Research centres provide an invitation for greater collaboration between the Telfer School of Management and the Sprott School of Business, the annual research forum between the two schools heard last week. The event held on April 22 centred on developing research-centre “synergies, collaborations, and partnerships” between Sprott and Telfer. Dean Jerry Tomberlin of the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University and Dean François Julien of the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa kicked off this year’s forum of knowledge-sharing “along the canal.” Brent Herbert-Copley, Vice-President, Research Programs, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), presented a keynote address on fostering industry-academic partnerships. In the afternoon, the participants heard from Merridee Bujaki (Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work (CREWW), Walid Ben Amar (CPA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre), Gerald Grant and Aaron Nsakanda (Centre for Information Technology, Organizations, and People, CITOP, Sprott School of Business); François Brouard, Sprott Centre for Social Enterprises; and Wojtek Michalowski, Co-Director of the Health Transformation Exchange.
The Telfer-Sprott Research Fund provided another focal point for the event. Sandra Schillo of Telfer, co-winner of the 2013 Telfer-Sprott Research Fund with Diane Isabelle of Sprott provided an update on the results of the team’s research on “Quality Function Deployment for Policy Development.” The winners of the 2015 Telfer-Sprott Research Fund were announced as Leila Hamzaoui of Telfer and Nicolas Papadopoulos of Sprott. The title of their forthcoming project is “Investment Promotion Agencies, Nation Branding, Investment Advertising, Location Promotion, Place Marketing, and Other Approaches to Attracting Foreign Investment: Too much, too little, or too confused?”