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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.

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 ›

An academic journey to understand economic inequality and other grand challenges

Suhaib Riaz has been recently hired as an Associate Professor at the Telfer School of Management at University of Ottawa. We interviewed him to learn more about his research on grand challenges of current and future global significance, such as economic inequality. More specifically, he examines how organizational and management practices are implicated in such grand challenges. Read more ›

Impact Investing: A New Form of Investment in the Finance Industry

A research team from the Telfer School of Management will explore how private foundations make investments and why they choose impact investing. For their new project entitled “Impact Investing by Private Foundations,” the team has received an Insight Development grant by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council (SSHRC). Read more ›

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 ›

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