these initiatives might be utilized as strategic resources by governments that seek to defend a sensitive national industry against activist groups. Their project has received an Insight Development grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Read more ›

Connecting Technology and Entrepreneurship to Innovate and Develop our Local Economy

Wadid Lamine was hired last year as an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Telfer School of Management at University of Ottawa. Professor Lamine is primarily interested in the key role that technology entrepreneurship plays in the development of the local economy. Read his interview to learn more. Read more ›

Telfer Forum: How Organizations Use Data for Social Good

2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day at our current pace, but that pace is only accelerating with the growth of the Internet of Things, a giant network connecting consumers to a variety of devices, from smartphones to home appliances. The access to this enormous amount of data in this ever-connected reality has a major impact on public and private organizations.  Read more ›

Three New Research Projects Will Address Relevant issues in Management and Health Systems

Three faculty members have been each awarded a Telfer School of Management Research grant (SMRG) for projects that will address important issues in the areas of international management and health systems. Read on the learn more about the relevance, goals, and future applications of their specific research projects. Read more ›

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